Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I looked up the e-mail address for the Brazilian Embassy

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.


Windy Wilson said...

For the people who think that this was some sort of coup against Zelaya, we should describe the sequence of events only substitute the words "George Bush" for "Zelaya". They'll get the picture.

Daniel Newby said...

Some Brazilian political party set this up to intentionally provoke strife with the US of A, in order to better socialize Brazil. Engaging them on their chosen field of battle does not serve our interests.

London said...

I wanna say to blog writer that don't be get so aggressive after all he is leader and he can deserve at least single shelter for himself.

Firehand said...

London, no, he's not; he was legally removed from office for violations of law. That makes him a former office holder and that's it.

And he's a former official with an arrest warrant waiting for him; for Brazil to help him get back into the country and hide him out is not a friendly act.

Daniel, I don't doubt that annoying us is a part of it; helping screw up Honduras would seem a much bigger part.

Windy Wilson said...

Yes, but what could Brazil possibly have against little Honduras?

susan banks said...

just let's work towards freedom in this county so that their people can stay there or go back to their homeland...this would make them happy.

constant gina said...

at least he has lived up to all the all-season hype...

Anonymous said...

I dunno, Wendy, maybe the fact that the Brazian government is presently being run by another Chevez-wanna-be might have something to do with it.

Of course the Honduran government would be fully justified in declaring the entire embassy staff there persona-non-grata and throwing them all out of the country.