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Haiti Consul in Brazil Blames Quake on Voodoo and Curse Africans Have

zzz Unaware he was being recorded, the consul of Haiti in Brazil, George Samuel Antoine, told Brazilian TV network SBT that the earthquake that hit his country may have been caused by “voodoo.”

“I think it has to do with messing so much with voodoo, I don’t know what it is ….” Antoine also said that ” the African himself has a curse. Everywhere there are Africans it’s f…..”

The consul also commented that the tragedy caused by the earthquake that struck Haiti is good because it brings visibility to his consulate. “The disgrace there has become a bliss for us here, for us to get known,” he said.

The diplomat has about 100 relatives in Haiti and at the time of the interview still hadn’t heard anything about them. During the interview  the consul said he was depressed about the situation in Haiti and that he was using a rosary to calm down.

Talking to reporters on Friday afternoon, the consul, who lives in Brazil since 1975, said he had difficulties with the Portuguese. “My Portuguese is not good. I would never wish my country bad things. I do not mean I’m perfect and I’m not used to so many people following me,” he said, in a reference to the press.

“I speak several languages, but I haven’s studied Portuguese, and I make mistakes sometimes,” he argued.

In a statement issued by the consulate, Antoine also apologized for the comment, claiming he had been misinterpreted.

“In face of the tragic event that struck Haiti and shook the world, Consul Jorge Samuel Antoine, in the heat of the facts and above all for having hundreds of relatives in the country, from whom he has little information, knowing that they are missing, probably dead, in a commentary, had his words  interpreted in a misleading way,” says the official note.

The Haiti Red Cross says it now estimates the death toll from the January 12 earthquake could reach 50,000. And it presents a startling figure: another three million people are injured or homeless.

The capital of the country, Port-au-Prince, was practically leveled. Thousands of building collapsed and thousands more were seriously damaged.
 
Relief efforts are complicated by the incredible extent of the destruction and loss of lives which did not spare international organizations.

For example, 150 members of the United Nations peace mission in Haiti are simply missing. The chief of the UN mission, Hedi Annabi, was killed. The Brazilian, Luiz Carlos da Costa, second in command, is also missing.

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  • Otis Corbie – Journalist

    African – By what description?
    Few questions to those who are

    1 historians – Where did the first humans come from ? What proof is there of their first existance.

    2: geneticist – How many visually white people have large amounts of genetic material that says “there is Negroid in you as opposed to being of complete Caucasoid persuasion

    3 – theologists – please explain the many modern miracles we call medical science as opposed to the old myths of the past that ” removed Demons” from the sick

    4 – to everyone….. Is there not very well know evidence of Caucasoid inbreeding which lead to many of the mutations of that race, who in the same breath both see Hitler’s pure race concept as barbaric yet supported apartheid and separatist views of “NO BLACKS NO DOGS NO IRISH” and “BLACKS IN THE BACK” ?

    SUMMARY – It is the small yet ruling minority that do not wish for equality amongst all races but rather hold of view of “gods and Clogs” with anyone of a different race being the “clog” of their society.

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  • adeoti

    I am an African and i challenge anyone here to prove this guy wrong.

    Rather than hide behind the racism wall, please provide a substantial example/country that proves this guy wrong.

    “Anywhere you´ve got Africans, the place is just fucked up!”
    “…..very true!!

  • Pierre F. Lherisson

    The Case of George Samuel Antoine is not unique. It is time for the Haitians to scrutinize the qualification and loyalty of the consuls and ambassadors. Get rid of the double agents and the dysfunctional dinosaurs.

  • Charles Scott

    The African is not cursed
    There was a Tsunami in the far east a few years ago, was it because of an asian curse. There have been earthquakes and plagues all over the world, was it because those respective peoples are cursed. What this racist bastard is repeating is the same crap the whites that were soundly defeated under Napoleon Bonaparte have spouted for hundreds of years, and that is that the Africans won because they made a deal with the devil. If slavery, pillage, rape and discrimination is what the european brought to to Africa with their god, then I would rather practice voodoo.

