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Originally posted by silQ
now THIS is complete bullsh*t. the U.S has no interest in Haiti. y would we force him out of office? aristide is just being a huge b*tch just because he was a smacktard president
AMY GOODMAN: I am Amy Goodman from the radio/TV program Democracy Now! around the United States. We would like to know why you left Haiti.
PRESIDENT ARISTIDE: Thank you. First of all, I didn't leave Haiti because I wanted to leave Haiti. They forced me to leave Haiti. It was a kidnapping, which they call coup d'etat or [inaudible] ...forced resignation for me. It wasn't a resignation. It was a kidnapping and under the cover of coup d'etat.
AMY GOODMAN: It was a kidnapping under the cover of coup d'etat?
PRESIDENT ARISTIDE: Yes.
AMY GOODMAN: Who forced you out of the country?
PRESIDENT ARISTIDE:I saw U.S. officials with Ambassador Foley.
Mr. Moreno, [inaudible...] at the U.S. Embassy in Haiti I saw American soldiers. I saw former soldiers who are linked to drug dealers like Guy Philippe and to killers already convicted, Chamblain. They all did the kidnapping using Haitian puppets like Guy Philippe, [inaudible], and Chamblain, already convicted, and basically, this night, I didn't see Haitians, I saw Americans.
AMY GOODMAN: So, you say that they kidnapped you from the country. Secretary of State Powell said that that is ridiculous. Donald Rumsfeld said that is nonsense. Your response?
PRESIDENT ARISTIDE: Well, I understand they try to justify what they cannot justify. Their own ambassador, ambassador Foley said we were going to talk to the media, to the press, and I can talk to the Haitian people calling for peace like I did one night before. And unfortunately, once they put me in their car, from my residence, a couple of days later, they put me in their planes full with military, because they already had all of the control of the Haitian airport in Port-au-Prince. And during the night, they surrounded my house, and the National Palace, and we had some of them in the streets. I don't know how many are -- were there. So it's clearly something they planned and they did. Now, if someone wants to justify what I think they cannot justify and that's -- my goal is to tell the truth. This is what now I'm telling you -- the truth.
Haitian President, Jean-Bertrand Aristide is planning to sue the United States and France for kidnapping him and removing him from his elected office. Aristide has repeatedly accused the United States forcing him into exile at gun point.
"The suits will target the Bush administration and the French government," he said.
Using his own words(above quote), he intends to sue The Bush Admin. The Bush Admin. is NOT, NEVER HAS BEEN & NEVER WILL BE, interchangable with 'The United States of America'.
The U.S. didn't Kidnap this man. The U.S. is, 'Of the PEOPLE, By the PEOPLE, For the PEOPLE'. NOT Of/By/For Bush and his Corrupt posse of Demons. I know I had nothing to do with this guys alleged kidnapping and being one of the U.S. PEOPLE, I don't like being accused of such things