“There’s no doubt [Zelaya] was preparing his own coup by conspiring to shut down the congress and courts.” *
Honduran Supreme Court Justice
On July 3 we received this message from friends who are missionaries in Honduras:
The Organization of American States is coming to Honduras today. The Hondurans are strong for Democracy but they are poor. They depend on outside financial help. The ousting of former Pres. Zelaya was done Constitutionally. He was taken out of office because of his aspiration to side with Castro, Chavez and Ortega in support of a dictatorial govt. The outside world is NOT hearing from CNN and OBAMA the truth at all, and now we need to pray that the United Nations and the OAS do not manipulate Honduras with money: the fear of cutting financial support. Pray truth be known.
“I reiterated to him [Zelaya] that the United States supports the restoration of the democratic, constitutional order in Honduras,” she said. (Really? Then let the will of the Honduran people prevail!)
* A Bloomberg report from last week quotes a Honduran Supreme Court justice, Rosalinda Cruz, explaining the situation: “The only thing the armed forces did was carry out an arrest order,” Cruz, 55, said in a telephone interview from the capital, Tegucigalpa. “There’s no doubt he was preparing his own coup by conspiring to shut down the congress and courts.”
Obama, Clinton And Realpolitik In Honduras IBD 7.9.09