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Troops Arrest Honduran President

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posted on Jun, 28 2009 @ 12:35 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the action taken against Honduras' president should be condemned by everyone. She says Honduras must embrace the principles of democracy and respect constitutional order.

Meanwhile, Bolivian President Evo Morales also denounced the coup and urged the international community and social movements to condemn the anti-democratic action.

EDIT: Link

QUITO, June 28 (Reuters) - Ecuador said it will not recognize any new government in Honduras after a military coup against President Manuel Zelaya.

Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa is an ally of Zelaya and Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, who threatened military action if his envoy in the Central American country was attacked or kidnapped.

Ecuador "will not recognize any government that is not that of President Manuel Zelaya," the foreign ministry said. (Reporting by Alonso Soto; Editing by Chris Wilson)

Are all the Central and South American nations that are speaking out tight with Honduras?

[edit on 28/6/2009 by Muppetus Galacticus]

posted on Jun, 28 2009 @ 12:39 PM

Originally posted by Karlhungis
I just wanted to point out that if our government was really sincere with their "concern" about the situation in Iran, surely they will be concerned about this as well right? Shouldn't they be trying to intervene here and pass some sensational legislation to feign, I mean show their support?

Barack Obama said he was "deeply concerned" and that's all you are gonna get.

posted on Jun, 28 2009 @ 12:41 PM

Originally posted by Sundancer
I wish that our military had the balls to do that five years ago. I think all US politicos are crooks and the voting machines are rigged. For this reason alone they shouldn't be given the option of a second term.

Edit to add
Star and flag for you!

[edit on 28-6-2009 by Sundancer]

Gee I wish they had the balls to do it now.

posted on Jun, 28 2009 @ 12:55 PM
Funny that the EU, Obama, and Chavez have concerns and oppositions for this "coup"

Then again, it must be worrying to power hungry political leaders when they see a military DEFENDING ITS OWN CONSTITUTION FOR ONCE. This guy was trying for an extra 4 years, laws have to be followed.

Maybe its time for the U.S. military to follow their oath and start giving a hard look at our politicians who are blatantly shredding the U.S. Constitution.

posted on Jun, 28 2009 @ 12:57 PM
No change in the date for elections

TEGUCIGALPA, June 28 (Reuters) - Honduras will go ahead with its presidential election as planned on Nov. 29, the country's top electoral court said on Sunday in a statement read on the radio.

Honduran soldiers arrested President Manuel Zelaya and expelled him from the country over his attempt to hold a vote on changing the constitution to allow presidential re-election. (Reporting by Mica Rosenberg; editing by Chris Wilson)

posted on Jun, 28 2009 @ 01:00 PM
I don't see a problem with what they are doing.

Obama is saying they should respect the rule of law, and the Supreme Court and Congress ruled the referendum illegal. The Pres. of Honduras tried to go ahead with the referendum, so he broke the law, and was subsequently arrested.

If anybody was supporting a coup it was Chavez. Unfortunately, term limits for a president is one of those things that has to stay in place no matter what the people want.

posted on Jun, 28 2009 @ 01:08 PM
So, Chavez wants Obama to speak out about this in one breath, and then blames the CIA for the whole thing in the next.

Caracas, (Prensa Latina)-. Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez requested Sunday that US President Barack Obama, to be pronounced against the military coup in Honduras, which he considered is carried out with the participation of the Central Intelligence Agency.

In statements to television channel Telesur, Chavez stated that he rejected the coup "right from its bone marrow" and asked the Honduran military troops not to face the people that went out to the streets to request the return of President Manuel Zelaya.

"The United States has a lot to do with this, Obama should be pronounced to reject the coup right from the marrow," the Venezuelan leader stated.

posted on Jun, 28 2009 @ 01:17 PM
Next up: Chile

Tegucigalpa, (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Communist and Socialist parties of Chile expressed on Sunday their rejection of destabilization plans to hinder democratic constitutional reforms in Honduras.

Former Health Minister Juan Carlos Concha (under Salvador Allende) and Rony Nunez, of the Socialist Party foreign relations committee, also warned of coup plans in Honduras.

Concha and Nunez arrived in Tegucigalpa yesterday at the invitation of authorities to observe the carrying out of a national survey today on holding a referendum about a constituent assembly together with elections in November.

posted on Jun, 28 2009 @ 01:21 PM
reply to post by Muppetus Galacticus

I've noticed a pattern going on in South America. All the socialist and communist are saying this is bull and this and that. When the guy clearly broke the law.

Funny how the same very people that say we should uphold the law, but only if it agrees with their agenda.

posted on Jun, 28 2009 @ 01:21 PM

The Ambassador of Honduras to the Organization of American States (OAS), Carlos Sosa said this Friday that his country needs a quick answer from the Inter-American system, aimed at guaranteeing the democratic institutionality in the Central American country.

During his participation in the extraordinary session of the OAS, taking place in the headquarter of the Organization in Washington, United States, addressed to deal with the Honduras' issue, Sosa stated that “it is time to use our democratic charter not to make comments on it, but to put it into practice.”

