Next the general unleashes several Special Forces units incognito to create a series of “terrorist” actions all over France, plunging the country into chaos. One such action bombs a TGV train carrying the entire democratic leadership; liquidating them in one go. Other units are positioned near important communication centres, radio and TV stations, administrative buildings and major highways. The plan is to push the country into anarchy with riots, explosions, killings and general pandemonium until the desperate French populace starts begging the army to take over. The general then plans to reluctantly oblige, promising a return to democracy as soon as the situation stabilizes.
And that is how a coup happens even in fictitious imagination. Not by a couple of units fanning out of their garrison in a routine mobilization exercise. (more)