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Dire warnings from Washington to U.S. citizens in Haiti

Post by admin » Sat Jan 31, 2004 3:13 pm

These are three texts providing information as to the recent U.S. State Department communiqué regarding the situation in Haiti. I have deliberately highlighted certain text passages that I consider remarkable for a variety of reasons. - Guy S. Antoine

United States Department of State
Bureau of Consular Affairs
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Travel Warning
United States Department of State
Bureau of Consular Affairs
Washington, DC 20520

This information is current as of today, Sat Jan 31 14:12:34 2004.

Haiti
January 30, 2004

This Travel Warning is being issued to inform American citizens that, due to continued political demonstrations and ongoing civil unrest, the Department of State has authorized the departure of family members and non-emergency employees of the U.S. Embassy
on a voluntary basis. Private American citizens should evaluate their own security situations and should consider departing the country. This Travel Warning supersedes the Public Announcement issued January 9, 2004 .

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to defer travel to Haiti . Americans are reminded of the potential for spontaneous demonstrations and violent confrontations between government supporters and students and other groups that oppose the government of Haiti . American citizens who travel to, or remain in, Haiti despite this Travel Warning should register at the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince and enroll in the warden system (emergency alert network) to obtain updated information on travel and security in Haiti . The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy is located at 104, rue Oswald Durand, Port-au-Prince . The telephone numbers are (509) 223-7011, 223-6440, 223-6443, 223-6421, 223-6426, 223-6424, 223-6407, 223-7008, 222-0200, the fax number is (509) 223-9665
, and the email address is acspap@state.gov. Consular personnel remain available to provide emergency services to American citizens.

There has been significant political tension over recent weeks in Port-au-Prince, Gonaives, Cap Haitien, Petit Goave, Jacmel, and other parts of Haiti. The U.S. Embassy was closed several times due to civil unrest. From time to time the Embassy may close again to assess its security posture. The Embassy's Regional Security Office has recommended that persons associated with the Embassy not remain in downtown Port au Prince after sunset and has at times advised Embassy personnel to remain in their homes when violence has flared.

Since the beginning of the year, some international organizations have decided to draw down their staffs in Haiti . Students and other groups opposed to the government have mounted demonstrations around the country. Haiti 's security environment has been deteriorating as President Aristide has continue
d to politicize the Haitian National Police and used government resources to pay for violent gangs to attack opposition demonstrators. The government of Haiti has not been able to maintain order in Port au Prince or in other cities and in some instances has assisted in violently repressing the demonstrations. Due to severe limitations on travel and communication inside the country, the Embassy's ability to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti is very limited at this time.

American citizens in Haiti should remain vigilant, particularly in public places, avoid large crowds, and not attempt to cross roadblocks. From time to time, the U.S. Embassy may restrict the travel of official Americans or suspend public services. In those instances, the Embassy will keep the local American citizen community apprised through the Warden System and make every effort to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens.

As the Department continues to develop inf
ormation on potentially dangerous demonstrations and political unrest in Haiti , it shares that information through its Consular Information Program documents, available on the Internet at http://travel.state.gov/haiti.html. U.S. travelers can also get up-to-date information on security conditions in Haiti by calling 1-888-407-4747 in the U.S. or Canada or on a regular toll line at 1-317-472-2328. [/quote]


WASHINGTON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Friday it had moved to reduce its diplomatic presence in Haiti because of civil unrest and political demonstrations and it urged U.S. citizens to consider leaving the country.

The department said it had offered free flights out of Haiti to its nonessential diplomats and to all embassy family members on a voluntary basis following recent clashes between supporters and opponents of Presiden
t Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

"Private American citizens should evaluate their own security situations and should consider departing the country," it added in a travel warning released to the public.

"The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to defer travel to Haiti," it added, strengthening a warning that it issued on Jan. 9, when it told Americans to delay any plans to visit Haiti if possible.

"Americans are reminded of the potential for spontaneous
demonstrations and violent confrontations between government supporters and students and other groups that oppose the government of Haiti."

In the latest violence, a Haitian university student was killed on Wednesday after being hit in the torso by a tear gas canister fired by police as pro- and anti-government protests gripped the poor Caribbean country.

