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02/03/04

Aristide: 'U.S. Forced Me to Leave Haiti':

Mr Aristide was put in contact yesterday with The Associated Press by the Reverend Jesse Jackson following a news conference where the civil rights leader called on Congress to investigate the president‚s departure. When asked if he left Haiti on his own, Mr Aristide quickly answered: „No. I was forced to leave.
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2597051

Audio: U.S. Psy-Ops Exposed:
South Africa Rejects Washington's Claim Aristide Was Denied Asylum
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5804.htm

Why they had to crush Aristide:
Haiti's elected leader was regarded as a threat by France and the US. With the enthusiastic backing of Haiti's former colonial master, a leader elected with overwhelming popular support has been driven from office by a loose association of convicted human rights abusers, seditious former army officers and pro-American business leaders.
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1159809,00.html

Coup d'etat in Haiti: The deed is done. Haiti has been raped:
The act was sanctioned by the United States, Canada and France. For despite the fig leaf of constitutionality with which these Western powers, and supposed bastions of democracy, have sought to shroud the act, what happened in Haiti yesterday was nothing short of a coup d'etat.
www.jamaicaobserver.com/editorial/html/20040301T000000-0500_56431_OBS_COUP_D_ETAT_IN_HAITI.asp

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U.S. allegedly blocked extra bodyguards:
The United States allegedly blocked Haitian President Jean Bertrand-Aristide's last-minute attempt to bolster his personal bodyguards
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/haiti/8074989.htm?template=contentModules/printstory.jsp

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Audio: Ramsey Clark On Haiti:
"A Clear Demonstration of U.S. Regime Change By Armed Aggression"
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5803.htm

A Typical American Coup:
When it comes to removing heads of state by indirect means, the US still has what it takes to get the job done. There was talk of rebel advances, people with guns, looting, revenge attacks, etc. What was missing was one simple question: what was the uprising all about?
www.heise.de/tp/english/inhalt/co/16872/1.html

'Baby Doc' Duvalier eyes return to Haiti:
Jean-Claude ''Baby Doc'' Duvalier, the deposed Haitian dictator living in exile in Paris since 1986, said Monday he wants to return to his homeland as soon as possible.
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/local/8082379.htm

The Accomplished Destruction of Aristide, the Planned Destruction of Hugo Chavez:
The drama of Haiti and of the Aristide administration implies many dangers for Cuba and Venezuela. It is the final outcome of Washington‚s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) against popular governments in Latin America: namely, subversion-destruction.
www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1115

U.S. political maneuvering behind the ouster:
The departure of Haiti's Jean-Bertrand Aristide is a victory for a Bush administration hard-liner who has been long dedicated to Aristide's ouster, U.S. foreign policy analysts say.
www.nynewsday.com/news/nationworld/world/ny-wopo
l013691845mar01,0,4730210.story?coll=ny-worldnews-headlines

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Emergency Haiti summit: Caricom leaders say Aristide's overthrow dangerous precedent:
The 15-member group appeared on a collision course with the United States at the United Nations over the sanctioning of a peace-keeping force for Haiti.
www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/html/20040301T000000-0500_
56429_OBS_EMERGENCY_HAITI_SUMMIT_TOMORROW.asp

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Déjà vu All Over Again in Haiti:
When Americans see unrest, violence, rebellion or civil war in other nations on the TV news, they often rightly sympathize with the plight of the foreign citizens put at risk. Yet news is∑well,∑news, not history. Americans rarely realize that their own government, somewhere along the line, most likely contributed to the crisis du jour.
independent.org/tii/news/040302Eland.html

US Policy Against Haiti
The Progress Report - USA
... or indifference, US fingerprints are all over the 2004 ... In early February, an anonymous State Department official ... talk about undergoing change in the way Haiti ...
http://www.progress.org/2004/fpif46.htm

CRISISWATCH N°7, 1 March 2004
Reuters AlertNet - London, England, UK
This month's ICG bulletin on the world's conflicts noted deteriorating situations in ten countries in February. In particular, in Haiti, a rebel uprising ...
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/fromthefield/107822034762.htm

