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Summermoondancer Donating Member (315 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-23-09 11:44 AM
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175. They were defending themselves from Sandanistas
It was just one death squad the batallion 3-16. They were trained in tactical forces to defend the borders at all costs and sometimes they got a little heavy handed inside the country too. They were a tool that ended up being used by the government to also carry out political assasinations so it was both positive and negative. However, they didnt train any foreign forces and they were trained by the School of the Americas from the US.
They still exist. However, some of the stuff was hype. There were graves and yes they did kill people. However, some of the graves were people who died in combat and were buried all together because no one came to claim the bodies and they had nowhere to put them. My husband was in the Honduran military at that time. The Sandanistas didnt fight fair so I guess they figured a taste of their own medicine was in order. They snuck into the country planted land mines, killed people, ect. So the Honduran government took action against them. They were wrong for that, but I will bet if they hadnt taken that hardline stance we would be here under what to do about Zelaya...he wants to try to place a continuous government. The constitution forbids this specifically no president here can serve more than one term. I think it should be two terms, but I am an I stay out of it. There will be a rebellion though if he does try to pass continuism here and I really do not want to be in the middle of it all.
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