OAS Mission Arrives in Honduras Monday. Why?
Virtually every step of the Honduran coup was worked out in a plan developed months ago with numerous contingency options drawn up for the few things the US and Micheletti would not be able to control. All that was left was to act out the specific steps as if nothing had been planned in the first place.
There are certain people who know the endgame and they include Hillary Clinton, President Obama, Ambassador Hugo Llorens, the head of the US military command in Soto Cano, OAS Secretary-General Jose Miguel Insulza, Roberto Micheletti, General Romeo Vasquez, and a few elite Honduran businessmen. With the build-up of a Miami Cuban terrorist cell in Honduras that includes Ralph Nodarse and possibly Armando Valladares, I am hoping appropriate intelligence services are watching them. More on this later.
The primary goal of the endgame is to keep President Zelaya from resuming his duties as president. Kidnapping him and dropping him like a sack of potatoes in Costa Rica, while controversial and highly illegal, has gone a long way in accomplishing this goal. The primary strategy used to make sure President Zelaya stays out of Honduras is to delay everything possible. The delay strategy has two components: certain people who “pretend” to be fixing this Honduran “governmental rupture” and Roberto Micheletti putting forth a caveman “intransigence” to just about everything, but especially Zelaya’s return.
How brilliant of Hillary to have placed this mess in the hands of President Oscar Arias who did a great job of pretending to get the two parties together for a negotiated settlement and, all the while, knowing Micheletti would respond according to the script by beating his chest and yelling “NO!” to whatever was asked of him. Did Micheletti look like a fool? You bet. Did it eat up the clock? Big time.
So, a few weeks ago, the OAS decides it’s going to try to mediate something and announced a visit to Honduras to talk with members of the coup regime. But, within two days of their arrival, Micheletti takes center stage, pounds his hairy caveman chest and says that the delegation is not welcome, especially Insulza who is a biased, unprofessional ignoramus. Then Micheletti relents and says the delegation can come, but Insulza has to be an “observer” because he is biased in Zelaya’s favor. Let’s think about that for a minute. Micheletti insults the Secretary-General of the OAS and relegates him to “observer” status and then Insulza turns around and reschedules the mission’s visit for a week later. Insulza is no dummy and is not the kind of guy you insult and get away with it. Part of the delay plan?
Perhaps, the explanation can be found in what was taking place in Foggy Bottom between the initially scheduled OAS visit and the one scheduled for tomorrow. A lot of people came to Washington, roughly within the same three to four day period: a delegation of golpistas sent by Micheletti met separately with Insulza and the Acting Assistant Secretary for Latin America Affairs, Craig Kelly; Ambassador Hugo Llorens, who previously it would have taken a shot out of a cannon to get him to leave Honduras, comes to DC for “consultations;” and Lanny Davis, working on how to spin it.
It is approximately three months until the elections and it has been about two months since the coup. At this juncture two major things have happened. The National Resistance has shown itself to be huge in number and completely relentless in its determination to oust the golpistas. Also, the human rights abuse situation turns uglier each day and human rights organizations are crawling all over Honduras. I imagine that both of these things were discussed during the meetings in DC.
I figure only one of two things can happen as the result of the OAS mission’s visit: either another ridiculous multi-part delay or President Zelaya is returned to Honduras to either a jail or an appallingly paralyzed presidency. If Zelaya returns to Honduras, I think they will kill him. Entering from stage right is Cuban terrorist Ralph Nodarse who it is reported has been an active participant in previous attempted assassinations of Zelaya.
The US and the golpistas, after months and months of planning, spending millions of dollars, and enduring mountains of worldwide condemnation are not going to let an ousted president of a little banana republic get in the way. But, they had better keep at least one eye open – a fierce national resistance will be ready to rumble.
High-Level OAS Mission Set to Visit Honduras
Tegucigalpa, August 22 (RHC)– A high-level mission from the Organization of American States (OAS) is set to visit Honduras on Monday, the 24th. Made up of several foreign ministers of OAS member states, the delegation will attempt to work for the reestablishment of constitutional order in the Central American country.
According to Prensa Latina news agency, the delegation will be composed of José Miguel Insulza, the Secretary General of the Organization of American States, and the foreign ministers of Argentina, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Panama. The group will be in Tegucigalpa until Tuesday and are slated to meet with representatives of the Honduran Supreme Court of Justice, the Congress, the Catholic Church, as well as organizations that oppose the military-backed regime in Honduras.
José Miguel Insulza told reporters on Saturday that he is encouraged by the possibility of dialogue and an apparent willingness to listen to all of the players in Honduras.” The OAS, which expelled the regime from the regional organization shortly after the military coup in June, recognizes the legitimate president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya.
A delegation from the Inter-American Court of Justice toured Honduras earlier this week and found serious violations of human rights and repressive methods carried out by the illegal military regime.