With the US denying that Aristide has been kidnapped, one really wonders what is going on? US forces are already on the ground in Haiti, we have to pray for Haiti. Pray for the brothers and sisters, and their ancestors who are trapped in a vicious cycle.
Here is what is being said:
Multiple sources that just spoke with Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide told Democracy Now! that Aristide says he was “kidnapped” and taken by force to the Central African Republic. Congressmember Maxine Waters said she received a call from Aristide at 9am EST. “He’s surrounded by military. It’s like he is in jail, he said. He says he was kidnapped,” said Waters. She said he had been threatened by what he called US diplomats. According to Waters, the diplomats reportedly told the Haitian president that if he did not leave Haiti, paramilitary leader Guy Philippe would storm the palace and Aristide would be killed. According to Waters, Aristide was told by the US that they were withdrawing Aristide’s US security.
TransAfrica founder and close Aristide family friend Randall Robinson also received a call from the Haitian president early this morning and confirmed Waters account. Robinson said that Aristide “emphatically” denied that he had resigned. “He did not resign,” he said. “He was abducted by the United States in the commission of a coup.” Robinson says he spoke to Aristide on a cell phone that was smuggled to the Haitian president.
Source: President Aristide Says ‘I Was Kidnapped. Tell the World it is a Coup’
Rumsfeld deinies it, they say that Aristide left of his own free will.
Aristide tells the AP:
ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) – Jean-Bertrand Aristide said in a telephone interview Monday that he was ”forced to leave” Haiti by U.S. military forces who said they would ”start shooting and killing” if he refused.
Aristide was put in contact with The Associated Press by the Rev. Jesse Jackson following a news conference, where the civil rights leader called on Congress to investigate Aristide’s ouster.
When asked if he left Haiti on his own, Aristide quickly answered: ”No. I was forced to leave.
”They were telling me that if I don’t leave they would start shooting, and be killing in a matter of time,” Aristide said during the brief interview via speaker phone. He spoke with a thick Haitian accent, his voice obscured at times by a bad connection.
When asked who the agents were, he responded: ”White American, white military.
Source: Aristide Tells AP the U.S. Forced Him Out
Independent Haitian News:
While U.S. Media is focused on Super Tuesday and Oscar’s news. U.S. and French forces collaborate with former Haitian Military murderers to assassinate Aristide supporters in Haiti.
Urgent Action Needed. Haitians in Haiti are being slaughtered – Yesterday, it is reported that, under U.S. marine escort the former FRAPH/FAHD thugs rolled into Port-au-Prince and are killing Lavalas suporters.
President Bush being implicated in the “crime of kidnapping” a U.S. citizen and the President of Haiti.
Source: Haitian Action
Also visit: Haiti Reborn