I-NEWS on the News - March 1, 2004
Infoshop News - USA
Haiti: Once again the USA is intervening in the affairs of Haiti. The Bush regime ordered US Marines to invade the country today. ...
http://www.infoshop.org/inews/stories.php?story=04/03/01/7016756

01/03/04

The fire this time in Haiti was US-fueled:
The Bush administration appears to have succeeded in its long-time goal of toppling Aristide through years of blocking international aid to his impoverished nation
www.taipeitimes.com/News/edit/archives/2004/03/01/2003100742

Aristide not forced out: US diplomat:
A SENIOR US diplomat has vehemently denied a French radio report that ex-Haitian president Jean Bertrand Aristide had been forcibly removed from his residence by US troops.
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,8833973%255E1702,00.html

The Destabilization of Haiti : Double standards:
The White House has called into question Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's "fitness to continue to govern his country". According to the official White House statement released one day before Aristide's departure for the Dominican Republic:
globalresearch.ca/articles/CHO402D.html

Canada's envoy: It's 'mayhem':
Roving gunmen leave scores dead: Ouster triggers widespread looting. Haitian rebels were on the brink of turning their besieged capital into a bloody war zone early today, less than 24 hours after President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, bowing to international pressure, fled the country.
www.thestar.ca/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article
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968332188492&call_pagepath=News/News&pubid=968163964505&StarSource=email

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Haiti's fugitive president speaks out:
Haiti's ex-president has castigated his political opponents for "chopping down the peace tree" in a radio address soon after arriving in the Central African Republic.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/8A86C3B6-C6E9-45DF-9B99-7965A3FCE7E8.htm

Don't fall for Washington's spin on Haiti :
The crisis in Haiti is another case of brazen US manipulation of a small, impoverished country. President George Bush's foreign policy team came into office intent on toppling Mr Aristide, and their efforts were apparently consummated on Sunday.
http://news.ft.com/s01/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/
FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1077690777008&p=1012571727126&partnerID=1744

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US took Aristide away: report:
"The American army came to take him away at two in the morning," the man told RTL radio. "The Americans forced him out with weapons."
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5792.htm

Bush's policies on Haiti at issue:
Lingering questions over what role the White House played in the Haiti uprising — and whether race was a factor in sending back hundreds of fleeing refugees — could haunt President Bush as he tries to win Florida again this year and secure reelection.
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/8074992.htm

Venezuela: Chavez calls Bush 'asshole' :
Chavez vowed to defeat any attempt to unseat him and threatened to cut off oil supplies to the United States from the world's No. 5 crude oil exporter should Washington try an invasion or trade sanctions. "Venezuela is not Haiti and Chavez is not Aristide," he said.
www.reuters.com/locales/newsArticle.jsp;:4042a149:0c1a48964cc2b5?type=worldNews&locale=en_IN&storyID=4463411

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US marines to follow Canadians into Haiti:
Canadian troops have taken control of the Port-au-Prince airport and US President George Bush has ordered the deployment of US marines to Haiti after the hasty exit of president Jean Bertrand Aristide.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/D397FAA3-51C3-4DF6-AFD4-5D114CC4DD24.htm

HAITI uprising: who's who
Guardian - UK
With rebels encircling the capital, he stood down as Haiti's president on February 28 2004 and with US help, fled the country to the Central African Republic. ...
http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1159580,00.html

OPPOSE BUSH'S COUP IN HAITI
International Action Center - USA
... Jean-Bertrand Aristide, as well as the US occupation of that country. US marines have entered Haiti tonight (February 29, 2004). ...
http://www.iacenter.org/haiti_answer-022904a.htm

FOREIGN Troops Move Into Haiti After Aristide Flees
New York Times - New York,NY,USA
... But his presidency crumbled as he violently cracked down on political dissent, and after armed rebels seized Haiti's north in February. ...
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/01/international/americas/02CND-HAITI.html

FORMER Haitian leader in Africa in search of asylum
Radio Australia - Australia
... under international pressure after mounting trouble and insurrection... Things began to unravel on February 1 when ... Within five days, Haiti's fourth largest city ...
http://www.abc.net.au/ra/newstories/RANewsStories_1056586.htm

