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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:30 PM
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7. Ironies and history - my view
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 05:34 PM by peacetalksforall
When I look at the US helicopters flying over Haiti with life saving supplies for the people or when I hear George W. Bushs name in relation to Haiti relief or when I look at Sec. Clinton meeting with her team and Haitian dignitaries and other leaders I cant help having thoughts that link the last decade with this decade.

Helicopters: Our military, loaded down with equipment is being photographed all over Haiti to show us what we are doing to help with the earthquake. Well, I cant help picturing 2004 when they were in Haiti to help George W. Bush pull off a coup detat that Aristide all pre-planned. We invaded the country and kidnapped their legally elected President who was trying to help the people and who was supported by the little people the poor and those who had little opportunity. This coup which this country led was a wealth class-corporate coup. The World Bank, and IMF was in on it. Those helicopter soldiers were also most likely all dressed in uniform and the same kind of gear to steal a President for secret reasons - the same gear as they are wearing today.

So President Obama comes in and appoints Secretary of State Clinton and when I try to note what policies were reversed or revised, I cant think of one. Instead we had a coup in 2009 that appears to have been sponsored and supported by our administration - in Honduras, one of the other poorest nations in this Hemisphere. And we have also heard extremely threatening remarks about the leaders in Venezuela and Bolivia by Sec. Clinton or her staff two leaders who are trying to help their people just as Aristide did.

I see irony everywhere. I am bitter about our policies against countries where duly elected Presidents are targeted by the United States of Corporations. And it doesnt seem to matter which administration is in place.

1991 - first coup against President Aristide
1991 first coup against President Chavez (Feburary 4)
2002 - second coup against President Chavez
2004 second coup against President Aristide (February 29)
2009 - coup against President Zelaya with George Bush administration staff as advisors and operatives
2009 - claim by President Morales that a coup attempt against him was discovered and interrupted

This leaves out many other leaders of Central and South America where we were involved in outing and killing.
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