Neocon Journo: Military Coup May Be in Order if Trump Wins

Project for a Non-American Century.

Exposing Modern Mugwumps

“Voters must stop him before the military has to”

A writer linked to a neocon think tank who formerly worked for the CIA’s Radio Free Europe took to the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday and said if Donald Trump wins the election, a military coup may be in order to remove him from office.

“Americans viewing the recent failed coup attempt in Turkey as some exotic foreign news story—the latest, violent yet hardly unusual political development to occur in a region constantly beset by turmoil—should pause to consider that the prospect of similar instability would not be unfathomable in this country if Donald Trump were to win the presidency,” writes James Kirchick.

He then imagines Trump doing “something stupid, illegal or irrational” in foreign policy and refusing to back down when faced with opposition by military brass. “In that case, our…

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