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Top Honduran army lawyer admits coup was illegal

Posted by Charles II on July 3, 2009

Frances Robles, Miami Herald:

The military officers who rushed deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya out of the country Sunday committed a crime but will be exonerated for saving the country from mob violence, the army’s top lawyer said.

In an interview with The Miami Herald and El Salvador’s elfaro.net, army attorney Col. Herberth Bayardo Inestroza acknowledged that top military brass made the call to forcibly remove Zelaya — and they circumvented laws when they did it.

Apparently the Defense Minister up to Jun 26th (who resigned so as to not participate in the coup), Ángel Edmundo Orellana Mercado, has also stated that the coup was illegal.

I’m sorry folks, but unless you read foreign languages and are willing to read foreign sites, our media will lie to you and you won’t have the slightest clue. Sadly, that’s how Americans were convinced that they were on the side of the good guys for the roughly 70 foreign interventions and countless proxy wars and assassinations this country has engaged in since World War II.

Have you forgotten the illegal invasion of Iraq, and how so many otherwise decent people lined up for it, already?
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Added: I was reading the Honduran Constitution, and came across this amusing point:

Article I.3: No one owes obedience to a usurpatory government or to those who assume public jobs or functions by force of arms or using means or procedures which may break or fail to recognize that which the Constitution and the laws establish.

No irony there, no.

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Friday Cat Blogging

Posted by MEC on July 3, 2009

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The Screws Tighten On Micheletti’s Honduran Coup

Posted by Phoenix Woman on July 3, 2009

Even as the OAS works to get Honduran president Manuel “Mel” Zelaya back into office, The Obama administration is cutting off any and all US aid that Honduras has been getting, in keeping with the worldwide goal of making it a pariah state. The World Bank is also putting its aid program on hold.

At this point, it becomes a waiting game. And a guessing game: Namely, which nation will Roberto Micheletti the coup leader flee to when he is overthrown and Mel Zelaya restored? Some think Colombia, others El Salvador; some suggest Italy, Micheletti’s ancestral homeland, where Berlusconi would no doubt give him a warm welcome. He’ll have to remember to take his nephew, William Hall Micheletti, who he just installed as mayor of Honduras’ second-largest city despite the lad’s only coming in a distant third in the recent mayoral elections.

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