Haiti

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  1. http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/article337553.ece

    We all know that USA support only democrats (or republicans?). And supporters of 'democratically elected president' are branded as gangsters. Interesting idea. Why not terrorists or insurgents?

    The best solution is a democratic elections (as in Iraq). But...

    The delays are in interests of democracy of course.

    As Haiti is now under control of 'UN peacekeepers' then probabaly the priest is a dangerous insur... sorry gangster.
     
  2. US overseas policy never seems to amaze me.
    Dictorial regimes seem to be collected by Uncle Sam.
    I said once before that they had taken their eyes off the ball with the Iraq adventure.
    Now I find this on the BBC.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4600946.stm
    "China has also recently moved into petroleum in Gabon, Algeria, Angola and Egypt. African oil is largely responsible for a 40% increase in trade with China in a single year.
    And while Western companies hesitate about investing in Africa, China's been mopping up Zambia's copper industry, buying into South African coal and gold, Kenya's mobile phone business, Zimbabwe tobacco, Botswana hotels, and the list goes on.
    The United States and Europe are only belatedly waking up to the strategic implications of all this, especially as they too are looking to diversify from Middle East oil."

    Yeah Georgei Boy your presant Arabian night, is going to cost the USA and all the democratic nations when you are long gone.
    john
     
  3. It is unlikely that the good Father Jean-Juste will be a priest for much longer if he is knocking around with Aristide - the Vatican defrocked Aristide some time ago.
     
  4. Gallowglass!

    You are right but it was not a decision of Vatican.

    http://www.americancatholic.org/Features/DailyNews/todays.asp?date=9/27/2005

    So as to the imprisonment itself then there is no problem for the Church. Anyway, the man is in jail for political reasons while Haiti is controlled by UN peacekeepers.