With the passage of time it is gradually becoming clear that
amid the supposed chaos that reigns in Haiti after the earthquake of January
12, the United States has employed a strategy to justify in the eyes of
international public opinion, direct military occupation of the West Indian
country, largely by the U.S.
According to reporters Andrés Sallari and Rafael Rico Ríos of the online newspaper Rebelión, for the purpose of this
supposedly humanitarian operation have been deployed a total of 10,000 U.S.
troops, 2,000 members of the Amphibious Marines, the 82nd Airborne Division, the amphibious assault
ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), the landing ships USS Fort McHenry (LSD
43) and USS Carter Hall (LSD 50), the aircraft carrier USS Carl
Vinson with support craft, the hospital ship USNS Comfort,
helicopters of the Coast Guard and other military
U.S. forces have already
taken total control of the airport in Port-au-Prince, and yet Yankee troops are
the very obstacle blocking and impeding the arrival of international aid. The
U.S. army is the entity that approves or denies permission for the landing of
aircraft with food and medical aid.
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It's true that for over ten
years, Haiti had already been occupied by foreign military forces. Under the
U.N. flag and the formal command of Brazil, the military occupation launched by
the United States has been handed over to that South American nation to
disguise the intervention by the United States. Don't forget that in the long
history of intervention and prolonged occupation of Haiti by the Yankees, the
most recent occurred when Washington orchestrated and executed the overthrow
and subsequent exile of the country's president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
Now, however, under the
pretext of "humanitarian aid," the troops have taken direct control,
and according to voices in the Pentagon, CIA and State Department hierarchies,
they will remain there for a very long time to come.
The invasion and military
occupation of Haiti, with the alleged goal of providing humanitarian
assistance, serves two main purposes. The most obvious: to guarantee continuity,
now with military force, for the exploitation of natural resources by the
former colonizers of that Caribbean nation.
The second purpose is
strategic and geopolitical. The prolonged military occupation of Haiti
transforms the country into a military base on the Caribbean Sea, with the
intent of completing the aggressive encirclement of Cuba and Venezuela.
A militarily occupied Haiti
is the perfect complement to the recent resumption of operations by the U.S.
Navy's Fourth Fleet. It's also the ideal accompaniment to the seven new U.S.
military bases in Colombia, approved by the genocidal government of that
country's president, Álvaro Uribe.
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While the United States sent
soldiers and weapons to Haiti instead of doctors, food and medicine, for more
than a decade, Cuba has dispatched medical assistance to the Haitian people. At
the time of the earthquake, about 400 Cuban doctors were working selflessly and
without pay. It was the most important medical aid received by the Haitian
people in the first 72 hours.
On the day after the
earthquake, they were joined by more that 60 volunteers, including emergency
specialists with experience in similar disasters from the Henry Reeve
Cuban Medical Brigade. As of now, more than 150 additional physicians have
arrived. There are now more doctors and paramedical staff from Cuba in Haiti
than from any other country.
Doctors, medicine and food,
not soldiers and weapons, are what Haiti needs. And as always, Cuba is the
example of good - and the United States, of evil.