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Sunday November 25, 2001
Letter to United States President Bush

United States President George W. Bush, we support you in your effort to wipe out the terrorists and their sponsors. We urge you not to forget about the Haitian chief terrorist, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, as well.

- Aristide is an enemy of the U.S., as evidenced by his September 7, 2001 statement, four days
    before September 11, "The little bird is going to show the big bird what he can do."
- Aristide continues to burn political opponents alive.
- Aristide is a totalitarian dictator who does not believe in free and fair elections.
- Aristide has long been trafficking in narcotics, with the U.S. as his ultimate market.
- Aristide is a threat to the fragile democracies in the rest of the Americas.
- Aristide is corrupt, as evidenced by the purchase of many $1.5-plus mansions while his
    people continue to endure abject poverty, causing a great many of them to die as flies.  

We urge you not to send, even a dime, of the Americans' taxpayers moneys to Haiti - disregard the Black Caucus' letter, blaming your government for punishing Haiti.                                                                                                                                                                                 Any money that your government sends to Haiti will only help the brutal dictator pays for the cost of plotting further against the U.S. and assassinating more of the country's freedom fighters.                                                                                                                                                                                  For more information, you may visit us at:

Prof. Yves A. Isidor for We Haitians United We Stand For Democracy

* Attached are supporting documents for your review.

Black Caucus letter to President Bush re: Haiti
Congressional Black Caucus of the United States Congress
November 8, 2001
The Honorable George W. Bush
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC, 20500
Dear Mr. President:

We, the Congressional Black Caucus, would very much like to meet with you to discuss the current foreign policy of the US towards Haiti. It is our opinion that our current policy is contributing to the continued attrition of the quality of life of Haiti's people, which, if left unchanged could lead to horrendous outcomes for the western hemisphere's poorest people. The United States has the ability to provide humanitarian aid to Haiti. In this time of crisis we must not apply a double standard to this country, just as we have helped other countries at political impasses, we must also help Haiti.                                                                                                                                                                                  The Congressional Black Caucus believes that it is wrong to impose an inflexible policy which conditions US relations and aid, be it loans or grants, entirely on a country's political process. It our understanding that the US has allowed individual countries to work out their own political issues internally as long as all relevant parties are included in the process.                                                                                                                                                                               Mr. President, the people of Haiti are suffering. Our current policy towards Haiti must be reviewed and changed to address the current state of economic devastation. In Haiti, AIDS and HIV are rising at alarming levels. The illiteracy rate remains at water, and the fuel situation is catastrophic. It is imperative that the US remove its blockade of essentially all aid to Haiti, particularly the loans currently held up at the inter-American Development Bank. Your help is critical in bringing about this change.                                                                                                                                                                                         We are requesting to meet with you to resolve this pressing issue in the very near future. We would ask that you contact either the office of Congressman Conyers or Hillard to schedule this meeting. We look forward to working with you and await your response.

Signed by all 38 members of the CBC
August 4, 2001           


The legal definition of genocide

The legal definition of genocide, according to the statutes of the international war crimes tribunal, refers to "acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial, or religious group."

Our view

Given the definition of genocide, according to the statutes of the international war crimes tribunal, advocates of human rights and democracy and others may conclude Haiti's radical leftist, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who has committed a series of acts, which are not limited to brutally assassinating members of the country's democratic opposition, will soon or later face the bar of justice.                                                                                                                                                                                             Sentencing tyrant Aristide to years in prison for atrocities, including burning alive political opponents, committed in Haiti, after a  guilty verdict is returned against him, will certainly be summed up by the majority of Haitians, including others, as: "The dictatorship of the proletariat and burning of political opponents, to include women and their children, alive are now confined to the archives of history."                                                                                                                                                                                                 "So can we (Haitians) now say with might and authority the very few words that will soon be summoned to define Haiti are: Finally, democracy has triumphed in Haiti, a country just a few years ago that was called the land of ferocious dictators,"

