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New UN Report Shows Developing World Far Outpaces West in Military Coups
BRUSSELS — In the wake of Burkina Faso’s second military coup within ten months, a new United Nations report highlights the developing world’s substantial lead in organized hostile military takeovers.
“The narrative surrounding the nations of the developing world has always been that of follower and not leader,” said UN research lead Günter Schulz, “however, this is a Eurocentric viewpoint that undervalues the developing world’s strengths — namely, the coordinated violent ousting of a thoroughly corrupt political regime.”
For more insight into why the developing world is further ahead than the West in successful seizures, we spoke with Burkina Faso’s latest coup organizer: army Captain Ibrahim Traore. When it comes to the successful coup, Traore told us the difference between the developing world and the West comes down to desire: “You have to want it more,” said Traore. When asked what he thought of the attack on the US Capitol, Traore laughed. “I saw this January 6th you speak of: You call that a coup? No. Where is the hunger? The blood-thirst? That is what you say in America ‘little potatoes,’ yeah? Listen to me when I tell you I personally experience more violence on the toilet after my morning coffee.”
Only time will tell how long the developing world can keep this pace. At the printing of this newsletter, the UN released another similar report detailing the commanding lead the developing world has over the West in pirates per capita.
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