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September 23, 2009 4:28 PM   Subscribe

Zelaya's back in town. (previously)
posted by aniola (21 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Such a weird editorial slant in that article. Here's something a little less weird.
posted by mr_roboto at 4:40 PM on September 23, 2009


The Washington Post has pretty good coverage, too, including a bunch of pictures.
posted by mr_roboto at 4:47 PM on September 23, 2009


The redoubtable Al Giordano has been virtually alone, as best I can tell, in taking the Honduras story seriously. Highly recommended.
posted by Joe Beese at 4:48 PM on September 23, 2009 [1 favorite]


This will end in jailarity, I'm sure. Hondouras was not joking when they told him to stay away.
posted by mullingitover at 5:06 PM on September 23, 2009


One of Micheletti's cheeky offsiders, quoted in the NPR article, characterises Zelaya as a "fugitive from justice" after his regime had Zelaya forcibly expelled from the country and scrambled to block Zelaya's repeated attempts to return. Some fugitive.
posted by stammer at 5:07 PM on September 23, 2009


This will end in jailarity, I'm sure. Hondouras was not joking when they told him to stay away.

So they're going to invade the Brazilian embassy? Not likely.
posted by mr_roboto at 5:08 PM on September 23, 2009


mr_roboto: "So they're going to invade the Brazilian embassy? Not likely."

Why would they need to invade? He has two options: stay in the embassy effectively under house arrest until January when the new president is elected, or try to get out and stir shit up in Honduras. Given his past behavior, I suspect his ego will get the better of him and he'll try for the latter. That's when jailarity ensues.
posted by mullingitover at 5:12 PM on September 23, 2009


They could also simply tell the Brazilians to close their embassy.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:15 PM on September 23, 2009


try to get out and stir shit up in Honduras.

The coup government has already stirred shit up sufficiently just with him sitting there in the Brazilian embassy. The city is shut down; Zalaya's mere presence could force a negotiated settlement. Brazil, the US, Venezuela, and the UN security council are all going to be pushing hard for such a settlement. That's a lot to resist.
posted by mr_roboto at 5:17 PM on September 23, 2009


I was discussing this with a friend yesterday... has anyone ever invaded someone else's embassy? That sounds like a Thing You Just Don't...
posted by qvantamon at 6:24 PM on September 23, 2009


Also, if that hat doesn't make him a fugitive from justice, it should.
posted by qvantamon at 6:25 PM on September 23, 2009


Jack Bauer did it.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 6:26 PM on September 23, 2009


Iran, 30 years ago.
posted by cell divide at 6:26 PM on September 23, 2009


Dittoing the rec for Giordano, and adding Two Weeks Notice: A Latin American Politics Blog. Try their latest, WSJ on Honduras.
posted by shetterly at 9:47 PM on September 23, 2009 [1 favorite]


Iran, 30 years ago.

The first time as tragedy, the second as farce?
posted by Makoto at 11:05 PM on September 23, 2009


That Miami Herald article is interesting, as the headline and lede blare that Zelaya believes Israeli mercenaries are torturing him with radiation and toxic gas, but then never quotes him actually claiming that at any point in the 1000 word story. As far as I can tell the claim is a complete fabrication. The Herald is probably the worst source available on this kind of subject.
posted by stammer at 11:29 PM on September 23, 2009 [1 favorite]


Wow, stammer. Thanks for that link.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 6:24 AM on September 24, 2009


As this tea party banner indicates, some of the Tea Party protesters view the coup in Honduras as a model for getting rid of Obama.
posted by jonp72 at 6:28 AM on September 24, 2009


From FAIR: USA Today, AP Mislead on Honduran Coup.
posted by shetterly at 1:48 PM on September 24, 2009


Not sure about the ridiculous Israeli commandos claim, but there is some curious anti-Jewish rhetoric flying.
posted by grobstein at 7:15 PM on October 6, 2009


Did you read Zelaya's response?

http://www.narconews.com/Issue60/article3855.html
posted by shetterly at 7:45 PM on October 6, 2009


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