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a726: Powell selling out on Haiti is no surprise (Saint-Vil) fwd(fwd)
From: Jean Saint-Vil <email@example.com>
It is refreshing to see there are some leaders in the Caribbean who have a
little backbone left under their skin. It is also refreshing that President
Aristide has finally made an attempt to identify the true nature of Haiti's
«The small group that is persecuting the peasants, that is persecuting the
people when they either receive money from the white people to plot to
overturn the car or when they accept money from the white people to tell
lies about the people in order to discourage the people, then today I come
to tell them on behalf of all the Haitian people that I am also their
By boldly using these words Aristide has finally pointed to the fact that
Global White Supremacy is what is at work in Haiti. Perhaps we will not have
to wait 40 years after his own murder to learn that it was indeed the CIA
who did it (as was the case for Patrice Lumumba's murder).
With regards to the foreign loans issue however, I do not agree with
President Aristide's approach nor with that of most black leaders of our
empovrished countries. We should not be borrowing money from IMF or the
other agencies of underdevelopment controlled by Global White Supremacy
(GWS). Instead Haiti should lead the call for REPARATIONS and join other
nations in suing the states that are still criminalising black peoples,
after 500 years of sustained persecution.
For instance Haiti could deal effectively with the illegal IDB ransom by
suing these tie-wearing thieves.
If all the nations of Caricom, and Africa decide in common accord that
starting January 1, 2004 they will on their own decide not to pay a cent
towards their so-called foreign debt. If, in addition they decide not to pay
any money to the UN (until this organisation becomes truly democratic and
not an instrument of the GWS) and to boyckott the 2006 World Cup of Soccer
(stolen away from South Africa to the benefit of Germany) until France
repays to Haiti the 150 million Francs ransonm that it used to cripple the
young black republic from 1825 onward, until the States of France, England,
Spain, Germany, Danemark, United States... pay reparation to the black
people whose labor hey stole for 450 years and whose continent was stolen
after the Berlin Conference (i.e.: Crimes of Kidnapping, Genocide, Mass
Murder, Grand Theft, Torture, Sabotage and Persecution. See Randall
Unfortunately, for the most part, black leadership and so-called white
liberalism in this currently composed of folks who are so subdued and so
comfortable in hypocracy that one cannot find enough determined folks YET
willing to put up a real, albeit non-violent, fight against the empowered
red necks and their agents. But that time will surely come!
We are not surprised to see Colin Powell sent to play "plantation commander"
in the Caribbean,while Rumsfeld and the "A Team" take care of more serious
business in Washington. We were not surprised to see Kofi Annan receive a
Nobel Peace Prize after he let millions of human beings die in Rwanda
without lifting a finger to help. That's not his job. His job is to protect
the peace of the GWS machine and echo what Chirac, Bush and other White
Supremacist Heads of States tell him to.
If the Caricom continues to take a principled stand in the Haiti file as
they did last week, I predict that the GWS machine will once again push them
aside and replace them by the more predictable self-appointed «Friends of
Haiti» of the Organization of American States.
Let's be serious. «Boys» like Powell are only doing their little share of
the dirty job. It is up to others to counter the works of these Uncle Toms,
as was done during the time of the MAAFA (Slavery).
Cutting through the chase, I have a question for the good folks of
Corbettland: How many of you are willing like Allan Nairn, Paul Farmer, Noam
Chomsky and Kendall Clark to forgo your white privileges and join the
struggle for the true liberation of Haiti and black people all over the
globle? Let's say, for a moment, we forget about the conscience easing
gestures like sending used clothes, expired medicine and surplus wheat; Are
you willing to leave hypocracy behind and help truly help Haiti as if her
hungry hildren were blue eyed kids?
«NO REPARATIONS! NO PEACE!»
----Original Message Follows----
From: Bob Corbett <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Haiti mailing list <email@example.com>
Subject: a714: President Aristide calls for end to international aid
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2002 16:47:36 -0600 (CST)
From: JD Lemieux <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Haiti: President Aristide calls for end to
international aid sanctions
BBC Monitoring Service - United Kingdom; Feb 9, 2002
[Unidentified announcer] President Jean-Bertrand
Aristide chose to celebrate the first year of his
presidency in Leogane. Several thousand peasants from
all over the country responded to his invitation.
President Aristide used the engagement to continue to
walk side by side with the peasant sector, a sector
that has always been neglected. The following are
excerpts from Aristide's speech:
[Aristide - recording] During the past 200 years, did
they ever love the peasants?
