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  CNN.com - Coup chief cites intense conflicts - Sep 19, 2006
The coup plotters declared martial law and suspended the constitution of the Southeast Asian nation.
International reaction to the coup was muted largely because details of the situation were scarce.
The coup caused little stir in Bangkok's popular tourist districts, where foreigners packed beer bars and cabarets just a few miles from where the tanks were posted, AP reported.
www.cnn.com /2006/WORLD/asiapcf/09/19/thailand.coup.rumor/index.html   (1140 words)

  
 TomPaine.com - What's In A Coup?
Yet on April 12, White House spokesman Ari Fleischer gave the coup leaders' version of events—that violence at the demonstrations had led to Chavez' "resignation," and that the government was responsible for the violence.
In other words, the Bush administration was not just lying about what it knew, but actively joining the coup leaders in their short-lived attempt to convince the media and the world that a "transitional civilian government" had legitimately seized power in order to defend the public from alleged state violence.
After the coup failed, the NED continued to fund opposition groups—-including some led by supporters of the coup—as they tried to recall President Chavez in a referendum on August 15 of this year.
www.tompaine.com /articles/whats_in_a_coup.php   (719 words)

  
  Military interventions in Turkey - All About Turkey
The 1960 coup occurred against a backdrop of escalating tension between the government and opposition that threatened to erupt into civil war.
This coup was a response to an unstable political situation that the elected government seemed powerless to remedy.
While the coup was a response to a number of issues, as early as 1975, many officers had become convinced of the un-workability of the existing Constitution.
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  Coup d'état - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A coup d'état (pronounced /ku de'ta/), or simply a coup, is the sudden overthrow of a government through unconstitutional means by a part of the state establishment that mostly replaces just the top power figures.
An abortive and botched veto coup occurred in Venezuela in 2002.
In cases where the coup is led by junior officers or enlisted men, the coup is also a mutiny which can have grave implications for the organizational structure of the military.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Coup   (2853 words)

  
 Chilean coup of 1973 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
That the U.S. planned a potential coup in Chile is evident in a secret cable from Thomas Karamessines, the CIA Deputy Director of Plans, to the Santiago CIA station, dated October 16, 1970, after the election but before Allende's inauguration.
Over the years, both the perpetrators of the coup themselves and their supporters have justified the coup by arguing that it was essential for preserving democracy and prosperity in Chile.
Among the evidence against the coup being an attempt to safeguard democracy and prosperity in Chile are the several thousand documented cases of torture as well as "disappearances".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chilean_coup_of_1973   (4784 words)

  
 Coup d'état - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A coup d'état (pronounced 'kū dā ta'), or simply a 'coup', is the sudden overthrow of a government, usually done by a small group that just replaces the top power figures.
Since the unsuccessful coup attempts of Wolfgang Kapp in 1920, and of Adolf Hitler in 1923, the German word "putsch" is often used also, even in France (such as the putsch of November 8, 1942 and the putsch of April 21, 1961, both in Algiers).
Napoleon's 18 Brumaire coup is often pointed out as an example of bloodless coup, showing that bloodless coups are not really bloodless: on 18 Brumaire, several members of parliament were thrown out the windows of the building where they assembled.
www.moorpark.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Coup   (1876 words)

  
 Coup
A coup d'Г©tat (pronounced /ku de 'ta/), or simply a coup, is the sudden overthrow of a government, usually done by a small group that just replaces the top power figures.
In 2002 the United States allegedly supported a coup in Venezuela against President Hugo Chavez, despite Chavez having been elected by popular vote in two consecutive elections, although its legitimacy in terms of internationally accepted election standards was questionable.
Chavez was returned to office two days after the coup, the provisional military junta was dissolved, and the democratic government survived a referendum on new elections by a large margin.
www.transporteon.com /Cars-C/Coup.php   (2124 words)

  
 Asia Times Online :: South Asia news - Pakistan foils coup plot
Several assassination attempts have been made on Musharraf since he took power in a bloodless coup in 1999, and in all attempts there was a connection with the armed forces, especially the air force.
However, this time it appears that beyond the attack on the president, a coup against his administration was also planned.
The present move of a coup against Musharraf is the writing on the wall that if he continues with pro-American policies, he will continue to face problems like that," Khawaja said.
www.atimes.com /atimes/South_Asia/HJ14Df02.html   (1042 words)

