Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Hondo Hillary - 10

The Colonial Surrogates
If you want to understand who is the true power behind the Honduran coup, you need to find out who is paying Lanny Davis.

-Robert White, former US Ambassador to El Salvador
If you begin with the military sector, the Honduran coup makers can be sub-divided generally by tasks: military tasks, financial tasks, political tasks, and media tasks. The old “send guns, money, and lawyers” trope. Just add, “send well-heeled media.”



The money is where Robert White said to look, specifically where the money comes from to pay Clinton loyalist Lanny Davis. Davis’ client is the Honduras chapter of the Consejo Empresarial de America Latina (Latin American Business Council, CEAL). CEAL-Honduras is composed of a list of sector-specific business associations (Roger Noriega represents the one for manufacturing). Among its members, there is another multi-sector formation that constitutes the political arm of CEAL; and that is the Consejo Hondureno de la Empresa Privada, or COHEP.

COHEP consists of 62 member organizations, which means there is still another layer to go down to see who exactly runs COHEP, which is a privatization-advocacy organization – slash – national chamber of commerce. It’s US counterpart is actually an organization we have seen: Council of the Americas, where Lanny Davis organized the “propaganda sandwich.”

The 62 organizations fall into one of the following categories: associations, industrial, agro-industrial, and services. These are further subdivided, for example, industrial breaks down into manufacturing and distribution, natural resources, health care, and textiles.

COHEP’s executive director is Benjamin Bogran; and after the coup he was appointed Minister of Commerce. Beginning in 2008, he waged relentless attacks on Honduran membership with ALBA.

The president of COHEP, appointed this year, is Santiago Ruiz (agribusiness magnate). Vice president, Alejandro Alvarez (construction tycoon). Other key members: Aline Flores (President,Industrial Chamber of Commerce – Tegucigalpa), Oscar Galeano (arms importer), Jesus Canahuati (President, Honduras Textile and Apparel Manufacturers Association), Asterio Reyes (coffee baron), Roque Rivera (President, Honduran Banking Association), Eduardo Atala (banking, telecommunications), Abrahm Bennaton (banker, and now Economics Minister), Flavio Tinoco (agribusiness, meatpacking), Alexander Hedman (transportation, trucking, railroads), Edison Cardenas (food and beverages), Leonel Giannini (Nationalist Party Deputy), and so the list goes on.

As does a murderous post-coup Honduras. Where Hillary made her bones.

CONCLUSIONS

As this is being written on April 22, 2015, Al Jazeera is reporting that Clinton has made a partial admission - that she was bent on ensuring that President Zelaya never returned to office.  She's actually quite proud of it.  In yesterday's news, she was hugging up on another homicidal coup maker and former Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, of Chile fame.

In The Nation today, there is a story featuring Honduras, which alludes to Clinton's coup consolidation role, that emphasizes how dangerous Honduras remains under the rule of the self-same oligarchy that came back to power with Clinton's able assistance.

The fact that most Democrats, and that the Democrats who ultimately determine who cannot run for high office, i.e., the arch-neoliberal Democratic Leadership Council, have virtually coronated Clinton for the Presidential ticket.  This is the sorry state of politics, the sorry state of US politics, and the sorry state of Democratic Party politics today.  We may very well have a contest between Clinton and Bush again.  Dynastic overtones aside, it would be hard to find two more cautiously mediocre intellects, or two more narcissistic uber-ambitions associated with a profound sense of entitlement.

I've said precious little in this long series about my faith, even though this is appearing on a blog called "Chasin' Jesus."  The point really, was to lay out the story as clearly as possible, with greater emphasis on structural motives than most media provide.  I originally published this story on Feral Scholar, my old blog, in 2010, when I was living in Grecia, Costa Rica.  I have re-issued it precisely in response to Clinton's candidacy, but not because I intend to work for or against her candidacy.  Even if an unexpected candidate - like Obama in 2008 - appears to rain on Hillary's parade, the President of the United States will be a committed neoliberal, and one who has no compunction about sacrificing human lives to the office, to the cause of US power, or to his/her ambitions.  This is the nature of the world's politics - the immutable character of Caesar in the service of Mammon.

