Negotiate with coup leaders, and well, obviously you won't get justice. The same goes for Empire. The deal Obama/Clinton negotiated via Sub-Secretary of State Thomas Shannon last week in Honduras has just gone sour. No surprise. Like I wrote earlier in a prior article, "Honduras: A Victory for Smart Power", there is no dialogue with a criminal coup regime that stole power illegally by force. Washington's "Smart Power" strategy tried to fool the world into believing otherwise. Many bought it. Thankfully, the people of Honduras in the resistance movement didn't, and they remain strong with their fight for justice, refusing to recognize the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for November 29th. In fact, the only government so far that has outwardly stated it will now recognize those elections as legitimate, despite the fact that President Manuel Zelaya has not been restored to power - I repeat, Zelaya has not been restored to power - is the United States. The Department of State made that clear in several statements over the past couple of days. For Washington, the "end of the crisis" in Honduras was the forced signing of that bogus "agreement" on October 30th.
The only point of contention and actually the only important point at all is the restoration of Zelaya to the presidency. Washington wiggled out an agreement - via Smart Power tactics - that would not require Zelaya's restoration to power, but merely a congressional debate on the issue. Right, again, the same Congress that forged his resignation letter to justify the coup and the same Congress that illegally installed dictator Roberto Micheletti to power.
Now, the coup regime has decided that it will create a "government of unity and reconciliation" led by none other than....Roberto Micheletti!!! And Washington will accept it as a "proud day for Honduras"!
Incredible. Anyway, just wanted to write a quick note on this particularly considering many so-called leftists and progressives have celebrated the "agreement" negotiated by Washington last week and those same folks actually criticized my prior article on Washington's "smart power" victory as "trying to blame the US for everything". Look at the facts. We don't even have to mention Washington's role in the coup, just look at the "negotiation" process. Which government imposed the mediation, the mediator, legitimized the coup regime by doing so, later imposed the "agreement" and applauded it before it was implemented? Only one: the United States of America.
The facts speak for themselves.
Viva la resistencia hondureña!!!