On Tuesday night, facing wrote. “... intended to take away the Power of the People, their vote, their freedoms, their Second Amendment, Religion, Military, Border Wall, and their God-given rights as a Citizen of the United States of America!” What is a coup? A coup is short for coup formal definition, is often used to refer to a sudden, illegal seizure of power from a government. There’s only ever been one coup in American history—the Wilmington Race Riot of 1898, when a group of white supremacists overthrew the local government and killed dozens of black residents In this case, an impeachment inquiry iswritten before, it’s a constitutional process that requires several steps, including a vote and trial by both the House and Senate.) Given the current Senate makeup, the actual removal of President Trump from office is unlikely. And as our friends at Splinter put it, an actual coup involves a lot less red tape. Has Trump used the term before? In February, … [Read more...] about So What Is a Coup, Anyway?
Bolivia's new interim president, Jeanine Anez, stated on Wednesday she wants fresh elections and denied accusations of a coup from former leader Evo Morales. Anez, who declared herself president on Tuesday after Morales fled to Mexico, tweeted Wednesday: "God bless you and allow us to be free and to hold transparent elections soon." Morales reiterated his determination to return to the country he ruled for 14 years by saying he was willing to go back "as soon as possible," while his supporters clashed with police in protests against his self-appointed successor. He continued by telling reporters in Mexico City: "If my people ask, we're ready to go back. We'll return sooner or later ... to pacify Bolivia." Read more: Bolivia crisis: 5 things to know The state of flux in the Latin American country stems from October elections, in which Morales claimed outright victory against his challenger Carlos Mesa, amid accusations of fraud. This led to protests, from both sides of … [Read more...] about Bolivia: Interim President Jeanine Anez urges elections, denies coup
On Wednesday, the United States recognised opposition lawmaker Jeanine Anez as interim president of Bolivia just days after the country's military forced President Evo Morales to step down and flee to Mexico. Morales resigned on Sunday after Bolivia's armed forces sided with demonstrators who had been protesting his 20 October electoral victory. Venezuela, Cuba, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Russia, however, have described the developments in Bolivia as a military coup. Alan Macleod of the Glasgow University Media Group, a historian specialising in Latin America, agreed with this assessment. "When military generals appear on television demanding the resignation of an elected civilian head of state, there is no other word for it but a coup d'etat, regardless of how mainstream Western media attempt to frame the situation", Macleod told Sputnik. And it is clear from White House statements, Macleod added, that the United States fully supports the ousting of the Bolivian government and anticipates … [Read more...] about Post-Coup Bolivia Likely to Embrace ‘Shock Therapy’ Economics, Role as US Puppet – Experts
There is some unusual activity in the skies over London today - and it is thought to be due to the state visit of Donald Trump next week. A fleet of Chinooks have been spotted flying in formation over the capital at lunchtime and will again this afternoon. Aaron Kehoe joked: "Is a military coup happening in London right now? So many military helicopters flying overhead..." Another user wrote: "Just seen a load of army helicopters come over Surrey, has WW3 kicked off and no one told us yet?" But one Twitter user was a bit wiser to the operation and wrote: "Military helicopters flying west over London this lunchtime. Have you got a picture of the aircraft? Email it to [email protected] "Prob a rehearsal for Trump's visit on Monday. Looked like Marine One followed by a similar chopper, then several Chinooks." The striking aircraft took off from Biggin Hill in south London at midday and flew to London Bridge before going to Regents Park, where they are expected to either … [Read more...] about Helicopters fly over London sparking fears of ‘military coup’ – but here’s the reason
In case you turned off your computer and TV and crawled under the blankets all last week — and, really, who can blame you? — here’s a quick recap of the news. Leaking like an old waterbed, the national security establishment claimed its first big casualty, national security adviser Michael Flynn. President Trump struck back by reaching new levels of weirdness at his Thursday news conference, telling the media pack that they were “hateful” and “dishonest”… but, hey, “it’s a great honor to be with you.” The “least racist man you’ll ever meet” then went on to ask an African American reporter to set up a meeting for him with the Congressional Black Caucus, because, well, she’s black. He then totally lost it with a reporter for an Orthodox Jewish publication, ordering him to “sit down” and “be quiet,” and saying that he was “repulsed” by his question about the … [Read more...] about Washington’s coup fever heats up
President Donald Trump's trade adviser Peter Navarro claimed Tuesday that Democrats were carrying out an "attempted coup d'etat" against the president, arguing that they were operating similarly to the KGB, the Soviet Union's infamous secret police. "This is nothing less than an attempted coup d'etat," Navarro, the director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, said during an interview with Fox Business. He argued that a poll should be conducted asking voters: "Should the impeachment process be used to depose a duly-elected president when they can't beat him at the ballot box?" Navarro then referenced paraphrased remarks attributed to Lavrentiy Beria, who served as marshal of the Soviet Union and state security administrator. "He said: 'show me the man, I'll find you the crime,'" the Trump adviser said. "And that's what we're doing with President Trump and this is a very dangerous game, I think, that the Democrats could play." "Every day the president's got to get up and … [Read more...] about Trump Adviser Claims Impeachment Inquiry Is ‘Attempted Coup d’Etat,’ Compares Democrats to Soviet Secret Police