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

Jeff Davis jrd1415 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 16 20:43:11 UTC 2009

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.

Best, Jeff Davis

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

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