Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Perhaps politicians don’t like to be reminded that they have to follow the law too

Can someone please explain to me why the US is taking such a hard line on Honduras?

[Former Honduran Ambassador Roberto] Flores … said he believed Zelaya's ouster was legal because the Supreme Court had ordered his arrest and Congress voted to remove him from office. However, the soldiers flew Zelaya out of the country instead of turning him over for prosecution, in a move that even Honduran military lawyers have said was illegal but necessary.

The US responds to the unanimity of the Honduran official in deposing Zelaya (due to his illegal and unconstitutional actions) by revoking the visas of the new government officials.

So, the Congress, Supreme Court and the military were all behind removing Zelaya from office and the US is opposed to this because…?

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Thursday, July 09, 2009

Obama’s Honduras Principles

Obama has insisted that Zelaya be restored to power, but "not because we agree with him," he told an audience in Russia. "We do so because we respect the universal principle that people should choose their own leaders, whether they are leaders we agree with or not."

So does this also mean that we should stick with leaders that don’t, you know, obey the law and the other ruling principles of the nation?

Or does the fact that they were elected ‘by the people’ mean that they have cart blanche to do anything they want?

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Sunday, July 05, 2009

Honduras: The Most Important News That No One is Reading

Let’s just parse this bit by bit:

Ousted President Manuel Zelaya appealed to the Honduran military to return its loyalty to him

I don’t know about you, but the military of any nation should never be loyal to a person.  Never.  Under any circumstance.

I am the commander of the armed forces…

Um, not any more.

…elected by the people…

and removed by the Supreme court, Congress and the military.

…and I ask the armed forces to comply with the order to open the airport…

you don’t have the power to issue orders anymore.

Honduras' new government has vowed to arrest Zelaya for 18 alleged criminal acts including treason and failing to implement more than 80 laws approved by Congress since taking office in 2006.

Yet the international ‘community’ is declaring solidarity with the thug.  Wonder why?  I’m guessing that they don’t like to be reminded that they are bound by the laws of their own nation.

Despite a Supreme Court ruling, Zelaya had also pressed ahead with a referendum on whether to hold an assembly to consider changing the constitution…But instead of …trying to defeat his referendum idea at the ballot box

Really AP?  He was willfully committing treason (by definition of their constitution) and they should just stand by and try to defeat him at the ‘ballot box’?

Supposedly law abiding leaders should be celebrating the bloodless removal of a lawless thug.  Instead they label the action a coup and condemn the other leaders of Honduras for preventing an authoritarian prick install himself for life.

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