in Haiti's Prisons - Colin Powell's legacy
in Haiti is Simply Medieval
If you thought the Latortue regime and the U.S. sponsored massacres
and destruction of Constitutional democracy in Haiti couldn't get worst,
you would be wrong. Reports coming out of Haiti reveal the Haitian "police"
simply assassinated more than 10 of the helpless and unarmed prisoners
they are holding as hostages at the National Penitentiary.
Reports also indicate bodies were taken from the jail and dumped in
mass graves at night so that the world would not know how many are being
murdered. Meanwhile Colin Powell, that modern-day Black slave trader
and overseer, is asking the colonial tentacles in the form of U.N. Brazilian
troops, to kill "arm gangs."
"Arm gangs" as we know mean the civilian population that doesn't
live in the exclusive areas of La Boule, Kenskoff, et al. Kill the people
who are resisting reoccupation and dictatorship. This order is Powell's
final legacy to Haiti and the world's peasants and it pretty much sums
up the achievements of his long career since his role in the Vietnam
My Lai massacres. For, covering-up the organized massacres of peasants
and poor women, children and men, was perfected with Colin Powell's
role in the February 29, 2004 overthrow of Haiti's fledging democratic
How the people of Haiti will ever heal from these atrocities is more
than I can imagine. The absolutely grotesque part of this is that the
pressure to kill more innocent and defenseless Haitians continue to
be given by international "statesmen" the caliber of Colin
Powell, Jack Chirac, George W. Bush, Condoleezza Rice and their other
counterparts in Canada and France. The seemingly "beautiful"
people of the world's social, economic and power "elites".......intent
on regime change and full spectrum domination through force, subversion
of the truth, destabilization of their target countries, lies, targeted
assassination and imprisonment of resisters and by turning these evils
into good through their stranglehold on CNN and other major networks
and corporate media outlets.
Thus, impoverished Haitian youths
are all pretty much indiscriminately labeled "arm gangs" by
these "beautiful people."
During the nine months
since the Coup D'etat, Haiti's young Black youths have been mercilessly
hunted down, in their own neighborhoods, in Bel Air, Cite Soleil, Delmas
2, Lasaline, et al.
Wracked by misery and hunger now Haiti's suffering populace must, once
more, face the U.S.-armed and foreign-trained demobilized Haitian military.
These bloody thugs, convicts, criminals and mercenaries are funded by
Haitian proxies for the imperial agenda such as the Haitian sponsors
and supporters of the overthrow of Haiti's elected government, Reginald
Boulos, Andre Apaid, Jr., Group 184 who were, in turn, funded by the
International Republican Institute, USAID, the European Union and U.S.
Embassy in Haiti.
"We are under extreme pressure from the international community
to use violence," General Augusto Heleno Ribeiro told a congressional
commission in Brazil. "I command a peacekeeping force, not an occupation
force ... we are not there to carry out violence, this will not happen
for as long as I'm in charge of the force."
the United States, France and Canada among countries pressing for
the use of force against armed groups." ( http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6983380&src=rss/worldNews
Initiative, as far back as January 2003, indicated that the Western
powers thought there were too many "Blacks"
in Haiti. (http://www.haiti-progres.com/2003/sm030305/eng03-05.html
) The killing spree and plan to erase the country of Haiti and its sovereignty
by putting Haiti under their complete tutelage as a "protectorate"
is proceeding very nicely, soaked in the blood of Haiti's innocent people,
whose only real crime is their desire and efforts to establish a democratic
and egalitarian society.
Where is the world's outrage? Are a Black woman's issues still chattel
to be slaughtered indiscriminately by proxies for the former slave owning
These dark-age policies, this Bush Regime and its genocidal policies
have made Haiti a thousand times worst than it was under the constitutional
government. The consequences for Haiti are simply Medieval. There is
no pain, no grief, no anguish, no suffering greater than to be Haitian
living within this hostile American Mediterranean in 2004. Hold on my
people. Kenbe fem. Kenbe red fanm vayan mwen yo. Pa lage. Don't relent.
Marguerite Laurent, Esq.
Chair, Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network
December 4, 2004
The author can be reached
Forwarded by the Haitian Lawyers Leadership
"Men anpil chay pa lou" is Kreyol for - "Many hands make
light a heavy load."
See, The Haitian Leadership Networks' 7 "Men Anpil Chay Pa Lou"
campaigns to help restore Haiti's independence, the will of the mass
electorate and the rule of law. See, http://www.margueritelaurent.com/campaigns/campaigns.html
and http://www.margueritelaurent.com/law/lawpress.html .