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US military occupation of Haïti

dimanche 24 janvier 2010

Despite criticism for the US military presence in quake-stricken Haiti, Washington says it has a long-term plan to stay in the country. "We are there for the long term, this is not something that will be resolved quickly and easily," US Ambassador to the UN Alejandro Wolff said on Thursday.

Just three days after a magnitude 7 earthquake jolted Haiti on January 12th, the United States began to send military forces to the impoverished Caribbean nation. The head of US Southern Command General Douglas Fraser said on Thursday that nearly 20,000 US troops are due to operate, both on land and offshore, by Sunday. Currently over 2,676 US troops are operating on the ground in Haiti, Fraser said, adding the number is going to swell to 4,600 by the weekend and that another 10,445 are currently afloat aboard vessels offshore. More than 4,000 other soldiers and Marines also left North Carolina late Wednesday.

This is while leading international aid organization, Medecins Sans Frontieres, blasted the US for putting the delivery of soldiers before medical supplies. The presence of the US military, which has taken over command of the distribution of humanitarian aid, has raised the ire of some other countries including France, Nicaragua and Venezuela. Paris demanded the United Nations investigate and clarify the dominant US role in Haiti. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said Haiti seeks "humanitarian aid, not troops." Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez accused the US of seeking to occupy the country. "The United States government is using a humanitarian tragedy to militarily occupy Haiti. I read somewhere that they even occupied the [presidential] palace."

Washington, in the past, has been accused of interfering in Haitian internal affairs on many occasions. The US military played a role in the departure of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide before his second term was over in early 2004. Aristide described his departure as kidnapping. Haiti was occupied by US Marines for nearly 20 years from 1915 to 1934. Former US President Bill Clinton sent troops to Haiti in 1994.

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  • US military occupation of Haïti 1er juin 2010 12:04

    US Army out of the gulf !

    GI’s are here to deport people an settle new gas industries for oil and gas companies.

    People will pay two or three times for the bank : going to be expelled, going to pay gas and electricity higher and higher, because oil and gas companies have to help banks to refund after subprimes and 2008 Crash.

    Katrina, 5 years before

    5 years ago, the federal state of US ran the Katrina hurricane by moving people like things from de watering houses to keep the ground and develop companies and steal it for capitalist investments.

    Ayiti, 6 months ago

    In Ayiti, last winter, 30.000 soliders established on the Island, just after the earthquake. This earthquake was anticipated 18 month ago. They were well prepared to take place in the new colony. And they push people of Port-au-Prince to go out of the ruins, displaced them, deport them. Even people who didn’t want to move had to go.

    Some were killed because they were angry and tried to take food form supermarket ruins.

    Oil slick in the Caribbean for 40 and some days

    Now, because of oil in the Caribbean, Shell bought East Resources gas company. Actually, they have a big chance : oil in the Caribean provides the opportunity to extract gas in South US-states.

    Natural and ecological disasters are not disasters for everyone, and global warming is an ideology to make people quiet against XXIst century barbarism.

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    • US military occupation of Haïti 1er juin 2010 12:06


      US Army out of the gulf !

      GI’s are here to deport people an settle new gas industries for oil and gas companies.

      People will pay two or three times for the bank : going to be expelled, going to pay gas and electricity higher and higher, because oil and gas companies have to help banks to refund after subprimes and 2008 Crash.

      Katrina, 5 years before

      5 years ago, the federal state of US ran the Katrina hurricane by moving people like things from de watering houses to keep the ground and develop companies and steal it for capitalist investments.

      Ayiti, 6 months ago

      In Ayiti, last winter, 30.000 soliders established on the Island, just after the earthquake. This earthquake was anticipated 18 month ago. They were well prepared to take place in the new colony. And they push people of Port-au-Prince to go out of the ruins, displaced them, deport them. Even people who didn’t want to move had to go.

      Some were killed because they were angry and tried to take food form supermarket ruins.

      Oil slick in the Caribbean for 40 and some days

      Now, because of oil in the Caribbean, Shell bought East Resources gas company. Actually, they have a big chance : oil in the Caribean provides the opportunity to extract gas in South US-states.

      Natural and ecological disasters are not disasters for everyone, and global warming is an ideology to make people quiet against XXIst century barbarism.

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