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Conspiracy or Not?

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Coincidence or Intentional?
Is there an International plan to depopulate and exterminate a large portion of Haiti's population?


The Ottawa Initiative on Haiti

US Aid Go Home!
by John canham-Clyne & Worth Cooley-Prost, In These Times, Jan. 8, 1996

IRI's former head man, Stanley Lucas, inspired by Rwanda

Le Rwanda et Haiti 12 ans Apres by Stanley Lucas, Nov. 2, 2006

Update 2014- "The Rwanda model is a model we're following closely," said President Martelly


Edwidge Lalanne says 5% of the population (450,000) of Site Soley should be physically eliminated (in French)

Johanna Mendelson, UN/USAID/USIP consultant says Haiti is a menace to its neighbors, , Oct. 25, 2006 Alterpress
(in French)


HLLN's comments on the Edwidge Lalanne Declaration to exterminate 5% of Site Soley

Legacy of Impunity

Judge Orders Top Haitian police, Arrested

Top Haitian police Resigns

Apaid is not a Haitian citizen. All Haitians are not thugs by Ezili Danto, Feb. 14, 2004
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Update May 2011- UN Responsibility for importing Cholera to Haiti
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Expose the lies
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A Conspiracy or Not?
by Ezili Dantò
May 13, 2004

When will the sun come up for Black?

Sometime ago, I wrote on the Corbett List that the major medias were only interested in State Department propaganda about President Aristide and the lives and rights of opposition demonstrators because they were not reporting the deaths of Lavalas supporters. In fact, in January, AP and Reuters where reporting pro-opposition
deaths at demonstrations (remember
Apaid's rush to hospitals to claim bodies for U.S. news and camera consumption?) that where really pro-Lavalas deaths.

I also wrote about the financing by the Republicans of phony civil society fronts in Haiti solely to destabilize the elected government. I wrote about IRI, NED, European Union, USAID and US Embassy creating, managing and funding the opposition as well as pushing at the cracks and existing social divisions in Haiti for their own purposes. I wrote how the major news media, World Bank, IMF, IRI, NED, European Union, all were pushing policies and agendas to topple Haitian self-rule and development.

Someone from the Corbett List said I was exaggerating, spreading "conspiracy theories" to be exact.

My question today is how is it possible that, to date, not ONE major news media, including the wire services, have reported that on May 10, 2004, four children ages 5, 7, 12, 14 where hooded and manacled, in the dead of night, by U.S. soldiers during the arrest of Annette Auguste ("So Ann)? That So Ann, this 69 year old, well-known Lavalas supporter was arrested, violently and as if the U.S. was at war with Haiti. How come not one major news agency covered this arrest, as they did, let's say, the Jodel Chamblain charade? Why did Chamblain, a convicted criminal, get to be walked into prison, but So Ann, who has never been convicted of anything, never shot any Haitian in broad daylight, gets the "show of force" treatment from the U.S. military? No legal warrant, no walk to jail for Lavalas supporters suspected of crimes? Why?

How is it possible to date, not one major news media has reported on this brutal midnight raid and arrest? This hooding and manacling of Black children?

How is that possible in this world?

What does journalism mean these days? Are all the major news outlets so "embedded" with the U.S. military and Bush State Department that only their press releases are fed to U.S. citizens as "news?"

Thousands of Lavalas supporters are dead since the February 29, 2004 Coup D'etat. No major news is reporting it.

Yet, when the small opposition - who couldn't win an election even today in Haiti, unless the masses where brought to the poles at gunpoint - when the big-business-in-Haiti people were demonstrating against the Aristide/Neptune government, that was always NEWS.

For the record, I write this because I can see already how the Powers-That-Be will someday foist it as the "Other's" atrocity. This hood thing, I mean, is beyond perverse. Where did the CIA or whoever in the U.S. military get this now all too visible habit?

For "the other," that is, for me and mines, I want on record today that Haitians DID NOT start this hooded perversity of torture. I say this because as a student of history, I know how white people love their spotless self-image, and to project all negative and dark things on Black people and Peoples of Color.

For instance, just as it was whites in the U.S. who started scalping Native Americans, (for cashing in bounties on their heads) and then they passed it off as something the Native Americans do because of "their innate barbarity!"

The way I see it, the examples are too numerous to go into further. But knowing how white barbarity is generally projected upon us Black and non-white peoples of the world, I want to say now and very particularly, let history quickly record, before it can be passed off as, either a Black or Iraqi practice, that it is white "Regime Change" Americans, using white and perhaps even Black U.S. soldiers like the one's who brutalized So Ann's house in Haiti and the ones caught-on-tape torturing Iraqi prisoners, it is their system/structure/military authorities, that/who initiated this hooding of prisoners for torture and interrogation purposes. I don't want to read tomorrow, when the major news media wakes up, for whatever their embedded purposes might then be, that HAITIANS STARTED this "hooding and manacling" horror. The "Haitians-started-the-aids/HIV-illness" is enough bull to shovel, thank you very much. We've got enough on our hands. Own your perversities yourself.

This, unspeakable, murderous way to treat defenseless people, (including babychildren in Haiti) ALREADY in their custody, did not start with Blacks in authority in Haiti. Get that straight. None of this hood thing was anywhere in Haiti before Feb. 29, 2004. It wasn't until the U.S. military and their imperialist U.S. armed proxies let loose from the Dominican Republic, got to Haiti that these thousands of people with black plastic bags, bullet ridden bodies and hands tied behind their backs (with plastic handcuffs made-in-the-USA) started showing up at the Port-au-Prince morgue. We don't own those sort of resources neither, thank you very much. It's been imported. Yeah, like USAID rice. Then, we have the May 10th embarrassment, evidencing U.S. military soldiers using their own equipment themselves, not through Chamblain, Tatoune or Philippe and the likes, but themselves.

No Haitian indigenous militia* has ever been so perverse. Let that be recorded in history.

Some of you, of course, are thinking "but the Republican party is integrated, no?" Why don't you also address yourself to oily Condi Rice, ever-gentlemanly Colin Powell, and our Kofi Annan, Latortue, Apaid? They've sanctioned "regime change" in Haiti. They all are now looking away from the genocide against the mass voters too. "For the better of Haiti" - that is. "Why don't you ask why Powell hasn't come out and condemn this treatment by the U.S. military, this stuff is certainly not in the mission statement we feed to the U.S. public?"

Because, as I've written ad nauseum, Category Zero, such as Powell, Rice, Latortue, Apaid, et al, are all disposable. They live and breathe for their connection with "white" culture, white power, white approval, white job, white society - that's their jobs. Their integration into the structures that oppresses me and mines is done to assuage any anxieties about that structures' exclusions and exploitations of Black peoples. They are buffers like free Blacks and Affranchis were in the days of slavery. Just because there were a few establishment Blacks during slavery time, don't mean chattel slavery was less a holocaust visited upon humanity by the Western European tribes.

Category Zero serve them, not the masses. Colin Powell, Annan, Apaid are house butlers who ease the masters' anxieties about their own racism and inhumanity. Powell, Rice, Annan, Apaid, Latortue, are define by their "white job," "white life," - they are loved like pets are. They are there to convince the swing vote it's ok to be against social evolution and progressive development. See, these Blacks (to be Black to them means progressive in this context) work against their Black communities interests. So, it's ok for the regular white citizen to do so too.

Category Zeros are dangerous because they will sell you out in a quick New York minute and tell you it was a balancing between principle and interests. And principles have no real weight to them.

