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BOREV: And Now, A Very Important Message from the United States Government

November 14, 2009

The bad boys over at BoRev are at it again.  This time, they have come up with the most truthful editorial headline we have seen since, uh, June 28.


And Now, A Very Important Message from the United States Government


Hey did you happen to catch the new editorial from Voice of America? The one that “signals a subtle change in policy toward Honduras?” Well it’s your lucky Friday, the 13th, because here it is now! Probably the best part is where we (America, in our Voice) talk about an imaginary San Jose Accord that apparently no longer requires the reinstatement of Manuel Zelaya:

The United States’ commitment is to the accord and its implementation and to the restoration of democratic constitutional order in Honduras. It provides a pathway to free and fair elections, the outcome of which will be widely accepted both within Honduras and abroad.

Hahaha, and by widely accepted we mean, “by Colombia, Israel and maybe a couple random island nations whose debt levels exceed GDP.” Anyway “we tried” is the point. Tags:

  1. otra boricua más permalink
    November 15, 2009 1:13 PM

    My point in sharing the background on Micronesia was that they are not independent states, and as such do not deserve the condemnation that the U.S. and Israel do for their votes in the UN. In fact, two of the three showed considerable courage by abstaining on the Cuba vote.

    As for their “greatest claim to fame”, they are known for much more than their votes in the UN. Among other things, they suffered the most from the greatest and most devastating battles of World War II against rival Pacific empires, namely the U.S. and Japan. They are known even more for having been – and continuing to be – victimized by U.S. nuclear testing on their lands and waters.

    • November 15, 2009 3:10 PM

      My apologies for my response to your initial comment. I’m aware of the dynamics of which you speak but, did not reflect that in my response. My focus on the Cuba blockade aspect left a lot more to be said. Thank you for commenting to make sure that the record is set straight.

  2. Meno Argenti permalink
    November 14, 2009 8:49 PM

    That is all the USA is good for, talking about crushing this or that perceived opponent. Instead of building bridges to prosperity for all, they burn them while leaving behind enough destruction in their wake to build a coalition of people who wish to destroy the USA every second they breathe.

  3. November 14, 2009 5:01 PM

    El Cid left a very important link in comments to that post, which documents the flow of USAID money to Colombian paramilitaries.

    Colombian paramilitaries are, of course, the imported muscle for the Honduran coup.

    I don’t know if the dots connect, but it sure as h–l ought to trigger a congressional review.

  4. otra boricua más permalink
    November 14, 2009 4:05 PM

    Those “random island nations” (Palau, Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia) are all “Associated Republics” of the United States. All three were occupied by the U.S. and became UN ‘trust territories” after World War II. They originally sought independence as one “Republic of Micronesia” — along with the Northern Marianas, which today is a U.S. “commonwealth”. During the 1960’s-80’s the U.S. torpedoed this plan and managed to break them up into different groups. According to the Compacts of Free Association that they signed with the U.S. it is clear that they are not independent states. In all cases their chief source of income is the Compact payment that they receive from the U.S. They also have no say in whether and when the U.S. increases its military use of their lands and surrounding waters. I would compare their representation in the U.N to the representation of the subordinate Soviet SSRs before the breakup.

    • November 14, 2009 6:35 PM

      Thanks for your comment and the background. Unfortunately Palau, Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia greatest claim to fame is being forced by the US to vote with it and Israel against Cuba in the annual resolution to end the US blockade. Of course, there are other votes in which the US binds them together. But, on the Cuba vote, I keep thinking about a room with a couple of people each from the island nations, the US, Israel, and Cuba and how much more in common the “island nations” would have with Cuba (of course, another island nation). And, the people from the US and Israel would be in corner talking about how to crush Iran.

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