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Titide has landed!

Posted by Charles II on March 18, 2011

Randal Archibold, of the soon-to-be-paywalled NYT:

Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the former priest who rose to become the nation’s first democratically elected president before being forced into exile twice, returned home…

Archibold (or his editor), fronting for the State Department adds this:

Amid an armed uprising, led in part by former members of the Haitian Army that Mr. Aristide had disbanded, he left Haiti on Feb. 29, 2004. He has said American diplomats kidnapped him, but the United States has long denied the accusation.

Actually, he has said that American diplomats and military kidnapped both him and his security force using as a threat US-trained “rebels” widely believed to be in the employ of the CIA, with an additional threat the US military forces that surrounded the presidential residence. I guess that doesn’t meet the NYT’s style guidelines.

But at last Haiti has a leader who may be able to end the ineptitude of the non-profits under Sultan Clinton and rally the people to rebuild this shattered nation.

3 Responses to “Titide has landed!”

  1. Thanks, Charles!

  2. jo6pac said

    Yes this going to be interesting, I just hope he lives long enough.

    • Charles II said

      I honestly don’t think he’s in danger. The US hyperventilates over him because they accept the CIA/Jesse Helms characterization of him as a dangerous radical and drug runner. But there’s really no evidence of either proposition. What seems to be the case is that the US has an acute case of guilty conscience, which leads it to embrace some really bad, really violent people rather than admit that the US has been oppressing Haiti for centuries.

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