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Thursday, July 07, 2005

Some terror gets more coverage than others

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) -- U.N. troops raided the base of an illegal armed group in the Port-au-Prince slum of Cite Soleil on Wednesday and at least five people were killed, witnesses and U.N. officials said.

More than 350 U.N. troops in armored carriers stormed a house where gang leader Emmanuel Wilme, known as Dread Wilme, was believed to have taken refuge, said Col. Eloufi Boulbars, a military spokesman for the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti.
Why was the group "illegal?" Because they were supporters of the democratically-elected president of Haiti, Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Turning history on its head, Reuters continues:
Aristide fled the country in February 2004 in the face of an armed revolt and under U.S. and French pressure to quit. He is living in exile in South Africa.
"Fled," as in "was kidnapped by the U.S. military and flown to Africa against his will."