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Honduras says Nicaragua has troops moving on border

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posted on Jul, 5 2009 @ 03:40 PM
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Honduras says Nicaragua has troops moving on border


www.reuters.com

TEGUCIGALPA, July 5 (Reuters) - Honduras' interim President Roberto Micheletti said on Sunday Nicaraguan troops were moving to the mutual frontier and urged Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega to respect Honduran sovereignty.

He gave no further details about troop movements in Nicaragua which shares a border with Honduras to the southeast of the Honduran capital Tegucigalpa.

His comments came as ousted President Manuel Zelaya attempted to fly home a week after he was ousted in a coup. Zelaya is a left-wing ally of Ortega and Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez.

The interim government
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posted on Jul, 5 2009 @ 03:40 PM
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This is interesting... a war could break out real soon... The ousted hondurian leader is trying to come back at the same time, defying the new hondurian leader.

The whole thing is interesting since those who made the coup were trained by the CIA at the School Of Americas. And the ousted president wanted to do like Hugo Chavez and abolish the terms limits... and in 2008, he called for the legalisation of drugs to end the drug wars, which could hurt the CIA drug trade in South America.

We'll see what happens.

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[edit on 5-7-2009 by Vitchilo]



posted on Jul, 5 2009 @ 04:25 PM
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This is particularly concerning to me.

The West seems to be publicly condemning the coup but supporting it in private.

BBC- Obama Calls Coup Illegal.

This could lead to a very difficult situation if Nicaragua invades. How will the West act then?



I'm concerned why Obama keeps calling the coup illegal but does not seem to realize that they are only trying to restore the Honduran Constitution.

Mel Zelaya was going ahead with a referendum to allow him to change the Constitution to extend his term in office. The Honduran Supreme Court ruled the referendum illegal but the Honduran President decided to go ahead with the referendum anyway. The Congress, the military, the Supreme Court and attorney general were against the referendum.


Associated Press Article

Opponents say he wants to rewrite the charter to allow re-election so he can seek to stay in power. And Honduras' top court, Congress and the attorney general have all said his plans are illegal since they would violate constitutional clauses barring some changes.


Joint Chiefs General Romeo Vasquez was removed from his post after he refused to support the President's call for a referendum. The Supreme Court ordered him to restore Vasquez to office which the president refused to do.

The military in my opinion is trying to protect the Honduran Constitution.

As long as they return power to civilian authorities in a free election, they have made the best of a bad situation.

[edit on 5-7-2009 by Studious]



posted on Jul, 5 2009 @ 04:28 PM
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They would probably ask for UN intervention, ask for withdraw of troops and new elections in Honduras, which of course all candidates would be bought and paid for.

Acting military IMO won't be in the cards.



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