[ExI] Honduras/was Re: constitution amendments, was: iranian riots all a huge mistake

Dan dan_ust at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 16 22:11:24 UTC 2009

--- On Thu, 7/16/09, Jeff Davis <jrd1415 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 4:34 AM,
> Mirco Romanato<painlord2k at libero.it>
> wrote:
>> Like trying to illegally change the Constitution with
>> an illegal
>> referendum to remove the limit to the number of
>> presidential mandates.  Like in Honduras.
> Factual accuracy problem here.
> The referendum Zelaya called for was NOT about removing the
> limit on
> presidential terms (the word MIrco wanted in place of
> "mandates"
> above).  It was non-binding, legal, and sought to pose
> the question to
> Honduran voters whether they would approve the formation of
> a body to
> update/rewrite/reform the constitution.
> The lie re the "illegality" of the referendum was the cover
> story for
> the coup, you know, like the Iraqi WMDs.
> Standard narrative for US dominated, central American
> banana republics
> -- military dictatorships posing as democracies.

I think it's a little more complicated than that, but not much:


> "What surrounds us...is a vast tapestry of lies..."
>          Harold Pinter





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