but the old shopwarn lie of a meme trotted out by left wing hollywood and libs is allways the oposite.
wikileaks shows the light of truth on that bald face lie.
and something tells me zerO itches for the ability to do as he pleases like chavez becuase he knows whats best for all of us worthless unapreciative cattle.
and slowly thats the direction we are going as our freedoms circle the drain.
WikiLeaks: Obama Regime Knew Deposed Honduras’ Marxist President Manuel Zelaya was a Threat to Democracy, Backed Him to Please Hugo Chavez…
(WSJ)– Lots of hypotheses have been floated to explain why the Obama administration went to such extremes last year to try to force Honduras to reinstate deposed president Manuel Zelaya.
Now the release of two WikiLeaked cables from the U.S. embassy in Tegucigalpa strengthens one of those theories: that the U.S. knew Mr. Zelaya was a threat to democratic Honduras but had decided the country should tolerate his constitutional violations in the interest of realpolitik.
Practically speaking, Hugo Chávez was the man to please. After a decade in power, the president of Venezuela’s influence around the region was notable. George W. Bush had clashed with him. Barack Obama was out to prove that they could get along, as evidenced by the warm handshake at the Summit of the Americas in Port of Spain in April 2009.
Honduras offered a bonding opportunity. Mr. Zelaya was a protégé of Mr. Chávez. Standing up for him as democratically elected was a way to score points with Latin America’s hard left.
But Honduras wasn’t willing to play the sacrificial lamb. When its other branches of government removed him from office last year, it caught Hugo Llorens, the U.S. ambassador, flat-footed. Saving face became the top priority.
Mr. Ford’s cable, written as he was turning his post over to Mr. Llorens after a three-year assignment in Tegucigalpa, supports this premise. In the opening summary, Mr. Ford wrote: “Ever the rebellious teenager, Zelaya’s principal goal in office is to enrich himself and his family while leaving a public legacy as a martyr who tried to do good but was thwarted at every turn by powerful, unnamed interests.” The State Department says it does not comment on classified documents.
The image of a champion of the poor crushed by the rich elite is precisely what Mr. Zelaya’s supporters in Washington and Tegucigalpa peddled to the press in the months after he was removed from office. But Mr. Ford had spotted a fraud. “His erratic behavior appears most evident when he deliberately stirs street action in protest against his own government policy—only to resolve the issue (teacher complaints, transportation grievances, etc) at the last moment.
Unbelievable. The Obama Administration knew that Manuel Zelaya was an anti-democratic anti-Semitic pig whose goal was to become ruler for life like his buddy Hugo Chavez. But, Team Obama decided to support him for the greater good of Latin American relations. Barack Obama even cut off aid to Honduras in order to appease tyrant Hugo Chavez.
Instead of supporting Honduras Obama officials compared the interim leader to Napoleon. But, despite their work, the Obama Administration failed to prop the Chavez lackey Manuel Zelaya back into power.
Here is the complete cable from Ambassador Charles Ford to the Obama Administration before he was replaced by hardcore leftist Ambassador Hugo Llorens.
These points were included in Ford’s cable:
8. (S) There also exists a sinister Zelaya, surrounded by a few close advisors with ties to both Venezuela and Cuba and organized crime. Zelaya’s desperate defense of former telecommunications chief Marcelo Chimirri (widely believed to
be a murderer, rapist and thief) suggests that Chimirri holds much over Zelaya himself. Zelaya almost assuredly takes strong medication for a severe back problem and perhaps other drugs as well. His vehement attacks on the press have reportedly endangered journalists opposed to Zelaya’s policies. His style and tone in order to get his way is one of intimidation and bullying, threatening tax inspections and worse rather than substantive debate on issues. Zelaya’s inability to name a Vice Minister for Security lends credibility to those who suggest that narco traffickers have pressured him to name one of their own to this position. Due to his close association with persons believed to be involved with international organized crime, the motivation behind many of his policy decisions can certainly be questioned. I am unable to brief Zelaya on sensitive law enforcement and counter-narcotics actions due my concern that this would put the lives of U.S. officials in jeopardy.
