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Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 6:37 am
Here's another link for the same article:
http://www.world-crisis.com/analysis_co ... _0_15_0_C/
It appears in Word Crisis Web, which encourages comments. Word Crisis Web is also on my list of essential reading for a more just and profound analysis of the current state of the world, particularly in the Middle East. Check it out. You'll be glad you did.
No, this is not happening
Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 4:27 pm
No, this is not happening. Our eyes and ears must be deceiving us. John Maxwell is a pessimist. The “international community” ably led by George W. Bush, a recognized advocate for adherence to international laws and treaties, would never have committed a U.S. military contingent to Haiti if he did not intend to implement The Rule of Law and a massive infusion of cash and technology to revive the previously decaying infrastructure of Haiti.
Consider what I wrote on March 2 of this year, two days after the liberation of Haiti by George W. Bush and his cronies:
What will happen to Haiti now?
Well, let's see… If we accept the rationale of the “Opposition”, the Bush administration (Roger Noriega, Otto Reich, Elliott Abrams, Colin Powell, the U.S. President himself), the various spokespersons at the French and American embassies over the years, the future is rosy for Hai
ti now that Aristide is gone. Consider:
- As they told us over and over again, Aristide controlled the drug traffic from the fields of South America to the users in the United States. As a result, we should see a very significant reduction in the amount of drugs entering the United States. Haiti will no longer be a transshipment point, finally enabling the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency to do its job, as Aristide prevented it to do so before the coup. A happy development we should all look forward to.
- As they told us over and over again, Aristide has diverted all foreign assistance to Haiti to his foreign bank accounts, making it imperative for the Inter-American Development Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the “international community” to hold off on contracted loans to Haiti and to demand the repayment of $30 million of interest accrued for loans incurred since the Duvalier governments. They had to. Otherwise, all that interest would have been funneled to Aristide's
said foreign bank accounts, edging closer and closer to the billion dollar high mark. Now that they have disposed of Aristide, the international bodies will return all interests paid to Haiti, they will unblock all the loans, they will even forgive our debt. This will be done, as their sincere interest has been all along that Haiti emerge from its failed status and from its chronic underdevelopment. Mr. Aristide was the problem, he is no more, let the rehabilitation of Haiti begin. If the U.S. spent 1 billion dollars on reforming the Haitian Justice system when they returned the reviled Aristide to his elected post in 1994, imagine how many billions they are going to spend now on resurrecting the failed state of Haiti. How many billions? One cannot ever overestimate the generosity of the United States of America.
- As they told us over and over again, Aristide unleashed terror of unimaginable proportions over the Haitian population, and for that the freedom-loving government of George Bush had to tak
e him out. Now peace will reign. The restored Forces Armées d'Haiti and paramilitary FRAPH leaders will see to it. There is no other reason why they were trained and armed in the Dominican Republic by the CIA and American military advisers. Americans are at the vanguard of freedom in every country in Latin America. They will spare no resources to combat terrorism wherever it raises its ugly head. That is precisely why Philippe and Chamblain were able to cross, without impediment, the Haitian-Dominican border with trucks of arms and ammunition, and come to the liberation of a terrorized people. Hail the Bush doctrine. Hail the principled French and Canadian governments. Hail the liberation of Haiti!
What will happen to Haiti now? The boogeyman is gone. We can only look forward to happiness in the concretization of the U.S. ideals of freedom in Latin America and the rest of the world. We can only look forward to the concretization of the Opposition's program for a just and inclusive society.