Tuesday, August 4, 2009

U.S. Supporting Communist Takeover of Honduras

By Alan Caruba

I could probably make some money if I bet most people they could not tell me where Honduras is and which nations it borders.

It is in the Central American region of nations between Mexico and the Panama Canal. It is bordered by Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua.

There’s been attention paid to Honduras because its former president, Manuel Zelaya tried to do an end-run around its constitution to become the same kind of president-for-life as Hugo Chavez of Venezuela. Chavez, whose hero is Fidel Castro, is a flat-out Communist and, of course, he is supporting Zelaya’s return to power.

There was no Military Coup

Zelaya was arrested on June 28 by the Honduras military on the orders of its supreme court that had found him guilty of violating the constitution. The arrest also had the approval of the Honduran congress. This was not a military coup or overthrow as the U.S. State Department would like people to believe. Zelaya was arrested and flown to Costa Rica. He was replaced by Roberto Micheletti, a member of his own party.

The Economist reports that “In opinion polls 60%-70% of those who express an opinion say they do not object to Mr. Zelaya’s removal.” Honduras remains peaceful. There are no riots in the streets, protests demanding his return, et cetera. What does that tell you?
Despite reports to the contrary, Micheletti told reporters last week that Zelaya could return to Honduras only to face trial for abuse of power and other charges. "Under no circumstances will we let him take possession of the government," he said.
Here’s where it becomes obvious that President Obama has taken sides with those who prefer a Communist thug to a constitutional replacement until Honduran national elections can be held in November.

Obama has made no secret of his Marxist preferences. At the Trinidad and Tobago Summit of the Americans, he made it clear that he was eager to see a “new beginning” in the U.S. relationship with Cuba. It is still in the grip of the Castro brothers and Raul just gave a speech reaffirm that Cuba will remain a Communist dictatorship.

At a recent meeting of the Organization of American States, steps were taken for Cuba to rejoin. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was among those voting to approve the acquittal of the Castro dictatorship. The State Department has refused to recognize the civil Honduran delegation that went to Washington to explain what occurred there.

Writing in Diario Las Americas, Miami, Amando Valladares, a former Cuban prisoner and a U.S. ambassador with the United Nations Commission on Human Rights during the Reagan and Bush governments, issued a strong warning that “the chancellors of the governments of the Americas could feel and see the grave internal Honduras situation, but all of them would rather wash their hands like Pilate did.”

The anti-Communist stand of Honduras is getting no support from the United States and, at the United Nations, there’s a debate regarding a new U.N. military doctrine called “Responsibility to Protect” that would be used as a cover to intervene in the sovereign affairs of a nation state. If approved, the first target would likely be Honduras.

Observers of events in the region believe that the U.S. would support a UN Security Council Resolution against the constitutional government of Honduras.

There is something obscene about a U.S. President opposing the peaceful and lawful transition of power in Honduras while favoring the OAS reinstatement Communist Cuba.

But that’s what you get when the first Marxist President of America makes policy.


Dave's Daily Day Dream said...

I am so glad that you are getting the word out regarding the Honduran events. It is a travesty that it has not been reported in the world's press. Our president will do anything IMHO to further his obvious goal of socialist domination.
The good news is that things are beginning to pile up on him and even his cohorts are having to comment on issues that they PRAYED would remain under the radar. Thanks Alan.

Louise W said...

I add my thanks to the others who are glad that you are speaking out on behalf of the Hondurans. As Obama continues to speak and govern, more and more Americans are seeing his real persona, and they don't like it. Socialism is just a starting point for Obama, communism is, I believe, his ultimate goal.

When someone is compelled to act in narcissistic fashion, he/she cannot always keep his true beliefs hidden. It occasionally surfaces without conscious thought. The "police acting stupidly" is a good example. Should Obama last for the remaining three and one-half years of his presidency, a second term will only be in his dreams.

The Hondurans will get no help from a President Obama. It's hard to believe an American, let alone an American President, would be AGAINST a people pursuing real Democracy.

Allano said...

I think the Honduras military acted in a very mild and gentlemany fashion getting the President out of bed in the middle of the night in his pyjamas and popping him across the border into Costa Rica, out of harm's way.

Carolyn said...

Hi Mr. Caruba. I like Jesse's comment as well as appreciate your post. It's an evil administration which would dictate to peaceful demorcracies such as Israel and Honduras while claiming not to want to meddle with dictatorships such as Iran, Cuba and their supporting comrades. They may very well believe they are trying to make a better world- a utopia, but it is in reality working to a more dangerous world.
Thank you for writing the truth. God Bless you Mr. Caruba

Unknown said...

Dead-on... as usual, Alan! Where were all these people, before the election, when we were screaming our heads off that Obama was/is a socialist? I am tickled that they are now becoming, somehow, aware of it, but it is sorta late!

Keep up the good work!


Luis D said...

SeƱor Caruda, good morning,

What a terrific post !!
I don't know if you are A GREAT AMERICAN OR NOT, but your writing is pointing out exactly where the problem has been since "EL MICO DEL INFIERNO", THE USURPOR/IMPOSTOR IN CHICK won in 2008,
We have a Communist, surrounded by malevolent idiots YES MEN/WOMEN who want the destruction of the American Way of Life,
This Puppet is no Leader but a follower and a FIRST CLASS NARCISSIST !!