  • dnbaiacu

    Nancy Barbosa
    [quote] You can claim others should be doing more, and doing a better job, and that they aren’t willing to put enough money on the table, but how much have you sent to Haiti? What have you done to help?
    [/quote]
    I don’t know who you are. You don’t know me. So don’t question my charity. I have and am contributing what I can personally to a specified group where I KNOW for sure the monies will be for relief help only in Haiti. And my tax dollars help pay for whatever the U.S and Brazil is doing also.;-)

    [quote] The US Navy has 20 choppers with the USS Vincen standing by, but they have no supplies to airlift. The U.S. has supplied $3B for the relief effort. They have sent regular army troops and national guard. There are more than 30 containers [/quote]

    Get your statistics together ,because you are WAY off babe.;-)

    And quite a few “experts” have questioned the coordination up until now. There is a lot of embarrassing red tape and beaurocracy that is not being mentioned on popular media that has held a lot up.

    In the end most of this is political grandstanding. Not taking anything away from the humanitarian aspect of it all. And thank goodness things are being done. And things WILL get done guaranteed , now the you have Hilary over. We won’t hear the end of the U.N tooting its own horn by the time this is over. But that’s ok,, it’s to be expected;-)

    [quote]Phony ! ! ! ! !

    [/quote]

    ?????:D:D:D:D

    Try again Miss. You can’t handle me. Your whole world perspective will be rocked by the time I would get done with you. Don’t even try.

    Phony are the officials you elected;-)

  • João da Silva

    DU 48
    [quote]Toussaint L’Ouverture-the man that whipped the French Dictator[/quote]

    You almost got me with this comment. Spent the whole morning researching about this fella “Lee Overture”.;-)

    [quote]Bush and Clinton?
    Their legacy with Haiti is arguably as bad as the other colonial powers.
    [/quote]

    Probably B & C thought Lee Overture was an Islamo-Fascist hiding in Haiti and hatching plans to attack the good ole U.S. of A.:D

  • du 48

    Toussaint L’Ouverture-the man that whipped the French Dictator
    The French have never forgiven Toussaint for beating Napoleon.
    Bush and Clinton?
    Their legacy with Haiti is arguably as bad as the other colonial powers.

  • João da Silva

    [quote]The U.S. has supplied $3B for the relief effort. [/quote]

    Wrong. It has pledged $100 Millions. Brasil has pledged $15 M. Both countries are doing a splendid job. Brasil has one advantage though. Our military personnel have been in that country for a long time and have complete rapport with the locals. They have lots of initiative and don’t have to wait for the orders from Brasilia.FAB can send as many planes as they want from their base in RR. No problem with logistics. It is a joint effort by two giants in the Americas to help a tiny devastated nation and I have no complaints as a Tax payer, provided the politicos do not try to make political gain over a tragedy.

    However, I am chagrined at the French who have promised [i][b]just [/b][/i]$3.8 Millions to Haiti and not a single word from the German Government!! On the contrary, I am pleased that the Chinese are there without much fanfare and so are the Israelis.

  • Natalya Barbosa

    btw, they have the technology and equipment to do a much better relief effort DESPITE the obstacles. BUT that would take more money than [quote]anyone is willing to spend in that area. smilies/sad.gif
    This will be interesting to see play out.

    I don’t get it???? The logistics of potential obstacles to getting the relief into Haiti should have been checked and planned BEFORE arrival.
    Designate a controlled area for food drops and do it by HELICOPTER. Why are ports and airports obstacles??? !!!!smilies/sad.gif[/quote]

    The main pier at the port has collapsed. The US Navy has 20 choppers with the USS Vincen standing by, but they have no supplies to airlift. The U.S. has supplied $3B for the relief effort. They have sent regular army troops and national guard. There are more than 30 containers waiting on the piers in Miami, but no way to send them by ship. Honestly, if you are smart enough to organize this effort better, why aren’t you doing anything besides sitting at a computer using your fingers to bash the efforts of others. You can claim others should be doing more, and doing a better job, and that they aren’t willing to put enough money on the table, but how much have you sent to Haiti? What have you done to help?

    Phony ! ! ! ! !

  • João da Silva

    Where are the European “Leaders”, especially Monsieur.Sarko in Haiti´s “hour of need”?