Gotta stop. For, to even think of their colonized illness is to come up sick yourself. The Black neocons/mercenaries responsible for this genocide in Haiti are also so, so pitiful. Their delusion, pretentiousness is only surpassed by white domination's propagated self-construct. Powell, Rice, Annan, Apaid and the rest of the Black economic elites of this world accepted to live on their knees a long time ago. They know they are the disposable pets of the Powers-that-be. Latortue, in France right now, is running around, just as Powell on Capital Hill, serving at their whim. Let them once disagree with their bosses and you'll see how quickly they last.

I am more and more convinced, the longer I live that the white power structure is INSANE. When you isolate them and meet these power-and-job-based people, they seem normal. They act as human beings to each other. But they don't relate as human beings to you and people who look like you! How is that possible? I have much conversation with them. They don't see what you see. Really, they don't. It's invisible to them. It's got to be a neurological problem.

What explains it? Perhaps it was living for generations upon generations with a population they enslaved and saw everyday, but never saw our humanity as like theirs? Thus, the realities, the horrors (of 3,000 Haitians being killed in two months since the February 29, 2004 Coup D'etat, for instance) that is so visible to us is invisible to them? If they don't look at it, it's not happening. Is that it? For those suffering, and we Haitians know suffering, believe that! it is still so hurtful to see that they don't see you as a human being. Putting bags over our babies heads? Call me vulnerable, but no matter how many years you live with it, it still is incomprehensibly stark to exist in this world with them like this.

Manifest Destiny means white privilege and rule comes with this perfect delusion, which they reconfirm daily on T. V., and, with reporting only the news that fits their image of what they are. They've got this collective soul, this transmigrated energy, that see itself as the pure, white light - the CIVILIZING force moving through the world. Yet, they can manacle Black babies in Haiti and hood them while the children are in their sleeping clothes and see not the inhumanity in that. In themselves. In their orders to do this. In the silent genocide they've brought to Haiti in the two months of their command there.

Tomorrow, I'll read another major newsprint about how "stable' Haiti is now, post Aristide/Neptune. How just awful it is "these people" weren't ready for democracy and "we" have to help and help them, guide them, civilize them!

The horror of it all is just too difficult for sane human beings to absorb!

Thing is, they will someday soon get out of Iraq because of what the experience is doing to them, their spotless self-image. That perfect delusion. Never for what its done to the Iraqi people.

Witness, they need demons now to assure themselves of their purity. An election is coming up, supposedly, in November, 2004. What next Cuba? And, getting rid of that Cuban tyrant who creates doctors to serve the under-served instead of torturers in this world? Have money, weapons, will pillage, hood and manacle. Rock on. Let's wipe out that Castro demon! It's the American thing to do.

Ezili Dantò
Larouze fè banda toutan soley pa leve
May 13, 2004

See article on the Mother's Day midnight "show of force" in Haiti by U.S. soldiers reported to be terrorizing our poor neighborhoods in Haiti, while letting the rich, armed and ever sadistic Ninjas, the Guy Philippe and his bands, run free.

http://www.sfbayview.com/051204/soanne051204.shtml

Conspiracy or Not? *The right wing death squads in Haiti are foreign trained. The machetes and weapons they use are imported from overseas. Even their names, like the "San Manman" death squad that appeared in Haiti around 2000 come straight out of conflict zones in Africa, like in Sierra Leone, where foreign intelligence officers work their horrifyingly stomach-churning trade of stirring up ethnic and class divisions that will create mass murderers out of the indigenous peoples and allow for their better exploitation. There was a "San Manman" team in Sierra Leone. A "Kosovo" death squad in Kosovo. How come these name also crop up, verbatim, in Haiti?

Moreover, did the Chinese merchants feel any remorse at the use of the Chinese machetes they sold to the Hutus that were used to kill almost one million Tutsis in less than one year? Who benefits from keeping Africa and Haiti in perpetual political instability, chaos and coup d'etats?
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Update May 2011- UN Responsibility for importing Cholera to Haiti

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Expose the lies
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Coincidence or Intentional? - Is there an International plan to depopulate and exterminate a large portion of Haiti's population?
by Ezili Dantò, November (4), 2006



Recently,
IRI's former head man, Stanley Lucas, says he's inspired by Rwanda (See, Le Rwanda et Haiti 12 ans Apres by Stanley Lucas, Nov. 2, 2006.)

In 1994, Rwanda saw one million murdered and a 5 million depopulation - refugees forced to relocate to other countries.

The Ottawa Initiative on Haiti in 2003 demanded regime change in Haiti before January 1, 2004. At this high level meeting of Western diplomats, including the OAS and European Union, Canada's Denis Paradis, reportedly stated that Haiti's internal problems is a "threat" to North American countries because Haiti might have, by some estimates, a population of 20 million by 2019. "It is a time bomb," Paradis said, "which must be defused immediately."
(See, Haiti Progres' Canadian Officials Initiate Planning for Military Ouster of Aristide | http://www.haiti-progres.com/2003/sm030305/eng03-05.html

Haiti Democracy Project's Edwidge Lalanne contends that
5% of the population (450,000) of Site Soley should be physically eliminated (in French) . (Click on link to see The Haiti Democracy Project connection with Edwidge Lalanne; See also, Haitian women as guinea pigs for Norplant contraceptive implant - US Aid Go Home! by John canham-Clyne & Worth Cooley-Prost, In These Times, Jan. 8, 1996)

According to UN consultant, Johanna Mendelson, Haiti is a menace to its neighbors. (Alterpress, Oct. 25, 2006; See also, Johanna Mendelson at USIP/Haiti Democracy Project's workshop with Jacques Bernard, the discredited CEP Executive director. )

Listen to Mendelson with Jacques Bernard, the discredited CEP Director, who was flown out off Haiti in a "special flight," arranged by the US Embassy, to appear at a USIP/Haiti Democracy Project workshop after Bernard's hatchet job in the Feb. 7, 2005 Presidential elections. (Listen to this C-Span’s Haiti coverage; to HDP and Washington’s first use of Jacques Bernard the way they used zealots, Leon Manus and Pierre Paquiot, to undermine Haiti’s elected government: www.usip.org/events/2006/0222_haiti.html )

In May of 2004, in "Conspiracy or Not?," I wrote "The right wing death squads in Haiti are foreign trained. The machetes and weapons they use are imported from overseas. Even their names, like the "San Manman" death squad that appeared in Haiti around 2000 come straight out of conflict zones in Africa, like in Sierra Leone, where foreign intelligence officers work their horrifyingly stomach-churning trade of stirring up ethnic and class divisions that will create mass murderers out of the indigenous peoples and allow for their better exploitation. There was a "San Manman" team in Sierra Leone. A "Kosovo" death squad in Kosovo. How come these name also crop up, verbatim, in Haiti?" Years later, one still wonders, coincidence or not?

Haitian peasants and urban dwellers have NO ACCESS to Kosovo or Sierra Leone. Why have there been right wing Haitian death squads cropping up with names found during the conflicts in Sierra Leone and Kosovo? Could it be because the same Western intelligence provocateurs stirring up warfare in Africa to prolong or start civil wars (like they did in Angola, for instance, for so long) were sent to ply their trade in Haiti? We've pointed this out before. (Haitian People Forced to Pay Ten Years Back Pay to the Brutal Military by Marguerite Laurent and HLLN Honors Yvon Neptune, July 29, 2006 | http://www.margueritelaurent.com/pressclips/honorNeptune.html#honor)

The Neocolonialists, in the regions of Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Congo, Angola, or even in Kosovo, have set one side against the other, like the ragtag Hutu armies employed to kill Tutsis with machetes in Rwanda in 1994.

