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What the Hell Is Really Going Down in Honduras?

A successful and appropriate military coup, if you can call it that. Because a crisis is not a coup, and Honduras is not Iran. Here's why the uprising wasn't so bad, and how Obama can avoid opening Hugo Chavez's Latin American box of scary.

Continue reading this week's World War Room column at Esquire.com.

Reader Comments (4)

i just read your article titles "What the Hell Is Really Going Down in Honduras?" from the Esquire web page. On behalf of at least 80% of the Honduran population, I must say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! Your article is one of the best (if not the best) I have read on the topic. This is what the world needs to know! People like you make a big difference in the world. Once again, THANK YOU!
July 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel
Thank you Mr. Barnett for your timely and ACCURATE analysis. In this case, the military is acting as the guarantor for constitutional democracy. The rest of the world appears to be made uncomfortable by the way things were carried out, despite the threat to Honduran democracy that was becoming more apparent each day. Putting the military out on the streets never looks good, but in this case most of the world did not make the effort to look past the headlines and realize that, in a country where a president placed himself above the law, the rest of society was left with very few options.
July 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrian
Too much resemblance to the removal of the 1953 Guatemalan president in his underwear, for anyone not to at least highly suspect that our IC was behind the removal of the President of Honduras. Continual reference to the pajamas in all kinds of major media gives further suspicion of a well-orchestrated covert operation

Anybody remember Wisner’s Wurlitzer?
July 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJoe Canepa
The need for conspiracy analysis is deep among the American population.

It's infantile, but there it is.
July 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTom Barnett

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