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Posted on 07/14/2009 3:45:48 PM PDT by don-o
Bolivian leader Evo Morales has accused the US military of being behind the coup in Honduras, saying the "imperial structure remains in force", despite President Barack Obama's inauguration.
"I have first-hand information that the empire, through the US Southern Command, made the coup d'etat in Honduras," President Morales said during a visit to the Uruguayan capital Montevideo.
The coup that saw Honduran President Manuel Zelaya swept up by the military on June 28 in his pajamas and expelled from the country "is an aggression, a provocation of the empire," he said.
"Maybe I do not know Obama, but the imperial structure remains in force."
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The Bolivian leader is full of crap, when Obama plays for the same team as him.
Morales responded to the crisis by massing his troops on the border of...Paraguay? After reciting the Girl Scout Oath they all made rice cookies.
Obama is on their side and they still pump up the rhetoric
Morales is just keeping Obama on the correct Marxist track. Morales need not worry.
1) NOT a “coup”
2) Nobody gives a sh!t what Evo the Brainless thinks.
Little Evil Morales is THugo’s hand puppet.
Too bad Brazil took such a swing to the Left. While Brazil is not particularly friendly with THugo and his Castro-Ortega-Morales partners, it remains to be seen what they would do if THugo and Evil invaded Honduras.
Brazil has a formidable military with a nuclear-powered navy, and US-trained fighter and bomber pilots.
Evo, go suck another big one, another big coca leaf! YOU ARE NEXT,A-hole!
Sheesh! A line right out of a bad movie ...
I wonder how many people who bother to read the news -- as opposed to only listen to or watch news reports -- know:
-- Zelaya was plotting a long-term, possibly lifetime, takeover of the Honduran government through illegally changing the Honduran Constitution.
-- Zelaya had personally led a mob attack on a military facility to steal phony "referendum" ballots that had been printed by the Venezuelan government.
-- Weeks earlier, in an attempt to intimidate the Honduran attorney general -- as reported by The Wall Street Journal's Mary Anastasia O'Grady, one of the only journalists in the world who regularly reports the whole story about Honduras -- "some 100 agitators, wielding machetes, descended on the attorney general's office. 'We have come to defend this country's second founding,' the group's leader reportedly said. 'If we are denied it, we will resort to national insurrection.'"
-- No member of the military has assumed a position of power as a result of the "military coup."
-- Zelaya's own party, the Liberal Party, supported his removal from office and deportation from Honduras.
-- The Liberal Party still governs Honduras
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Poor Bambi. He can’t win for losing.
He has just about worn out his kneepads groveling and trying to distance himself from his adopted country, and yet the dictators whose love he so desperately seeks just won’t reciprocate and fall into his arms. He hasn’t done enough to weaken and destroy us yet, so I guess he’ll just have to work harder.
Zelaya threats with measures of pressure
He assured that he is willing to return to anywhere in the country.
14.07.09 - Updated: 14.07.09 05:15 pm - Writing / Agencies: email@example.com
The deposed President of Honduras Manuel Zelaya issued an ultimatum to the government of Roberto Micheletti for its return this week in power, under threat of further actions and failed to consider the dialogue that promotes Costa Rica.
“Of that return, return,” said the deposed president this afternoon on his arrival in Guatemala, where he was received by Vice President Rafael Espada.
“We give an ultimatum to the coup regime that by the next meeting to be held this week in San Jose, Costa Rica, to meet the specific mandates of international organizations and the constitution of Honduras that require their immediate return, sued Zelaya, to read out a statement hours before the site of its embassy in Managua.
He stated there would be “an unsuccessful mediation” which began on Thursday at the behest of the president of Costa Rica, Oscar Arias, and “proceed with other measures,” he warned.
“This week is the deadline for this government to leave the repressive power,” he said before adding that it reserves the right to promote other activities to return to the Honduran presidency if Arias failed to remit the charge through dialogue.
If does not work “there are other forms of action and we are arranging for my return to the country at any cost,” Zelaya warned.
He assured that he is willing to return to anywhere in the country, “Colon, Olancho, Atlántida, Santa Barbara, Francisco Morazán, Cortes,” among others.
Arias mediation “should not extend more than 48 hours, while the mediator extended to 72 hours” with no solutions in sight, he said.
According to La Prensa of Nicaragua, the former chief executive “declined to specify what ‘other’ was said to announce later and simply explain that the Honduran Constitution establishes the right of the people to revolt and used to call people to maintain pressure on the streets, until we return the rule of law.
And using an argument that Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez used in your program Hello President on Sunday, said that the current authorities’ use of medication, Costa Rican President Oscar Arias as a delaying tactic for not meeting the mandates of the Organization of American States and United Nations and prevent their return. “
For his part, Milton Jiménez, a member of the commission of Zelaya in the dialogue chaired by the President Arias said that “the term imposed is that the talks will resume in Costa Rica later this week, and this is the last event to go before the restoration of Zelaya in power. “
Zelaya said that before traveling to Costa Rica, Guatemala and could visit other countries in the region.
The press conference took place after the return of Zelaya Washington on Sunday, where he met with representatives of the State Department and the OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza.
The conference offered the deposed president, accompanied by his foreign minister, Patricia Rodas, and other members of the committee that represents him in mediation with Arias.
” He hasnt done enough to weaken and destroy us yet, so I guess hell just have to work harder.”
And he will.
It wasn’t a coup, and I wish this country would stand up for self government.
Who told the commie that Dear Leader Obama was backing the rule of law. Liars and slanderers!
Exactly who is Zelaya to be issuing “ultimatums?” It’s ridiculous for him to say something like that.
Also, I think it’s interesting that neither Zelaya nor any of his followers are even trying to hide Chavez’ role in this now.