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Fire Haley
06-28-2009, 11:00 AM
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (CNN) -- The military arrested Honduras President Jose Manuel Zelaya on Sunday morning, the same day he vowed to follow through with a referendum that the country's Supreme Court had ruled illegal, local media reported.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/americas/06/28/honduras.president.arrested/index.html

Wait for it....

Yes!


Obama comes racing to the rescue!

You guessed it.....unlike Iran, he gets all choked up over Chavez's boy going down...


Obama "concerned" over expulsion of Honduran leader

WASHINGTON, June 28 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama expressed deep concern on Sunday at the Honduran military's arrest and expulsion of President Manuel Zelaya from the country.

"As the Organization of American States did on Friday, I call on all political and social actors in Honduras to respect democratic norms, the rule of law and the tenets of the Inter-American Democratic Charter," Obama said in a statement.

"Any existing tensions and disputes must be resolved peacefully through dialogue free from any outside interference," he said.

http://www.forexyard.com/en/reuters_inner.tpl?action=2009-06-28T153153Z_01_N28330719_RTRIDST_0_HONDURAS-PRESIDENT-OBAMA-URGENT

43Hitman
06-28-2009, 11:07 AM
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (CNN) -- The military arrested Honduras President Jose Manuel Zelaya on Sunday morning, the same day he vowed to follow through with a referendum that the country's Supreme Court had ruled illegal, local media reported.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/americas/06/28/honduras.president.arrested/index.html

Wait for it....

Yes!


Obama comes racing to the rescue!

You guessed it.....unlike Iran, he gets all choked up over Chavez's boy going down...


Obama "concerned" over expulsion of Honduran leader

WASHINGTON, June 28 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama expressed deep concern on Sunday at the Honduran military's arrest and expulsion of President Manuel Zelaya from the country.

"As the Organization of American States did on Friday, I call on all political and social actors in Honduras to respect democratic norms, the rule of law and the tenets of the Inter-American Democratic Charter," Obama said in a statement.

"Any existing tensions and disputes must be resolved peacefully through dialogue free from any outside interference," he said.

http://www.forexyard.com/en/reuters_inner.tpl?action=2009-06-28T153153Z_01_N28330719_RTRIDST_0_HONDURAS-PRESIDENT-OBAMA-URGENT


Yet he feels the need to get involved....:doh:

Fire Haley
06-28-2009, 11:15 AM
Now that's real CHANGE.

No wonder Barry is afraid. it could happen to him.


Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was to go ahead with a controversial “non-binding” constitutional referendum, despite growing international concern it could threaten the country’s democracy.

“This process is completely illegal,” prominent local lawyer Geman Leitzelar told AFP. He argued that the president’s real goal was to “provoke a crisis in order to stay in power.”

The attempt by Zelaya, a leftist, to hold a referendum on changing the constitution has angered the country’s top courts, the attorney general, military leaders and even his own party."

Fire Haley
06-28-2009, 12:30 PM
Reuters newswire : “VENEZUELA’S CHAVEZ SAYS HAS PUT VENEZUELAN ARMED FORCES ON ALERT”

Chavez going to war???

VENEZUELA’S CHAVEZ SAYS HE WILL “BRING DOWN” ANY NEW GOVERNMENT IN HONDURAS.

MACH1
06-28-2009, 12:50 PM
Chavez going to war???




Nah....Obaaama will go down there and smoke some pole and make it all better.

Godfather
06-28-2009, 01:27 PM
"As the Organization of American States did on Friday, I call on all political and social actors in Honduras to respect democratic norms, the rule of law and the tenets of the Inter-American Democratic Charter," Obama said in a statement.


Doesn't the rule of law mean abiding by the decision of the Supreme Court?

revefsreleets
06-28-2009, 02:30 PM
I'm too angry over that retarded POS cap-and-trade bill to comment...

Fire Haley
06-28-2009, 03:35 PM
Meddling in Iran is verboten but Honduras is OK?


Oh right....when one of Obama and Chavez's marxist comrades is in trouble it don't take long for them to come running.

El Presidente’ Obama sees his future.

Fire Haley
06-29-2009, 08:02 AM
Hondurans in South Florida express support for shake-up

''The military is supposed to protect the country and that's what they did today,'' said Maria Portillo, a 62-year-old standing behind the counter. ``The way the president was acting has just not been correct. This is a country that does not want to be Communist.''

The television in the supply room behind her blasted Spanish-language television, where commentators parsed through details about the ouster of President Manuel Zelaya, the democratically elected president who many local Hondurans thought became too chummy with Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.

''There is so much poverty and so much needed to be done with the schools and hospitals,'' Portillo said. ``There are schools without bathrooms. But instead, the president was wasting his time and trying to make our country like Venezuela. I don't want there to be any bloodshed, but we can not have a president that was inclined to be a Communist.''

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/americas/story/1118718.html

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Obama has the hots for all America-hating communist dictatorships, what a surprise.

Dino 6 Rings
06-29-2009, 11:05 AM
So Chavez and Cuba have both spoken out against the arrest of the Hondorus President...that tells me...they Arrested the RIGHT person.

I can't wait til 2010 when these Liberal Socialist Dems in OUR Congress are thrown out on their ears.

Dino 6 Rings
06-29-2009, 11:25 AM
So when the Honduras Prez attempted to "undo" their constitution and change it to allow him more control, the Army which is there to Protect the Country, arrested him and threw him out.

Let that be a lesson to all those in power who seek to out stay their welcome.

