Skip to comments.WSJ Update: Obama Worked To Prevent Ouster of (Marxist) Honduras President
Posted on 06/29/2009 12:49:44 PM PDT by pissantEdited on 06/29/2009 2:53:07 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
The Obama administration worked in recent days to prevent President Manuel Zelaya's ouster, said a senior U.S. official. The State Department, in particular, communicated to Honduran officials on the ground that President Barack Obama wouldn't support any nondemocratic transfer of power in the Central American country.
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just following the training instilled by his Marxist professors, who were all lap-dogs for the Sandinistas throughout the 80’s
So after they bitch-slapped you at the OAS and refused to let you speak with your pale blue/green pant-suit you still support this guy?
After they lifted the ban on Cuba and after Zalaya said: "The Cold War has ended this day in San Pedro Sula," "We begin a new era of fraternity and tolerance."
After you left the OAS in disgrace and as they all laughed at the USA you still support this guy?
Hondouras to the Brown clown....GFYS
In plain language:
“...Earlier this year, in the face of strong public opposition, Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya Rosales declared that he would stage a referendum to have the country’s constitutional term limits law overturned, thereby allowing him to remain indefinitely in power. The people of Honduras had adopted the single, four-year—term limit as part of their Constitution in January of 1982. Significantly, the term limits provision is one of only eight “firm articles,” out of 375. By law, cannot be amended.
The Supreme Court of Honduras declared the Zelaya referendum unconstitutional, his own Liberal Party came out in strong opposition, and the public overwhelmingly opposed his power grab. Despite this, Zelaya, a leftwing politician with strong ties to Cuba’s Castro and Venezuela’s Chavez, scheduled the referendum for Sunday, June 28. At midnight, Wednesday, June 24, the strong-arm president gave a televised speech accusing his opposition of promoting “destabilization and chaos” by attempting to thwart his unconstitutional referendum.
As the situation in Honduras continued to deteriorate, the Zelaya’s attorney general called for his ouster; his Defense Minister resigned; he fired the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for stating that he would refuse to send out troops to put down public protests; the chiefs of the army, navy, and air force resigned; and the country’s Supreme Court ordered the nation’s army and police not to support the unconstitutional referendum...”
Well, he didn't succeed, did he? Thus, showing once again how ineffective and idiotic Obama's foreign policy is.
That's for sure!
I can't stand to hear him or see him so any time I do it's CLICK!
NOBODY LISTENS TO THEM! Nobody fears such a weak man. And this is a tiny country in our own hemisphere. Wait until the BIG powers start to flex their own musucles. Obama will make Jimmy Carter look like Teddy Roosevelt.
You are so right! It is like he is handling Sarah Palin ammunition on a silver platter.
I have to admit seeing Hillary on the wrong side of the Rule of Law again made me chuckle. She should know a little something about what happens when a President goes against the Rule of Law. Stupid Senate should have removed Clinton for lying and we would have been rid of Ms. Clinton as well. Her true Marxist leanings are coning out now.
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Keep Zorro out of Hondo and stuck in Costa Rica, and let Bobo take the blame for meddling in their constitutional sovereignty.
Now isn’t that the pot (obama) calling the kettle.......
Interesting...couldn’t happen here (legally) because out Constitution prescribes that the house can impeach,...but the Senate Removes....don’t think the Supreme Court here can do anything....
Mr Zelaya has increasingly been moving his poor country of seven million people towards Mr Chavez, a persistent and controversial critic of the US who has been seizing foreign assets as part of a large nationalisation programme.
The Honduran armed forces have however had historic links with the US, dating back to the Contras, the armed groups that were backed by the Central Intelligence Agency to topple the Left-wing Sandinista regime of Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua. Mr Ortega is once again president of Honduras's neighbour. The army has a long history of involvement in politics and governed Honduras from 1956 to 1982.
Do you have one quick link I can go to to get up to speed? I have been out of the loop for a week and don’t really know what happened in Honduras.
It’s a sad day when a Banana Republic stands stronger in support of Liberty than does the US Government.
(Communist) birds of a feather flock together...
A good place to start:
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