Friday, October 30, 2009

Honduras: sold out

They (the Americans) forced an agreement.

Zelaya is supposedly coming back into power for four months.

Tom Shannon did the dirty work, and then...
Backers hugged Zelaya after hearing the news and one asked him to autograph a white cowboy hat resembling the one the deposed leader always wears.

The hat had already been signed by the top U.S. envoy for the Americas, Thomas Shannon, who led a delegation to Honduras this week to pressure the two sides to resolve the crisis after months of diplomacy failed to break the stalemate.
Hope you like that job you've got, Tom.

You've worked *so* hard to keep it.

Which is good, because you couldn't get another job with your reputation right now, big guy... unless Soros is hiring... or Zelaya... he's got lots of money and friends right now...

More on this, with sources, at Fausta's Blog and La Gringa's Blogicito.


Personal Note: This is the voice of disappointment speaking. What we are witnessing is the death of the concept of "Truth, Justice, and the American Way"... which isn't just Superman's credo, but was a way of seeing what was right in the world. The American government didn't always strive to achieve it, but those of us who saw the universal nature of the ideals behind that saying knew that working toward them was what was right, even if it wasn't ever exclusively "American". Days like today show just how far from those ideals the current American administration has gone.


Marie said...

May I join you in your sentiment. What a black day for us and for all the support our country is now throwing behind the criminals, while trashing friends.

La Gringa said...

I'll join you, too. It was really difficult to watch Shannon's press conference saying they (the US) is just there to help and will respect any Honduran decision. Such hypocrisy.

It has been interesting, as an American citizen, to see what it feels like on the other side of the fence. It's much easier to understand the anger and distrust of the US.

L.Douglas Garrett said...


Welcome back, although I wish it was under happier circumstances...

@La Gringa

Thank you so for all your hard work on local sources there in Honduras. You've been a wonder all through this!

Hm... you've brought a thought to mind here... Tom Shannon's press conference... did he do the presser all by himself, or did the agent behind the action (D. Restrepo) actually show his face to the local media? It would be a bit out of character fro him to have done so, but it would be of note if he actually fielded any questions as to his role in all this.