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Why in the world would Hillary and Obama support the Honduras president??

Read this factual accounting of the recent events in Honduras from the Wall Street Journal, and then somebody please explain why the Obama administration would even think of supporting the ousted Honduras president, who is trying to re-make his country into the next Venezuela?

Obama would not even stick his neck out to support the people fighting for freedom in Iran, but he WILL go as far as calling the events in Honuras illegal???  The actions taken there were directed by the nation's Supreme Court, and the president of that country was trying to force his country to act against its counstitution and its Supreme Court.

Will this president of ours EVER do something logical?  I simply don't get it.

Honduras Defends Its Democracy
Fidel Castro and Hillary Clinton object.

Hugo Chávez's coalition-building efforts suffered a setback yesterday when the Honduran military sent its president packing for abusing the nation's constitution.

It seems that President Mel Zelaya miscalculated when he tried to emulate the success of his good friend Hugo in reshaping the Honduran Constitution to his liking.

But Honduras is not out of the Venezuelan woods yet. Yesterday the Central American country was being pressured to restore the authoritarian Mr. Zelaya by the likes of Fidel Castro, Daniel Ortega, Hillary Clinton and, of course, Hugo himself. The Organization of American States, having ignored Mr. Zelaya's abuses, also wants him back in power. It will be a miracle if Honduran patriots can hold their ground.

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 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.

It remains to be seen what Mr. Zelaya's next move will be. 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.

Mrs. Clinton has piled on as well. Yesterday she accused Honduras of violating "the precepts of the Interamerican Democratic Charter" and said it "should be condemned by all." Fidel Castro did just that. Mr. Chávez pledged to overthrow the new government.

Honduras is fighting back by strictly following the constitution. The Honduran Congress met in emergency session yesterday and designated its president as the interim executive as stipulated in Honduran law. It also said that presidential elections set for November will go forward. The Supreme Court later said that the military acted on its orders. It also said that when Mr. Zelaya realized that he was going to be prosecuted for his illegal behavior, he agreed to an offer to resign in exchange for safe passage out of the country. Mr. Zelaya denies it.

Many Hondurans are going to be celebrating Mr. Zelaya's foreign excursion. Street protests against his heavy-handed tactics had already begun last week. On Friday a large number of military reservists took their turn. "We won't go backwards," one sign said. "We want to live in peace, freedom and development."

Besides opposition from the Congress, the Supreme Court, the electoral tribunal and the attorney general, the president had also become persona non grata with the Catholic Church and numerous evangelical church leaders. On Thursday evening his own party in Congress sponsored a resolution to investigate whether he is mentally unfit to remain in office.

For Hondurans who still remember military dictatorship, Mr. Zelaya also has another strike against him: He keeps rotten company. Earlier this month he hosted an OAS general assembly and led the effort, along side OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza, to bring Cuba back into the supposedly democratic organization.

The OAS response is no surprise. Former Argentine Ambassador to the U.N. Emilio Cárdenas told me on Saturday that he was concerned that "the OAS under Insulza has not taken seriously the so-called 'democratic charter.' It seems to believe that only military 'coups' can challenge democracy. The truth is that democracy can be challenged from within, as the experiences of Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and now Honduras, prove." A less-kind interpretation of Mr. Insulza's judgment is that he doesn't mind the Chávez-style coup.

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.


  • Yes, it doesn't make sense, does it?   Compared to the response to Iran, no surprise.   These people are leftists in charge of USAmerica, the exiled Honduran president was trying to change the country's constitution and its laws to remove FREEDOMS.   The Honduran people and its military acted! I hope our USmilitary will step up to the plate and choose FREEDOM when our time comes. Remember the Oath Keepers.

    The country of Honduras is about 2 million strong, they are a proud, independent people and were in the streets telling their President "KEEP CHAVEZ OUT OF OUR BUSINESS!" I saw it and heard it, Venezuela as well is going to have a revolt, just wait, they are going to try and suppress the events in Honduras, you see in Venezuela has their own $h1tStream media.

    The US better re-examine helping the Hondurans instead of the Chavez supported Zelaya, if Chavez gives military support to Zelaya, the US could oust Chavez by backing the Honduran constitutionalists and destroying Chavez's military, I can only dream. GANGSTAPUPPETOTUSPOS is an angry leftist.

    By jarasan, at 5:54 PM

  • I was thinking, could it be they are afraid the same thing might happen to them? They should be afraid. I hear we have lots of "white hats" in our military and they don't take kindly to the trampling of our Constitution or being called terrorists by this new hope and change BS admin.
    Hope and change? Looks more like Dope and Derange on steroids.
    I wish everyone would visit the Oath Keepers website and pass it on to all the military, police, civil servants, they know, and anyone who ever took the oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC.

    By TigerAngel, at 6:36 PM

  • Clinton and Obama obviously admire the 'above the law and Honduran Constitution' behavior of Zelaya. After all their behavior has emulated same.

    By konane, at 7:44 PM

  • We can only hope our own Supreme Court and military are up to the task when Dictator Obama tries the same trick to stay in office!

    By budward, at 10:29 PM

  • Money.

    By Kaptainess, at 6:14 AM

  • Zelaya will be speaking to the NY Un General assembly. The "coup" was legal according to the Honduran constitution but the fascists in the UN want to legitimize a fellow fascist. UN opinion does NOT trump a sovereign country's constitution! I want the UN out of the US immediately! UNations GTFO of the USAmerica! Take your globalist crap and put it where the sun don't shine.

    By jarasan, at 9:58 AM

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