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VIDEO: UN “Peacekeepers” and US Troops Repress Haitians at P-au-P Airport

January 20, 2010

The following video, in Spanish,  is not very clear, but, as they say, you get the picture.  A reporter for Cuban TV is covering the repression of a group of Haitian men at the airport.  While the video says it is US troops playing the  tough guys, it is primarily the UN’s peacekeepers (blue helmets or as Haitians say, “casques blues”) with occasional assists from the US military in the head cracking department.  The UN “peacekeepers” carry visions of Rambo wherever they go in Haiti always trying to provoke a fight.  More on this issue later in an article I’m about to finish:  “HAITI:  The Gaza Strip of the Caribbean.”  Stay tuned!

  1. January 20, 2010 7:52 PM

    The Haitians in this video are at the airport looking for work, not food. The reporter asks specifically about this – she asks the first Haitian she talks to if they are there to try to unload the aid that is arriving and he says “of course”. He adds that the Haitians are not there to fight with anyone. She asks the USAmerican why they are not letting the Haitians in and he says, “Because there’s no work…lots of people.” She asks some others if they are there to find work or to get aid and they say they are there to get work. The guy in the blue hat with the big star is saying that he lost his house and he needs work. “We don’t have anything to eat or drink, nothing,” he says. At the 3:04 minute mark you can see the U.N. forces beating the Haitians while the U.N. spokesman in the sky blue baseball hat denies that they are beating anyone.

    • January 20, 2010 9:44 PM

      Bravo, Miss Machetera! Thanks for your fluent Spanish rundown of the video.

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