  • VinnyCarioca

    ……….that the earthquake that hit his country may have been caused by “voodoo”.
    I truly appreciate a great mind enlightening me. I feel like a fool for believing, at first, that the quake was caused by shifting tectonic plates. 😀

  • dnbaiacu

    The Truth of the matter
    [quote]He’s right about one thing: wherever there are Africans it is pretty effed up. It’s hard to think of any examples of that not being true. [/quote]

    Whether or not you are trying to be ugly is irrevelant and not unusual.
    BUT to clear matters up all situations come WITH reasons(not for).
    1) EVERY race has a nationality on the planet whose borders are effed up.
    2)Colonization has been at the root of critical situations of African populations.
    3)Racism against Africans is institutionalized globally for reasons based on unfounded (spiritually) but possibly (genetical),if allowed to happen, FEARS OF EXTINCTION. Making economic upward mobility difficult, if not impossible. So let the haters, hate. Your idiocy is based on your own lack of TRUE KNOWLEDGE. You believe and subscribe to the ideaology of the “elite” that keep you in ignorance and fear.
    4) There are spiritual flaws and misconceptions as a basis for point #3 existing.
    5) There are spiritual flaws and misconceptions as a basis for why Africans and those of African descent in the diaspora cannot overcome the obstacles.

    Until TRUTH is accepted by all races and nationalities DIVISION and INEQUITY will always be the order of the day . And THIS to the demise of human species.The EXACT plan of entity the “elite” work for.
    Remember “Judas”…. He DID get paid 30 silver pieces. But was dead by the end of the story…….

    Fortunately though, this will not be allowed to happen.

    [b]After these things I saw, and, look! a great crowd, which no man was able to number, out of all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes; and there were palm branches in their hands. 10 And they keep on crying with a loud voice, saying: “Salvation [we owe] to our God, who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb. Revelation 7:9
    [/b]

    [b] The righteous themselves will possess the earth,
    And they will reside forever upon it. Psalm 37:29
    [/b]
    :-):-):-)
    The days are coming when humanity will reside in PEACE!

  • João da Silva

    dnbaiacu
    [quote]Every race throughout history has, and/or IS employing some form of witchcraft in its political affairs. [/quote]

    You forgot to mention that plenty of political capital can be made out of tragedies, especially when unknown or unsung heroes lose their lives!

  • JAY GLEN

    The Powers to BE
    People, this man has lived in Brazil since 1975?
    How can he comment on Hatti?
    A third world Harry REED.

    The powers to be are out of touch with people of this country.
    Or they simply don’t care. As long as they live in comfort.

  • du 48

    Out-takes for TV news anchors, diplomats and politicians The News Gaffe Reality Show?
    Guaranteed audience ratings for the TV studio production teams who leave the cameras and audio rolling-after the ‘live’ spots so that the audience can see their real faces and judge for themselves their credibility and honesty.

    The US government has decided to allow illegal Haitians the right to stay.
    The big question is whether the Haitian Debt will now be written off
    and that financial aid is treated as GIFT aid (grants)and does not take the form of yet more unsustainable loan DEBT.

    Naomi Klein’s point about this is worth mentioning-see her comments on The Heritage Foundation’s statement on Democracy Now.

    http://www.democracynow.org/2010/1/14/naomi_klein_issues_haiti_disaster_capitalism

  • mauricio

    He shoud be fire at list!!
    This men should be a shame of himself,what he said is unforgivable. After he said then it was a misunderstood for the reason of his portuguese,i speak portuguese and his portuguese is perfect….This men is a racist who should be fire.

  • Anon

    He’s right about one thing: wherever there are Africans it [i]is[/i] pretty effed up. It’s hard to think of any examples of that not being true.

  • João da Silva

    [quote]Consul of Haiti in Brazil, Gerge Samuel Antoine should be fired. [/quote]

    BUT…BUT…BUT…, he is entitled for a court martial, before being sent before a firing squad. Come on DU, I always thought you believed in Human Rights. 😀

  • Mark DuPriest

    Consul of Haiti in Brazil, Gerge Samuel Antoine should be fired.
    Reason: stupidity & racism.

  • João da Silva

    dnbaiacu
    Copy to : DU 48!!

    [quote]He should be praying for these people,not criticizing.[/quote]

    DnB, the gaffe committed by Monsieur. Antoine is not any different from that of Boris Casoy of TV Band on the New Years eve. If you scroll down, you will find an article with full details on this one. Antoine has been Consul General in S.Paulo for almost 35 years, like Boris Casoy has been a journalist for the same length of time. It is amazing that these two gentlemen of “breed” have the same opinion on their less fortunate brethren of their respective countries. However, I would say that they have a trait in common. Both are survivors and politically correct in front of the “authorities”.