Aristide and his political foes have been at odds over the tainted results of parliamentary elections in 2000.

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WASHINGTON, Jan 30 (AP) -- Political demonstrations and civil unrest in Haiti prompted the State Department to authorize the departure of nonessential U.S. diplomats and family members, the department said Friday.

At the same time, the department cautioned U.S. citizens against going to Haiti, where embattled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide has been the target of protests.

The Caribbean nation has been in turmoil since Aristide's party swept legislative elections in 2000 that ballot observers said were flawed. In the past four months of protest, at least 50 people have been killed.

The State Department said the potential exists for spontaneous demonstrations and for violent confrontations between government supporters and students and other opponents of the Aristide government.

Security experts have advised Americans and others who work at the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince not to remain in the capital's downtown area
after sunset and to stay home if violence should erupt.

"The government of Haiti has not been able to maintain order in Port-au-Prince or in other cities, and in some instances has assisted in violently repressing the demonstrations," the department said.

U.S. officials and family members who take advantage of the State Department's advice to quit Haiti will be reimbursed for travel and other expenses to return to their homes in the United States.



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sak gen lespri pou konprann, konprann...

Post by Morisseau » Sat Jan 31, 2004 10:33 pm

A bon entendeur, salut!

Preparasyon sikolojik la fin fet, modod la pase, maryonet pral pase a laksyon!!! Ti zonbi telegide yo jwenn sewom nan avetisman ipokrit zot la yo. Antouka, atansyon ti fre...ou ka konn kouri, men, eske'w konn kache? Check yourself...

Nan moman sa yo, mwen dabitid soti nan twou mwen pou pale ak yon gwoup moun byen detemine. Vre lide mas yo, patizan malere/malerez, entelektyel konsekan, pwofesyonel patryot, pwofese, jounalis, eklev lekol, zanmi ayisyen, pep ayisyen.

Gen yon pot pawol nan amerik latin nan ki souvan pale epi aji pou gen legalite aloske zot ap defann moun privilejye senpman, lo'l pale pou verite, zot se manti tout kalte li chwazi, lo'l pale pou liberasyon, zot ofri opresyon, li trase bel ekzanp ki chita sou rezilta lakay li. Malerezman, nou te prefere koute zot ki jodi-a vle fini ak nou net alkole. Sou fo pwomes, zot deja rale anpil nan pitit soyet
yo pou defann koz pa li kont yo menm menm. Ak tout pitit soyet gaye sa yo, map raple istwa "du scorpion et du crapaud"

Lo eskopyon an te bezwen travese dlo-a ke li pat kapab pou kont li-a, li te blije al machande sevis krapo-a ki dabitid pa fye skopyon akoz ke se lanmo senpman li toujou pote pou yo. Etandone sikonstans yo, skopyon an koube li byen ba pou mande krapo si li ka travese li dlo-a sou pwomes ke li pap touye li fwa sa. Krapo ki pat fin pedi tout sans li net tire pye nan raple skopyon zak krabinay ke li abityelman fe sou yo. Skopyon mete 15 goud siwel nan bouch li pou konvenk krapo ke se pa menm bagay paske fwa sa se li ki nan bezwen eke li semante li pata ka rayi tet li menm si li ta rayi krapo. Skopyon kontinye pou vanse ak lojik komkwadire si krapo dako pou travese dlo-a ak li eke li ta pike krapo se ta yon swisid menm piske li menm tou lap peri si li fe sa. Tet krapo ki pa fin two fo tonbe nan pyej sa ki sanble fe tout sans douvan je li. Li deside charye skopy
on an sou do li pou travese'l rivye-a. Apre yon ti bout tan, skopyon pike krapo-a malgre tout pwomes li te fe yo. Krapo sezi epi regretabman mande skopyon an poukisa li fe sa konsa apre tout bel pwomes yo? Alo, skopyon an reponn li ke li franchman te eseye men, se sa skopyon fe, se nan nati li sa ye, li son kriminel nesans.

