Saturday, July 16, 2005
Your tax dollars at work in the lives of Haitian women and children
Of course, if this news percolates beyond the handful of progressive sites discussing it, the current régime will try to blame these deaths on pro-Aristide forces. But that's going to be quite difficult to do. So our media, which follow's Bush's lead -- and Bush wanted Aristide's removal and replacement with the current junta -- is not saying much of anything, since it can't be blamed on Aristide.
A relative happened to be in Geneva in the early part of the last century and looked at the records of US intervention in 1915-1934. Even by the standards of the day, the US occupation was brutal.
It was this occupation, among other American interventions, that led General Smedley Butler to equate war with organized crime.
Anyway, keep spreading the word.
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