Haiti: Time for Clinton and Co to Pack and Go

by Dady Chery, from Counterpunch

Once more, we have tasted salt. We have mourned our dead from the earthquake and the cholera epidemic. The collective depression, the temporary zombification has lifted. It is time to evict the occupier and pursue the traitors and enemies of our independence. No exception.

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Haitian street protests grow as US intervenes in political crisis

by John Marion, WSWS

Demonstrations continued throughout Haiti Tuesday, following Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe’s resignation over the weekend. Lamothe’s ouster has not resolved the political crisis among the country’s ruling elites, nor quelled growing street protests that target not only President Michel Martelly but also inflation and the imperialist machinations of the US and UN.

The protests have been going on since at least October, but have become daily in recent weeks. While centered in Port-au-Prince, the capital, protests have also been reported in the cities of Cap-Haitien, Gonaive, Petit Goâve, and Jacmel. On December 3 a three-month-old infant died from inhaling tear gas fired by police in the north of the country.

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Globalist Jesus Worshiped at Golden Globes While the “Other’ CIA Film Received It’s Award

by Scott Creighton

Globalist Jesus slipped out on stage at the Golden Globes yesterday and the idol worship and false praise rang out loud and clear from all those Hollywood elites who were afraid to be seen not rejoicing in his splendor. His background didn’t matter, his brutal corporate history didn’t matter, his lies and betrayal of his wife and the honor of his office didn’t matter. All that matters is the fact that he is as rich as the ancient dictators of old and the fact that his fascist fingers grip power with the help of Hollywood’s new team of acclaimed writers: the Central Intelligence Agency.

It was a despicable display of Orwellian servitude by a group of soulless, talentless hacks risen to the ranks of what is laughably called “the A-List” simply because they will bow to their new morally bankrupt neo-liberal god-king.

globalist jesus

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The Clintons: Still in Bed with Butchers

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: See update at the end of this article about how Sean Penn went on Tavis Smiley’s show to whitewash Bill Clinton’s behavior in Haiti to the American public. Sean Penn is bought and paid for. What a sellout.

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monster meet monster

This is a picture of Bill Clinton smiling and shaking the hand of Jean-Claude (Baby Doc) Duvalier in Titanyen….on January 12, 2012, a week ago.

Baby Doc is possibly the most sadistic and brutal dictator Washington has ever created. He is by almost any definition of the term, evil. And I don’t use that word often. In fact, I don’t think I ever have on this site. But Baby Doc fits the bill.

His secret police were called the Tonton Macoutes and they ruled by a unique blend of mixing murder, torture, and fanatical voodoo ritual which left Haitians not only afraid for their lives, but for their souls as well. Many of the leaders of the Tonton Macoutes were local voodoo priests who were said to be zombies out for nothing more than stealing the blood and the souls of their victims.  They reveled in their evil reputation and took steps to ensure it grew into legend.

“Those who spoke out against Duvalier would disappear at night, or were sometimes attacked in broad daylight. Tonton Macoutes often stoned and burned people alive. Many times the corpses were put on display, often hung in trees for everyone to see. Family members who tried to remove the bodies for proper burial often disappeared themselves, never to be seen again.”

These merciless killers murdered over 60,000 Haitians and many more were forced to flee their homes.” COHA

Described by Jean Saint-Vil, Titanyen is the site where “mass graves were dug to pack hundreds of bodies of men, women and children who were murdered by Jean-Claude Duvalier and his infamous Tonton Macoutes – over the course of 3 decades of a notoriously brutal dictatorship.” and that is where the humanitarian globalist Bill Clinton is standing with the Butcher of Haiti.

Talk about the power of left cover. Imagine the outrage if Dick Cheney were in that picture literally standing on the bodies of thousands of Haitian people shaking the hand of the man responsible for putting them there. But when globalist poster-boy Bill Clinton does it… nothing. Not a peep.

That, my friends, is the definition of “left cover” and I guess that’s what you’re buying when you get the likes of Sean Penn, Jack Black, and Matt Damon to do cutesy little PR videos for your globalist institutions and “business oriented solutions”

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Democracy, Haitian Style

by Stephen Lendman

Except for Aristide’s tenure, what passes for Haitian democracy would make a despot blush, thanks to America’s imperial grip on the hemisphere’s poorest, long-suffering people.

