American Elephants

Obama Scorns Allies, Aligns U.S. With Tinpot Dictators. by The Elephant's Child
July 26, 2009, 3:18 am
Filed under: Foreign Policy, Freedom, History, Latin America


The Supreme Court and the Congress of Honduras accused  President Zelaya of violating the constitution Honduras by trying to illegally extend presidential term limits, and ordered him removed from the country.  Apparently Zelaya was working closely with Venezuelan dictator Chavez to duplicate Chavez’s takeover of  Venezuela.  The Army removed Mr. Zelaya from the country.

President Obama has seen fit to intrude into Honduran affairs, at the behest of  Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro, to demand that Zelaya be returned, apparently confusing the American Constitution with that of another country.

According to the Montreal Gazette the Obama administration “has condemned the coup, cut $16.5 million in military aid and threatened to slash economic aid.  The U.S. State Department said it remained focused on mediation, and that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had made clear to the interim government there would be consequences if it failed to reach a deal.”

That President Obama would choose to align himself with the biggest thugs in Latin America is surprising.  That he would so intrude into the business of another country, an ally, passes understanding.

Zelaya returned to the country, but authorities didn’t bother to arrest him because he barely entered the country, staying in the no-man’s land near the border. The Los Angeles Times said:

It was a day of high theatrics staged, apparently, for multiple audiences, including the media abroad and Zelaya’s increasingly dispirited followers at home.  He executed a symbolic gesture to make good on his promise to return.

Latin American countries have had long, unpleasant experience with caudillos — dictators — and it is hardly surprising that Honduras has put a law in its constitution forbidding presidents from extending their terms illegally.  It is usual to respect the laws of other countries.

(h/t Gateway Pundit)

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