Former Fox News analyst at center of Pakistani firestorm

Pakistan’s powerful army has become enraged after a secret memo indicated President Asif Ali Zardari’s government asked for U.S. help to prevent a military coup following the Navy SEAL raid in May that killed Osama bin Laden. – Washington Post, November 18, 2011. Former Fox News Channel Middle East analyst, businessman Mansoor Ijaz, is at [...]

A very Thai farce

Karl Marx once famously quipped in his commentary on the 1851 coup d’etat in France by Napoleon’s cousin, Louis Napoleon, that “that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice… the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce”. This adage seems about to be realized in Thailand. With the country [...]

Bangladesh urge bipartisan initiative to end military coup d’états

Bangladesh has a history of military takeovers and authoritarian rules, aspires to seal unconstitutional grab of power in future by ambitious military officers. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Tip on Hyves Share on Linkedin Share on technorati Tweet about it Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend

Merchants and military

In 1980 the group of junior officers took over government in Suriname. Uncanny was the fact that the Dutch government soon after that fact, decided to offer the new regime aid and assistance. One Member of Parliament in the Dutch ‘Tweede Kamer’ said that it was imperative to protect ‘Dutch interests’. But the Dutch government [...]

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