HAITI President, Aristide, resigns, flees to South Africa
Daily Times of Nigeria - Lagos,Nigeria
... Aristide, Haiti’s first democratically-elected president in 200 years of ... The rebels launched the rebellion on February 5 from Gonaives,
about 110 kilometres ...
http://www.dailytimesofnigeria.com/DailyTimes/2004/March/1/Haiti.asp

Aristide Flees Haiti; Bush Sends Marines
apnews.myway.com/article/20040301/D81183900.html

U.S. Troops Kidnap Aristide
dailytelegraph.news.com.au/story.jsp?sectionid=1274&storyid=973655

TEXT of UN Resolution on Haiti
Newsday – Long Island, NY, USA
… Recalling its previous resolutions and statements by its President on Haiti, in particular the statement of 26 February 2004.…
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-ap-un-haiti-resolution,0,7160107.story?coll=sns-ap-world-headlines

RECENT events in Haitian history
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
… agreement. Feb. 22, 2004 – Rebels seize Cap-Haitien, Haiti's second-largest city, and vow to press on to the capital, Port-au-Prince.
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/aplatin_story.asp?category=1102&slug=Haiti%20Chronology

CAMPAIGN 2004: Democrats go to mat in NYC debate
Pittsburgh Post Gazette – Pittsburgh,PA,USA
… The departure of Haiti's President Jean-Bertrand Aristide from that chaotic country yesterday gave the candidates a chance to attack Bush, accusing him of…
www.post-gazette.com/pg/04061/279318.stm

US Marines arrive in Haiti after Aristide flees
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
PORT-AU-PRINCE – US Marines arrived in Haiti late Sunday to launch an… the Caribbean nation‚s president Jean Bertrand Aristide fled a mounting insurrection.…
www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/theworld/2004/March/theworld_March6.xml&section=theworld

ARISTIDE Raised Haiti's Hopes, Then Shattered Them
New York Times – USA
… in February 2001, Mr. Aristide lost much of his support at home and abroad. He fulfilled few of the enormous expectations he had raised in part because Haiti,…
www.nytimes.com/2004/03/01/international/americas/01ARIS.html?ex=1078722000&en=b3e4334681dca9c3&ei=5062

1804 – 2004: Liberation, Re-liberation of Haiti
V Crisis – Venezuela
… the Haitian people for their achievement in 2003-2004 … imposing slavery, today it is a national insurrection … Caucus and Democratic Party, the betrayal of Haiti…
www.vcrisis.com/index.php?content=letters/200402291730

RECENT Events in Haitian History
San Luis Obispo Tribune – San Luis Obispo,CA,USA
… agreement. Feb. 22, 2004 – Rebels seize Cap-Haitien, Haiti's second-largest city, and vow to press on to the capital, Port-au-Prince.
www.sanluisobispo.com/mld/sanluisobispo/news/local/8073197.htm

MARINES ready for duty in Haiti after Aristide resigns
WIS – Columbia,SC,USA
(Pentagon-AP) Feb. 19, 2004 – Haiti's president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, resigned and fled the country Sunday after a three-week-long rebel uprising.…
www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=1676555

HAITI 2004: The Great Irony In the Country's Bicentennial Year,…
Infoshop News – USA
… The year 2004 marks the 200th anniversary of the only successful slave revolution that … Haiti granted asylum and provided a great deal of military assistance to…
www.infoshop.org/inews/stories.php?story=04/02/28/2783560

NEW Haitian President Calls For Calm
WAVE – Louisville,KY,USA
(PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, February 29th, 2004, 10:15 am) — A former jurist with a reputation for honesty said Sunday he was assuming the presidency of Haiti…
www.wave3.com/Global/story.asp?S=1676343&nav=0RZFLAhe

FEBRUARY 29, 2004 Remarks by the President on Haiti
Whitehouse.gov (press release) – USA
He has left his country. The Constitution of Haiti is working. There is an interim President, as per the Constitution, in place.…
www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2004/02/20040229.html

REUTERS World News Highlights 1900 GMT Feb 29
Forbes – USA
… President George W. Bush ordered the deployment of US Marines to Haiti … until Wednesday the signing of an interim constitution after lawmakers missed a February…
www.forbes.com/business/newswire/2004/02/29/rtr1280341.html

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