From Cynthia McKinney: Haiti 2010: An Unwelcome Katrina Redux

President Obama's response to the tragedy in Haiti has been robust in military deployment and puny in what the Haitians need most: food; first responders and their specialized equipment; doctors and medical facilities and equipment; and engineers, heavy equipment, and heavy movers. Sadly, President Obama is dispatching Presidents Bush and Clinton, and thousands of Marines and U.S. soldiers. By contrast, Cuba has over 400 doctors on the ground and is sending in more; Cubans, Argentinians, Icelanders, Nicaraguans, Venezuelans, and many others are already on the ground working--saving lives and treating the injured. Senegal has offered land to Haitians willing to relocate to Africa.

The United States, on the day after the tragedy struck, confirmed that an entire Marine Expeditionary Force was being considered "to help restore order," when the "disorder" had been caused by an earthquake striking Haiti; not since 1751, 1770, 1842, 1860, and 1887 had Haiti experienced an earthquake. But, I remember the bogus reports of chaos and violence the led to the deployment of military assets, including Blackwater, in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. One Katrina survivor noted that the people needed food and shelter and the U.S. government sent men with guns. Much to my disquiet, it seems, here we go again. From the very beginning, U.S. assistance to Haiti has looked to me more like an invasion than a humanitarian relief operation.

On Day Two of the tragedy, a C-130 plane with a military assessment team landed in Haiti, with the rest of the team expected to land soon thereafter. The stated purpose of this team was to determine what military resources were needed.

An Air Force special operations team was also expected to land to provide air traffic control. Now, the reports are that the U.S. is not allowing assistance in, shades of Hurricane Katrina, all over again.

On President Obama's orders military aircraft "flew over the island, mapping the destruction." So, the first U.S. contribution to the humanitarian relief needed in Haiti were reconnaissance drones whose staffing are more accustomed to looking for hidden weapon sites and surface-to-air missile batteries than wrecked infrastructure. The scope of the U.S. response soon became clear: aircraft carrer, Marine transport ship, four C-140 airlifts, and evacuations to Guantanamo. By the end of Day Two, according to the Washington Post report, the United States had evacuated to Guantanamo Bay about eight [8] severely injured patients, in addition to U.S. Embassy staffers, who had been "designated as priorities by the U.S. Ambassador and his staff."

On Day Three we learned that other U.S. ships, including destroyers, were moving toward Haiti. Interestingly, the Washington Post reported that the standing task force that coordinates the U.S. response to mass migration events from Cuba or Haiti was monitoring events, but had not yet ramped up its operations. That tidbit was interesting in and of itself, that those two countries are attended to by a standing task force, but the treatment of their nationals is vastly different, with Cubans being awarded immediate acceptance from the U.S. government, and by contrast, internment for Haitian nationals.

U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral James Watson IV reassured Americans, "Our focus right now is to prevent that, and we are going to work with the Defense Department, the State Department, FEMA and all the agencies of the federal government to minimize the risk of Haitians who want to flee their country," Watson said. "We want to provide them those releif supplies so they can live in Haiti."

By the end of Day Four, the U.S. reportedly had evacuated over 800 U.S. nationals.

For those of us who have been following events in Haiti before the tragic earthquake, it is worth noting that several items have caused deep concern:

1. the continued exile of Haiti's democratically-elected and well-loved, yet twice-removed former priest, President Jean-Bertrand Aristide;

2. the unexplained continued occupation of the country by United Nations troops who have killed innocent Haitians and are hardly there for "security" (I've personally seen them on the roads that only lead to Haiti's sparsely-populated areas teeming with beautiful beaches);

3. U.S. construction of its fifth-largest embassy in the world in Port-au-Prince, Haiti;

4. mining and port licenses and contracts, including the privatization of Haiti's deep water ports, because certain off-shore oil and transshipment arrangements would not be possible inside the U.S. for environmental and other considerations; and

5. Extensive foreign NGO presence in Haiti that could be rendered unnecessary if, instead, appropriate U.S. and other government policy allowed the Haitian people some modicum of political and economic self-determination.

