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  •  So having read the cable (1+ / 0-)
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    I would come to the opposite conclusion.  If the US were involved in the coup itself, no fs officer is going to be stupid enough to send a cable like this.

    Did it enable the coup after the fact?  There were no clean hands in Hondurus, and I note you omit the following:

    Post has attempted to clarify some of the
    legal and constitutional issues surrounding the June 28
    forced removal of President Manuel "Mel" Zelaya. The
    Embassy perspective is that there is no doubt that the
    military, Supreme Court and National Congress conspired
    on June 28 in what constituted an illegal and
    unconstitutional coup against the Executive Branch, while
    accepting that there may be a prima facie case that Zelaya
    have committed illegalities and may have even violated the
    constitution. There is equally no doubt from our perspective
    that Roberto Micheletti's assumption of power was
    illegitimate. Nevertheless, it is also evident that the
    constitution itself may be deficient in terms of providing
    clear procedures for dealing with alleged illegal acts by
    the President and resolving conflicts between the branches
    of government.

    Nonethless, the USG's official statements are at odds with what is in this cable.

    And that is not a trivial matter.

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    by fladem on Sun Nov 28, 2010 at 10:38:00 PM PST

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