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The truth about Honduras; United States, OAS, United Nations support Dictatorship

June 30th, 2009 No comments

Copan Honduras
What is really happening in Honduras? I’m amazed that from the Obama Administration to the rest of the world are condemning the overthrow of a tyrant in Honduras. Honduras is a country, like most democratic countries, that has term limits for their President. Their current President Manuel Zelaya, who never attended any college whatsoever, was attempting to rewrite the Constitution similar to Hugo Chavez in Venezuela; what a coincidence Hugo was providing “the ballots” for the upcoming vote. This man was using fascist methods of gathering support in Honduras, mostly from the poor. For instance I heard stories such as state supported Hospitals were questioning patients of their support for Zelaya’s quest to remove term limits before they could be treated. If they refused their support of Zelaya they were threatened and at least some turned away.

I’ve traveled to Honduras 3 times in the last 4 years. It’s a enormously beautiful country with a friendly mix of peoples from descendants of Mayans, Spanish, pirates, and Garífuna; the only true African culture outside of Africa. It’s astonishing to me to see the governments of the world come out in support of the return of Zelaya. Something is fishy about the whole international attitude toward Zelaya demanding his reinstatement? Are you kidding me? I wouldn’t be surprised if the whole ordeal was originally facilitated by the CIA and in their opinion it’d be an outstanding occupation to hold United States troops returning from the Middle East for “peace keeping.”

Now the World Bank is putting pressure on the Honduran Government to reinstate their attempting dictator by halting all lending?

Talking about kicking them while they are down! There is more to this story than meets the eye I guarantee it. LibertyGrotto.com officially condemns the harsh imperialist warnings from Hilary Clinton, the President of the United States, the United Nations, the World Bank, the Organization of America States (OAS), Hugo Chavez, Bolivia, Nicaragua etc. and endorses the opposite: a free people, a country resisting a tyrannical government, and a country acting within their own sovereign laws and actions.

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Any leadership within GOP?

June 29th, 2009 No comments

Yesterday on Meet the Press they reviewed the declining prospects for the Republican Party. And the yawning conclusion was that no one can really challenge Barack Obama in 2012 and no one can revive the G.O.P. They assessed the prospects of all the possible candidates but there was one glaring omission. Guess who?

Mitt Romney and Lindsey Graham were the Republican guest commentators. Romney has already made it clear that only an Obama owned recession will allow him back in. And if Obama can’t get a temporary bump in the stock market, after trebling the money supply, well, we might as all start selling apples right now. And one by one, on the Russertless Meet the Press, they ticked off all of the reasons why Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee won’t be returning after all.

Of course, the weekly news dominated and they bemoaned the loss of yet another possible G.O.P. standard bearer for 2012. Mark Sanford, the governor of South Carolina, is now out. His dalliance in Argentina means he is damaged goods. Can’t you just see the governor sitting at a side walk café in Buenos Aires, with this nagging worry in the back of his head, “What if they are looking for me right now? What if I am on CNN? Naaa.” Indeed, the Sanford episode brings back all the painful narrative surrounding the infidelities of Newt Gingrich and Rudolph Giuliani. Is there no one left to lead the G.O.P.?

Meet the Press cannot be blamed for omitting the one man who is still on everyone’s lips, as in “you know, I think he may have been right, after all.” The one man who predicted the economic collapse, who suggested that the Federal Reserve needed an audit itself, who warned that electing a Democrat or Republican was pretty much the same thing; there would still be a war where we don’t need one. The lobbyists would still rule. The government would still intrude.

On May 18, 2009 Time magazine ran a cover story on the Republican Party, entitled “Endangered Species.” They had a Michael Grunwald article on “How the Republicans Lost Their Way.” And an article by Joe Scarborough on “How They Can Come Back.” Not once did the magazine even mention the name of the man who raised $32 million with a single call. The man who was first to recognize and announce that Republicans had lost their way, their heart, their soul.

What made the Mark Sanford loss so regrettable to many in the press was the fact that he was emerging as a bit of a populist figure. He had been able to articulate some of the views and the ideas of the one man whom Meet the Press and Time Magazine and the rest of the establishment so studiously ignore. And Sanford had been able to pick up the mantle without all the odious, dangerous extra baggage that makes the people at the television networks recoil in horror. Like actually auditing the Federal Reserve.

