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Dept. Of Obscure World Affairs

Yesterday, news accounts emerged of yet another coup attempt in Equatorial Guinea. Not that this is terribly surprising; the small country is run by a brutal and corrupt dictator with a tenuous hold on power and the country has more oil money than it knows what to do with.

Anyway, I bring all this up because last year I wrote up a lengthy account of the truly bizarre circumstances and fascinating geopolitical fallout of the last major coup attempt in 2004.

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