@Makan
25d

Sri Lanka didn’t have a coup in 2018.

Sorry, I get the gist of the article and I think we could be looking at a Trump coup, but I feel like the person that wrote this is upset that Sri Lanka now has good relations with China in 2020.

@yogthos
creator
45d

Yeah, definitely seems like there’s an axe to grind over that. However, the assessment of what’s happening in US is quite good. Especially the point about having 2 months to transition power giving plenty of opportunity to stage a coup.

@Makan
35d

Agreed!

Sorry, like I said, I didn’t mean that the person was wrong about what’s going on in the USA right now, just that he probably wasn’t the “right person” to say so, if you catch my drift.

But yes, I agree; we could very well be looking at a coup d’etat.

@yogthos
creator
25d

Yeah, I definitely hear what you’re saying. I’m pretty sure the coup itself will fail because it’s being done by utterly incompetent clowns. However, what’s more interesting is the amount of broad support these people have. A considerable chunk of the population rejects the election results, and the whole system hinges on majority of the people agreeing with the transfer of power.

Meanwhile, the distress is rooted in rapidly deteriorating material conditions of the people. Biden administration has no meaningful plans to address the underlying problems that led up to this. I expect the tensions are only going to continue to rise until violence inevitably erupts.

@Makan
35d

If Biden becomes President or Trump gets his coup, they would both be hamstrung by the political situation in the country. Either way, while they may be incompetent, they have a lot of power at their disposal. I wouldn’t put it past Trump being successful with his coup, for example. But we’ll see where things lead.

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