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Obama To Impose Values On Honduras

From an outraged (at Honduras) Associated Press:

Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya laughs during his news conference at the end of the special general assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington July 1, 2009.

OAS gives 3-day deadline to Honduran coup leaders

By Barry Schweid, AP Diplomatic Writer

WASHINGTON – Honduran coup leaders have three days to restore deposed President Manuel Zelaya to power, the Organization of American States said Wednesday, before Honduras risks being suspended from the group

OAS Secretary-General Jose Miguel Insulza delivered what he called "an ultimatum" as OAS talks regarding the crisis dragged into the early morning hours. The talks began Tuesday afternoon.

In a sharply worded resolution, the OAS said it vehemently condemned the coup and "the arbitrary detention and expulsion" of Zelaya.

Also Wednesday, a Pentagon spokesman said joint U.S.-Honduran military operations are on hold.

"We’ve postponed any activities in Honduras right now as we assess that situation," spokesman Bryan Whitman said.

Whitman would not be specific, but the suspension could be far-reaching, since the United States runs a large Central American security and counternarcotics operation from a jointly run air base in Honduras

The coup, the OAS resolution said, has produced an "unconstitutional alteration of the democratic order." The envoys demanded Zelaya’s immediate and safe return to power

Zelaya has said he intends to return home accompanied by Insulza, the presidents of Argentina and Ecuador and the head of the U.N. General Assembly to seek restoration of his authority.

Roberto Micheletti, named by Honduras’ Congress as the new president, said Tuesday that Zelaya could be met with an arrest warrant if he returned…

The U.N. adopted a resolution calling on all 192 U.N. member states not to recognize any government in Honduras other than Zelaya’s…

The United States said it saw no acceptable solution to Zelaya’s ouster other than returning him to power. State Department spokesman Ian Kelly told reporters that the U.S. was still reviewing whether to cut off aid to the Central American nation.

We’re not sure. But this sounds a little like the OAS is meddling in Honduras’ internal affairs.

In fact, it sounds like they are trying to impose their values on the citizens of Honduras.

Surely, Mr. Obama can’t be such a hypocrite.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, July 1st, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

22 Responses to “Obama To Impose Values On Honduras”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    America’s financial scions have a long history of forcing Central America to be their biatch [1]. Personally, I’m of the opinion that Obama – being Goldman Sachs boy in every derogatory sense of the term – has been issued his marching orders by Blankfein, and responded accordingly.

    Honduras was scheduled for takeover by Chavez, per GS strategies. Biatch Obama immediately called for GS’ playbook and ordered little Honduras to fall in line or face the consequences.

    And you thought you live in a free country.


    [1] Smedly Butler, former Commandant of The Marines Corps and still their most decorated Marine, ever. If he says something contrary to your world view, then you need to re-think your world view until you have his Been There, Done That experience …

    I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested.

  2. proreason says:

    How can Obamy be President of the World if he contradicts the OAS?

    It’s been 6 months. Time to begin focussing on the next job.

  3. tranquil.night says:

    I’ve thought about the blatant hypocrisy here about as much as I can afford without getting depressed. You attack this from all the usual Obama angles: political, ‘diplomatic,’ sociopathic-compulsive-lying.. nothing really fits a mold. Sure he doesn’t want to rub his chum comrade Chavez the wrong way, but I don’t think that alone would be enough to get him to dance on such a tightrope.

    What’s the one difference between Iran and Honduras?
    The coup was successful in Honduras. That’s the only thing that is relevant to Obama here since we know he doesn’t give a damn about democracy, the people’s will, or anything else good.

    So this whole Iran/Honduras parallel has done nothing but to serve as a warning for American conservatives and the military: coups won’t fly in the international community. In other words, “Beat me (and my fraudulent COI/ACORN army) at the polls and you can have your country back. Just you dare to try and protest or overthrow me and just see what happens..”

    The Bamster’s really throwing down the gauntlet. He wants 4 unadulterated years of morphogenesis.

  4. texaspsue says:

    Gee, why didn’t they do this in Iran when Imanutjob lost the election? Such a dilemma, to meddle or not to meddle. I guess the direction that our Country is heading has become abundantly clear.

  5. Reality Bytes says:

    “Sniff-Sniff” Is that smoke coming from the friction between DOD & Obama?

  6. Surely, Mr. Obama can’t be such a hypocrite.

    Hypocrisy? Never.

    Story idea for a new multi-million dollar Obama book deal entitled ‘ Dreams of a Third Term’, absolutely.