Thus, he appealed for the article 17 of the Charter, which reads: “When the government of a member state considers that its democratic political institutional process or its legitimate exercise of power is at risk, it may request assistance from the Secretary General or the Permanent Council for the strengthening and preservation of its democratic system.”

posted on Jun, 28 2009 @ 01:25 PM

Originally posted by desert
Thanks for the news! Years ago this would have been in msm, but msm is so tabloidized, no world news like there used to be.

Yep this is what happens to news in a "Free Market". Evidently Americans don't like to hear about other countries... as a whole.

Late at night I when I watch TV it amazes me how I can't really get a "24 hours news channel". What I can get is a 24 hour "topic of the day" channel, which has no complexity and doesn't show anything going on in any other part of the world or even real news here in the states...

It's not the MSM... It's simply American News....

posted on Jun, 28 2009 @ 01:33 PM

San Jose - Flanked by the Costa Rican president and less than a day after he was ousted from his own country by a military coup, Honduran President Manuel Zelaya said he plans to attend a regional leadership summit in Managua on Monday. Speaking in Costa Rica, to where he was exiled after the Sunday morning coup, Zelaya said he continues to serve as the legitimate president of Honduras. He called on the people of Honduras to engage in peaceful resistance to the coup.

"The Honduran people will never accept this illegal regime," he said.

Costa Rican President Oscar Arias was at his side. According to reports, Zelaya showed up at Arias' door Sunday morning in his pyjamas after the ouster by the Honduran military.

The countries that make up the Bolivarian Alliance of the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) reaffirmed their support to the Government of Hondura's president Jose Manuel Zelaya during an extraordinary meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS).

Delegations from Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Venezuela, through their Ambassadors to Washington, expressed their democratic conviction and mediated so that the constitutional order in Honduras is not infringed and that the President of that nation is respected.

posted on Jun, 28 2009 @ 01:47 PM
Word from inside Honduras is that Congress has read, and accepted, the President's letter of resignation. Did they need to do this though? Everyone knows the letter is fake, so how does this help those who are taking charge?

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TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Honduran Congress votes to accept what it claims is President Manuel Zelaya's resignation.

I have also heard that this letter has Zalaye's signature. I understand what they did to remove him, but I really don't understand this move. How is forging a letter and signature legal? I know they want to swear in Micheletti, but is this the only way to do it?

[edit on 28/6/2009 by Muppetus Galacticus]

posted on Jun, 28 2009 @ 02:25 PM
A human rights group in the country has accused CNN of outright lying on this story (They're not saying a whhole lot on this though, are they?), and CNN International has been taking off the air nationwide. No links yet; merely Twitter.

posted on Jun, 28 2009 @ 02:45 PM
Here is a live blog of the emergency meeting of the OSA

posted on Jun, 28 2009 @ 02:58 PM

According to the watchdog group School of Americas Watch, Gen. Vasquez trained at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation at least twice -- in 1976 and 1984 -- when it was still called School of Americas.

The Georgia-based U.S. military school is infamous for training over 60,000 Latin American soldiers, including infamous dictators, "death squad" leaders and others charged with torture and other human rights abuses. SOA Watch's annual protest to shut down the Fort Benning training site draws thousands.

According to SOA Watch, the U.S. Army school has a particularly checkered record in Honduras, with over 50 graduates who have been intimately involved in human rights abuses. In 1975, SOA Graduate General Juan Melgar Castro became the military dictator of Honduras. From 1980-1982 the dictatorial Honduran regime was headed by yet another SOA graduate, Policarpo Paz Garcia, who intensified repression and murder by Battalion 3-16, one of the most feared death squads in all of Latin America (founded by Honduran SOA graduates with the help of Argentine SOA graduates).

posted on Jun, 28 2009 @ 03:00 PM
This is such hypocrisy. The guy is illegal in his actions. The army is right.

How ironic that such a small and invisible nation has become the beacon for what it means to stand up against imperial presidents.

Obama shows his true colors here in his support. he's in the same crowed as The Socialists to the south.

If Obama doesn't pick the right side, it will be dangerous to who he appears to serve.

You can either chose freedom and liberal politics, or personal power to the leadership and oppression. There's no intermingeling.

posted on Jun, 28 2009 @ 03:00 PM
Just so they don't feel out, it's Bolivia

La Paz, Jun 28 (PL) Bolivian President Evo Morales condemned on Sunday the kidnapped of his Honduran peer Manuel Zelaya by military officers.

"What is happening in Honduras due to the actions of military groups only contributes to discredit Armed Forces in countries in Latin America, which participate in their people's decision, said Morales.

posted on Jun, 28 2009 @ 03:06 PM
reply to post by Muppetus Galacticus

If what he says is true, are they not then acting in the ways the people want?

posted on Jun, 28 2009 @ 03:07 PM
reply to post by Muppetus Galacticus

jeez i wonder what he did to piss off the cia'da
or maybe the people got tired of being run by cia'da?

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