In point of fact, "Recent findings indicate that the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is employing suspected war criminals from the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) in Haiti. . The KLA is best known as a terrorist organization with ties to the CIA, US State Department, and narco-trafficking...'USAID is paying three consultants to help consult for the integration of the former brutal military into the current Haitian police force. And who are those three consultants? Those three consultants are members of the Kosovo Liberation Army' ..." (See, Kosovo Liberation Army Helps establish "protectorate" in Haiti by anthony fenton, November 22, 2004 | http://www.margueritelaurent.com/pressclips/kosovo.html ; HLLN Honors Yvon Neptune, July 29, 2006 ; US Aid Go Home!, Jan. 8, 1996)

Ambassador James Foley, who helped orchestrate the coup-napping of President Aristide on Feb. 29, 2006 was, at the time of the Kosovo war, in charge of State Department briefings, working closely with his NATO counterpart in Brussels, Jamie Shea. Barely two months before the onslaught of the NATO led war on 24 March 1999, James Foley had called for the “transformation” of the KLA into a respectable political organization” ( globalresearch.ca/articles/CHO402D.html )

"In his February 29, 2004 article, entitled “US Sponsored Coup d’Etat – The Destabilization of Haiti,” recalling Ambassador Foley’s involvement in support of the brutal Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) in 1999, Michel Chossudovsky explains how U.S. Ambassador Foley had been sent to Port au Prince in advance of the CIA sponsored operation to oust President Aristide for a second time. He outlines the use and patterns of drug monies to finance the CIA operations in Haiti and the disbanded Haitian military just as the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) was financed by drug money and supported by the CIA. (See, www.globalresearch.ca/articles/CHO402D.html )

Chossudovsky writes “The armed insurrection which contributed to unseating President Aristide on February 29th 2004 was the result of a carefully staged military-intelligence operation.” A U.S. military-intelligence operation that is.

"U.S. AMBASSADOR FOLEY’S ROLE IN HAITI
Chossudovsky outlines U.S. Ambassador Foley’s unique qualifications to reintegrate the Haitian ex-soldiers into the local police force, to launder and re-image the brutal image of the Haitian military and paramilitary. This Foley plan today has culminated in perhaps more than a 29 million reward payment to these U.S. assets. The implementation of this plan is precisely the reason the Bush/Noreiga government posted Foley to Haiti as U.S. Ambassador." (Why are the Impoverished and Disenfranchised Haitian People Being Forced to Pay Ten Years Back-Pay to the Brutal Military they Disbanded Ten Years Ago?)

According to Chossudovsky, the KLA in Kosovo was “The KLA had been involved in similar targeted political assassinations and killings of civilians, in the months leading up to the 1999 NATO invasion as well as in its aftermath. Following the NATO led invasion and occupation of Kosovo, the KLA was transformed into the Kosovo Protection Force (KPF) under UN auspices. Rather than being disarmed to prevent the massacres of civilians, a terrorist organization with links to organized crime and the Balkans drug trade, was granted a legitimate political status. (See, www.globalresearch.ca/articles/CHO402D.html, Haitian People Forced to Pay Ten Years Back Pay to the Brutal Military by Marguerite Laurent.) Similarly, under the imposed Latortue regime and Foley's sojourn in Haiti, narco-traffickers like Guy Philippe, human rights abusers like Fraph's Louis Jodel Chamblain were allowed to roam free and heavily armed in Haiti. In fact, Guy Phillip and his Haitian army were rewarded ten years back pay for services rendered to the U.S./Euros and their commercial interests.
. The remobilizing the new Haitian police with Haiti's former military and bloody paramilitaries is perhaps precisely what Foley was sent by the US to do in Haiti as he did with the KLA in Kosovo. ( Haitian People Forced to Pay Ten Years Back Pay to the Brutal Military ; see also, Kosovo Liberation Army Helps establish "protectorate" in Haiti by anthony fenton, November 22, 2004 | http://www.margueritelaurent.com/pressclips/kosovo.html )

In an August 23, 2004 letter to Ambassador Foley while he was in prison, former Prime Minister Yvon Neptune outlined "U.S. Ambassador Foley's culpability and collaboration
with the former Haitian army and FRAPH death squads. In the letter Prime Minister Yvon Neptune, points, in particular, to "The public request you (U.S. Ambassador Foley) made to the so-called "rebels" to postpone their attack on the capital, followed shortly after by President Aristide's departure into exile, on a plane ordered by the American government.

"If the US Ambassador wasn't directly involved with the so-called "rebels" or the lie of "resignation," why would U.S. Ambassador Foley be free to make a PUBLIC request to the so-called rebels to postponed their attack on the capital, followed shortly after by President Aristide's departure into exile, on a plane ordered by the American government?

Who was Angola's Jonas Savimbi selling those blood diamonds to? Is the multinational diamond cartel De Beers African? Don't think so.

Who did Foday Sankoh of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), smuggle tens of millions of dollars' worth of stones a year to from Sierra Leone through neighboring countries? The RUF forces, many of them forcibly conscripted small boys, maintained control of their operation by spreading terror among the local, civilian population. In a horrifically systematic manner, (just like Lame Timanchet at Gran Ravine in 2005 and 2006,) Sankoh's soldiers ordered men, women, and children to line up with both arms outstretched, then hacked off the victims' hands or legs and hauled them away in sacks. As a way of deliberately panicking civilians it was more effective than mere slaughter. So is Lame timanchet hacking of their victims more horrifying than if they simply used bullets to do their slaughter. Didn't the coup d'etat folks, unsuccessfully try to pass off some Chris Hondros pictures of the child soldiers of Liberia as if they were Haitian child soldiers? ( www.chrishondrosphotography.com ; http://haitiforever.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4541 )

Didn't these same coup d'etat folks say these Liberian child soldiers, whose photos were taken from the Civil War in Liberia were Haitian boys led supposedly by Site Soley "gang leaders" who have announced that they will vote for René Préval. Wasn't that a way to undermine Preval's legitimacy, demonize Renè Preval and marginalized the local Haitian population that would vote for him? Was that effort "unintentional?" A coincidence? Having nothing to do with the inciting of political instability that keeps Haitians contained-in-poverty?

Who protected the RUF forces and the Lame Timanchet forces in Haiti? Western powers. In Sierra Leone, they had the Cannibal gangs and, in Haiti, Amiot Metayer, was head of the Cannibal Army, a street gang that switched from allegedly being "Aristide's foot soldiers" to join the right wing coup d'etat sides and becoming the on-the-ground-"Haitian"-rebels Guy Phillip joined in Gonaive to help ouster President Aristide. Just as Danny Toussaint, also called an "Aristide foot soldier" also coincidently switched sides, right in the nick of time, for the Feb. 29th coup d'etat. In early Feb. 2004 with Amiot Metayer gone (murdered), the Cannibal Army was renamed the "Gonaives Resistance Front." The Sierra Leone ragtag army was called a "Front" also - the "Revolutionary United Front." What about IRI's Stanley Lucas advocating Rwanda, which, had a killing spree of one million and a depopulation of 5 million, in less than a year, as a model for Haiti to follow? (See Rwanda and Stanley Lucas and Le Rwanda et Haiti 12 ans apres, See HLLN's "Site Soley Wants Peace" republished at http://lecolonelchabert.blogspot.com/2006/09/hizbolosevic-in-haiti.html; See also, Haitian women as guinea pigs for Norplant contraceptive implant - US Aid Go Home!)

