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Zelaya Heads Back to Honduras

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Posted on Jul 5, 2009
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Manuel Zelaya is on a flight home to Honduras to reclaim his presidency. However, the post-coup government says it will not allow his plane to land and the military has fired tear gas at thousands of Zelaya supporters waiting at the airport. Zelaya is traveling with an entourage of journalists and a prominent U.N. official.

If his plane is diverted to neighboring El Salvador, he will join several other heads of state who have been following his ordeal.

BBC:

Ousted President Manuel Zelaya has left the US on a flight bound for Honduras, in a bid to reclaim his post.

Mr Zelaya, who was removed from office by troops a week ago, says he is determined to return to his country.

But the interim government says it will not allow Mr Zelaya’s plane to land. There are growing fears of violence in the Central American nation.

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By rico, suave, July 6, 2009 at 8:47 am Link to this comment

According to the very same report cited by Folktruther, there is strong evidence that the person who left the US for Honduras was a body double. (I mean, think about it- why on earth would the zionist shill Obama, or AIG and Citibank for that matter, allow Zelaya to leave? They’re rooting for the other team!)

Actually, the plan all along was to land in “Nicuarga” a small resort island off the coast of Belize owned by Bono. The UN “President”, whoever that is, was along to add gravitas to the mission. The “others” on board included a hairdresser and a bartender who reportedly makes mean pina coladas.

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By Folktruther, July 5, 2009 at 7:57 pm Link to this comment

According to the latest news reports, the Honduran military wouldn’t let the plane carrying Zelaya, the UN president and others, to land.  Apparently he landed in Nicuarga.  the US is completely isolated in supporting the coup so they are trying to arrange a face saving way out.  According to one report, the US is the only country now recognzing Honduras.

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By Commune115, July 5, 2009 at 3:46 pm Link to this comment

The military is now repressing the masses which have come out to welcome back their ELECTED president. Of course CNN is still yapping about Iran and Michael Jackson.

Eva Golinger reports:

DAY 8 UPDATE, 6PM: COUP MILITARY FORCES REPRESSING ZELAYA’S SUPPORTERS AWAITING HIS ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT IN TEGUCIGALPA .
By Eva Golinger.

The Honduran military and police under the orders of the coup government installed by force last week are repressing the hundreds of thousands of people that have marched from all around the country to await the return of their ousted president, Manuel Zelaya.

President Zelaya is speaking live right now via satellite telephone from the airplane, which is now almost arriving in the Honduran capital. There are reports of several dead and dozens wounded outside the airport, after the Honduran military began firing shots to push back the crowds.

There is a helicopter waiting to capture President Zelaya upon his arrival and there are hundreds of armed forces inside and around the airport. The coup government, led by Roberto Micheletti, gave a bizarre press conference earlier today, stating their legality and even referring to the dictator Micheletti as the “elected president”. They later clarified that Micheletti was elected by the Honduran congress, which, in turn was elected by the people….so…..

Nevertheless, the REAL elected president, Manuel Zelaya, is about to arrive in the middle of the madness. The military forces are firing tear gas at the Zelaya supporters, who are holding firm in their support for their constitutional president and their resistance to the coup, which since its execution last Sunday has gotten increasingly and dangerously more repressive and strange.

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