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Originally posted by whatukno
So your assuming that because the President made an opinion saving us taxpayer money that he now will circumvent our constitution and try and run for a third term?
The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday condemned the ouster of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya and called for his immediate return to office.
Meanwhile Tuesday in the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa, soldiers and police set up a chain-link fence before dawn to seal off the area in front of the presidential palace, where thousands of protesters clashed with riot police the day before. At one point on Monday, police fired several canisters of tear gas to keep the crowd back from the building. At least 38 people were reportedly detained, while a congresswoman reported seeing 30 people injured in a single hospital following the violence.
Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
This was hardly a 'violent' regime change. In fact no one was killed. They simply put the former President of Hondurus on a plane to Costa Rica and said don't come back.
What was illegal was the former President of Hondurus not abiding by a Hondurun Supreme Court Ruling days before clearly stating it was against the Constitution of the Country for the President to include a Non-Binding Ballot resolution on midterm election Ballots to gauge support for creating an amendment to the Constitution of Hondurus allowing the President to have more than one term in the office of President. The Honduran Constitution only allows for one term only for the President.
Even after the Supreme Court of Hondurus ruled that the President could not put it to the people of the nation as a Non-Binding Referendum on the Ballots he went a. and had it put on the Ballots anyway.
The Ballots which were to be distributed on Monday were rounded up along with the now former President and all put on a one way plane to Costa Rica which by the way has more species of flora and fauna than any other country in the world a first class symphony and opera and no standing army, the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans easily accessed in one days driving and Volcanoes and sent him there where he can be President for life in his own mind in a very nice place, instead of trying to set himself up for President for Life in Hondurus like Castro has done in Cuba, Chavez is doing in Venezualla and people like Saddam Hussein were in Iraq.
Not a shot was fired, no one was hurt or killed, most of all the Honduran Constitution which unlike our Supreme Court and our Constitution, the Hondurans evidently take their Supreme Court and Constitution very seriously. I bet they wouldn't shy away from making an elected President show his birthcertificate.
The Honduran people did the right thing, they got rid of a would be dictator who himself was acting illegally.
Poor Obama has to be seeing the writing on the wall long about now. The Honduran President removed, the people in Iran rioting over election results, it just isn't a good time to be an unpopular President in the world Mr. Soreto, if I were you I would straighten up and take notice and fly straight!
Originally posted by whatukno
Listen, it's all about the money. The money (YOUR MONEY) that we won't be sending there because we don't like what they did to whoever.
This is bad? It's bad to not send our tax payer dollars overseas?
That's what his opinion is all about. It's less a statement about what they did, it's more about what we aren't going to send to a country. Your Tax dollars.
Is that bad?
Originally posted by Ferris.Bueller.II
Why is he sticking his nose into Honduras' business? Is he doing this to support his buddies in Venezuela and Cuba who are backing the ousted President?