Honduras. Guess whose side we’re on?

Here’s what happened, per the Wall Street Journal:

That Mr. Zelaya acted as if he were above the law, there is no doubt. While Honduran law allows for a constitutional rewrite, the power to open that door does not lie with the president. A constituent assembly can only be called through a national referendum approved by its Congress.

But Mr. Zelaya declared the vote on his own and had Mr. Chávez ship him the necessary ballots from Venezuela. The Supreme Court ruled his referendum unconstitutional, and it instructed the military not to carry out the logistics of the vote as it normally would do.

The top military commander, Gen. Romeo Vásquez Velásquez, told the president that he would have to comply. Mr. Zelaya promptly fired him. The Supreme Court ordered him reinstated. Mr. Zelaya refused.

Calculating that some critical mass of Hondurans would take his side, the president decided he would run the referendum himself. So on Thursday he led a mob that broke into the military installation where the ballots from Venezuela were being stored and then had his supporters distribute them in defiance of the Supreme Court’s order.

The attorney general had already made clear that the referendum was illegal, and he further announced that he would prosecute anyone involved in carrying it out. Yesterday, Mr. Zelaya was arrested by the military and is now in exile in Costa Rica.

It remains to be seen what Mr. Zelaya’s next move will be. It’s not surprising that chavistas throughout the region are claiming that he was victim of a military coup. They want to hide the fact that the military was acting on a court order to defend the rule of law and the constitution, and that the Congress asserted itself for that purpose, too.

Mrs. Clinton has piled on as well. Yesterday she accused Honduras of violating “the precepts of the Interamerican Democratic Charter” and said it “should be condemned by all.” Fidel Castro did just that. Mr. Chávez pledged to overthrow the new government.

If you guessed “Castro and Chavez” you either peeked or you already know this administration.

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2 responses to “Honduras. Guess whose side we’re on?

  1. Walt

    Hey (HAY!!!!) Dude –
    I got 2 cell phones going here, watching the news, on a landline, high speed internet, and trying to land this Neverland deal.
    And what are you doing? Dicking around playing the game of RISK!! The world domination game, with Frankie Futter. You loser. No wonder you can’t sell a winning lottery ticket. You piss and moan about the market, the MARKET!!! And then read news stories about world domination. Who are you? GI Joe? I think not. FOCUS Dude.
    You aren’t Bond. James Bond!! Quit the world politics. Sell some dirt. Or help me with Stephanie, Erin, Neverland, or all the other great ideas I have. Sorry for the tough love. Want to have lunch tomorrow? My treat, you slob.
    Your Pal,
    Walt

  2. Yo soy de Honduras y el unico Presidente es MEL ZELAYA el mejor presidente que he tenido Honduras y ojala que los a ayudan a regresar porque todo lo que estan diciendo micheleti es mentiras ellos son los que tienen todas las telecomunicaciones bloquedo no podemos ver estamos en el cumunismo ahora el si es un cumunista porque uno no puede salir de su casa tienen policias por todo Honduras disparando a uno si salen de su casa ATTENTAMENTE feda