[Crowd ] No.
[Aristide] During the last 200 years, did they ever
like those people whom they call big toes?
[Aristide] During the past 200 years, did they ever
like the poor?
[Aristide] When you smell of sweat, do they like to
get close to you?
[Aristide] When you are not well dressed, do they like
to get close to you?
[Aristide] When you do not have a lot of money to
drive expensive cars, do they like to get close to
[Aristide] No. They get you to stay away from them and
they treat you like peasants. As for me, I swear and I
am swearing again always to remain united with you and
to be faithful to you. [Applause] When they persecute
me, I stay cool [preceding word in English], because I
know that it is you that they are persecuting.
If they had not persecuted you for 200 years, would
you still be in this misery? If they had not
persecuted you for 200 years, would your children stay
here, without going to school? If they had not
persecuted you for 200 years, when your children are
sick, wouldn't you be able to buy medicines for them?
If they had not persecuted you for 200 years, would
you have to walk in and breathe all that dust in the
No, it is because they do not like you. I know that
and you know that, too. When they took their weapons
and went to the National Palace to try to kill me, I
knew very well that it is you they wanted to kill. And
I accept that with courage.
[Unidentified correspondent] Several local bands came
to liven up the scene in Leogane on this occasion, in
the presence of First Lady Mildred Trouillot Aristide,
several government officials and legislators. [End of
[Announcer] The head of state issued a call to all the
opposition leaders to cooperate with him in order to
ask the international community to lift the sanctions
imposed on Haiti.
[Aristide - recording] Unfortunately, during the last
year, some of our brothers and sisters let themselves
fall into the trap of hidden hands, which caused them
to persecute other people with their mouths, with what
they said, in the way they criticized and persecuted
others with their mouths, and the way in which they
perpetrated violence on people's ears with lies and
Fortunately, I understand the game and you understand
the game, too. And that is the reason why, as head of
state, I come to tell you, all you intelligent people
who did not let yourselves be affected by provocation
in the past year, not to let yourself be affected by
provocation in the year that has just started.
Yes, that is it. Do not let yourself be affected by
provocation. The small group that is persecuting the
peasants, that is persecuting the people when they
either receive money from the white people to plot to
overturn the car or when they accept money from the
white people to tell lies about the people in order to
discourage the people, then today I come to tell them
on behalf of all the Haitian people that I am also
their president. My arms are open wide for you.
Together we can work wonders so that the country may
Caricom met the other day, as I told you before. And
what did they decide? Did they ask the international
community to lift or maintain the embargo? Was it a
good request that they made? Do you agree with that?
[Aristide] Are you going to say thank you to Caricom
[Aristide] Very good. [Applause] The Haitians who are
asking the international community to maintain the
embargo against the country, will you say thank you to
them in advance for the way they also are going to
ask, just as Caricom did, for the embargo to be
[Aristide] Should we say thank you to them in advance,
because we believe that they are going to do so, too?
[Aristide] Do you believe that they will do so or not?
[Unidentified woman] They will not do it.
[Aristide] Let us look at an example and I suppose
that is what the Haitian people would want, too. We
ask our Haitian brothers, who would like to understand
today how we agree for them to sit and talk with us
and ask for all we have just said, that is, for the
money to be unblocked, while at the same time, the
state will continue to make a number of efforts to
ensure that everything that should be respected is
For example, human rights, human rights should be
respected. Those who are in authority should respect
civilians. Those in power should serve everybody,
without ever using the power to abuse others. And
everybody in all the 565 communal sections should feel
that we are brothers and sisters. They ought to say,
for instance, this year I am a mayor and I am going to
[Correspondent] President Aristide discussed the
expenditure by the government last year.
[Aristide] For infrastructure, the government spent
460.2m gourdes in 2001. For lodging: 68m gourdes.
Education: 269.9m gourdes. Health: 52.3m gourdes.
Agriculture: 148.9m gourdes.
Add all those figures together and you will see how
much money we spent last year. And we would have spent
even more than that if some people had agreed to
support us so that the money would not be blocked. It
is like sugar cane. When squeezed, it gives juice. But
if people hadn't set fire to the sugar cane fields to
cause them to dry up, we would have obtained even more
juice. Last year, we would have had more money to
spend and could have done more than that. [End of
Source: Radio Nationale, Port-au-Prince, in Creole
1400 gmt 8 Feb 02
/BBC Monitoring/ © BBC.
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