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U.S. Moves Toward Formal Cut Off Of Aid To Honduras
Reuters via Drudge ^ | August 27, 2009

Posted on 08/28/2009 6:28:36 AM PDT by khnyny

WASHINGTON, Aug 27 (Reuters) - U.S. State Department staff have recommended that the ouster of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya be declared a "military coup," a U.S. official said on Thursday, a step that could cut off as much as $150 million in U.S. funding to the impoverished Central American nation.

The official, who spoke on condition he not be named, said State Department staff had made such a recommendation to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who has yet to make a decision on the matter although one was likely soon.

Washington has already suspended about $18 million aid to Honduras following the June 28 coup and this would be formally cut if the determination is made because of a U.S. law barring aid "to the government of any country whose duly elected head of government is deposed by military coup or decree."

The official said that $215 million in grant funding from the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation to Honduras would also have to end should Clinton make the determination that a military coup took place.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: clinton; honduras; statedept; zelaya
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1 posted on 08/28/2009 6:28:38 AM PDT by khnyny
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To: khnyny

ping


2 posted on 08/28/2009 6:30:01 AM PDT by unkus
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To: khnyny

The Obozo administration is pretty desperate to get central America’s newest marxist back into power.


3 posted on 08/28/2009 6:30:50 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: khnyny

While I’m not a big fan of our aid budget, this is despicable. Why cut off Honduras, a struggling non-despotic neighbor, and send $900 million to the PA?


4 posted on 08/28/2009 6:31:15 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really necessary?)
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To: khnyny

All foreign aid should be stopped.

There is nothing even remotely in any our founding documents that indicate the King shall tax its citizens and send its treasure to foreign kings.


5 posted on 08/28/2009 6:31:20 AM PDT by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: khnyny

Perhaps we should start calling the White House line and stating our disagreement with this travesty.

They think we’re too dumb to notice what they’re doing.


6 posted on 08/28/2009 6:31:42 AM PDT by Carley (WHEN YOU HONOR THE DISHONORABLE YOU SHOW YOUR OWN TRUE COLORS)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Because America’s enemies are Obama’s friends and allies, while our allies are his enemies.


7 posted on 08/28/2009 6:32:06 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: khnyny
"to the government of any country whose duly elected head of government is deposed by military coup or decree."

Not a coup, not a coup, not a coup.

Zelaya was legally removed when he committed treason by trying to unconstitutionally extend his term of office.

8 posted on 08/28/2009 6:32:11 AM PDT by KarlInOhio ("I can run wild for six months ...after that, I have no expectation of success" - Admiral Obama-moto)
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To: khnyny

“Coup” “Coup” “Coup”

A lie repeated often enough becomes the truth, and it appears that Reuters has taken this lesson to heart.


9 posted on 08/28/2009 6:32:27 AM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: khnyny

The US is broke and aid anywhere is inappropriate at this point.


10 posted on 08/28/2009 6:33:22 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: khnyny

Not.

Enough.

Bad.

Stuff.

Can.

Happen.

To.

These.

People.


11 posted on 08/28/2009 6:33:22 AM PDT by Lazamataz (It's Claire Wolfe Time.)
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To: khnyny

Will this aid now go to Venezuela or Cuba?


12 posted on 08/28/2009 6:35:43 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified DeCartes))
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To: khnyny; xzins; blue-duncan
To paraphrase Michelle Obama, this is the first time in my life where I have been ashamed of my country.
13 posted on 08/28/2009 6:36:08 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: edcoil
Agreed.

It's wrong constitutionally and morally.

It doesn't help foreign countries any more than welfare helps people here. In fact, it hurts them.

14 posted on 08/28/2009 6:36:30 AM PDT by ryan71 (What the hell's up with spell check?)
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To: GreyFriar

Obama is just helping a fellow traveler.


15 posted on 08/28/2009 6:38:12 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: khnyny

Cut off foreign aid to EVERYONE, no exceptions. If you’re totally broke and can’t pay your rent, you don’t hand out $20s to your dead beat “friends.”


16 posted on 08/28/2009 6:42:35 AM PDT by RAO1125 (Neoconservatism:Failed. Socialism:Failing (again). Next up: Libertarianism)
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To: ryan71
It doesn't help foreign countries any more than welfare helps people here. In fact, it hurts them.

I read an editorial a long time ago that when the US cut aid to Israel that it was a unintended blessing for Israel. It forced them to give up socialist policies and expand free markets.

On this matter however, it pisses me off because of the reason we are cutting off aid.

17 posted on 08/28/2009 6:44:42 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (Proud Member of the DHS radical list since Jan 20, 2009)
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To: Lazamataz; All

LOL. Agreed.

We all knew (or were expecting) this next sneaky shoe to drop.


