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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:09 AM
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Death Squad Terror in Honduras
Death Squad Terror in Honduras - by Stephen Lendman

On June 28, 2009, while he slept, dozens of Honduran soldiers stormed President Manuel Zelaya's residence, arrested him at gunpoint, and exiled him to Costa Rica, in violation of the 1982 Constitution, stating:

"No Honduran may be expatriated nor delivered by the authorities to a foreign state," nor may a democratically elected leader be deposed, evidence showing Washington's involvement and support, coordination handled by US Ambassador Hugo Llorens and Thomas Shannon, Jr., current US Ambassador to Brazil, then Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs.

In advance and thereafter, Washington choreographed the entire process, blamed Zelaya for his illegal removal, opposed his return, backed the coup d'etat regime and sham November 2009 election under martial law, elevating fascist Porfirio (Pepe) Lobo Sosa to the presidency on January 27, 2010, now the Obama administration's man in Honduras, succeeding interim leader, Roberto Micheletti.

Under him and Sosa, Hondurans have endured death squad terror at the hands of the military whose officers from captain on up have been trained for decades at the infamous School of the Americas (SOA), renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHISEC), where they're taught the latest ways to kill, main, torture, oppress, exterminate poor and indigenous people, overthrow democratically elected governments, assassinate targeted leaders, suppress popular resistance, and work cooperatively with Washington to solidify fascist rule, intolerant of democratic freedoms or leaders not backing ruling class interests, using deep repression to enforce them.

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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:51 PM
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1. at least Obama can BS about this in proper English
other than that, foreign policy continues unchanged.
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:27 PM
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2. So sad to say you are right. Who among us expected this to be possible with a Democrat
other than Clinton?

Jimmy Carter came to awareness a little late on Central America, but he started withholding funds when he finally got the jist of how things were actually happening there. It's history. How could Obama be unaware of this?

The U.S. desperately needs to CLEAN UP its act regarding Latin America, not sink more deeply into a murderous replay of deadly past policy. The people of Honduras clearly do NOT want to go through this again and again. At some point, it won't work again, even if they have to sacrifice themselves in great numbers to buy their freedom, since they know they can't overpower US military power which will ALWAYS be involved one way or another, just like Iran/Contra, or the filthy managed coups and installed dictators, and reigns of terror since the 1950's in Central America (and South America and the Caribbean) at the great cost of many precious lives.
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 02:54 PM
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3. When the people do sacrifice themselves for freedom and democracy
Edited on Thu Jul-01-10 02:54 PM by formercia
the survivors won't soon forget which side we supported.
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 06:05 PM
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4. One of O's more disgusting actions.
Best thing that ever happened to Latin America was GW Bush.

Sadly, our eye seems to be back on that particular ball. :(
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