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TERRORISTS:WHY IS OBAMA SUPPORTING dictators, tyrans, undemocratic regimes July 31, 2009

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I have had a chance to do a little more reading and research on the recent events in Honduras. According to the initial media reports there was a coup that ousted a sitting president by the military and Supreme Court. I was concerned at the initial reports and actions by the Supreme Court and the military in Honduras.

I was astounded to find that the ousted President Manuel Zelaya was peaceably removed because he attempted to ignore his country’s constitution and was trying to, in effect, become what amounts to a dictator by overthrowing the constitution of the land in Honduras…rd more at site

via U.S. is on the wrong side in Honduras » Knoxville News Sentinel.

Is Obama purposefully on the side of terrorists and not on the rule of law? Is he helping Chavez, Zelaya & the other group to hate the US “imperialism” as they call it?

NO a los abusos de Chavez! July 30, 2009

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TEGUCIGALPA.- Al mando de la cúpula empresarial hondureña desde el año pasado, el industrial Amílcar Bulnes afirmó en una entrevista con LA NACION que las sanciones que anunció la comunidad internacional contra Honduras no se van a aplicar en la práctica, porque violarían tratados internacionales, al tiempo que señaló que uno de los motivos que generaron el conflicto fue el “intervencionismo” de Hugo Chávez en su país.

via “Lo que trató de hacer Honduras es contener los abusos de Chávez” – lanacion.com.

No to the Zelaya & Chavez combo! July 30, 2009

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fort Myers, the ranking Republican of the House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, said the State Department’s decision to revoke the visas of several Honduran officials, including the vice president of the Supreme Court, was misguided and reckless.

Mack said:

“The State Department is wrong to revoke the diplomatic visas of several Honduran officials. Why is the Obama Administration punishing them for following their constitution and the rule of law? And more importantly, why won’t the Administration recognize Honduras’ legitimate, legal government and support the people of Honduras?

“Having returned from a trip to Honduras this past weekend where I met with President Micheletti, Members of the National Congress, the Supreme Court President, Honduran and American businessmen, and human rights organizations, it is clear that the Honduran people want a peaceful, lawful resolution to the upheaval. They don’t want the United States to cut off aid to their country. They don’t want our country to pull diplomatic visas. And they don’t want us to stand with the “thugocrats” of the Western Hemisphere like Hugo Chavez.

“The Honduran people, in their fight for freedom from the tyranny of Manuel Zelaya, have earned our support and deserve to have the United States stand with them as they seek freedom and democracy for their country.” http://helphondurasnow.com

via Mack decries pulling visas of Honduran officials | news-press.com | The News-Press.

DEMOCRACY-NO COUP- why won’t Obama listen? July 29, 2009

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Diplomacy: The U.S. revoked visas of four Honduran officials, claiming that a coup occurred there. But if they could travel, the Hondurans could educate Americans otherwise. So why are we trying to silence them?

Nobody pushes “dialogue” or “citizen diplomacy” more than the U.S. Department of State. So how can it justify revoking the visas on these Hondurans in what a department spokesman confirmed Tuesday as “a turning of the screw.”

The Hondurans targeted are the very ones whose presence would be valuable to the U.S. if it means to understand the constitutional action that necessitated the removal of President Mel Zelaya on June 28. It followed the Honduran constitution to the letter, yet led to the crisis now in mediation talks.

Hondurans targeted include the chief justice of the Supreme Court and the speaker of Congress plus two other officials.

Visas would let them come to the U.S. to explain precisely what happened, getting the word out to the public. This is important. So far, the media and Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez have crudely defined what occurred as a “coup” and claimed Zelaya’s removal was all about his left-wing orientation and revenge by the “ruling class.”

In reality, Zelaya broke 17 Honduran laws classified as “high crimes.” They included holding an unconstitutional referendum, defying the high court, whipping up mobs, taking Chavista cash, robbing the Central Bank and preloading computers with referendum “results” before the illegal referendum was even held.

Like the Stasi revelations in the wake of the Berlin Wall’s fall, the information that’s come out in the wake of the ouster must be aired, discussed, investigated and resolved.

Instead, the U.S. embassy in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa insists that Zelaya be reseated as president before any other action can take place and granted immunity for his ever more baroque chain of crimes without any dialogue whatsoever.

