In recent days, the situation in Honduras has entered a new and in some ways more bizarre phase.Â Unfortunately, for Zelayaâ€™s leftist supporters, it hasnâ€™t been going exactly as they expected.Â It seems that the largest throng that man who had visions of Chavez like power can draw to his stronghold in the Brazilian embassy is around 85 people; and thatâ€™s with the UN catering the demonstration !Â I wonder if Chavez is embarrassed by his role in this entire fiasco, both in assisting Zelaya in his failed attempt to stage a phony, and illegal, plebiscite that would be used to support his unconstitutional bid for another Presidential term as well as helping to sneak him back into the country.Â
What should be embarrassing to the US Department of State and the Obama administration is the shameful way they have openly intervened in the Honduran situation, as well as convincing other nations to join in theÂ misguided sanctioning of the Central American nation.Â In fact on September 3 Â the administration formally cut off all aid to our ally, regardless of the lack of consensus as to whether a coup actually took place or not.
Well, the matter has been settled by the Congressional Research Service, the same body that discovered that Obamacare didnâ€™t preclude illegal immigrants from participating in the public system, when they declared today that Zelayaâ€™s removal from office by the authority of Hondurasâ€™ Parliament and Supreme Court was completely legal.Â And although unorthodox, as Honduras Constitution has no provision for impeachment, the arrest does not constitute an illegal coup.Â However, that said, his forced deportation by the military does appear to be against the law and is currently under investigation by Honduran authorities.
Well, that might just leave a mark.Â And it seems that all of the meddling, by an administration that made the point ad nauseum of their reluctance to meddle in the affairs of other nations, was based upon the flawed premise of a coup that never took place!Â Maybe Obama and the folks at State are being bombarded by the same mind rays and toxic gasses that Zelaya claims the Israelis are assaulting him with while heâ€™s holed up inside the Brazilian embassy.Â Letâ€™s hope that all parties come to their senses, quit repeating this tired, and now debunked, assertion of a coup, restore their aid, and look forward to recognizing the outcome of the legitimate, peaceful Honduran elections in November.
I mean, although Chavez is disappointed, Iâ€™m sure, that he canâ€™t hang out the mission accomplished flag, he can smell the hope!, can you?Â Must be an affectation of all of the Smart Power ! thatâ€™s been excercised of lateâ€¦