Thursday, November 18, 2004

Coup Charges

"Chen failed to back his accusation with any solid evidence. When pressed by the opposition to prove his accusation, Chen insisted, through his office, that what he revealed was absolutely true � 'not something baseless,' but adding that he has no intentions of launching an inquiry into the 'soft coup.' "
The China Post claims Chen Shui Bian is making baseless allegations. But their case is not helped by the fact that Lien Chan has repeatedly compared Chen to Hitler, and encouraged people to assassinate the President. Given how unhinged Lien seems to have become in the wake of the election, it would actually be surprising if he hadn't explored the possibility of a coup with the traditionally pro-KMT military leaders.