For Immediate Release
July 17, 2001              
Massachusetts State Representative Marie St. Fleur,
not yet a knowledgeable person about Boston's
Haitian-American community

In a democracy that the United States of America is, one can always expect citizens, including legislators, to take the liberty to express their opinions. Often, the contents of a negligible number of legislators' opinions, for example, hours later suggest what they were saying or said earlier was absolutely not true.                                                                                                                                                                                                One of the legislators in question is Marie St. Fleur, a Haitian-American Massachusetts State Representative. In a July 17, 2001 Boston's Herald news article, entitled: "Menino aides brand Web site by Haitian group 'scurrilous,' she unintelligently defended Boston's Mayor Thomas M. Menino, saying that Mr. Jacques Jean "is not a key person in the (Haitian) community."                                                                                                                                                                                               Mr. Jean, one of the men, including The Haitian-American Political Action Committee, behind the Web site ( that pictures Mayor Menino in a regal wig and chastises him for his record of service in the Boston's minority community, contrary to Rep. St. Fleur's statement, as appeared in the Herald, "is a key person in the Boston Haitian-American community and others.                                                                                                                                                                                                Over the course of the past ten years, he has started many business enterprises, employing a great many Haitian nationals and others.                                                                                                                                                                                                A brief review of Mr. Jean's prominent role in community affairs would suggest that a few years ago he founded and self-financed a monthly newspaper, "The Caribbean Connection Magazine."                                                                                                                                                                                              Before the magazine was forced to exit the so-competitive publishing market, and this approximately two years ago, for reasons unknown to me, it was customary for Mr. Jean to entertain many citizens at annual quasi-ceremonial dinners, if I may call them so, marking the magazine anniversary. Honored were city of Boston's officials, State of Massachusetts officials, community leaders, academics, journalists, police officers, to name only these ones, for their efforts in improving the quality of life in Boston and elsewhere. Two persons, who conjointly participated in at least one of The Connection's annual banquets are: Boston's Mayor Thomas M. Menino and State Representative Marie St. Fleur.                                                                                                                                                                                                     But the prominent role of Mr. Jean in Boston Haitian-American community affairs and others does not stop here.                                                                                                                                                                                               Over the past ten years, where the management of not-for-profit organizations has been mediocre, his presence on the board of directors of these organizations has had a "geniun and powerful effect in improving services, to include the delivery of them to recipients."                                                                                                                                                                                              Does this mean Mr. Jean has not held many protests in an effort to urge city of Boston authorities and others to help citizens improve their quality of life? In fact, he has. The most recent one took place on May 13 of this year.                                                                                                                                                                                                 In so many other ways, Mr. Jean resembles earlier greatly effective community and political leaders who believed that great injustices, regardless of where they take place, should be stopped and as a result citizens will not continue to experience dehumanizing poverty, for example.                                                                                                                                                                                                  In the early 1990s, he hosted a most-listened-radio magazine weekly radio talk show, "Voice of the Haitian Community" or VCH." He eloquently denounced gross human rights violations in the U.S., including in his native country of Haiti and elsewhere in the rest of the world.                                                                                                                                                                                                 And he did not overlook the then-Haitian government's other misdeeds, to include rampant corruption, while crushing poverty in Haiti remained the norm.                                                                                                                                                                                                 Mr. Jean can also claim to have waged a legitimate campaign, such as issuing press releases and writing letters to United States government officials and others in the early 1990s, ferociously denouncing a blanket of economic sanctions imposed on Haiti by the United Nations (UN), which he greatly believed would only hurt the estimated 85 percent poor Haitians while they rapidly increased the wealth of the very few of their fellow compatriots and others who controlled (monopoly) the never-healthy Haitian economy.                                                                                                                                                                                           Because there is a contradiction in the way State Rep. St. Fleur (D-Dorchester) reasons about Mr. Jean and his other invaluable contributions - certainly they are too numerous for me to list - to the gigantic Boston Haitian-American community and others, all this tells Rep. St. Fleur has failed to convince the readers of the Boston Herald news article that she has, at least, been an active member of the Haitian-American community. She has not been helping members of that community and others improving their quality of life through introducing relevant bills on the house floor, for example.                                                                                                                                                                                                 Rep. St. Fleur urgently needs to understand that it is time to effectively serve the many communities she represents in the State of Massachusetts legislature. Studying the histories of these communities and their leaders both, past and present, will certainly transform her into a person knowledgeable enough to articulate the many pitiful problems   members of these communities continue to face in their daily lives. So, too, will she be able to identify their leaders and work conjointly with them for the betterment of all.