Therefore, we note here the writings of Ms. Marguerite Laurent, whom I met in her capacity as attorney for ousted President of Haiti Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Ms. Laurent reminds us of Haiti's offshore oil and other mineral riches and recent revivial of an old idea to use Haiti and an oil refinery to be built there as a transshipment terminal for U.S. supertankers. Ms. Laurent, also known as Ezili Danto of the Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network (HLLN), writes:

"There is evidence that the United States found oil in Haiti decades ago and due to the geopolitical circumstances and big business interests of that era made the decision to keep Haitian oil in reserve for when Middle Eastern oil had dried up. This is detailed by Dr. Georges Michel in an article dated March 27, 2004 outlining the history of oil explorations and oil reserves in Haiti and in the research of Dr. Ginette and Daniel Mathurin.

"There is also good evidence that these very same big US oil companies and their inter-related monopolies of engineering and defense contractors made plans, decades ago, to use Haiti's deep water ports either for oil refineries or to develop oil tank farm sites or depots where crude oil could be stored and later transferred to small tankers to serve U.S. and Caribbean ports. This is detailed in a paper about the Dunn Plantation at Fort Liberte in Haiti.

"Ezili's HLLN underlines these two papers on Haiti's oil resources and the works of Dr. Ginette and Daniel Mathurin in order to provide a view one will not find in the mainstream media nor anywhere else as to the economic and strategic reasons the US has constructed its fifth largest embassy in the world - fifth only besides the US embassy in China, Iraq, Iran and Germany - in tiny Haiti, post the 2004 Haiti Bush regime change."

Unfortunately, before the tragedy struck, and despite pleading to the Administration by Haiti activists inside the United States, President Obama failed to stop the deportation of Haitians inside the United States and failed to grant TPS, temporary protected status, to Haitians inside the U.S. in peril of being deported due to visa expirations. That was corrected on Day Three of Haiti's earthquake tragedy with the January 15, 2010 announcement that Haiti would join Honduras, Nicaragua, Somalia, El Salvador, and Sudan as a country granted TPS by the Secretary of Homeland Security.

President Obama's appointment of President Bush to the Haiti relief effort is a swift left jab to the face, in my opinion. After President Bush's performance in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the fact that still today, Hurricane Katrina survivors who want to return still have not been provided a way back home, the appointment might augur well for fundraising activities, but I doubt that it bodes well for the Haitian people. Afterall, the coup against and the kidnapping of President Aristide occurred under the watch of a Bush Presidency.

Finally, those with an appreciation of French literature know that among France's most beloved authors are Alexandre Dumas, son of a Haitian slave, and Victor Hugo who wrote: "Haiti est une lumiere." [Haiti is a light.] Indeed, Haiti for millions is a light: light into the methodology and evil of slavery; light into a successful slave rebellion, light into nationhood and notions of liberty, the rights of man, and of human dignity. Haiti is a light. And an example that makes the enemies of black liberation tremble. It is precisely because of Haiti's light into the evil genius of some individuals who wield power over others and man's ability, through unity and purpose, to overcome that evil, that some segments of the world have been at war with Haiti ever since 1804, the year of Haiti's creation as a Republic.

I'm not surprised at "Reverend" Pat Robertson's racist vitriol. Robertson's comments mirror, exactly, statements made by Napoleon's Cabinet when the Haitians defeated them. But in 2010, Robertson's statements reveal much more: Haitians are not the only ones who know their importance to the struggle against hatred, imperialism, and European domination.

This pesky, persistent, stubbornly non-Western, proudly African people of this piece of land that we call Haiti know their history and they know that they militarily defeated the ruling world empire of the day, Napoleon's France, and the global elite at that time who supported him. They know that they defeated the armies of England and Spain.

Haitians know that they used their status as a free state to help liberate Latin Americans from Spain, by funding and fighting alongside Simon Bolivar; their example inspired their still-enslaved African brothers and sisters on the American mainland; and before Haitians were even free, they fought against the British inside the U.S. during its war of independence and won a decisive battle in Savannah, Georgia, where I have visited the statue commemorating that victory.

Haitians know that France imposed reparations on them for being free, and Haiti paid them in full, but that President Aristide called for France to give that money back ($21 billion in 2003 dollars).

