In what can only be described as a plan to incite violence in Honduras, the fugitive deposed president Mel Zelaya sneaked into Honduras yesterday and is currently holed up in the Brazilian embassy. None of the news reports I have read so far have been able to say how the wannabe dictator was able to get back into the country, but there is no doubt he received assistance from the usual suspects; Chavez, Ortega, and obviously Lula da Silva.
The purpose of placing Zelaya back in Honduras is to incite violence in this poor country. The well organized leftist thugs have already taken to the streets with orders to wreak as much havoc as possible and ensure the maximum spillage of blood for the cameras. This new attempt to try and force Honduras to violate its own laws and constitution by insisting on the reinstatement of a criminal as their president indicates the fear and desperation being felt by the leftist elements of Latin America. Unable to achieve their goal of domination by diplomatic means, Chavez and his merry band of thugs have instead resorted to tried and true leftist tactics to realize their goal: violence.
From the sidelines, the Obama administration continues with its own brand of milquetoast foreign diplomacy by offering only a generic statement calling for restraint on both sides and imploring that violence be avoided. This shows that the Obama administration is either so inept and weak that Chavez and his minions feel they can do as they please, or the US was complicit with this latest attempt to use violence to achieve domination. Either one is a sad and damming commentary on the amateurs who are currently running our foreign policy.
It will only be a matter of time before the crowds of thugs being sent to the streets of Honduras by their leftist masters turn violent, and the pressure on Honduras’ constitutional government to ignore their own laws will grow exponentially. We can only hope and pray that they stand fast to the principles of democracy and that no innocent Honduran blood will be spilled.
But if Chavez’s plan is successful, and the blood of Hondurans runs through the streets of Tegucigalpa, it will be on the hands of all those, including the US, who stood against the rule of law and democracy in Honduras.