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You Knew This Was Going to Happen, Right?

It took less than 24 hours for the coup in Guinea to get sucked into the vortex that is the U.S.-China propaganda duel. China’s foremost provocateur (aka “China’s greatest internet troll“), Hu Xijin, the editor in chief of the nationalist tabloid newspaper Global Times retweeted a post that showed coup leader Colonel Mamadi Doumbouya posing in front of the U.S. embassy (presumably in Conakry) and insinuating there is a link between the U.S. and the overthrow of the Condé government.

It’s worth noting that Hu’s suggestion of U.S. involvement comes just one week after China’s Consul General in Cape Town, Lin Jing, accused the CIA of orchestrating the Xiaomei Havard scandal in South Africa.

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