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saorsa Donating Member (93 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 04:43 AM
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33. Slanted one way?
If there ever was a textbook case of anti-democratic dirty double dealing by a succession of US governments, Haiti is one. But as in many of the stories that are shaping the world around us, you won't find the full background on the main stream news, they don't do that kind of reporting. Neocons were behind the successful destabilization of Haiti in 2004, it is one of the great crimes of the Bush regime. There are some liberals can't bear to deal honestly with the truth of Haiti & US history because the Clinton administration has been accused by many historians and writers to have blocked Aristides restoration after the Bush 1 supported coup of 1991, until Aristide agreed to terms that would tone down his leftist stands and accept IMF policies. After that, the right wing continued to work to bring Aristide down again, and succeeded, with Bush 2.
Nothing marks a successful Neocon - Right wing strategy like the muddied pools they leave behind.

here are some links I hope will work for background on Haiti:

www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/jan/13/our-role-i...
An article by Peter Hallward, author of 'Damming the Flood: Haiti, Aristide, and the Politics of Containment'

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8460185.stm
current BBC background, gives perspective but repeats the smear against Aristide and the lies that cover up the US involvement in removing him from power in 2004, repeated ad nauseum by Neo-liberal apologists and the Bush regime

http://rebelreports.com/post/109822009/bill-clinton-nam ...
article by Jeremy Scahill

http://www.consortiumnews.com/2010/011310.html
more history from Robert Parry, consortiumnews.com

http://www.lrb.co.uk/v26/n08/paul-farmer/who-removed-ar ...
Paul Farmer, on Aristides' removal, with background

also check out Project Censored, 2005 and other years also, I think, for background
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