Donald Trump's appointment of recently retired generals to the highest civilian offices in America’s colossal national security state represents nothing short of a de facto military coup in Washington.
Thousands of people gathered in the center of country's capital Sunday to denounce what they described as a military coup, two days after massive protests compelled President Blaise Compaore to resign.
The United States warned Thursday that it was reconsidering cooperation with ally Thailand after a military coup, which Secretary of State John Kerry denounced as having "no justification."
"With the overthrow of Morsi by the army on 3 July and the massacre of Muslim Brotherhood followers on 14 August, the Egyptian army is gambling that it can win an outright victory and crush the Brotherhood, eliminating it permanently from Egyptian political life," Patrick Cockburn writes in The Independent.
"For the first time in the history of the world, a coup is not a coup," Robert Fisk writes in The Independent. "The army take over, depose and imprison the democratically elected president, suspend the constitution, arrest the usual suspects, close down television stations and mass their armour in the streets of the capital." But the American president does not name it as so.