Thursday, July 02, 2009

Reporting by memory

Its worth reading this piece of shit if only to get an insight into the tiny, tiny amount of information gathered before it was written:

'An old-fashioned coup in Honduras?
In the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa, Stephen Gibbs finds out what people think of last weekend's coup, which exiled President Manuel Zelaya.'

Well, we all know the answer to that question don't we? If it was some communist scum that got ousted, of course its an old-fashioned coup!

'Looking at it made me think that some things really have not changed since the heyday of Latin American coups in the 1970s and 1980s.

You really can take over a country by seizing control of a few key buildings. If the soldiers are on your side, or if you are the army, it is relatively easy.'

No mention of the tens of thousands marching in SUPPORT of the kicking out of Zelaya.

'But something has changed, which is going to make the ousting of President Zelaya difficult to sustain.

A global consensus has been reached, that military coups of any form are unacceptable.

Forty years ago, plenty of blind eyes would be turned in the White House, when the telex arrived announcing that another Central American leader had been forced from power. Those days it seems, are over.'

You know what you can do with your 'Global Consensus', Monseiur Gibbs? You can shove it up your arse. There was a global consensus that the US shouldn't take out Saddam Hussein. Me and the whole fucking Iraqi nation heartily endorse that action, even if the 'global consensus' doesn't. And guess what? Me and the whole fucking Honduran nation don't give a tiny rats arse about your global consensus, or your shabby, lazy, senile reporting.

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