10. (S) I have found Zelaya,s real views of the United States hidden not too very deeply below the surface. In a word, he is not a friend. His views are shaped not by ideology or personal ambitions but by an old-fashioned nationalism where he holds the United States accountable for Honduras, current state of poverty and dependency. Zelaya,s public position against the Contra War and against the establishment of Joint Task Force Bravo at Soto Cano Air
…14. (S) Finally, Zelaya recently is fond of saying that we need to improve our communication, which I interpret to mean that we need to agree with him more often. A similar fate has befallen Cardinal Rodriguez who used to meet, as I do, regularly with the President. As the Cardinal in recent months has found himself in disagreement with Zelaya and is not participating publicly in his projects, Zelaya is working increasingly with pastors in the evangelical community. The Cardinal recently told me that he and the President hardly speak now as the President is unhappy that he doesn’t agree with the direction Zelaya is taking the country. For Zelaya, communicating means agreeing unquestionably with his point of view.
15. (S) GOING FORWARD: The last year and a half of the Zelaya Administration will be, in my view, extraordinarily difficult for our bilateral relationship. His pursuit of immunity from the numerous activities of organized crime carried out in his Administration will cause him to threaten the rule of law and institutional stability. Honduran institutions and friendly governments will need to be prepared to act privately and in public to help move Honduras
Clearly, the Obama Administration knew they were supporting a dangerous, far left, unpredictable, narcissistic and power-hungry wannabe tyrant.
They sided with him anyway at the expense of the Honduran people. Thank goodness the Obama Administration did not get their way.
and now how that translates here in the states~~
The Obama regime is now using the FCC to pass laws even though that is Congress’ job. Another shameful power-grab…
(Jonathon Seidl)– The FCC has voted 3-2 along political lines to extend the government’s reach and regulate the internet via net neutrality.
The vote to institute net neutrality rules marks the first time the government has stepped into the world of internet regulation. Proponent’s of the net neutrality rules say that the move allows the government to stop companies from controlling too much of the internet, while opponents view it as a scary example of government control and an impediment of private business.
“As we stand here now, the freedom and openness of the Internet are unprotected… . That will change once we vote to approve this strong and balanced order,” FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said at a commission meeting on Tuesday, according to The Hill.
Pissing on the Fourth Amendment
(psst. . . that’s the one against unreasonable search and seizure)
How long untl they decide it’s ok to just stop you on the street or in your car because they want a look in your purse or trunk?
Metro randomly inspects bags
December 21, 2010 – 9:39am
WASHINGTON – Metro Police started randomly inspecting bags at the Braddock Road and College Park Metro stations Tuesday.
The searches, which are designed to be non-intrusive, came in the wake of recent terror plots and the same morning that an explosive device was found under a subway car seat in Rome.
The searches started at 7:30 a.m. and lasted about an hour at the Braddock Metro station.
During the searches, police randomly selected bags or packages and checked for hazardous materials using special technology. Screeners swabbed some bags and inspected them in a process that look less than a minute each.
Some common items, such as household chemicals, can prompt a positive test. Residue from a firing range also can trigger a
One Metro transit officer tells WTOP’s Adam Tuss that “homemade bombs often come from household chemicals.”
At Braddock Metro, one man was stopped for about 8 minutes because there was some sort of chemical substance on his bag. Police X-rayed the bag and went through it, finding nothing. They also took his his identification and questioned him.
Another woman, who did not object to the bag screening, was stopped for 45 seconds. She missed her train as her bag of Christmas presents was searched.
Metro Transit Police Deputy Chief Ron Pavlik said they inspected 25 bags in an hour at College Park and that the program would continue at multiple locations throughout the day.
“The whole idea is randomness,” he said.
Dennis White, 59, who lives in College Park, said he was happy to find the inspections on his commute to work in Washington.
“In order to have a safe system, you have to make sure people don’t get on it with explosives,” said White, after having his bag inspected. “I really think we need to be realistic in these times.”
Carol Cole, 58, of Greenbelt, said she wasn’t bothered by the inspection. “I don’t mind so much because you never know what is sitting next to you – the shoebomber or something?”
Groups upset about the bag searches started an online petition against it. They question the constitutionality of the searches.
Similar searches on New York’s subways were challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union in 2005, but an appeals court determined they were constitutional.