From the Chicago Sun-Times we learn once again how close we are to a military dictatorship in this country:
In the winter of 1933, before Franklin Roosevelt's first inauguration on March 4, there was a clamor in the United States for a military dictatorship. The banks were closing, a quarter of Americans were unemployed, rebellion threatened on the farms. Only drastic reforms, mandated by the president's power as commander in chief, would save the country ... men as different as William Randolph Hearst, financier Bernard Baruch, commentator Lowell Thomas and establishment columnist Walter Lipmann argued for the necessity of dictatorship to reorganize the country's economy. The call for a military style dictatorship is the ultimate temptation to the greatest treason of a democratic society. Fortunately for us, FDR resisted the temptation ...
The United States is caught up in a new campaign for a military dictatorship -- rule by a military chief with absolute power. The White House, inspired by Vice President Dick Cheney, has argued that in time of great danger, the president has unlimited powers as commander in chief. If he cites 'national security' he can do whatever he wants -- ignore Congress, disobey laws, disregard the courts, override the Constitution's Bill of Rights -- without being subject to any review. Separation of powers no longer exists. The president need not consult Congress or the courts. Moreover the rights of the commander in chief to act as a military dictator lasts as long as the national emergency persists, indefinitely that is and permanently.
Remember General Tommy Franks comments quoted from NewsMax.com on Friday, November 21, 2003:(1)
Gen. Tommy Franks says that if the United States is hit with a weapon of mass destruction that inflicts large casualties, the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor of a military form of government ... Franks said that "the worst thing that could happen" is if terrorists acquire and then use a biological, chemical or nuclear weapon that inflicts heavy casualties. If that happens, Franks said, '... the Western world, the free world, loses what it cherishes most, and that is freedom and liberty we’ve seen for a couple of hundred years in this grand experiment that we call democracy'.
And Remember that interview with Ted Koppel on Nightline on April 7, 2004. The topic was the The Armageddon Plan.
On this particular program Koppel is host to former Bush official Richard Clarke, former Reagan officials Edwin Meese III and Kenneth M. Duberstein; former Clinton official Sally Katzen, and author James Mann.(Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush's War Cabinet, Viking Press, 2004).
Koppel then imagines an attack that decimates the US Congress. They break for a timely commercial. After the break Koppel immediately launches into the key part of their script: "…aren't [we] left for at least the foreseeable future with some sort of martial law anyway?"
Duberstein agrees with Koppel, adding "You have to suspend rights."
Koppel continues by saying: "…And during that period, then, and given the sense of panic that is inevitable under circumstances like this, the executive branch of government takes on extraordinary power, doesn't it?"
Clarke agrees by saying: "I think in any war where Washington were [sic] destroyed, inevitably, there would be a period of, for lack of a better term, something like martial law. The key here is, though, that the plans all call for going back to a normal three-branch system, as rapidly as possible."
Koppel reacts to Clarke's ideas by suggesting what he has said is a new idea to many leaders in Washington. Sure it is, Ted. The conversation quickly winds down.
This is just what the illuminati have in mind. At some point a false flag operation committed by or instigated by the U.S. government through the CIA and Department of Homeland Security with large loss of life, will give Dick Cheney and company the excuse they need to institute martial law.
This article may be reproduced WITHOUT CHANGE and in its entirety for non-commercial and non-political purposes. thechristianobserver.blogspot.com
(1.) "Gen. Franks Doubts Constitution Will Survive WMD Attack", John O. Edwards, NewsMax.com, Friday, Nov. 21, 2003.