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Ex-Obama Official Suggests ‘Military Coup’ Against Trump #160126
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Ex-Obama Official Suggests ‘Military Coup’ Against Trump

by Aaron Klein2 Feb 20170

In a blog post for Foreign Policy magazine, Rosa Brooks, a former Obama administration official, outlined four ways to “get rid” of President Trump, including declaring him mentally unfit for command or carrying out a military coup.

Brooks is a Schwartz senior fellow at the New America Foundation, which is funded by billionaire George Soros’s Open Society Foundations. She served from 2009-2011 as Counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and served as a senior adviser at Obama’s State Department.

Her posting is titled “3 Ways to Get Rid of President Trump Before 2020,” although the piece actually outlines four ways.

In what seems to be a deliberate tactic, Brooks repeatedly questions Trump’s mental stability, claiming that the president’s first week in office “has made it all too clear: Yes, he is as crazy as everyone feared.”

Brooks, who is not a mental health professional, offered no evidence for her armchair psychological evaluation other than citing policies that she doesn’t like.

Remember those optimistic pre-inauguration fantasies? I cherished them, too. You know: “Once he’s president, I’m sure he’ll realize it doesn’t really make sense to withdraw from all those treaties.” “Once he’s president, surely he’ll understand that he needs to stop tweeting out those random insults.” “Once he’s president, he’ll have to put aside that ridiculous campaign braggadocio about building a wall along the Mexican border.” And so on.

Nope. In his first week in office, Trump has made it eminently clear that he meant every loopy, appalling word — and then some.

Brooks listed four ways to get rid of a “crummy” president.

Elect him out of office after his four-year term. “But after such a catastrophic first week, four years seems like a long time to wait,” she wrote.
Impeachment. However, she lamented, “impeachments take time: months, if not longer — even with an enthusiastic Congress. And when you have a lunatic controlling the nuclear codes, even a few months seems like a perilously long time to wait.”
Utilizing a claim of mental instability to invoke the 25th Amendment of the Constitution, which sets the path for the commander-in-chief’s removal if the “president is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”
A military coup. She writes: “The fourth possibility is one that until recently I would have said was unthinkable in the United States of America: a military coup, or at least a refusal by military leaders to obey certain orders.”

Regarding her suggested military coup, a creative Brooks proposes preposterous scenarios that she fears Trump might try to play out:

What would top U.S. military leaders do if given an order that struck them as not merely ill-advised, but dangerously unhinged? An order that wasn’t along the lines of “Prepare a plan to invade Iraq if Congress authorizes it based on questionable intelligence,” but “Prepare to invade Mexico tomorrow!” or “Start rounding up Muslim Americans and sending them to Guantánamo!” or “I’m going to teach China a lesson — with nukes!”

When it comes to invoking the 25th Amendment, Brooks argues for appealing to the “ambitions” of Vice President Mike Pence.

That Amendment states:

Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

“Surely Pence wants to be president himself one day, right?” Brooks writes. “Pence isn’t exactly a political moderate — he’s been unremittingly hostile to gay rights, he’s a climate change skeptic, etc. — but, unappealing as his politics may be to many Americans, he does not appear to actually be insane. (This is the new threshold for plausibility in American politics: ‘not actually insane.’)”

During the 2016 presidential campaign, opponents of Trump similarly attempted to delegitimize his policies by raising questions about his mental health. As I wrote at the time, the template for such attacks may have been set more than five decades ago when such claims were deployed against Senator Barry Goldwater during his 1964 presidential campaign, which was widely considered a threat to the political establishment.

That theme has continued into Trump’s first two weeks in office.

Earlier this week, U.S. News and World Report ran a story titled, “Temperament Tantrum: Some say President Donald Trump’s personality isn’t just flawed, it’s dangerous.”

Apparently violating the so-called Goldwater Rule, established by the American Psychiatric Association after similar attacks against Goldwater, the magazine quoted numerous health care professionals attempting to categorize Trump’s mental stability. The APA’s Goldwater Rule forbids psychiatrists from commenting on someone’s mental status unless they first carry out an examination and the doctor is authorized by the patient to speak to the public.

The U.S. News story, for example, quotes John D. Gartner, described as a “practicing psychotherapist who taught psychiatric residents at Johns Hopkins University Medical School” as claiming Trump is “dangerously mentally ill and temperamentally incapable of being president.”

The Independent newspaper this week ran a story that also attempted to diagnose Trump. It was titled, “’Malignant narcisissm’: Donald Trump displays classic traits of mental illness, claim psychologists.” The article similarly cited mental health professionals commenting on Trump’s alleged psychological disorder.

The Independent article partially drew from a New York Daily News story from this week titled, “President Trump exhibits classic signs of mental illness, including ‘malignant narcissism,’ shrinks say.”

“Narcissism impairs his ability to see reality,” Dr. Julie Futrell, a clinical psychologist, told the newspaper while pointing out that she never actually treated Trump.

During Goldwater’s candidacy, the campaign to distort the public’s perception of the politician culminated in an infamous 1964 article in Fact Magazine, which surveyed members of the American Psychiatric Association, or APA, on Goldwater’s mental stability, though none of the psychiatrists had personally examined the presidential candidate.

The New York Times reported on the Goldwater smear:

The survey, highly unscientific even by the standards of the time, was sent to 12,356 psychiatrists, of whom 2,417 responded. The results were published as a special issue: “The Unconscious of a Conservative: A Special Issue on the Mind of Barry Goldwater.”

