What name is that? None other then the grim reaper, John Negroponte.
Honduras is a nation that has been the victim of dictatorships and massive U.S. intervention during the past century, including several military invasions. The last major U.S. government intervention in Honduras occured during the 1980s, when the Reagain Administration funded death squads and paramilitaries to eliminate any potential “communist threats” in Central America."
Mr John Negroponte was U.S. Ambassador in Honduras at that time, and was responsible for directly funding and training Honduran death squads
It is also interesting to note- when the President of Honduras was kidnapped he requested the US condemn the coup, or it would indicate their complicity.
Strange request, no? Why would he think the US would even be involved?
Secondly the US has somewhat sort of condemned the coup, but not really....
It is a little sneaky and a little underhanded, but what the US seems to be doing is putting on just the right kind of show for the folks.
U.S. Condemns Honduran Coup - Still, Administration Steps Lightly
President Obama said yesterday that the military ouster of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was illegal and could set a "terrible precedent," but Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the United States government was holding off on formally branding it a coup, which would trigger a cutoff of millions of dollars in aid to the impoverished Central American country.
But the Obama administration has had cool relations with Zelaya, a close ally of Venezuela's anti-American president, Hugo Chávez. While U.S. officials say they continue to recognize Zelaya as president, they have not indicated they are willing to use the enormous U.S. clout in the country to force his return.
Asked whether it was a U.S. priority to see Zelaya reinstalled, Clinton said: "We haven't laid out any demands that we're insisting on, because we're working with others on behalf of our ultimate objectives."
John D. Negroponte, a former senior State Department official and ambassador to Honduras, said Clinton's remarks appeared to reflect U.S. reluctance to see Zelaya returned unconditionally to power.
So the US is not really saying it is a coup, and is still sending millions in 'aid' to Honduras.
Aid is never for the people, so who is this aid going to if not the democratic government of Honduras. Is it going to the military that conducted the overthrow? Clinton says "they are working with others, on behalf of OUR ultimate objectives" Who are the others? What are the ultimate objectives? Do the US objectives include the wishes of the Hondurans?
Negroponte acknowledges the reluctance to see him returned to power??