Obama’s Bipolar Democracy Policy, Part II
As I mentioned here, one has to wonder where President Obama is when it comes to democracy. When the protests in Egypt really got going, the administration muddled its way through making one contradictory statement after another. Finally, after Mubarak was out, Obama gave a speech where he said the following: We stand ready to provide whatever assistance is necessary — and asked for — | Read More »
Latin American Lessons Learned
In a representative democracy fear of displeasing those who have the power to keep you in office was once a deterrent for politicians. In America the voice of a largely center right majority served to dissuade politicians from moving the pendulum too far left. Following the Republican Revolution in the 1990’s even Bill Clinton was intelligent enough to shift to the center. Under the leadership of Newt Gingrich, | Read More »
Zelaya To Return As President Of Honduras, But Only To Sit On His Proktos – UPDATE
Via Hot Air, previously ousted Honduran President and Chavez-wannabe Manuel Zelaya will return to power as President for the remainder of his term after an agreement between Zelaya and the Honduran government was accepted. There are some caveats (emphasis from Ed Morrissey): Mr Micheletti said that Mr Zelaya could return to office after a vote in Congress that would be authorised by the country’s Supreme | Read More »
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 »
Honduras right, Obama, UN, OAS wrong — according to the smart people
Promoted from the diaries by Erick From the lips of Obama at the United Freak Show last week: No one nation can or should try to dominate another nation. No world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will succeed. . [snip] . There are basic principles that are universal; there are certain truths which are self-evident — and the United | 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 »
UPDATED: Honduran coup may be imminent, abetted by Obama administration
[UPDATE 6:30 EDT : the government has imposed a curfew from 4pm today till 6am tomorrow] Multiple sources (Reuters) (AP) report that ousted and exiled former president Manuel Zelaya is back in Honduras, hidden for the moment in somebody’s embassy and therefore out of the reach of authorities, who have promised to arrest him and try him for treason if he re-appears on sovereign Honduran | Read More »
A national disgrace : Obama’s harrassment of freedom-loving Honduras
You may have missed this crisis if you get your news from the alphabet soup partisan media, who have mostly failed to cover it except to misrepresent it in favor of Obama. You are probably not surprised to find that Poland and the Czech Republic are not the only loyal and faithful American allies getting screwed by the Obama Administration these days. The ongoing drama | Read More »
Chavista’s Constitutional Coup League
Thomas Jefferson said, “Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.” Throughout history, oppressed people tend to eventually rise up against dictatorial leadership and demand freedom. Barack Obama, who should champion the cause of liberty, appears to endorse repressive governments and leaders and admonish the actions of those fighting to attain or maintain independence from tyranny. President Obama exhibits a disturbing tendency to support government regardless of | 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 »