Tuesday, August 4, 2009
expansion plan stopped
One of the generals who executed the arrest warrant and exiled former President Manuel Zelaya said the military stopped an "expansion plan" which sought to bring "socialism disguised as democracy" even to the United States.
"For a leader in South America, Honduras (Honduran society, its armed forces) stopped the expansion plan to bring to the heart of the United States socialism disguised as democracy," said Army Commander, General Miguel Angel Garcia Padget, alluding to the alleged attempt by Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez to expand his "21st Century Socialism" throughout the continent.
Photo and source: La Prensa [Google translation]
Yet the Obama Admininistration is pressuring the interim authorities in Honduras to reinstate Zelaya. I predict that when the dust settles from this 'political crisis' there are going to be a lot of people with egg on their faces. There are also going to be a lot of people grateful to Hondurans for standing up to Hugo Chavez.