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There was a massacre of African people by the UN in Haiti on Friday. As long as you don’t have an African Blood Siblings Community Center, don’t have a means of communicating with other African people, don’t have an international language, don’t have an indigenous conception of yourself, and don’t have a connection with your people abroad, a massacre will happen on Friday, and you’d be lucky to hear of it five years after the fact.
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After Friday’s Massacre in Haiti, should Africans trust the UN?
By Onitaset Kumat
On Friday, at approximately 3 A.M., around a-third-of-a-thousand Brazilian led United Nations troops in armored vehicles laid siege on the impoverished community of Cite Soleil.
Bullets rained through the night from helicopters and rifles. Piercing every tower with heavy shells that woke up most residents and put to permanent sleep over thirty.
There in Haiti lay a pregnant woman on the floor, perhaps if life were kinder, a reputed practitioner of medicine, resigned and saddened to an inner silence; her unborn child carved out of her womb, having lost her chance to live.
Elsewhere was a school teacher, in his home, probably planning his lessons for tomorrow, pierced through his stomach by a Helicopter’s bullet. Death treading slowly for him around this massacre in Haiti.
This occurrence is linked to Europeans. At one point, the Napoleon respected in European societies, stated his reasoning for attacking Haiti: forever should Africans be held back. Never again do Europeans want a hero in Haiti.
For this jealousy of African people, a man, your age, has a hole between his chests. He lays on his back with his eyes shut tight.
Separately, a boy, much younger than you, lays on his side. He too suffered a wound and he too will not live to see Saturday.
By the time that the tanks leave, a man holds his chin. His blood soaks the cloth underneath. A bullet mutilated his face, so now he’s forever restrained from smiling.
Other young men, so traumatized by the massacre, crossing themselves before crossing streets. Later raising their arms behind their heads–submitting to the assassins at large. All the while, holding prayers ready for death to clamor through a barrel.
It’s a horrible, horrible incident. To see the young girl watch her dying loved one. Her face showing a confusion: Grief and Anger and Powerlessness.
This was not last Friday, this was in 2006. You are lucky to hear about it. The UN troops, largely from Latin American countries, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile and Bolivia, showed the hatred for African people from both Europeans and Latin people.
This massacre, was as Napoleon had detailed the European mindset, a response to the Haitian demonstrations toward the African leadership of Aristide. It’s a repeat from 2005’s demonstration and massacre (where 22,000 bullets were expended), and a repeat from 2007’s demonstration and massacre.
Within 2 years after the US’ ousting of Aristide, the UN killed 8,000 Africans in Haiti and sexually assaulted 35,000.
Our African Blood Siblings in Haiti need our help.
We need to turn toward ourselves and organize. We need to develop Community Centers and Community Agendas. Africans around the world need to cooperate and coordinate.
A pregnant woman should not lose her child at six months to gun shots. A foreign people should not appear in African communities and wholesale murder under the banner of international will.
We are the only people who suffer foreign policing–from America to Africa. It’s time that we reclaim our ancient ethical traditions, organize our own legal system, and separate completely from the ongoing atrocities against us, where even our young are afraid to cross their local streets.
Your Loving Brother,
P.S. Here is video from the above massacre: http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=ngK_2MEjJpM
P.P.S. This article suffices to detail the atrocity: http://www.projectcensored.org/top-stories/articles/12-another-massacre-in-haiti-by-un-troops/
P.P.P.S. Post-Earthquake the UN has introduced Cholera into Haiti. Over 7,000 have died since 2010 and over half-a-million were infected. More information on Haiti can be seen here: http://thehaitianblogger.blogspot.com/