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McKinney: US Rolling Back Haiti’s ‘Light’

From our favorite ex-Congressmen and police assailant Cynthia McKinney, via her favorite media outlet, Pravda:

From Cynthia McKinney: An Unwelcome Katrina Redux


President Obama’s response to the tragedy in Haiti has been robust in military deployment and puny in what the Haitians need most: food; first responders and their specialized equipment; doctors and medical facilities and equipment; and engineers, heavy equipment, and heavy movers. Sadly, President Obama is dispatching Presidents Bush and Clinton, and thousands of Marines and U.S. soldiers. By contrast, Cuba has over 400 doctors on the ground and is sending in more; Cubans, Argentinians, Icelanders, Nicaraguans, Venezuelans, and many others are already on the ground working–saving lives and treating the injured. Senegal has offered land to Haitians willing to relocate to Africa.

The United States, on the day after the tragedy struck, confirmed that an entire Marine Expeditionary Force was being considered "to help restore order," when the "disorder" had been caused by an earthquake striking Haiti; not since 1751, 1770, 1842, 1860, and 1887 had Haiti experienced an earthquake. But, I remember the bogus reports of chaos and violence the led to the deployment of military assets, including Blackwater, in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. One Katrina survivor noted that the people needed food and shelter and the U.S. government sent men with guns. Much to my disquiet, it seems, here we go again. From the very beginning, U.S. assistance to Haiti has looked to me more like an invasion than a humanitarian relief operation

An Air Force special operations team was also expected to land to provide air traffic control. Now, the reports are that the U.S. is not allowing assistance in, shades of Hurricane Katrina, all over again.

On President Obama’s orders military aircraft "flew over the island, mapping the destruction." So, the first U.S. contribution to the humanitarian relief needed in Haiti were reconnaissance drones whose staffing are more accustomed to looking for hidden weapon sites and surface-to-air missile batteries than wrecked infrastructure. The scope of the U.S. response soon became clear: aircraft carrer, Marine transport ship, four C-140 airlifts, and evacuations to Guantanamo. By the end of Day Two, according to the Washington Post report, the United States had evacuated to Guantanamo Bay about eight [8] severely injured patients, in addition to U.S. Embassy staffers, who had been "designated as priorities by the U.S. Ambassador and his staff." …

By the end of Day Four, the U.S. reportedly had evacuated over 800 U.S. nationals.

For those of us who have been following events in Haiti before the tragic earthquake, it is worth noting that several items have caused deep concern:

1. the continued exile of Haiti’s democratically-elected and well-loved, yet twice-removed former priest, President Jean-Bertrand Aristide;

2. the unexplained continued occupation of the country by United Nations troops who have killed innocent Haitians and are hardly there for "security" (I’ve personally seen them on the roads that only lead to Haiti’s sparsely-populated areas teeming with beautiful beaches);

3. U.S. construction of its fifth-largest embassy in the world in Port-au-Prince, Haiti;

4. mining and port licenses and contracts, including the privatization of Haiti’s deep water ports, because certain off-shore oil and transshipment arrangements would not be possible inside the U.S. for environmental and other considerations; and

5. Extensive foreign NGO presence in Haiti that could be rendered unnecessary if, instead, appropriate U.S. and other government policy allowed the Haitian people some modicum of political and economic self-determination.

Therefore, we note here the writings of Ms. Marguerite Laurent, whom I met in her capacity as attorney for ousted President of Haiti Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Ms. Laurent reminds us of Haiti’s offshore oil and other mineral riches and recent revivial of an old idea to use Haiti and an oil refinery to be built there as a transshipment terminal for U.S. supertankers…

We will skip the next three paragraphs in which Ms. McKinney suggests that the US is trying to take over Haiti’s vast oil supplies and use its harbors for its fleet of supertankers.

President Obama’s appointment of President Bush to the Haiti relief effort is a swift left jab to the face, in my opinion. After President Bush’s performance in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the fact that still today, Hurricane Katrina survivors who want to return still have not been provided a way back home, the appointment might augur well for fundraising activities, but I doubt that it bodes well for the Haitian people. Afterall, the coup against and the kidnapping of President Aristide occurred under the watch of a Bush Presidency.

Finally, those with an appreciation of French literature know that among France’s most beloved authors are Alexandre Dumas, son of a Haitian slave, and Victor Hugo who wrote: "Haiti est une lumiere." [Haiti is a light.] Indeed, Haiti for millions is a light: light into the methodology and evil of slavery; light into a successful slave rebellion, light into nationhood and notions of liberty, the rights of man, and of human dignity. Haiti is a light. And an example that makes the enemies of black liberation tremble. It is precisely because of Haiti’s light into the evil genius of some individuals who wield power over others and man’s ability, through unity and purpose, to overcome that evil, that some segments of the world have been at war with Haiti ever since 1804, the year of Haiti’s creation as a Republic

Haitians are not the only ones who know their importance to the struggle against hatred, imperialism, and European domination.

This pesky, persistent, stubbornly non-Western, proudly African people of this piece of land that we call Haiti know their history and they know that they militarily defeated the ruling world empire of the day, Napoleon’s France, and the global elite at that time who supported him. They know that they defeated the armies of England and Spain.