We Christians are always tempted to believe we can change that through our own power politics, and-or through the election/coronation of some Great Leader.  We are always tempted by these idolatries and delusions because most of us do want to reduce the quanta of suffering in the world . . . and perhaps more damning, we want to do it impersonally, through "systems," and "policies," and laws.  The unbearable truth is that (1) these means are themselves trapped within self-organized structures that give them an irresistible inertia, that (2) the Great Leaders are themselves creatures of that self-organized inertia and powerless to do those things we like to vaguely imagine, and that (3) the acquisition of power within these structures will not convert the structures, but it will certainly convert us into conformity with them.

The tediously predictable response to these allegations against Hillary Clinton will be that the Republicans are worse (we can't give up that illusion of control, even a little bit of control), and that Presidents can appoint Supreme Court Justices.  So let's keep our mouths shut about all those dead, maimed, imprisoned, and exiled foreigners, because the little control we have left is to choose between Coke and Pepsi, and any criticism might tip the balance against us.  We have to be instrumental.

No.  Just no.



“Don't worry about being effective. Just concentrate on being faithful to the truth.”
― Dorothy Day

32 comments:

  1. Encountersnepal.com is professional and Lengal Trekking Company in Nepal
    and Base Located Trekking Agency,
    and Most top Package is Trekking in Nepal
    With fair deal.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Most of the People are knows Where is Everest Base Camp Trek is a top destination in the world because those trekkers are planning to hike if they
    have enough for fitness and healthy and also enough budget first try 10 Days Everest Base Camp, Everest Base Camp trek 12 days, Everest Base Camp Trek 13 days,
    Everest Base Camp Trek 14 days. these trip are depended budget and physical fitness. Because There are many route and most challenging path and passes above 5400 meters as chola, Renjola and kong mala.
    Everest Base Camp Trek cost is not any type of designation trekkers choices. if you have just hired a guide and self-paying rest of the thing that
    would cheaper but take full board packages then cost does higher. Everest Trekking Routes Organized as flexible time and custom Everest Base Camp Trek
    Itinerary
    for Everest Base Camp Trek Route. Because tour organizer has been over 20 years experience in this industry. only Kathmandu to Lukla
    and Lukla to Kathmandu domestic flight ticket is expensive and rest of thing are compared to another trekking route as cheap Everest base Camp Trek.
    These days most of Asian Country search on Internet as EBC Trekking that country are Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, honking, Indonesia, and China.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Everest Base Camp Trek is one of those journeys that create your vacation dreams return true. Hiking on the legendary foothills just under the mighty Mount Everest 8848m with exciting views of the master peaks will solely be found within the Everest Region. This celebrated trek is thought worldwide for its trailblazing routes & the landscapes speak to your senses. On this trip you furthermore Mera peak out at the celebrated Kala Patthar (5,600m/18,373ft) read purpose for a few grand direct views of the very best mountain in the world. Everest Base CampTrek additionally includes different celebrated eight thousand peaks like Mt mountain peak (8,516m /27,940ft), Makalu (8,485m /27,838 ft) Cho-Oyu (8,201m /26,906ft). The culture of this specific space is of nice notebook stuff & interacting with the native of us puts a lot of zest into your venturesome journey as you walk through the Khumbu region of the Asian country. This legendary path could be a psychological thriller for top & wild hikers World Health Organization want the tread the methods wherever legends walked before on their thanks to conquering mountain peak, some did some didn’t however the Everest Base Camp Trek path keeps those legends alive for many trekkers World Health Organization head to the present region. The trip begins with a stirring mountain flight to Lukla, one among the world’s highest mountains; & as shortly as you set down at that altitude, the remainder is history. Your hike takes you to the favored village city of Namche, referred to as the ‘gateway to the Khumbu’’ & from there on you rehearse quiet monasteries with the acknowledge Sherpa of us World Health Organization inhabit this region & their culture is price noting. On the way, we have a tendency to visit the Sagarmatha parkland, home to some rare fauna & flora, this additionally wherever we have a tendency to adapt for a few time. We head deep into the Khumbu hiking into the forest of shrub, birch trees & pine, with colorful villages wherever we have a tendency to square measure sincerely welcome by the Sherpa community. we have a tendency to square measure pleasantly stunned to return across a hospital-based mostly in Khunde and health post at Pheriche that shows this region not solely cares for the locals however also are able to look out of trekkers World Health Organization have altitude issues. Doctors square measure invariably at the post for aid treatment. The Everest Base Camp Trek is arduous however varied teahouses square measure found on the paths providing smart grubbed to shelter from the generally harsh climate. Our trek culminates at base camp so we have a tendency to create a path for Namche as we have a tendency to hike back to Lukla to rendezvous for our flight to Katmandu. we have a tendency to add an additional contingency day for inclement weather which will delay flights. It’s recommended to be pretty acceptable to undertake this journey; you only want some smart hiking exercise before doing this trip. And Nepal Base Camp Treks can do the remainder to allow you AN action-packed odyssey of a period.