Tuesday, November 17, 2009
The end game: US recognition of the results of an upcoming "election" in Honduras conducted under martial law. Readers of this blog anticipated it within weeks after the coup. In effect, we now have the Obama Doctrine in Central and South America. The US will respect the democratic process only so long as the victors do not challenge the control over their countries exercised by the US through local oligarchies. After the electoral sham of Afghanistan, I guess we shouldn't be surprised. By comparison, Ahmadijedad is looking like more and more like a respectable, democratically elected figure every day. Meanwhile, resistance on the ground is ongoing.