Haiti Democracy Project sycophant, Edwidge Lalanne, boldly demanded in December 2006 for the outright physical elimination of 5% of the population (about 450,000) of Site Soley? Meanwhile Lucas, Boulos, Apaid and Baker, like Noreiga, have never cease using their press and Washington leverage to demand the UN "secure Haiti" by raising the popular neighborhood resisters to the ground. (See, “Edwige Lalanne plaide pour l'élimination physique 5% des Site Soley. ) Latortue is on record as publicly saying, right at the start of the coup d'etat, that it would take at least the slaughter of $25,000 Haitians to sufficiently attain peace - that is, as Haitians interpret Latortue's statement, to sufficiently terrorize the disadvantaged youths in the population and bring about the peace of the cemetery.

How about the fact that the killing spree, kidnappings and insecurity is always highest right before the renewal of the UN mandate. Is all of this coincidence? Unintentional? Isolated Incidents? Perhaps. But not likely. Conspiracy theorizing? Or, that all these coup d'etat folks attended the very similar Haiti Democracy Project/IRI/USAID or foreign-NGO-sponsored-IFM-sort of "democracy enhancement" workshops? Just a few "isolated" thought.

Who benefits from prolonging the political instability in Haiti? Isn't the foreign governments who are financing terrorists to destabilize Haiti? The CIA created the death squad FRAPH that terrorize the Haitian population during the first coup d'etat against Aristide. Louis Jodel Chanblain was second in command of FRAPH. Guy Phillipe, is from the Haitian military, known as the right hand of the US forces that left it after the first occupation of Haiti and Phillipe was specially trained, in Ecuador, by the US Special Forces. Louis Jodel Chamblain and Guy Phillipe were Haitian outlaws who found protection and asylum in the Dominican Republic, from which they launched their bloody attack to oust President Aristide in the second coup d'etat (Feb. 2004).

Latortute defined these terrorists, who militarily carried out the rabid rage of the Haiti elites in 2004, as "freedom fighters." Recall the pressures put on Preval after he made the announcement on the occasion of Kofi Annan's visit to Haiti to solve the "insecurity" problem through dialogue with "the outlaws." Recall how the economic elite had a fit and demanded Preval use force against "the outlaws." Subsequently, Preval President explained, "in response to a wave of criticism," that he is advocating "dialogue to disarm, join DDR or die." Not the use of dialogue without force to back it up. Thus the elites had their "disarm or die" and the bourgeois-macoute-group-184 leaders, such Charles Henri Baker, were temporarily appeased. (See, AHP, August 9, 2006 article " A strong message from President Préval to the bandits who sow trouble in the Haitian capital: either hand in your weapons or you will die ").

But Preval worked with the Site Soley "outlaws" and the police where then able to enter Site Soley to shake hands with the local population. The elites are not too happy with this and, as of this writing, are spreading the smoldering embers, the tizon dife, claiming that Operation Bagdad 2 has been launched, allegedly by the supporters of Lavalas - that mean Haiti's youths living in the ghettos, because the State authorities continue to refuse to reintegrate the workers who had municipal jobs and were arbitrarily fired under the coup d'etat government. (See Nouvelliste article, dated Nov. 3, 2006, "Nouvelle offensive des bandits ")

These attempts to define Haiti 's problems as a problem of corruption, youth gang violence in the ghettos and not a problem of political instability caused by the bi-centennial coup d'etat, go on and on.

All, in an effort, by the rabid Haitian elites, to use force to get rid of their political opposition - that is, literally, the Haiti's majority.

Perhaps that's why depopulation by 5 million and the slaughter of one million in Rwanda in 1994, isn't horrifying as IMF "reforms" are now well underway there and "inspires" Lucas. (See, IRI's former head man, Stanley Lucas, inspired by Rwanda
). These coup d'etat people define "outlaws" (bandits) as anyone living in the popular sectors and demanding the return of President Aristide and who support grassroots Lavalas, while terrorist (i.e. Guy Philippe, Chanblain) who burned down police stations, killed police, unarmed civilians and gutted the ministry of the interior, and Lame Timanchet -the kidnapping rings in the wealthy sections of Haiti - roam free with little worry of arrest.

In fact, Haiti's chief of police, Michael Lucius, has been implicated in kidnappings for months now, but still occupies his 'law and order' position. (Judge orders top Haitian Police Arrested, Reuters, Nov. 3, 2006)

Who benefits from keeping Africa and Haiti in perpetual political instability, chaos and coup d'etats? Not the Haitian, perpetually contained-in-poverty. Not the regular Africans. But the world's richest and most powerful.

Ezili Dantò
November (4,) 2006


VIDEO: Paul Farmer, the Presidents of Haiti and Rwanda, and Donna Karan on CNN

What connects Haiti President Michel Martelly, Rwanda President Paul Kagame, PIH co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer and fashion designer Donna Karan? The four were interviewed on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight on September 21 in a segment focusing on rebuilding Haiti following the massive January 2010 earthquake.

President Kagame outlined some lessons his country learned as it worked to rebuild following the 1994 genocide. "The most important thing is to have national ownership and make sure there is coordination of the kinds of very well-intended efforts to try and help," said President Kagame. "If not coordinated, you may have a lot of help coming in or promised, but not result into any tangible results."

And Haiti is listening. "The Rwanda model is a model we're following closely," said President Martelly.

Dr. Paul Farmer, who also serves as UN Deputy Special Envoy to Haiti, added that the efforts of NGOs can only go so far -- strengthening public systems is vital. "You can't rebuild municipal water systems with NGOs, as well intentioned as they might be," said Dr. Farmer. "[PIH] is very well intentioned in Haiti and in Rwanda, but we can't replace the government."

Donna Karan added that her foundation Urban Zen's "Hope, Help and Rebuild Haiti" project is one example how NGO's can help inspire and empower local efforts.

As PIH has extensive experience working with both governments in Haiti and Rwanda, Dr. Farmer supports a "south-south" collaboration. Even before the earthquake, the two countries had begun to lay the foundation for a partnership based on robust responses to common challenges, including poverty. During the CNN segment, Dr. Farmer mentioned the Haiti-Rwanda Commission, which was formed in response to the earthquake to expand the partnerships already existing between the two countries and harness the lessons from the Rwandan experience in Haiti’s rebuilding process. Stay tuned for more information about this collaboration.

Source: pih blog

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Update May 2011- UN Responsibility for importing Cholera to Haiti
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Expose the lies
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See also: Legacy of Impunity,
Une bourgeoisie déracinée!, and La Bourgeoisie Haitienne: Une Bourgeoisie Mediocre
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The Seven Mercenaries -

The Families: Lekòl Lage

US Aid Go Home!
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Rwanda and Stanley Lucas
( Stanley Lucas is inspired by Rwanda and recommends Haiti take note)

I’m gonna borrow Michel Sanon’s recent Neg Lakay description of Stanley Lucas to comment on Lucas’ latest annoyance entitled “Le Rwanda et Haïti 12 ans après.” (Thanks Michel.)

The smoldering embers of the dying elites in Haiti, as represented by Stanley Lucas, are still blowing wind trying to spread fires to destabilize the current Preval government. (See why Stanley Lucas is called “Tizon Dife” by Michel Sanon at http://www.margueritelaurent.com/campaigns/campaignone
/human_rights_reports/crisis.html#tizondife
.)

In “Le Rwanda et Haiti 12 ans après,” Stanley Lucas explains why Rwanda, known for, in less than one year, getting rid of almost one million of its own people is his inspiration and the model for "progress" that Haiti should emulate!

