OAS has given 72 hours for Zelaya to be re-instituted.
Who in their right mind thinks that this is the peaceful, rational solution to solving this problem? Really, OAS? REALLY? That's your solution. An ultimatum? REALLY?
The city is going back to normal. There is no general strike. There is no public transport strike. There are no giant marches in favor of Zelaya. Is ANYONE at the OAS or the UN actually looking at the situation from the point of view of the people of Honduras?
Here's what it comes down to: To a large majority of people inside Honduras, the method of removal was wrong, but the fact that he is gone from power is right. I don't like these "the end justifies the means" situations, and that has me, and many people, conflicted.
And how do we (as peaceful citizens of a democratic country) come to terms with that? How does the international community work with that sentiment?
THAT is the main question here, I think. But really, issuing ultimatums and causing nerves and tension on an already exhausted population is not the way to go about it. We are being treated like unruly, ignorant school children. We have the right to decide for ourselves how to resolve this. We have the ability. We have the reasoning, the intelligence. The fact that we are being told "Take him back--or ELSE!" without looking at the population's view of the situation is offensive, belittling and infuriating.
And before anyone jumps to conclusions: I am NOT saying that the International community should mind its own business or stay the hell away. I am saying that they NEED to take the actual PEOPLE into consideration. Wasn't that what Zelaya claimed he was doing? Giving the people a voice? Let us have it. Please look at the entire picture. That's all we want.