Haitians know that their "brother," then-Secretary of State Colin Powell lied to the world upon the kidnapping and second ouster of their President. (Sadly, it wouldn't be the last time that Secretary of State Colin Powell would lie to the world.) Haitians know, all-too-well, that high-ranking blacks in the United States are capable of helping them and of betraying them.

Haitians know, too, that the United States has installed its political proxies and even its own soldiers onto Haitian soil when the U.S. felt it was necessary. All in an effort to control the indomitable Haitian spirit that directs much-needed light to the rest of the oppressed world.

While the tears of the people of Haiti swell in my own eyes, and I remember their tremendous capacity for love, my broken heart and wet eyes don't dampen my ability to understand the grave danger that now faces my friends in Haiti.

I shudder to think that the "rollback" policies believed in by some foreign policy advisors to President Obama could use a prolonged U.S. military presence in Haiti as a springboard for rollback of areas in Latin America that have liberated themselves from U.S. neo-colonial domination. I would hate to think that this would even be attempted under the Presidency of Barack Obama. All of us must have our eyes wide open on Haiti and other parts of the world now dripping in blood as a result of the relentless onward march of the U.S. military machine.

So, on this remembrance of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I note that it was the U.S. government's own illegal Operation Lantern Spike that snuffed out the promise and light of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Every plane of humanitarian assistance that is turned away by the U.S. military (so far from CARICOM, the Caribbean Community, Médecins Sans Frontieres, Brazil, France, Italy, and even the U.S. Red Cross)--as was done in the wake of Hurricane Katrina--and the expected arrival on this very day of up to 10,000 U.S. troops, are lasting reminders of the existential threat that now looms over the valiant, proud people and the Republic of Haiti.

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Haiti Activated as Hub for Financial Scamming Continuum

BY Christopher Story

CLINTON: DON’T BE SCAMMED BY OTHERS: LET US SCAM YOU FIRST!
Welcome to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund c/o William J. Clinton Foundation, Little Rock, Arkansas, or if you prefer, The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, c/o Communities Foundation of Texas, Dallas.

Take your pick. Send us your money as displayed in our publicity and on our website: www.clintonbushhaitifund.org, and make sure that WE scam you. Don’t risk being scammed by other scammers: WE are the most brazen and proficient scammers in the world and WE have the blessing of President Obama (who we’ll be ‘taking care of’, you understand).

So, make sure you pour your money ‘for Haitians’ into OUR coffers, so that we can STEAL FROM YOU AND THE HAITIANS in order to re-start our criminal Fraudulent Finance operations under the radar and with the cover provided by the 501(c) 3 status that we’re seeking [see below].

Our concern for the Haitians is as false as our intentions are criminal: but don’t let that put you off! Just pour all your money in our direction, forget that we stole the Katrina monies, and ENJOY the sensation of being scammed by us! We KNOW how to scam you, so make sure you don’t fall for any OTHER Haiti scams. Our scamming experience is THE BEST.

• Memorandum to all who are not sitting on their brains: THIS IS A FULL-BORE OPERATION TO REFINANCE THE U.S. CRIMINAL KLEPTOCRATS, whose overall finances have been very severely degraded as a consequence of the necessary responses of the international community and the Lien Holders, the Chinese parties and the British Monarchical Power, as reported on this website and blocked from the ‘mainstream’ Fourth Estate which is refusing to hold the US Government to account and to do its job properly BECAUSE IT IS INVOLVED IN THE SCAMS TOO.

THEY EVEN REVEAL IT’S A SCAM: THEY’RE SEEKING 501( c) 3 STATUS
In the blurb issued by The Clinton Haiti Bush Fund, we read

‘The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund is being formed as a separate entity and is currently preparing its application for recognition as a tax-exempt organization’.

• THEY DON’T NEED TAX EXEMPT STATUS for the purpose advertised.

• Tax exempt status will enable auditing to be obfuscated. They need tax exempt status BECAUSE THEY INTEND TO RUN THE MONEY having stolen it. THAT'S WHAT CLINTON'S ALL ABOUT.

• If this were a genuine appeal, THEY WOULDN’T BE SEEKING TAX EXEMPT STATUS.

