On second thought…
Mel Zelaya is having second thoughts about his threat yesterday of "generalized violence" against the people of Honduras and their constitutional government. As a result of this reevaluation by the mustachioed, ten-gallon hat wearing would-be dictator, he is doing a little backtracking.
TEGUCIGALPA, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya vowed on Saturday to return to power through peaceful means and denied he was rallying groups of armed supporters near the border with Nicaragua.
Zelaya, in exile in Nicaragua, also lamented the death of one of his supporters who was shot during a protest last week. The man died of his injuries early on Saturday, as efforts to resolve the crisis over the June 28 coup remained stalemated.
"I am not forming any armed military force, although I have the means to do it because I come from a state where there are weapons everywhere," Zelaya, a logging magnate originally from the ranching state of Olancho, told Honduran television.
"We do not use arms," the left-leaning Zelaya said.
That is a far cry from the previous threat he made saying that "[e]ither the coup is reversed or generalized violence is coming" during an interview with a state-owned Nicaraguan TV station on Friday.
I imagine that the Honduran people can all relax, confident that their nation will not be subjected to violent and bloody attacks by the thugs Zelaya is recruiting and training in Nicaragua with the help of his Marxist friends, Daniel Ortega and Hugo Chavez. Everyone in Honduras can sleep peacefully now because, as we all know, Marxist dictators NEVER lie.