It’s getting awful nuts out there, and the forecast calls for a continuous torrential downpour of bullshit both in Honduras and abroad…“Nobody is above the law. I repeat: MY ‘law’.”Awww, isn’t it cute how Gorilletti still thinks he’s a real president? And that HE gets to say what’s legal and what’s not in Honduras?Couple of fun and frivolous articles from Aporrea to show you just how desperetti Gorilletti is getting. First, this one:
Translation mine.Now, this one:
The dictator of Honduras, Roberto Micheletti, said today that those responsible for having removed president Manuel Zelaya from the country–whom he did not identify–would be taken before a court of law and “punished”. “I am totally certain that they will be brought to tribunals, as corresponds to whatever mistake was made,” in expelling Zelaya from the country, Micheletti said.Micheletti reiterated that “a mistake was made” in sending Zelaya to Costa Rica after his removal from office on June 28, because the Honduran constitution “protects the presence of Hondurans, without extradition, in the country.” However, on July 5, Micheletti used all means to prevent Zelaya’s return via Tocontín airport.In an interview with the Brazilian magazine Veja, which came out on Sunday, Micheletti declared that “the military should have taken Zelaya before the tribunals, but they decided to remove him from the country to avoid bloodshed.“For that reason, they took him to Costa Rica. In Honduras there is no secure enough prison for him,” said Micheletti, making excuses for this particular point.
Again, translation mine.Unfortunately, it’s not just Gorilletti spouting that; Alexandre Marinis (who he?) of Bloomberg has swallowed the crap holus-bolus:
The de facto president of Honduras, Robert Micheletti, accused Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez of promoting hatred among Hondurans, and said that the “Gorillettis” are democrats who will keep him from “putting his boots” in that Central American country.“I want to tell you that Gorilletti–the moniker Chávez uses–is a group of men and women democrats who will not permit him to put his Venezuelan boots in this poor but dignified country.”[…]“I say to him and all those who attack me that I harbor no rancor in my heart, that I pray to God that he will forgive them for all the damage that they are doing to their people.”
Better wipe your lips, Alex, you’ve got a real Dirty Sanchez going on there. I don’t know why you’re in bed with a dictator, but if I were you, I’d be seeking medical attention for my sore ass. The “bend the constitution” lie has already been debunked, as has the “it’s all legal” one. The “legality” one has been debunked most recently by none other than Desperetti, as you can see above. He admits it was a crime, but he won’t name who’s up for the punishment, because that would be to incriminate himself above all the rest. Meanwhile, he’s stalling and spinning so that the scheduled elections can proceed from a totally illegitimate footing. And Mel Zelaya, the real president of Honduras, incidentally, has also piped up to the effect that the state of siege, in which all constitutional guarantees are nil, is still on. And will be until those farcical “elections” go down, apparently. Call THAT “democracy”? At this rate, Honduras will have to revert to its old coat of arms:PS: NPR actually managed to report things fairly and accurately, and rebut the putschists with facts. Is there hope for the US media after all, or is this just a rare glitch that will be covered up in haste?
If Honduras descends into civil war, we can thank Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and credit Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva with an assist.Pushing the Central American nation to the brink is precisely what Chavez accomplished when he persuaded Lula to welcome ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya inside the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa, the capital, last month.Reasonable people can argue whether Zelaya deserved to be tossed out of office. The fact is his ouster was legal, according to a detailed report issued by the U.S. Congressional Research Service.The Honduran Congress has the authority to rebuke the president and decide constitutional intent, the report says. “In the case against Zelaya, the National Congress interpreted the power to disapprove of the conduct of the president to encompass the power to remove him from office, based on the results of a special, extensive investigation,” it states.Chavez and Lula engaged in wise-guy diplomacy. Their actions violated international laws by helping Zelaya enter the country illegally. And they disrupted the economy of Central America’s second-poorest country, which was already reeling from the global economic crisis.Besides acting unethically, the two Latin leaders showed they aren’t serious diplomats. We’ll see if this inaugurates a new era in which Brazil and Venezuela throw their weight around and increasingly interfere with their neighbors’ politics. If so, they will resemble the U.S., which Latin leaders have long criticized for butting into the region’s internal affairs by propping up or taking out national leaders.