  
 Counting Coup in Ancient Ways and Courtroom Days
Beginning with this simple contract that counts no coup, the skills of an army of the darkly-suited and the weight from large chunks of economic and political advantage are thrown against every party who stands a half head shorter.
Coup is not permitted there—responsibility and justice triumph.
If coup by indemnification is the remedy for the joint and several liability of joint tortfeasors, then it more than cures the disease of too little money by giving us the worse disease of deliberate reward for wrongdoing.
www.aepronet.org /pn/vol4-no1.html   (5065 words)

  
 Fiji coup of 2000: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
George speight, occasionally known as ilikimi naitini (born 1957), was the principal instigator of the fiji coup of 2000, in which he kidnapped thirty-six...
The leadup to the coup had seen certain politicians and other public figures play upon this resentment and foster public fear that native land might be alienated.
Fiji coups of 1987 refers to a chain of events which began with the overthrow of the elected government of prime minister timoci bavadra on 14 may 1987,...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/f/fi/fiji_coup_of_2000.htm   (2431 words)

  
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Citizens for Legitimate Government is a multi-partisan activist group established to expose the Bush coup d\'etat and to oppose the Bush Occupation in...
One of the landmark studies of the mechanics of coups d\'etat was first published in 1968 by Harvard University.
COUP D\'ETAT: The Real Reason Tenet and Pavitt Resigned from the CIA on June 3rd and 4th Bush, Cheney Indictments in Plame Case Looming.
www.jointctr.org /?Category=coup   (369 words)

  
 Coup leader pledges new PM | NEWS.com.au
General Sonthi Boonyaratglin, who orchestrated last night's coup while the premier was in New York for the UN General Assembly, said Mr Thaksin had been pushed out in line with the wishes of the people after months of political turmoil.
After announcing the coup last night, Gen Sonthi and his generals met with revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who in the past has given his tacit blessing to replace unpopular leaders and restore order in times of crisis.
Gen Sonthi, who announced after the coup that the constitution had been annulled, said a new interim constitution would be ready early next month, which would lead to a permanent constitution about one year later.
www.news.com.au /story/0,23599,20444238-2,00.html   (1258 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | American navy 'helped Venezuelan coup'
It is also alleged that the US navy aided the abortive coup which took place in Venezuela on April 11 with intelligence from its vessels in the Caribbean.
He said that the navy was in the area for operations unconnected to the coup, but that he understood they had assisted with signals intelligence as the coup was played out.
The members of the military who coordinated the coup have claimed that they did so because they feared that Mr Chavez was intending to attack the civilian protesters who opposed him.
www.guardian.co.uk /international/story/0,3604,706802,00.html   (675 words)

  
 RUSNET :: Encyclopedia :: A :: August Coup
Claiming that Gorbachev had been removed from his position as president due to illness, the leaders of the coup formed an eight-man Committee of the State of Emergency (GKCP) and attempted to assume control of the government.
Gorbachev was released from detention and flown to Moscow.
The August Coup resulted in a minimal loss of life (3 deaths in Moscow and 3 in the Baltic States), the end of the CPSU's dominance, and hastened the disintegration of the Soviet Union.
www.rusnet.nl /encyclo/a/august_coup.shtml   (330 words)

  
 The CIA in Iran - 9/11 - Global Policy Forum
He says, "By the end of 1952, it had become clear that the Mossadeq government in Iran was incapable of reaching an oil settlement with interested western countries." Mossadeq was an impassioned speaker and popular politician who had long argued against the British domination of Iranian oil.
According to Professor Mark Gasiorowski of Louisiana State University, the coup was stage-managed meticulously by the C.I.A. It prepared the groundwork for the coup by subordinating various important Iranian political actors and using propaganda and other instruments to influence public opinion against Mossadeq.
The history says agency officers orchestrating the Iran coup worked directly with royalist Iranian military officers, sent a stream of envoys to bolster the shah's courage, directed a campaign of bombings by Iranians posing as members of the Communist Party, and planted articles, editorial cartoons and fake interviews in the Iranian press.
www.globalpolicy.org /wtc/targets/2003/0528cia.htm   (1042 words)

