Hey Zero, respect our constitution!
It shouldn’t comes as a surprise that the US Socialist in Chief is siding with Hugo Chavez’s and Fidel Castro’s golden boy, the dethroned Manuel Zelaya, who was driven from power for trying to injure Honduran democracy and a gross failure to uphold the Honduran constitution. Actually Zelaya was subverting the Honduran constitution by flying in hundreds of thousands of illegal ballots from Chavez’s personal fiefdom called Venezuela, to use in an illegal election that was to propel him into a lifetime presidency.
So the US is now promoting the return to thugocracies in the American hemosphere, in a bid to curry favor with Chavez and Castro. How the US has fallen.
WASHINGTON, Aug 27 (al-Reuters) – U.S. State Department staff have recommended that the ouster of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya be declared a “military coup,” a U.S. official said on Thursday, a step that could cut off as much as $150 million in U.S. funding to the impoverished Central American nation. The official, who spoke on condition he not be named, said State Department staff had made such a recommendation to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who has yet to make a decision on the matter although one was likely soon. Washington has already suspended about $18 million aid to Honduras following the June 28 coup and this would be formally cut if the determination is made because of a U.S. law barring aid “to the government of any country whose duly elected head of government is deposed by military coup or decree.”
US international clout has fallen so much that even the lowly Somali pirates are taking target practice at US helecopters on the high seas. Check out the video the TT plucked from Atlas Shrugs. If you think Bush’s foreign policies were wrong headed, at least his policies cast some fear into the enemy, instead of emboldening them like the foolish bumbling policies of the Obama administration. KGS
Further testing of a weak, pathetic president ………….Russian NTV is reporting (via this video report) that Somali pirates today fired at a US helicopter with a high-caliber machine gun. Sorry – can’t find any English version. (hat tip TC)
translation for 26 second report is below). Also I don’t know if the video images are from US sources -(I doubt it, but one never knows) and there is no citation in the report about the images…). Also 2 Note: the report is slanted slightly in a sarcastic manner vis-a-vis USA/NATO as the story is really about how the US Navy is fired upon by the pirates -i.e. implying impotence…
“From on board a Taiwanese ship seized this past April, Somalia pirates fired at the most powerful armed forces in the world today. While the bullets came close to the helo, no one was hit/hurt, but the fact that the pirates opened fire is an indication that they are not at all worried about US (NATO is not mentioned -purposely) warships and aircraft patrolling the Indian Ocean and the Somali coastal areas of the Gulf of Aden. The Somali pirates are using the Taiwanese ship (which had a crew of 30 when seized in April) for a floating base of operations.”
The bigger story is – not a word in the US MSM about US Military forces being fired on by a band of islamic pirates…