Further, WHAT HAPPENED TO THE KATRINA MONEY? Where’s the audit for the Katrina money? The Bushes and the Clintons were involved in the same scams over the Katrina funds. WHERE’S THE AUDITING OF THOSE FUNDS? WHAT HAPPENED TO THE MONEY? Will the US Department of Justice, under it’s new CHANGE OF POLICY stance (see below) be INVESTIGATING THE CLINTONS AND THE BUSHES OVER THE KATRINA MONEY, MR HOLDER?

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE’S CHANGE OF POLICY:
5,000 INDICTMENTS ARE PENDING FOR FINANCIAL FRAUD OPERATIONS
Following the CHANGE OF POLICY at the US Department of Justice announced on this website earlier, the US Attorney General, Mr Holder, stated, in a speech given in West Palm Beach during the week ending 15th January 2010, that there are 5,000 pending indictments by the Department of Justice linked to fraud at financial institutions, as part of a colossal new offensive targeting market manipulators and scamsters across the board. This development is of course DIRECTLY RELATED to the international developments that we have reported, and to the fact that the level of heat that has accumulated over time as a result of these exposures, has surpassed boiling point.

• The lid can no longer be kept screwed down on the cauldron.

A first-rate article by C. Austin Burrell confirming what we have been publicising on this website, namely that this crisis is a financial corruption crisis first and foremost, has now been added as an Appendix at the foot of this report.

It supports everything that we have been saying, and Mr Burrell is to be congratulated for his tenacity, courage and determination in standing up to the corrupted structures. He has made a huge contribution. Note: Mr Burrell is much less forthright than we are and doesn’t name names, with one exception. Never mind: what he says is accurate and to the point.

SECOND THOUGHTS ALREADY BEING SUGGESTED OVER HAITI
At about 6:20 pm on this date, 17th January 2010, the Editor was informed by ‘connected’ US sources that the perpetrators of the Haiti operation ARE HAVING SECOND THOUGHTS and that, contrary to what we have outlined in this report, the Haiti op. will be implemented rapidly and wound down as quickly as possible.

It is, to put it mildly, EXTREMELY INTERESTING, is it not, that official second thoughts are being entertained SO EARLY IN THE OPERATION, AND SO SOON AFTER THIS REPORT WAS POSTED.

We venture to suggest that this may reflect, inter alia, a realisation that the scamming dimension of this abomination cannot be suppressed, and that all concerned, including President B. Obama who has foolishly either allowed himself to be identified with the Clinton and Bush scamsters, or else is in partnership with them, may wind up not just with egg all over their faces, but as co-conspirators in the perpetration of massive financial fraud against Haitians and the American people.

After all, as we have already seen, it is FRAUD to be claiming US tax exempt status (enabling use of donated funds to be hidden and therefore diverted), for a humanitarian purpose which requires 100% money in, 100% money out and 100% AUDITING TRANSPARENCY.

Whoever advised Obama that the giga-thieves who stole the Katrina monies should be allowed to repeat the exercise by scamming the Haiti donors, is either mentally deficient, a co-charlatan, or both of the above. This operation could explode in the faces of Presidents 42, 43 AND 44, faster than we had assumed. That's why we are suddenly being told they're having SECOND THOUGHTS.

NEW REPORT STARTS HERE:

KATRINA EMBEZZLER CLINTON COLLECTS HAITI MONIES FOR FRAUDULENT TRADING OPS.
At about 6.40 pm EST on Thursday 14th January 2010, the embezzler of the Indonesian Tsunami and Katrina Hurricane monies, mass murderer, cynical Financial Fraudster, Fraudulent Finance bandit, serial philanderer and world-class terrorist, criminal and sabotage artist who scandalously remains at large because the Obama White House is complicit in allowing him to remain unshackled, William Jefferson Rockefeller-Clinton, appeared on NBC and made a speech. NBC allowed him all the time it needed to weave his duplicitous lies into the bewildered minds of the American people.

His main points were as follows:

(1): Send as much cash, donate as much as you can, and do it NOW, to help the traumatised people of Haiti in the face of this appalling natural calamity. We’ll be making sure you can enjoy wall-to-wall TV coverage of the suffering of ordinary Haitians that I and my 'Black Ops.' associates ordered.

