is a war on poor people of the "developing" world and a war on those
who try to uphold their country's national interests and people's human
rights above those of the imperialists at the UN, NATO and Washington.
It is in their best "interests" that the people of developing countries
Each family is permitted up to three buckets of water a day. They must use that small amount of water for cooking, bathing, washing and drinking.
Photo credit: Alessandro Rampietti | Al Jazeera
They are determined to control the world's
resource using whatever means necessary. Usually, the means they favor
is military, but they have other means as you will read below.
are committing genocide in Haiti, in Libya, in Somalia. Globally they
are grabbing so-called "water rights" and destroying poor people's
access to clean water.
At the same time, the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, United Nations, and World Trade Organization have set financial assistance guidelines for third world and developing nations that requires privatization of municipal water delivery. Read more
at "Water Wars... " --Thread Post blog.
"Water must be free for sustenance needs. Since nature gives water to us free of cost, buying and selling it for profit violates our inherent right to nature's gift and denies the poor of their human rights. "
-- Vandana Shiva, Indian environmental scientist
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Tragic cholera outbreak in Port de Paix killing scores of Haitians.
Flooding Scours the Whitewash From Haiti Aid Efforts
According to investigative and political writer Georgianne Niebner, aid
agencies funded by U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
have tricked donors into paying for the whitewashing of Haiti's cholera
pandemic. Now with the rains, no amount of public relations, false
reporting and outright lying can hide the rot and neglect they've tried
to hide. Mother Nature and the dispassionate entity known as cholera are
slowly exposing them and cholera is ravaging Haiti. Read Niebner's
article at the LA Progressive.
is returning with the rains, after initially spreading throughout the
water supply in Haiti after MINUSTAH imported the scourge to Haiti. The
UN (MINUSTAH) Nepalese Camp in Mirebalais infected the Artibonite river
system at the Meye river with cholera by dumping contaminated feces.
sanitation at the Mirebalais MINUSTAH camp was not sufficient to
prevent the fecal contamination of the Artibonite River. But the
cynically named, United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti
(MINUSTAH) claimed that the UN Nepalese camp's sanitation system was not
only up to international standards; it was up to EPA standards.
a weekly peer-reviewed general medial journal, which is one of the
world's best known, oldest, and most respected general medical journals,
expects that a mere 1% weekly reduction in consumption of contaminated
water would avert 105,000 cases of cholera and 1500 deaths in Haiti.
However, the measures being employed by the aid agencies are
insufficient and The Lance
projected in April this year that there will be 779,000 cases of
cholera in Haiti and 11,100 deaths between March 1 and November 30,
2011. Those are the conservative figures, the human tragedy could be
Water is life. Destroying a country's water supply is a crime against humanity
1998, the U.S. prevented the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) from
going through with disbursing approved loans (targeted for building
water infrastructure) to the Haitian government in order to destabilize
the Aristide government. The IDB was following orders from Washington.
Washington's "humanitarians" and their "partners" (in crime) have no problem with abusing, starving, killing, maiming, (sending formaldehyde trailers
to Haitian school children) or preventing aid boats from entering Gaza
. Washington doesn't bat an eye over spending hundreds of millions
to bomb the people of Libya. But will negotiate to screw over the sick
and the old by threatening to cut their social security and healthcare.
The poor, ill and vulnerable are used as political pawns. They are
multinationals, they have no allegiance or loyalty to the U.S. except in
so far as they can form a power bloc to screw over the rest of
humanity. People's lives are a part of their political, cynical,
inhumane war games, power struggles and greed.
Background on IDB/U.S. human rights violations in Haiti
"Letter to IDB President: On behalf of Haitian Supporters." Read the story at the Robert F. Kennedy Center
for Justice and Human Rights.
"Report Indicts U.S. Government and Inter-American Development Bank." Read the story at Partners in Health
the US and NATO are using the same inhumane, criminal tactics in Libya:
violating the people's right to have access to clean, plentiful water, in desert.
Nato Destroys Libya's $30 Billion Water Pipeline. Read the story at English Pravda.ru
.People will die as a result of this...
this is terrorism and will lead to mass genocide. More people over a
longer period of time will die than from their sick joke of a
"humanitarian war" in Libya. Just as people are dying in Haiti due to
the criminal actions of the UN, U.S. and IDB.
Famine and drought in the horn of Africa. Was it preventable?
yeah! Somalia is in the cross-hairs of the war criminals in Washington.
It is targeted for defying the imperialists' in their quest for a "New
World Order." Remember how Clinton had to ignominiously pull out troops
from Somalia? Just Google: "Clinton's defeat in Somalia." They are out
for the blood of the Somali people.
Not surprising then that we learned last week that in Somalia, the CIA has secret prisons and is training killers as they have all over the world
. See the Democracy Now story
: "Jeremy Scahill Reveals CIA Facility, Prison in Somalia as U.S. Expands Covert Ops in Stricken Nation."
famine and drought that is killing the weak and poor of Somalia was
preventable. The drought was predicted last year. Why weren't
preparations made by the "peacemakers", "humanitarians" and "the world's
policeman" to save some lives?
The Somali Prime Minister accuses the UN of holding back aid food. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali says relief aid is not reaching those in need in famine-stricken Horn of Africa nation
. Read the story at Aljazeera
similar situation occurred in Haiti, where the UN/US prevented the
disbursement of food and aid in Haiti by militarizing the "rescue"
effort after the earthquake.
fact, the democratic president of the United States might as well have
invited the extremis right-wingers at the Heritage Foundation for advice
o n how to respond to the quake crisis in Haiti
This week, the American people seem to have finally caught on the fake
populist in the White House as his poll numbers have plummeted during
the debt ceiling circus. Hey Republicans and Democrats, those of us who
read know the cat and mouse game you are playing with our lives is pure
theater. The Republicans have already assured Wall Street that they will
be raising the debt ceiling. Whatever they say, the Republicans are going to raise the debt ceiling
We see you for the political cannibals you are Washington.
US-backed forces launch military offensive in Somalia as aid is used as a weapon of war
by Susan Garth, 30 July 2011 | wsws.org
A drought which has put 12 million people at risk across East Africa
has become the pretext for the US to step up military aggression through
its proxy forces. The same humanitarian justification was given for the
US military intervention in Somalia begun by President George Bush in
1992 under the codename Operation Restore Hope and continued by
President Bill Clinton. US forces claimed to be protecting aid convoys,
but terrorised the civilian population as they hunted down supposed
terrorists. Since then, Somalia has become a focus for Obama's war on
It seems that the US-backed forces have taken the
opportunity offered by the drought and famine to extend the control of
the TFG. Heavy shelling was reported in the capital Mogadishu on
Thursday, July 28.
Analysts believe that the drought has weakened
al-Shabab. Abdiwahab Sheikh Abdi Samed, a Somali political analyst with
Southlink Consultants in Nairobi maintains that a rift has opened up
between clan elders in the famine-struck areas and al-Shabab militants.
It seems that the the US and its allies in the region are determined to
use the drought to strike a blow against al-Shabab.
"The day's of al-Shabab are numbered," Samed said, speaking on the US propaganda station Voice of America.
military offensive is only one part of their strategy. Aid is itself
being used as a weapon of war. Samed went on, "My biggest worry is only
one thing. If the international community is allowed to provide food and
water and basic necessities to the al-Shabab controlled areas, they
will receive a logistical support so that they are now prolonging the
Chantal Laurent is a Haitian-American who blogs about Haiti, socio-economic, environmental and political issues at thehaitianblogger