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“History is Written By the Victors “

February 3, 2010

“History is Written By the Victors “
Haiti is largely the product of American policies and an American-led development model.
Here are a few fact that most of us do not know about, because We have been led by our government or media. Telling us a different story. Then Haiti’s people themselves might tell.
First of all, take a swift glance at the historical and cultural background of the Haitian people. In order to fully understand present and actual conditions. It is important to be familiar with the fact that the Haitian people have a glorious history behind them.
Haiti was the first of the American Republics, after the United States, to gain its independence. The story of the war for Haiti’s independence is one of the most thrilling chapters in the history of the world. If you read only what alien historians have written, You gain the idea that the Haitian struggle was nothing more than the massacre of outnumbered whites by hordes of semi-savage blacks.
There were massacres and savageness, but it was on both sides. The war itself was one which suffers very little in greatness when compared with the American Revolution. There were times when the French troops and the Haitian troops engaged, a total of more than 80,000 men. The French troops were the best that Napoleon could send and the Haitian troops were not a band of lawless guerrillas, but were well drilled and well officered. There were battles in which these troops force the respect of the French for their Courage and boldness in battle, and their commanders, for their military ability and courage.
It should also be kept in mind that the Haitian people were fighting for Liberty from oppression. Something we as Americans also fought for.
January 1st, 1804 is when Haiti declared its independence. Haiti remained Independent until The U.S. marines occupied Haiti from 1915 to 1934.
In 1919 well occupied, Haitian Charlemagne Péralte had organized more than a thousand cacos, or armed guerrillas, to militarily oppose the marine occupation. U.S. marines responded to the resistance with a counterinsurgency campaign that raided villages, killed thousands of Haitians, and destroyed the livelihoods of even more. American organizations such as the NAACP opposed the U.S. occupation of Haiti. Haiti also became a member of the World Bank in 1953
From 1957-1971 Haitians lived under the dark shadow of “Papa Doc” Duvalier, a brutal dictator who enjoyed World bank and U.S. backing. After his death, Duvalier’s son, Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” became President-for-life at the age of 19 and he ruled Haiti until he was finally overthrown in 1986.
In the 1970s and 1980s that Baby Doc and the American planners inside and outside the U.S. government upon seeing and helping to cause the entrenched poverty of the Haitian masses decided be used the situation to force them into low-paying jobs the U.S. government initiated their plan to transform Haiti into the “Taiwan of the Caribbean..” This small, poor country situated conveniently close to the United States was instructed to abandon its agricultural past and develop a robust, export-oriented manufacturing sector, , Duvalier and his allies were told, was the way toward modernization.
The U.S increased their practice of dumping surplus agricultural products from the U.S. on the Haitian people. This “aid” from the Americans, along with the structural changes in the countryside forced farmers to migrate to the cities, especially Port-au-Prince where the new manufacturing jobs were supposed to be. However, when they got there they found there weren’t nearly enough manufacturing jobs to go around. to meet the housing needs of the displaced farmers, quickly and cheaply constructed housing were put up, sometimes placing houses right “on top of each other.” So when you see the destruction now know that it was the homes of displaced farmers. you now know that the U.S., World bank and our business men are the same entity’s that built them.
The United States government, World bank, and business community worked together to put Haiti and Haiti’s capitol city on track to become what it was on January 12, 2010

So now that I have only touch on U.S. involvement in Haiti and Haitian history.

I ask again what are U.S. intentions in Haiti? and why am I hearing of earth quake weapons? military action ? and Now selective feeding of the poor in Haiti ? Is there any truth to these question’s ? Since all that our media and government have told us about Haiti is a lie?
What is really happening in Haiti? and shouldn’t we be asking these question’s ???

Who stands to gain from body scanners?

January 14, 2010

Who stands to gain from body scanners?

FULL-BODY SCANS ALREADY SEEMS UNSTOPPABLE.

Body scanners  were mandated on January. 4, 2010 as part of the “enhanced” screening for travelers from selected countries, and hundreds of the machines are already on order. Some before the bombing attempt

(are you thinking yet?) ,

at a cost of about $150,000 apiece

  • Within hours of the bombing attempt,

Former Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff told the Washington Post, “You’ve got to find some way of detecting things in parts of the body that aren’t easy to get at. It’s either pat downs or imaging, or otherwise hoping that bad guys haven’t figured it out, and I guess bad guys have figured it out.”

Michael Chertoff Forgetting to tell us about his ties to the manufacture that makes these scanners.

Announcing hearings by the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Joe Lieberman approached the use of scanners as a foregone conclusion, saying one of the “big, urgent questions that we are holding this hearing to answer” was “Why isn’t whole-body-scanning technology that can detect explosives in wider use?

(is the picture becoming more clear ?)

One manufacturer, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, is American Science & Engineering, Inc. AS&E has hired the K Street firm Wexler & Walker to lobby for “federal deployment of security technology by DHS and DOD.” Individual lobbyists on this account include former TSA deputy administration Tom Blank, who also worked under House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Chad Wolf — former assistant administrator for policy at TSA, and a former aide to Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Tex., a top Senate appropriator and the ranking Republican on the transportation committee — is also lobbying on AS&E’s behalf.

Within hours of the bombing attempt, everyone was talking about so-called whole-body imaging as the magic trick that could stop this type of attack.

Smiths Detection, another screening manufacturer, employs top transportation lobbying firm Van Scoyoc Associates, including Kevin Patrick Kelly, a former top staffer to Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., who sits on the Homeland Security Appropriations subcommittee. Smiths also retains former congresswoman Helen Delich Bentley, R-Md.

Former Sen. Al D’Amato, R-N.Y., represents L3 Systems, about which Bloomberg wrote

L-3 has “developed a more sophisticated system that could prevent smuggling of almost anything on the body,” said Howard Rubel, an analyst at Jefferies & Co., who has a “hold” rating on the stock.

“Speed and privacy issues have slowed its introduction.”

U.S.A fought earlier attempts to implement theses scanners by other counties sighting privacy issue. So why the change of heart

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/dec/30/body-scanners-blocked-us-netherlands The US blocked Dutch attempts to install full-body scanners for passengers traveling to the US before the failed suicide bombing of a transatlantic flight on Christmas Day, the Dutch interior minister said

Watchdog says TSA misleading public on body scanning technology

http://rawstory.com/2010/01/tsa-misleading-body-scanners/

L-3 rose $1.17, or 1.4 percent, to $86.80 in New York Stock Exchange composite trading yesterday. That was the highest closing price since October 2008.

President Dwight Eisenhower and Major General Smedley Butler in the USMC and, at the time of his death was the most decorated Marine in U.S. history.

Tried to warn us about the growth of a “military-industrial complex,” today we also have to worry about a Homeland Security-industrial complex. September 11th, the creation of the Transportation Security Administration, and the Department of Homeland Security may slow us down at the airport but it has accelerated visits through the government-lobbying revolving door it seems.

This all smells a little to fishy don’t you think?

Other links http://queenscrap.blogspot.com/2010/01/pols-in-favor-of-body-scanning.html

http://www.the-peoples-forum.com/cgi-bin/readart.cgi?ArtNum=16255

http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20100106221405435

http://www.alternet.org/rights/144971