    As for the comment of our distinguished fellow blogger DU 48:

    [quote]The honorable thing to do is apologise and RESIGN, Monsieur Antoine, but he’s probably learnt the knack of crying for mercy and asking for forgiveness like DF Governor Arruda.
    His worry beads could be put to better use,I think… [/quote]

    Quote of the week! Please include Boris Casoy also in the shitlist.;-)

  • du 48

    The ‘honorary’ consul- Dead from the neck upwards but still spouting..
    Looking around the web many Brazilians thought this man was one of theirs!
    Worse still is to see the video of Haitians in his office desperate for information from Port-au-Prince, not realising that this portly ‘diplomat’ couldn’t give a monkey’s about the suffering.’

    The honorable thing to do is apologise and RESIGN, Monsieur Antoine, but he’s probably learnt the knack of crying for mercy and asking for forgiveness like DF Governor Arruda.
    His worry beads could be put to better use,I think…

  • dnbaiacu

    It was “Pat Robertson” not “Oral Roberts”
    Not as if anyone cares. 😀 But while I have time to play on the computer. I am going to correct myself.
    [quote]
    This is a sad event. And the ignorant comments coming from Oral Roberts and Rush Limbaugh are crazy.[/quote]

    btw, they have the technology and equipment to do a much better relief effort DESPITE the obstacles. BUT that would take more money than anyone is willing to spend in that area. 🙁
    This will be interesting to see play out.

    I don’t get it???? The logistics of potential obstacles to getting the relief into Haiti should have been checked and planned BEFORE arrival.
    Designate a controlled area for food drops and do it by HELICOPTER. Why are ports and airports obstacles??? !!!!:sad:

  • dnbaiacu

    For the record
    Every race throughout history has, and/or IS employing some form of witchcraft in its political affairs. This is NOTHING new , except to those that just don’t KNOW. If you don’t believe it, do your research. And you can start with symbols on your currency the U.S and Brazil alike. Keep digging and it ALL ends up to contact with the spirit realm. EVIL SPIRIT REALM that is!

    This Gerge Samuel Antoine is the pot calling the kettle black!:D:D

    He should be praying for these people,not criticizing.

  • dnbaiacu

    Ignorance at it’s finest!!!
    [quote]I think it has to do with messing so much with voodoo, I don’t know what it is ….” Antoine also said that ” the African himself has a curse. Everywhere there are Africans it’s f…..”[/quote]

    He’s Catholic,,, right? ;-);-)
    Moving right along…..

    Let’s say it IS voodoo. Well, the situation is going to be used to pump up an international political platform ultimately in praise of the U.N and a united front. So the “demons” are getting their work done well. It may in the end serve to have many more worshipping and praising the “beast”

    This is a sad event. And the ignorant comments coming from Oral Roberts and Rush Limbaugh are crazy. Natural disasters happen everywhere. Haiti sits on a fault line. The issue is building cities on fault lines. Nothing more,nothing less. And all those “Africans” would not have been there if it weren’t for the greed of the slave trade.
    This is the bottom line at the end of the day. It was all foretold. And we are bound to see more.

    [b]“For nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be food shortages and earthquakes in one place after another. 8 All these things are a beginning of pangs of distress
    Matthew 24:7[/b]

    [b]And it misleads those who dwell on the earth, because of the signs that were granted it to perform in the sight of the wild beast, while it tells those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the wild beast that had the sword-stroke and yet revived. 15 And there was granted it to give breath to the image of the wild beast, so that the image of the wild beast should both speak and cause to be killed all those who would not in any way worship the image of the wild beast
    Revelation 13:14[/b]

    So go ahead,, blame it on “Voodoo”. In the end it will all give props to the United Nations. (the beast) which the [b]Catholic Church[/b] wholeheartedly supports.
    [quote]During the interview the consul said he was depressed about the situation in Haiti and that he was using a rosary to calm down.[/quote]

    What is he “depressed” about is supposedly the tragedy is giving his consulate 15 minutes of fame???:o:o
    [quote]The consul also commented that the tragedy caused by the earthquake that struck Haiti is good because it brings visibility to his consulate. “The disgrace there has become a bliss for us here, for us to get known,” he said.[/quote]

    Pure Ignorance!!!:sad:

    Keep playing with you beads and be quiet!

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