Haitians know that they used their status as a free state to help liberate Latin Americans from Spain, by funding and fighting alongside Simon Bolivar; their example inspired their still-enslaved African brothers and sisters on the American mainland; and before Haitians were even free, they fought against the British inside the U.S. during its war of independence and won a decisive battle in Savannah, Georgia, where I have visited the statue commemorating that victory

Haitians know, all-too-well, that high-ranking blacks in the United States are capable of helping them and of betraying them.

Haitians know, too, that the United States has installed its political proxies and even its own soldiers onto Haitian soil when the U.S. felt it was necessary. All in an effort to control the indomitable Haitian spirit that directs much-needed light to the rest of the oppressed world.

While the tears of the people of Haiti swell in my own eyes, and I remember their tremendous capacity for love, my broken heart and wet eyes don’t dampen my ability to understand the grave danger that now faces my friends in Haiti.

I shudder to think that the "rollback" policies believed in by some foreign policy advisors to President Obama could use a prolonged U.S. military presence in Haiti as a springboard for rollback of areas in Latin America that have liberated themselves from U.S. neo-colonial domination. I would hate to think that this would even be attempted under the Presidency of Barack Obama. All of us must have our eyes wide open on Haiti and other parts of the world now dripping in blood as a result of the relentless onward march of the U.S. military machine.

So, on this remembrance of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I note that it was the U.S. government’s own illegal Operation Lantern Spike that snuffed out the promise and light of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Every plane of humanitarian assistance that is turned away by the U.S. military (so far from CARICOM, the Caribbean Community, Médecins Sans Frontieres, Brazil, France, Italy, and even the U.S. Red Cross)–as was done in the wake of Hurricane Katrina–and the expected arrival on this very day of up to 10,000 U.S. troops, are lasting reminders of the existential threat that now looms over the valiant, proud people and the Republic of Haiti.

You see?

The US military is just in Haiti as part of its worldwide effort to prevent Haiti from liberating the world through its example.

We can’t believe we didn’t realize this sooner.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, January 20th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

19 Responses to “McKinney: US Rolling Back Haiti’s ‘Light’”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    If all Cindy sees is that which she wants to see, then she is truly blind.

  2. NoNeoCommies says:

    I appreciate how Ms. McKinney admits that some of Haiti’s economic development would not be possible under onerous American environmental laws.
    If only she would admit that Aristide would not allow any peacekeeping forces to land and provide security and that his people would warehouse all of the supplies in order to use them to extract the very last dime any of the survivors have.
    Haiti is listed at the bottom (#7) of 250 nations because of its corruption and Aristide did absolutely nothing to change Haiti’s rating for the better.
    McKinney is a Communist stooge that they would not tolerate for even an instant if they could not use her to tweak America (just like Danny “Moonbat” Glover).

  3. misanthropicus says:

    Man, oh, man! This woman sounds like a 1980-s Pravda or Izvestia piece praising the luminous leadership of the politburo.

  4. beautyofreason says:

    ” Haiti and other parts of the world now dripping in blood as a result of the relentless onward march of the U.S. military machine”

    Excuse me, who did we kill in Haiti ???? Dripping in blood – yeah, from an earthquake – and the U.S. was kind enough to send humanitarian supplies, doctors, and soldiers (yes) to help with the wounded.

    That hag is bat#*$&.

    I guess you just can’t win. Either way, the leftists loons consider the U.S. as an ‘imperialist hegemony,’ even in a task as humanitarian as saving lives. Because they were doing so well before, right?

    “the unexplained continued occupation of the country by United Nations troops who have killed innocent Haitians ”


    “All in an effort to control the indomitable Haitian spirit that directs much-needed light to the rest of the oppressed world. ”

    Extreme poverty + corrupt government does not equal freedom.

    I always chuckled at the term “liberalism is a mental disorder,” but I never really took it to heart. Thanks for the reminder that so many leftists are flipping mad.

    It’s quite horrific that this hag worked for the U.S.
    Kind of like Hasan in the Fort Hood massacre, an enemy from within.

    And of course poor ‘lil Cuba and their dictatorship is a shining star in this article. They can do no wrong – when they are not arresting the unprivileged masses for owning a dvd player or possessing too many bags of cement.

  5. Howard Roark says:

    It looks as if earnest Cynthia, formerly known as, “cutest little communist in Congress”, is progressing nicely in her quest for berserkness. I sense a kind of ‘Symbionese Liberation Army’ spirit in her maniacal words. Hell, this Black Liberation Theologist has just out-blacked The Great O.

    McKinney and her mentor, Ms. Marguerite Laurent, are steeped in American academic dogma concerning Black Victimization, even to the point of absurdity, witnessed right now in her litany of complaints and charges against the only people brave enough to not only crawl through the dangerous ruins in Haiti, but take on the ugly, thankless job of saving Haitians from themselves, as our volunteer Army and Marines put their lives on the line to prevent the looting, raping, and murder that Haitians practice even worse in times like this.

