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Sarkozy's visit to Haiti, The Independence Debt and Haiti's Sovereignty

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Sarkozy's visit to Haiti: A Buzzard Looking For a Free Meal? But Haitians Demand Back The Independence Debt and Claim Haiti's Sovereignty

The Common Buzzard in flight
"The bad omen continues for Haiti with the first ever visit to Haiti, on February 17, 2010, by a French President. France's Nicholas Sarkozy's arrived today in Westernquake shattered Haiti and was greeted by puppet Haitian President Rene Preval as a brass band played the Marseillaise! He toured a French field hospital, had a news conference on the grounds of the collapsed Haiti National Palace, and surveyed the millions of suffering descendants of the African warriors who defeated his nation in combat through the door of a helicopter, like a flying buzzard circling the air, looking for a free meal... "

QUESTION to HLLN: on Sarkozy's visit today, February 17, 2010 "What kind of response if any should be made by all of us who wish to see the repayment of the money owed by France to Haiti and other issues that are offending the rights and freedoms of the people of Haiti, and most importantly the state of the relief efforts?"

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1) on Sarkozy's historic visit to Haiti, the Independence Debt and 2) on solidarity with regards to relief and rebuilding with human rights and dignity

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 3:08 AM
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To: Ezili Danto

There is a very recent report that the Canadian government is to build a new office for the Haitian government from which there can be a central and coordinated relief effort in response to the disaster and secondly that Sarkozy is due to visit Haiti any day now. What kind of response if any should be made by all of us who wish to see the repayment of the money owed by France to Haiti and other issues that are offending the rights and freedoms of the people of Haiti, and most importantly the state of the relief efforts?



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HLLN Response:

- QUESTION: 1) on Sarkozy's visit to Haiti, the first ever visit to Haiti by a French president and the Independence Debt

In December, 2009, I wrote in "The Slavery in Haiti the Media Won't Expose," that:

"Haiti is destroyed by its ceaseless independence debt now being extorted by the powerful through neo-liberal economic policies; ravaged by the eleven to thirteen mercenary families - the US/Euro subcontractors in Haiti - who, with the complicity of the US/Euros and their coup d'etats exclude the majority, own most of the country's wealth while the majority starve and live in utter misery and poverty. Haiti is ravaged by this tyranny of the rich, through their unfair trade, the fraud and corruption of false aid, false benevolence, false charity, false food aid, and the false Christian missions whose help mostly don't reach the intended poorest of the poor but services the rich, kolon blan, kolon nwa and the global elite's agenda of keeping Haiti in debt and contained-in-poverty." (The Slavery in Haiti the Media Won't Expose and Care for Haiti -Humanitarian imperialism-a phenomenon that needs
to be understood and unmasked by all who care to safeguard life.)
President Jean Bertrand Aristide, the Constitutionally and duly elected Haitian president, was the first President in Haitian history to, as a matter of honor and justice, demand that France repay the $22 billion Independence Debt it extorted, at gunpoint, from defenseless Haiti with the approval and complicity of the other Euro/American settlers and countries.

In 1825, under the threat of re-enslavement and with 12 warships armed with 500 canons, France blackmailed Haiti into agreeing to pay a bounty of 150 million Gold Francs for the lost of men, women and children they had deemed to be "French property" (slaves). (Open Letter to the People of France .)

"The case for restitution was launched by President Jean Bertrand Aristide on April 7, 2003 during the Bicentennial commemoration of the death of Toussaint Louverture. This demand, formulated in the presence of the people of Haiti, the dignified heirs of our ancestors, and in front of MUPANAH (Musà e du Panthà on National Haitien - The Haitian National Pantheon Museum) where the immortal souls of the Black race repose in respect and dignity. Past and present were intimately linked for a historic projection to the future." (

It took Haiti 122 years to pay this mafia debt, the last slave-trade payment was made by tiny Haiti to the most powerful country on earth, the United States of America in 1947. This endless debt permanently impoverished Haiti.

The Haitian people's request for restitution of the $22 billion is part of the reason for the second coup d'etat and the current occupation of Haiti by the US, France and Canada through their UN military proxy. (Read more about the Independence Debt at - Demand France Pay back the $22Billion Independence Debt and at Campaign 7 .)

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