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one in every one of the big ranges that expand from Vara-Shikar (Annapurna Fang) towards Manaslu and Lamjung range that is roughly 60-70 kilometer of lateral distance. which has one peak over eight,000 meters, 13 peaks over seven,000 meters, and sixteen additional over half dozen,000 meters. The landscape of the region provides breathtaking sceneries. the first morning views of the mountains square measure majestic. The sunrise views from on the trail of the trek square measure breathtaking. The treks mix such a large amount of totally different landscapes and convey you, therefore, getting ready to the bottom of seven,000 and 8,000-meter peaks.Annapurna Base Camp trekking designed by Nepal Base Camp Treks is one in every of the foremost loved trekking destinations. throughout the trek except witnessing made cultural diversity, you'll additionally withstand remote farms still as villages occupied by Gurung ethnic tribes WHO square measure popularly celebrated everywhere the planet for his or her bravery. you'll be able to expertise the culture, previous traditions, and spiritual values of grunge individuals. To begin ten days Annapurna Base Camp, we are going to drive to Nayapul from Pokhara and walk right along the trail and keep on trekking downhill following a watercourse to Birethanti. Also, we are going to climb to Jhinu danda wherever we will get pleasure from tumbling within the natural spring. On the thanks to Dovan, we are going to be rewarded by the outstanding views of Mt. Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, and Huinchuli. Plus, we are going to pass Chomrong, an oversized Gurung village. we are going to additionally pass the tree-plant full of bamboo and bush trees beside the Modi watercourse and reach Donovan. Then we are going to walk for six hours to urge to Annapurna Base Camp lies at the elevation of four,095m via Machhapuchhre base camp that fantastically assaults the northern aspect of the very giant Mt. Machhapuchhre. Walking for around four hours we are going to reach Annapurna Base Camp that enthralls the North American nation with the putting views of the world’s tenth highest Annapurna I ( eight,091 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre Annapurna South, Huinchuli and additional. Trekking Guide Team offers a wonderful probability to travel for Annapurna Base Camp that is one in every of the foremost picturesque and exciting set within the heart of the nice Mt. Annapurna. we are going to cause you to feel the nice distinction if you choose to travel with North American nation since our good staffs and hospitable porters will certainly cause you to trek safe, comfy and unforgettable.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking is freshly open trekking path in Manaslu region. Manaslu Tsum Valley trekking supply stunning Himalayan views of Mt. Manaslu 8163m, Mt. mountain peak 8167m, Mt. Annapurna8091m, twenty-three different mountain peaks, stunning landscape, Tsum Valley and mixed Nepalese culture. Manaslu Tsum Valley trek could be a sacred Everest Trekking Routes circled by the Baudha Himal and Himal Chuli to the west, Ganesh Himal to the South and Sringi Himal to the north. Tsum Valley trekking is finite by 3 high passes Ngula Dhoj Hyang (5093 m.) to the west and Yamdro Pass (5326 m). Tsum word comes from the Tibetan word 'Tsombo', which suggests vividly. Manaslu tsum natural depression trekking tour is restricted trekking in the Kingdom of Nepal and needed special trekking to allow through legal Nepal trekking agency and minimum 2 people participant obligatory trekking in Manaslu Tsum natural depression space. The smart good shape and minimum 3 we tend treks vacation needed for Tsum Valley Trekking, however, Everest Trekking Routes prepare customized trekking service as per trekkers want and vacation schedule. Fall & spring season is the best time trekking in Tsum natural depression, however, we tend to ETR prepare around the year as per trekkers vacation schedule.Manaslu Tsum Valley trekking begins at Arughat Bazaar Gorkha once 6-7 hours drive from Kathmandu. Everest Trekking Routes trekking guide LED through stunning Valley of Machhikhola, Jagat Lakpa River Dupchet and at last reach the Tsum natural depression. Tsum natural depression Trekking has completely different choices Manaslu Circuit Larke larke la pass trekking, Tsum Valley, Manaslu circuit trekking, Manaslu Rupina La pass trekking or solely Tsum natural depression trek begin from Arughat and finish at the same place. Ordinarily, inhabitation / tented trekking is additional appropriate and cozy for Manaslu Tsum Valley trekking however currently a day’s tea house/lodge trekking is worn out this space. We tend to Everest Trekking Routes prepare either tea house or inhabitation trekking as per trekkers want and need. We’ve mentioned below 3 completely different choices trekking in Manaslu tsum Valley, however, trekking itinerary style in keeping with travelers/trekker’s demand.the part of Annapurna and Ganesh Himal between Wilderness and Restricted area of Nepal.