In “Le Rwanda et Haïti 12 ans après“ as if Stanley Lucas and his anti-democratic pals in Haiti, who had set up a parallel government and other such perversities to undermine Haiti’s fledging democracy, where just simple observers, innocent bystanders and not the “tizon dife” – the burning embers, who went around setting and spreading fire, chaos, violence, murder and mayhem in Haiti during this period, Lucas writes:

“…Les élections de 2003 ont débouché sur une crise politique et économique très prononcée et cette période est marque par une crise en spirale qui a vu l’affaiblissement des institutions étatiques favorisant ainsi la violence des organisations populaires, le trafic de la drogue et la corruption à tous les niveaux. De plus, la violence et la crise sociaux politique a entraîné la fuite accélère des cadres du pays et un le départ du président en Février 2004.”


In “Le Rwanda et Haïti 12 ans après“ Lucas tells us that Rwanda and Haiti are two countries that have many similarities. They have an almost identical area, 26,338 km2 and 27,750 km2. The population of the Rwanda is 8,387,000 and Haiti has a population of 8,528,000. The income by inhabitant (per capita) for the two republics is estimated at $250. The illiteracy rates in Rwanda are the same as in Haiti. But then, he says that’s where the resemblances stop because in essence Rwanda is in inspiration to Stanley Lucas and Haiti is not. Why? Well because, now folks, here’s one of the MAJOR and pivotal differences:

In 1994, Rwanda suffered the genocide of the century that caused the death to nearly 1 MILLION of its citizens and the movement close to 5 MILLION refugee towards the countries neighbors, in Europe, to the USA … elatrye.

After laying out these facts, Lucas explains how he simply admires and is inspired by Rwanda.

Presumably Haiti has had two coup d’etat but nowhere near the death toll of Rwanda, perhaps that’s why Lucas doesn’t admire Haiti. For to Lucas: “L’expérience du Rwanda est, à notre avis, une bonne source d’inspiration….” So folks, if in 2004, Haiti peoples had let what happened in Rwanda in 1994 to take place, that is, as Lucas, states: “En 1994, le Rwanda a connu le Génocide du siècle qui a causé la mort à près d’un million de personnes, et le déplacement de près de 5 millions de réfugiés vers les pays voisins, en Europe, aux USA …”

Then, Haiti would today also be an inspiration to Mr. Lucas and his IMF and Neocon pals, like Rwanda is! And definitely be in line to get FMI debt relief!!!!

For Lucas writes that after the ethnic cleansing genocide in Rwanda of the opposition:

Suite aux résultats concrets des reformes et des décisions prises dans le cadre de la bonne gouvernance du Rwanda, le Fonds Monétaire International (FMI) et la Banque Mondiale ont récemment décidé de supprimer près de 14 milliard de dollar de dette extérieure du Rwanda.”

L’expérience du Rwanda est, à notre avis, une bonne source d’inspiration. Par exemple, le climat de sécurité qui règne dans le pays permet la relance des activités touristiques. Pour la première moitie de l’année 2006, déjà près de 20,000 touristes ont visite le Rwanda permettant à ce pays de rentrer des devises considérables allant jusqu’a 13 millions de dollars. Un cadre favorable à l’investissement est mis en place 12 ans après et permet de maintenir constants les grands paramètres d’équilibre macroéconomique.

Témoin de la renaissance du Rwanda, il me semble que le choix politique Haïtien doit s’inspirer de l’exemple de ce pays qui sort de l’abîme et qui prouve dans l’espace de 12 ans que la volonté politique est une condition sine qua none pour refondre l’état.

Ce dont Haïti a besoin d’aujourd’hui, c’est d’un leadership responsable avec une vision claire pour opérer les réformes nécessaires. Peut être le model Rwanda peut inspirer plus d’un
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Outrageous!

But, at least in this latest tract for his Washington masters' obsorbtion, Lucas pa voye roch kache men – he fully acknowledges that the Latortue government had no façade of legitimacy. There’s no mention of, what was it again, “Council of the elders" or "wise men" choosing Latortue.

Lucas clearly writes that the Latortue “transition government“ was set up by the international community until the elections of 2005. ”Un gouvernement de transition a été mis sur pied par la communauté internationale jusqu’aux élections de 2005.”

Ezili Dantò
Nov. 3, 2006

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To: Haitianpolitics@yahoogroups.com
From: "Stanley Lucas" <maloukwi@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2006 13:47:25 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [haitian-advocacy] Le Rwanda et Haïti 12 ans après

Le Rwanda et Haïti 12 ans après


Le Rwanda et Haïti sont deux pays qui se ressemblent en beaucoup de points. Ils ont une superficie quasi identique, 26,338 km2 et 27,750 km2. La population du Rwanda est de 8,387,000 et celle d’Haïti de 8,528,000. Le revenu par habitant (per capita) pour les deux républiques est estimé a $250. Le taux d’analphabétisme est aussi élevé au Rwanda qu’en Haïti. Les ressemblances semblent cependant s’arrêter là.


En 1994, le Rwanda a connu le Génocide du siècle qui a causé la mort à près d’un million de personnes, et le déplacement de près de 5 millions de réfugiés vers les pays voisins, en Europe, aux USA …

Durant cette même année après 3 ans d’un coup d’état, l’ordre constitutionnel a été rétabli en Haïti; le Président après des années en exil, est retourné au pouvoir sur injonction de la communauté internationale.

Cet article compare l’évolution politique et socio-économique des deux états 12 ans après et met côte à côte le bilan des régimes de Kigali et de Port-au-Prince.

Du point de vue organisationnel, depuis Mai 2000 le gouvernement du Rwanda a adopté une politique de décentralisation comme mode de gouvernance. Depuis les cinq dernières années, des reformes ont été initiées en cascade : Privatisation des entreprises de l’état, réforme judiciaire, réforme de la fonction publique, le programme de la démobilisation et de la restructuration de l’armée, la réforme des structures administratives et la réforme agraire qui est en cours jusqu’aujourd’ hui. Malgré la menace persistante observée dans la région des Grands Lacs, le Rwanda 12 ans plus tard est l’un des pays le plus sécurisés du continent africain.

En 2003, malgré un appui très limité de la communauté internationale, les élections législatives et présidentielles organisées au Rwanda ont permis la mise en place d’institutions démocratiques. A partir de ces élections, le parlement s’est ouvert aux égalités de sexe en accueillant près de 48% de femmes.

De plus, le Rwanda durant ces douze années écoulées a aussi opéré une percée au niveau diplomatique. Actuellement le Rwanda assure la Vice Présidence de l’ Union Africaine, la Présidence de la COMESA, et le Président de la Banque Africaine de Développement est un Rwandais. Récemment, le Rwanda a envoyé près de 1,000 soldats au Darfour. Les relations diplomatiques avec le Burundi et les autres partenaires de la région s’améliorent.

Au niveau de la gouvernance, il est important de noter que toute les reformes initiées au Rwanda ont été opérées dans un contexte difficile et sensible. Grâce à la volonté politique qui rentre dans le cadre d’une vision claire et orientée vers la vraie réconciliation du peuple Rwandais et son développement à long terme, le pays est arrivé à exécuter avec succès son programme de décentralisation et à convaincre les grands partenaires internationaux. Suite aux résultats concrets des reformes et des décisions prises dans le cadre de la bonne gouvernance du Rwanda, le Fonds Monétaire International (FMI) et la Banque Mondiale ont récemment décidé de supprimer près de 14 milliard de dollar de dette extérieure du Rwanda.