Prof. Yves A. Isidor
For Immediate Release
June 21, 2001              
Embracing the practice of spraying gasoline on
hearsay violent criminal offenders and then burn
them on the spot will not serve as a general
deterrent to crimes in Haiti.

In democratic or civilized countries, the courts determine violations of the laws and order remedies or penalties for these violations. Unfortunately, not so in Haiti, where radical leftist and de facto President Jean-Bertrand Aristide long ago instituted the dictatorship of the proletariat.                                                                                                                                                                                                Such were the words of tyrant Aristide Wednesday (June 20, 2001), when he visited a few police stations in the trash-filled capital city of Port-au-Prince in an effort to reduce Haiti's unacceptable crime rate, Haiti's growing crime rate, he said in a news conference.                                                                                                                                                                                                  "If you the people see someone forcing a driver out of his or her car, that means he or she is a criminal, a bandit. If someone is robbing someone else, that means he or she is a criminal. There is no need for you, the people, to wait for the police to arrive and arrest him or her, which will then be followed by an appearance before a judge. Forget about it, I say! Forget about it, I say! He or she is guilty. All you have to do is burning him or her alive, and I mean right on the spot."                                                                                                                                                                                           Visiting police stations and urging supporters and de facto government paid bandits alike - most of them cannot read nor write - to embrace the practice of spraying gasoline on hearsay violent criminal offenders and then burn them alive where the alleged crimes are said to be committed will not serve as a general deterrent to crimes in Haiti, which have long forced many foreigners and Haitian nationals residing in foreign countries not to include the Caribbean nation in their overseas travel itineraries.                                                                                                                                                                                       Considering the Haitians who will take pride in burning alive (a retaliatory cruel punishment) their fellow compatriots because of a dispute over land, for example, the number of crimes, both violent and nonviolent, now committed in Haiti may in fact go upward.                                                                                                                                                                                              Only when the Caribbean country's estimated unemployment rate of 80 percent is significantly reduced; Aristide's own bandits are disarmed; high school students no longer have to visit barely illuminated public plazas two or three times a week to study for classes because they are cut off from electricity at home for anywhere from 21 to 22 hours a day, suggesting that the Thomas Edison's revolution has yet to take place in Haiti; and, most importantly, reforming the moribund judicial system, including rules that will help to equally ensure proper legal procedures and strengthen the rights of defendants and plaintiffs, to name only these ones, will (hopefully) a solution be found to the social problem that is growing crimes, Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, started to experience shortly after he (Aristide) first assumed the presidency in 1991.

Yves A. Isidor
For Immediate Release
February 6, 2001
Yes To Haiti's Provisional Government ... The Only

Solution To The Country's Problems

We welcome without reservations Haiti's democratic opposition, better known as the Convergence Democratique, choice of former presidential candidate Gerard Gourgue, also a former law professor, as Haiti's provisional president for a period not to exceed two years..                                                                                                                                                                                               The choice of professor Gourgue for the office of the presidency, in Haiti, suggests that Haitians, including the international community, should expect new politics and economics in the Caribbean country.                                                                                                                                                                                               The Overall result will not be disappointing at all for a nation like Haiti, long plagued with famine, poverty, disease, gross incompetence, drug trafficking, state-sponsored thuggery and state-sponsored corruption - all, the result of radical leftist tyrants Jean-Bertrand Aristide and Rene Preval's ten years of government.

Yves A. Isidor

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