    (Golly, Steve. You’re just too jaded ;-)

  7. Howard Roark says:

    Isn’t it funny that this new president, who wasn’t just placed there by military might, but actually voted into office by the entire Honduran Congress, is a proud member of the Liberal party of Honduras, like Zelaya? If anyone can’t wrap their mind around the way that a liberal can be a fascist, then perhaps you need to quit relying on American college textbooks for real-world explanations of Fascism: check it out here.

  8. bill says:

    Colonel Obama has values? Maybe he would share?

  9. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Selwyn Duke at American Thinker provides an excellent synopsis.

    To the average American, Blammo’s (empty) words summon up a righteous indignation at the (imagined) violation democracy but never one mention of the rule of law.

    Selwyn’s article in AT:


    • proreason says:

      Rusty, thanks for the link. I hadn’t read that until you pointed it out.

      Many interesting points there, but this one jumped out at me:

      “However, like so many apparent megalomaniacs, Zelaya greatly overestimated his popularity. The groundswell of citizen support he had counted on didn’t materialize”

      I think we are seeing the same in our own little banana republic.

      For anyone interested, the article also has a very interesting perspective on why Libwits continually spout democracy but end up doing exactly what those who have siezed power wanted to do anyway.

  10. canary says:

    Honduras was scheduled for takeover by Chavez, per GS strategies

    And earlier AP article said that Obama had known for weeks about the problem, and he did nothing when he saw their constitution was being violated. This is a sign that Obama would pull the same caper if he could. Why didn’t Obama speak out weeks ago if he knew? Just as he didn’t want to speak out about Ahhmadman’s corruption. There is a power seed or chip inplantted in the likes of Obama, Chavez, Ahhmadman, Hitler, N. Korea’s madman, or at the least like UK Royality continued role-playing supported by little people, that exists since the beginning of time.
    Obama truly see’s himself on a higher level than the rest of man-kind. He’s in a chosen one mode that has no boundries or ending.

    • catie says:

      Canary, yes he is a “chosen one” isn’t he? I wonder if his mother and whatever man she had about the house or those typical white grandparents ever said a cross word to this clown.

    • Howard Roark says:

      I wonder if his mother and whatever man she had about the house or those typical white grandparents ever said a cross word to this clown.

      Right on, Catie. I also wonder if Barry ever had his ass kicked–based on the way he thinks the rules don’t apply to him (Rezko, birth certificate, “we won”, etc), I’d say no.

    • neocon mom says:

      Exactly. He sees nothing wrong with it. Isn’t he about the same age as Mugabe when he took control of Zimbabwe?

    • canary says:

      dreams from my father barrack obama (middle school literature book).
      ~ Over lunch, I explained to a group of boys that my father was a prince.
      “My grandfather, see, he’s a chief. It’s sort of like the king of a tribe, you know…like Indians. So that makes my father a prince. He’ll take over when my grandfather dies.”
      “What about after that ?” one of my friends asked as we emptied our trays into the trash bin. “I mean, will you go back and be a prince?”
      “Well…if I want to, I could. It’s sort of complicated, see,’ cause the tribe is full of warriors. Like Obama…that means ‘Burning Spear’. The men in our tribe all want to be chief, so my father has to settle these feuds before I can come.”

      (Obama is livid and distressed when his father visits and the teacher invites him to speak at the prestigous prep school his grandfather pulled strings to get him in. He dreads the children learning of all the lies he’s told them)

      Obama said at the beach his white grandfather would tell people that Obama was the great-grandson of King Kamehameha, Hawaii’s first monarch. located 25.

      Starting at 11-12 yrs old, his grandfather always took him to the poker games and bars he’d sip on coke, and look at the pornography such as Disney characters in compromising positions. 77
      His gramps introduced him to a communist author, who became Obama’s confident and mentor.
      His liked living with his grandparents during his teens drinking and drugging, because they had an unspoken deal, he could do as he pleased as long as he didn’t bring it home. Hung around kids shooting up drugs too. He was worried he had come to place of ending up a druggie. Went to Occidental college, continued the wild partys. Went to NYC and lived with a heavy drug addict, but didn’t say if he did them with his room mate.

  11. neocon mom says:

    Obama is imposing his values on Iran as well. A superpower doesn’t have the option of being inconsequential.

  12. MinnesotaRush says:

    The o-blah-blah administration .. a.k.a. the “Amer-i-meddler” .. or, the “Amer-i-liar” .. or the “Amer-i-phony” .. or the “Amer-i-fraud” ..

    Feel free to add to the list if you care to.

  13. Gila Monster says:

    Another great article from the WSJ. What coup? The Honduran Congress and Supreme Court were just following their controlling document, I believe called the Honduran Constitution and resisting the leftist “modern banana republic” doctrine of the Chavinistas.

