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6554: Re 6535: Driver replies to Morse (fwd)
From: "Tom F. Driver" <email@example.com>
Richard Morse wrote:
"When the Harlan County was sent back, the assasination of Malary was
an exclamation point that ended reconciliation. To prove that
reconciliation didn't exist, I believe, Antoine Izmery attended a church
service at Sacre Coeur Church in honor of the Saint Jean Boscoe
Massacre, at which point he was also killed."
You're right that all three of these 1993 events were part of an attempt to end
any kind of reconciliation with Aristide and to forestall his return from exile.
Malary was killed on October 14, the day after the Harlan County turn-back.
The murder of Izmery, however, took place before, not after, this -- on
September 11. He was attending a Mass that he had helped arrange to
celebrate the anniversary of the massacre at Aristide's parish, the Church of
St. Jean Bosco. The holding of such a Mass in 1993 was an act of defiance
of the military dictatorship, and it was undertaken with full knowledge of the
high risk it posed to its organizers. Izmery was courageous.
Tom F. Driver
New York City