Haitian president in exile, Aristide just claimed he was forced out against his will by the U.S. goverment, telling this by phone from his temporary
exile in the Central African Republic. He did this towards the news channel CNN and sympathetic U.S. lawmakers. Aristide calls it kidnapping and a
"coup d'etat". The U.S. goverment denies and calls it "absolute nonsense".
"No one should force an elected president to move in order to avoid bloodshed while they are still killing people,"
"The Bush administration denied the charges."
"He was taken by force from his residence in the middle of the night, forced on to a plane, and taken away without being told where he was going. He
was kidnapped. There's no question about it," Robinson said. "The president asked me to tell the world that it is a coup, that they have been
kidnapped. That they have been abducted."
"He did not resign. He said he was forced out," Waters told "Democracy Now!." "He said it over and over again, that he was kidnapped, that the
coup was completed by the Americans, that they forced him out."
"Powell said U.S. authorities did not force Aristide onto the leased plane, that he went willingly and was not kidnapped. He expressed irritation at
members of Congress claiming otherwise."
Links to other related news:
-Link to CNN story:
-Link to BBC story:
+Links to BBC EXTRA articles:
Q&A: Crisis in Haiti
Analysis: Unease over Aristide fall
-Link to Scotsman.com story:
Related ATSNN Articles:
- U.S implicated in Haiti debacle (INTERESTING)
- Aristide Out; U.S. Marines In
Man that was a bad phoneline... Looks like an interesting development in Bush's dirty presidency.
But is it true? Hmm, I don't know yet, could be he's just really pissed off at the U.S. for not helping him out this time. I think, I'm being
reminded of the Chavez coup attempt in 2002.
I am waiting for further developments.
[Edited on 4-3-2004 by SkepticOverlord]