    ReplyDelete
  6. Why Trekking in Nepal Nepal?, a land of high hills, mountains, raging rivers and verdant deep jungles of Terai & its rich lifestyle makes one of the most sought locations inside the map of the world. a destination for all season as it's miles one of the most numerous and varied international locations on this planet a unique us of a nestled inside the excellent snow capped variety is some other advent of the mom earth and it embraces worlds' 8 highest peaks from mt.everest, mt.kanchenjonga, mt.lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu to Annapurna massive. nepal is likewise the beginning location of Buddha (light of Asia). The Buna Treks is Local Base Under Nepal Government Trekking Agency in Nepal. blessed with wealthy nature, the brilliant Himalayan in Nepal range stretches from the far north-west to the way east where the worlds highest 8th eight-thousanders are in Nepal. nepal gives a enthralling adventure with enough time to wonder the encompassing beautiful landscapes and immerse with its warm human beings, imparting you full of range and enchantment from the low lands of Gangetic plains and its verdant dense jungle where the endangered species of Royal Bengal tigers and the one-horned rhinoceros roam, to the mythical yak and yeti trail to Everest.as the adventure and leisure tourism was hooked up in view that late 1960 and 70’s quality travel & trekking enterprise have mushroomed by using a tourism professionals Nepalese, and were leading countless of adventure trips in the course of Himalaya consisting of rafting, mountain climbing also organize adventure trekking, and entertainment trips which includes tailor-made itineraries for own family, college companies and company executives. Many of Trekking Company in Nepal are not perfect trip dealing, they have not enough Experienced. Trekking in Nepal, Nepal is domestic to community of trails also known as the amazing Himalaya trails, an extensive trail gadget that covers Nepal from humble and Darchula within the west to Kanchenjunga in the east. the range of Trekking in Nepal cannot be located in any other location of the world. in fact, the lowest factor in Nepal is fifty-nine m above sea-level inside the terai location even as the very best point is Everest, eight,848 m above sea-level, the two factors are, in a direct line, most effective two hundred kilometers aside. the majority of visitors to Nepal are available through the Tribhuvan international airport in Kathmandu. it's far in Kathmandu that trekkers want to accumulate their permits and other documentation, both from a trekking agent or from the best places of work. those files will be checked along the hiking route. for people with little time to spend in Nepal, there are half of-day hikes from Kathmandu to witness breathtaking Himalayan Trekking in Nepal perspectives in any other case trek for weeks over stunning tough mountain passes. as much as the mid-1960s just a few trekkers had generally visited Nepal and lower back then as part of corporations of excursion fans. the various huge expeditions of the day recommended trekkers to join up in an try to help balance the investment.

    ReplyDelete