    Idiots such as McKinney and Laurent are too “educated” to see the irony in their indignant charges against us. Their zeal blinds them. Not only to the incredible good that US churches, citizens, and yes, even soldiers are doing for a people who will, after the last of the MRE’s have been passed out, recede back to the stifling practices of daily life that keeps Haiti the impoverished nation that it is, but to the actual reality of Haiti on a micro level. I’m sorry, but you can’t blame everything on some omnipresent “legacy of domination”. Your culture is rock bottom in all criteria used by global scientists, not because Europeans bought you from your own people 500 years ago, but because you have greater problems with self-governance. Impulse control, reason, logic, and discipline serve a people pretty well if you’d give it a chance. Just look at the cultures who have.

    Instead of any fair discussion of how Haiti can repair, these two banshees carry on with the same kind of nonsense that leads to militant thugs arming themselves on mainstreet, only to end up dead a short while later. If they think they can continue to be this ungrateful for a generous America that digs deep during this economic supression to find billions of dollars worth of rescue support…well, let me just say, that they will find a hidden ire in the common American man and woman like they never knew existed.

    This is a news segment from CNN just a few months ago, detailing the current condition of Haiti as correspondant Dr Sanjay Gupta tours a typical area of Port-au-Prince, showing how Haitians, proud owners of the title, “First Free Black Republic” practice slavery against their own: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34-xH9LhzcY

    • Tater Salad says:

      These two loons would fit nicely right into the Obama administration as we know it now. Maybe a cabinet post or a high level Secretary of Defense or State. Hey, why not. the morons that are running the present administration ain’t doing any better!

  6. wardmama4 says:

    I want to thank you SG – just returned from my Mom’s funeral and I am so glad to read this piece of tripe by a grievance monger extraordinaire – and it is so damn refreshing to see her stick it to The Won. She sounds just like the Code Pinko chicky Medea – nothing is ever good enough for these losers. The chuckle made my day.

    • U NO HOO says:

      Condolences to you.

    • MinnesotaRush says:

      Yes indeed, wardmama ..

      Special blessings and grace to you and yours thru this time!

      God Bless ..

    • wardmama4 says:

      Thank you all – My Mom was 93 and went quite quickly which is the blessing of the entire event (and that I’ve seemed to bond with a niece-in-law – which is such a blessing).

      As with all things my Family – I am more angry at being ignored (I’m here – not one of the other surviving children are) Yet the lawyer won’t even talk to me. It has not been a fun week at all.

  7. canary says:

    The Obama’s are bragging they just donated 15,000 dollars to Haiti. Why not the 1 Million Peace Prize? What Michelle gave up a dress & pair of shoes?

    Obama’s shabby wording that the Haiti ‘earthquake’ was a ‘great opportunity’ for the U.S. to show their ‘power’ …Obama does not have a compassionate gear.

    Cindy’s expanding agenda makes it appear it was never about her son’s death.

  8. neocon mom says:

    “I always chuckled at the term “liberalism is a mental disorder,” but I never really took it to heart. Thanks for the reminder that so many leftists are flipping mad”

    I think there could be a case made that liberalism and personality disorders have a lot in common. While it would be absurd to say that a political ideology is a mental disorder, I have noticed that a failure to take responsibility for one’s own actions is at the heart of any personality disorder. With many who have personality disorders (character issues), there is even a failure to understand the importance of one’s own actions and the correlation between them and one’s own outcomes. When you sincerely don’t believe that there is any correlation between your actions and your outcomes in life, you believe you are powerless to stop anything negative from “happening” to you; thus you see yourself as a victim.

    When you project your view of yourself (helpless) onto others, you become their enabler. I think this is what makes liberal ideology spread and why it’s particularly appealing to young (immature) folks.

  9. BelchSpeak says:

    No, the military is there to put down the massive Class 3 Zombie Outbreak. Haiti is famous for two things- poverty and zombies. Why do you think there is such a huge body count for a moderate earthquake? Why are they burning bodies? Its so they can kill the brain. Most victims at this point were bite victims, not victims of the tremblor. Our marines are there because they are really good at head shots.

  10. lunaticcringeradio says:

    here’s a picture of oreo stoooopidity.

  11. joeblough says:

    The word I get off the grapevine (immigrants of various sorts from south of the border) is that Cuba has sent precisely nobody and nothing to Haiti.

    I figure that business about Cuba sending 400 doctors is a plain lie.


    What idiots elected that moron?

    Is there really a whole district in Georgia that’s that stupid?


    All that said, it’s nasty fun seeing Red Hussein catch a little hell from one of his own.


    BTW, here’s a little item you won’t see in Pravda or the NY Slimes:

    Israel’s Disproportionate Response … To Haiti’s Earthquake

  12. sheehanjihad says:

    I never would have thought that I could see with my own eyes a virtual carbon copy of ignorance and stupidity in the same frame. It couldnt have been posed ever! This is proof that stupidity and vapid retardation are not specific to one race. Talk about diversity!!

    • MinnesotaRush says:

      You got it sheehanjihad!

      Odd that “Light” can be mentioned anywhere around these two dimly lit bulbs.

  13. Chuckk says:

    It’s scary to think this woman was once a Representative. What does that say about the people in her district?

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