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Honduras erupts into violence as president tries to fly home
Telegraph,co.uk ^ | 12:06AM BST 06 Jul 2009 | Philip Sherwell at Tegucigalpa airport, Honduras

Posted on 07/05/2009 4:33:07 PM PDT by justa-hairyape

Manuel Zelaya, the president of Honduras ousted in a coup, is attempting to fly home from Washington and reclaim his office, sparking clashes between his supporters and the security forces which have led to at least one death.

At least one person was killed and several were injured as soldiers opened fire and let off tear gas rounds after at least 10,000 supporters of the Leftist leader descended on the airport outside the capital, Tegucigalpa.

As his supporters mobbed the airport, soldiers were deployed en masse. Violent confrontations then erupted along the perimeter fence. As demonstrators tried to rip down the fence, police fired tear gas and came under attack from a hail of stones. Shots then rang out and at least one young man was killed, shot in the head, according to several witnesses.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: coup; honduras; latinamerica; zelaya
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Looks like Obama is bringing peace and love to the planet, unfortunately his peace and love is going to get a lot of people killed.
1 posted on 07/05/2009 4:33:08 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

“..his peace and love is going to get a lot of people killed.”

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This is the kind of peace that the ROP offers.


2 posted on 07/05/2009 4:35:38 PM PDT by 353FMG (Death is Life without Freedom.)
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To: justa-hairyape

I heard a report that he took off from DC!!!!! What the H#$%% is he doing in the USA????


3 posted on 07/05/2009 4:37:40 PM PDT by GregB (Running my own Sarah Palin Headquarters for her run for President here in Clymer. Pa)
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To: justa-hairyape
A cameraman working for the Al-Jazeera television channel said: " I saw one young man shot in the head. His mother was with him and was hysterical."

Isn't it nice they chose to quote an "unbiased" source. /sarcasm.

I know for a fact that there have been huge anti-Zelaya demonstrations, but nobody reports on those.

Many of the troublemakers in Honduras have come from out of the country, or as this article reports are unions and "peasants" whom Zelaya has urged to protest.

4 posted on 07/05/2009 4:37:56 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: justa-hairyape
police fired tear gas and came under attack from a hail of stones. Shots then rang out and at least one young man was killed, shot in the head,

Throwing rocks at armed men is not a good strategy for long term survival.

5 posted on 07/05/2009 4:38:04 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: 353FMG

Don’t think their hand isn’t in this. It is.


6 posted on 07/05/2009 4:39:10 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: dawn53

Zelaya was NOT removed by a coup.


7 posted on 07/05/2009 4:40:36 PM PDT by clamper1797 (FUBO ... the Anti-Reagan)
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To: justa-hairyape

So, did the airplane land or not?
Where is the commie now?


8 posted on 07/05/2009 4:41:02 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: justa-hairyape
Manuel Zelaya, the president of Honduras ousted in a coup, is attempting to fly home

It wasn't a 'coup'. He was turned out by law under the country's constitution by the Supreme Court,something our SCOTUS seems incapable of.

9 posted on 07/05/2009 4:41:06 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: justa-hairyape
This is the story of the decade, I just hope the truth gets out. I am not optimistic, but the truth could bring down this farce of an administration and the UN, IMHO.
10 posted on 07/05/2009 4:41:08 PM PDT by JoSixChip
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To: clamper1797

Anyone hear from The One?


11 posted on 07/05/2009 4:41:43 PM PDT by CaptRon
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To: justa-hairyape

From DC?

Looks like Zero has decided to back every commie on the planet plus any and all dictators. China calling the shots now as they hold all the cash?

Doesn’t bode well for us.


12 posted on 07/05/2009 4:41:59 PM PDT by OpusatFR (Those embryos are little humans in progress. Using them for profit is slavery.)
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To: justa-hairyape

Leftists are such happy, peaceful people-not!


13 posted on 07/05/2009 4:42:17 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (Conservatives obey the rules. Leftists cheat. Who probably has the political advantage?)
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To: justa-hairyape

14 posted on 07/05/2009 4:46:28 PM PDT by counterpunch (In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.)
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To: dawn53

It is very obvious now that the initial coup was directed from Venezuela. Heck, the referendum ballots were even printed there. With the coup players meeting in DC, this coup is now Obama’s coup. He is forcing a dictator on a free people.


