Every U.S. president in my lifetime owned a coup, massacre or genocide in foreign lands. For Obama, the coup in Honduras, the massacres in Libya and the genocide in West Papua stand out–not because they are necessarily worse than what the U.S. military and its proxies are doing elsewhere in Africa, Asia and Latin America, but because Obama specifically targeted these countries to demonstrate that human rights and the rule of international law mean nothing when the United States wants to project its military might on behalf of US oil, mining and war-making industries. While Obama has more than proved his point, the people of Honduras, Libya and West Papua are trying to survive the consequences of his callous disregard. Laura Carlsen reports from Honduras.
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