Monday, June 29, 2009


"WASHINGTON, June 29 (Reuters) - The United States said on Monday it views the ouster of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya as a coup but is not legally declaring this for now, a step that would require Washington cut off most aid to Tegucigalpa."

Well, confirms what I have been saying so far at least. The US is not assuming a clear position in reference to the coup d'etat in Honduras. If the US was really a defender of democracy, it would call the coup for what it is: a coup. And yes, cut off aid to Honduras until the constitutionally elected president, Manuel Zelaya, is returned to power.

But no, the US wants to wait and work with "all parties". So, the Obama administration is publicly admitting it wants to dialogue with a coup government that just yesterday violently kidnapped and forced the democratically elected president into exile so he couldn't "interfere" with their plans to illegally take over the government and implement a dictatorship and repressive state. Right now, the military forces in Honduras are in the streets repressing the people, because a national curfew has been imposed and those in the streets are therefore violating the state of emergency dictator decree. The dictatorship in Honduras also shut down all media - television, radio & print - that have reported on the coup. And most people in Honduras, the third poorest country in the region, don't have internet access, so, they are in the dark information-wise.

Here is the full Reuters story: U.S. holds off on cutting aid to Honduras

No comments: