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Stay on this topic, eRobin. It speaks to the myopia in our national vision and how some would cloud what must be seen clearly.

"...as the US stands by, suddenly idle." This is an odd statement given that US troops were the ones who actually extracted Aristide from office and shipped him off to Africa. There has been nothing "idle" about US actions regarding Haiti, indeed, quite the opposite.

Hi BHC. I said that they were suddenly idle, meaning that after the coup, in which we were complicit, we have done nothing substantive to stop the killing and have largely left security up to the inept UN forces. We started a war we don't want to finish - yet.

The BBC is not necessarily a good source of information on Haiti as it represents the status quo.

Below is a list of good source of info on Haiti.

P.S. Feel free to also drop me an e-mail if anyone needs to gain a better understanding of the situation in Haiti.

Znet-Haiti Watch at http://www.zmag.org/lam/haitiwatch.cfm


I forgot to mention on my previous post 2 books by Paul Farmer for anyone interesting in learning more about Haiti.

The uses of Haiti
Pathology of Power

Hi Margarette :) I've started using Haiti Progress and Haiti Action. Thanks so much for leaving those links. I will try to read at least one of those books ASAP.

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