Parallèlement en Haïti nous avons assiste a une alternance politique en 2001. Toutefois par faute d’une vision, les institutions démocratiques n’ont pas été renforces. Les élections de 2003 ont débouché sur une crise politique et économique très prononcée et cette période est marque par une crise en spirale qui a vu l’affaiblissement des institutions étatiques favorisant ainsi la violence des organisations populaires, le trafic de la drogue et la corruption à tous les niveaux. De plus, la violence et la crise sociaux politique a entraîné la fuite accélère des cadres du pays et un le départ du président en Février 2004.

Un gouvernement de transition a été mis sur pied par la communauté internationale jusqu’aux élections de 2005. Suite aux récentes élections dont les résultats ont fait moins de polémique dans la classe politique Haïtienne, il s’avère urgent de prendre les mesures nécessaires pour créer un contexte favorable à un développement durable.

L’expérience du Rwanda est, à notre avis, une bonne source d’inspiration. Par exemple, le climat de sécurité qui règne dans le pays permet la relance des activités touristiques. Pour la première moitie de l’année 2006, déjà près de 20,000 touristes ont visite le Rwanda permettant à ce pays de rentrer des devises considérables allant jusqu’a 13 millions de dollars. Un cadre favorable à l’investissement est mis en place 12 ans après et permet de maintenir constants les grands paramètres d’équilibre macroéconomique.

Témoin de la renaissance du Rwanda, il me semble que le choix politique Haïtien doit s’inspirer de l’exemple de ce pays qui sort de l’abîme et qui prouve dans l’espace de 12 ans que la volonté politique est une condition sine qua none pour refondre l’état.


Ce dont Haïti a besoin d’aujourd’hui, c’est d’un leadership responsable avec une vision claire pour opérer les réformes nécessaires. Peut être le model Rwanda peut inspirer plus d’un !
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Stanley 202-256-6026
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Legacy of Impunity
by Ezili Dantò, October 30, 2006

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Judge orders top Haitian police officer arrested

By Joseph Guyler Delva, Nov. 3, 2006, Reuters

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Nov 3 (Reuters) - A judge on Friday said he has ordered a top Haitian police chief arrested on suspicion of conspiring with kidnappers after the chief ignored a summons to appear before his court.

Judge Napela Saintil said a warrant for the arrest of police Inspector General Michael Lucius was now in the hands of prosecutor Claudy Gassant.

"I issued a summons commanding him (Lucius) to appear before the court. He has categorically refused," Saintil told Reuters. "The law says that in such circumstances I have to issue an arrest warrant, and that's what I did."

Lucius, barred from leaving the troubled and impoverished Caribbean country, has denied accusations of having ties to kidnappers and accuses Saintil of bias.

"I am ready to appear before a judge, but not Napela Saintil because he is biased against me," he said.

Lucius has not gone into hiding and travels around Port-au-Prince surrounded by heavily armed policemen who guard him.

He is in charge of units fighting serious organized crime and is the lead officer in the fight against kidnapping, drugs and gangs.

Haiti's police force is riddled with corruption and poorly equipped.

The international community tried to reform the force when U.S. Marines restored former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to power in 1994 after his first term in office had been cut short by a military coup.

But it disintegrated again when armed rebels drove Aristide out of the country for a second bout of exile in 2004.

Several suspected kidnappers have said they worked with Lucius and shared ransom payments with him. Lucius also has been accused of providing weapons to criminals in an alleged scheme to use gangsters to dismantle criminal gangs.

Lucius's lawyer, Samuel Madistin, said the allegations were unfounded.

"Judge Saintil no longer has the credibility to hear my client because he has shown so much partiality," Madistin said.

Gassant, the prosecutor, said he could not permit anyone to disregard the judge's authority and that he has decided to reject all new criminal cases from Lucius' office until the case is resolved.

"Lucius does not have a right to arrest people while he is himself the subject of a warrant for alleged criminal activities," Gassant said.

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Haitian police commander resigns after ignoring arrest warrant, AP
|International Herald Tribune| November 15, 2006
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/11/15/news/CB_GEN_
Haiti_Police_Commander.php


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti: A top Haitian police commander who has refused to appear before a judge to face a charge of involvement in kidnappings has resigned as head of his division, police said Wednesday.Inspector General Michael Lucius, who led an office that investigates kidnappings and other serious crimes, quit his post Tuesday and will be transferred to another unit, police spokesman Frantz Lerebours said.

Last month, a judge indicted Lucius for allegedly conspiring with kidnappers and ordered his arrest. Lucius denied the charge and refused to surrender to authorities. He alleged that the judge, Napela Saintil, was biased against him — a charge Saintil denied.Kidnappings for ransom flourished in the capital of Port-au Prince after a February 2004 revolt ousted former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the
impoverished Caribbean country's first democratically elected leader. Most of the crimes have been blamed on street gangs — including some loyal to Aristide — but corrupt police have also been implicated.Lucius' refusal to answer the kidnapping charge has tested a weak justice system already hobbled by corruption, chronic case backlogs and lack of funds.He told reporters he stepped down to prevent his case from becoming "a handicap for the work of the legal and police institutions."

But Prime Minister Jacques Edouard Alexis said the government asked Lucius to resign "so that justice can be restored to this case." He said Saintil had also been removed from the case, opening the door for a new judge to be assigned."

This crisis has advanced sufficiently to oblige the government to intervene," Alexis told reporters.Reached for comment, Lucius said "it was my personal decision" to resign, but added that "maybe the government wanted me to take that decision."

Earlier this week, Port-au-Prince prosecutor Claudy Gassant called Lucius a "fugitive" and vowed to arrest him.Lucius said he's "ready to answer all the questions of the judicial system" now that a new judge will replace Saintil, whom he accused of seeking to discredit him on behalf of drug and arms traffickers and money launderers."I think he has some people behind him. My position is difficult in that it gives me many, many enemies ... because I have some sensitive information,"

Lucius said by phone, declining to give details. Saintil wasn't immediately available for comment.

The post held by Lucius has been marked by high turnover, with 10 people
holding the position since it was created in 1997. Lucius was appointed to
the job in March 2004.


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Edwige Lalanne plaide pour l'élimination physique 5% des Site Soley

Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2006 13:30:19 -0500 (EST)
From: Caonabo Kiskeya
Subject: Edwige Lalane plaide pour l'élimination physiq ue de 5% des "bandits" de Cité Soleil
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Suis-je le seul à être outré par cette déclaration d'un des desperados préferés de Haiti Democracy Project?
http://www.haitipolicy.org/content/1470.htm?
PHPSESSID=405bbab8195417337c27ce656d39e4c9


J'ai envoyé hier, en pièce jointe un extrait sonore de cette déclaration et n'en
ai pas eu d'écho. Cette déclaration peut être entendue, probablement jusqu'à demain, sur le lien suivant de SignalFM:

rtsp://lsh112.siteprotect.com:1554/signalfmhaiti
//invitedujour.rm


J'en ai fait une copie pour mes archives et en ai fait un extrait de 3 minutes et 8 secondes que je vous renvoie au cas où vous vous en seriez débarrassés Et puisque mon premier message ne semble pas avoir attiré votre attention, je vous inclus, à la fin de ce courriel, une partie de la transcription des propos de l'ambassadeur dont la virulence ne semble pas avoir été bien transférée ni dans le titre ni dans le texte du résumé publié sur le site de SignalFM
http://www.signalfmhaiti.com/signal_news7fev2406.htm

