July 15, 2009

Ousted Honduran prez calls for "insurrection"

This is the guy our president is supporting??

The deposed president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, called for an "insurrection" in his country so he can be returned to power following the June 28 military coup.

"The Honduran people have the right to insurrection," said Zelaya, speaking in the neighboring Central American country of Guatemala.

Zelaya said that insurrection was a legitimate democratic right "when faced with a usurping government and a coup-supporting military.

"I want to tell you to not leave the streets, that is the only space that they have not taken from us," he said, addressing supporters in Honduras.

Zelaya called for strikes, marches, takeovers, and civil disobedience in his country because that is necessary "when the democratic order of a country is disrupted." (Source.)

Which might have some merit if Zelaya himself wasn't guilty of precisely that. You don't get to do what the hell you want just because you're president, Mel, and your own congress AND supreme court shot you down several times. Yet, you still wouldn't abide by the law. YOU, Mel.

But again, you can't blame him for acting all tough when Throws-Like-A-Girl Obama is in his corner. (That'd mean the US government, not Obama personally.)

Posted by Hube at July 15, 2009 03:40 PM | TrackBack

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