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Bush’s man for Cuba author of the Haitian disaster
BY JEAN-GUY ALLARD—Special for Granma International
Havana, October 28,
BY using ex-soldiers, henchmen and criminals to destabilize the
government of Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Caleb McCarry was the architect
of the current human rights situation in Haiti, qualified as catastrophic
by the UN. The former Republican Party official, who is linked
to the U.S. intelligence organizations, is the man selected by
George W. Bush to make concrete the latest annexation plan for
Cuba promoted by his administration and the Miami mafia. McCarry,
the proconsul designated by the Bush administration for a Cuba
annexed to Washington.
"There are serious and reiterated violations. Summary executions,
torture and arbitrary arrests are being committed by the police
or with their consent," said Thierry Fagart, a lawyer with
the human rights section in Port-au-Prince.
Caleb McCarry, the proconsul designated by the Bush administration
to provoke the annexation of Cuba, belongs to a mafia of US politicians
and officials who provoked the kidnapping and outrageous eviction
of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide from Haiti behind the back
of the State Department and with the blessing of the Bush clan.
McCarry and his buddies developed their conspiracy with a political
activist linked to the Duvaliers and a band of mercenaries and
criminals, in a dirty operation handled by the most fanatical
far-right sectors of the Republican Party.
In an article entitled "The other regime change" published
in July 2004 by the salon.com website, U.S. journalist Max Blumenthal
reveals how the International Republican Institute (IRI) a non-profit
making organization heavily subsidized by USAID and represented
on the desolated island by Stanley Lucas, directed the anti-Aristide
operation. In that dirty task it received instructions and unconditional
support from a nucleus of ultra-right members of the Republican
Party, closely linked to Bush, in which Caleb McCarry appeared
to have played a key role.
The Lucas family is famous in Haiti for a massacre of campesinos
organized by Stanley's cousins Leonard and Rémy in 1987.
In that year a mob of criminals wielding machetes killed 250 small
farmers who were claiming a redistribution of the land on their
estate. At that very moment, Lucas was training troops for counter-insurgency
According to Blumenthal, Lucas, an ex-judo champion with a playboy
image, comes from a wealthy family identified with the Duvalier
family, whose murderous regime dominated Haiti for years, is the
Haitian version of the Iraqi collaborator Ahmed Chalabi.
While Colin Powell was trying to maintain with Haiti the moderate
political line decided during the Clinton administration, Caleb
McCarry, an anti-Aristide official on the House Foreign Relations
Committee, and a delegation of Republicans met up in the Dominican
Republic with Convergence, the anti-Aristide alliance whose line
diverged from that of the State Department.
According to a former State Department official, McCarry and Lucas
were handpicked to link US funding with the opposition that they
Lucas dedicated himself to personally training Aristide’s
opponents via courses that he titled Democracy 10, Blumenthal
Among those invited to those training sessions were various members
of CREDDO, the political group of General Prosper Avril, who headed
Haiti from 1988-1990, by declaring a state of siege and torturing
In February 2004, when the mercenary Guy Philippe "an ex-chief
of police and childhood friend of Lucas" captured Cape Haitien
with 200 "insurgents," including killers, criminals
and ex-henchmen from former regimes, and was threatening Port-au-Prince
while the national police were fleeing, US embassy officials faced
Aristide with the alternative of remaining in the capital without
protection and facing the bandit hordes of Lucas’ friends,
or to board a plane provided by Washington that would take him
Among those "combatants for freedom," as Roger Noriega
would call them, were Louis Jodel Chamblain, a paramilitary leader
with a sinister reputation; and Emmanuel "Toto" Constant,
who subsequently confessed his connections with the
CIA.DEMOCRACY, THE McCARRY VERSION
A recent compilation of articles from the official US press by
Canadian researcher Aaron Mate and published on the Znet.org website,
points to a long series of violent incidents in recent months
that clearly demonstrate various characteristics of the democracy
installed in Haiti thanks to Caleb McCarry and his accomplices.
On March 1, 2005, the Miami Herald reported how the previous day,
Haitian police had opened fire on a march of 2,000 peaceful demonstrators
in Port-au-Prince, killing two and injuring many. The protest
was in commemoration of the coup against Aristide the year before.
The following March 24, AP described how the police had once again
fired on demonstrators in the capital, killing one person. The
cable noted that Associated Press reporters had seen offices firing
into the air and at demonstrators.
On April 27, the police opened fire for the third time on demonstrators
demanding the release of Aristide followers, killing five of them,
On June 5, Reuters announced that up to 25 people were killed
in police raids on the Friday and Saturday in marginal districts
of the capital of Haiti, according to employees from a mortuary
and witnesses. One of the witnesses, Ronald Macillon, said that
the police killed many people and set fire to their homes.
