The Real News Network – Mr. Zelaya goes to Washington

Ousted Honduran President brings his story to DC, receives a deceptive response from US State Dept.

Honduran coup

The resistance to the military coup in Honduras has entered its 71st straight day of direct action in the streets of that country. Meanwhile, the United States Department of State still has yet to officially declare the events a ‘military coup’, an identification that would require, under US law, the cutting of all financial aid and diplomatic ties. For this reason and others, Manuel Zelaya came back to Washington to get additional commitments from Secretary of State Hilary Clinton. While Clinton did make some commitments on suspending more visas and not recognizing the upcoming elections in Honduras, the story of the US involvement in resolving the coup is still dominated by the support the US provides to the de facto regime. This was further deepened by the revelation that the International Monetary Fund, itself largely controlled by the US Treasury Department, has allocated $150 million to the coup government. Zelaya spoke to George Washington University about his view of Honduran democracy and why that led to his forced expulsion from his country.

Confronting Russia? U.S. Marines In The Caucasus By Rick Rozoff

4 September, 2009 — Global Research

On August 21 the chief of the U.S. Marine Corps, General James Conway, arrived in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi to begin the training of his host country’s military for deployment to the Afghan war theater under the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).

“During the meeting the sides discussed a broad spectrum of Georgian-U.S bilateral relations and the situation in Georgia’s occupied territory.”[1] Occupied territory(ies) meant Abkhazia and South Ossetia, now independent nations with Russian troops stationed in both.

Conway met with Georgian Defense Minister Davit (Vasil) Sikharulidze, who on the same day gave an interview to the Associated Press in which he said that the training provided by the U.S. Marine Corps could be employed, in addition to counterinsurgency operations in South Asia, in his country’s “very difficult security environment.”

Associated Press reported that “Asked if he was referring to the possibility of another war with Russia, he said, ‘In general, yes.'”

The Georgian defense chief added, “This experience will be important for the Georgian armed forces itself — for the level of training.”[2]

Sikharulidze was forced to retract his comments within hours of their utterance, and not because they weren’t true but because they were all too accurate. The Pentagon was not eager to have this cat be let out of the bag.

Three days later American military instructors arrived in Georgia on the heels of the visit of Marine Commandant Conway, whose previous campaigns included the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the first assault on Fallujah in that nation in 2004.

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Forced Vaccinations and Financial Chaos Selected Articles 1-4 September, 2009

4 September, 2009 — Global Research

Award Winning Movie: “SUPERPOWER”:
– by Barbara-Anne Steegmuller – 2009-09-08

America’s “War on Terrorism”
Book by Michel Chossudovsky
– 2009-09-07

Predicting Worse Ahead from America’s Economic Crisis
– by Stephen Lendman – 2009-09-04

How to Reverse Financial Tyranny: “We Shall Prevail”
Text presented to the American Monetary Institute 2009 Conference
– by Richard C. Cook – 2009-09-04

A Protracted Period of “Economic Adjustment”: How Bad Will It Get?
Collapse in Consumer Spending
– by Mike Whitney – 2009-09-04

G.W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Tony Blair: War Criminals Scheduled To Visit Canada In October
– by Lawyers Against the War – 2009-09-04

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