When your aid recipients stop taking your calls Honduras: a strong condemnation from the OAS
Jun 282009

From Reuters:

“We recognize Zelaya as the duly elected and constitutional president of Honduras. We see no other,” the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told reporters in a conference call organized by the U.S. State Department.

One Response to “Way to go, anonymous U.S. official”

  1. Ron Williford Says:

    Nauseating to see the tepid U.S. Government crackdown on Iranian dissent, and fast on its heels the much more vocal support for Zelaya, a man obviously acting contrary to the constitution of Honduras. One might consider taking a look at the Honduran constitution to determine if there is a stipulation in it that prescribes a role for the Armed Forces of that nation to intervene in situations where the head of state ignores or violates the charter. Zelaya even scoffed at the Supreme Court of his nation.

    Andres Oppenheimer, Miami Herald, 28 Jun 09, wrote regarding ALBA members Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Nicaragua and Honduras (up to yesterday):

    “It looks like all these presidents are following the same script.
    Act 1: Portray yourself as an anti-system outsider — sometimes by staging a military coup attempt, like Chávez, or by leading violent riots, like Bolivia’s Evo Morales — and become an instant media celebrity.
    Act 2: Once elected, you change the Constitution and introduce a clause that allows you to stay in power beyond your current term.
    Act 3: With the new Constitution in place, you call early elections.
    Act 4: Once reelected, you claim that Washington, the Church and the oligarchy are trying to kill you and use that pretext to ban opposition leaders and close down critical media, paving the way for ruling with a token opposition and assuming near absolute powers.”

    President for life was a concept that I thought had died.

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