Massacre in Aguán

[Note- I have had very limited internet access, a situation that will continue for the next few days. Don't think, because of my lack of activity, that there isn't a LOT going on in Honduras. This tragic story from yesterday, prefaced by an email to me from a friend in Honduras, is one out of far too many examples.]

*Dr. Pine, I am getting calls from my own relatives who work among the campesinos right in the area, who are currently running through the mountains. I have known these persons for many years, and I trust them. I am being told there are armed platoons assassinating people in BLACK-OPS fashion, with armed commandos storming the area, shooting around and killing people, while the Army and Police remain in outside PRETENDING to be evicting the campesinos, which is only a cover for the REAL OPERATION GOING ON INSIDE against unarmed men, women, including pregnant women, and children. The scene being described to me reminds me of the siege of Waco, Texas. This is definitely MASS MURDER. Already a couple Army pick-up trucks have departed filled with the bodies of assassinated peasants. Women are being raped and killed in the Palm plantations. Lots of people are being detained and sent into the Army Camps. They are letting NO ONE go in and check the conditions. It seems they will do that only after cleaning up the mess, to make it look like a 'peaceful eviction'. Already corporate media is talking about a 'Peaceful Eviction'. Please let your people know about this. Even if only a fraction of this is true, it is still Mass Murder, Rape, and many other heinous crimes that are being committed by the golpistas at this moment against the poor people of Honduras.

Army murders peasants in Bajo Aguán

NOTE: BREAKING NEWS contradicting statements made by ARMY AND POLICE spokespersons.

NOTE: NO LESS THAN A DOZEN OF FARMERS KILLED, AND A MULTITUDE OF RURAL WOMEN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED AND RAPED IN THE OIL PALM PLANTATIONS.

NOTE: Army spokesmen and police trying to HIDE THE INFORMATION, WHILE THE CORPSES OF THE FARMERS KILLED ARE TRANSPORTED IN ARMY PICK-UPS, destination unknown.

BREAKING NEWS

According to reports from our contributors in the area, the Armed Forces in conjunction with the National Police is now in assassinating the members of Honduran Peasant Cooperatives Lower Aguan, trying to regain the land that they say the Arab Miguel Facussé Barjum, along with a Colombian named Rene Morales, and a land usurper named Gustavo Canales had leased from the State of Honduras long ago, under a contract that expired many years ago.

According to the Honduran peasants, these three plotters do not own the land, they only leased the land from the State for a limited time, which ended legally many months ago, after which the peasants regained control over these state lands. Obviously these three nefarious characters have taken over these lands illegally, and now pretend to own them.

Meanwhile, spokesmen for the army and police lie about the situation, reporting that it is a 'normal eviction', while our witnesses have seen more than a dozen bodies of peasants assassinated by the army and police being transported in car pickup, destination unknown.

The eviction operation is using enormous amounts of tear gas canisters as well as explosive grenades by the army against unarmed civilians, while hundreds of women are being pursued by soldiers and policemen were among the huge oil palm plantations, and already our contacts report several women sexually assaulted and raped.

We are getting calls from our contacts that directly contradict the information from the army and police, who argue that the situation is a 'peaceful eviction', as our witnesses have seen many platoons of soldiers and police armed to the teeth, the use of enormous amounts of tear gas and explosive shells against unarmed peasants, and no less than 12-15 bodies of murdered peasants who are being evacuated quickly in army trucks, and many cases of women raped by soldiers and police.

The Army is preparing to invade the right bank of the other farmer cooperatives, where farmers have sworn to defend, even though they have no firearms, only stones and sticks.


Ejército Asesina Campesinos en Bajo Aguán

NOTA: INFORMACIÓN DE ÚLTIMA HORA QUE CONTRADICE LAS DECLARACIONES DE LOS VOCEROS DEL EJÉRCITO Y LA POLICÍA.

NOTA: NO MENOS DE UNA DOCENA DE CAMPESINOS ASESINADOS, Y UNA MULTITUD DE MUJERES CAMPESINAS VIOLADAS ENTRE LAS PLANTACIONES DE PALMA AFRICANA.

NOTA: VOCEROS DEL EJÉRCITO Y LA POLICÍA INTENTAN OCULTAR LA INFORMACIÓN, MIENTRAS LOS CADÁVERES DE LOS CAMPESINOS ASESINADOS SON TRANSPORTADOS EN PICK-UPS DEL EJÉRCITO CON DESTINO DESCONOCIDO.

NOTICIA DE ÚLTIMA HORA

Según informes de nuestros contribuyentes en la zona, las Fuerzas Armadas en conjunto con la Policía Nacional se encuentra en estos momentos masacrando a los hondureños miembros de las Cooperativas Campesinas del Bajo Aguán, tratando de recuperar las tierras que han sido arrendadas al Estado de Honduras por parte del árabe golpista Miguel Facussé Barjum y un colombiano golpista llamado René Morales, además de Gustavo Canales.

Según los campesinos hondureños, estos tres personajes golpistas NO son dueños de esas tierras, si no que ellos arrendaron esas tierras al Estado por un tiempo limitado, el cual concluyó legalmente hace muchos meses, por lo cual ellos retomaron el control sobre esas tierras estatales. Evidentemente estos tres personajes nefastos se han apoderado de estas tierras ilegalmente.

Mientras tanto, los portavoces del Ejército y la Policía MIENTEN acerca de la situación, notificando que se trata de un ‘desalojo normal’, en tanto que nuestros testigos han visto pasar varios cuerpos de campesinos asesinados en automóviles pickup con destino desconocido.

En el desalojo se utilizan cantidades descomunales de bombas lacrimógenas, además de granadas por parte del Ejército en contra de civiles desarmados, en tanto que cientos de mujeres están siendo perseguidas por soldados y policías entre las enormes plantaciones de palma africana, y ya se reportan varias mujeres violadas.

Estamos recibiendo llamadas de nuestros contactos que DIRECTAMENTE CONTRADICEN LAS INFORMACIONES DEL EJÉRCITO Y LA POLICÍA, quienes sostienen que la situación es un ‘desalojo tranquilo’, mientras nuestros testigos han observado numerosos pelotones de soldados y policías armados hasta los dientes, el uso de cantidades descomunales de bombas lacrimógenas, y granadas explosivas contra campesinos civiles desarmados, así como no menos de 12-15 cadáveres de campesinos asesinados que están siendo evacuados rápidamente en carros paila del ejército, y muchos casos de mujeres violadas por parte de soldados y policías.

Ejército se apresta a invadir la márgen derecha de las otras cooperativas campesinas, donde los campesinos han jurado defenderse. a pesar de no estar amados con armas de fuego, si no piedras y palos.