JOHN ALLEN APPEARED ON "THIS WEEK WITH GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS" TO DOUBLE-DOWN ON HIS STRING OF HITS ON REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE DONALD TRUMP --- INSTEAD ALLEN MIGHT HAVE HAD AN ON-AIR MELT-DOWN BY RAISING THE POSSIBILITY OF A U.S. MILITARY COUP
EARLIER TODAY JOHN ALLEN BACKED UP HIS PRIOR ANTI-TRUMP REMARKS WITH THE VEILED THREAT OF A MILITARY COUP RIGHT HERE IN THE USA IF TRUMP WERE ELECTED PRESIDENT
ODDLY, ABC DOESN'T SEEM TO HAVE HAD ANY PROBLEM WITH THAT
WHAT POLITICO SAYS ABOUT ITIn what might have been the most outrageous thing advocated by a top-level former U.S. Marine since the extremism of Smedley Butler before WWII, John Allen said the election of Republican Donald Trump as president could mean a breakdown in the relationship between civilian and military leaders (See "The election of Republican Donald Trump as president could mean a breakdown in the relationship between civilian and military leaders" by Connor O'Brien, 7/31/16, Politico [http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/john-allen-donald-trump-226479]).
The Politico article started out with these observations about what Allen had to say: "The election of Republican Donald Trump as president could mean a breakdown in the relationship between civilian and military leaders, a former top commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan warned Sunday.... In an interview on ABC's "This Week," retired Marine Gen. John Allen criticized Trump for his rhetoric on the wider use of military force and torture. And if Trump followed through with those pledges, Allen said, it would create "a civil military crisis, the like of which we've not seen in this country before.'... 'It's an inherent responsibility in who we are,' Allen said. "So what we need to do is ensure that we don't create an environment that puts us on a track conceivably where the United States military finds itself in a civil military crisis with a commander in chief who would have us do illegal things.'... 'That's a major issue that we're facing here, the potential for a civil military crisis where the military could be ordered to conduct illegal activities,' he added."