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Originally posted by Hastobemoretolife
It wasn't a coup, the president was arrested and exiled because he broke the law. ...Zelaya broke the law, and was dealt with accordingly.
Originally posted by wutone
Originally posted by Zosynspiracy
If the Honduras military is protecting the Honduras Constitution that's AWESOME! That's their job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And hopefully our U.S. Military shows some of the pride and honor that the Honduran military have for their country and start protecting our Constitution.
Originally posted by wasaka
Both would describe the action in Honduras.
This was a sudden change by force and it could very
well be illegal. If our President was removed from
office by the military it certainly would be illegal.
I think there is good reason to think this action
in Honduras was just a illegal. If not, then why
did they create a fake resignation letter?
Originally posted by earlywatcher
obama is not naive, he knows exactly what he is doing. with all this talk about returning iran and honduras to constitutional law, our own president is taking us farther and farther away from the constitution of the US.
when are other world leaders going to ask for, even demand, that the US government return to constitutional law? it's a farce for this goverment to talk to anybody else about rogue activity.
we had an election but it didn't bring about the will of the people because honest candidates weren't offered. not much different than the iran situation where the guardian council chose the candidates.
our country is financially unstable and our government no longer represents the will of the people. time for other countries to start calling for a return to lawlful government int the us. how different are we really than honduras?
Organization of American States: The OAS called for an emergency meeting on Sunday, where it approved a resolution demanding "the immediate, safe and unconditional return of the constitutional president, Manuel Zelaya."Secretary-General José Miguel Insulza called the situation "a military coup."
Argentina: Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said: "I'm deeply worried about the situation in Honduras. It reminds us of the worst years in Latin America's history. We will demand that the OAS (Organization of American States) fully comply with the democratic charter that requires unconditional respect for democracy and, above all, the restoration of the Honduran president. I do not hesitate to call this a return to barbarity. All countries of the continent and the entire international community should demand the return of the democratically elected president."
Brazil: Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva condemned Honduras military coup, considering it "unacceptable", and assured that his peer Jose Manuel Zelaya must return back to his post as the only condition to keep relations with this country. Celso Amorim, the Brazilian Minister of External Relations issued a press release "strongly condemning the military action that resulted in the ousting of the President of Honduras," urging for his "immediate and unconditional return to power," and expressing "solidarity with the Honduran people."  the Brazilian ambassador in Honduras, who was on vacation in Brazil, was ordered not to return to Honduras.
Costa Rica: In a joint press conference with Manual Zelaya, Costa Rican President Óscar Arias condemned the coup and said that it "indicates that democracy in Latin America and its institutions are fragile and vulnerable". Arias also said that Zelaya was personally in "good condition" and that Costa Rica was offering Zelaya "all the courtesies that he deserves".
Peru: José García Belaúnde, the Foreign Minister of Peru, said that his government "strongly condemns" the coup and will push for the re-establishment of democracy in Honduras.
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?
Originally posted by xmotex
We're lucky to live in a country where the military has a long tradition of respecting the rule of law and the chain of command.
IMO the Honduran military seems to have done the wrong thing for arguably good reasons.
Honduras was a military dictatorship until 1982, nobody wants the Honduran Republic to fall apart.