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US fist in Hati, Europe, Japan, Korea

America should not intervene in Hati, but ratrher let that nation work out its own internal problems. USA should witdraw all of the troops it has stationed on foreign soil.
Watch over the next several weeks to see if the US intervenes in Hati. It will, and it will continue to impose its will on that land of free black men and women. Leave the Hatians to sort out Hatian problems or refer the matter to Kofi
Anan and the United Nations.


Moreover, the current drawdown in US European based forces is not enough. Militarily, we should remove ourselves completely from Europe. Our forces inhibited the growth of a worker democracies, and stopped people from gaining the benefits of exchanges with the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe that regraded no frontier.


The USA should immeadiately withdraw from South Korea and Japan. The South Korean people clearly want us out of their nation, where we are, after all, guests. Likewise, Japan. We have spent far too much money preventing those people from gowing in the way that they evidently desire. We should pull out of all treaties with those two nations and let them negotiate with N. Korea so that they might create an indiginous and regional solution.


Bringing American forces home will set a precedent that eventually allows for the USA to save money, energy, and American lives. Tokyo and Seoul will certainly benefit from their unclouded (by Americans) exchanges with Pyongyang. The European who suffered from American financial and military impositions since at least 1943 will once again be allowed to solve their problems in thier own way, with the benefits of the UN and the EU.
Nine die in Haiti street battles as rebels seize town 08.Feb.2004 16:24

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Nine die in Haiti street battles as rebels seize town
By Michael Norton in Gonaives, AP Writer
09 February 2004

 http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=489238

Hundreds of people looted shipping containers in the Haitian town of St Marc yesterday, a day after armed opponents of the government drove police out in a widening uprising against President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

Police also withdrew from the larger city of Gonaives,north of St Marc, after failing to defeat rebels in street battles that killed at least nine people on Saturday, witnesses said. Opponents of Mr Aristide said they set up barricades yesterday to block the main north-south highway in Cabaret, south-east of St Marc and about 13 miles north-west of Port-au-Prince, the capital.

At least two people in St Marc were killed on Saturday when gunmen seized the police station and set it and the courthouse next door on fire, residents said. One wounded man told journalists yesterday he was shot in the chest by a police officer wearing civilian clothes.

Residents blocked streets in St Marc with felled trees, barbed wire, boulders, flaming tyres and car chassis. Axel Philippe, 34, one of the dozens of people massed on the highway to the town, said: "After Aristide leaves, the country will return to normal."

Hundreds of people carried away spoils, including mattresses, television sets, sacks of flour and iron beams from shipping containers that they pried open at the town's port.

Members of an opposition group known as Ramicos said they seized control of St Marc with the help of other opponents of Mr Aristide.

Witnesses said police pulled out of Gonaives late on Saturday after a day of gun battles with rebels of the Gonaives Resistance Front, who had taken control on Thursday. The government has vowed to regain control after the attacks.

Those killed on Saturday in Gonaives included at least seven police and two militants. Crowds mutilated the corpses of some police officers; one body was dragged through the street as a man swung at it with a machete, and a woman cut off the officer's ear. Another policeman was lynched and stripped to his shorts before residents dropped a large rock on his corpse.

Four other police were killed after their vehicle overturned, one militant said. He said police killed two militants who were building barricades.

Militants have attacked police stations in at least five small towns near Gonaives since Friday, Haitian radio reports said.

Hatians Deciding Their Own Future 09.Feb.2004 10:50

However Awkwardly

Looks like they don't need more guns or bloodshed, so Uncle Sam should stay out. Perhaps Jimmy Carter should seek a French speaking support group from the United Nations and offer to xounsel or talk to them. Looks like the brothers and sisters are deciding for themselves.

Forced Feeding 09.Feb.2004 16:04

Witness

Have just read that the USA is force feeding N Korea grain. It is shoving itself down the throat of this people's republic every bit as much as Starbucks or Wal-Mart does in many other lands. Let the N. Koreans find indiginous solution. The USA is one of the largest if not the largest donor nation of food and medical relief to N. Korea. For decades after the imperialst 39-45 war of the USA shoved its "good" on many continents and countries. Kill this primacy now! Leave the N Korean's alone to find their own path!