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Summermoondancer Donating Member (315 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-24-09 12:22 PM
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242. Me too
so that is something we have in common. However, the communities distrust outsiders. It took me a very long time to gain peoples trust. They dont talk to the police, authorities on any level...and they certainly dont like to talk to reporters. In countries like this one it gets you killed if you run your mouth too much. I maintain that there was really no reason for Honduran military to do anything with the Miskito Indians except for quelling any rebellion which is their right to do...many of the Miskito were Nicaraguan and guests here. You dont get to launch a rebellion in a host country you respect your refugee status. Nicaraguan rebels did have an interest in forcing anyone they could into their battle. Most of the border fighting went on in the areas along the borders with El Salvador and Nicaragua and there was much infiltration. I dont think it would be appropriate at any level to tell Honduran military to just disarm and give up to Communism and that they couldnt defend their border at all costs. People died, there were serious mental affects on many of the soldiers involved...and in the end the bearer of the responsibility was the US. The US ran EVERYTHING here so if any Miskito were forced into anything the US should be the one to shoulder that responsibility.
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