‘The Shameful Siege of Honduras Continues’

Assigned Reading: Subverting Honduran Democracy
(FROM: The Washington Times)

The shameful siege of Honduras continues. In the past few weeks, the United States has cut more than $30 million in non-humanitarian aid, suspended most visa services and sided with Venezuela, Cuba and other of Latin America’s worst dictatorships in undermining democracy. Meanwhile, the people of Honduras are desperately trying to maintain their freedom and prevent the return of a regime that Washington is committed to forcing down their throats.

The United States rushed to the wrong side of this issue when former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was ousted on June 28, and since then it has reinforced a bad policy. Rather than seek means of mitigating the crisis, the United States clings obdurately to demands that Mr. Zelaya be returned to power. The “San Jose process,” a peace initiative brokered by Costa Rican President Oscar Arias that the United States supports, would place Mr. Zelaya in office to serve out the rest of his term, which ends in January. But the Honduran government – all of it, the president, Congress and the Supreme Court – has determined that Mr. Zelaya’s ouster was a legal response to his illegal attempts to rig a referendum to establish himself as president for life. This scheme followed the model of Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez.

We’ve touched upon the ongoing situation in Honduras several times here at America’s Right, perhaps most notably in Honduras and Barack Obama’s ‘Justice-Driven’ Foreign Policy. For that reason, and because I’m trying to stock up on good, evergreen material for you readers for throughout the week (as I try desperately to gain footing at home in personal matters), I’m not going to reiterate those points now.

Still, as Chairman Obama plays diplomat-in-chief at the U.N. Security Council this week, I think it’s important for everybody to reacquaint themselves with his administration’s handling of the Honduran crisis, and this Washington Times piece is an excellent resource for doing just that.

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  1. Rix says:

    Obama's policy on Honduras has nothing to do with his "justice-driven" agenda. He sets a national precedent for his own coup d'etat and, failing that, secures himself an ally in Venezuela to flee to when things go hairy.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I said it before…. he needs this to set a precedent……. and so that he has support among his leftist dictators when he attempts this in the US.

    He WILL be discovered to be ineligible to hold the office, and Chairman Obamao will NOT go quietly.

    He will need all the 'international' support to return in kind for the support he is giving now.

    By then there will (sadly) be only one course of action left…. which is called for (and REQUIRED) by OUR constitution.

  3. I BE BUFFING says:

    Rix, and Anonymous, are right.

  4. Anonymous says:

    For Honduras it is a constitutional issue, The military followed Article 239 of their constitution and threw the president out of the country. I'm shocked at Obamas position on this because we all know he has sworn to uphold our constitution, but yet he spits on theirs???

  5. Anonymous says:

    10:40, you must be kidding, he spits on ours also.

  6. Anonymous says:

    my evil thinking tells me that the supporting of zelaya( chavez´s & castro´s puppet) was found to have commited treason ..and by law he had to go
    therefore the only reason for not supporting a democratic process, and supporting the caudillo zelaya(his body reading is obnoxious)is becuse of the fear that something like could happen in washington

  7. Anonymous says:

    Moamer Qaddafi, in his first address to the United Nations:

    "We Africans are happy and proud that a son of Africa is president of the United States."

    “We are content and happy if Obama can stay forever as the president of America," he said.

  8. Anonymous says:

    This is what happens when you put a Kenyan in the White House.

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