Falsely labeled as a coup d'état, the Honduran government, through their Military, deposed their president, Manuel Zelaya in June due to his illegal conduct in efforts to bypass the tiny country’s constitution.
Ever since they have been under assault from outside forces, including the United States current Obama administration to reseat Zelaya and in opposition to Honduras’s constitution and the wishes of the majority of its citizens.
Left-leaning media and supporters of worldwide Socialism have spared no effort in obscuring the legal maneuver of the Honduran government and ignore the deposed leaders call for insurrection, civil war, to return him to power for a scant 3 months, the scheduled termination of his constitutionally limited one term in November, 2009.
Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, mediating talks between the deposed leader and the interim government of Roberto Micheletti continues calling for Zelaya’s return and proposed a “unity government.”
Hidden within the proposal is the proposition to “grant amnesty for all political crimes committed before and after the June 28 coup.”
That proposal would negate Honduras’s charging Zelaya with the very crimes against “the economy, the citizenry and against the constitution” that brought about his ouster and could also allow him to reinstate the massive planned voter fraud to change the Honduran constitution to allow him to serve more than one term, that has been uncovered since his ouster.
Zelaya continues his threats to slink back into Honduras and set up a parallel government, undoubtedly to lead revolutionaries from other Latin American countries from which he will “lead the final battle against coup leaders.”
Initially, Zelaya accepted the terms of the proposed “unity government,” but has since said he “would not accept any form of power-sharing government,” claiming it would “unjustly reward coup leaders.”
In effect, should he win reinstatement, the entire Honduran government that unanimously voted for his ouster would have to be replaced, ostensibly with supporters of Zelaya who would then be free to allow Zelaya to impose his de facto dictatorship he was trying to set up.
On the other hand, interim President Roberto Micheletti has said that he is willing to step down only if Zelaya is not allowed to resume office and to move the date of the election up to allow the Honduran people to elect a new president.
Zelaya calls for Civil War.
Which man really has the best interests of the Hondurans at heart over his own personal ambition?
The Hondurans acted within the legal parameters of their constitution and are now attempting to uphold the rule of law.
Unlike bloody coups and revolutions of the past where deposed leaders were killed and Military Dictators seized power, there was no bloodshed in ousting Zelaya and the Military swiftly turned the presidency over to the Honduran Congress, who swore in Roberto Micheletti as interim president.
Instead of being praised for a peaceful ousting of a criminal leader, they have been ostracized by world leaders who demand the criminal be returned to power in such a deceptive manner that he would be free to oppress the Honduran people as he chooses.
While the world is focused on battling radical Jihadists in the Middle East, the age-old scourge of communism, masquerading as socialism or progressiveness, is attacking on the flanks of freedom lovers in Latin America.
Honduras must be supported.
Zelaya must not be returned to power. His call for civil war alone should wake up the masses to his real intent.
As more and more Latin Americans lose their freedoms to Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez’s socialism he is spreading across the hemisphere, tiny Honduras may represent freedoms last stand.
UPDATE: US Amb. Llorens Betrays America, Talks Falter (Spanish)
mp3 download of Fred Thompson on Honduras.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Posted by Lew Waters at 11:53 AM