Conservative military coup in Iran BAD! Conservative military coup in Honduras GOOD! Both Coups are veiled in the trappings of trying to defend the legitimacy of the respective governments. The Iranian conservative military rigged an election, violently suppressed dissent, arrested foreign embassy employees, squashed freedom of the press and spew non stop beligerrence at the rest of the world and non stop propaganda to their people.
The Honduran Conservative Military ousted the legitimate president, used violence against the population to suppress dissent. They kicked out reporters from Telesur, the Latino version of CNN and have spewed nonstop beligerrent rhetoric at their neighbors and propaganda to their population. They murdered leftist opposition party leaders and took embassy employees and officials into custody.
So why the selective outrage from the American Conservatives?
Does it have anything to do with the fact that until the election of Jose Manuel Zelaya, Honduras was a stalwart outpost and bastion of America's power and influence in the region? Honduras recieves millions of dollars in military aid and the military is trained from the bottom up and controlled by the Pentagon.
The interim President, Michelletti, is a military appointee and when elections are held, he is expected to give way to the Conservative leader, Hector Rene Forseca, who has very deep ties and support from the American Christian Right.
Things become more interesting when you realize that the point man is the present US Ambassador, a hold over from the Bush Era, Hugo Llorens. Llorens is a Cuban American who was very active in the failed 2002 Coup against Hugo Chavez in Venezuela. He has yet to be recalled, yet the OAS and the EU have recalled their ambassadors and frozen Honduran assets, which the USA has yet to do. The freezing of the assets would cut off the funds, choke the couup and discourage its wealthy backers.
Now, the disturbing part....
Last week, in a diatribe to the Honduran people, the interim foreign minister, "Chancellor" Enrique Ortez made some pretty outrageous statements directed at governments who dared to criticize and interfere with the coup. He said that President Zapatero of Spain should go back to "shining shoes"...a rather witless remark based on a pun referring to the Spanish word for shoes, zapata.
He went on to refer to Barack Obama as "Ese negrito que ne sabe nada de nada" That is a very insulting phrase that loosely translates to "that little black boy who doesn't know anything" . He continues to warn President Obama that he should be looking over his own shoulder because he could be next.
This was occuring about the same time that the rather large, obnoxious bag of slime known as Rush Limbaugh was making his statements about ho a military coup "like the on that just occurred in Honduras" might be a good thing.
Just what is the connection here? Because this was no coincidence. The pieces are all in place for a 2 bit conspiracy theory...from one 2 bit asshole to another...Rush??? You are treading on very shaky ground here...