Skip to comments.A 'coup' in Honduras? Nonsense.
Posted on 07/02/2009 5:32:47 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
Tegucigalpa, Honduras - Sometimes, the whole world prefers a lie to the truth. The White House, the United Nations, the Organization of American States, and much of the media have condemned the ouster of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya this past weekend as a coup d'état.
That is nonsense.
In fact, what happened here is nothing short of the triumph of the rule of law.
To understand recent events, you have to know a bit about Honduras's constitutional history. In 1982, my country adopted a new Constitution that enabled our orderly return to democracy after years of military rule. After more than a dozen previous constitutions, the current Constitution, at 27 years old, has endured the longest.
It has endured because it responds and adapts to changing political conditions: Of its original 379 articles, seven have been completely or partially repealed, 18 have been interpreted, and 121 have been reformed.
(Excerpt) Read more at csmonitor.com ...
The one who attempted the coup was Manuel Zelaya. Let’s be clear about that.
Imagine George W. Bush subverting the US constitution by attempting to manipulate events so that he could ran for a 3rd term. Now imagine Congress and the Supreme Court opposing him and the later ordering him to cease and desist. Now imagine further George W. Bush IGNORING both Congress and the Supreme Court, insisting that the laws be changed so that he could ran for a 3rd term. Imagine further Bush being supported by some thug from overseas.
This would of course cause a political crisis in the USA. What would you do if you were the US military ? Listen to Bush or support Congress, the Courts and the constitution ?
THAT in essence is what happened in the Honduras.
yay for your first post. i hope plenty of people see this. i wish the mainstream media would put it out for the public to see. i wish someone from the state dept. or the white house would read it seeing as how they think american law applies to hondo.
I couldn’t imagine GWB doing this. The Obamination? That’s a different story.
Congratulations on an absolutely great first post that clarifies perfectly the issues that many people, including myself, have been wondering about.
This writer makes it perfectly clear that the actions of the Honduran government were not illegal in any way, shape or form, and that the Honduran military acted under full color of law.
The prestige of the CSM in this regard gives this writer even greater clout. I am going to be very interested in seeing the MSM reaction now that this clarification has been so plainly presented.
Maybe Obama should read the Honduran constitution. This guy makes it clear that Zelaya was in direct violation and it was lawful to remove him.
Dang, it sure must be nice to be able to live in a country where you can immediately remove government officials who violate the Constitution.
Good thread. Most people I talk to in this liberal blue state have no idea of what happened down there. They can’t be bothered to find out.
The ex parte meeting of usurpers to overthrow the US Constitution
as they celebrate the First Annual Piss on the John Jay's Grave Day.
A few others are refusing to call it a “coup” as well.
Wouldn’t it be nice if President Obama was taken in his pajamas and flown back to his home in Kenya? Oh well, just dreaming I guess.
Kinda makes you wonder what the retirement community opportunities are like down there.
As you and all Hondurans should be. The crisis you faced was no small thing and for your SC, your legislators, your military and the people to stand so strong for the rule of law, the basis of justice, liberty and freedom, is an outstanding accomplishment for any nation to boast of.
Stay strong and help educate the world that you do not need their advice. The world needs yours.
It's a rockin' good start! ;-)
Snippet from press media in Canada!
I would like to see the U.S. Armed Forces engaged in a similar action here!!
Behold the man. Behold the coward.
By contrast when Honduras legislature and supreme court acted to remove President Manuel Zelaya, a close ally of Chavez, who had fired the head of the army and attempted to stage a coup by violating the Constitution, Obama and his people have been working around the clock to restore Zelaya to power, even while stating that they want the whole thing to be free from external influence and interference (the hypocrisy on that line alone is almost enough to choke even Chavez himself). The question is why?
But of course its not that difficult of a question. Not when you think like a coward. Not when you think like Obama. Why wouldnt Obama panic at the sight of a Congress and Supreme Court removing a left wing Socialist President who violated the Constitution in pushing to make himself el-presidente for life, by violating term limits. Let alone the military dumping said President across border.
Obama no doubt has nightmares of waking up on a C-31 transport to Kenya, after enough of his wrongdoing leads him to being booted out of the White House by what remains of the American legislative and judicial infrastructure.
Today Manuel ALBA Zelaya. Tomorrow it could be Barry Hussein Obama. And Barry knows better than anyone else the full catalog of lies, crimes and scandals brewing beneath his regime. Obamas rise to power has been part of an American hemisphere trend that covers the likes of Chavez, Zelaya, Correa, Silva and even the return of Kerrys old buddy, Ortega, to power in Nicaragua. What all of them have in common with Obama is a left wing socialist agenda that ignores the rule of law. An attack against Zelaya, could in Obamas mind be seen an attack against him equally.
If the rollback of socialist tyranny begins in Honduras, it might spread. If Brazil, Venezeula and Ecuador follow might not the democractic revolution spread to America as well, and make the Prince of Chicagos throne shakier than ever?
That is how a coward thinks, and Obama is nothing if not a coward. And like all cowards, he knows how little he deserves what he has, and how easy it would be for him to lose it all. A gang of greedy and deluded followers, and a nationwide 24/7 propaganda blitz can only do so much. After all there isnt a socialist tyrant in the hemisphere who hasnt had the same thing. And yet the latest of them is enjoying a well deserved vacation in Venezuela. A profile in cowardice. A liar and a manipulator who serves his own ends first and his host countrys, last.
Heavy hangs the head that wears the ill-gotten crown. From one corner of the globe to another, Obama flits back and forth, delivering speeches and posing for photos. Like a rat rubbing against a rosebush, hoping some of the loose petals will attach themselves to him so that he can appear more like a rosebush and less like a rat, Obama hopes that going through the motions of being a world leader will actually get people to confuse him with a world leader.
Yet his mumbling silence on Iran speaks far more eloquently about the sort of man Obama is, than all his scripted speeches ever could. Obama has been compared to JFK, but what he represents is no profile in courage, but a profile in cowardice. A liar and a manipulator who serves his own ends first and his host countrys, last. Who proclaims, Ask not what I can do for your country, Ask what your country can do for me. And above all else, a craven coward.
How come we always get such from foreign countries media and not from the Slimes, Compost or LA Slimes??? Those medias are more involved in who got the death-story of M.J. first than real issues as mentioned above. The U.S. journalism died long ago. I like the C-31!!!
NO, no, he need to be locked up here for life!!!