Jews As Scapegoats in the Honduras Political Stalemate
Anti-Israel Conspiracy Theories
Posted: October 1, 2009
Honduran Foreign Minister Patricia Rodas, September 25, 2009 (report published in TeleSUR)
It was reported that while in New York, Honduran Foreign Minister Patricia Rodas gave a press conference in which she alleged that two Israeli companies supplied the toxic gases thrown inside the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa, where President Manuel Zelaya was staying.
"We have received information that the chemicals and arms have been supplied by Alfacom and Intercom companies, owned by an Israeli … who served as an intermediary with Israel. Bringing them (into the country) on a private flight in the last few days."
President Manuel Zelaya, September 24, 2009
While taking refuge in the Brazilian Embassy in Tegucigalpa, the Spanish publication ElPais.com interviews President Zelaya. The anchor asks Presidents Zelaya if he fears for his life. His answer:
"Yes. They have installed devices that interfere with the telephone lines. We have denounced this and it is possible that they will take it away. It seems that there is a group, supposedly of Israeli mercenaries that are putting electronic equipment to directly impact the embassy."
In an interview with The Miami Herald, Zelaya says that he sleeping on chairs, and he claims his throat is sore from toxic gases and "Israeli mercenaries'' are torturing him with high-frequency radiation." "We are being threatened with death,'' adding that mercenaries were likely to storm the Brazilian embassy. Zelaya said that he was being subjected to toxic gases and radiation that alter his physical and mental state.
President Hugo Chavez, September 24, 2009
In his address to the UN General Assembly. President Chavez makes reference to the Honduras impasse and recounts his conversation moments earlier with President Zelaya while taking refuge in the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa:
"This morning they found in a neighbor's home [to the Brazilian Embassy], in the roof of a neighboring home, intercepting equipment – the President told me – made in Israel, of the latest generation. Israel recognized the [Micheletti] de facto government; I think it is the only government in the world that has recognized it. They have equipment directed to perturbing the mind, trying to cause panic in the few people that are in the Brazilian embassy; they are threatening to incursion in the Brazilian embassy. Do you realize their cavern-like character? I think it is the era of Trucutu. It is the era of the caverns that want to come back here. They will not come back, they will not come back! There are repressed people on the streets. Well, the airports were taken; they are a people that were taken over. Now, who are the coup-backers? It is the Honduran bourgeois, the coup State, the State taken over by the bourgeois, by the rich. Four or five very rich families, they are the owners of the State. We should read Lenin again: The State and the Revolution, the bourgeois State. They control all, all: the National Congress, the Judicial Power, the Military Forces, the State, and the people on the streets are massacred."
President Hugo Chavez, July 7, 2009 on National TV broadcast
"The de facto government in Honduras does not listen to the world, they do not obey the OAS and UN Resolutions… it is like Israel that doesn't obey anyone, that massacres the Palestinian people, that does whatever it wants… because they are supported by the US government."
President Hugo Chavez, July 2, 2009 in the Program Aló Presidente
"Zelaya said that if this coup continues one more week he would accuse the world powers and I will accuse the first power which is the United States. Because it is like Israel, the State of Israel, that violates the Palestinians as they wish. Why do they do it? Because they are supported. By whom? The power of the Empire supports them. That is the same thing that happens with the coup plotters fascists in Honduras. They have the support of the extreme right, of CNN, which is an expression of the media, military, industrial, financial, terrorist, narco-traffic apparatus, which unfortunately has its epicenter in the US. This is a power for the evil; this is a warning for Obama. The coup is not against Chavez, the coup is against Obama."
Aristobulo Isturiz, Vice-President of the President Hugo Chavez political party PSUV,
July 6, 2009
In a TV interview on VTV, the main Venezuelan government-owned TV channel, Isturiz said:
"[The de facto government in Honduras] are trying to put a matrix of opinion that Venezuelan and Nicaragua are intervening in the conflict…this is in part a strategy to try to insert us in a conflict. The strategy is similar to that of Israel. Look at the strategy of Israel. That is how they try to create a type of conflict of war. Because we espouse peace. The way of peace is how movements in Latin America have been able to flourish in its liberation process. What is convenient for them is to involve us in a conflict in Latin America. The US Empire, and I am not saying that President Obama is, but the US military complex through the CIA have their hands in Honduras to try to bring about instability. These people [coup plotters] are the spokespeople of the Empire."