Monday, June 29, 2009

Honduran President Ousted in Coup

The rich and military elite have done it again and followed the same step by step process of the attempted cout de ta of Venezuelan in the year 2000. The Honduran president, Manuel Zelaya, was ousted by the army on Sunday after pressing ahead with plans for a referendum that opponents said could lay the groundwork for his eventual re-election, in the first military coup in Central America since the end of the cold war. source

The army entered the presidential palace, disarmed the presidential guard, and put President Zelaya on a one way plane to Costa Rica; at least they did not kill him. Later that day the Honduran congress voted Zelaya out of his presidency and appointed Roberto Micheletti as president, but Zelaya says that he his the democratically elected president of Honduras.
President Obama has stated that he does not agree with kicking out Mr.Zelaya, but the problem is that leaders of the Honduran military coup were trained in the United States. Fort Benning, Georgia has been known to produce graduates that are experts at torture, death squads, and other unique and wonderful ways of destroying human lives.

According to the watchdog group School of Americas Watch, Gen. Vasquez trained at the
Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation at least twice — in 1976 and 1984 — when it was still called School of Americas. The Georgia-based U.S. military school is infamous for training over 60,000 Latin American soldiers, including infamous dictators, “death squad” leaders and others charged with torture and other human rights abuses. SOA Watch’s annual protest to shut down the Fort Benning training site draws thousands.

According to SOA Watch, the U.S. Army school has a particularly checkered record in Honduras, with over 50 graduates who have been intimately involved in human rights abuses. In 1975, SOA Graduate General Juan Melgar Castro became the military dictator of Honduras. From 1980-1982 the dictatorial Honduran regime was headed by yet another SOA graduate, Policarpo Paz Garcia, who intensified repression and murder by Battalion 3-16, one of the most feared death squads in all of Latin America (founded by Honduran SOA graduates with the help of Argentine SOA graduates).

General Vasquez isn’t the only leader in the Honduras coup linked to the U.S. training facility. As Kristin Bricker points out:

The head of the Air Force, Gen. Luis Javier Prince Suazo, studied in the School of the Americas in 1996. The Air Force has been a central protagonist in the Honduran crisis. When the military refused to distribute the ballot boxes for the opinion poll, the ballot boxes were stored on an Air Force base until citizens accompanied by Zelaya rescued them. Zelaya reports that after soldiers kidnapped him, they took him to an Air Force base, where he was put on a plane and sent to Costa Rica.


The worst part and the part that alarms me is the President Hugo Chavez (Venesuela), President Daniel Ortega (Nicaragua), President Evo Morales (Bolivia), and many others have said that they do not recognize "President" Roberto Micheletti. On top of that
Chávez said he would do everything necessary to reverse the coup against his close ally. He said he would respond militarily if his envoy to Honduras was attacked or kidnapped. Chaves stated that "I have put the armed forces of Venezuela on alert," he said on state television. If a new government was sworn in it would be defeated, Chávez said. "We will bring them down, we will bring them down, I tell you".

The military in Honduras is doing all it can to keep the coup going by cutting of the electricity for most of the day in Tegucigalpa,seizing television and radio stations taking them off air, and only rich Hondurans with access to the Internet and cable television were able to follow the day’s events. All while military tanks and military planes flew overhead. Oh yeah and the classic trade mark of tyranny of a 9pm curfew was placed nationwide. source

Good news though the citizens of Honduras are not spineless because they blocked the street to stop the army from arriving at the presidential palace while they threw rocks and yelled "Traitors! Traitors!".

If that was not enough the Venezuelan, Cuban, and Nicaraguan Ambassadors to Honduras were also kidnapped.

Military personnel kidnapped the ambassadors of Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua in Honduras, along with the Honduran Foreign Relations Minister Patricia Rodas, according to Venezuela’s ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Roy Chaderton.

Chaderton made the announcement just before noon today during an emergency meeting of the OAS in Washington that was convened to respond to the military coup d’etat underway in the Honduras.

“Excuse the interruption, it is an urgent matter. I have just received information in this moment that the ambassadors of Nicaragua, Cuba, Venezuela,and Foreign Relations Minister Patricia Rodas have been kidnapped by a group of hooded military agents,” said Chaderton.

All i can say is that the globalist are hard at work....


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