BY HALBERT PRIDAY
I live in Honduras. It is unbelievable and incredibly disappointing how the US and the media are supporting the oppresors and abusers of power.
THIS IS NOT A MILITARY COUPE! Zelaya was legally destituted from the presidency for breaking the law and abusing of the Constitution. The military was ordered by the civilian government to keep order and carry out the arrest warrant. The people of Honduras support the actions taken by the civilian government!
As of Monday morning, we have access to ALL news channels our cable company provided before the destitution of former president Zelaya. The channel that was closed was a government owned tv channel.
Zelaya blackmailed government employees into gathering signatures for his illegal referendum (which he called an opinion poll) at the expense of being fired and bribed thousands with L 500 just so they supported him.
The reason some protests have been dispersed is because a few hundred supporters of Zelaya have been blocking streets, attacking commercial facilities, stopping patients from entering psychiatric hospital, attacking reporters, and attacking military and police.
His "achievements" knowingly ended up hurting the poor he championed creating a greater rift between classes with the objective to stimulate a class war and polarize our people.
The fact that he turned the opinion poll into a referendum and stealthy changed the resolution about the referendum on "La Gaceta" to call an Asamblea Constituyente on Sunday shows it was binding.
Please be informed about what you write!
News is emerging on ousted Honduran would be dictator Zelaya's ties to cocaine trafficking.
The regime that ousted Manuel Zelaya in Honduras claimed Tuesday that the deposed president allowed tons of cocaine to be flown into the Central American country on its way to the United States.
"Every night, three or four Venezuelan-registered planes land without the permission of appropriate authorities and bring thousands of pounds ... and packages of money that are the fruit of drug trafficking," its foreign minister, Enrique Ortez, told CNN en Espanol.
"We have proof of all of this. Neighboring governments have it. The DEA has it," he added.
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman Rusty Payne in Washington said he could neither confirm nor deny a DEA investigation.
Honduras and other Central American nations have become major transshipment points in recent years for Colombian cocaine, particularly as Mexico's government cracks down on cartels.
The drugs arrive in Honduras on noncommercial aircraft and, increasingly, in speedboats, from Venezuela and to a lesser extent Colombia, according to the Key West, Florida-based Joint Interagency Task Force-South, which coordinates drug interdiction in region. The boats tend to make short hops up Central America's coast.
In its most recent report on the illicit narcotics trade, the U.S. State Department said in February of Honduras that "official corruption continues to be an impediment to effective law enforcement and there are press reports of drug trafficking and associated criminal activity among current and former government and military officials."
In October, Zelaya proposed legalizing drug use as a way of reducing the violence.
Now Chavez was deeply involved with the FARC narcoterrorists in Venezeula. The suborning of several Latin American nations with leaders like Zelaya who had close ties to Chavez and shared a common left wing agenda-- was meant to pave the way for drug smuggling operations into the US.
Considering that FARC had contacts with some Obama people, and Chavez is best buds with Prince Barry, it might be worth asking how much of Obama's dirty campaign cash was drug money, and if that isn't why the Obama Administration is so feverishly backing Zelaya's restoration to power, in order to keep the drug pipeline open?