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Clinton presses OAS solution to Haiti impasse

Posted by WARREN MOSLER on January 31st, 2011

So we send our Secretary of State to Haiti at the height of the Egyptian crisis?

Maybe it’s to highlight that we can’t even get it anywhere near right with Haiti, so don’t expect anything out of the US with regard to promoting human rights and representative government in Egypt.

Nor, of course, do we have any idea regarding improving the lives of majority of the citizens of the world, including our own, as we continue to believe the US govt. has run out of money and is dependent on borrowing from the likes of China and leaving the tab to the grandchildren.

Meanwhile, the risk of oil and trade disruption from the Egyptian crisis remains, however markets are today telling us they don’t think it will be much of an economic event, as the world watches to see if it spreads to other ‘non democratic’ regimes in the region.

Clinton presses OAS solution to Haiti impasse
Published: Sunday, 30 Jan 2011 | 9:27 PM ET

 
PORT-AU-PRINCE – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Haiti’s leaders on Sunday to adopt an internationally backed solution to untangle an election dispute, saying the poor, earthquake-battered country needed a stable government to rebuild.

 
Clinton held talks in Port-au-Prince with outgoing Haitian President Rene Preval and leading presidential candidates on a visit overshadowed by the unfolding political crisis in Egypt.

 
She said she delivered the message that Washington wants Haitian authorities to enact recommendations by Organization of American States experts that revise contested preliminary results from chaotic November 28 elections in the Caribbean nation.

9 Responses to “Clinton presses OAS solution to Haiti impasse”

  1. beowulf Says:

    That headline gave me a jolt. Apparently there’s more than one OAS. :o)

    The OAS attempted several times to assassinate French president Charles de Gaulle. The most prominent attempt was a 22 August 1962 ambush at Petit-Clamart, a Paris suburb… A fictionalized version of this attack was recreated in the 1971 book by Frederick Forsyth, The Day of the Jackal, and in the 1973 film of the same name.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organisation_de_l%27arm%C3%A9e_secr%C3%A8te

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    ESM Reply:

    Yeah, I thought OAS meant Option Adjusted Spread.

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  2. Adam Says:

    Are the Tunisian and Egyptian revolts a Minsky Moment?

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  3. Calgacus Says:

    … we can’t even get it anywhere near right with Haiti Something of an understatement. Getting things right “with regard to promoting human rights and representative government” does not include kidnapping an elected president, flying him out of the country against his will, and preventing him from returning.

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    beowulf Reply:

    Think of it as harm reduction diplomacy. The new king never watss the old king puttering around. The Bolshevik way would be to line him up against a wall and shoot him. The Duke of Windsor treatment (exiled and basically forbidden to return home) is far more civilized.

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    Calgacus Reply:

    Yes, but in England and Russia the “new king” was English or Russian and was the one that decided what to do with the old one. The best thing the King of America could do is to leave the other Kings and kingdoms, like Haiti, alone. But then he would have to be a real King, and not just a puppet of the warlords who run the kingdom.

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    WARREN MOSLER Reply:

    agreed…

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  4. Oliver Says:

    Maybe it’s to highlight that we can’t even get it anywhere near right with Haiti, so don’t expect anything out of the US with regard to promoting human rights and representative government in Egypt.

    Who are the US to feel it has the right to get it ‘right’ anywhere but in the US? That’s precisely the kind of paternalistic, neo-colonialist thinking that got us the likes of Mubarak, Saddam, Bin Laden, Noriega, etc. in the past and is sure to go similarly wrong in future no matter what the ‘democratic’ rhetoric. We should all just STFU until asked to do otherwise.

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  5. nystockguru Says:

    Papa Doc Jr is back and forth between Miami & Port-o-Prince running a shipping company (needs an SBA loan)…

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