Sunday, July 5, 2009

Military ordered to turn back Zelaya's jet

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Honduras braced for confrontation Sunday as ousted President Manuel Zelaya insisted on coming home to reclaim his post, urging his supporters to mass at the airport for a showdown with the interim government in power since the army sent him into exile a week ago.

The interim government said it ordered the military to prevent the landing of a plane carrying Zelaya or any unidentified plane.

"The government of President (Roberto) Micheletti has order the armed forces and the police not to allow the entrance of any plane bringing the former leader," the foreign minister of the interim government, Enrique Ortez, told The Associated Press on Sunday.

At the main Tegucigalpa airport, soldiers outnumbered travelers and commercial flights were canceled after a final morning departure. Access roads were cut off by police checkpoints, with soldiers standing guard alongside.

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Anonymous said...

It seems preposterous to me that the world is so incensed that Honduran officials did not let Zelayas plane land in Tegucigalpa. He was arriving in a venezuelan plane, sent by Hugo Chavez, a crazy nut who has threatened this country in many ways since June 28th. If Zelaya wants to land in Honduras, let him come in on Continental or American airlines. He is an egocentrist who is loving being the leading man in his own soap opera. Would another country have allowed a plane from a declared "enemy" land? I sincerely doubt it. Who knows what else could have been on that plane. I do not put anything past Hugo Chavez, he is that crazy!!!

Anonymous said...

If there was anyone hurt or killed at the airport's welcoming committee for Zelaya, their blood is in Zelayas conscience for having encouraged his followers into coming to welcome him there. He can not resist adulation even if it means possibly risking people's lives. I don't believe for one minute that he cares one bit for anyone but himself; he is enjoying his moment on the world's spotlight and can't stand disappointing his leftist friends. He will do anything tokeep their favor.

ShutterSparks / KW2P said...

Zelaya's plane was refused landing permission and I understand he landed in Nicaragua.

I have just heard rumors (UNCONFIRMED rumors) that Nicaragua and Venezuela plan to use force to reinstall Zelaya as president (or dictator?).

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