Friday, June 26, 2009

Honduras Political Crisis - Update #2

It is hard to tell whether or not the situation here is really getting worse today or if this is just a lot of political posturing going on. President Zelaya has reportedly been distributing ballot boxes today in defiance of the Supreme Court order rendering the vote illegal and banning him from holding the vote. The military chiefs who were fired have been reinstated by the Supreme Court and President Zelaya has refused to rescind their firing. They have stated that they are now rightfully back in power of the military, whether the president recognizes that or not. I suppose that is a good thing.

Perhaps the most troubling news of the day is that Hugo Chavez of Venezuela has announced that he is considering getting involved in the crisis. This may just be saber rattling, but one could easily see him moving military forces into Honduras in support of Zelayas so that he could "annex" Honduras through Zelayas. There is a story in the Honduran Newspaper La Prensa this evening that indicates that Chavez is considering "intervening". This would really be a worst case scenario for the crisis here in Honduras. It may well just be more inflammatory words from this foolish man, but it is unsettling to say the least. Please remember that this is the same man whom President Obama shook hands with and gladly accepted a book on socialism from at a recent summit. We know that Chavez has regional aspirations and we know that he faces a very weak US Government right now that would in all likelihood let him march right into Tegucigalpa.

Please pray that Chavez (and Zelaya) would be shackled by the Holy Spirit and that the people of Honduras would rise up and defend their country from threats interior and exterior to the country.

On a personal note, it has been a long and tiring day. Two hospital patients died today - one a young girl with an inoperable brain tumor and the second a young man who was a victim of machete violence. It has been an emotionally draining day. We went to La Ceiba today for groceries and had a flat tire, but thank the Lord it was in a good location and I was able to change the tire pretty quickly and get it repaired. It is a good picture of what life can be like down here - very draining. It is 9:20 pm and I feel like it is midnight.... time for bed - but first - time for prayer.....please join me.

Thank you and God Bless. DF.


Anonymous said...

please excuse my typing.the shift key works only sometimes. why would you say that the u.s. government is week. why would you so called christians consider a man, our pres, who wants to make peace weak. i suppose you'd rather have a war loving, weak minded, draft doging, x drunk, who lied to the american people in order to conduct a personal war for the benefit of his wealthy daddywarbuck friends a better person. it's a good thing you kind of people are in decline.

peace is the answer you so called christians!

Dave Fields said...

Dear sir,
Thank you for your comments. Christ was a man of peace, but also displayed great strength when confronting wrong. I believe that (former) President Zelaya is also a man of peace, but that he was trying to change the constitution in a manner that was very wrong and damaging to the country of Honduras. If you are near La Ceiba, I have a new keyboard that I would gladly give you so that your shift key will work correctly. I respect you and your opinion. Thank you for commenting. DF