Coup on You!
posted at 9:41 pm on July 21, 2009 by Dafydd ab Hugh
In mounting desperation, Barack H. Obama and his band of merry men now demand the restoration of Manuel “Mel” Zelaya as dictator of Honduras on the same time schedule as the typical “revolutionary” (radical leftist, that is) Obamic legislation — e.g., government-run health care, crippling energy production, and shooting trillions of dollars of Monopoly money at every problem, hoping something sticks: The administration demands the legitimate impeachment of Zelaya be overturned and the dictator reinstated right now, this very minute — and to hell with the Honduran constitution, Honduran law, and the Honduran supreme court:
The United States and Europe stepped up pressure on Honduras’ de facto government on Tuesday as deposed President Manuel Zelaya and his supporters called on Washington to pave the way for his return….
The U.S. government threw its weight behind Arias’ proposal that Zelaya, who was toppled in a June 28 coup, be reinstated to set up a coalition government.
“We’re in constant contact with a number of countries in the hemisphere regarding the situation in Honduras, and we believe the Arias mediation is the right way to go, and the time is now to … resolve this issue,” State Department deputy spokesman Robert A. Wood told reporters.
“We think that this is the best (way) … to restore the constitutional order in the country, and we want to see that happen now,” he said.
Do not argue with us, do not question us; you’ll do what you’re told to do — and be quick about it!
Submitted for your approval, our previous profferings on Big Lizards:
- Piddling Away Greatness, also cross-posted in Hot Air’s rogues’ gallery
- The Curious Case of Tegucigalpa’s Traveling Traitor
- Reuters Still Stuck on “Coup”-pid
Why the hysterical haste and high-pressure tactics? Because, just like the radical legislation, the One knows that Mr. Time is not his friend: The more time passes, the more opposition grows among Republicans and even moderate Democrats.
Republicans are finally fighting back hard against the unprecedented kow-towing to America’s enemies in Central and South America. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC, 100%) has exercised his authority under Senate rules to put the kibosh on two confirmation hearings, at least for a week or so. And he and other Republicans are demanding the administration explain why we’re siding with Venezuela’s Oogo Chavez, Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega, and los bros Castro (two Stalinists and a fascist)… and why we’re lining up against the rule of law in Honduras:
Conservative Senator Jim DeMint, who has expressed concern over Washington’s call for ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya to be reinstated, invoked his right to ask the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to postpone voting to confirm Arturo Valenzuela, currently a professor at Georgetown University, to be assistant secretary of state.
DeMint also asked for a delay in confirming Thomas Shannon as U.S. ambassador to Brazil. Shannon currently holds the assistant secretary’s post.
(The definitive analysis so far of the legality of the Honduran supreme court’s removal of Zelaya is by Miguel Estrada, in an opinion piece published in the Los Angeles Times, of all places.)
But back to the first story. Reuters completely accepts Zelaya’s own narrative of what happened, of course; that’s to be expected. Then they roll out a new supporter of Zelaya, besides those leftist regimes already outed (Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica): Now Brazil joins the chorus of yapping Yorkies who insist that Zelaya be reinstated, so he’ll have a legitimate shot at perverting the constitution with an illegal “referendum,” stage-managed by Venezuela, making Zelaya in effect President for Life… just like his pals Oogo, Raul, and Fidel.
(On a complete unrelated note, Brazil’s President Lula da Silva, a former union organizer, is a founding member of the Workers’ Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores, PT), whose main objectives are workers’ rights and land redistribution. According to da Silva’s Wikipedia entry, the Workers’ Party “was formed as a loose confederacy of trade unionists, grassroots activists, left Catholics, left-center social democrats and small Trotskyist groupings.” Da Silva still maintains a close friendship with Oogo Chavez.)
See? International support for Zelaya has expanded far beyond just a couple of socialist-headed, U.S.-hating, Latin American countries — Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua — plus the socialist-headed, U.S.-hating Organization of American States and the socialist-headed, U.S.-hating United Nations General Assembly; it now includes two more socialist-headed, U.S.-hating, Latin American countries: Costa Rica and Brazil.
It should be clear why the Obamacle chose up sides so rapidly; it was a no-brainer!
Here’s the punchline… a perfect demonstration of how, no matter how tightly a lie is nailed across the doors and windows, truth will nevertheless find a crack and leak out:
Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim called U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton last week to complain that talks were dragging on too long and that Zelaya should be reinstated without conditions, a Brazilian diplomat said.
“The negotiations must not reward a coup, which could in turn encourage other coups,” the diplomat said on condition of anonymity.
Come to think of it, using the tendentious redefinition of “coup d’état” that Zelaya, Castro & Castro, Chavez, Ortega, and Barack H. Obama use — i.e., “legally removing a leftist president from office for attempting to seize dictatorial powers” — perhaps the fear of “other coups” is precisely what so very much worries our own “Zelaya,” currently sitting in la Casa Blanca and openly speculating about repealing the 22nd Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Cross-posted on Big Lizards…