"Monsieur Préval, à partir de ses déclarations, épouse la même idéologie, le même comportement de la Minustah, et je le comprends très bien, parce que sa base populaire se trouve dans ces régions là, il ne peut dire autrement. Mais nous autres de la société civile, de la société nationale, qui avons subi les mauvais traitements, les actes de kidnapping, d’assassinats, de viols, qui venaient particulièrement à partir de .., qui venaient de ces régions, nous nous prononçons autrement. C’est à dire, je pense, dans ces régions, qu’il y a vraiment de la misère, qu’il faut améliorer la condition du euh euh, des gens qui vivent dans ces régions, mais il y a aussi des bandits qui sont irréductibles, irrécupérables. Il y en a parmi eux qui doivent être naturellement, je le dis sincèrement et je prends ma responsabilité, physiquement éliminés. Il y en a d’autres qui sont récupérables, vous voyez. C’est le point de vue d’un président élu, je comprends sa position, mais je vous dis, moi, en tant que citoyen Haïtien, j’ai une autre lecture de la situation parce que si, maintenant, on est en train de tergiverser sur la situation, cette situation dépassera même la gouvernance de M. Préval. Ça je vous en donne la garantie. Parce que il y a des bandits irréductibles dans la région, je ne vous parle même pas de la justice, je pense que 5%, au moins, doivent être physiquement éliminés"

Lèche-vitrine ou lèche-écran ?

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HLLN's comment on the Edwidge Lalanne declaration:
Onus of forgiveness, decency, justice put on poor majority
Only the poor majority are requested to forgive and forget, even as their demise are still being articulated and planned!, Feb. 26, 2006

The point is, it seems, that it is only when the time comes for the coup d'etat sectors to face justice, after a long fought battle has been won, by the people that arguments of "let's forgive and forget" comes into play.

For two years now the repression by the tiny wealthy sector and their foreign supporters (UN troops, France, Canada, US) of the poor majority has been without peer.

Over 10,000 Haitians killed, massacred, summarily executed. 1,000 prisoners warehoused. But still Apaid, Boulos, Baker want more summary executions.

On the Haiti Democracy Project website their protégé Lalane, who clamors for the - "l'élimination physique de 5% des "bandits" de Cité Soleil.." - the physical extermination of 5% of the people of Site Soley, is part of the Haiti face to protectorate plans. See, "Haiti Issue Should Be Turned Over to the U.N. "
http://www.haitipolicy.org/content/1470.htm?PHPSESSID
=405bbab8195417337c27ce656d39e4c9
(See also US Aid Go Home!)

Latortue once said at least 25,000 in the poor neighborhoods must be outright executed in order to assure "pacification".

Is this a moral, legal and thinkable SOLUTION. What allows anyone to feel safe enough to make such statements? Why is the onus always on the poor majority to shoulder these fools, counter their murderous rampages and coup d'etats, and then suffer they and their international friends, claims for "unity" and "let's forgive and forget" such terror, repressions, criminal incitements and behaviors?

The amazing John Maxwell, Jamaica's modern day Boukman, states the correct position well:

Quote:

"In a well ordered world, Gerard LaTortue should now be sitting quietly in a jail in the Hague, preparing to defend himself against charges of treason, terrorism, murder, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution and, possibly, genocide

Instead, on Wednesday this week, he was sitting, immaculately tailored, as always, in a conference room at United Nations headquarters, as the Assistant Secretary general of the OAS vainly attempted to give a decent burial to US government policies in Haiti." (See, John Maxwell's "A Basket to carry water " https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc
/ezilidanto/2006-02/msg00025.html
)

As lawyers - US/UN protectorate, the blanket criminalization of poor Black men in Haiti, summary execution arranged by the suited and "educated" perpetrators of corruption, massacres, and repressions - is what HLLN has been defending against for two years straight. Everyone, even suspected criminals, in a society aspiring to be governed by laws and not vengeance, must face a court of law for their alleged crimes. Summary execution is NOT acceptable, either for the coup plotters or the coup resisters. Pwen. Pa vigul.
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Quote:
http://www.signalfmhaiti.com/signal_news7fev2406.htm
"[24 Février 06, 07h00 AM] Un diplomate haïtien présente Aristide comme un colis embarrassant. Le diplomate Edwige Lalane n'ajoute aucune fois au propos de l'ancien président haïtien affirmant qu'il n'avait pas l'intention de revenir en Haïti pour y faire de la politique.

Monsieur Aristide constitue un colis encombrant selon le professeur de droit international qui croit que seule la Communauté Internationale peut décider du retour ou non d'Aristide en Haïti.

Plus loin, monsieur Lalane estime qu'un retour de l'ancien président causerait du tort et à René Préval et à la Communauté Internationale.

Considérant les déclarations de René Garcia Préval relatives à la situation d'insécurité à Cité Soleil, l'ambassadeur Edwige Lalane y voit le discours d'un chef d'Etat qui veut ménager la chèvre et le chou.

De l'avis du diplomate, la réponse à l'action des bandits doit être musclée. Edwige Lalane plaide pour l'élimination physique de certains bandits irrésistibles.

De l'avis de l'ambassadeur Edwige Lalane, le président élu René Préval a fait montre de beaucoup de dextérité et de sagesse dans sa première conférence de presse depuis son élection. Monsieur Lalane affirme que monsieur Préval a été honnête dans ses réponses pour n'avoir fait aucune promesse au peuple haïtien."

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Please consider this Edwige Lalane's view, apparently supported by Haiti Democracy Project:
http://www.haitipolicy.org/content/1470.htm?PHPS
ESSID=405bbab8195417337c27ce656d39e4c9


Is this a "Haitian solution", or the morally repugnant, power-grabbing traditional bourgeoisie, IRI - USAID- Haiti Democracy Project solution. Should this sort of "justice" continue - Do we, by playing ostrich, so "we all get along" wait until these folks re-emerge, once again, a few years from now under another name? Fad'h and FRAPH turn into todays "police." Convergence turned to Group 184 will now be re-imaged and restructures as....? what next?

Isn't it time for law-abiding Haitians to take this face on? Work at eliminating the absolute reign of impunity that one tiny, fringe, but bloody sector, of the Haitian family imposes, with the help of these powerful foreigners, on our Haitian nation?

Does Edwige Lalane and his supporters at HDP (along with Apaid, Boulos, Baker, Bernard, Lucas, Guy Phillipe...et al) speak for the majority or fringe elements in Haiti?

Ezili Dantò
Feb. 26, 2006

PS: One of HLLN's tasks is to inform and educate. We would recommend that one and all consider listening to Jacques Bernard first appearance after he fled Haiti amidst accusations of fraud and corruption. To listen to HDP and Washington's first use of Jacques Bernard the way they used Leon Manus and Pierre Paquiot to undermine Haiti's elected government go to: C-Span's coverage and the current articulation of the Bush party line, as articulated by "Institute of Peace" Roger Noriega/Jacques Bernard/ Haiti Democracy Project. Mark Schneider is the ambiguous wild card, many say, brings forth the "human rights" perspective while, at the same time, pushing HDP's line that more US troops should be on the ground. Many Haitian justice and peace observers see this Schneider line, as an articulation of HDP's frustration with the Brazilians who have refuse to carry out the massive Apaid/Boulos/HDP sort of killings desired in the popular neighborhood.
http://www.usip.org/events/audio/2006/haiti.mp3

The program is long, but our folks got to face these people during the answer and question sessions. It's worth waiting to hear our folks!!!!

