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6417: Re:New Book on Haiti Occupation; Simidor disagrees (fwd)

From: Karioka9@cs.com

"Two" plus "two" still equal "four."  But adding Stan Goff, the G.I. Joe in 
Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, Somalia and Peru, and the Stan Goff who morphes 
into retirement as a hardcore revolutionary, doesn't come up to "four."  That 
Goff would have no qualms doing what the job called for in Grenada and 
Panama, only to find his Damascus Road in the relatively bloodless and 
peaceful Haiti invasion, defies belief.  Stan Goff and Lynn Garrison, two 
special agents for US imperialism, two archetypes.  The ultimate G.I. Joe vs. 
the ultimate mercenary.  Goff, the "worker in uniform," the "good 
revolutionary," for whom truth is "a matter of life and death," or so says 
the "historian" Mark Jones.  This is the stuff of Workers World and 
Haiti-Progres, who like to cuddle with soldiers-of-fortune types and 
born-again bad guys like Ramsey Clark, Captain what's-his-name Rockwood, 
Milosevic and the mercenary Arkan.  But there is a definite stench (yon sant 
fondanman) in all that.  Goff, quite frankly, has a lot to account for.  Not 
a foot soldier, he, but a leader of men in the bloody service of US 
imperialism.  A little anti-Haitian propaganda, after such a successful 
career in "elite Ranger, Airborne, Special Forces, and counter-terrorist 
units," surely would not register even as a blip on that man's radar of 
horrors.  Something doesn't add up, but hell if I'm paying $12 for the 
privilege of reading what should have been, if truth is the ultimate 
criterion, a very humble apology.

PS.  Bob, you will probably censor this but somebody has to say it.

Daniel Simidor