Wednesday, February 22, 2012

#OWS Update Wikileaks Cables : Proof 2009 Obama Backed Honduran Coup D'Etat & Another Big Fire In " Honduras

 US Connections to Honduran Coup and corruption Another reason Obama wants to shut down Wikileaks
President Obama Regimes continues American Imperialism and Colonialism
US continues to interfere in the domestic affairs of sovereign nations from Honduras to Bahrain
Former President Zelaya 's return to Honduras June 2011
Zelaya interview about Wikileaks cables as proof of US involvement in Coup d'Etat to oust him
US dictated terms of Zelaya to stay in power acquiesce to US demands
And another major fire in Honduras in market in Tegucigalpa

Honduras: fire sweeps through market in capital – video Feb. 20,2012

Honduras's capital Tegucigalpa was consumed on on Saturday by a fire. The blaze happened only days after a deadly prison fire killed more that 350 people in the country. The market provides space for over 1,500 stalls. Dozens were injured, but no deaths have been reported

UN calls for reforms after Honduras jail fire

Uploaded by AlJazeeraEnglish on Feb 17, 2012
The deaths of 350 inmates in a Honduras prison fire have led to calls for reforms to the nation's penal system.
With dozens of families still waiting at the Comayagua prison for word on their relatives, the UN has called for an independent investigation into the fire and action to prevent a recurrence.
Teams from Central and South America have come to provide their expertise in an investigation that has overwhelmed the Honduran authorities.
Al Jazeera's Andy Gallacher reports from Comayagua.
Teams from Central and South America have come to provide their expertise in an investigation that has overwhelmed the Honduran authorities.
Al Jazeera's Andy Gallacher reports from Comayagua.

Uploaded by PBSNewsHour on Feb 15, 2012
A fast-moving blaze engulfed a Honduras prison Tuesday night, killing more than 272 (375) people. Margaret Warner discusses the details of the fire and a prison system notorious for overcrowding and violence with The Wall Street Journal's Nicholas Casey, reporting from Mexico City.

Moves towards the left is not anti-democratic but in fact is a move towards more participatory democracy.
Obama regime and US corporations are against any moves towards real participatory democracy .
Latin America Goes Left
From: TheAlyonaShow | Oct 1, 2010 | 841 views
The attempted overthrow of Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa is igniting claims that the US is still in the business of putting "in and taking out" Presidents across Latin America. From Venezuela, Haiti to Honduras coups involving the United States might not seem like anything new to some people. Jihan Hafiz explains the explosive vibrant campaigns that you don't see in America. She reveals details of the latest coup and the massive political movements

Manuel Zelaya Discusses the WikiLeaks Cables About the U.S. Ties to the Honduran Military Coup

Uploaded by mediagrrl9 on May 31, 2011 -
In an exclusive interview, Democracy Now! talks with ousted Honduran president, Manuel Zelaya, about the military coup d'edtat against in June 2009. He discusses what he learned about the coup after WikiLeaks published classified U.S. diplomatic cables about Honduras. Zelaya talks about why he believes the United States was behind the coup, and what exactly happened on June 28, 2009, when hooded Honduran soldiers kidnapped him at gunpoint and put him on a plane to Costa Rica, stopping to refuel at Palmerola, the U.S. military base in Honduras. "This coup d'etat was made by the right-wing of the United States," Zelaya says. "The U.S. State Department has always denied, and continues to deny, their any ties with the government with the coup d'etat. Nevertheless, all of the proof incriminates the U.S. government. And all of the actions that were taken by the de facto regime, or the contista regime which are those who carried out the coup. And is to make favor of the industrial policies and the military policies and the financial policies of the United States in Honduras."

For additional reports from Democracy Now! exclusive report on the return of ousted president, Manuel Zelaya, to Honduras, visit

Manuel Zelaya: Democracy Now! Exclusive Interview on US Role in His Ouster From Honduras. 3 of 3

Uploaded by mediagrrl9 on Jun 1, 2011 -
Democracy Now! continues its coverage of the historic return of ousted Honduran president, Manuel Zelaya, who on June 28, 2009, was kidnapped at gunpoint and put on a plane to Costa Rica in a coup orchestrated in part by two generals trained in the United States. Scores of peasants, teachers, journalists, farmers have been assassinated since the coup. This week 87 U.S. Congress members sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calling for the suspension of aid to the Honduran military and police until steps are taken to hold security forces accountable for human rights abuses. "Defense and security forces have to exist," Zelaya says in an interview with Democracy Now! at his home in Tegucigalpa. "But violence always will be the worst method in order to correct either political or social problems. Poverty and corruption cannot be battled with more arms, but with more democracy."

WikiLeaks Reveals U.S. Ties To Honduran Drug Dealer
By William Fisher The Public Record Nov 3rd, 2011

U.S. “drug war” funds and training are being used to support a known drug trafficker’s war against campesinos, a Honduran expert at the University of California at Santa Cruz charged today.
Campesinos are Latin American peasants, usually farmers.
Prof. Dana Frank said today, “New Wikileaks cables reveal that the U.S. embassy in Honduras — and therefore the State Department — has known since 2004 that Miguel Facussé, the richest man in Honduras, who is allegedly responsible for the deaths of campesino activists in the Aguan Valley, is a cocaine importer.
“The U.S. is funding and training Honduran military and police that are conducting joint operations with the security guards of a known drug trafficker to violently repress a campesino movement on behalf of Miguel Facussé’s dubious claims to vast swathes of the Aguán Valley, in order to support his African palm biofuels empire.”
She added, “Despite strong anti-drug rhetoric from U.S. officials, State Department cables recently made available by Wikileaks show that the U.S. has been aware of the drug ties of one of Honduras’ most powerful and wealthy individuals since 2004, yet has continued to support him.”
She charged that “U.S. military and police assistance is also aiding the businessman, landowner and coup-backer Miguel Facussé, in a campaign of repression targeted at the campesinos whose land Facussé wants for production of palm oil,” adding:
“Despite the objections of 87 members of Congress, U.S. funding for the Honduran military and police continues, even though reports continue to emerge of police involvement in killings, such as in the recent case of the son of a university rector, and journalists and human rights activists continue to be targeted, with impunity.”

also see: Wikileaks Honduras: State Dept. Busted on Support of Coup BY ROBERT NAIMAN at Just Foreign, ON 29 NOVEMBER 2010

By July 24, 2009, the U.S. government was totally clear about the basic facts of what took place in Honduras on June 28, 2009. The U.S. embassy in Tegucigalpa sent a cable to Washington with subject: "Open and Shut: The Case of the Honduran Coup," asserting that "there is no doubt" that the events of June 28 "constituted an illegal and unconstitutional coup." The Embassy listed arguments being made by supporters of the coup to claim its legality, and dismissed them thus: "none ... has any substantive validity under the Honduran constitution." The Honduran military clearly had no legal authority to remove President Zelaya from office or from Honduras, the Embassy said, and their action - the Embassy described it as an "abduction" and "kidnapping" - was clearly unconstitutional.

It is inconceivable that any top U.S. official responsible for U.S. policy in Honduras was not familiar with the contents of the July 24 cable, which summarized the assessment of the U.S. Embassy in Honduras on key facts that were politically disputed by supporters of the coup regime. The cable was addressed to Tom Shannon, then Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Harold Koh, the State Department's Legal Adviser; and Dan Restrepo, Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs at the National Security Council. The cable was sent to the White House and to Secretary of State Clinton.

and : WikiLeaks Honduras: US Linked to Brutal Businessman Dana Frank, The, October 21, 2011

and so it goes,
at the edge of the Empire

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