As a result, last November’s presidential and legislative elections might best be called a cruel joke. The entire process was rigged to exclude 15 parties, including by far the most popular, Aristide’s Fanmi Lavalas.

Moreover, the election was so tainted by brazen disenfranchisement and fraud, including ballot box stuffing and other irregularities, that legitimate independent observers would have demanded throwing out the results and starting over.

Most Haitians, however, weren’t fooled. A scant 22%, in fact, voted, a hemispheric low since record keeping began over 60 years ago.

Since no presidential candidate won a majority, a March 20 runoff followed, pitting stealth Duvalierist Michel (“Sweet Micky”) Martelly, an anti-populist former Kompa singer, against Mirlande Manigat, wife of former right-wing president, Leslie Manigat. Between them, they got about 11% support in round one, making them both illegitimate presidential choices.

Even more so for winner Martelly with fewer than 22% of Haitians voting, a new record low so embarrassing it was almost like holding a national election and no one showed up. Why bother with only US approved candidates participating, making both rounds fraudulent, illegitimate, and predictable, assuring sham democracy, continued repression, deep poverty, and exploitation for another five years.

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New Feature: Globalist SKANK Watch!

Hillary refuses to call for Mubarak’s removal and approves of his appointment of a CIA connected puppet to the position of vice president.

Hillary is on her way to Haiti to chat with presidential candidates like Baby Doc in order to ensure they keep their local plantation under control.

Wow! That’s one busy globalist skank! There’s not one blood-thirsty corrupt dictator Hillary Clinton won’t support!

Go Go Globalist Skank!

‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier returns to Haiti Just One Day Before The Corrupt Government’s Hand-Picked Candidate Loses the Election

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: At the time I am writing this update, 9:47 am Monday morning, there is not one single left-wing blog/alternative news source that I can find covering this story. Not Crooks and Liars, not Politico, not Firedoglake, not Daily Kos, not Talking Points Memo, not Think Progress, not Huffington Post, not even Salon.

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The Clintons and the other globalists won’t allow the rightful President of Haiti,  Jean Bertrand Aristide, back into the country but now when they really need a strong dictator to retake control of those pesky poor people, enter Baby Doc… as if nothing ever happened.  Don’t look to the Obama administration to do anything about this… his entire staff is nothing but Clintonista retreads… neoliberal “centrist” dems… meaning right-wing fascists. This is deplorable. Almost as deplorable as Bill Clinton sitting on all that money raised to help the people of Haiti while he plots out which corporations will get free factories that they can staff with Haiti’s starving poor. This is sickening. Even Dick Cheney wouldn’t have tried to do something like this.

“good Duvalierist is prepared to kill his children (for Duvalier) and expects his children to kill their parents for him.” Luckner Cambronne, head of the Tonton Macoute while living in Miami after leaving Haiti in ’72

Baby Doc Returns to Haiti

He is happy to be back in this country, back in his home,” said Mona Beruaveau, a candidate for Senate in a Duvalierist party who spoke to the former dictator at the immigration office inside the airport terminal.” Associated Press

UPDATE – It looks like they brought him back in a rush because their hand-picked neoliberal candidate was going to lose the election they tried their best to rig.

“The head of the Organization of American States (OAS), Jose Miguel Insulza, was to arrive in Haiti Monday to discuss his regional group’s report that evaluated the election results, his office said.

A draft of the report leaked last week said the international monitors would suggest that Jude Celestin, the hand-picked candidate of Preval, should step aside ahead of a second round run-off.” Raw Story

“By most accounts, Mirlande Manigat, a professor who briefly served as first lady two decades ago, won the highest number of votes in the hastily arranged election. The government-controlled Provisional Electoral Council, to the surprise of many election observers, then placed Preval’s candidate, minor technocrat Jude Celestin, in the No. 2 finishing spot, which would have sent him into a runoff with Manigat that originally was scheduled for Sunday but postponed indefinitely because of the uncertainty.

… Under pressure, Preval agreed to an inspection of the vote by the Organization of American States. In a report that has not officially been made public but has been widely leaked, the OAS found that the outcome was not credible and had involved the rampant stuffing of ballot boxes (more than 200 polling stations supposedly registered 100% turnout when overall turnout barely reached 20%). The OAS determined that “it cannot support the preliminary results.”

The report recommended that Celestin be eliminated and the runoff spot given to Martelly, who bested Celestin by 0.3% of the vote, according to the OAS.”  LA Times

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