First and foremost, I would like to apologize for the delay in posting this material, but I had some personal issues and have been involved, to a certain degree, directly in the occurrences in Honduras over the weekend.
For the record my father was a "company" man for many years and conducted a plethora of activities in Latin America, especially Honduras during the Contras period in the '80's.
He has, moreover, been engaging in business in that Central American nation for well over 40 years...I know all aspects of Honduras quite well.
Let me commence by dispelling what many, even some on the right, have categorized as a "coup".
Amongst the best analysis which I can associate myself with, I cite the following links:
Our very own Pastorius who cited an incisive article from the WSJ by Mary Anastasia O'Grady, at The Astute Bloggers. (hey, where is my hat tip?)
The hard core Cuban American boys at Babalu Blog never disappoint.
The irrepressible Fausta who called this early for what it was and is here and here.
Creative Minority Blog also discerned the veracity of the events.
Susan at Wake Up America comes through again.
Right Wing News' John Hawkins rightly bashes the Obama administration's hypocrisy.
The New Nixon reinforces the "meddling" angle.
And last but not least I am honored to report to my fellow Infidels that Gateway Pundit elevated one of my comments yesterday and incorporated it into his post today:
Gateway, this is not a coup, this is the Honduran Armed Forces carrying out an order of the Supreme Court of Honduras and the congress, as well as military leaders that refused to buckle to Zelaya's attempt to fully Chavez-ize the nation....Today is a day of liberty in Honduras.Yesterday was a Day of Days in Honduras.
I thank God that Roberto Micheletti Bain, former leader of the National Congress (as mandated by the Constitution) is now the de jure President of Honduras.
Whom would have ever advanced an argument that one day, the nation pejoratively referred to as a "banana republic", would by their actions demonstrate to United States and to the world an unbinding resolve and adherence to liberty, order and justice.
God Bless the glorious armed services of Honduras (whose special forces are trained by Americans and Israelis) which upheld the honor and decency of a nation which refused to condemn itself to darkness and tyranny.
As a final aside, today our dear family friend, whom had just met with my father on Thursday in Tegucigalpa, has been named Foreign Minister of Honduras, Dr. Enrique Ortez Colindres.
He is a career, senior level Ambassador with long tenures in France, under different administrations, and at the United Nations. A staunch anti-communist and pro-American to boot! (of course not Barry's Amerika)
So today, like yesterday, I exclaim, "God Bless Honduras y Viva Honduras Libre!!!"
Oh, and by the way, I have been apprised through back channels that the "Ambassadors" from Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Ecuador, etc. had been forcibly expelled and in the case of both the Cuban and Venezuelan diplomats, they were the recipients of thundering violence due to their obstreperous nature!!!