Map pale ak ou menm menm ki kite tet ou pati pou al defann entere zot kont pwop entere pa ou. Wi, ou menm menm ki bliye nan ki kondisyon manman/papa'w oubyen gran paran'w yo te travay pou'w rive la pou wap fe'w ilizyon grav sa jodi-a kont yo menm menm. Se le pou'w ta pito ap onore zev yo nan pote yon lot dimansyon nan lit sa ke fomasyon'w deja resevwa ba ou pou ranmase diyite yo ke yo te pedi pou pou te fe edikasyon'w. Se ou ki chwazi fe sa konsa. Ou menm anko, ou ka reveye'w, fe yon analiz an pwofonde san ilizyon ant sa'w vle ye ke'w poko ye ak sa'w ou ye reyelman nan moman an. Mwen konprann analiz sa yo souvan mande kouray pou aksepte reyalite'w menm si se ak tet ou w
ap pale. Mwen ka konprann sa. Men, sonje byen, reyalite sa ki pou ou ke'w pe aksepte nan fe yon entwospeksyon reskonsab la, se pa ou ki lakoz li. Se zot menm ki te lakoz li pandan 200 lane ke youn, de oubyen twa jenerasyon fanmi avan'w yo pat konn ni li ni ekri. Reveye'w vye fre. Se reskonsablite pa'w pou fe a trave aksyon wap poze lone manman/papa'w oubyen fanmi'w ansanm ak peyi'w vye fre. ONORE YO. Se pou nou ayiti ye wi met la, ann serye non. Wap trete peyi-a komkwadire se lenmi an ki ba'w kenbe'l pou li. Antouka, le ge sivil sou fom koudeta, oubyen tout lot nosyon yo va vin ave'l la va koumanse, anpil nan nou pral tonbe. Kanta sa, pa gen manti ladan. Senpman, avan li two ta, ou ka chwazi kijan'w vle swa tonbe, swa viv. Ou ka chwazi tonbe nan ONE oubyen, tonbe kon yon VALPA ki trayi klas li. Ou ka viv TET LEVE oubyen viv nan LAWONT. Wa chwazi, senpamn pa di mwen pat pale'w.

Bon, li le pou tewori-a fini pou fe plas a bagay ki pi serye yo nan jou kap vini la yo. Nou tout ka konprann ke zo
t fin fe kalkil jesyon apre Arisitd la eke, nan mo kod ke moun ki pou konprann konprann, li di maryonet yo AN AVAN! Se reskonsablite nou pou mobilize resous sou tout fom ki disponib nan men nou pou prepare yon defet pou moun sa yo an fave demini yo. Ann antann nou, son bann malere de bra balanse ke zot vle fin toupizi, se pou moun ki pretann yo se lide yo pran reskonsablite yo. Si gen yon nonm kap tranble anndan fo-a la, se pou'l soti nan fo-a ale fe fwon ak zot. Si nou pa rafemi deteminasyon pa nou, ak ki moral nou pral pral lidechip batay la. Se chwazi nou chwazi pou Ayiti pa viv moman difisil koudeta douvan je nou anko san pase a laksyon pou nou mouri an pe! Chwa sa gon fos moral ak li piske se pa peye yo peye nou pou sa menm jan ak zot. Wi, se pou yo tranble devan deteminasyon nou pou nou viv lib oubyen mouri debou. Se vre se LAPE nou vle, men pou pep la jwi PE sa-a, fok gen nan nou ki dako pou fe LAGE pou pwoteje li. Rete veyatif, mesaj sa pi serye ke nou panse, Grenadye a laso!!!

Se pou zanj yo
pote limye bay komandman batay la pou kondi nou kay manze laviktwa. Se pou lespri david le'l te jete golyat la anime moun ki chwazi yo. Se pou lanmo ki pral fet nan kan pa nou yo, tounen motivasyon pou nou kontinye goumen pou'n ka viv lib yon jou. Petet kom ane sa fe'n 2 san zan, se do de fwa pou nou fe batay endepandans la pou li ka konfime! Nou pa pwodwi lwil, nou pa gran pwisans, nou paka espere okenn fave nan men moun sa yo. Si gen yon bondye malere, se pou'l manifeste li an fave yo. VIV AYITI, VIV AYISYEN. APRE LAPLI SE VA BO TAN.

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