View Full Version : Pathetic Progressives Ignore Coup

06-29-2009, 09:14 AM
by Scott Creighton
I have never been so ashamed to have at one time considered myself in league with some of these so-called “progressive” websites or the people that frequent them.
Out of the 6 main “liberal and progressive” websites (Huffington Post, Daily Kos, Michael Moore, Think Progress, Op Ed News, After Downing Street), I was able to find 2 stories… just 2… on the military coup in Honduras. 2. At the same time, at last count, I found 20 articles on the phony “Green Revolution” in Iran – not one of those 20 that I found, by the way, mentioned the official recount that happened Saturday that confirmed the election results and not one of them mentioned the 100s of millions of dollars that have been spent since 2005 in not-so-secret CIA and NGO “interior black ops” projects to destabilize Iran.
Tellingly, one of the articles from Op Ed News was entitled “To The People of Iran: Yes We Can!” while another asked “Honduras Coup Not News?“. The second one was one of the two I found on these sites that dealt with the historic military coup in a populous Central American nation.

Amazingly they are spending more time trying to figure out how to justify Obama’s new Executive Order for indefinite detention, than they are talking about another democracy crumbling under the weight of the globalist tidal wave in Central America while tanks roam the streets.
A fake revolution, breathlessly promoted by Huffington Post and John McCain alike, based solely on anonymous “Tweets” from places like D.C. and Israel, commands all their time and sympathies, while a real coup takes place in a democratic nation because the president wanted to ask the people if they wished to amend the constitution to better serve the people … and that doesn’t even merit a peep out of these phony “progressive” sites.
I wish I could say I was surprised. It is amazing how quickly the sheep have completely rolled over and exposed their soft underbelly to the same imperialist machine they used to despise so readily.

Key leaders of Honduras military coup trained in U.S.

At least two leaders of the coup launched in Honduras on June 28 were apparently trained at a controversial Department of Defense school based at Fort Benning, Georgia infamous for producing graduates linked to torture, death squads and other human rights abuses.

Leftist President Manuel Zelaya was kidnapped and transported to Costa Rica on Sunday morning (http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2009/06/28/world/international-us-honduras-president.html?_r=2&hp) after a growing controversy over a vote concerning term limits. Over the last week, Zelaya clashed with and eventually dismissed General Romeo Vasquez -- who is now reportedly in charge of the armed forces that abducted the Honduran president.

According to the watchdog group School of Americas Watch (http://www.soaw.org/), Gen. Vasquez trained at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Hemisphere_Institute_for_Security_Cooperat ion) at least twice -- in 1976 and 1984 -- when it was still called School of Americas.

The Georgia-based U.S. military school is infamous for training over 60,000 Latin American soldiers, including infamous dictators, "death squad" leaders and others charged with torture and other human rights abuses. SOA Watch's annual protest (http://www.soaw.org/article.php?id=321) to shut down the Fort Benning training site draws thousands.

According to SOA Watch, the U.S. Army school has a particularly checkered record in Honduras (http://www.soaw.org/article.php?id=241), with over 50 graduates who have been intimately involved in human rights abuses. In 1975, SOA Graduate General Juan Melgar Castro became the military dictator of Honduras. From 1980-1982 the dictatorial Honduran regime was headed by yet another SOA graduate, Policarpo Paz Garcia, who intensified repression and murder by Battalion 3-16, one of the most feared death squads in all of Latin America (founded by Honduran SOA graduates with the help of Argentine SOA graduates).

General Vasquez isn't the only leader in the Honduras coup linked to the U.S. training facility. As Kristin Bricker points out (http://narcosphere.narconews.com/notebook/kristin-bricker/2009/06/coup-honduras):
The head of the Air Force, Gen. Luis Javier Prince Suazo, studied in the School of the Americas in 1996. The Air Force has been a central protagonist in the Honduran crisis. When the military refused to distribute the ballot boxes for the opinion poll, the ballot boxes were stored on an Air Force base until citizens accompanied by Zelaya rescued them. Zelaya reports that after soldiers kidnapped him, they took him to an Air Force base, where he was put on a plane and sent to Costa Rica.

Milo Christensen
06-29-2009, 09:18 AM
Any impact yet on the price of bananas?

06-29-2009, 09:23 AM
A drug-smuggling way station temporarily


Andrew Craig-Bennett
06-29-2009, 09:28 AM

Neat coup, folks!

Well done!


06-29-2009, 09:28 AM
A drug-smuggling way station temporarily



Andrew Craig-Bennett
06-29-2009, 09:46 AM
Muammar Gaffafi went to the British Staff College.

That did not mean that we organised his coup!

06-29-2009, 10:05 AM
Honduras has its own unique way of limiting greed; one term only please, if you can't make enough in one term, oh well.

06-29-2009, 10:16 AM
Speaking of interesting reading, I received a copy of Emergency by Neill Strauss.

financial and personal preparedness and the thought process he went through to make the realization that he needed to have some insurance against catastrophy. The guy starts out very liberal, a NYTimes music writer, and goes total survivalist. And he writes with humor so its an easy read.

06-29-2009, 12:52 PM
Breaking news.

LOS ANGELES – Michael Jackson still had a faint pulse and his body was warm when his doctor found him in bed and not breathing, a lawyer for the doctor told The Associated Press on Sunday.
Lawyer Edward Chernoff also said Dr. Conrad Murray never prescribed or gave Jackson the drugs Demerol or OxyContin. He denied reports suggesting Murray gave Jackson drugs that contributed to his death.
Chernoff told the AP that Murray was at the pop icon's rented mansion on Thursday afternoon when he discovered Jackson in bed and not breathing. The doctor immediately began administering CPR, Chernoff said.
"He just happened to find him in his bed, and he wasn't breathing," the lawyer said. "Mr. Jackson was still warm and had a pulse."