Washington and the Coup D'etat in Honduras
Here is the proof
The State Department had previous knowledge of the coup. The State Department and US Congress financed and advised the Honduran actors and organizations which participated in the coup. The Pentagon trained, financed, and armed the Honduran army which perpetrated the coup and which continues to repress the honduran people. The US military presence in Honduras, which occupies the military base at Soto Cano (Palmerola), authorized the coup with its tactical complicity and refusal to withdraw military support to the honduran forces. The US ambassador to the United States in Tegucigalpa, Hugo Llorens, coordinated the expulsion of president Manuel Zelaya, together with the Subsecretary of State Thomas Shannon and John Negroponte, who actually works as a consultant to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
From the first day of the coup, the government in Washington has spoken of the "two parties" involved and the need for "dialogue" to restore the constitutional order, legitimating in this way the coupsters.
The State Department has refused to certify legally the events in Honduras as a "coup", it has not suspended nor frozen financial support or trade with the country, nor has it taken steps to pressure effectively the de facto regime.
Washington manipulated the Organization of American States to increase the time devoted to debate what needed to be done and in this manner did not support the immediate return of president Zelaya to power, as part of a strategy to legitimate the de facto government and wear down the honduran people, who continue to resist the coup.
Secretary of State Clinton and her spokespersons stopped speaking of the return of president Zelaya to power and later designated Costa Rican president Arias as a mediator, and have now referred to the dictator who assumed power illegitimately during the coup, Roberto Micheletti, as an "interim president".
The strategy of "negotiating" with the coupsters was imposed by Obama's government as a way of discrediting president Zelaya--holding him responsible for provoking the coup--and legitimating the coupsters.
United States congressional representatives--democrats and republicans--organized a visit by representatives of the coupsters to Washington, and received them with distinction at a variety of institutions in the US capital.
In spite of the fact that republican senator John McCain coordinated the visit of the coupsters to Washington through a lobbying organization called the Cormac Group, actually Bill Clinton's lawyer and close friend of Hillary, Lanny Davis, was contracted as a "lobbyist" to gain public acceptance of Washington for the de facto government in Honduras.
Otto Reich and venezuelan Robert Carmona-Borjas, former lawyer to dictator Pedro Carmona during the coup in Venezuela in April 2002, helped from Washington to set the stage for the coup against president Zelaya in Honduras.
The planning team for the coup in Honduras designated by Washington also included a group of US ambassadors recently named to central american countries, experts in the destabilization of the cuban revolution, and also Adolfo Frank, formerly in charge of USAID for Cuba.
No one can doubt the involvement of Washington in the coup in Honduras against president Zelaya that began this past june 28. Many analysts, leaders, as well as presidents, have denounced it. Nonetheless, the majority concur that the administration of Barack Obama had no role in the honduran coup, holding responsible in its place remnants of the government of George W. Bush and the hawks who continue to walk the hallways of the White House. The evidence demonstrates that yes, it is certain that the hawks and the usual suspects of coups and sabotage in Latin America have participated this time, and there also exists ample proof of the role of Obama's government as well.