Most Haitians actually never bother to look for the truth, as they are generally inclined to accept anything put forward by the “blan”, the traditional Kréyol word for foreigner. This twisted reality naturally provides devious entities with the perfect instrument for their predatory behavior and creates confusion among this gullible group. To make matters worse, there is another group of Haitians that knowingly embraces falsehoods and helps disseminate them among the intended victims of the farce, namely those Haitians who are either unwilling or incapable of searching for the truth, which incidentally is hard to understand while being typically uncomplicated. The end result, it turns out, benefits no one, as the elaborate deception (the international community is in Haiti to lend a helping hand) is crumbling like a house of cards and leaving a trail of destruction and despair.
Excluding the groups that facilitated the invasion and occupation of Haiti on February 29, 2004 and benefited economically, politically and financially from the enterprise, the great majority of the population cannot conceivably claim that it is better off now than it was 7 years ago. Besides the marginalization of the country’s institutions under the strict supervision of the MINUSTAH, the politic of exclusion has been institutionalized and the fundamental rights of the majority trampled upon for the benefits of the groups that facilitated the infamy. What makes the unlawful invasion and occupation of Haiti harder to swallow is the fact that it happened on the bicentennial of a seminal event in human history: the only successful slave revolt in the history of the world (1791-1804).
Any Haitian who facilitated or supported the occupation of Haiti is theoretically guilty of “crimes against humanity”, even under the strictest interpretation of the statute. These Vichy-type collaborators can expect to be held accountable for their treasonous behavior that nullified the struggle of their ancestors, caused the untimely demise of thousands of their fellow Haitians and condemned the country to an uncertain future. From 1940 to 1944, Marshall Phillip Pétain and Pierre Laval probably thought they were acting in the best interests of then-German occupied France but the French people felt otherwise when the occupation ended. Similarly, the facilitators/collaborators in the occupation of Haiti (2004-?) can expect the same treatment from their fellow compatriots whose sufferings can never be expunged from the collective memory of the Haitian people.
Because any grand plan inevitably disintegrates upon coming in contact with reality, the foreign-instigated destabilization of Haiti, despite the occupation, has taken a life of its own and forever changed the peaceful character of Haitian society. Indeed, the surge in kidnappings and murders since 2004 is unquestionably linked to the occupation of Haiti, which was preceded by a destabilization campaign that exacerbated the already precarious social and economic conditions in the supposedly poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Believing in the infallibility of its strategy or actions, the international community, the architect of the endeavor, never anticipated needing a plan B. Not surprisingly, the security industry is actually the fastest growing segment of Haiti’s economy. The apologists/collaborators however are quick to point out that the situation could have been worse without the presence of the MINUSTAH while ignoring this important fact: MINUSTAH is the cause, therefore cannot be part of a solution to the problem.
Although Haiti has always had one of the lowest crime rates in the western hemisphere in spite of the foreign-instigated “political instability” that encompassed its entire existence, the country has consistently been maligned in the press as one of the most dangerous places in the world. The testimonies of foreigners brave enough to have visited the country, despite official warnings, and the crime statistics contradicting the widespread notion put forward in the well thought-out propaganda campaign, further underscore the deception. As one would expect, the blatant lie subsequently led to the infamous March 1st 2004 UN Security Council resolution (SCR 1529) declaring Haiti “a threat to international peace and security.” Ever since, the country has been under a Security Council-mandated military occupation that authorizes MINUSTAH to use every available means at its disposition to fulfill its mandate.
This unprecedented political decision of the Security Council has so far been responsible for the untimely death of thousands of Haitians. Yet, seven years and eight months into the occupation, its premise, which has been consistently discredited by realities, remains unchanged: Jean Bertrand Aristide, the former president, poses an existential threat to peace and democracy in Haiti. Not surprisingly, the impending catastrophe predicted by the international community, which actively lobbied and conspired against Aristide’s return, has yet to materialize in the 8 months he has been allowed back in Haiti. It goes without saying that any proposal emanated from the international community is as credible as its claim that Boniface Alexandre, Haiti’s interim president upon the exile of Aristide, requested its urgent support to assist in restoring peace and security in the country.
In fact, the concocted baloneys emanating from the United Nations are as predictable as the Hurricane season that soaks the Caribbean region every year. Moreover, if one refers to the November 18 speech given by Haitian president, Michel Martelly, on the 208 anniversary of the epic Battle of Vertieres, which cemented the slaves’ victory over the French Expeditionary Force sent by Napoleon to reestablish slavery in Haiti, these nonsense have become as contagious as the cholera epidemic.
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