Contrast this to Iran: Obama “meddles” in Honduras ELECTION politics to keep Leftist in power-UPDATE: Not a coup, but court order!


UDPATEFausta’s Blog is writing that this is NOT A COUP, but the President was ousted by a court order!    Wonder if Obama is still “deeply concerned” that the law was upheld there?   From Fausta’s Blog:

An official statement of the Supreme Court of Justice explained that the Armed Forces acted under lawful grounds when detaining the President of the Republic, and by decommissioning the materials to be used on the illegal poll which aimed to bring forth Executive Power against a judicial order.  Other sources verified that the president of the Congress, Roberto Micheletti, will assume the presidency of the republic in a few hours.

Honduran president Manuel Zelaya was detained this morning by the military in compliance with an order of the courts of law.

ORIGINAL POST:

Honduras President Zelaya is ousted by his own army. Via Reuters:

Neda Agha Soltan 27-year old killed by Iranian regime...simply for wanting freedom.

Neda Agha Soltan 27-year old killed by Iranian regime...simply for wanting freedom. (AFP)

Let me get this straight….Obama didn’t have the mettle to “meddle” in the efforts of young citizens of Iran protesting for freedom and being murdered and beaten by the thug Iranian regime.  Obama said the US couldn’t “meddle” in the Iranian election affairs….and didn’t even address (albeit weakly when he finally did) the violence of the regime for two days after it started!

However, let a Leftist tinpot dictator in Central America, namely Honduras, seek to illegally run for another term in the next ELECTION and Obama is all over it…..Before the ouster of Leftist President Zelaya on Sunday by his own army, Obama and Hillary were meddling in the affairs of Honduras!

From the NASDAQ/Wall Street Journal:

The Obama administration worked in recent days to prevent President Manuel Zelaya’s ouster, said a senior U.S. official. The State Department, in particular, communicated to Honduran officials on the ground that President Barack Obama wouldn’t support any nondemocratic transfer of power in the Central American country.

“We had some indication that a move against Mr. Zelaya was afoot,” said a U.S. official briefed on the diplomacy. “We made it clear it was something we didn’t support.”

We’ve known for years that the Iranian population have yearned for more freedoms than they have been given.  Our budget has included funds for pro-Democracy efforts in Iran since Congress added it in 2004 and Condi Rice increased it with her request for more pro-Democracy funds.

But the Obama Administration has CUT funds for pro-democracy efforts in Iran.  From Gateway Pundit, via National Review and Newsmax:

Newsmax has learned that the Obama administration also has zeroed out funding for pro-democracy programs inside Iran from the State Department budget for fiscal 2010, just as protests in Iran are ramping up.

Funding for pro-democracy programs began in 2004, when Congress earmarked $1.5 million of the State Department budget for “educational, humanitarian, and non-governmental organizations and individuals inside Iran to support the advancement of democracy and human rights in Iran.”

The funding ramped up dramatically two years later, when Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice requested $75 million for pro-democracy programs. More than half of the $66.1 million Congress finally appropriated went to expand U.S. government-funded Persian language broadcasting services at Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

But no money has been earmarked for such programs in the administration’s fiscal 2010 foreign operations budget request. Congressional sources told Newsmax they doubted that a Democrat-controlled Congress would add it when the budget comes before a committee next week.

The same Obama who saw fit to meddle in the affairs of Honduras BEFORE the coup happened in order to keep a Leftist in power longer than that country’s Constitution allows…..is the same Obama administration that has CUT funding for PRO-DEMOCRACY groups in Iran.

There can not possibly be a person alive who does not clearly see which side of freedom, liberty, and rule of law Obama stands on…..Iran vs. Honduras gives a great example.

 Other sources verified that the president of the Congress, Roberto Micheletti, will assume the presidency of the republic in a few hours.

Honduran president Manuel Zelaya was detained this morning by the military in compliance with an order of the courts of law.

The Honduran army ousted and exiled leftist President Manuel Zelaya on Sunday in Central America’s first military coup since the Cold War, triggered by his bid to make it legal to seek another term in office.

Speaking on Venezuelan state television, Chavez — who has long championed the left in Latin America — said he had put his troops on alert over the Honduran coup and would do everything necessary to abort the coup against his close ally.

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4 Responses

  1. There can not possibly be a person alive who does not clearly see which side of freedom, liberty, and rule of law Obama stands on

    Whether it’s an inability to comprehend the mentality of the “other side”, or a stalwart unwillingness to do so, your singlemindedness is truly remarkable.

  2. magsol,
    Obama STATES that he can’t “meddle” with those who are literally giving their lives for freedom AND he cuts off US money for the efforts of democracy there, but he does “meddle” PRE-coup (upon EARLY signs that Zelaya could be ousted) to keep a Honduran constitution thwarting Leftist in power.

    What part of that is not clear in terms of which side Obama leans to/sides with on freedom, liberty and the rule of law?
    And what happened to Obama’s “no meddling” foreign policy?

  3. I am not referring so much to the Iran/Honduras instances as I am the sweeping blanket statement in and of itself. I still agree that Obama’s actions with Iran were appropriate; I do think his actions with regard to Honduras were subpar and inconsistent. I’m confused as to exactly why he took the stand he did with Zelaya and so far disagree with those actions.

    My dispute is with the aforementioned blanket statement. I am all for civil dispute of his handling of the Honduras uprising; what I fundamentally disagree with is the assertion that his actions toward Honduras proves a hatred of freedom, liberty, and law.

  4. magsol,
    you said: “what I fundamentally disagree with is the assertion that his actions toward Honduras proves a hatred of freedom, liberty, and law.”

    When an American President sides with the likes of Chavez and Castro, his support of liberty and freedom most certainly is in question at some level.

    When he condemns the constitutional actions of the Honduran government, his respect for law is entirely in question.

    And when you contrast Obama’s Honduran policy with LACK of support for freedom protesters in Iran, the questions of Obama’s outward support for freedom increase.

    Then add on Obama’s domestic policies, most all of which take away or diminish basic liberties of the American people, I think you can pretty much sum up that Obama is not the poster child for support of freedom….but he is someone who falls on the side of big government, government control, and basic rights suppression of the citizens of this country (not to mention Honduras and Iran as two others)

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