18 posted on 08/28/2009 6:47:51 AM PDT by khnyny (Barack Obama and Chauncey Gardiner: separated at birth)
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To: khnyny

This is what happens when you elect a communist for president.


19 posted on 08/28/2009 6:49:52 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: mvpel
A lie repeated often enough becomes the truth, and it appears that Reuters has taken this lesson to heart.

Exactly.

When they realize that the lies just aren't cutting it anymore, I expect the next stage to be a total news blackout on any number of "sensitive" issues.
20 posted on 08/28/2009 6:52:13 AM PDT by khnyny (Barack Obama and Chauncey Gardiner: separated at birth)
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To: khnyny; All
"U.S. Moves Toward Formal Cut Off Of Aid To Honduras


21 posted on 08/28/2009 6:53:09 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Could iot be that Honduras is strategicly located on the drug trial and these leftist africans and shitcago thugs running or trying to run everything in US have some financial incentive to keep the trail open?


22 posted on 08/28/2009 6:55:31 AM PDT by dusttoyou (libs are all wee wee'd up and no place to go)
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To: dusttoyou

I wonder what the real inside reason for this is. Zero is meddling again. The coup reason just doesn’t make sense.


23 posted on 08/28/2009 6:58:33 AM PDT by Achilles Heel
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To: dusttoyou
Opps. shoulda run spellcheck.

Could it be that Honduras is strategically located on the drug trail and these leftist africans and shitcago thugs running or trying to run everything in US have some financial incentive to keep the trail open?

24 posted on 08/28/2009 6:59:43 AM PDT by dusttoyou (libs are all wee wee'd up and no place to go)
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To: khnyny

cut funding to acorn


25 posted on 08/28/2009 7:00:17 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Carley

they wont listen...you will have to send money to Honduras yourself....Bamer needs that money to overthrow the USA


26 posted on 08/28/2009 7:01:51 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: GreyFriar; dusttoyou

My question was rhetorical. Obsama is a thorough Marxist, but with one modification: he’s a self-worshipping one. He’ll take all of the whacked left suggestions he can get, and appoint all of the leftist nut-czars he can, but in the end, it is all about him, not the Movement.


27 posted on 08/28/2009 7:03:03 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really necessary?)
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To: Achilles Heel

More the merrier in the dictator wannabe theater.

Write a note to Honduras Embassy giving them some understanding that most Americans do not agree with this or most things nobama is trying to pull.


28 posted on 08/28/2009 7:03:31 AM PDT by dusttoyou (libs are all wee wee'd up and no place to go)
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To: 11th Commandment
On this matter however, it pisses me off because of the reason we are cutting off aid.

Exactly. All it is is squeezing Honduras in an old-fashioned thug/bully tactic; it is political extortion.

29 posted on 08/28/2009 7:03:33 AM PDT by KJC1
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Good, now Obama has more money to send to the P.A.


30 posted on 08/28/2009 7:03:33 AM PDT by OldArmy52 (The German High Command sent Lenin to destabilize Russia. Who sent Obama?)
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To: khnyny

I hope Honduras has the stones to throw the US bases out of their country if this is done. The pressure is on because the next legal elections in Honduras are coming up soon and after that the communists of the world will no longer be able to say the government is a results of a “coup”, the way the lying ba*****s do now.


31 posted on 08/28/2009 7:04:29 AM PDT by calex59
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To: edcoil

“All foreign aid should be stopped”

I didn’t know much about how foreign aid is doled out until 5 years ago when I moved to Eastern europe. If Americans with any sense (we KNOW who the other ones are) knew how little “AID” ever gets to the people who really need it that would start a taxpayer revolt. Far as I can see about 65 or 70% stays inside the beltway and falls into the hands of a bunch of slimebags who are only enriching themselves...whats left gets mostly eaten up by the local bureaucracy in the receiving country, and maybe 5 or 10% gets used on some stupid program that does no good anyway. The thing that really tops it off is the title they MAKE the local managers use: “Chief of Party”. I met one and when I saw the card I immediately said.. “Chief of Party?.. and thats the party you are having spending my tax dollars??”

ONLY a libtard bureaucrat would come up with a title like “Chief of Party”


32 posted on 08/28/2009 7:12:03 AM PDT by flash2368 (Scary Times)
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It is ashame that a country that is trying to defend democracy is getting punished for lawful actions. I keep thinking I am missing something because it seems so obvious to me what side the world should be on.


33 posted on 08/28/2009 7:13:13 AM PDT by TerP26
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To: TerP26
I keep thinking I am missing something because it seems so obvious to me what side the world should be on.

I doubt world leaders like to see their peers removed. Might give the subjects ideas.

