During his appearance on the "Health Ranger Report," Ives pointed out how U.S. imperialism has, at the very least, crushed the country for the past 30 years. He told the Natural News and Brighteon.com founder: "The U.S. is trying to invade Haiti once again, for the third time in three decades."
The journalist recounted that after the end of the dictatorship led by Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier in 1986, the Haitian people elected their own leader in 1990. Ives continued: "It brought to power a former parish priest named Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who was a nationalist." But Aristide's victory did not sit well with Washington – which colluded with the Haitian ruling class to depose the elected ruler in a Sept. 30, 1991 coup d'etat.
Three further years of massacres and carnage ensued, which ended when former President Bill Clinton sent 20,000 U.S. troops to the island. Haiti went under a tripartite military occupation with the militaries of America, France and Canada for three months. After this, the United Nations took over until 2000.
Aristide, who was deposed in 1991, managed to regain power and get re-elected as Haitian president. However, former President George W. Bush – Clinton's successor – allegedly organized a more violent coup on Feb. 29, 2004 that drove out Aristide from Port-au-Prince. Haiti then went under a UN military occupation that lasted for another 15 years. (Related: What happened to $37 million in cash from the Clinton Foundation that was supposed to go towards Haiti relief in 2010?)
"Haiti has become very debilitated," lamented Ives. "Its whole governmental structure crushed under these occupations."
Ives shared a bit of the island's history, mentioning that one of the first American imperial expeditions in 1915 was actually in Haiti. He added that Haiti was known as "the pearl of the Antilles," a country founded by slave owners to prevent slavery from being stopped.
The founder of Haiti Liberte, the country's largest weekly newspaper, told Adams that the West is very interested in the Caribbean country because of its rich mineral deposits and "cheap" labor.
"It is said to have the second largest deposits of iridium, which is very important in the manufacturing of our digital devices these days. Also, they're said to be $20 billion worth of gold dust in the Haitian mountains," he said."
"But the biggest thing is Haitians work for five bucks a day in these assembly factories. And as the war with China approaches, the U.S. is looking for places where it can manufacture its iPhones or make its underwear, and places like Haiti are going to be very key for them."
"It's not just that the labor is relatively cheap. It's also the proximity of the labor to the markets and to the raw materials that are turned into value-added products," the Health Ranger said, agreeing with his guest."
"Haiti's geographic location and access to sea lanes are critical to its common nation with low labor costs. That combination is increasingly rare around the world right now."
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