Confidential Wikileak on Honduras. Coup or Counter Revolution?
Wikileaks has weighed in on the removal of President Manuel Zelaya in releasing a confidential communication from Ambassador Hugo Llorens to the White House.
This document makes the determination that the Congress and Military acted illegally in Zelaya's removal and that the parties involved have not made the 'intellectual leap" in justifying their actions.
In the communication Proconsul Hugo Llorens states that:
"near unanimity among the institutions of the state and the political class that Zelaya had abused his powers in violation of the Constitution, but with some ambiguity what to do about it. Faced with that lack of clarity, the military and/or whoever ordered the coup fell back on what they knew -- the way Honduran presidents were removed in the past: a bogus resignation letter and a one-way ticket to a neighboring country. No matter what the merits of the case against Zelaya, his forced removal by the military was clearly illegal, and Micheletti's ascendance as "interim president" was totally illegitimate."
Based on this analysis it could be said that the institutions involved conducted a Preemptive Counter Revolution to defend the status quo and prevent the Republic of Honduras falling into the hands of a Socialist Revolutionary.
In revolutions and counter revolutions the international community, by recognition of the resulting government, decide the fate of the State. In the case of Honduras, most western Countries have recognized the current newly elected government. Opposing nations include Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Brazil.
This is the sole document released from Wikileaks during this very unstable period in Honduras.
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