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FOX News Suggests America is Doomed, Civil War May Be Justified

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The result, according to the experts, would be a rise of "bubba" militias. CSM Tim Strong (ret) predicted that the government would start arresting the good guys who were trying to protect their property. He said (using words of certainty), "The problem you have, Glenn, is you've got people that are gonna do the right thing, that truly protect the interests of the United States, to include their own, but they're the ones that are gonna be apprehended for it because they did something to somebody that was not in compliance with what the US government - 'cause it's easy to arrest a guy who's gonna be orderly and conduct himself accordingly because that's what our society breeds." He predicted that "bubbas" would hunker down and start being anti-government as a result.

Beck dropped his "just wild and crazy brainstorming" pretense. With his trademark "golly gee" astonishment, he said average people "feel that the government-- or they will in this scenario, and I think we're on this road (my emphasis)-- the government has betrayed the Constitution and so they will see themselves as people who are standing up for the Constitution... How long do we have before this becomes a crazy real scenario? ...This is a scenario that would tear this country apart and, and, and, and spiral us into something that maybe we have never even seen before, including the Civil War."

Retired CIA analyst Michael Scheuer even suggested that he approved of any ensuing Civil War. "I don't think the founders ever considered that there would be a tyranny of incompetence but I think that's what we're facing. And ultimately, that's the right of the American."

As Glenn Greenwald noted in his excellent discussion of this show, "If someone like (Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs and Pajamas Media) thinks that FOX News is being irresponsibly, even dangerously inflammatory, then that's a pretty compelling sign of how far over the line they actually are."

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