• Unspoken:
I stole most of the Indonesia Tsunami and the Katrina money and I will be stealing as much of the new Haiti money that you’ll be pouring in my direction, as I can: but look at how ‘humanitarian’ I am and you’ll never know, will you? If you ever find that I’ve embezzled your money, you won’t be able to do anything about it, because I am by no means alone in this giga-scamming operation that we are perpetrating against the people of Haiti and everyone who falls for my urgent demands for money to rehabilitate this country that we’ve just devastated in order to get what we want.

(2): The United States is already operating inside Haiti and we will do everything in our immense power to help these poor Black people in their distress and to rebuild their shattered country and society. Unspoken: The terrorist United States is in Haiti in order to gain and retain control over the Central Bank of Haiti, where there will be no checks and balances and no accountability, for illicit official financing purposes, as explained below.

Some time later that same evening, the co-conspiring co-embezzler of the Indonesian Tsunami and Katrina Hurricane monies, mass murderer, cynical financial fraudster, monetary bandit, and world-class terrorist and criminal who scandalously remains at large because the Obama White House is complicit in allowing him to remain unshackled, George W. Bush Jr., surfaced on key American TV channels and addressed American viewers to the same effect, namely:

(1): Send as much cash, donate as much as you can, and do it NOW, to help the traumatised people of Haiti in the face of this appalling natural calamity. We’ll be making sure you can enjoy wall-to-wall TV coverage of the suffering of ordinary Haitians that we and our 'Black Ops.' associates ordered.

• Unspoken:
We stole most of the Indonesia Tsunami and the Katrina money and we'll be stealing as much of the new Haiti money that you’ll be pouring in our direction, as we can: but look at how ‘humanitarian’ I am and you’ll never know, will you? If you ever find that I’ve embezzled your money, you won’t be able to do anything about it, because I am by no means alone in this giga-scamming operation that we are perpetrating against the people of Haiti and everyone who falls for our urgent demands for money to rehabilitate this country that we’ve just devastated in order to get what we want.

(2): The United States is already operating inside Haiti and we will do everything in our immense power to help these poor Black people in their distress and to rebuild their shattered country and society. Unspoken: The terrorist United States is in Haiti in order to gain and retain control over the Central Bank of Haiti, where there will be no checks and balances and no accountability, for illicit official financing purposes, as explained below.

PREPLANNED HAITIAN DEVASTATION OPTION EXERCISED
Now, William Jefferson Rockefeller-Clinton was appointed United Nations Special Envoy to Haiti on 20th May 2009 – implying ample forward planning time for this latest abomination perpetrated by the terrified and cornered, but still brazen, US kleptocracy – so that the terrorism planners inside the US ‘Black Ops.’ structures could prepare and nurture the option to proceed, as duly happened on Tuesday 12th January, when an ‘earthquake’ flattened buildings in Port-au-Prince, destroyed at least 60,000 lives but probably vastly more, flattened the French Embassy and many of its officials, imploded the United Nations’ own establishments in the Haitian capital, and no doubt obliterated evidence of US Government and rogue official drug-running complicity supervised inter alia by Al Gore, channelled through the Haitian capital for many years.

• Another 9/11 in the United States would have triggered an IMMEDIATE revolution, which they aren't quite ready for. So this latest abomination was targeted next door.

Article excerpt and truncated..
for the complete article, see:
http://worldreports.org/news/262_clintbush_were_stealing_haitis_katrina_...

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Comment by Jonathan Mark

I can definitely report that World Reports by editor, publisher, Christopher Story, is NOT close to being 100% accurate all the time. However, it doesn't need to be to entertain various possibilities on the financial crimes continuing unabated to this day. Christopher Story is one of the few international publishers who claim 9/11 was an inside job, and shows how deeply the thefts of the last few administrations has deepened the fraudulent policies of the US government, and why the current administration is continuing the falsehoods of the past. I recommend this online publication for your consideration, not to focus on where the reporting could be false, but where it has been validated, and why that is so important for 9/11 truth, freedom, and peace in our world.

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