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dotymed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 05:00 AM
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Certainly, since my memory is not really good, everyone remembers the 2004 Coup that was pulled off, by America,under King George. Haiti's President Aristede, who was a populist, (unfortunately, there were many warring factions in Haiti) Democratically elected President, was basically targeted for "extraordinary rendition" by Bush and his elite base. In 2004 our CIA staged a coup, advertised it as a grassroots movement, placed a hood on Aristedes head and had him sign away power while he was on the flight. Yes, Haiti has had a very volatile history, mainly because of the international elite's desire to manipulate this beautiful island nation. Aristedes major crime? It was refusing to abide by IMF rules that were imposed on Haiti as a loan stipulation.These stipulations included "privatizing" the islands utility companies, water, electricity..etc.., ya know, allowing the international corporations ( our Gods) to prosper from the misery and poverty of the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Exactly like our earlier failed CIA coup attempt in Venezuela, we turned up the propaganda machine. We attested to the Aristede corruption and the ensuing killing and torture (us?) of all dissenters. Amazingly, even after all of these crimes against humanity were revealed by our propaganda machine, a solid 2/3 majority of Haitians called for the return of Aristede. That must have been a mass incidence of "Stockholm Syndrome." Of course, Aristede, under penalty of death, was not allowed to return. Now, with this (much needed) $100 million "loan" from the IMF,after the horrendous (Devil induced) Earthquake that killed so many and devastated (again) this tiny island; the so far hapless bush puppet regime, will have to squeeze even harder. To insure that these grossly impoverished people (now there are quite a few elite, mainly ex-pats, who reside(d) there also). I mean, who else are these people going to pay for all of their privatized services? Gangster Capitalism is still alive, well and destroying the world. Change we can believe in? Pepsi, catch the wave. I'd like to buy the world a Coke.....
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  -IMF to Haiti: Freeze Public Wages (The Shock Doctrine Begins) tekisui  Jan-17-10 03:55 PM   #0 
  - Oh fuck me Klein was right.  anonymous171   Jan-17-10 03:56 PM   #1 
  - Of course, she was, and she is.  inna   Jan-17-10 04:37 PM   #13 
     - So how does last year's debt forgiveness fit into this?  anigbrowl   Jan-17-10 04:50 PM   #15 
     - Yes, but at the time I thought that she was just being overly paranoid  anonymous171   Jan-17-10 05:14 PM   #16 
        - Nope. And sending Junior, and forgive me, Clinton out there  EFerrari   Jan-17-10 07:12 PM   #20 
        - Naomi Kleins SHOCK DOCTRINE  dotymed   Jan-18-10 04:07 AM   #34 
  - WTF?  Odin2005   Jan-17-10 03:57 PM   #2 
  - Already, rumors have Wyclef Jean in 'scandal'.  louis-t   Jan-17-10 04:04 PM   #3 
  - Actually it's more like his 'charity' had its financial documents come out.  Spider Jerusalem   Jan-17-10 08:00 PM   #24 
  - It's not a rumor, but based on a reading of IRS filings for his charity  anigbrowl   Jan-17-10 09:39 PM   #28 
  - Yikes.  louis-t   Jan-18-10 10:29 AM   #48 
  - Let's face it, folks...this is STILL about punishing the home  Ken Burch   Jan-18-10 04:00 PM   #57 
  - K&R  happy_liberal   Jan-17-10 04:05 PM   #4 
  - "Haiti was made poor--by France, the United States, Great Britain, other Western powers"  tblue   Jan-17-10 04:12 PM   #5 
  - AMNESIA  dotymed   Jan-18-10 05:00 AM   #37 
  - The information presented here is all good information  truedelphi   Jan-17-10 04:13 PM   #6 
  - I fear you are too too correct.  dixiegrrrrl   Jan-18-10 08:31 AM   #44 
