Monday, July 6, 2009

Eyewitness to History in Honduras

Now's the opportunity to follow history in the making, or - to put it in another way - the narrative as it is being manufactured. 

As the people of Iran fight for liberty and to rid themselves finally of the murderous regime of vile, old potentates, on the other side of the world a fight for freedom of a different nature is taking place, as an ally of the Iranian regime is being ousted in conformity with the Honduran Constitution.

The Left isn't having any of this: the mullah regime is supported by the majority of the people in Iran, and Mel Zelaya is the elected "champion of the poor" immorally deposed through "a military coup" against the wishes of the majority of the Honduran people - capiche? The blood in the streets of Tehran is markedly less red than the spills on the streets of Tegucigalpa.

And they still want to think of themselves  as enlightened democrats, as in both cases they act against it: in Iran they seem to know instinctively that the people prefer Islamofascism, and in the case of Honduras the popular wish is a "President of the poor" (Neo Communist) for life along the lines of the Cuban regime and the madhouse currently playing out in Chavez' Venezuela.

The narrative is clear and is followed by most of the mainstream media, the United Nations, the Organization of American States, a number of European countries, and the Obama administration - a pattern worn thin with the decades old knee-jerk reminiscent of the days of the Cold War.

Conveniently the physical impossibilities in the electoral process in Iran are avaded, while in the Honduran case the entire legal procedure that preceded Mel's ouster, is shoved aside as negligible under the pressure of the 'common will'. That's not to mention the selective meddling and foisting, which is unforgiveable in the case of Iran, but entirely legit in Israel and Latin America.

Don't look for balance, what's good for the goose, is good for the gander kind of consistency. Instead seek out Pragmatism and the logic of "we are right, because it's us".

The press from hell is leading the Leftist narrative. Lucky for us, today we have web 2.0 conveniences at our disposal - the winning means of communication in Iran - Twitter, as well as blogs and the odd intrepid citizen reporter like Hunter Smith, who smelling a rat, acted on it.

Suspecting the initial minimal news coverage, and intrigued that Honduras stood by its actions despite condemnation from the UN and the United States, he picked up a camera, notepad, and plane ticket to Tegucigalpa and there he is keeping an eye on the narrative of manufactered history.

Developments started moving almost at once:

SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2009 ... he blogs

Manipulation by the Media

I was texting and calling my father while at the protest today, and I gave him an update to post on the blog [entire post]:

He did see an older man in a white shirt reach down into the blood pool and cover his hands. He then wiped them on his shirt to make it look like his blood or that he had been involved. Hunter saw what he thought was an AP photographer take the man's picture. Hunter said if you see it on the web, don't believe it. It was faked.

Here's the narrative as spelled out by Reuters - the headline alone consists almost of an entire paragraph:

"Supporters of ousted Honduras' President Manuel Zelaya, one of them with a shirt covered with blood, talks to people next to a bullet-riddled motorbike outside the Toncontin international airport in Tegucigalpa"

Compare also:

a comment on Hunter Smith's blog from Charlie in Honduras, on the ground:

"There was a 42 year old woman who died today. It is the first death due to the political turmoil. Shots were fired, along with tear gas, supposedly over the heads of the mob, after protesters broke through fencing at the edge of the airport in an attempt to take over the airport. It is very sad and all Hondurans, both sides, regret that it happened. Honduran Roman Catholic Cardenal Rodriguez had asked Zeliar to stay away, he didn't ... here's the result."

And CNN's reporting: "Ousted president shut out of Honduras"

Deposed Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya landed in El Salvador late Sunday after a failed attempt to return to his homeland. Zelaya told the Venezuela-based news network Telesur that his jet was denied permission to land Sunday evening in the Honduran capital, where military vehicles were arrayed on the runway. At least one person was killed and eight wounded after security forces opened fire and used tear gas on several thousand protesters who ringed the airport, said Hugo Orellana, a Red Cross director in Honduras. Protest leaders put the death toll at three. "I call on the Honduran armed forces to lower their weapons against the people," Zelaya said at a news conference in San Salvador. (...) >>>

Kirk Florida Blog is coordinating support for Honduras.

Lousy story, Great pictures!


Read also about the complaints and frustrations of the Hondurans about the attitude of the "international community" towards their attempt to preserve the rule of law in their country:
"How is it possible that other governments support a liar, a corrupt man, a 'Chavez wannabe,' as he is called in some articles, who also has strong links to the drug dealing business? "It's amazing. They have made him a martyr."
I'm afraid it's no mistake or a failure of moral judgement, but simply a reflexion of the state of our relativist world. We've been signalling for some time the resurrection of Neo Communism: it's been brought back by the backdoor under the guise of Postmodern thought.

Volunteering to accompany "Mel Zeliar" on the plane back to Honduras is UN General Assembly President Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann. D'Escoto is the former foreign minister of Communist Sandinista Nicaragua and Catholic Priest of the Maryknoll Order who advocates Marxist-oriented liberation theology and won the Lenin Peace Prize from the old Soviet Union. He spent five days in Tehran only a few months ago at the expense of Ahmadinejad.

Claudia Rosett in Forbes: "D'Escoto, upon his return to U.N. headquarters in New York, held a press conference Tuesday at which he praised Ahmadinejad and denounced "the Western, arrogant, traditional attitude"--particularly the policies of Israel and the U.S. More specifically, d'Escoto, who served in Cold War days as the foreign minister of Nicaragua's Sandinista junta, lauded Iran--which is in breach of U.N. sanctions--as a country enjoying "great respect." He denounced the U.S. as having "demonized" Ahmadinejad. Describing himself as "speaking on behalf of the immense majority," d'Escoto described Americans as laboring under "a political handicap," accused Israel of apartheid, compared former President Bush to mobster Al Capone, and called for "dialogue" with all, including such terrorist groups as Hamas. (...) >>>
These are the people calling the shots in the global, brave, new Postmodern world.

Rosett once more: "Wielding the credentials of president of the UN General Assembly, D’Escoto enjoys the pernicious position of being a prominent official who is responsible in theory to everyone, but in practice is accountable to almost no one — while serving at the pleasure of a General Assembly which is dominated by unfree states. The GA’s most powerful voting bloc is the 57-member Organization of the Islamic Conference, which overlaps with the so-called Group of 77 — a UN caucus organization which actually includes 130 members, who chose as their chairman for 2009 … wait for it… Sudan. That’s the kind of crowd behind d’Escoto. >>>


ABC News: "In Russia, President Obama Explains His Support for Ousted President of Honduras"

Facing criticism for having backed the “wrong” side in the recent coup in Honduras, President Obama Tuesday tried to explain his advocacy on behalf of ousted President Manuel Zelaya. “America supports now the restoration of the democratically-elected President of Honduras, even though he has strongly opposed American policies,” the president told graduate students at the commencement ceremony of Moscow’s New Economic School (...) >>> ...

... thereby reframing the rebate as if it's a matter of political opinion, bypassing the ousted President's infringements on Honduran Constutional and penal law. Very dexterous, and exceedingly dishonest! 

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