Thursday, February 26, 2004

things fall apart

The fall of Port-au-Prince is likely near.

Cuba appeals to the international community in mitigating the Haitian near-civil war.

Haitians are fleeing to the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic. The US will probably not do much.

The Caribbean nations press the UN for a peacekeeping force.

Florida Senator Bob Graham (D) writes to the WaPo.

American churches step up the plate while the government dithers.

Security Council aid is requested.

Aristide was on CNN this afternoon which I watched ( a rarity, I usually don't watch Inside Politics). Here's the Transcript. He calls the rebels terrorists. 71% of those polled at CNN (not scientific) say that the US should not intervene militarily.

Florida Senators state the Bush administration really has no plan of action. That's about par for the course.

Flights between the Bahamas and Haiti have been stopped.

More from The Bahamas.

While France and the Caribbean communities may be ready to intervene (although they won't without a UN mandate, which I'm doubtful will come), the rest of the developed world just watches.

Haiti is on its own.

We will regret this.

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