By Brandon Martinez
Anti-war zealot Ken O’Keefe called for a military coup in the US in this recent video:
O’Keefe has spent decades lobbying against wars. Mr. Peace O’Keefe thinks he can save the world and end human conflict. But his utopian delusion is clearly impossible.
In the vid O’Keefe openly solicits a military coup in the US. So he rails against “coups” and regime changes in foreign countries, but demands one in the US. This is the standard doublespeak of anti-war zealots. He does this while he’s more than happy to ham it up with the Russians and Iranians on their television networks. If he’s so anti-war, then why does he not utter a single word against Putin’s various wars since he usurped power in Russia? O’Keefe is not against wars… only ones that America or “the West” wage. When Iran, Russia and other regimes engage in war and expansion, he loves it. So what is O’Keefe’s ultimate goal if not to just weaken America and Europe so that Russia and China can dominate us?
This is the stereotypical reactionary position of the anti-war crowd in the West. They search desperately for heroes and saviours amongst the non-Western states because they are ultimately nihilistic agents of chaos endeavouring to tear down our Western civilization and replace it with Eastern barbarism and tyranny.
I agree with O’Keefe that our armies have been diverted into self-consuming wars that don’t serve our interests. But I think he is being steered and used by foreign governments (principally Iran and Russia) to serve their own expansionist agendas and interests. O’Keefe ignores that Russia is benefitting from these wars more than we are. While NATO states have been wasting our resources fighting goat-herders in Iraq and Afghanistan, Russia has been steadily building up its military and preparing for its Eurasianist conquests of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. That’s why Putin enthusiastically welcomed and even aided the US invasion of Afghanistan by Bush. Putin hammed it up with Bush and actively encouraged an attack on the Afghans so as to divert the US and NATO into the Middle East to fight Russia and Israel’s adversaries there. In fact Putin called for a coalition “anti-terror” war against Afghanistan before Bush did and tried to link it to the Chechen problem that he manufactured to seize dictatorial power in Russia.