  
 Venezuela coup linked to Bush team | International | The Observer
The failed coup in Venezuela was closely tied to senior officials in the US government, The Observer has established.
The coup was discussed in some detail, right down to its timing and chances of success, which were deemed to be excellent.
It led to the coup in Chile in 1973, and the sponsorship of regimes and death squads that followed it in Argentina, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and elsewhere.
observer.guardian.co.uk /international/story/0,6903,688071,00.html   (776 words)

  
 TRINICENTER.COM - The death and resurrection of Hugo Chavez
But the counter coup would not have materialized without the popular mobilization throughout Venezuela, and especially the people of Caracas, who took to the streets, surrounded the presidential palace, and, joined by the soldiers, demanded Chavez back.
The first message of the coup is a new strength of constitutionalism in Latin America.
The second message of the coup is directed to the U.S., which finds itself again with egg yolk dripping from its face.
www.trinicenter.com /world/venez/lessons3.shtml   (1407 words)

  
 BBC - Drama - Coup!
A confession by Nick Du Toit, later retracted, accused Simon Mann of being the leader of a plot to remove Equatorial Guinea's President Obiang Nguema, who has ruled the country since seizing power in 1979.
Exiled opponent Severo Moto was to replace him as head of the oil-rich country.
The writer of Coup is best known for his work on long-running satirical impressionist show Bremner, Bird and Fortune.
www.bbc.co.uk /drama/coup   (693 words)

  
 TomPaine.com - Coup In Iraq?
But it’s hard to see how any such coalition would have the muscle to discipline Shiite death squads and militias and deal with the burgeoning Sunni resistance movement, because it would still be a coalition of coalitions, and it would fall apart at the first disagreement.
Rumors of a coup have swirled in Baghdad for at least a year.
But a military coup would be a very brutal and bloody affair, instantly pitting the more Sunni-friendly army against the Shiite establishment and its paramilitary forces.
www.tompaine.com /articles/2006/10/06/coup_in_iraq.php   (1687 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Thai king 'endorses coup leader'
The coup leader is said to be close to the king, although he says the monarch had nothing to do with the coup.
The coup followed months of growing tension in Thailand, with protests against Mr Thaksin and a general election which was annulled due to concerns about its legitimacy.
During the day, coup supporters brought flowers, pizzas and donuts to the soldiers and took turns taking family pictures in front of the armoured vehicles which have cordoned off the government district.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/asia-pacific/5365362.stm   (586 words)

  
 COUP - a documentary film about Turkey's military interventions and coup d'etats - 1960, 1971, 1980, 1997
Several who participated in the 1960 coup are well into their 80's, making this film a great chance to preserve their thoughts and a wonderful window into their times.
COUP examines the degree to which abstract ideals (such as "freedom of speech" and "human rights") are actually applied in a country facing political exigencies.
COUP, their digital-format documentary, incorporates rare archival footage as it examines the collision between military authority and civil action in Turkey.
elifsavas.brianfelsen.com /coup   (3386 words)

  
 Gateway Pundit: Army Coup d'état in Mauritania!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Taya has survived several coup attempts during his 20-year reign, but only the 2003 effort to overthrow him had made it past the planning stage, marked by several days of street fighting in the capital.
Mauritania, a sparsely populated nation on the northwestern edge of the Sahara, is strictly regulated by Taya, who took power in a 1984 military coup and tried to legitimize his rule in the 1990s through elections the opposition says were fraudulent.
It was not immediately clear whether the moves signaled a coup attempt was under way.
gatewaypundit.blogspot.com /2005/08/army-coup-dtat-in-mauritania.html   (760 words)

  
 Electronic Briefing Book: The Secret CIA History of the Iran Coup
There is not much in the NYT article itself that is not covered in my article on the coup (“The 1953 Coup d’Etat in Iran” published in 1987 in the International Journal of Middle East Studies, and available in the Gulf2000 archives) or other sources on the coup.
They indicate that the British played a larger—though still subordinate—role in the coup than was previously known, providing part of the financing for it and using their intelligence network (led by the Rashidian brothers) to influence members of the parliament and do other things.
The CIA described the coup plan as “quasi-legal,” referring to the fact that the shah legally dismissed Mossadeq but presumably acknowledging that he did not do so on his own initiative.
www.gwu.edu /~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB28   (1751 words)

  
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