Sadly, it’s Hondurans who tried to save their democracy that are now blacklisted. Revoking their visas is to treat them as the sort of Latin Americans who get visas yanked for very good reasons.

Among them are members of Zelaya’s own inner circle in 2006, such as Zelaya’s Interior Minister Jorge Arturo Reina who got his visa yanked for terrorist activities, and chief tax collector Marco Aurelio Clara, who lost his for links to drug trafficking. Venezuelan money launderers linked to Chavez in recent years have gotten their visas pulled too, ending their junkets to Disney World, Palm Beach’s Worth Avenue, and their South Beach condos in Miami. Chavez knows this, which is why it was originally his idea.

But cutting visas amounts to a gag on Honduran democrats who aren’t interested in going shopping.

“These visa shenanigans are an attempt to silence people who don’t agree with the U.S. position,” Rep. Connie Mack, D-Fla., told IBD on his return Tuesday from a fact-finding trip to Honduras.

Why is State doing this? “I don’t think you will get a clear answer from them,” said Mack, “because they are on wrong side.”

It points to a diplomacy at odds with transparency and freedom.

via IBDeditorials.com: Editorials, Political Cartoons, and Polls from Investor’s Business Daily — Visas For Hondurans.

Does Obama uphold Democracy or presidents even if they break laws & the constitution? July 29, 2009

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President Obama "deeply concerned" over Honduran unrest by Rhonda J Mangus

The Obama and Chavez Handshake: What’s the big deal? Buddies? July 29, 2009

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Obama and Chavez, Buddies? President Obama Greeting Hugo Chavez

Did Obama do Zelaya’s bidding in revoking visas? Message- Chavez/Zelaya welcome in US, but those upholding democracy are not? July 29, 2009

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Earlier today, Dafydd ab Hugh wrote about the weird juxtaposition of arguing for diplomatic contact with the Taliban while revoking visas for Honduran officials after the removal of Manuel Zelaya from office. The story actually gets even stranger, as The Hill reports. Apparently, the White House got the notion to revoke the visas from Zelaya himself, who demanded it in a letter to Barack Obama:

The ousted president of Honduras reportedly asked President Obama to revoke the diplomatic visas of members of interim President Roberto Micheletti’s de facto government.

Manuel Zelaya, who was removed from office on June 28 and has now retreated to the mountains of Nicaragua to organize a “resistance,” according to the Central American News Agency, reportedly sent a letter to Obama asking him to ramp up the pressure on the interim government and calling for the “revocation of visas” to those involved in his ouster, and the freezing of bank accounts.

The Zelaya letter reportedly names officials against whom the ousted president wanted action taken, including General Romeo Vasquez Velasquez, the head of the armed forces who was fired by Zelaya on June 25 for refusing to use the military to press forward with a referendum deemed illegal by the country’s highest court. …

State Department spokesman Ian Kelly confirmed at Tuesday’s news briefing that four diplomatic visas had been revoked by the U.S. Kelly did not name names, but the deputy foreign minister of Honduras’s de facto government confirmed that one of the visas belonged to Judge Jose Tomas Arita Valle, the chairman of the 16-member supreme court who signed the ruling ordering the detention of President Manuel Zelaya.

Bear in mind that the Honduran Congress and Supreme Court removed Zelaya from office weeks ago. Suddenly the US has decided that it would be appropriate to impose travel sanctions on Honduran officials, although the State Department did its best to spin that idea into a maintenance of the status quo. They claimed that the timing “is what it is,” and denied that it represented a “turning of the screw,” despite the use of these exact same revocations as sanctions against other regimes. In fact, the US has demanded that UN nations revoke travel visas for a host of Iranian officials over the last several years.

Obviously, this does represent a “turning of the screw,” but Americans have a right to know who ordered it, and why. Is the hand on the screwdriver Barack Obama’s? Or is it the hand of a wanna-be tinpot dictator who tried to seize power illegally in Honduras, and wants the US to seize it for him now?

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via Hot Air » Blog Archive » Did Obama do Zelaya’s bidding in revoking visas?.

Honduras: Democracy or Servitude to Venezuela? July 29, 2009

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Global Politician – Honduras: Democracy or Servitude to Venezuela?

Honduras Defendiendo Nuestra Democracia July 10, 2009

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DeMint Challenges Administration Nominee on Honduras July 8, 2009

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