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Plane Speaking in D.C.


COMMENT: With the bud­get talks com­ing down to the wire and grow­ing [pre­dictably] more acri­mo­nious, it is worth not­ing the num­ber of small planes that have intrud­ed into Camp David air space–5 in one month. All appar­ent­ly did so while Oba­ma was at the retreat.

This is rem­i­nis­cent of a num­ber of “high, hard ones”–a base­ball reference–that nar­row­ly missed Bill Clin­ton’s chin while he was bat­ting at 1600 Penn­syl­va­nia Avenue. The phe­nom­e­non also brings to mind the mor­tal­i­ty dis­cussed in FTR #742.

Is this a form of sub-rosa polit­i­cal dia­logue, anal­o­gous to the horse­head-in-the-bed gam­bit from the movie The God­fa­ther?

“Fight­er Jets Inter­cept Third Plane Near Camp David” [Reuters]; yahoo.com; 7/10/2011.

EXCERPT: Fight­er jets inter­cept­ed a pri­vate plane near Camp David on Sun­day, the third civil­ian plane this week­end to fly the restrict­ed air space while Pres­i­dent Barack Oba­ma was at the Mary­land retreat.

In all three cas­es, the planes were met by F‑15 fight­er jets and land­ed with­out inci­dent at near­by air­ports, North Amer­i­can Aero­space Defense Com­mand spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Bill Lewis told Reuters.

Fol­low­ing two inci­dents on Sat­ur­day, a Cess­na 182 that was out of radio com­mu­ni­ca­tion was inter­cept­ed on Sun­day morn­ing by two fight­er jets.

The plane land­ed at the Car­roll Coun­ty Region­al Air­port in Mary­land. Lewis did not know if the plane was met by law enforce­ment but said that typ­i­cal­ly occurs in such cas­es.

The inci­dent marked the fifth time in a month that fight­er jets have scram­bled to guide civil­ian planes away from the area while Oba­ma was at the pres­i­den­tial retreat. . . .

COMMENT: Also rem­i­nis­cent of the Clin­ton years is the cas­cade of vio­lent, open­ly sedi­tious rhetoric being dis­pensed by the GOP and its right-wing allies.

The News­Max site recent­ly fea­tured an edi­to­r­i­al calling–in effect–for a mil­i­tary coup to over­throw Oba­ma. This recalls Sen­a­tor Jesse Helms’ state­ment that Clin­ton would be in dan­ger if he vis­it­ed mil­i­tary bases in North Car­oli­na.

“Com­men­ta­tor Who Called for Coup Against Oba­ma Worked in Carter, John­son Admin­is­tra­tions” by Sue Stur­gis; southernstudies.org; 9/30/2009.

EXCERPT: In a col­umn post­ed yes­ter­day at the con­ser­v­a­tive web­site News­Max, John L. Per­ry wrote that a mil­i­tary coup “to resolve the ‘Oba­ma prob­lem’ ” is not “unre­al­is­tic.”

News­max appears to have tak­en down the col­umn for its web­site, but it’s been archived at Media Mat­ters for Amer­i­ca:

Will the day come when patri­ot­ic gen­er­al and flag offi­cers sit down with the pres­i­dent, or with those who con­trol him, and work out the nation­al equiv­a­lent of a “fam­i­ly inter­ven­tion,” with some form of lim­it­ed, shared respon­si­bil­i­ty?

Imag­ine a blood­less coup to restore and defend the Con­sti­tu­tion through an inter­im admin­is­tra­tion that would do the seri­ous busi­ness of gov­ern­ing and defend­ing the nation. Skilled, mil­i­tary-trained, nation-builders would replace account­abil­i­ty-chal­lenged, rad­i­cal-left com­mis­sars. Hav­ing bond­ed with his twin teleprompters, the pres­i­dent would be detailed for cer­e­mo­ni­al speech-mak­ing.

Mil­i­tary inter­ven­tion is what Oba­ma’s expo­nen­tial­ly accel­er­at­ing agen­da for “fun­da­men­tal change” toward a Marx­ist state is invit­ing upon Amer­i­ca. A coup is not an ide­al option, but Oba­ma’s rad­i­cal ide­al is not accept­able or reversible.

While it might be tempt­ing to dis­miss Per­ry as part of the far-right fringe, his cre­den­tials sug­gest oth­er­wise. Accord­ing to his News­Max biog­ra­phy, Per­ry holds a mas­ter’s degree from North­west­ern Uni­ver­si­ty’s Medill School of Jour­nal­ism and has worked as an edi­tor or reporter for sev­er­al dai­ly news­pa­pers, includ­ing the Tam­pa Tri­bune, the St. Peters­burg Times and the Clear­wa­ter Sun. . . .




2 comments for “Plane Speaking in D.C.”

  1. http://www.theatlantic.com/past/politics/defense/coldunl.htm

    Strange 1992 sto­ry about a “pre­dic­tive” Pen­ta­gon essay in which a “Sec­ond Gulf War” ends with “Iran attack­ing U.S. troops in Iraq” and “too-fem­i­nized, too-civil­ian” troops “have for­got­ten how to fight”.

    This right-wing “cau­tion­ary” fan­ta­sy requires a “2012 mil­i­tary coup”.

    I’ve been say­ing for­ev­er to expect a Chilean-style mil­i­tary coup, in which civil­ian right-wing lead­ers declare (as Merkel & Cameron both did last year) that “Mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism has failed” and that “civil­ian rule is inept and only mil­i­tary dis­ci­pline can save soci­ety”.

    How­ev­er, I don’t expect to see it on Oba­ma’s watch.

    Odd as this sounds, here’s a bizarre fore­cast: The next pres­i­dent will be Hillary Clin­ton, who will be (Con­sti­tu­tion­al­ly) cho­sen in an Elec­tion of 1824 sce­nario.

    There will be so many 2012 pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates that no can­di­date will receive the min­i­mum num­ber of elec­toral votes (270).

    This throws the elec­tion into the major­i­ty-Repub­li­can House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, who will split the vote between the “Tea Par­ty” tick­et and the GOP tick­et. You can already see this strat­e­gy being engi­neered.

    Hillary, in 3rd place with num­ber of votes, will be cho­sen pres­i­dent & imme­di­ate­ly labelled “ille­git­i­mate”. More engi­neered chaos, such as a few Whiskey Rebel­lions, and she’ll be the per­fect Allende-style pat­sy-straw­man for a mil­i­tary coup ... and it need­n’t be overt­ly mil­i­tary, but rather a few Major Hasans (“Al Qae­da sym­pa­thiz­ers infil­trat­ing the mil­i­tary”) who crash their F‑16s into the Capi­tol Dome dur­ing a GOP walk­out, elim­i­nat­ing the entire Demo­c­ra­t­ic nation­al lead­er­ship, which will also result in a need for a mil­i­tary “purge”.

    April 4, 2015? Why not on Oba­ma’s watch? Just look at his newest back­stab­bing of what’s left of the New Deal. (What would a Tro­jan Horse do?)

    Google “The Ori­gins of the Amer­i­can Mil­i­tary Coup of 2012” for the full essay in pdf for­mat.

    Posted by R. Wilson | July 19, 2011, 9:03 pm
  2. @R. Wil­son: Just fin­ished read­ing it, and lemme tell you, it could be a REAL eye-open­er, espe­cial­ly for vets & Nation­al Guards­peo­ple.

    Also, as for infil­tra­tors, let’s NOT for­get many of the white suprema­cists out there, they have their fin­gers in that pie as well.

    Posted by Steven | July 20, 2011, 2:13 pm

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