EXCLUSIVE: PRESIDENT ARISTIDE SAYS 'I WAS KIDNAPPED'
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EXCLUSIVE: PRESIDENT ARISTIDE SAYS 'I WAS KIDNAPPED'
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EXCLUSIVE: PRESIDENT ARISTIDE SAYS 'I WAS KIDNAPPED'

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* DEMOCRACY NOW! EXCLUSIVE: PRESIDENT ARISTIDE SAYS 'I WAS KIDNAPPED' 'TELL THE WORLD IT IS A COUP'

Multiple sources that spoke with Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide today told Democracy Now! that Aristide says he was "kidnapped" and taken by force to the Central African Republic. Congressmember Maxine Waters said she received a call from Aristide at 9am EST. "He's surrounded by military. It's like he is in jail, he said. He says he was kidnapped," said Waters. She said he had been threatened by what he called US diplomats. According to Waters, the diplomats reportedly told the Haitian president that if he did not leave Haiti, paramilitary leader Guy Philippe would storm the palace and Aristide would be killed. According to Waters, Aristide was told by the US that they were withdrawing Aristide's US security.

TransAfrica founder and close Aristide family friend Randall Robinson also received a call from the Haitian president early this morning and confirmed Waters account. Robinson said that Aristide "emphatically" denied that he had resigned. "He did not resign," Robinson said. "He was abducted by the United States in the commission of a coup." Robinson says he spoke to Aristide on a cell phone that was smuggled to the Haitian president.

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BREAKING NEWS:

PRESIDENT ARISTIDE SAYS 'I WAS KIDNAPPED': 'TELL THE WORLD IT IS A COUP'

Audio & Transcript
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5794.htm

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Listen to TransAfrica founder Randall Robinson talk about the alleged kidnapping of President Aristide.

Audio & Transcript
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5796.htm

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Audio: Democracy Now! Report On Haiti 03/01/04
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5795.htm

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Bush's policies on Haiti at issue:

Lingering questions over what role the White House played in the Haiti uprising -- and whether race was a factor in sending back hundreds of fleeing refugees -- could haunt President Bush as he tries to win Florida again this year and secure reelection.
http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/8074992.htm

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Venezuela: Chavez calls Bush '*ss*ole' :

Chavez vowed to defeat any attempt to unseat him and threatened to cut off oil supplies to the United States from the world's No. 5 crude oil exporter should Washington try an invasion or trade sanctions. "Venezuela is not Haiti and Chavez is not Aristide," he said.
http://www.reuters.com/locales/newsArticle.jsp;:4042a149:0c1a48964cc2b5?type=worldNews&locale=en_IN&storyID=4463411

http://tinyurl.com/37k4x

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Venezuelan Leader, Battling a Recall, Mocks Bush:

Mr. Chávez, whose language has become increasingly hostile in the face of American support for a recall referendum, warned that if the Bush administration carried out what he called American aggressions, "the people of the United States should know that they will not get another drop of oil from Venezuela."
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5797.htm

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China issues human rights record of the US :

Released by the Information Office of China's State Council, the Chinese report listed a multitude of cases to show that serious violations of human rights exist on the homeland of the United States.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5798.htm

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Full text of Human Rights Record of the US in 2003:

Following is the full text of the Human Rights Record of the United States in 2003, released by the Information office of China's State Council Monday.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5799.htm

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Iraq: Governing Council Solves Some Key Disputes, Postpones Others In Interim Constitution
http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/3/A3DB7E95-D195-4B51-BA27-219B0BACAB30.html

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Iraq civil war: Rumors and reality:

As factional assassinations and bombings punctuate the jagged edges of Iraq's internal rivalries, the administration of US President George W Bush has worked to paint these internal conflicts as externally driven, particularly seizing on al-Qaeda as its designated whipping boy. But contradictions abound.
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/FC02Ak01.html

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'Bullet magnets' prepare for Iraqi frontline:

The largest troop rotation in US history starts this month - but the reservists have little training or appetite for battle
http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1159141,00.html

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Threat of legal action fails to silence Short:

The confrontation between Clare Short and Tony Blair over the Iraq war escalated yesterday after she defied a warning from the Cabinet Secretary of possible legal action for speaking to the media about government secrets.
http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=496552

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UK: Doubts on case for conflict may bring flood of claims :

Doubts about the legality of the war could lead to a flood of compensation claims against the government from servicemen injured in Iraq, according to a leading international lawyer.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1159251,00.html

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Canada's envoy: It's `mayhem':

Roving gunmen leave scores dead: Ouster triggers widespread looting. Haitian rebels were on the brink of turning their besieged capital into a bloody war zone early today, less than 24 hours after President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, bowing to international pressure, fled the country.
http://www.thestar.ca/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1078097706041&call_page=TS_News&call_pageid=968332188492&call_pagepath=News/News&pubid=968163964505&StarSource=email

http://tinyurl.com/2rrse

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Haiti's fugitive president speaks out:

