July 11, 2013 by History in a Hurry
NO MILITARY COUPS FOR AMERICA? WHAT ABOUT NOVEMBER 1963?
by Jacob G. Hornberger July 9, 2013
An interesting aspect of the military coup in Egypt has been the attitude of American mainstream commentators who suggest that unlike Egypt and other countries, the chances of a military coup in the United States are virtually nil. See, for example, “America the Coupless” by Rosa Brooks and “Could a Military Coup Happen in America?” by Paul Greenberg.
Really? What about November 22, 1963?
“Oh, Jacob, don’t be silly. President Kennedy’s assassination couldn’t have been orchestrated by the U.S. national-security state, notwithstanding the overwhelming amount of evidence pointing in that direction, because it’s just inconceivable that such a thing could happen here in our country. That’s just a conspiracy theory. Such things only happen in places like Egypt … or Chile … or Iran … or Guatemala … or South Vietnam and, yes, oftentimes with the support and participation of the U.S. military and the CIA, but such a thing could never happen here in our country.”
Here is the link to a 15-minute interview with Richard Belzer about his new book, Hit List: An In-Depth Investigation into the Mysterious Deaths of Witnesses to the JFK Assassination (written with David Wayne):
Richard Belzer book tackles JFK conspiracies