Monday, March 01, 2004

US Sponsors More Regime Change

I call it a coup. Kind of like when Chavez voluntarily stepped down in Venezuela, or like when Allende gave his final radio address in Chile. The US doesn't lead coups....welll not directly. They usually facilitate them though, train and arm coup leaders for examples. in the end what's the difference????

Here's a little bit of a larger article from AlterNet...I recommend it

U.S.-Sponsored Regime Change in Haiti

By Nirit Ben-Ari and Bill Weinberg, World War 3 Report
March 1, 2004

In the wee hours of March 1, US Marines landed in Haiti hours after President Jean-Bertrand Aristide reportedly succumbed to demands from an armed opposition movement that he step down and go into exile – although persistent rumors on the ground maintain he was actually arrested by US forces. As rebel troops entered the capital Port-au-Prince, the UN Security Council approved a resolution authorizing a multinational force to restore order, and French troops are also on the way.

The rebel army, cobbled together from anti-government gangs and militias and led by former army officers, has achieved its aim of Aristide's ouster. It seems the cost will be the loss of Haiti's sovereignty to foreign occupation troops – yet again.


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