Proofs of a conspiracy? Or how did the high-minded and international Progressives get Honduras so wrong?
Original Comment by Conservative Policy News: Part 1
The more research I do on the Crisis in Honduras, the more complicated the story becomes. What follows is a multi-part comment that will provide not only a basic historical outline of the crisis , but also important links to reports and other reference materials that will help the interested reader confirm the truth of events and the perspective taken here. Hopefully, it will also provide the impetus for others to do their own research into the deep history of this important political event which has ramifications, not only for the future of Latin America, but also for rest of the world.
Unfortunately, the entire fascinating story of crisis in Honduras has been under-reported or misreported by the liberal advocacy media (LAME) in the United States and throughout the world. This biased reporting has served to further undermine the efforts of the Honduran people at restoring democracy and the rule of law in their country. At the same time, it has given aid and comfort to those groups inside Honduras who continue to benefit from unrest, disorder and conflict.
When one looks at the crisis in Honduras (which remains unresolved), there comes into view the outlines of an international Marxist plan at work. Obviously, most people will be skeptical of that idea because it would be very difficult to prove that diverse figures such as Miguel D’Escoto, President of the United Nations General Assembly; Jose Miguel Insulza, Secretary General of the Organization of American States; and Harold Koh, chief legal counsel for the US State Department; coordinated their efforts to some degree in an attempt to intimidate Honduras to retain Manuel Zelaya as President, even though that would have clearly violated Honduran law and interfered with the sovereign laegal process of every institution in the Honduran government.
However, those individuals, along with many others, played key roles from outside the country in what I believe was an effort to subvert Honduran democracy and to further integrate Honduras into the so-called “Bolivarian Revolution,” the Marxist movement in Latin America that has been fomented by the quasi-secretive Sao Paulo Forum, is led by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and planned by Fidel Castro, and which has authoritarian regimes like Cuba as members and pariah countries like Iran and Zimbabawe as its allies.
The Honduran government has withstood the attack for now, and was able to hold scheduled elections in November. Nevertheless, the same international Marxist and Progressive forces (with the exception of the US State Dept.-which changed its position reluctantly) continue to pressure Honduras in the name of getting Zelaya back into the presidency, even though the new president, Porofirio “Pepe” Lobos, takes office on January 27, 2010. The international political community, international human rights activists, and the LAME continue to work to keep the crisis going and unresolved; a crisis that benefits no one except the “Bolivarian Revolution” and the fanatical Marxist forces inside Honduras.
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Pro-Zelaya, Marxist protesters gather at Tegucigalpa Airport July 6, 2009.
It is easy to be skeptical because to say a “conspiracy” devised and maintained the crisis in Honduras and continues to, one would have to be able to prove the existence of a plan, which has definite ends, and that the means taken during the crisis have been verifiably taken to support the conspiratorial plan. I do not have a smoking gun that proves there was something drawn up and put on paper in Havana or Caracas and later put into motion by Zelaya according to instruction.
But, once the entire history of the crisis in Honduras is exposed, I feel it would be very hard to deny that the international left strategically located in international organizations, in the “human rights community,” in the press, and even in U.S. State Department and the U.S. Senate, showed their disregard for the law, social order, truth and democracy in order to subvert a national government and bring it in line with a socialist political scheme that was rejected by a majority of the Honduran people as well as both conservative and leftist parties within the Honduran government.
Consequently, the report that follows will examine the actions of all these forces during the Honduran crisis, and will show that an international but quasi-secretive movement of Marxists, ignored by the mainstream press in Latin America, the United States, and the rest of the world, has been the main engine of the prolonged crisis in Honduras since it began. And, it will expose the technique of constitutional subversion that has been the model for instituting the program of the “Bolivarian Revolution” in countries that have repeatedly and democratically rejected it.
A Manufactured Crisis
The ongoing crisis in Honduras began on June 28, 2009 when President Jose Manuel Zelaya Rosales was arrested for trying to run a rogue and illegal nationwide plebiscite ostensibly to gauge popular approval for a National Constituent Assembly (NCA) that would have initiated the rewriting of the Honduran Constitution. A warrant had been issued for Zelaya’s arrest by the Supreme Court the day before, and Zelaya was then arrested by the Armed Forces of Honduras and transported out of the country to Costa Rica.
It was first reported to most of the world that the arrest of Zelaya had been brazenly conducted by a “military-backed coup” that kidnapped the President in his sleep (pajamas included) and was supported by “reactionary” and right-wing forces within the Honduran government and the United States. The imagery that was used by the press harkened back to an era when Central America was a very hot front in the Cold War, its democracies were fragile, and political crises often ended with the rule of the military or strong man dictators.
The histrionic response to the crisis in Honduras was not only concentrated in the international press; the reaction by the international community and leaders from around the world was almost uniform in condemning Zelaya’s arrest and in demanding his return to the presidency. In one of the stronger and more important responses to the crisis, the Secretary-General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Miguel Insulza, not only condemned the “coup being carried out by a group within the military,” but also called on “the Honduran people, the nations of the Americas, and the international community to join forces against this grave disturbance of the democratic process…in Honduras.”
For the most part, this version of events has remained the one touted by leftists from all over the world. With very few exceptions, the record of the crisis in Honduras continues to be partial to Zelaya and his claims that he was acting legally through his executive authority, while it continues to cast the actions taken by the Honduran government and interim president, Roberto Micheletti, in the most negative light possible.
Yet, even though this is the popular version of the crisis in Honduras, it is false.
The evidence shows that not only did Zelaya repeatedly violate Honduran law, he also openly shunned the legal authority of the nation’s legal institutions, including numerous rulings by the Honduras Supreme Court and the National Congress. Moreover, for months leading up to the crisis, Zelaya was leading a very public and defiant campaign against the government and intentionally stoking the flames of popular insurrection amongst various Marxist groups within the country- essentially preparing them for the “revolutionary moment” he was working to generate. And, further, as events during the summer of 2009 have proven, Zelaya was acting on behalf of– and with the assistance of- Venezuela, Cuba, and other countries of the “Bolivarian Revolution” which have been spreading their tentacles throughout Latin America for a decade, and were the most obvious beneficiaries of a discredited constitution, a weakened rule of law, and a watered-down sovereignty within the traditionally conservative, pro-American Honduras.