From Haiti, to Cuba, the subterfuge spreads – and it’s time for your dose of Gerald Horne: “Caribbean nations are in Washington’s crosshairs”
Horne, perhaps more than any other MR writer, finds ways to regularly address the public and clear up some of the confusion. Recently Horne was interviewed on the Carl Nelson Show (WOL 95.9 FM) and “A Public Affair” (WORT 89.9 FM), among many other stations. He also spoke on a webinar hosted by The U.S. Peace Council. Scroll down for a gem or two; listen and watch all the way through for Horne’s full explication.
“There are a number of issues that don’t add up, with regard to this current crisis, and we should keep in mind that it’s not only because Haiti helped to destroy slavery… but also, Haiti is also strategically sited within hailing distance of Cuba. That’s one of the reasons that Duvalier, father and son, were kept in power as Haiti was a beachhead against the Castro brothers…and it’s also striking to note that Haiti has all kinds of natural resources, including gold! They’re licking their lips on Wall Street, salivating, contemplating the possibility of descending en masse on Haiti to exploit Haiti’s vast natural resources.”
Carl Nelson followed up with the question: Did the situation in Cuba pop off as a contrived distraction from what is going on in Haiti?
“Well I don’t know, I saw it as a coincidence…and also both of these Caribbean nations are in the crosshairs, because they had the audacity at certain points in their history, to cross Washington, and Washington like any other mob boss, does not take flight, lightly….”
Carl Nelson starts his interview with Horne at 50:50. You can listen to the full interview and more at WOL 95.9 FM
You can listen to Allen Ruff in conversation with Horne at 89.9 WORT
You can also watch the U.S. Peace Council‘s webinar here
Gerald Horne is author of The Dawning of the Apocalypse: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, Settler Colonialism, and Capitalism in the Long Sixteenth Century, The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, and Capitalism in Seventeenth-Century North America and the Caribbean, Jazz and Justice: Racism and the Political Economy of the Music, and Confronting Black Jacobins: The United States, the Haitian Revolution, and the Origins of the Dominican Republic, all published by Monthly Review Press.