Wednesday, July 1, 2009
The USA is keen to control Honduras?
The USA helped topple President Zelaya?
Honduras may have lots of oil.
“Norway’s Petroleum Geo-Services plans to explore for oil off the Caribbean coast of Honduras, according to an agreement signed in Tegucigalpa.” (Norway Company Explores for Oil in Honduras.)
Zelaya upset certain oil companies. (Honduras temporarily grabbed Exxon, Chevron terminals.)
What has been happening since Honduras’s President Zelaya was toppled in June 2009?
The US State Department has not recalled its ambassador from Honduras.
The USA has not cut off aid to the new regime in Honduras.
According to a BBC report, “Washington is not keen to use its clout to help Mr Zelaya return to power.”
US treads careful path on Honduras
General Romeo Vasquez, who led the Honduras coup, was trained in the USA.
America’s CNN has had an interview which attempts to blacken Zelaya’s name.
“Every night, three or four Venezuelan-registered planes land without the permission of appropriate authorities and bring thousands of pounds … and packages of money that are the fruit of drug trafficking,” Honduran foreign minister, Enrique Ortez, told CNN.
“We have proof of all of this. Neighboring governments have it. The DEA has it,” he said.
Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya is soon to be in Washington.
Will Obama or Clinton make the effort to meet with him?
Have Obama and Clinton blocked aid to the bad guys in Honduras?
State Department spokesman Ian Kelly has said that Zelaya is due in Washington to attend an emergency meeting of Organization of American States (OAS) foreign ministers.
Kelly said Clinton was not scheduled to meet Zelaya, either at the OAS meeting or privately.
A State Department official said Zelaya was expected to meet Thomas Shannon, the outgoing assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere Affairs.
This meeting would not take place at the State Department, an official stated.
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs confirmed that Zelaya would not meet Obama.
Kelly added that the US government is currently reviewing US economic aid to Honduras, but has not yet taken a decision.
In 2008, Manuel Zelaya, the president of Honduras, openly called for the legalization of drugs as a way to tackle drug-trafficking violence.
Reportedly, the CIA and elements of the CIA-backed military in Honduras have been involved in the drugs trade.
On 29 June 2009, the CIA reportedly used the Honduran military to oust Manuel Zelaya, the democratically elected president of Honduras.
Venezuela’s President Chavez said troops in Honduras temporarily detained the Venezuelan and Cuban ambassadors and beat them.
Hugo Chavez has accused the CIA of playing a role in the coup in Honduras. (Chavez: CIA Behind Coup in Honduras)
Officials from the U.S. Embassy in Honduras met with congressional representatives and right-wing military top brass shortly before the military coup was carried out.
The Honduran military has long had links to the CIA, dating back to the Contras, the fascist criminals who were backed by the CIA.
Honduras by ZackClark
John Negroponte was US ambassador in Honduras from 1981 to 1985.
There he reportedly worked closely with Honduran army to impose a fascist police state based on torture and murder.
A Honduran army death squad, Battalion 3-16, trained by the CIA, kidnapped, tortured and killed hundreds of people, including US missionaries.
When a wave of torture and murder staggered a small U.S. ally. (Baltimore Sun)
Reportedly Negroponte knew about these human rights violations and yet continued to collaborate with the Honduran military while lying to Congress.
Hondurans by ZackClark
The CIA trained Battalion 316 in the United States.
Gen. Gustavo Alvarez Martinez, who directed Battalion 316, received strong U.S. support – even after he told a U.S. ambassador that he intended to use the Argentine method of eliminating subversives.
By 1983, when Alvarez’s oppressive methods were well known to the U.S. Embassy, the Reagan administration awarded him the Legion of Merit for “encouraging the success of democratic processes in Honduras.”
A CIA officer went frequently to a secret jail known as INDUMIL, where torture was conducted.
This article was posted: Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 4:27 am