The fact is that Mark Sanford was never really a true clone to that man, who like Lord Voldemort, cannot be named. The man who would shake Wall Street and Capitol Hill to their foundations. I am speaking, of course, of Congressman Ron Paul of Texas

No, he is not dead, much as Meet the Press and Time would have you believe. Tim Russert is dead. Michael Jackson is dead. Farrah Fawcett is dead. And now even, Billy May is dead.

Ron Paul lives.

Rest of blog from Doug Wead

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Wall Street Journal has most accurate account of Honduran Conflict

June 29th, 2009 No comments

Hugo Chávez’s coalition-building efforts suffered a setback yesterday when the Honduran military sent its president packing for abusing the nation’s constitution.

It seems that President Mel Zelaya miscalculated when he tried to emulate the success of his good friend Hugo in reshaping the Honduran Constitution to his liking.

But Honduras is not out of the Venezuelan woods yet. Yesterday the Central American country was being pressured to restore the authoritarian Mr. Zelaya by the likes of Fidel Castro, Daniel Ortega, Hillary Clinton and, of course, Hugo himself. The Organization of American States, having ignored Mr. Zelaya’s abuses, also wants him back in power. It will be a miracle if Honduran patriots can hold their ground.

That Mr. Zelaya acted as if he were above the law, there is no doubt. While Honduran law allows for a constitutional rewrite, the power to open that door does not lie with the president. A constituent assembly can only be called through a national referendum approved by its Congress.

But Mr. Zelaya declared the vote on his own and had Mr. Chávez ship him the necessary ballots from Venezuela. The Supreme Court ruled his referendum unconstitutional, and it instructed the military not to carry out the logistics of the vote as it normally would do.

The top military commander, Gen. Romeo Vásquez Velásquez, told the president that he would have to comply. Mr. Zelaya promptly fired him. The Supreme Court ordered him reinstated. Mr. Zelaya refused.

Calculating that some critical mass of Hondurans would take his side, the president decided he would run the referendum himself. So on Thursday he led a mob that broke into the military installation where the ballots from Venezuela were being stored and then had his supporters distribute them in defiance of the Supreme Court’s order.

The attorney general had already made clear that the referendum was illegal, and he further announced that he would prosecute anyone involved in carrying it out. Yesterday, Mr. Zelaya was arrested by the military and is now in exile in Costa Rica.

It remains to be seen what Mr. Zelaya’s next move will be. It’s not surprising that chavistas throughout the region are claiming that he was victim of a military coup. They want to hide the fact that the military was acting on a court order to defend the rule of law and the constitution, and that the Congress asserted itself for that purpose, too.

Mrs. Clinton has piled on as well. Yesterday she accused Honduras of violating “the precepts of the Interamerican Democratic Charter” and said it “should be condemned by all.” Fidel Castro did just that. Mr. Chávez pledged to overthrow the new government.

Honduras is fighting back by strictly following the constitution. The Honduran Congress met in emergency session yesterday and designated its president as the interim executive as stipulated in Honduran law. It also said that presidential elections set for November will go forward. The Supreme Court later said that the military acted on its orders. It also said that when Mr. Zelaya realized that he was going to be prosecuted for his illegal behavior, he agreed to an offer to resign in exchange for safe passage out of the country. Mr. Zelaya denies it.

Many Hondurans are going to be celebrating Mr. Zelaya’s foreign excursion. Street protests against his heavy-handed tactics had already begun last week. On Friday a large number of military reservists took their turn. “We won’t go backwards,” one sign said. “We want to live in peace, freedom and development.”

Our Secretary of State is somehow supporting Chavez and Zelaya. It’s an imperialist move.

Wall Street Journal Story June 29th, 2009

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Military Coup in Honduras, President, Ambassadors Kidnapped

June 28th, 2009 No comments

Is the military coup today in Honduras a good thing? CNN isn’t making it very clear that Micheal Zelaya was set to make himself dictator pending an upcoming vote; see a post I made June 23rd making mention of Zelaya’s fascist ways. The Constitution of Honduras would be rewritten in order to allow a Zelaya dictatorship free of term limits. Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, friend of Zelaya’s, has threatened to send his troops in to uphold the current Government of Honduras in support of Zelaya after he was kidnapped by the Honduran Military and flown to Costa Rica. Think the Military Coup of Zelaya was influenced by the United States – the CIA? I wouldn’t be surprised.

