How to install a Marxist dictator

Thomas Lifson
A strategy is well underway to unseat the legitimate government of Honduras and install a Marxist dictator-wannabe allied to Chavez and his band of Latin lefties.
 
Sneaking ousted president Manuel Zelaya into Tegucigalpa, Honduras has generated a crisis, which is being used as a pretext for "international pressure" (the claque of Marxist and leftist regimes, NGOs, and intergovernmental bodies like the OAS) to sanction Honduras, for instance moving a scheduled
World Cup qualifying event out of the country.

Currently Zelaya is holed up in the Brazilian embassy, where he is surrounded by Honduran troops, who have cut off water and power. The embassy is operating on gasoline powered generators for the moment.

Media accounts sympathetic to those holed up in the embassy are created, describing their ordeal as if they were victims. Pro-Zelaya mobs went on a rampage in Tegucigalpa, as reported in the blog La Gringa's Blogicito, but the violence is ignored by news agencies like Gustavo Palencia of Reuters, who cast the government as aggressors:

...riot police firing tear gas dispersed thousands of Zelaya supporters marching through the city toward the Brazilian Embassy, according to a Reuters witness. A Red Cross official said there were no immediate reports of injuries.


Zelaya slipped back into Honduras on Monday, ending almost three months of exile after he was toppled in the coup and bringing the world's attention to his cause again.

Rory Carroll in Reuters portrays Zelya's image of the government forces as aggressors:

The rancher-turned-politician, giving continual media interviews, said he feared the embassy would be stormed. The interim government was "asphyxiating the embassy by surrounding it, cutting off the food supply, asphyxiating the people inside in order to demonstrate their force and power".
The idea that the entire world is united against an illegitimate regime holding onto power is fanned with headlines like "world pressure grows" followed by prose like "...international pressure mounted on the de facto government to let the leftist return to power. "

The left-wing media continue to play a key role in selling to the public in the US (and elsewhere) the notion that a coup d'état threw a legitimate president out of office. The truth, of course, is that all elements of government in Honduras (including Zelaya's own political party) supported the constitutional process by which he was ousted from office for scheduling an illegal referendum that would have changed the nature of the regime.

Zelalya's actions are the equivalent of a POTUS impeached and convicted, and removed from office, attempting to restore himself to the White House with the support of Castro and Chavez.

I am disgusted by the many people and institutions which seek to oust a legitimate government with popular support, and replace it with a constitution-busting Marxist, destined to join Chavez camp.

Hat tip Monica Showalter
A strategy is well underway to unseat the legitimate government of Honduras and install a Marxist dictator-wannabe allied to Chavez and his band of Latin lefties.
 
Sneaking ousted president Manuel Zelaya into Tegucigalpa, Honduras has generated a crisis, which is being used as a pretext for "international pressure" (the claque of Marxist and leftist regimes, NGOs, and intergovernmental bodies like the OAS) to sanction Honduras, for instance moving a scheduled
World Cup qualifying event out of the country.

Currently Zelaya is holed up in the Brazilian embassy, where he is surrounded by Honduran troops, who have cut off water and power. The embassy is operating on gasoline powered generators for the moment.

Media accounts sympathetic to those holed up in the embassy are created, describing their ordeal as if they were victims. Pro-Zelaya mobs went on a rampage in Tegucigalpa, as reported in the blog La Gringa's Blogicito, but the violence is ignored by news agencies like Gustavo Palencia of Reuters, who cast the government as aggressors:

...riot police firing tear gas dispersed thousands of Zelaya supporters marching through the city toward the Brazilian Embassy, according to a Reuters witness. A Red Cross official said there were no immediate reports of injuries.


Zelaya slipped back into Honduras on Monday, ending almost three months of exile after he was toppled in the coup and bringing the world's attention to his cause again.

Rory Carroll in Reuters portrays Zelya's image of the government forces as aggressors:

The rancher-turned-politician, giving continual media interviews, said he feared the embassy would be stormed. The interim government was "asphyxiating the embassy by surrounding it, cutting off the food supply, asphyxiating the people inside in order to demonstrate their force and power".
The idea that the entire world is united against an illegitimate regime holding onto power is fanned with headlines like "world pressure grows" followed by prose like "...international pressure mounted on the de facto government to let the leftist return to power. "

The left-wing media continue to play a key role in selling to the public in the US (and elsewhere) the notion that a coup d'état threw a legitimate president out of office. The truth, of course, is that all elements of government in Honduras (including Zelaya's own political party) supported the constitutional process by which he was ousted from office for scheduling an illegal referendum that would have changed the nature of the regime.

Zelalya's actions are the equivalent of a POTUS impeached and convicted, and removed from office, attempting to restore himself to the White House with the support of Castro and Chavez.

I am disgusted by the many people and institutions which seek to oust a legitimate government with popular support, and replace it with a constitution-busting Marxist, destined to join Chavez camp.

Hat tip Monica Showalter