UnNews:Tunisian coups d'état back on schedule
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16 January 2011
President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali explained that the matinee was hastily scheduled because the Interior Ministry had been booked for the evening by the Islamic Aid Society for a Bingo night. Moving the riot police and the water cannons inside the courtyard for the scheduled bloody overthrow of the government would have been disruptive, Mr. Ben Ali explained on a flight for Saudi Arabia to seek asylum.
Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi assured interested parties, "We're back on the weeknight schedule of a coup d'état nightly at 8 p.m." He has the fortune to be in power for an entire 30 hours due to the schedule "glitch," and has announced that he has picked Britain to live out his life free from reprisals from his successor, who will be chosen Sunday night by rioters.
- By Elaine Ganley and Bouazza Ben Bouazza "Tunisia hit with looting as new leader is sworn in". Associated Press, January 15, 2011