October 7, 2004

GEE, IT'S WORKING SO WELL FOR ISLAMICISTS:

Aristide supporters threaten to behead foreigners (AP, 10/07/04)

Enraged supporters of ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide armed themselves with machetes, guns, rocks and bottles and roamed a downtown slum, threatening to behead foreigners after U.N. peacekeepers and Haitian police arrested dozens of people Wednesday.

As gunfire crackled and two helicopters roared overhead, peacekeepers in armored personnel carriers moved into Bel Air, trying to put down a campaign by Aristide loyalists who have carried out beheadings.

On Wednesday morning, the headless body of a man lay in the street in La Salines, a seaside slum. Last week, three police officers were decapitated when Aristide supporters stepped up protests demanding his return from exile in South Africa.

One angry man in Bel Air thrust a gun into the face of an Associated Press reporter Wednesday, yelled expletives against President Bush and U.N. peacekeepers, then screamed: ``We are going to kidnap some Americans and cut off their heads.''


The U.S. could shoot every young black male in Haiti who's carrying a machete and no one would care.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 7, 2004 9:36 AM
Comments

I don't know about that OJ, if we shot these people Bush would lose all the Black Support he has. (about a baker's dozen)

Posted by: h-man at October 7, 2004 11:05 AM

But the ones that come here are the "civilized" ones right?

Posted by: J.H. at October 7, 2004 11:43 AM

Our Haitian policy should be a simple one. Pull out all the troops and if any rafts come within our territorial waters, sink them and machine gun the survivors.

Posted by: Bart at October 7, 2004 11:47 AM

JH:

Indeed, Haitian immigrants have succeeded in America at the same level as your ancestors did.

Posted by: oj at October 7, 2004 11:50 AM

The Haitian immigrants I have come across are pretty good people. They are hard working, family oriented people.

Posted by: Tom C, Stamford,Ct. at October 7, 2004 12:26 PM

All just a misunderstanding; they had heard that it would be a good week for headhunters from Hispaniola.

Posted by: mike earl at October 7, 2004 12:29 PM

Our Haitian policy should be a simple one. Anyone who braves the sea and reaches American territorial waters should be given a green card.

Those are exactly the kind of people we need in the US.

Posted by: Michael Herdegen at October 7, 2004 1:18 PM

"The U.S. could shoot every young black male in Haiti who's carrying a machete and no one would care."

... until time for sugar harvest.

Posted by: H.D. Miller at October 7, 2004 1:31 PM

Michael,

If the Haitians are so wonderful, why is their country by far the worst in the hemisphere?

Posted by: Bart at October 7, 2004 2:18 PM

Bart:

Because Haiti is French, once they get to America they're great.

Posted by: oj at October 7, 2004 2:33 PM

Well said oj.

Posted by: Bartman at October 7, 2004 2:49 PM

Actually, OJ, the U.S. couldn't shoot any Haitian weilding a machete as of now without it becoming an international crisis in line with the worst of the abuses by Saddamm in Iraq or even the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia.

On the other hand, if Kerry's elected, U.S. troops could roam the streets with APCs and fill the skies with attack helicopters mowing down threatening looking males indiscrimnently, and it would barely mention a crawl at the bottom of the screen on any of the news channels.

Posted by: John at October 7, 2004 2:53 PM

Michael

"Our Haitian policy should be a simple one. Anyone who braves the sea and reaches American territorial waters should be given a green card"

Sounds more like Jackass the Movie than an immigration policy.

Posted by: h-man at October 7, 2004 3:12 PM

Worked great in South Vietnam

Posted by: Harry Eagar at October 7, 2004 3:40 PM

Harry:

Yes, the Vietnamese who came here are a testament to the American Dream too.

Posted by: oj at October 7, 2004 3:45 PM

Harry

As a student of evolution, I think you understand that while Mexico and Canada, are accepting only Capital-laden immigrants, who are educated professionals, the above mentioned policy will result in the US receiving ...sailors. Great.

Posted by: h-man at October 7, 2004 4:03 PM

I was talking about shooting anybody with a tool in his hand.

Indiscriminate killing is not the best way to advertise that our system is superior. A hard lesson for some people to learn, though it doesn't seem that difficul to met. Goes against the antihumanist grain, I guess.

h-man, we also accept capital-laden immigrants. Create 10 (I believe that's the figure) jobs, and we make you a citizen.

I did an interview with a Canadian just last week who's doing that. He gets to be American, we get a Quizno's submarine sandwich shop and 10 crappy jobs.

Such a deal, nu?

Posted by: Harry Eagar at October 7, 2004 4:56 PM

Harry we need 10 or more crappy jobs to keep the Mexicans employed.

Actually I was hoping for things like curing cancer and such as that.

Shooting Haitians I assumed was a joke. Haitians could perhaps aid our war effort with little "mookie" dolls to stick pins in.

Posted by: h-man at October 7, 2004 5:08 PM

Now, now, Harry, you only get to be that snide if you've created some well-paying jobs in America. Or any jobs.

If you have, say so, and I'll genuflect properly.

h-man:

Sailors with initiative and nerves of steel. The kind of people we make movies about.

Posted by: Michael Herdegen at October 7, 2004 5:26 PM

If you're wandering the streets of Port-au-Prince with a machete you don't have a tool you have a weapon.

Posted by: oj at October 7, 2004 6:37 PM

I make a fair amount of money and spend all of it.

Doesn't that create jobs?

And I don't shop at Wal-Mart, so the jobs I create are not in China

Posted by: Harry Eagar at October 7, 2004 11:28 PM

Chinese goods are only sold through Wal-Mart?

Posted by: oj at October 7, 2004 11:35 PM

All Wal-Mart goods are Chinese, but not all Chinese goods are Wal-Mart.

I avoid Chinese-made products.

Posted by: Harry Eagar at October 8, 2004 2:43 AM

You obviously avoid Wal-Mart too-there are plenty of goods that aren't made in China, just as there are plenty of Chinese made goods in your house.

Posted by: oj at October 8, 2004 8:48 AM

Not being an absolutist like you, I merely said I avoid Chinese goods.

You cannot always tell, and, at least where I live, sometimes you have to choose Chinese or doing without.

I've been in Wal-Mart, though I've never spent any more there. The only thing I saw that wasn't from China was the jar of macadamia nuts.

Posted by: Harry Eagar at October 8, 2004 5:39 PM

And following Harry's rules of reality, that which you have not seen personally does not exist, with the notable exceptions of Darwinian evolution and successful socialism.

Posted by: oj at October 8, 2004 7:02 PM
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