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KPFA reaches another low
The very same day democratically elected president Aristide risks his life returning from exile against the wishes of the US-Clinton-Obama, KPFA Morning Mix gives a platform to the supporters of the fraudulent election process taking place on 3/20 in which two supporters of dictator baby Doc Duvalier are running for president with the blessing of the Obama-Clinton gang and with the exclussion of the largest political party of the country, President Aristide’s Fanmi Lavalas party. Where is KPFA going and what's with the hand basket?
KPFA reaches another low.
Today, 3/18/11, the first day after President Aristide’s return to Haiti from seven years of exile and in open defiance of the U.S. government [Obama, Clintons] the KPFA ‘morning mix” show interviewed Raynald Leconte the director of the Haitian Cultural Foundation from NY . He openly supported the fraudulent run-off elections taking place in Haiti where the largest political party of the country, President Aristide’s Fanmi Lavalas party, was excluded from participation, and questioned the return of Aristide. The nerve!
The KPFA 'reporter'(?) Leslie Stewall also questioned the return of Aristide, just like the US government has been doing, and placed President Aristide and former dictator and mass-murderer Jean Claude ‘Baby Doc” Duvalier in the same frame of analysis. She had no clarifying questions to Laconte’s comparison of Aristide with Duvalier.
This reporter is either totally ignorant of the US-Haiti relations over 200 years, or is a total idiot who is more captured by the ‘colors and vibrancy emerging in Haiti from the underground tectonic plates shaking’ [ or some Laconte BS like that], or, more likely, she is a ‘state-department lackey’ who got 'direction' from the national intervening office to perform 'this duty'' for our nation's interests. Probably is just pure ignorance and superficiality.
So, incapable reporter whatever the your name is, who chooses Laconte to be interviewed and allows huge lies to be aired without questioning them at the very moment that democratically elected president Bernard Aristide RISKS his life to return to the struggle for democracy and independence in Haiti LISTEN and know that:
The return of Aristide is a tribute to the love the Haitian people have for the president they elected twice with overwhelming majorities, and their persistent demand for his return, in spite of adamant opposition from the coup supporters, and a continuing United Nations occupation force of almost 12,000 personnel.
The threatening language of the State Department, and its ongoing and blatant efforts to disrupt true democracy in Haiti, is shameful…and it is shameful that KPFA , is shameful…and it is shameful that KPFA, on this day, chooses to give a platform to a servant of US imperial interests like Mr. Laconte who openly advocated for the fraudulent ‘run-off’ on Sunday between supporters of former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier.
On March 14, U.S. State Department spokesperson, Mark Toner said, “We would urge former President Aristide to delay his return until after the electoral process has concluded, to permit the Haitian people to cast their ballots in a peaceful atmosphere. A return prior to the election may potentially be destabilizing to the political process.”
These so-called “elections” excluded the participation of Haiti’s largest party, President Aristide’s Fanmi Lavalas, in the first place, and have forced a fraudulent “run-off” on Sunday, March 20, with two supporters of former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier, completely rejected by most Haitians.
It is the United States that, since President Aristide was first elected in 1990, has refused to send funds directly to the Aristide government, blocked it from receiving signed international loans, economically destabilized it, and orchestrated his overthrow twice in 1991 and 2004 coups. Washington has also prevented the Fanmi Lavalas Party from participating in post-2004 coup elections.
People must understand that the enthusiasm with which President Aristide will be welcomed in Haiti reflects not only the affection of Haitians for this individual and respect for the office to which he was elected, but also their cry for a legitimate democratic process.
This means recognition of their favored political party, non-interference by foreign elements in Haiti's internal affairs, and a respect for the political and structural changes brought about during President Aristide’s administrations.
KPFA must not be part of the problem.
Bring back Aimee Allison, …you guys currently do not know what you are doing, or just don't care.
Where is KPFAQ going..and what is with the hand-basket?