Haiti's ex-president has castigated his political opponents for "chopping down the peace tree" in a radio address soon after arriving in the Central African Republic.
http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/8A86C3B6-C6E9-45DF-9B99-7965A3FCE7E8.htm

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Don't fall for Washington's spin on Haiti :

The crisis in Haiti is another case of brazen US manipulation of a small, impoverished country. President George Bush's foreign policy team came into office intent on toppling Mr Aristide, and their efforts were apparently consummated on Sunday.
http://financialtimes.printthis.clickability.com/pt/cpt?action=cpt&title=Don't+fall+for+Washington's+spin+on+Haiti&expire=&urlID=9451067&fb=Y&url=http://news.ft.com/s01/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1077690777008&p=1012571727126&partnerID=1744

http://tinyurl.com/2m5od

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US took Aristide away: report:

"The American army came to take him away at two in the morning," the man told RTL radio. "The Americans forced him out with weapons."
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5792.htm

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The fire this time in Haiti was US-fueled:

The Bush administration appears to have succeeded in its long-time goal of toppling Aristide through years of blocking international aid to his impoverished nation
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/edit/archives/2004/03/01/2003100742

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Aristide not forced out: US diplomat:

A SENIOR US diplomat has vehemently denied a French radio report that ex-Haitian president Jean Bertrand Aristide had been forcibly removed from his residence by US troops.
http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,8833973%255E1702,00.html

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The Destabilization of Haiti : Double standards:

The White House has called into question Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's "fitness to continue to govern his country". According to the official White House statement released one day before Aristide's departure for the Dominican Republic:
http://globalresearch.ca/articles/CHO402D.html

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Pakistan proliferation unpunished so US troops could hunt bin Laden: report:

"It's a quid pro quo," a former senior intelligence official told New Yorker reporter Seymour Hersh.
http://www.spacewar.com/2004/040229190439.q5jl04vh.html

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Pakistan denies deal to allow U.S. Osama hunt :

Pakistan denied on Monday a report that it had struck a deal to allow U.S. troops to hunt for al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on its territory.
http://www.reuters.com/locales/newsArticle.jsp?type=worldNews&locale=en_IN&storyID=4465322

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Seymour M. Hersh: The Deal:

Washington’s support for the pardon of Khan was predicated on what Musharraf has agreed to do next: look the other way as the U.S. hunts for Osama bin Laden in a tribal area of northwest Pakistan dominated by the forbidding Hindu Kush mountain range, where he is believed to be operating.
http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/?040308fa_fact

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US marines to follow Canadians into Haiti:

Canadian troops have taken control of the Port-au-Prince airport and US President George Bush has ordered the deployment of US marines to Haiti after the hasty exit of president Jean Bertrand Aristide.
http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/D397FAA3-51C3-4DF6-AFD4-5D114CC4DD24.htm

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Iraq fails to meet Bush deadline:

Iraqi political leaders have failed to meet the Bush Administration's deadline for an interim constitution because of continuing disputes between the country's two principal groups of Muslims.
http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/02/29/1077989432265.html

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Iraq may become 'another Vietnam':

Brent Scowcroft, a former US national security adviser who served in the administration of the first president Bush, warned today that the war in Iraq threatens to grind on for years like the Vietnam conflict.
http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/02/29/1077989419687.html

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Britain to keep key report under wraps:

The British Government said today it would not disclose a key report on the legality of the Iraq war, as requested by the opposition and anti-war advocates.
http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/02/29/1077989419684.html

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Iraq advice 'must be made public':

Former Tory Prime Minister John Major has called for the full advice given by the attorney general about the legality of the war in Iraq to be published.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/3519583.stm

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Israel told to halt barrier work:

Israel's Supreme Court has ordered the government to halt construction of part of the West Bank barrier for one week.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3520115.stm

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Polish troops fire on pilgrims in Iraq:

Polish soldiers opened fire on a bus full of Shiite Muslim pilgrims from Iran after it failed to stop at a checkpoint Sunday, witnesses said. Ten people were hurt, including eight Iranian pilgrims, a Polish soldier and member of the Iraqi security forces, they said.
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?category=1107&slug=Iraq+Shootings

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Qatar and Russia to release prisoners:

Qatar is to release two Russian security agents it arrested on suspicion of assassinating Chechnya's ex-president in Doha two weeks ago.
http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/CA0FDDA0-145F-4D14-9397-16B8A7D6FBAD.htm

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Did Your Legislator Vote To Kill U.S. Job Market?:

Wide reports indicate that Washington politicians are purposefully bleeding away America's wealth, economic vitality, and high-paying or national security-oriented industrial jobs--forcing constituents to absorb costs of corporate financial and tax incentives which subsidize the loss of these jobs.
http://tomflocco.com/modules.php?name=News&File=article&sid=39

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Fooled by the shell game

WHEN ALAN Greenspan told a congressional committee last week that Social Security benefits for baby boomers should be cut to help reduce the growing federal budget deficit, the third move in a game I call the Social Security Shell Game was played out.
http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2004/03/01/fooled_by_the_shell_game/

http://tinyurl.com/yt3bm

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