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The security team’s unusual withdrawal is not just dangerous for Aristide, his wife and daughter. It puts the reputation of the Martelly administration, and its chief international supporter, the Obama administration on the line.  If anything does happen to the Aristide residence, fingers will be pointed at President Martelly and the U.S. Embassy.


Is the Martelly Government Putting Former President Aristide in Danger?
by Dan Beeton
http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/09/13/martelly-government-putting-former-president-aristide-danger

Fanmi Lavalas leaders report that the police that have guarded former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s residence since he returned to Haiti in 2011 were removed around 1:00 a.m. this morning. It is unclear who ordered the removal of the state security agents, but Agence Haitienne de Presse is reporting that Haitian National Police deny giving the order, and that a “pro-government source” says the orders came from the National Palace. This news conflicts with reports yesterday that Aristide is being placed under house arrest. While Judge Lamarre Belizaire reportedly issued an order for “agents of the prison administration, known as APENA” to be placed around Aristide’s house in Tabarre (according to the Caribbean Media Corporation) and “agents of the Central Department of the Judicial Police” to guard the perimeter of his residence, witnesses on the ground say it appears that law enforcement agencies have ignored Belizaire’s order. Under Haitian law, house arrest has no legal basis.

Brian Concannon of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, whose sister organization the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux’s Managing Attorney Mario Joseph represents Aristide, sees the withdrawal of security as retaliation against Aristide for exercising his civil rights. Specifically, Aristide’s lawyers’ are seeking the recusal and dismissal of Judge Belizaire, who is already barred from practicing law for 10 years after he leaves his position as judge.

Concannon says that the message is that “If you assert your civil rights, we’re going to expose you and your family to being killed.” He sees it as a clear signal from the Haitian government that “the police will not come to Aristide’s aid if something happens.” The secretive way in which the security was pulled, in the dead of night, is worrying, he notes.

Aristide continues to have many enemies in Haiti. He was twice ousted in violent coups, in 1991 and 2004. Some of the people involved in the coups and in the killing of Fanmi Lavalas members and other Aristide supporters continue to walk free in Haiti. Haiti’s former dictator, Jean-Claude Duvalier – who was ousted in a popular uprising by the grassroots movement that later provided the base for Aristide’s party – also lives freely in Haiti despite the various human rights atrocities committed during his rule and the diverting of hundreds of millions of dollars from the government for his family’s personal use.

There have been numerous recent attacks and threats against human rights defenders and political activists. Haïti Liberté reports:

   On Wed., Aug. 20 in Cité Soleil, Clifford Charles, a member of the Fanmi Lavalas Political Organization was killed following a demonstration by residents demanding the release of their imprisoned comrade Louima Louis Juste in the National Penitentiary for the past six months for his political opinions.

Human rights defender Daniel Dorsinvil and his wife Girldy Larêche were murdered earlier this year. Well-known Fanmi Lavalas leader and human rights activist Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine remains missing after being forcibly disappeared in 2007, to name a few other examples.

In this context, the danger to Aristide is real, and it is clear that the Martelly government is putting his life and safety at risk.

Aristide continues to be widely popular, as was seen when thousands of people accompanied his caravan from the airport to his residence in 2011. Over the past weeks, crowds of supporters have repeatedly gathered outside Aristide’s residence following rumors and news of his pending arrest. The AP reported on demonstrations in support of Aristide yesterday on the 26th anniversary of the most infamous assassination attempt against him, when death squads killed at least 13 people and injured 80 more at the St. Jean Bosco church where Aristide was saying mass. The AP’s Evens Sanon writes:

   Supporters promised major protests would erupt if what they see as a politically motivated arrest is carried out.

   "There is only one person who represents the people of Haiti and his name is President Aristide," 37-year-old Lionel Patrick said in the yard of the church, which was destroyed in the January 2010 earthquake. "If anything happens to him, Haiti is going to be shut down."

Any attack on Aristide’s residence is likely to result in many additional casualties.

As we have pointed out previously, the supposedly impending charges and arrest of Aristide – and now the new threat to his security – may be intended to distract from the postponement, yet again, of legislative and local elections that were supposed to be held on October 26. With another third of senate seats expiring next year, as well as the entire House of Deputies, the Martelly administration will be unencumbered by the check-and-balance of the legislature on his authority if elections are not held soon. He also could be in a position to replace local mayors with more appointed “municipal agents,” as he’s already done with 130 of them.

This real exercise of anti-democratic behavior by the current administration is getting far less attention than the rehashed allegations of corruption targeting a past president, even though 10 years of investigations in Haiti and a grand jury in the U.S. have failed to produce evidence of actual corruption by Aristide that could support criminal charges.

