Musharraf coups himself

brni asked me yesterday if i’d heard about what’s going on in pakistan. as we talked, it struck me that this smelled like a military coup.
can the sitting ruler coup himself? that’s what it sounded like to me, but how is that possible? there must be a different word that describes this particular situation.

but then today i heard an interview with Ahmed Rashid on NPR who basically said that although there have been several coups in Pakistan this is the first in history that a sitting president/general has, in essence, declared a coup on himself and his own policies.


not sure what else to say about this. if you’re interested, here’s a link to the interview:

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