Monday, June 29, 2009

Why Are the Tyrants Jumpy

"The Honduran military on Sunday ousted leftist President Manuel Zelaya and exiled him to Costa Rica - an action rejected by much of the world, including the United States and its sometimes foe, Venezuela.

The apparent catalyst for the coup came last week when Mr. Zelaya decided to go ahead with a nationwide referendum on whether he could purse a second term in office. Honduran electoral law limits leaders to one four-year term." [link]

Hmmm! A leftist leader ousted from power for attempting to make a power grab that goes against the laws of that nation!

"President Obama joined other regional leaders in calling for a peaceful return of Zelaya to office.

But the Honduran National Congress defiantly announced that Zelaya was out, and its members named congressional leader Roberto Micheletti the new president on Sunday afternoon.

The Honduran Supreme Court also supported the removal of Zelaya, saying that the military was acting in defense of democracy." [link]

And then the said Nations Congress and highest Courts uphold the decision because it was done in defense of democracy!

"Earlier, Obama said in a statement he was "deeply concerned" about the events, and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Zelaya's arrest should be condemned." [link]

And then two of Americas great Tyrants in training leap to the defense of a man who was in the midst of a sweeping power-grab. Wonder why they would back someone like this? Oh, could it be because they are like minded and after the same thing.

Dictator Chavez is up in arms about this, Obama as always is "deeply concerned", and Hillary is for condemnation of the action. Could it be that these pseudo-tyrants are starting to see what could possibly happen to them if they continue down the road of ignoring the voices of the people, of shoving aside the laws of the land that they live in for their own purposes?