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TOT Heads....whats yall thoughts on Aristides departure?
« on: March 01, 2004, 05:11:17 PM »
Shit is gettin to be complex indeed.


Aristide was a despot, who squandered the support that brought him to power. But he was elected as President. As for his opposition, was it a populist movement? It does consist of paramilitary leaders, and former army figures who were involved in previous coup attempts against Aristide. Is this a case of the lesser evil. Was Aristide forced to leave? What was the right decision to make by US and the international community? Speak on it.
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Re:TOT Heads....whats yall thoughts on Aristides departure?
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2004, 05:46:22 PM »
I don't know the whole story, so for me to come down on 1 side or the other would be ignorant.  My first impressions, though, just from the bits and pieces I've grabbed from the media, are this.


1. I'm not sure that anybody (u.s. or others) helped oust Aristide.  They did ask him to step down, but by the time they did, it was clear he would be assasinated if he didn't.  

It appears to me that the bulk of the party trying to oust him are Haitian citizens, and I believe that it's the right (by birth, by god, not by law) of any people to rise up and overthrow their government, if they think it's the correct thing to do, and have the power to do so.  

So I can't support either side, but I don't have a problem with a revolution in Haiti... although the revolters may all be crooks and power mongers, I don't know them from Adam.  I wouldn't have a problem if the American people, in a majority, rose up and overthrew our government, if they had the power to do it and enough people thought it was necessary.  Again it would be illegal, but not by God.