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Obama: Ouster of Honduras President Was an Illegal Coup

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posted on Jun, 29 2009 @ 05:58 PM
So, the president of Honduras made an illegal attempt to waive term limits, and Obama backs him?!?!?

Obama: Ouster of Honduras President Was an Illegal Coup
President Obama says the United States still considers Manuel Zelaya to be the president of Honduras.

Monday, June 29, 2009

WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Monday declared that the United States still considers Manuel Zelaya to be the president of Honduras and assailed the coup that forced him into exile as "not legal," deepening the chasm between the Central American nation and much of the rest of the world.

"It would be a terrible precedent if we start moving backwards into the era in which we are seeing military coups as a means of political transition rather than democratic elections," Obama said in the Oval Office after meeting with Colombian President Alviro Uribe. "The region has made enormous progress over the last 20 years in establishing democratic traditions in Central America and Latin America. We don't want to go back to a dark past."

Leaders from across the Western Hemisphere and beyond called for return to power of Zelaya, who arrested on Sunday morning by soldiers who stormed his residence and forced him into exile. The country now has another president appointed by its Congress, Roberto Micheletti, who insisted that Zelaya was legally removed by the courts and Congress for violating Honduras' constitution and attempting to extend his own rule.

"We are very clear about the fact that President Zelaya is the democratically elected president," Obama said.

The United States, he said, will work the Organization of American States and other bodies to try to resolve the conflict peacefully.

The OAS was holding an emergency session on the crisis Tuesday.

Another article:

Chavez was the first to challenge term limits, followed by many other far-left south american dictators.

[edit on 29-6-2009 by Dbriefed]

posted on Jun, 29 2009 @ 09:27 PM
As opposed to the LEGAL coups that the CIA runs!
This man must get tired of the taste of his calf skin loafers. I believe he is little more than an articulate 'dubya'.

This is a ridiculous foreign policy strategy. I can summarize it in one phrase: Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil.

posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 04:42 AM
There seems to be much more going on here than meets the eye. Obama’s position on the matter seems to contradict the actions, or lack thereof of his administration.

Then there’s the apparent fact that at least two key leaders of the coup were USA trained. Perhaps Obama’s support for Zelalya is all for show? Or is he just that far outside the intelligence agency loop? Need to know and all that.

I’m still waiting for confirmation of this story that the Honduran ambassadors from Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua have been kidnapped.

Good thing we've got plenty of celebrity deaths to keep us preoccupied.


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