Fire Haley
06-29-2009, 12:01 PM
Hmmmm - which side will our military take?

http://www.freewilliamsburg.com/archives/Che_Obama_1.jpg

Fire Haley
06-29-2009, 03:30 PM
New Honduran leader sworn in, orders curfew

TEGUCIGALPA, June 28, 2009 (AFP) - Parliamentary speaker Roberto Micheletti, sworn in as new Honduran president, imposed a nationwide 48-hour curfew after the army ousted elected President Manuel Zelaya and sent him into exile.

Congress voted Micheletti in as the country's new leader just hours after Zelaya had arrived in Costa Rica insisting he was still president of the Central American nation.

Later, Zelaya traveled to Managua to take part in the summit of the Venezuela-led Bolivarian Alliance of the Americas. He told reporters he was determined to return to Honduras and "reclaim his post."

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, also in the Nicaraguan capital, vowed to do "everything that is necessary in political, diplomatic, social and moral aspects to restore the government of Manuel Zelaya."

In Honduras however, Micheletti brushed off worldwide condemnation of the takeover.

He "had came to the presidency not by a coup d'etat but by a completely legal process as set out in our laws," he said. The curfew, which began Sunday would end on Tuesday, he added.

In the Honduran capital shots were heard near the presidential palace late Sunday, but their cause was not immediately clear.

And a politically powerful union of teachers announced an indefinite strike to protest Zelaya's ouster.

As planes and helicopters overflew the capital, several hundred Zelaya supporters ignored warnings to stay home and took to the streets of Tegucigalpa shouting out, "We want Mel," the president's nickname.

But the demonstration was halted in front of the presidential palace when the way was barred by a cordon of troops and armored vehicles.

His overthrow was triggered by a tense political standoff between Zelaya and the country's military and legal institutions over his bid to secure a second term.

Congress said it had voted unanimously to remove the president from office for his "apparent misconduct" and for "repeated violations of the constitution and the law and disregard of orders and judgments of the institutions."

Micheletti was appointed to serve out the rest of the term, which ends in January. New general elections are planned for November 29.

Zelaya, elected to a non-renewable four-year term in 2005, had planned a vote Sunday asking Hondurans to sanction a future referendum to allow him to run for re-election in the November polls.

The planned referendum had been ruled illegal by the country's top court and was opposed by the military, but the president said he planned to press ahead with it anyway and ballot boxes had already been distributed.

The Supreme Court said Sunday that it had ordered the president's ouster in order to protect law and order in the nation of some seven million people.

At dawn on Sunday, some 200 troops swooped on Zelaya's home. He was bundled away in his pyjamas and flown out of the country.

A leading government official, Armando Sarmiento, told AFP that at least eight cabinet members had also been detained including Foreign Minister Patricia Rodas.

US President Barack Obama said he was deeply concerned about the events in Honduras, as US officials said they recognized Zelaya as the country's legitimate president.

"We recognize Zelaya as the duly elected and constitutional president of Honduras. We see no other," a top US State Department official told reporters on condition of anonymity.

But in a veiled warning to Chavez and his allies, a senior US State Department official said that "a process" in Honduras should not be "interfered with bilaterally by any country in the Americas.

Washington was working with other members of the Organization of American States (OAS) on a consensus resolution to condemn the effort to depose the president and call for full restoration of democratic order, he said.

Last week Zelaya sacked the country's top military chief, General Romeo Vasquez and also accepted the resignation of Defense Minister Edmundo Orellana, after military commanders refused to distribute ballot boxes for Sunday's vote.

The heads of the army, marines and air force also resigned.

The Honduran Supreme Court then unanimously voted Thursday to reinstate Vasquez and hundreds of troops massed late last week in the capital Tegucigalpa.

Zelaya, who was elected as a conservative, has shifted dramatically to the left during his presidency.


http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/208374/new-honduran-leader-sworn-orders-curfew

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Why isn't our State Department telling Obama to butt out too?

Dino 6 Rings
06-29-2009, 03:40 PM
See, if he's a "socialist dictator" our current Regime in Washington is all about showing support for them.

That's the dirty secret about Socialism, once in Power, those that have it, REFUSE to give it up.

Funny how Obama was busted saying that he wouldn't Opt for his family to use the same Health Care he is proposing for the rest of us.

That's how it works. They do what's best for themselves, and then, tell us what is best for us.

fansince'76
06-29-2009, 03:48 PM
WTF is the problem? Zelaya was arrested for refusing to abide by a lawful order rendered by the Honduran Supreme Court and was duly replaced.

SteelCityMan786
06-29-2009, 03:52 PM
As the great Ronald Reagan once said

"Government is not the solution to our problems, government is the problem."

Fire Haley
06-29-2009, 04:05 PM
Just don't blow up Costa Rica or Belize - I might want to go there.


Obama "deeply concerned"

MIAMI — Speaking via telephone from his home in Tegucigalpa on Monday, interim Honduran President Roberto Micheletti again defended the actions of Honduran military officials in booting President Manuel Zelaya from power.

''We can't allow that this government take us to communism or socialism,'' Micheletti told a group of reporters at a telephone press conference organized by Honduran Unity, a Miami-based group of Honduran activists who support Micheletti.

The press conference took place at Adelitas Cafe, a Honduran restaurant.

Zelaya was spirited out of the presidential palace at 5 a.m. Sunday by the military, which flew him in his pajamas to Costa Rica.

It was the first coup in Central America since military officials forced President Jorge Serrano of Guatemala to step down in 1993 after he tried to dissolve Congress and suspend the constitution.