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29610: Nat: News commentary (fwd)
From: Nat D <email@example.com>
Bush’s man for Cuba author of the Haitian disaster
BY JEAN-GUY ALLARD—Special for Granma International—
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
McCarry, the proconsul designated by the Bush administration for a Cuba annexed
"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 Sate 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
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
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
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 then diverged from that of the State
According to a former State Department official, McCarry and Lucas were
handpicked to link US funding with the opposition that they were manufacturing.
Lucas dedicated himself to personally training Aristide’s opponents via courses
that he titled Democracy 10, Blumenthal relates.
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 his opponents.
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 to Africa.
Among those "combatants for freedom," as Roger Noriega would call them, were
Louis Joyel Chamblain, a paramilitary leader with a sinister reputation; and
Emmanuel "Toto" Constant, who subsequently confessed his connections with the
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
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
On April 27, the police opened fire for the third time on demonstrators
demanding the release of Aristide followers, killing five of them, AP reported.
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
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 Cité-Soleil districts.
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
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
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
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
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