The Honduras article Sen. Kerry (D, MA) didn’t want you to see.
(Via Dan Collins of POWIP) Senator Jim DeMint (R, SC) is back from Honduras – despite the best efforts of the Democrats to stop him from going – and he’s unkind about what has been pretty obviously an attempt by the American government to admit that we made a mistake and picked the wrong side of the Honduras issue: [American policy re: the Zelaya ouster] | Read More »
More like ‘DeMint *schools* Kerry over Honduras.’
(Via Jen Rubin) Let’s review (I almost did this using an extended metaphor of a fencing match, but I didn’t want actual fencers wincing): Sen. John Kerry is the Democratic point man in Foreign Relations for this administration’s messed-up Honduras policy. He is, in fact, the Foreign Relations chair… which tells you how seriously the Democrats take this committee (i.e., they don’t). Sen. Jim DeMint | Read More »
Honduras to Brazil: this Zelaya thing’s getting old.
(H/T: AoSHQ) Not to mention Brazil’s public and increasingly outrageous assistance to Zelaya. So it’s going to have to stop: Honduras is accusing Brazil’s government of instigating an insurrection within its borders, and gave the Brazilian Embassy 10 days to decide the status of ousted Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya, who has taken refuge there. [snip] The statement said Honduras would be forced to take | Read More »
Zelaya tortured by hallucinogenic gas, Jews*.
(Via @jeffemanuel) One wonders whether something got lost in translation. They’re torturing me, Honduras’ Zelaya claims Honduras’ fallen leader told The Miami Herald he is being subjected to mind-altering gas and radiation — and that `Israeli mercenaries’ are planning to assassinate him. TEGUCIGALPA — It’s been 89 days since Manuel Zelaya was booted from power. He’s sleeping on chairs, and he claims his throat is | Read More »
Miguel Estrada: Zelaya has “a meritorious immigration beef.”
Which is, of course, much different than being ‘a victim of a coup.’ After carefully and reasonably setting out the chain of events of the Honduran non-coup (something, I am forced to note, that this slapdash administration we have running foreign affairs neglected to do before reflexively supporting Zelaya*), Estrada finishes up: It cannot be right to call this a “coup.” Micheletti was lawfully made | Read More »
Turns out that Honduras did not have a coup after all.
(Background here.) They had a court order. Fausta updated: 1:50PM Indeed, Honduras’ La Prensa states that (My translation: If you use this, please credit me and link to this post) An official statement of the Supreme Court of Justice explained that the Armed Forces acted under lawful grounds when detaining the President of the Republic, and by decommissioning the materials to be used on the | Read More »
By the way, they just had a coup in Honduras.
Via Fausta’s Blog: Soldiers arrest Honduran president: AP+ MECIXO CITY, June 28 (AP) – (Kyodo)—Soldiers on Sunday arrested the Honduran president and took him to an air force base just before voting was to begin on a disputed constitutional election, according to the Associated Press. President Manuel Zelaya’s private secretary told the AP that Zelaya was arrested and brought to a base on the outskirts | Read More »