Haiti: Massacre in the Making
August 18, 2005
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Photo: ©2005 Haiti Information Project Last month on July 6 the UN's Operation Iron Fist was deadly for unarmed residents of Citè Soleil - 22 year-old Sonia Romelus was killed by the same bullet that passed through the body of her 1 year-old infant son Nelson. Next to them was her four year-old son Stanley Romelus who was killed by a single shot to the head.

Dear Friends of Haiti,

The UN is currently planning a third military operation against Cite Soleil akin to "Operation Iron Fist" which will result in many more casualties then the massacres they committed on July 6 and 13. Why? Many miltitants of Lavalas from other popular neighborhoods who have armed themselves against the human rights violations of the PNH have gone into hiding in Cite Soleil. Why have they taken up arms? Because the UN has never provided them protection against the PNH who has indiscriminately murdered them for their political convictions demanding the return of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

If the UN goes ahead with its plan for a second major military incursion against Cite Soleil, it is guaranteed the number of casualties will far exceed July 6th and further tarnish and expose the real role of the UN in guaranteeing the coup of Feb. 28, 2004. They have a choice, either go ahead at the behest of the US Embassy and Haiti's traditional reactionary business elite, or sit down and talk to avoid the bloodshed. We have made every possible overture to the UN for dialogue before they committ this next penultimate massacre. If they continue down this path the blood of many innnocent Haitians is on their hands.

Best in Solidarity,

Kevin Pina

Port au Prince, Haiti
August 18, 2005

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Evidence mounts of a UN massacre in Haiti In the early morning hours of July 6, more than 350 UN troops stormed the seaside shantytown of Cite Soleil in a military operation with the stated purpose of halting violence in Haiti. The successful goal of the mission was to assassinate a 31 year-old man and his lieutenants that Haiti's rightwing media and reactionary business community had labeled a bandit and armed of supporter of ousted president Jean-Bertrand Aristide. July 12

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