Barack, Hugo, and Their Little Friend in Honduras

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The Pink Flamingo is going to be on the road all day, but wants to pose one simple little question:  Why are Barack Obama and Hugo Chavez both defending the same man, ousted Honduran President Zelaya?

Why is Barack Obama defending someone who proved to be a leftist thug quickly, but took forever to come out in support of the freedom fighters in Iran?

Secondly:  Why are we forced to get our information from CNN and not FOX?  That’s simple, FOX has turned into a platform to worship a dead alleged pedophile.

Makes you wonder, doesn’t it?

Allahpundit wrote:

“…In a nutshell, Zelaya wanted another term as president so he decided to hold a popular referendum on whether he should be eligible. Minor problem: The Honduran constitution can’t be amended by popular referendum so the country’s supreme court ordered the vote canceled. Zelaya tried to go ahead with it anyway. Literally every other arm of the Honduran government — judiciary, legislature, military — was against him, to the point where the troops who arrested him this morning were evidently acting on a court order. Why such strong, unified opposition? According to one retired Honduran general cited by Fausta, it’s because Zelaya’s a Chavez stooge and him staying on would mean “Chavez would eventually be running Honduras by proxy.” Two questions, then. One: In their rush to drool all over themselves about “the rule of law,” do Obama and Hillary realize that it’s Zelaya who was flouting the rule of law here? I know The One’s a big believer in executive power but even he’d acknowledge that defying an order from the Supreme Court crosses the line (I think). And two: Why is Team Barry siding with Zelaya instead of simply staying out of it? The White House proved with Iran that they’re capable of maintaining very tactful silences for excruciatingly long periods of time. Yet today we’ve got not only the secretary of state but the president himself rushing out statements. Is this some kind of half-assed attempt to make nice with Chavez now that relations have been restored by supporting one of his cronies?…”

What happened to the leader of Zelaya’s political party?

“…Citing a report from Mexico’s Notimex news service, the blog reports that Cesar Ham, presidential candidate and leader of the Democratic Unification of Honduras party, was killed while resisting arrest in the early hours of Sunday morning, as the Honduran military fanned out to arrest leftist leaders throughout the country, including President Manuel Zelaya and the country’s chancellor, Patricia Rodas.

“Despite being from a different party, Ham was a close ally of ousted President Manuel Zelaya,” NarcoNews writes.

When Ham supported President Zelaya’s referendum on allowing the president to serve a second four-year term, right-wing news sources launched a campaign against him, accusing him of taking “millions of dollars” from Zelaya in exchange for supporting the referendum….”

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