15 posted on 07/05/2009 4:46:56 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

Commies have a history of doing just that. Killing many people either directly or indirectly.


16 posted on 07/05/2009 4:49:55 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (The last time I looked, this is still Texas where I live.)
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To: justa-hairyape

The brownshirts are on the loose


17 posted on 07/05/2009 4:50:49 PM PDT by GeronL (freeping on a PS3)
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To: OpusatFR
China calling the shots now as they hold all the cash?

This appears to be Russian related. Venezuela and Cuba are their tools.

18 posted on 07/05/2009 4:51:27 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

Chavez is a tool, alright.


19 posted on 07/05/2009 4:52:20 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: justa-hairyape

I would suggest a Chavez murder in order to incite violence?


20 posted on 07/05/2009 4:52:33 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: clamper1797

You are right, there was no coup though even FNC insists on incorrectly calling it that.

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/12471


21 posted on 07/05/2009 4:52:55 PM PDT by jazminerose
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To: justa-hairyape
Yep, it looks like he left from the US. Obama sends his peace and love, Marxist style!! . . . and the source is Venezuela!!

Zelaya departs US for Honduras: Venezuelan minister
22 posted on 07/05/2009 4:53:34 PM PDT by RushingWater
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To: Kansas58

OK, in answer to my own question, went to Drudge and, not only was the plane “directed” to Costa Rica, it actually WENT there!


23 posted on 07/05/2009 4:54:40 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: justa-hairyape

Shoot the damned plane out of the sky and open fire on the communists at the airport. This would not make us as bad as the mullahs in Tehran. In the one case, someone is imposing tyranny and slavery on society. In the other, someone is saving society from it. Huge difference.


24 posted on 07/05/2009 4:56:56 PM PDT by LibWhacker (America awake!)
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To: Kansas58

Thats good news, thanks.


25 posted on 07/05/2009 4:57:12 PM PDT by JoSixChip
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To: justa-hairyape

This IMO is a dress reheasal for what FUBO plans for us. The sooner this wanna be despot is removed from office the betterour chances of do it. Also IMO if we wait four years we won’t be able to remove FUBO without serious and drastic means ...we are in SERIOUS trouble


26 posted on 07/05/2009 4:58:01 PM PDT by clamper1797 (FUBO ... the Anti-Reagan)
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To: justa-hairyape
It has not erupted in violence. Not as far as we can tell on this
27 posted on 07/05/2009 4:58:21 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: Kansas58
Sorry, did not read your question. There were not allowed to land in Honduras. So they landed nearby and my guess is the ousted Presidente will marshal ground forces along the border. Nicaragua is moving troops to the border.
28 posted on 07/05/2009 4:58:58 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

How did the flight plan get approved? Either our State Dept. is disastrously inept or this is Obama meddling??


29 posted on 07/05/2009 4:59:17 PM PDT by RushingWater
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To: Kansas58
question:
Wouldn't it be better to let him land and arrest him for returning? Put him on trial for the crimes he committed during the last election?
30 posted on 07/05/2009 5:07:22 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: Steve Van Doorn

Yes if the damn commies would let them. I somehow doubt it.


31 posted on 07/05/2009 5:08:18 PM PDT by cajungirl (no)
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To: Steve Van Doorn
Apparently the Hondurans believe that allowing him to return will led to many deaths. In other words, they really don't want to kill the leftist supporting the coup attempt by Zelaya.
32 posted on 07/05/2009 5:13:47 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: cajungirl
At this point the Honduras congress should back the Supreme court decision by giving their official impeachment and an official agreement with the supreme court rulings.

more of a vote of confidence in their supreme court then actually an official impeachment because he is already out of office legally.

33 posted on 07/05/2009 5:14:56 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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At this point the Honduras congress should back the Supreme court decision by giving their official impeachment and an official agreement with the supreme court rulings.

This seems a wise thing to do. The current Honduran govt needs to tell the world that they have made a constitutional decision, taken a constitutional action and shoving a legally removed leader back down their throats will not be tolerated.