Venezuelan, Cuban, and Nicaraguan Ambassadors to Honduras Kidnapped
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June 28th 2009, by James Suggett

Mérida, June 28th 2009 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – Military personnel kidnapped the ambassadors of Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua in Honduras, along with the Honduran Foreign Relations Minister Patricia Rodas, according to Venezuela’s ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Roy Chaderton.

Chaderton made the announcement just before noon today during an emergency meeting of the OAS in Washington that was convened to respond to the military coup d’etat underway in the Honduras.

“Excuse the interruption, it is an urgent matter. I have just received information in this moment that the ambassadors of Nicaragua, Cuba, Venezuela,and Foreign Relations Minister Patricia Rodas have been kidnapped by a group ofhooded military agents,” said Chaderton.

Rodas confirmed the kidnapping in a hurried phone call to the Caracas-based television channel Telesur as the kidnapping was underway, according to Telesur.

Early this morning, approximately 200 soldiers kidnapped Honduran President Manuel Zelaya from his home and took over the state television station. A conflict between Zelaya and top military officials erupted this week after the military officials impeded the distribution of electoral materials for a national poll scheduled for today on whether to have a national referendumto re-write the national constitution.

The president of the Honduran Congress, Roberto Micheletti, has been sworn in as de facto president. U.S. President Barack Obama expressed his “concern” and called for all parties to “respect democratic norms” and peacefully resolve the conflict. Zelaya has communicated with Telesur from San Jose, Costa Rica, where the military forcibly transported him.

VenezuelaAnalysis.com
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Venezeula’s Russian friendship

June 23rd, 2009 No comments

Russia and Venezuela signed a deal Tuesday to set up a new bank with starting capital of four billion dollars (2.9 billion euros) to fund joint projects as Moscow ramps up its role in South America.

The agreement was signed at Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s residence near Moscow by the deputy finance ministers of the two countries.

“We are moving to a high level of political and economic co-operation,” Putin said as he greeted Venezuela’s Vice President Ramon Carrizalez, who told Putin there was now a “strategic” partnership between their two countries.

The bank will be 51-percent owned by Russia through the state-controlled lenders VTB and Gazprombank, with the rest going to various Venezuelan partners, Russian Deputy Finance Minister Dmitry Pankin told reporters.

The new bank is due to be created by the end of 2009, Pankin said.

Venezuela is a key partner for Russia in South America, where Moscow is trying to expand its reach mainly through arms and energy deals.

Moscow and Caracas signed arms deals worth 4.4 billion dollars between 2005 and 2007 and Russian energy groups are expanding activities in the country.

How long until Norilsk Nickel is eying mining in Venezuela? Not long I bet.

Breitbart.com

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Government doesn’t want EuroPacific Capitial hiring

June 23rd, 2009 No comments

Peter Schiff, founder of EuroPacific Capital explains:

You’ve got the government bailing out and giving money to all these firms, that are firing people, I’m trying to hire them, and they are putting roadblocks in my path… I don’t know for sure, but I’m probably going to get fined.

In the words of my cattle rancher Grandfather, “The United States is so screwed up.” The United States today is pushing away bright foreign immigrant students but making it easier for illegal immigrants to get citizenship. Rewarding failed businesses and unmoral practices with trillions of dollars, yet is raising taxes and over regulating those that minded their manners. Encouraging more debt for consumers and ripping off those who save. The CEO of US Bank himself has stated he believes the bailouts had nothing to do with saving the lending industry but were for the big banks like Wells Fargo to consolidate and take over the smaller regional banks.

A government that gets too big and involved in business is a historic disaster. Those who favor more government intervention in our lives even in medicine need hear a story from Honduras recently where a woman seeking medical treatment was asked of her approval of President Mel Zelaya over turning term limit laws so he could seek reelection indefinitely; before the hospital would admit her she gave the wrong answer and was turned away. Sure you never think about things like that in the United States but absolute power corrupts absolutely. Our Founding Fathers realized this long ago. Of the original 10 rights granted to the citizens by the Bill of Rights only one remains.

