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Honduras Defends Its Democracy Fidel Castro and Hillary Clinton object.

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posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 08:43 PM
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Honduras Defends Its Democracy Fidel Castro and Hillary Clinton object.


online.wsj.com

That Mr. Zelaya acted as if he were above the law, there is no doubt. While Honduran law allows for a constitutional rewrite, the power to open that door does not lie with the president. A constituent assembly can only be called through a national referendum approved by its Congress.

But Mr. Zelaya declared the vote on his own and had Mr. Chávez ship him the necessary ballots from Venezuela. The Supreme Court ruled his referendum unconstitutional, and it instructed the military not to carry out the logistics of the vote as it normally would do.

The top military commander, Gen. Romeo Vá
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posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 08:43 PM
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The top military commander, Gen. Romeo Vásquez Velásquez, told the president that he would have to comply. Mr. Zelaya promptly fired him. The Supreme Court ordered him reinstated. Mr. Zelaya refused.

Calculating that some critical mass of Hondurans would take his side, the president decided he would run the referendum himself. So on Thursday he led a mob that broke into the military installation where the ballots from Venezuela were being stored and then had his supporters distribute them in defiance of the Supreme Court's order.

The attorney general had already made clear that the referendum was illegal, and he further announced that he would prosecute anyone involved in carrying it out. Yesterday, Mr. Zelaya was arrested by the military and is now in exile in Costa Rica.


Ahhh... now we have the rest of the story...


It's not surprising that chavistas throughout the region are claiming that he was victim of a military coup. They want to hide the fact that the military was acting on a court order to defend the rule of law and the constitution, and that the Congress asserted itself for that purpose, too.


The military was acting on a court order to defend their constitution. Something I guess Obama would denounce. I am soooo glad to see this in the WSJ. Maybe, just maybe, this story might really get out.

Note: The WSJ just called Clinton (and Obama by proxy) a chavista.

online.wsj.com
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[edit on 30/6/2009 by Iamonlyhuman]



posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 08:53 PM
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Is it not great to see how everyone is so against what happened in Honduras? It was done by the country's constitution and it's illegal? It's good to see that in some places the people still are defended by their laws and not strangled with them!!



posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 08:56 PM
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Yes but the very real problem is that Obama is saying that this LEGAL action was illegal. Either he's very sadly misinformed or he's seriously against the rule of law.


The struggle against chavismo has never been about left-right politics. It is about defending the independence of institutions that keep presidents from becoming dictators. This crisis clearly delineates the problem. In failing to come to the aid of checks and balances, Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Insulza expose their true colors.



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