34 posted on 08/28/2009 7:30:36 AM PDT by Darth Reardon
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To: KarlInOhio

I can’t wait for our removal of the treasonous prez. where is our military brass? they took the oath. Can’t they see what this asshat is doing to the country? Maybe they don’t have the brass.


35 posted on 08/28/2009 7:32:37 AM PDT by devistate one four (Back by popular demand: America love or leave it (GTFOOMC) TET68)
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To: khnyny
Another blow to lawful democratic process.
36 posted on 08/28/2009 7:40:10 AM PDT by Gabrial (ObamaCare: The efficiency of the Post Office, the compassion of the IRS, the costs of the Pentagon)
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To: khnyny

Rotten government we have today. IMHO Foggy Bottom has been a communist cesspool for years. Sad to say no new ground here.


37 posted on 08/28/2009 7:41:14 AM PDT by Nuc1 (NUC1 Sub pusher SSN 668 (Liberals Aren't Patriots))
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To: khnyny

Nine trillion in debt, yet we’re giving money to the PLO and others???


38 posted on 08/28/2009 7:43:41 AM PDT by Waco (OK Libs, stop emiting)
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To: RAO1125
Cut off foreign aid to EVERYONE, no exceptions. If you’re totally broke and can’t pay your rent, you don’t hand out $20s to your dead beat “friends.”

I agree with cutting off foreign aid, but if you print your own money, you might want a bunch of it out there so other people don't stop using it...

39 posted on 08/28/2009 7:47:32 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: dusttoyou
Could iot be that Honduras is strategicly located on the drug trial and these leftist africans and shitcago thugs running or trying to run everything in US have some financial incentive to keep the trail open?

Could be. I have wondered why a no-brainer like closing the Southern Border has eluded administrations for decades, too.

It isn't to have Communists roll the cigars...

40 posted on 08/28/2009 7:49:27 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: khnyny
Washington has already suspended about $18 million aid to Honduras following the June 28 coup and this would be formally cut if the determination is made because of a U.S. law barring aid "to the government of any country whose duly elected head of government is deposed by military coup or decree."

So if the Iranian people get rid of Ahmanutjob the US is barred from providing aid?

41 posted on 08/28/2009 7:54:32 AM PDT by JrsyJack (There's a little Jim Thompson in all of us)
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To: khnyny

Dictators never like a loss of power.


42 posted on 08/28/2009 8:04:36 AM PDT by wastedyears (Genesis, Sega CD and Saturn work, and my 360 red rings after 2 and a half years.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

So cut off foreign aid, boot out the UN, declare international agreements and trade deal not beneficiary to the US null and void, burn the Federal Reserve banks to the ground, and start using real money backed by something tangible. Coming soon via the 2nd American Revolution perhaps.


43 posted on 08/28/2009 8:06:59 AM PDT by RAO1125 (Neoconservatism:Failed. Socialism:Failing (again). Next up: Libertarianism)
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To: RAO1125
So cut off foreign aid,

Good.

... boot out the UN,

YES!

... declare international agreements and trade deal not beneficiary to the US null and void,

with caution and forethought, yes,

burn the Federal Reserve banks to the ground,

Just clean 'em out, the buildings ought to be worth something...

and start using real money backed by something tangible.

Sounds good to me. Unfortunately, the latter would mean we have to pay our debts in real money, and with the tab we've racked up, I'm not sure we could in 100 years.

44 posted on 08/28/2009 8:17:53 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: khnyny

Obama is leaving gaping holes for any conservative candidate in 2012 to exploit. No more phony McCain-style “he’s not a radical leftist” rhetoric. Someone has to say what is obvious: Obama is a radical leftist intent on destroying America.


45 posted on 08/28/2009 9:05:10 AM PDT by driftless2 (for long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion)
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To: edcoil
Well, if you want your friends to fail so that you'll later deal with the strengthened enemies, you certainly have a point there...

Our government has also existed on tariffs for most of its history --- do you want a return to that too?

46 posted on 08/28/2009 12:54:41 PM PDT by TopQuark
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To: TopQuark

What “friends” do we have after spending all this money? I am unaware of any international support for issues important to us.


47 posted on 08/28/2009 2:13:25 PM PDT by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: khnyny

And if Honduras closes Soto Cano airbase to the U.S. in return? What’s Obama going to threaten them with then?


48 posted on 08/28/2009 2:17:22 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: khnyny

And if Honduras closes Soto Cano airbase to the U.S. in return? What’s Obama going to threaten them with then?


49 posted on 08/28/2009 2:18:43 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: khnyny

This is unbelievable...except that it’s not, of course.

This makes me nearly as angry as the healthcare thing.

Those State Department people (*spit*) know good and well that what happened in Honduras was no “coup”.


50 posted on 08/28/2009 2:28:56 PM PDT by Yardstick
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