Two interesting points made on this panel of great interest to the pro-democracy activists interested in the due application of laws and justice in Haiti:

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Jacques Bernard says he knows which polling stations the burnt ballots came from;

- Most critical though is the announcement that the second round for the Legislative elections will be postponed and Preval won't be installed until then, this could be not until end of April? The masters have spoken. Haitian questions, of course, abound.....!!! How long are we to be saddled with the "interim government?"

The battle has just begun – Batay la fèk komanse!

The onus of forgiveness, decency, justice always is put on poor majority. Impunity of the coup plotters must stop. There must be consequences otherwise Haiti is doomed to face these folks, yet again, in another coup d'etat. This time, against President Preval!
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Haïti : Le gouvernement condamne les propos discriminatoires d’une fonctionnaire onusienne


mercredi 25 octobre 2006

P-au-P, 25 Oct. 06 [Alterpress] --- Le Premier Ministre Jacques Édouard Alexis a condamné, ce mardi 24 octobre 2006, les récents propos en République Dominicaine d’une cadre des Nations Unies, Johanna Mendelson, qualifiant Haïti d’État en faillite.

« Nous ne sommes pas contents au niveau du gouvernement de la déclaration de votre conseillère, faite en République dominicaine, où elle a eu à traiter le peuple haïtien d’une façon qui ne correspond pas du tout à la réalité », fustige le chef du gouvernement haïtien.

Intervenant à une cérémonie commémorant le 61e anniversaire de la création de l’ONU, Jacques Édouard Alexis, qui n’a pas voulu utiliser de « langue de bois », laisse comprendre que son gouvernement digère mal de telles assertions.

« Nous ne sommes une menace pour personne (…) Nous pouvons reconnaître que nous avons été handicapés dans notre naissance même, dans notre développement dès l’origine », indique le Premier Ministre haïtien.

Le 14 octobre 2006, en marge de la Conférence Internationale des Amériques, Johanna Mendelson (1) a déclaré que « pour la République Dominicaine, pays qui expérimente depuis les dix dernières années un fort taux de croissance économique et de progrès, la présence à ses côtés d’Haïti, un État en faillite, dont le nom figure sur la liste de la Banque Mondiale parmi les pays pauvres et en crise (pays LICUS), est un fait important à prendre en considération ».

Selon Mendelson, « l’échec d’Haïti aura un impact considérable sur l’avenir de la République dominicaine… Son instabilité a déjà entraîné un flux croissant de réfugiés économiques qui tentent d’échapper à la misère et à la violence et a occasionné la propagation du VIH/SIDA à la frontière ».

Le titre de l’intervention de Johanna Mendelson était le « Rôle de l’ONU face aux nouvelles menaces mondiales. Les pays de l’Amérique doivent-ils tolérer un État en faillite dans leur arrière-cour ? Un appel pour une action multilatérale ».

Les propos de Mendelson ont été condamnés par le Groupe d’Appui aux Réfugiés et Rapatriés (GARR), une plate-forme haïtienne évoluant en Haïti.

« Nous n’avons aucune raison de laisser un État en faillite continuer ainsi dans une région qui, pour le moins, est en voie de prospérité », a estimé la conseillère du chef civil de la Mission de paix de l’ONU en Haïti. Selon Johanna Mendelson, les pays des Caraïbes devraient réviser leur agenda politique afin d’éviter que le conflit en cours en Haïti soit répandu.

Le Premier Ministre Jacques Édouard Alexis invite tout un chacun à « être très prudent lorsqu’on se prononce sur Haïti. »

« Nous ne sommes pas un pays violent. Au contraire, si on essaie de faire le ratio, forces de sécurité, police et population, on se rend compte très vite que ce n’est pas en Haïti qu’on devra chercher une société violente, une société criminelle », rétorque le chef du gouvernement haïtien.

Pour le Premier Ministre, il y a des conditions objectives qui expliquent la situation dans laquelle Haïti se trouve à l’heure actuelle.

« Nous multiplions les efforts, nous nous mobilisons pour que, en ce qui concerne la gouvernance du pays, gouvernance politique, gouvernance économique, nous améliorions singulièrement la performance et le score du pays », promet Jacques Édouard Alexis.

Le chef du gouvernement réaffirme aussi la détermination de son équipe à faciliter l’accès à l’éducation des 500 mille enfants en âge scolaire qui ne vont pas à l’école.
« Nous devons trouver des solutions à ce genre de problème. Mais nous insistons également auprès de la communauté internationale pour qu’il y ait en Haïti une autre façon de coopération », soutient le Premier Ministre.

Jacques Édouard Alexis croit qu’il faut passer à un autre niveau de coopération avec Haïti si on veut réellement apporter une solution viable aux différents problèmes du pays. [do rc apr 25/10/2006 0:00]
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Une recherche sur Internet indique que, depuis 2002, Johanna Mendelson-Forman a servi comme officière senior dans le cadre d’un programme pour la paix, la sécurité et les droits humains à la Fondation des Nations Unies, créée en 1998 avec un don d’un billion de dollars fourni par le philanthrope Ted Turner pour supporter les causes et activités onusiennes.

Avant de rejoindre la Fondation des Nations Unies, Johanna Mendelson a codirigé une commission bipartite de haut niveau sur la Reconstruction Post-Conflits, pour le compte de l’Association de l’Armée des Etats-Unis et le Centre pour les études stratégiques et internationales. Elle a également été responsable senior dans un programme de l’Association de l’Armée des Etats-Unis sur le rôle de la puissance militaire américaine au 21e siècle (RAMP).

Pendant les huit dernières années, elle a occupé des positions importantes à l’agence des Etats-Unis d’Amérique pour le développement international (USAID), dont la plus récente en tant que conseillère politique pour le Bureau aux Réponses Humanitaires, où elle était chargée de la politique de l’agence sur la Reconstruction Post-Conflits, la sécurité et le mode de gestion publique.

Entre 1998-1999, sous les auspices de l’USAID, elle a joué un rôle essentiel à l’unité Post-Conflits nouvellement créée à la Banque Mondiale. En 1994, elle a été nommée en tant que conseillère au bureau nouvellement créé autour des Initiatives de transition. Elle a été également, en 1997, l’une des fondatrices d’un Réseau de Prévention des Conflits, une coalition formée par les pays donateurs et les Nations Unies, oeuvrant ensemble pour coordonner et soutenir la reconstruction des sociétés déchirées par la guerre.

Source: Alterpress, Oct. 25, 2006
http://www.alterpresse.org/spip.php?article5293

See also, Johanna Mendelson at USIP/Haiti Democracy Project workshop with Jacques Bernard, the discredited CEP Executive director. (Listen to C-Span’s Haiti coverage; to HDP and Washington’s first use of Jacques Bernard the way they used zealots, Leon Manus and Pierre Paquiot to undermine Haiti’s elected government:
www.usip.org/events/2006/0222_haiti.html and, http://www.williambowles.info/haiti-news/2006/0206/hlln_270206.html

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Recommended Links on Stanley Lucas and IRI

Response #1: Letter from Mr. Emmanuel to Stanley Lucas in reference to: Margeurite Laurent: Mwen se kiye bwa mwen pa pe chale"- The new and modern incompetent "intellectual" house nigger.


Response #2 on Stanley Lucas from Yves Erols:
"Zili, pa pedi tan ou avek tyoul blan sa-yo, apatrid sa-yo, moun ki abitye kraze peyi sa-yo... "

Response #3 on Sanley Lucas from Michel Sanon: " Kiyè bwa oubyen Tizon dife?" Nov. 3, 2006

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