The psychiatrists’ assessment was brutal. Half of the respondents judged Mr. Goldwater psychologically unfit to be president. They used terms like “megalomaniac,” “paranoid,” and “grossly psychotic,” and some even offered specific diagnoses, including schizophrenia and narcissistic personality disorder.

Only 27 percent of the respondents said Mr. Goldwater was mentally fit, and 23 percent said they didn’t know enough about him to make a judgment.

Aaron Klein is Breitbart’s Jerusalem bureau chief and senior investigative reporter. He is a New York Times bestselling author and hosts the popular weekend talk radio program, “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio.” Follow him on Twitter @AaronKleinShow. Follow him on Facebook.

With additional research by Joshua Klein.


"The time for war has not yet come, but it will come and that soon, and when it does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard." Gen. T.J. Jackson, March 1861
Re: Ex-Obama Official Suggests ‘Military Coup’ Against Trump #160127
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Hmmm. Considering the number of retired generals in Trump's cabinet, I'd say any military coup against him would fail.

Unless, of course, they're the ones who initiate the military coup. Then it would undoubtedly succeed. Food for thought.

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Re: Ex-Obama Official Suggests ‘Military Coup’ Against Trump #160128
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I've been hearing this more and more from the left. I'm not sure that they understand that any coup attempt divides a military and individual unit commands will battle each other long before they would carry out any orders to start a coup.


Well, this is it.
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You must be on crack. Military loves Trump and hates leftist Obomination-Clintonistas.


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The hypocrisy is killing me.

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Re: Ex-Obama Official Suggests ‘Military Coup’ Against Trump #160131
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Gotta like the part where they want people in the military to throw away their lives overthrowing the government on behalf of people who hate the military.

Note these Hollywood hotties and what they claim to stand for, yet how many of them are known for dating servicemen or veterans?

Look how many piled the hate on Bristol Palin when she got engaged to Dakota Meyer.

It's as bad as these man haters who want to get artificially inseminated then find some poor schmuck to stick the child support bill on.


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Plain and simple...

The media, academia, most of the millennial generation, the LGBT 'community', Islam and both political parties are the enemy of the Republic and everything for which it stands. They have infiltrated every facet of American society and academia is cloning more enemies every day. The time is now, to utterly destroy them from the face of the earth. No mercy.

If they are not eliminated, within ten years they will destroy US.


"The time for war has not yet come, but it will come and that soon, and when it does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard." Gen. T.J. Jackson, March 1861
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Texas Resistance I still have several family members on active duty. The officer corps was fully on board with Odimwits social experiments. Rank and file Joe's such as myself were outraged. I understood there was no future for me in the PC services. We had officers that wanted to Article 15 us for cadences they felt objectified women. Once we stopped an entire C-17 jump at the DZ over one sick female. The level of homosexual activity was growing even then. We had a commander that made it a point to talk to troops in the shower as he toweled himself off. I think the only parts of the service we can count on are SOCOM and maybe the tankers.


Well, this is it.
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Plain and simple...

The media, academia, most of the millennial generation, the LGBT 'community', Islam and both political parties are the enemy of the Republic and everything for which it stands. They have infiltrated every facet of American society and academia is cloning more enemies every day. The time is now, to utterly destroy them from the face of the earth. No mercy.

If they are not eliminated, within ten years they will destroy US.
Cut off the funds to preach their hate as a first step. Cutoff their ability to bring new recruits to our shores. Cut the head off the snakes of the lawyers. Remove the refuse from the military. Sue the hell out of the judiciary, media, bureaucrats and political class as slanderers and liars.

If that doesn't work, do what God commanded of Joshua.


"Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always Bad Men." Lord Actin 1887

I fear we live in evil times...
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Going to be interesting for the Dems if we see "The Resistor" being printed and circulated again by the Special Forces community. It taught Klinton not to screw with them!

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You should have seen the tactical forums and socnet people go apeshit when some of the instructors at one of the high end courses were talking proudly about how they did presidential security for Aristide and I mentioned the code name "Voodo Prince". Boy, what an uproar that was.

You would almost think it was like back when my nickname in the corps was "Rambo" and this guy whose brother was a rising star in the SF world got a bit miffed because every time they called out my nickname at work.

I mean, it's not like I was the one who was tossing grenades and firing up a deserted embassy in Kuwait only to find Marine Recon Graffitti inside and then collect medals for it while going on an international documentary as the "man who led the liberation of the embassy".

I really liked the Resister back in the day, when going online in this thing meant a dialup BBS out of Colorado. Of course, I was naive enough to be using my own landline and didn't quite make the connection with the Huey Gunships occasionally buzzing my house...


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On a related note, gun sales have dropped since Trump was elected. Obama was definitely a better gun salesman than Trump, but still that's a little disturbing.

Onward and upward,
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Originally posted by Mexneck:
Texas Resistance I still have several family members on active duty. The officer corps was fully on board with Odimwits social experiments. Rank and file Joe's such as myself were outraged. I understood there was no future for me in the PC services. We had officers that wanted to Article 15 us for cadences they felt objectified women. Once we stopped an entire C-17 jump at the DZ over one sick female. The level of homosexual activity was growing even then. We had a commander that made it a point to talk to troops in the shower as he toweled himself off. I think the only parts of the service we can count on are SOCOM and maybe the tankers.
Nah, SOCOM is mostly bad, a few isolated units in the SF community are good. Several NG and reserve units are good, but as soon as they roll hard core patriot, their funding gets gutted. If there is even rumors that they are hard core patriot cadre oriented, shit goes wierd. Now that varies state to state, but there is hope. I saw a lot of the bad in the Oregon NG.


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Trump: not the president America needs, but the president America deserves.

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