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thebabblerformerlyknownas'larry'
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posted 02 November 2004 03:17 PM      Profile for thebabblerformerlyknownas'larry'     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
'Operation Baghdad' version 1, courtesy of the BBC: state that 'Aristide' supporters have launched operation Baghdad, attributing such news to the Aristide supporters themselves, but directly quoting a Haitian journalist.web page
quote:
Aristide supporters have stepped up their campaign to restore Mr Aristide, launching what they called Operation Baghdad. More beheadings have taken place since.

"They said they were going to transform Port-au-Prince into Baghdad, referring to the situation of the hostages in Iraq," Haitian journalist Herold Jean Francoise told the BBC's Spanish website, BBCMundo.com



'Operation Baghdad' version 2 (Miami Herald article cited by Americas.org): Attribute quote on Operation Baghdad to Jean Claude Bajeux
quote:
Aristide loyalists are waging “an urban guerrilla operation” that they have dubbed “Operation Baghdad,” claimed Jean-Claude Bajeux, who heads the interim government’s human rights investigation. “The decapitations are imitative of those in Iraq, and they are meant to show the failure of U.S. policy in Haiti,” he said. (Miami Herald 10/3/04
Version 3
according to Reed Lindsay in the Guardian:
quote:
In recent weeks, media attention has focused on the killing and decapitation of two policemen, described as part of ‘Operation Baghdad’. But the government has presented no evidence that the decapitations were carried out by Aristide supporters, nor that any such operation exists. According to Guyler C. Delva, head of the Haitian Journalists Association, the term ‘Operation Baghdad’ was coined by Latortue.

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thebabblerformerlyknownas'larry'
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posted 02 November 2004 03:59 PM      Profile for thebabblerformerlyknownas'larry'     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh, and in other news:
quote:
Gousse refused to grant The Observer permission to visit prisoners at the penitentiary, where only 21 of the nearly 1,000 inmates have been convicted of anything. The prison was emptied by armed groups led by former military officers after Aristide’s departure, and Joseph believes the majority of the new prisoners are Lavalas members.

(From the Reed Lindsay article)

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