So, the president of Honduras, Mel Zelaya aka "Zelaya the Play'a" (ok I made that part up) wants to pull a Hugo (Chavez) and extend his term "for the good of the nation" (as all good tyrants do-ahem). To do this he needs to change the Honduran constitution. To change the constitution he needs the Honduran Congress to approve a national referendum.
Too much time and effort says Mel, so he calls his own referendum, which according to the Honduran constitution is illegal. No matter, there are more important things to do than worry about the details. What he needs now are ballots for the referendum. Since the Honduran government didn't call a referendum, they're not providing any ballots.
Details, details. He gets his buddy Hugo to provide ballots (no doubt already printed) and they are shipped to Honduras.
Honduran Supreme Court considers the election in light of the law of the land (the Constitution) and rules the referendum ( to extend Zelaya's term) illegal and unconstitutional. The court then issues an order to the Honduran military telling them not to do play with the president regarding the referendum since it was illegal.
General Romeo Velasquez tells President Zelaya that he is subject to a proper order from the Supreme Court and will not be able to carry out Zelaya's referendum. More details says Mel, I'll just fire the general (generals after all are no different than heads of corporations e.g. GM- a lefty is a lefty, don't cha know)
The Supreme Court orders Zelaya to reinstate Velasquez, and Zelaya says no way.
But the Prez still has noone to distribute the ballots so he puts a mob together and sends them down to the barracks to get the ballots and hand them out.
Based on the Supreme Court's ruling the Honduran attorney general says the proposed referendum is illegal anyone attempting to carry out the election would be arrested. Zelaya was arrested by the military and was escorted out of the country.
In accordance with Honduran law, the Honduran congress names a succesor, and sets elections (the ones Zelaya was trying to get rid of) for November.
All down in accordance with Honduran law.
It took Obama one day to denounce this "military coup."
For the record it took him five days to respond to North Korea launching a missle and a week before he could muster an "I concerned" over Iran.
But only one day to denounce (along with Hugo Chavez, Daniel Ortega and Fidel Castro) the fledgling democracy in Honduras following its own laws against a wanna be tyrant.
My how times have changed. What is going on here?
H/T Neal Boortz Additional story at American Thinker