The Truth about Honduras

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7.12.09 update

Republican lawmakers have slammed US President Barack Obama for branding Honduras’ political upheaval a “coup,” saying he was aligning himself with leftist Latin American leaders.

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“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.

Constitutional Order Is Preserved

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She said her meeting with Zelaya was productive.

“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!)

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*  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

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2 Responses to The Truth about Honduras

  1. mcclaud says:

    While I sympathize with the upsurpers, I have to say one thing:

    Military coups were on their way out in the 80’s. Using violence only created more instability in the Honduras than necessary.

    I know this because my wife has familiy there, and they are all very upset that they resorted to a military coup instead of a legal and proper way to get rid of Zaleya. It sparked the unrest that still prevades Honduras’ population, and now there’s a lot of problems in the streets.

    What is even more upsetting to them is that the rich fatcats who supported Zaleya didn’t want to get their hands dirty, so they used the military to do it for them. A lot of Hondurans think that this is a disingenuous move and that the government is just going to continue to trample on the rights of the poor with the military whenever they feel wronged.

  2. Allan Erickson says:

    It appears we have another huge disconnect between what is reported on CNN and what is actually happening on the ground. If it is true the Supreme Court ordered the military to arrest Zelaya because he was working to topple the government, then he was the one orchestrating a coup, breaking Honduran law, and preparing to use violence. If all that is true, then the constitutional government authorities pre-empted him legally, and in so doing, they pre-empted another Marxist takeover planning to use illegal methods akin to those used by Chavez, Castro and Ortega. I thought we stood for democracy and the rule of law. Why do we continue to play patty cake with thugs?

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