My analysis of the political situation in Honduras assumes that Zelaya supporters would be absolutely incensed had the Obama administration come out in favor of the interim government and not condemned the Mel’s overthrow. I don’t think that the resistance feels empowered by the US position. I think the resistance is empowered by its anger. It feels that it has had something stolen from them… a democratically-elected president who gave them hope (… albeit false hope). I think that it is precisely this feeling of injustice that is fueling their movement in the streets and behind closed doors. Had the US come out in favor of the interim government, this feeling of injustice magnified and would have been turned against a much bigger target… the US.
The anger that empowers