A. It was a coup; Wikipedia calls it that, among others.
B. It was helped, contra Clintonistas, "independents," and anti-Sanders mouth-foamers (I've met all) by Obama and Clinton.
But, my wonderment was unfulfilled. Not even close to being fulfilled.
#DemDebate @BernieSanders had at least 5 chances to mention #Honduras coup that Clinton helped start & passed every time. @VoteGreen2016— SocraticDiogenes (@SocraticGadfly) March 10, 2016
After passing on chances starting within the first half hour of the debate, CNN, near the end, played an old, mid-1980s video clip of Sanders praising both the Sandinistas and Fidel Castro. Hillary Clinton then jumped on him for praising leaders who "disappeared people," which led to this Tweet from me:
Because, if not being disappeared, people in Honduras are outrightly being killed today.OK, #FailTheBern, you've got a #Honduras coup chance on a golden platter with the "disappearing people" ... and again @BernieSanders fails— SocraticDiogenes (@SocraticGadfly) March 10, 2016
(Update, May 28: Per the Book of Proverbs, Clinton is now fleeing when nobody is pursuing, deleting Honduras references from her memoir. Per that Common Dreams link, it appears to be part of a larger whitewashing of her backing the rougher edges of neoliberalism and American imperialism throughout Latin America.)
Jeet Heer at The New Republic frames it similarly, and more broadly, noting that Sanders critiques Hillary Clinton as part of a system, not as Hillary Clinton, and in a way to stay inside the Democratic Party's coloring circles. It's all part of making nice and being a good Democrat, which, the nuttery of some Clintonistas aside, he really is and has been. Jeff St. Clair was saying the same nine months ago.
Also speaking of foreign policy #fails, Sanders has yet to repudiate the endorsement of Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, an arguably Islamophobic supporter of India's BJP, which is also enabling by silence the persecution of Christians in India.
Refusing to repudiate current coups is bad enough, as the lack of a foreign policy revolution; continuing to accept the endorsement of an Islamophobe is even worse..@BernieSanders: "@TulsiGabbard is a champion in making sure we don't get involved militarily where we don't need to be." #BernieSanders— UCF News (@UCFnews) March 10, 2016
But, Bernie's "too good a Dem" to raise this.
Or to sue Iowa Democrats over caucus issues.
It's also why he won't mention Clinton's emails. He's "too good a Dem."
Hey, Bernie ... voters in Democratic primaries have repeatedly said "trust" is a huge factor. This issue was handed to you on a plate, and it was NOT manufactured by Trey Gowdy.
This is also why Clintonistas and Democratic establishment hacks who claim he's "not a real Democrat"? Eff off.