Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Grenade thrown at building with Honduran ballots

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Places » Latin America Donate to DU
 
Bacchus39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 01:19 PM
Original message
Grenade thrown at building with Honduran ballots
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091113/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/l...

Grenade thrown at building with Honduran ballots

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras Assailants hurled a grenade at the building housing ballots for the upcoming Honduran presidential elections, which are taking place under the shadow of a four-month crisis caused by a coup.

The grenade exploded 550 yards (500 meters) from the building, and there were no damages.

Police spokesman Orlin Cerrato said Friday "the intention was to destroy election material to sabotage the elections." The attack happened Thursday night.

Ousted President Manuel Zelaya is urging the international community not to recognize the Nov. 29 election if he is not reinstated beforehand.

The government that took power in the June 28 coup is hoping the election will end the country's diplomatic isolation.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Downwinder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 02:13 PM
Response to Original message
1. There is a ready supply of "Russian-made, rocket-propelled grenade"s in Honduras?
This one is smelling already. Wonder what the going price is for RPGs.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
rabs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 02:35 PM
Response to Reply #1
2. Micheletti is already blaming Nicaragua

Just before turned in last night was reading chat room out of Teguz. Chatters said TWO very strong explosions had been heard about midnight in the heart of the capital.

A small plane was heard overflying the area shortly before the blast(s). There has been no explanation about the aircraft yet.

The AP article was funny. It said the grenade missed the target by 550 yards !!


This is what the golpistas said exploded. I do not know what in blazes it is, but if it exploded, it sure seems to be in fine shape.

Here is a blurb the golpista El Heraldo is running:

12:03pm
Micheletti. El presidente dijo que estn investigando el atentado contra el Infop. Dijo que el artefacto solo lo tiene el ejrcito nicaragense en Centroamrica.

(The president said (they) are investigating the attack against the Infop. He said only the Nicaraguan army has the artefact in Central America.

(The INFOPO is a technical school in Teguz. It has been militarized since last week to store the ballots in preparation for the elections.)

--------------------------------

To me it is just crude propaganda to blame the resistance. But in this case, goriletti is blaming Nicaragua, which is sure to draw some kind of sharp reply today from Managua.



Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Downwinder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 02:43 PM
Response to Reply #2
3. Who would use an RPG when a pint of gas in a Coke bottle would do?

If the resistance had RPGs they would get a lot more respect.

Also why use an RPG to burn paper when you can save it for Micheletti?

And why leave the launcher around?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 03:32 PM
Response to Reply #2
4. 1,650 feet! Over 5 football fields away from the target. Some detective work by the golpigstas.
And Nicaragua "done it," of course, if they can't pin it on a good Honduran.

You can see they're getting wired for something, starting off some selective attacks, a week or two ago, claiming the non-violent resisters have been responsible, trying to smear the people who don't, can't, will never support them.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Bacchus39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 03:34 PM
Response to Original message
5. just a taste of how the "resistance" will try to disrupt the Nov.29 elections
when Hondurans will elect a new president.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Downwinder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 04:27 PM
Response to Reply #5
6. When someone does something stupid,
You blame the people who have shown intelligence for The last 138 days, rather than the ones who have a proven track record for stupidity.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 05:42 PM
Response to Reply #6
7. Stupid is locking the Honduran population in their homes endlessly to the point their kids
Edited on Fri Nov-13-09 05:43 PM by Judi Lynn
were starving earlier because parents were not able to get out to get food without running the risk of being shot or arrested.
Stupid is targeted political assassinations of teachers, union workers, activists, etc. Stupid is torture, depravity in raping Honduran women, and imprisonment, even storming into hospitals to retrieve beating victims in order to beat them all over again, so they won't forget.

Stupidity is the coup itself.

The Honduran people have an impeccable record of non violent dissent, even under conditions which would drive insulated people, like the loud, stupid, weak American conservitives insane.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Fri Sep 19th 2014, 07:44 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Places » Latin America Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC