The calls for Zelaya’s reinstatement, e.g. in The Guardian, are patently absurd and can only make sensible people wonder how ludicrous media and politicians can become. Is there a limit? I doubt it.
What they with one voice say is that Zelaya should be reinstated since he was democratically elected. Well, so was George W. Bush, so why don’t they insist that Barack Hussein Obama is thrown out and replaced by George W. Bush? Or his father. Or Bill Clinton. Or Jimmy Carter.
It is equally ludicrous, but they don’t seem to realize how illogical they are.
Neither one of these ex presidents are presidents any longer. Their time at the helm is irrevocable over. George Bush is an ex-president since his term is over, Manuel Zelaya due to having violated the laws and been constitutionally deposed.
Constitutionally elected, constitutionally deposed. But many media only tell half the truth, and ignore the second part.
The sad part is that tremendous harm is being done to one of the poorest countries in Latin America as a result of this, and furthermore, the whole continent is de-stabilized and brought closer to communism and war. But the western media cannot be bothered. They are too busy with local U.S. or European politics and scandals to even spend one hour investigating what actually happened in Honduras.
And that is how wars start: through indifference to injustice.