from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sudden attempt by a group to overthrow a government.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A coup; an illegal effort to forcibly overthrow the current government.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force
In an exclusive interview with NewsMax, the Lebanese-born Phares likens the current Hezbollah offensive in Lebanon to a "putsch" -- with the convoluted aims of reestablishing a pro-Syrian-Iranian regime in Lebanon, reconstructing a third wing to the Tehran-Damascus axis, reanimating the Arab-Israeli conflict, rejuvenating Syrian dominance, isolating Jordan, reaching out to Hamas, crumbling Iraq, and unleashing Iran's nuclear programs.
This is a matter of serious concern, because with the United States supporting the coup by validating the elections that followed , putschist forces the world over are once again thinking that a putsch is a reasonable option.
As for Florida, why shouldn't the State that screwed the pooch (or is it "putsch" since they're good at having elections stolen down there), pay for it's won mistake?
The "putsch" has clearly failed for the moment, and the fault has been clearly set at the feet of Dion, who's performance with a badly produced taped speech may have convinced Ms. Jean that sticking with Harper was a legitimate gambit.
OpEdNews - Article: Canada's "putsch": Oppose Conservative power-grab!
The Conservatives, who won the votes of barely one in five Canadians in the federal election held October 14, are accusing the opposition parties of attempting a "putsch" and thwarting the will of the electorate.
No support to Liberal-NDP coalition! yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Canada\'s "putsch": Oppose Conservative power-grab!
I even used the word "putsch" (which oddly is the word of the day from www. m-w.com).
To conclude, though, Booker observes that the row is also potentially embarrassing to the new Shadow Cabinet in London, which after last week's "putsch" by the Europhiles, including the new Party chairman Francis Maude and his "moderniser" allies, has let it be known that MPs must talk about "Europe" as little as possible.
resident, who seized power in what can only be described as a putsch but nevertheless said:
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