First, I agree that nobody is going to go after CIA torturers. It’s a very dangerous road, kind of like the “Valley of the Shadow of Death”, a real road in Palestine at the time it was mentioned in Psalm 23.
After the Honduran military, acting on the civilian Supreme Court’s orders, arrested de facto acting dictator and auto-coup architect President Zelaya for a long list of crimes and more than misdemeaners, the entire international press corps, the entire worldwide “diplomatic” corps, and the entire usual left-fascist propaganda organs immediately joined CIA-blasting Hugo Chavez and the Castro brothers and Kim Jong Un and Saudi Arabia in condemning this “coup” against the elected president.
Never mind that the entire country was demanding his resignation or ouster, including the following long list:
…the Catholic Church clergy, …most of its membership, …the entire array of Protestant chuches (not characteristic of them), …the Chamber of Commerce, …most of the unions (except for the socialist leaders of the teachers’ union), …both major parties including Zelaya’s own party, …including the vice president elected with Zelaya (who had resigned in furious protest against Zelaya’s attempts to establish a lifetime dictatorship), …and every other major civic institution in the country, …and almost the entire press corps, including most of the LEFTIST national press corps.
Nobody outside of Honduras knew what was going on there, except for a pitiful few enough expats and spouses of Hondurans (like me), and Honduran-Americans. Even the alternate press was quiet, except for some articles published in libertarian circles written by the apparently closet left-fascist Craig Paul Roberts, who joined the chorus condemning Honduras for wanting MORE freedom instead of LESS.
After awhile, I noticed that the same narrative was repeated for Honduras 2009 as I saw about Chile in 1973. The exact same blame at Americans and the CIA.
I knew that in Honduras, they didn’t need no stinkin’ CIA to do anything. ALL THE VISIBLE APPARATUS OF THE USA OFFICIAL PRESENCE IN THE COUNTRY PUSHED FOR ZELAYA TO STAY AND THEN TO BE REINSTATED. Another fun fact: two months before dictator Z showed the first act of rebellion against his constitution, he went to a presidential summit in Santo Domingo where George Soros was keynote speaker. Follow the money.
Hondurans here told me they would never vote for Obama again. The American ambassador Hugo Llorens helped Zelaya’s propaganda campaign. FUN FACT: Hugo LLorens was in Venezuela when Hugo Chavez was put in power.
Argentina arrested Venezuelan agents trying to smuggle in political payoff money. Records discovered in Ecuador by Columbia showed Chavez payoffs to the FARC.
And Chavez money poured in. Nicaraguan and Venezuelan agents were arrested by the dozens.
Despite the price for marching in a pro-Zelaya protest shooting sky high and spiking the lempira to 10% higher exchange rates, the thing fizzled.
So I researched the other side of the story in Chile. Allende’s socialism had done much worse than Z’s in Honduras.
WHY DO LIBERTARIANS HAVE SUCH A STRUGGLE UNDERSTANDING THAT SOCIALISM KILLS ECONOMY AND AMERICAN LIBERTARIANS THINK THEY ARE THE ONLY ONES WHO DON’T LIKE IT IN OUR COUNTRY???
Sorry for the caps but nobody seems to be listening to this thought.
In Chile, the ELECTED Congress that had PUT Allende in power in the first place, like gentlemen (he won plurality), did not have any constitutional recourse to stop the power grab –And Allende was forming an illegal army of subversives.
So the ELECTED Congress DEMANDED in a resolution that the military interevene and STOP Allende.
“We can do nothing against the truth but for the truth”