    As military “coups” go, the one this weekend in Honduras was strangely, well, democratic. The military didn’t oust President Manuel Zelaya on its own but instead followed an order of the Supreme Court. It also quickly turned power over to the president of the Honduran Congress, a man from the same party as Mr. Zelaya. The legislature and legal authorities all remain intact.

    We mention these not so small details because they are being overlooked as the world, including the U.S. President, denounces tiny Honduras in a way that it never has, say, Iran. President Obama is joining the U.N., Fidel Castro, Hugo Chávez and other model democrats in demanding that Mr. Zelaya be allowed to return from exile and restored to power. Maybe it’s time to sort the real from the phony Latin American democrats.


    It’s very telling that the majority of the MSM fail to put forth these important details about the so-called “Honduran coup”. It’s almost like the MSM is acting in collusion with the Messiah’s sycophantic administration.
    Oops, was that a bit sarcastic?

    FWIW, I love the money quote from the American Thinker article that Rusty posted above.

    Speaking of feelings, one that could be instrumental here is fear. What I mean is, we all understand the power of precedent. And along with Chavez, Obama seems to dislike the idea of a military upholding its nation’s constitution and ousting a would-be tyrant. I wonder why?

    Heh, you gotta love it..!!

  14. canary says:

    Tranquil.nite/ “Beat me (and my fraudulent COI/ACORN army) at the polls and you can have your country back. Just you dare to try and protest or overthrow me and just see what happens..”

    yeah especially when he has our troops all in Afganistan to die a slow death. Add the Chicago gangbangers, and all life long muslim friends and barbarian Indonesia homie’s to help. According to Obamie he went to Indonesia after the military coup, but as bloody and barbaric, murder, rape, burning villages, as it was, it was better than Iran, and people had money. America was bad, for not doing anything about the brutality, earlier, and then when they did step into stop the murdering etc. economically Indonesia never recovered nor recovered from the “shock” of democracy, though free elections were accomplished. Obama says that Indonesia has more respect for Osama bin Laden than they did George Bush. duh. The 90 % muslims are at war with each other as in Afganistan.
    While Obama mentions his plans to take his family back to Indonesia, something Hillary Clinton echoed on her first foriegn trip after Obama appointing her, he cries about woman who can’t make their crafted handmade baskets, and wanting American things instead. He points out that
    “Indonesia serves as a useful metaphor for the world beyond our borders – a world in which globalization and sectarianism, poverty and plenty, modernity and antiquity constantly collide. Indonesia also provides a handy record of U.S. foregn policy over the past fifty years.” Then goes on to critize America being the problem, when it’s really a muslim terrorist problem, and things are really heating up there with election coming up. I think Obama is saying that everyone should dress the same, live the same, make the same money, all be the same. Except of course whoever is elected. Obama hates America. Google anytime what going on in Indonesia and see what’s happening, and it’s nothing to do with America. It’s the Holy war that has been going on between the muslims for centurys. I think if Obama doesn’t make leader of the world, he will always be a leader in some country, like Indonesia. Sorry for mis spellings, my eyes are bad tonight.

  15. zeroKnots says:

    I have yet to witness ONE action Obama has done that doesn’t look like it was expressly formulated to antagonize Conservatives.. Did I say Conservatives? Do we really need that word any more? “Americans” as apposed to “traitors waiting to be exiled” should work fine.

    I mean the lefty media LOUDLY reporting everything about the secret profiling of returning troups that lean right? That’s WAY over the top. Orchestrated.

    Honduras was perfectly predictable BECAUSE of the blatent hypocracy and it involves ignoring their Constitution. Everyone who wants to lop the U.S. off at the knees is calling this a “coup”.

    I think Oblamer’s building to a more ballsey power-grab of his own. BEST way to hand a wannabe dictator power is to violently overreact. Like Achmadenijad’s purge to excuse paid and forced loyalty. That idiotic count, the internet shutdown, the hair-trigger force used. Designed to cause an uprising. Same as here.

    Obama’s pushed every Conservative button he knows of and my guess is the coup de Grasse will be amnesty.

    “Consent” is the key. Calmly withdraw it by the millions the moment amnesty is rammed through.
    Screw Congress. Screw the Senate. Screw the Sub-prime Court. Simply opt-out. Nobody pledged allegiance to an unconstitutional republic. Shut the money off!

    Meantime send NO taxes to the IRS. Send them to the US military, schools.. whatever.. send the IRS the reciepts. That lops ACORN off at the knees.
    And the Gambino crime family.. I mean the Obama admin would be left owing a lot of favors they can’t pay.
    If millions did that on cue…

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