I have relatives in central America & Venezuela, & know the area well. The following was just received from one of my cousins who’s a retired senior officer from the Venezuelan military. It’s an eMail he received and forwarded to me:
There has NOT been a coup in Honduras. The country is NOT in crisis.
This all started over a year ago when our president Mel Zelaya with the help of Hugo Chavez and Daniel Ortega began shredding the Honduran Constitution and setting the stage for him to become dictator of Honduras. As we neared the November elections that would seat a new president Mel Zelaya became more ruthless. Zelaya was informed more than once that his actions were outside the bounds of the Honduran Constitution. Zelaya earlier this year denounced democracy and announced he would seed an Venezuelan style of government, he then began receiving large sums of cash from Hugo Chavez.
This last week tensions mounted as the National Congress after a ruling from the Honduran SUPREME COURT that Mel Zelaya has committed crimes against the Constitution. As Chavez and Ortega offered Military assistance the National Congress of Honduras, the people of Honduras and the Courts of Honduras did not flinch. They stood beside their Constitution and detained Mel Zelaya by order of the National Congress for crimes against the Constitution.
President Zelaya and a small portion of the population tried to highjack the country and destroy democracy in favor of a Chavez-style government. Zelaya was shredding the constitution he swore to protect in order to stay in power past constitutional limits and firmly align Honduras with Venezuela .
President Zelaya was officially informed on several occasions that his actions were outside of the constitution and law. Given his obedience to Hugo Chavez and Chavez’s money, Zelaya was a traitor to this country in the truest sense of the word. I am writing to you as an American investor living in Honduras to express my admiration and respect for this country and how its government handled this crisis. They were faced with a difficult situation that was only growing worse.
This was NOT a coup, but a criminal arrest. Hondurans should be applauded for how they handled this! They used their Constitution and stood firmly in the face of Chavez, Orgega, Morales, and Castro and said no to this form of Government. You would think the US would be applauding the situation. The US, if not careful, will give Chavez and Ortega the fuel they need to invade Honduras and remove our democratic form of government here. We can not believe the news reports and the statements by our representatives. We need your help.
All Americans and Hondurans are franticly emailing and sending information to the US. We need you to forward this email to your local news station, CNN etc, and any contacts that you may have at any level of government.
Please eMail your senators & congressman as well. If the US ushers Zelaya back into power they are condemning this country to a communist regime.
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