[mgj-discuss] Breaking Haiti News...What are we going to do!!!!
phipco at riseup.net
Mon Mar 1 11:51:56 EST 2004
This is immidiate you all! What are we going to do? I have ideas but I am
just one person, what are others willing to put into an action surrounding
this latest development in Haiti? This is announcement is from Democracy
Now. Audio should be posted soon.
Multiple sources that just spoke with Haitian President Jean-Bertrand
Aristide told Democracy Now! that Aristide says he was "kidnapped" and
taken by force to the Central African Republic. Congressmember Maxine
Waters said she received a call from Aristide at 9am EST. "He's surrounded
by military. It's like he is in jail, he said. He says he was kidnapped,"
said Waters. She said he had been threatened by what he called US
diplomats. According to Waters, the diplomats reportedly told the Haitian
president that if he did not leave Haiti, paramilitary leader Guy Philippe
would storm the palace and Aristide would be killed. According to Waters,
Aristide was told by the US that they were withdrawing Aristide's US
TransAfrica founder and close Aristide family friend Randall Robinson also
received a call from the Haitian president early this morning and
confirmed Waters account. Robinson said that Aristide "emphatically"
denied that he had resigned. "He did not resign," he said. "He was
abducted by the United States in the commission of a coup." Robinson says
he spoke to Aristide on a cell phone that was smuggled to the Haitian
"If I were a monkey I would be the baddest monkey in the jungle!"
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