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Honduras and Israel Form a New Special Relationship

Honduran death squads, courtesy Israel. PHOTO: SOTT/AFP

By Belén Fernández | 21 October 2018

SIGNS OF THE TIMES (TELE SUR) — Just as it serviced murderous regimes in Central America in the 1980s, Israel will now be exporting forms of repression to Honduras’ abusive government.

In the aftermath of the 2009 coup in Honduras, I had the opportunity to interview deposed President Manuel Zelaya, who, having been kindly escorted in his pajamas to Costa Rica by the Honduran military, had then resurfaced in Tegucigalpa and taken refuge in the embassy of Brazil. The interview took place via an intermediary inside the embassy, who conveyed my questions to Zelaya.

One topic we touched on was a comment the left-leaning Zelaya had made concerning “Israeli mercenaries” operating in Honduras. This had unleashed a predictable hullabaloo in international media, with commentators tripping over each other to portray the besieged leader as an anti-Semite extraordinaire on some sort of permanent acid trip.

In my write-up of the interview, which was published in an insignificant publication, I happened to point out that Israeli mercenaries weren’t exactly foreign to the Central American landscape. When the piece came out, the publisher of another insignificant publication – to which I had contributed some anti-coup articles – threw a fit. How dare I bring the Israelis into it; I would alienate all of Washington!

Now that the coup has restored Honduras to its rightful position as glorious hub of right-wing extremism, it’s even easier to bring the Israelis in. And current Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández knows it.

He’s currently pushing the country’s Congress to approve a military cooperation agreement with Israel that he swears is “fundamental to the growth of the Honduran nation.” […]

1 Comment on Honduras and Israel Form a New Special Relationship

  1. Rumor has it Gary Webb of “Dark Alliance” fame was working on a new book when he was “suicided”. This book was going to detail the Jewish hand that is/was the controlling factor behind drug trafficking in South/Central America.

    “Apparently, a huge drug war in South America is about to erupt. It’s characterized as a massive power grab against South American Jewish-drug-lords. According to this scenario, Hugo Chavez is playing the foil, and is planning to clean-up drug trafficking in his neighborhood, or at least look as though he is, by militarily moving against Columbia. The prize is control over the illicit $50 billion cocaine and marijuana market.”

    We know that is exactly what Chavez did. The following article is somewhat dated but still has a lot of good info and makes it relevant today.

    http://bellaciao.org/en/article.php3?id_article=4897

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