They have done this to a certain extent but somehow they need to make an even stronger stand than they have. Show that the govt is united. Of course, violence from outside the borders could erupt. They need to be ready to defend that govt, too.

34 posted on 07/05/2009 5:20:47 PM PDT by paulycy (Liberal DOUBLE-STANDARDS are HATE crimes.)
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To: GregB
He took his woes to UN, which unfortunately, is in the US. Wish it were not so.

vaudine

35 posted on 07/05/2009 5:39:56 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: justa-hairyape

all these articles say basically the same thing.
“The Leftist leader had urged his followers, mainly among unions and peasant groups, to greet his return. “
Sounds like the democratic party.


36 posted on 07/05/2009 5:39:59 PM PDT by wiggen
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To: justa-hairyape
Many of the supporters were paid approx. US$150 to be present. They attacked police with shoving and stone throwing, they attacked a military installation.

The amazing thing is how the constitutional government handled the situation with a bare minimum of violence. They did an admirable job, and need to stay alert for more.

37 posted on 07/05/2009 5:47:03 PM PDT by Lexinom
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To: clamper1797
Zelaya was NOT removed by a coup.

...but if the state-owned MSM repeats the lie often enough, it will become the truth.

38 posted on 07/05/2009 5:56:35 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd: ON)
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To: justa-hairyape

Erupts into violence?

Barry, question: Is this violence in Honduras over the return of Zelaya a “robust debate” or “low level terrorism”?

=.=


39 posted on 07/05/2009 5:56:43 PM PDT by cranked
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To: dawn53

Al-Jerzeera was there???? Bammy’s friends.


40 posted on 07/05/2009 6:00:06 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: justa-hairyape
A jet carrying deposed Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya was unable to land at Tegucigalpa's airport Sunday evening amid a tense standoff between government troops and Zelaya's supporters.
41 posted on 07/05/2009 6:03:20 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( Don't mess with the mockingbird! /\/\ http://tiny.cc/freepthis)
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To: Lexinom

WHO paid them $150.00????


42 posted on 07/05/2009 6:04:35 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: cranked
Barry, question: Is this violence in Honduras over the return of Zelaya a “robust debate” or “low level terrorism”?

That is the point. The MSM cheerleaders are too stupid to even realize when they are making their Idol look bad.

43 posted on 07/05/2009 6:07:21 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Steve Van Doorn

With politicians, and heads of State, exile is often the best way to handle these situations.
Just think it through.
In prison, in the same country, he is a martyr.
Kicked out of the country, he is actually much easier to control, and it is actually much harder for him to control his Marxist followers.


44 posted on 07/05/2009 6:11:24 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Ann Archy

The wife of former President Zelaya is what I read.


45 posted on 07/05/2009 6:12:48 PM PDT by Lexinom
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To: justa-hairyape
attempting to fly home from Washington

I missed this the first time around. Did 0bama meet with this guy today and not say a word about it? Then send him on his way to try to reenter Honduras? WTH is going on here?

46 posted on 07/05/2009 6:15:20 PM PDT by paulycy (Liberal DOUBLE-STANDARDS are HATE crimes.)
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To: GregB

This is proof that one never lets a leader who has created treason by not following the country’s constitution go. They have a way of disrupting and turning up and causing war.

In the past, they have been executed. If this clown had been executed, it would have been a done deal.


47 posted on 07/05/2009 6:16:28 PM PDT by Chickensoup ("Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.")
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To: Lexinom

Soooooo the DICTATORS WIFE is PAYING THE PEASANTS $150.00 to RIOT and DIE??? Wow....Bammy and Michele will get ideas!


48 posted on 07/05/2009 6:19:04 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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Did 0bama meet with this guy today and not say a word about it?

Someone claimed that the coup players were meeting at the UN, but why did the plane leave from Washington ?

49 posted on 07/05/2009 6:20:18 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape
why did the plane leave from Washington ?

HEY NEWS REPORTERS: I'd really like to know what this guy was doing in Washington today if you could please find out? You know, DO YOUR JOBS!

50 posted on 07/05/2009 6:22:35 PM PDT by paulycy (Liberal DOUBLE-STANDARDS are HATE crimes.)
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