Empire Wants It's Drug Smuggling Haven Back
"At least two leaders of the coup launched in Honduras today were apparently trained at a controversial Department of Defense school based at Fort Benning, Georgia infamous for producing graduates linked to torture, death squads and other human rights abuses.Leftist President Manuel Zelaya was kidnapped and transported to Costa Rica this morning after a growing controversy over a vote concerning term limits. Over the last week, Zelaya clashed with and eventually dismissed General Romeo Vasquez -- who is now reportedly in charge of the armed forces that abducted the Honduran president.According to the watchdog group School of Americas Watch, Gen. Vasquez trained at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation at least twice -- in 1976 and 1984 -- when it was still called School of Americas."
The US used Honduras in the 80's as a base for it's Contra terror organization. The revolution in neighboring Nicaragua was posing too much of The Threat Of A Good Example to america's brutal client states, so the US started it's terror was against the Sandanistas. Murder and torture, abductions and assasinations became the norm. John Negroponte was the ambassador to Honduras at the time and supervised the death squads and massive cocaine shipments out of the Palmerola airbase.