The United States of old could remain but it’d require immediate action by our Congress to downsize Federal government. Proponents of truly smaller Federal government are out numbered 500:1 in the United States of Washington DC. The one Candidate in the 2008 Presidential Election who seriously talked of downsizing the Federal budget immediately instead of making promises of more Federal Government grandiose was smeared by the Media and even his own party. For true change to come to the United States it requires that its citizens be presented a different choice, one not endorsed by the two party system, your TV, or Washington. He may even be an average freedom loving American, maybe he’s not an attorney, maybe it was never his life goal since childhood to have the all powering position of President of the United States. With the two party system literally controlling the Presidential debates and the ballots it seems the feat we desire would take a miracle of divine proportions. Two organizations seeking these very goals are the Campaign for Liberty and the John Birch Society.

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Mining Legend Rob McEwen becomes CEO of Tiny Argentine Miner

June 23rd, 2009 No comments

Argentina Mine

Legendary mining expert Rob McEwen, the man credited for taking the miner Goldcorp Inc. (GG) from a fledgling 50 million operation to the 20 Billlion Juggernaut it is today has stepped in as Chief Executive of a relatively unknown Argentine silver miner. Minera Andes, which trades on the Toronto Exchange under ticker (MAI) and on the over the counter in the United States (MNEAF) is viewed mainly as an explorer by the investment community. However the company already has a $100 million per year silver mine in production, San Juan, in which Minera has 49% ownership. The mine is scheduled to become one of the top 10 silver producing mines in the world. The majority owner of the mine, Hochschild Mining plc (HOCM.L on the London Exchange) has been less than friendly to Minera, attempting in late 2008 to force Minera into a unfavorable cash position in order to gain 100% control of the mine. This is when famed investor Rob McEwen, already a director of Minera, stepped in to personally finance Minera’s balance sheet and prevent the take over by Hochschild making McEwen a majority owner of the Minera Andes shares.

The CEO of Minera at the time Allen Ambrose, has often been blamed for the low valuation of the company and after the Hochschild incident his image hasn’t improved. On June 18th, Minera issued this press release:

SPOKANE, WA, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – Minera Andes Inc. (the “Corporation” or “Minera Andes”) (TSX: MAI and US OTC: MNEAF) announces that following the Corporation’s annual general and special meeting today, Mr. Robert R. McEwen has been appointed interim President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation effective immediately, replacing Mr. Allen Ambrose. Mr. Ambrose was re-elected to the Board of Directors of the Corporation.

Minera Andes would like to thank Mr. Ambrose, a founder of the Corporation, for his dedication and service to the Corporation. Under Mr. Ambrose’s stewardship, Minera Andes grew from a junior exploration company to a company with exploration success in Argentina and a significant interest in a producing mine.

Minera Andes is a gold, silver and copper exploration company working in Argentina. The Company holds approximately 304,000 acres of mineral exploration land in Argentina. The producing San Jose silver/gold mine is 49% owned by Minera Andes through a joint venture. Minera Andes is also exploring the Los Azules copper project in San Juan province, where an exploration program has defined a resource and a scoping study has been completed. Other exploration properties, primarily silver and gold, are being evaluated in southern Argentina. The Corporation presently has 230,538,851 shares issued and outstanding.

In the shadows of the silver mine San Juan, Minera has significant copper interests in the Los Azules project with Swiss partner Xstrata. Many claim this mine is excluded in the valuation of Minera by Wall Street creating possible significant value for Minera Andes shares. Rob McEwen invested his money in the company at $1 per share to beat out Hochschilds take over, further demonstrating his reputation as being friendly shareholder friendly, as the then share price of Minera was around 50 cents.

Today the company trades at .74 cents per share in the United States, with McEwen owning 86 million shares or 37% of the total shares outstanding. With back up like that Minera Andes may find itself getting mention in the investment community and a little more respect on the ground.

