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Army seizes power in Mauritania

August 7th, 2008 . by TexasFred

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania - Army officers upset with government overtures toward Islamic hard-liners staged a coup in Mauritania on Wednesday, overthrowing the first government to be freely elected in this sprawling desert nation in more than 20 years.

The coup in Africa’s newest oil producer took place after the president and prime minister fired the country’s top four military officials, reportedly for supporting lawmakers who had accused the president of corruption and disagreed with how he was reaching out to Islamic hard-liners.

A brief announcement read over state television Wednesday said the new “state council” will be led by presidential guard chief Gen. Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, one of the four fired generals. The statement also restored the jobs of the other three generals.

President Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi was being held by renegade soldiers at the presidential palace in Nouakchott, according to presidential spokesman Abdoulaye Mamadouba. Soldiers also detained Prime Minister Yahya Ould Ahmed Waqef, he said.

State radio and television went off air as the coup began and witnesses said soldiers were deployed throughout the capital. No violence was reported.

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Army seizes power in Mauritania

Pay close attention to the *reasons* behind this coup, government corruption and reaching out to Islamic hard-liners.

Corruption in the government?? Reaching out to, and generally submitting to Islamic *hard-liners?? Ignoring the safety and well being of the American people as ILLEGAL incursions, ie: armed invasion by Mexican army troops is allowed to happen on numerous occasions? Border patrol agent held at gunpoint

Does anyone besides me see the strong possibility that the USA could very well be headed in the same direction? Does anyone here today think that our own government isn’t guilty of the very same things?

Our Congress is out of control, and is run by a woman that is the most liberal thing to ever take the helm of the House of Representatives. Our Senate is being destroyed by the Dems, and the Dem LITE, ie: the former Republican party. Our President would support immediate amnesty for nearly 20 million ILLEGAL invaders if allowed, all the while allowing our southern border to be over-run.

Our own government has fallen to never before seen levels of disapproval, our President has an unbelievable level of disapproval, our financial markets are a day to day shamble, tremendous losses and reasonable gains, followed by more losses. We don’t have money, we have credit. We are owned by nations not our own.

There is a stage being set, right now, that is ripe for this very action to take place here in the USA. All the causes and reasons are in place, and where is our President today? In Beijing for the opening of the Olympic Games.

So, I guess what we have is this: Nero fiddled while Rome burned

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8 Responses to “Army seizes power in Mauritania”

  1. comment number 1 by: Patrick Sperry

    Stolen, and linked too! :D

    On target Fred, no adjustment needed. If the nitwits in Washington don’t get their collective heads out of each others rumps, something like that may very well happen here. Only there would be violence here, lots of it.

  2. comment number 2 by: Army seizes power in Mauritania « Conservative Libertarian Outpost

    [...] from: Texas Fred The coup in Africa’s newest oil producer took place after the president and prime minister fired [...]

  3. comment number 3 by: Robert

    Well Fred, I would say YES except we have so many nutless, gutless, worthless individuals that have no idea what’s really happening here.

    IF you people all of the sudden had to survive without the internet, X Box, HD, and Starbucks, there might be an issue, but the gubmint of the USA is smart enough to keep those vital things operational.

  4. comment number 4 by: TexasFred

    One catch Rob, a government doesn’t overthrow itself, an outside force does, and a military coup would negate MANY things, like the stoopid asswipes that think making a touchdown on a computer screen is REAL LIFE…

  5. comment number 5 by: Gawfer

    Interesting post.

    I don’t see that happening in this country with so many differing opinions, not to say somebody doesn’t need a kick in the arse…

    It’s difficult to sit back and watch our country slowly slip away to those who want it more than we do, but we have been lulled into a state of catatonic sleep in spite of being awakened over and over again. 9/11/01 was just the loudest wake up, but it only took about 6 months before this country went back to sleep, trusting our government at the wheel.

    Perhaps we should pay close attention to the outcome in Mauritania… or at least our government should pay close attention.

  6. comment number 6 by: Robert

    Yeah, well Warcraft is real life damn it!!!

    Look, the last thing I would ever want to see is a violent civil war on our soil, BUT every now and then a revolt cleans out the corruption and seat fillers.

    We always heard in the past, “if you don’t like what the Gubmint is doing vote em out” Well LATELY that has not been the answer. We didn’t like the Repubs we had and removed em in 2006, we got WORSE, so there is the issue. WHAT’S LEFT?

    We get to vote on issues, bonds and measures we pass them or defeat them,b y LARGE margins and then some assholes in black robes overturn it…

    If the folks that are clueless (You can find them following Obama) and the hypocrites/Rino’s/Faux intellectuals (You can find them following McCain or in Long Beach Community College) ever get their heads out of their ass we would have a chance at real change.

  7. comment number 7 by: Mark Krauss

    What’s really sad is our military would probably make a better civil government than the civil, or.. make that uncivil government we currently have, AND whatever we’re going to get…..

    hell, now that I think of it, our military has a pretty good track record in government building…..humm….. maybe we could USE a military coup here!

  8. comment number 8 by: Right Truth

    Absolutely a comparison. We don’t secure our borders, government is taking over, or threatening to take over, businesses like oil, healthcare,…. we make special Islam, the religion of our enemy…