  - In Haiti The Shock Doctrine has been underway for a long while.  Mika   Jan-17-10 04:14 PM   #7 
  - You are right, I should have said it continues.  tekisui   Jan-17-10 04:16 PM   #8 
  - 100% correct  malaise   Jan-17-10 04:19 PM   #11 
  - By the way Naomi and Spitzer are on  malaise   Jan-17-10 04:24 PM   #12 
  - What is Zakaria? is it an internet radio show  truedelphi   Jan-17-10 09:22 PM   #27 
     - He has a show on CNN on Sunday mornings.  EFerrari   Jan-17-10 10:20 PM   #30 
  - You bet. n/t  EFerrari   Jan-17-10 07:10 PM   #19 
  - Meanwhile the French are in the process of canceling Haiti's debt  malaise   Jan-17-10 04:17 PM   #9 
  - Actually, the IMF and World Bank already cancelled $1.2 billion (>60%) of their debt last year  anigbrowl   Jan-17-10 04:45 PM   #14 
     - Have you actually read the book? nt  glitch   Jan-17-10 06:53 PM   #17 
     - Yes. What's your point? /nt  anigbrowl   Jan-17-10 07:08 PM   #18 
        - It's an excellent read and you could learn a lot about how the process works.  glitch   Jan-17-10 07:18 PM   #21 
           - Maybe I already know about that and just don't share your opinion.  anigbrowl   Jan-17-10 07:46 PM   #23 
              - Read Klein's book - No bullshit! Or get it on CD's so it can be read to you!!  GreenTea   Jan-18-10 04:06 PM   #58 
     - not exactly. in "stages". & after delaying the process since 1996.  Hannah Bell   Jan-18-10 05:00 AM   #38 
     - One would almost think that was the purpose of the debt cancellation.  Overseas   Jan-18-10 10:09 AM   #47 
  - WATCH the UN Security Council Emergency Meeting tomorrow  nadinbrzezinski   Jan-17-10 04:17 PM   #10 
  - Shameful and typical  jonathon   Jan-17-10 07:32 PM   #22 
  - Lest we forget, Haiti's indigenous leaders have a sordid history of piling up fortunes in  bertman   Jan-17-10 08:24 PM   #25 
  - You mean those bribes from foreign multinationals  malaise   Jan-18-10 04:47 AM   #36 
  - You can only be a puppet if you are willing to accept the bribes. If we are ready to assail  bertman   Jan-18-10 07:32 AM   #40 
  - Haiti's "leaders" have a history of being hand-picked by the US & toppled at will by the US.  Hannah Bell   Jan-18-10 05:01 AM   #39 
     - You are correct. My point is that Haiti's past leaders have been all too willing to go along  bertman   Jan-18-10 07:34 AM   #41 
  - Recommend  TexasObserver   Jan-17-10 08:53 PM   #26 
  - Call it Democracy  maryf   Jan-17-10 10:17 PM   #29 
  - After reading all the comments  cartach   Jan-17-10 10:30 PM   #31 
  - Slanted one way?  saorsa   Jan-18-10 03:43 AM   #33 
  - please do a little DU Archive search during 2004 and see what was being discussed here at DU when  flyarm   Jan-18-10 08:10 AM   #42 
  - k/r  Solly Mack   Jan-17-10 10:32 PM   #32 
  - "by 1900, it was spending 80 percent of its national budget on repayments."  Hannah Bell   Jan-18-10 04:43 AM   #35 
  - I knew this crap is going to happen.  Jkid   Jan-18-10 08:18 AM   #43 
  - I don't think the IMF should be defined as sort of a UN. It is the front for the barons.  peacetalksforall   Jan-18-10 08:43 AM   #45 
  - kick, nt.  maryf   Jan-18-10 09:20 AM   #46 
  - AND.......... the "speculation" begins, as well. That cruise ship  Fire1   Jan-18-10 11:32 AM   #49 
  - Oh hysterics and delusions!! Why is this not moved to the  Fire1   Jan-18-10 11:38 AM   #50 
  - +1  Fire1sKid   Jan-18-10 11:43 AM   #51 
  - If Obama were more like LBJ this wouldnt happen  Fire1sKid   Jan-18-10 11:46 AM   #52 
  - ROFL:  Fire1   Jan-18-10 11:56 AM   #53 
  - Servitude to the global financial system created by and serving the original slavers.  Greyhound   Jan-18-10 01:09 PM   #54 
  - I'm Thinking It's Happening Here In California As Well...  WillyT   Jan-18-10 03:07 PM   #55 
  - This kind of thing was NEVER supposed to happen once Obama was elected  Ken Burch   Jan-18-10 03:57 PM   #56 

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