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El Sol de México, Mexico

The United States Makes a 'Military Base' Out of Haiti


"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."


By Miguel Angel Ferrer


Translated By Miguel Gutierrez


January 22, 2010


Mexico - El Sol de México - Original Article (Spanish)

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has lashed out at foreign critics of U.S. involvement in Haiti, calling the U.S. military vital to the relief effort.


BBC NEWS VIDEO: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton adresses fears that the U.S. is being too intrusive in Haiti, Jan. 17, 00:01:52RealVideo

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 vessels.


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.



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.




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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.  



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.



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