Another Reuters cable, datelined July 15, reported how opposition
groups and residents in marginal neighborhoods were saying that
dozens of innocent people had been executed during raids by UN
troops and Haitian police. Renan Hedouville, head of the Lawyers
Committee for Individual Rights (CARLI), a highly respected group,
noted that the victims included children and elderly people from
the Bel-Air and
On September 1, the Herald reported another massacre by police
with assault rifles and black masks in Martissant on August 20,
in the middle of a football match.
That attack left at least six dead and prompted concern among
UN officials trying to stabilize this lawless city, where the
police, working with gangs led by some unknown politician, carried
out a cleansing operation prior to the November elections.
On August 30, the Washington Times noted that witnesses of the
massacre said that they recognized some civilians armed with machetes
as 'attachés'; in other words local criminals reported
to be informants and killers hired by the police.
ASSOCIATE OF MEL MARTINEZ AND DIAZ-BALART
Aristide was kidnapped on February 28, 2004 by special U.S. forces
and expelled from his own country. Blumenthal relates in his article
how Condoleezza Rice woke Bush up in the middle of the night to
tell him the news of the U.S. 'triumph' in the poorest country
of the hemisphere.
On July 29, 2005, Condoleezza Rice, meanwhile appointed secretary
of state, announced the designation of McCarry at the head of
the Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba; in other words,
to intervene IN Cuba like on so many other occasions in the Caribbean.
McCarry’s appointment ceremony took place in the Treaties
Hall of the Harry S. Truman building in the State Department,
in the presence of two eminent members of the Miami mafia: Senator
Mel Martínez, mentor of the Cuban Liberty Council, whose
members are distinguished for their links with international terrorist
Luis Posada Carriles; and Lincoln Díaz-Balart, the rabid
congressman who boasts of his privileged relations with the most
fanatical circles in South Florida.Granma International: <http://www.granma.cu/>
Copyright © 2005 GRANMA INTERNATIONAL/ONLINE EDITION. Cuba.
position of the sham elections
Standing on Truth, Living without Fear: HLLN's position on foreign-sponsored
elections under coup d'etat, dictatorship and occupation | Haitian
Perspectives by Marguerite Laurent, October 31, 2005
responds regarding position taken on sham elections,Windowsonhaiti
There are no free rides
“We’re Not Participating In Selections!” Says
Haitians in Haiti
(May 27, 2005) Ezili
Danto Witness Project
Fanmi Lavalas denounces Marc Bazin and his renegade Fanmi Lavalas
Condemn Sham Elections in Haiti
From the Democratic Base In Haiti speaking for self (since Haiti's
Democratic Party Leaders are in Jail or in Exile)
5-points from the grassroots Lavalas Movement and party-base in
Haiti in order for the majority and forces of peoples in Haiti
to go to elections:
1. Liberation of all political prisoners including Father Gerald
Jean-Juste who the Fanmi Lavalas grassroots-base in Haiti has
chosen as their candidate for the presidency of Haiti.
2. The Latortue government must go.
3. The repression and killings in the popular neighborhoods must
4. Disarmament. Arms must be gone. There cannot be elections with
all these arms on the streets (even those in the hands of the
"no-nationality" Haitian bourgeoisie, their "anti-poor"
thug enforcers and former
5. President Aristide and all those in exile must be allowed to
return to Haiti
Disney and the ABC Network
(in 1990)"...Haitians, through
the ballot box, rebelled against their neocolonial status. They
rebelled against a racist world economy that locked them into
the role of producers instead of consumers. Under Aristide, they
wanted to complete what they began in 1803 – joining the
world community as equals. If
Haiti, as the hemisphere’s poorest nation, was successful
in escaping from their international debt and seizing control
of their own destiny, it could prove to be as devastating to the
global sweatshop economy as Haiti’s first revolution was
to the slave trade.......
"...the new (US-imposed Miami) government
also, as one of its first acts in office, cut Haiti’s minimum
wage by 50%, from about $3.60 for a 12 hour day, down to $1.60.
This is a big perk for Haitian-American Andre Apaid, owner of
numerous Haitian garment manufacturing plants making cheap wares
for American companies such as Disney, owner of the ABC network.
ABC joined the US corporate media in selling this American citizen
as a legitimate leader of Haiti’s “civil resistance”
to the popular Aristide Government. "Our
nasty little racist war in Haiti by Michaeli,
NimN, June 7, 2004 | Source:
(Scroll down to 7 June 2004)
Ayisyen: You Are Not Alone!
"When you make
a choice, you mobilize vast human energies and resources which
otherwise go untapped...........If you limit your choices only
to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself
from what you truly want and all that is left is a compromise."
Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network's Appeal for international
support on the People of Haiti's right to
self-respect, self-determination and self-defense
We Haitian democracy activists
have taken on ourselves a great task. The Haitian people have
been robbed again, not only of the wealth of our country, and
not only of the lives and livelihoods of our countrymen, but of
our sense of self-determination.
The very essence of being Haitian is the connection to those freedom
fighters of the revolution who would not lie down and obey the
men who claimed to be their masters. Today, Haiti is being ruled
by a regime that was selected by foreign powers. The legitimate
officials are in exile, in hiding, or in captivity.
All around, voices are telling us to suffer this indignity, to
give up on our quest for self-governance, that somehow we are
unfit to choose our own leaders or our own style of governance.
We utterly reject this pattern of thought. It is the mental slavery
from which Bob Marley calls us to emancipate ourselves. For the
average Haitian "This Song of Freedom" is truly all
we have ever had. And now they want to take that too.
It is with this sense of insistence and urgency that we set forth
our grievances and define our terms for reconciliation in the
Haitian Lawyers Leadership Haiti Resolution. We ask that all Haitian
democracy activists circulate this resolution, and address the
issues and demands of the resolution to their own governments,
and to the United Nations, which has the responsibility for protecting
the right of self-determination. But most of all, we ask all solidarity
groups who wish to sincerely help Haitians, to not just send their
appeals to the UN, the US-installed government, the coup d'etat
governments or Haiti Democracy Project's Timothy M. Carney. You're
better off telling your next door neighbor about what they are
not seeing on the conventional media about Haiti then simply telling
the UN, US, Candadian officials (et al) what they already know
and wish to hide behind the headlines. Kindly send appeals and
background info to the MEDIA.
Flood the U.S. local, national and international media with your
concerns about the abuse, occupation, genocide and re-enslavement
of the people of Haiti.
Remember letters of appeals to the media is a start, but political
action, economic boycott and systemic and consistent public
censure/exposure are essentially what pro-democracy Haitians are
asking from solidarity groups. Please also do this by supporting
Men Anpil Chay Pa Lou campaigns and boycotts.
The Haitian Lawyers Leadership Haiti Resolution:
1. Demand the return of constitutional rule to Haiti by restoring
elected officials of all parties to their offices throughout the
country until the end of their mandates and another election is
mandated by Haiti's Constitution;
2. Condemn the killings, illegal imprisonment and confiscation
property of supporters of Haiti's constitutional government and
that Haiti's illegitimate "interim government" immediately
persecution and put a stop to persecution by the thugs and murderers
from sectors in their police force, from the paramilitaries, gangs
and former soldiers;
3. Insist on the immediate release of all political prisoners
Haitian jails, including Prime Minister Yvon Neptune, Interior
and other constitutional government officials and folksinger-activist
4. Insist on the disarmament of the thugs, death squad leaders
convicted human rights violators and their prosecution for all
crimes committed during the attack on Haiti's elected government
and support the rebuilding of Haiti's police force, ensuring that
it excludes anyone who helped to overthrow the democratically
elected government or who participated in other human rights violations;
5. Stop the indefinite detention and automatic repatriation of
refugees and immediately grant Temporary Protected Status to all
Haitian refugees presently in the United States until democracy
is restored to Haiti; and
6. Support the calls by the OAS, CARICOM and the African Union
investigation into the circumstances of President Aristide's removal.
Support the enactment of Congresswoman Barbara Lee's T.R.U.T.H
which calls for U.S. Congressional investigation of the forcible
the democratically elected President and government of Haiti.
Ayisyen: You Are Not Alone!
Col. Dave Lapan faces off with the Network
Solidarity Day Pictures & Articles
May 18, 2005
and Articles Witness Project
Wilme, A Hero for the 21st Century
Letter From Jail
April 20, 2005
(Kreyol & English)
photo for larger image
Wilme - on "Wanted poster" of suspects wanted by the
"Dread" Wilme speaks:
Radio Lakou New York, April 4, 2005 interview with Emmanuel "Dread"
Crucifiction of Emmanuel
Demand a Stop
to the Killings
in Cite Soleil
Sample letters &
Denounce Canada's role in Haiti:
Canadian officials Contact Infomation
Urge the Caribbean
Community to stand firm in not recognizing the illegal Latortue
Show at the
July 27, 2004 Haiti Forum Press Conference during the DNC
in Boston honoring those who stand firm for Haiti and democracy;
those who tell the truth about Haiti; Presenting the Haiti
Resolution, and; remembering Haiti's revolutionary legacy
in 2004 and all those who have lost life or liberty fighting
against the Feb. 29, 2004 Coup d'etat and its consequences