Haiti- Round Up the Usual Suspects
Round Up the Usual Suspects...
Stan Goff's "Time for Kerry to Step Up On Haiti" gives a history of the players involved in the current Haitian Coup and their connections to the Reagan/Bush era Iran/Contra activities as well as their position in the current Bush regime. To have a mental context to analyze the days news concerning Haiti also requires knowledge of US involvement in the region as well as in the tiny nation's affairs that are much to the detriment of Democracy.
Roger Noriega is the Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, and the lead plotter in the recent coup against the democratically elected government of Haiti. Before that, he was the United States Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS). During Iran-Contra, he was an aide in the Bureau of Latin American Affairs of the US State Department. The other felonious characters in the Contra-Crack scandal were Elliot Abrams, John Negroponte, John Poindexter, and Otto Reich. The Vice President during this episode was George Herbert Walker Bush, former Director of Central Intelligence.
These guys are all now re-employed by the administration of George W. Bush. Otto Reich was in Noriega's current position in 2001 and now is the US representative to the US-dominated Organization of American States (OAS). Reagan had Reich resign to protect his king when the story of the Cocaine-Contra connection broke, because Reich was easily connected by any journalist with five minutes to spare to CIA assassin Felix Rodriguez and terrorist Luis Posada Carriles. Reich specialized in disinformation, planting fake stories in the press about Nicaraguan MIG's and Sandinista "atrocities" against Miskito Indians. Reich was also the US Ambassador to Venezuela, when he tried to secure the release of Orlando Bosch, a Miami-Cuban mafiosi who bombed a civilian airliner. That downing of a civilian passenger airline from Cuba was the same attack in which Posada Carriles had also been implicated.
Both George W. and Jeb Bush are connected to anti-Castro Cuban terrorists, a move that has been politically expedient in Florida...
Dissident Voice has a wealth of information on Haiti to get you up to speed.