As my faithful readers know, I have been exceedingly grossed by Obama’s ass-backwards stance on the ousting of Honduras’ Chavez-wannabe, Manuel Zelaya. I’ve discussed it here, here, and here. Well, it seems that even the biggest joke in the world, The United Nations, has confirmed that despite Obama, Castro, Ortega, and Chavez’ wall of support for Zelaya (shameful), the removal of el presidente was lawful and necessary. Uh, DUH. Golly gee, for the life of me, I can’t imagine why this lovely brotherhood would oppose the ousting of a man who wanted to violate his country’s constitution by eliminating term limits. Can you?
The Obama administration has insisted that the removal of Manuel Zelaya from office violated Honduran and international law and amounts to a military coup. According to one report this morning, though, the United Nations has reached an entirely different conclusion. Hondudario, translated by Google, reports that the UN’s Department of Political Affairs concluded that the removal of Zelaya from office was legal and justified (via La Gringa’s Blogicito):
A study by the Department of Political Affairs of the United Nations Organization (UNO) on the causes of the crisis in Honduras, concluded that the removal of President Manuel Zelaya, “was constitutional under the laws of the country,” confirmed officials of that agency.
This version was officially known today by senior UN officials, which also coincides with the study prepared by the Library of Congress, which looked at by his side, the situation that generated and maintained in a political crisis in Honduras.
The document of the study by the Department of Political Affairs of the UN, with other information base (another truth) received at the last visit to Honduras, where it converged with representatives of the Organization of American States (OAS) and took advantage to meet other scenarios that were unclear.
The information on this collegial resolution of these experts, was provided to hondudiario.com, official sources and pressures inferred strategies that promote the former foreign minister Patricia Rhodes and the permanent representative of Venezuela in the Permanent Council to seek more sanctions against Honduras and require the return of former President Zelaya, which warned of “an ultimatum” to this October 15.
Bear in mind that Hondudario ran this in an editorial, at least as far as I can tell. Nothing else has hit the wires about a UN determination in this crisis. The UN’s DPA has a website, but does not have anything at all on the Honduran stand-off.
If this turns out to be true, though, it would come as a shock and embarrassment to the White House. The Law Library of Congress has already reached the same conclusion, a development which the Obama administration has ignored, and which most of the media have studiously avoided mentioning. A UN report backing Roberto Micheletti, the Honduran parliament, and Supreme Court would expose Obama’s knee-jerk conclusion and siding with democracy advocates such as the Castro brothers and Hugo Chavez for the amateurish bungling that it was.