British veterans against anti-Corbyn military coup


This video from Britain says about itself:

19 November 2013

Sussex LRC held a special public meeting on Saturday 14 September 2013 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Chilean coup on 11 September 1973 — when the elected socialist government of Salvador Allende was overthrown by a brutal dictatorship led by General Pinochet who was backed by Britain among other foreign powers. Nationally and internationally, trade unionists were at the forefront of resisting the Pinochet regime and democratic protest eventually led to the regime’s downfall in 1990.

Pinochet led the world in applying monetarism and neo-liberal economics – ideas that Thatcher and Reagan went onto apply and popularise with governments in the west. Today we see that the outcome of this neo-liberal economics has been economic crisis and failed austerity policies in the West.

This footage shows the opening remarks from Jeremy Corbyn, Labour MP for Islington North. Find out more about Jeremy Corbyn MP here.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Veterans hit back at general’s coup threat

Tuesday 22nd September 2015

WAR veterans hit out yesterday at a nameless general’s apparent threat of a coup against Jeremy Corbyn should he become prime minister.

The serving general said the new Labour leader’s victory [would be] greeted with “direct action” and warned there would be “mass resignations at all levels and a “very real prospect of an event which would effectively be a mutiny.”

But Veterans for Peace (VfP) co-ordinator Ben Griffin and Afghan vet Joe Glenton, also a VfP member, attacked the comments in the Sunday Times.

Mr Griffin said: “He is threatening the democratic will of the people, exposing the lie that the armed forces exist to protect our freedoms.”

Mr Glenton said the general should be identified and court martialled for his comments.

But, writing in the Independent he also warned the “politically illiterate” general to brush up on his history.

Pointing to Russia in 1917, the English revolution and Hugo Chavez in 2002, he said: “It’s often the blustering tyrant who gets the chop in such situations, particularly when common soldiers decide to write their own script.”

Serving UK general threatens mutiny against a future Corbyn government … These are extraordinary statements. Moreover, they were accompanied by an assertion by the Sunday Times that “intelligence chiefs” had revealed, “The intelligence services will refuse to let Corbyn see information on live operations because of his sympathy towards some terrorists” : here.

Retired British general predicts war with Russia, denounces Cameron government as “semi-pacifist”: here.

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