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a violent and sudden uprising; political revolt, esp a coup d'état



an adventuristic attempt by a small group of conspirators to carry out a coup d’etat (for instance, the Kapp Putsch of 1920).

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This putschist policy that was adopted by the Muslim Brotherhood and that keeps condemning the former regime, targeted the situation which emerged following this regime's collapse, along with all the rising political powers during that same stage.
Perhaps, these political hacks in high office secretly know that if they were to engage in real discussions based on objective legal principles and standards, their arguments would be swiftly decimated, given their own support for the neo-Nazi putschists who ransacked their way into government in Kiev with acts of murder and massive intimidation.
It is very unfortunate that the Future Movement was part of this structure that supported the coup and [former] premier Sd Hariri was one of the first to congratulate the putschists on their theft of power in Egypt," Hammoud said.
Diarra had quit under pressure from former putschists led by Captain Amadou Haya Sanogo, who handed power to a transitional government in April but retained a strong say in Mali's politics.
He said that "President Mohamed Morsi came to power with 52% of the votes but now military putschists came into power using anti-democratic ways" and added that eventually the "putschists acquired legitimacy and are now leading Egypt".
This supposedly high-minded objective has been pursued by Washington, London, Paris and Berlin by destroying the sovereignty and constitution of Ukraine in their illicit support for putschists who overthrew the elected authorities in Kiev last month aACAo after nearly four months of Western-backed street violence conducted by neo-Nazi paramilitaries.
In 1991, the Nassir putschists openly declared they wanted to see John Garang removed from the leadership of the SPLA/M.
On April 12 the putschists agreed on a return to civilian rule and Traore was inaugurated as interim leader, but the former junta refused ECOWAS proposals that he stay on for a 12-month transition period.
The fascist putschists may continue to summon Mubarak's gang back to life but this will not change the reality on the ground," said Abdullah El-Haddad from the London Muslim Brotherhood press office.
On the contrary, any boost in the economy during the reign of Omer al-Bashir and his putschists utilise it for purchasing of more arsenals of weapons and warplanes for mass killing of Sudanese civilians and displacement of survivors in Darfur, South Kordofan, Blue Nile and elsewhere in the country.
The vast landlocked country depends heavily on the import of fuel and basic goods from surrounding nations and the embargo will also cut the putschists off from the regional central bank in Dakar, affecting the junta s ability to pay public wages.
Moreover, the band of the putschists did not realise the winds of contemporary changes that affected the Sudanese societies.