and sent them a couple of questions:
Sir or Ma'am:
I have been following news of the ongoing situation in Honduras for a while. Yesterday I read of Manuel Zelaya being sheltered in the Brazilian Embassy in Tegucigalpa.
I have a question: why would Brazil be giving this man shelter? He was removed from office at the order of the Honduran Supreme Court for violations of their Constitution, he is an adherent of Hugo Chavez, he has made his intentions of socializing Honduras plain, and yet you aid him in returning to Honduras?
My first thought is to spread the word that people in the United States should find out what products are imported from Brazil and boycott them for Brazil's support of this man. I ask, can you give me a good reason why we should not?
If I get any response, I'll post it.
Ok, just read some things at Fausta's Blog, including this:
Zelaya, as you know, had announced last week that he was heading to the UN but decided instead to hole up at the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa. He’s getting plenty of media attention complaining that there is no electricity, food, or water for him or for the 300 people he brought along.
Pause here for a moment and explain to me how 300 people slipped unnoticed into an embassy. But I digress.
A very damned good question, though of course the answer is 'they couldn't'; the Brazilian Embassy had to let them in. Which they didn't do without approval from their government which makes the idea of boycotting Brazilian goods even more attractive. To me, at least.
Just read this at Babalu Blog; the striped-pants jackasses in the State Department are- well, just go read it. For that matter, go to home and scroll down.