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The world’s most popular Congressman

June 22nd, 2009 No comments

Months after his long-shot bid for the Republican presidential nomination ended, Rep. Ron Paul has become a hot ticket on the international stage. Unlikely as it may seem, Paul, a Texas Republican, is the most popular member of Congress outside the United States, if foreign television appearances are any indication.

Paul expected his international influence to diminish after the quixotic presidential campaign. In fact, it’s gone the other way.

“It’s actually building,” he told the Huffington Post. “It really truly baffles me. I see myself as somebody who’s been saying the same thing for about 30 years and not too many people paying any attention.”

How much international media does a typical member of Congress do? “Practically none,” says a top House GOP communications aide. Foreign media appearances are so rare, he says, that the party doesn’t track them.

Paul says he doesn’t go looking for the appearances. “I have a low resistance, because they pester me to death and I usually get talked into it. I don’t usually look for ‘em, but if somebody wanted to honestly ask me questions and express myself, because they relate to international affairs, I’m on [the] international relations [committee], and so they ask me,” says Paul, pausing, probably realizing there are 46 other members of that committee who get nowhere near the number of foreign requests. “I don’t know how it came about,” he concludes. “It certainly isn’t planned, because I’m not looking for more interviews.”

Turn on Russia Today any given afternoon and you’re likely to see Paul waxing political. A Paul-seeking viewer could also find him on the BBC and other outlets in Great Britain — “too many to count,” says the spokesman, Jesse Benton, for his ongoing Campaign for Liberty) — or on stations in Canada, Holland, Sweden, Australia, Brazil and Argentina.

He’s also routinely asked to appear in person. “Dr. Paul currently has invitations to speak all over the world, including Turkey, The Czech Republic, the U.K and Hong Kong,” says Benton.

“Yes, we do get more foreign media requests than we can accommodate,” affirms Rachel Mills, his congressional spokeswoman. In the last month, she says, he’s appeared on Italian National Television, Russia Today, BBC and Iran’s Press TV. A number of others were declined for lack of time, she said.

See the full Article and Video at the Huffington Post

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“Propaganda, most people don’t realize, is one of the most important parts of CIA’s job”

June 21st, 2009 No comments

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The Japanese Bonds Smuggled to Italy are REAL

June 20th, 2009 No comments

(Turner Radio Network) — Two Japanese men arrested by Italian Police while trying to smuggle $134 Billion in U.S. Treasury Bonds concealed in suitcases, out of Italy into Switzerland, are employees of the Finance Ministry of Japan.

Turner Radio Network has now confirmed the two men arrested by Italy were trying to secretly dump Bonds that were previously held by the nation of Japan. The men arrested have told Italian police they were ordered to move the Bonds by the government of Japan because the Japanese government has lost faith in the ability of the U.S. government to repay its debts.

Kennedy Bond

Despite assurances from Japanese Finance Minister Kaoru Yosano about Japan’s “absolutely unshakable” confidence in the credibility of the U.S. dollar, it is now confirmed based upon the serial numbers of the Bonds, that the $134 Billion is part of the $686 billion of U.S. debt officially held by Japan.

According to Italian Law Enforcement, authorities originally thought the men were part of the “Yakuza”, a Japanese organized crime syndicate similar to the Italian Mafia, which lead officials to believe the Bonds were forgeries But after the men who were arrested were forced to remain in jail for more than a few days, they discarded their cover story and admitted to being employees of the Finance Ministry of Japan.

Strangely, very few major media outlets have covered this story. Of the few media outlets that have covered it, one – Bloomberg Business News – reported the bonds were “fakes.” But according to Italian authorities, that is a cover story developed by the U.S. government to avoid panic selling of U.S. Treasuries by other nations.

From Turnerradionetwork.com

This would be a stunning development and proof what has predicted by many Austrian Economists is coming true. As you can tell this story hasn’t been covered hardly at all in the United States – it is getting a lot more attention worldwide however the latest press has called the bonds a hoax; Kennedy Bonds don’t exist. This however may be a United States cover up. If true this could be the biggest story of world wide financial crisis thus far. Those who are short US Treasuries, such as TBT, may be greatly rewarded in the upcoming weeks.

DrudgeReport.com still as the story that the bonds are a Mafia Counterfeit.

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