The security team’s unusual withdrawal is not just dangerous for Aristide, his wife and daughter. It puts the reputation of the Martelly administration, and its chief international supporter, the Obama administration on the line.  If anything does happen to the Aristide residence, fingers will be pointed at President Martelly and the U.S. Embassy. Many of those fingers will come from the hands of irate Lavalas supporters, who will likely take to the streets in numbers that will cause significant disruption in Haiti.

Copyright 2014 Center for Economic and Policy Research

Dan Beeton is International Communications Director at the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C.
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Mwen sezi.Se CENTER FOR ECONOMIC AND POLICY RESEARCH ki ap fè ANALIZ sa a?
Se yon ""think tank"" ke OBAMA ak HILLARY CLINTON pè.Yo reprezante LÈL GOCH MODERE PATI DEMOKRAT lan.Si MATELI TA MENM OZE kite yon bagay rive ARISTID menm madan CLINTON ka peye pou sa .
Mesyedam sa yo pa jwe ,yo di ke PATI DEMOKRAT lan pa PATI ROOSEVELT lan ankò e yo refize pou l vini PATI CLINTON yo.
Anpil DEPITE ak SENATÈ DEMOKRAT pran jan yo aji lan ANALIZ ke mesye sa yo fè.
Si ARISTID ta menm malad pito MATELI AL CHACHE pi gwo ESPESYALIS sou TÈ an pou kenbe l an VI.

Sou menm woulib lan TOUT HAITI fè yon bon ANALIZ ki merite li:

Arrestation de Jean Bertrand Arisde: Le fantasme absolu de Michel Martelly, des Duvaliéristes et des éléments de l'extrême droite en Haiti
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Martelly s'est auto satisfait (sens haïtien du terme) et a eu son premier blast avec l'arrestation de Arnel Belizaire un député en fonction malgré son immunité parlementaire. Nous savons qu'après avoir fini de jouir (sens haïtien du terme) le pays était devenu ingouvernable pour lui tant que cet acte a été l'élément qui a défini son passage au pouvoir, l'avant et l'après arrestation du député Arnel Belizaire. Aujourd'hui, Martelly n'est pas tout a fait satisfait (sens haïtien du terme) tant que son plus grand fantasme qui est celui de " fouke " Jean Bertrand Aristide n'est pas réalisé. Il doit à tout prix, arrêter, humilier et trainer dans la boue celui qu'il a dit être " lèd et santi kaka " (écouter ici). Martelly a juré qu'il procédera à l'arrestation de Jean Bertrand Aristide " quand même " (sens haïtien du terme) même si c'est le dernier acte de sa présidence.

Ok , posez-vous cette question. Quelle est l'utilité pratique pour la justice en générale et pour la justice haïtienne d'une arrestation de Jean Bertrand Aristide aujourd'hui?

La réponse est AUCUNE, NONE, NADA, Zéro Utilité. Au contraire un tel acte dans ces conditions, notez que nous n'avons pas dit dans cette conjoncture, actuelles va affaiblir la Justice, ouvre la porte à la disparition éventuelle de la POLICE NATIONALE, radicaliser et consolider le camps des Lavalas. Une arrestation de Jean Bertrand Aristide dans ces conditions aura des conséquences inverses à ce que souhaitent les Duvaliéristes, macoutes et les Tet Kale de tous poils.

En politique il ne faut jamais et uniquement regarder les choses en surface il faut comprendre et analyser les conséquences à court , moyen et à long terme.

Toute arrestation de Jean Bertrand Aristide sera politique après ces gaffes d'amateur inacceptables du Juge zafra Lamarre Belizaire

Pourquoi le juge malgré qu'il n'a aucune qualification pour occuper cette fonction d'après le RNDDH (voir ici) n'avait pas envoyé un deuxième et troisième mandant de comparution? Se faisant mettre Aristide face à l'opinion publique et justifier clairement qu'il ne veut pas collaborer avec la justice et de ce fait légitimant le mandat d'amener contre le leader du mouvement lavalas? à cette question un avocat a répondu que la décision d'émettre le mandat d'arrêt quelques heures après le mandat de comparution c'était pour court-circuiter la contre attaque des avocats de Jean Bertrand Aristide qui allaient rapidement entre les deux mandats de comparutions entreprendre la démarche de récusation contre Lamarre Belizaire. Donc, le mandat d'amener est arrivé chronologiquement avant la demande de récusation et par ainsi est valide entre les mains de la police qui ne doit qu'appliquer la décision du juge qui est contesté à posteriori de l'émission du mandat. Cette réponse est techniquement vraie, mais socialement, moralement et politiquement suicidaire.

Les avocats de Jean Bertrand Aristide prisent au piège de leur stratégie:

D'après Monferrier Dorval, " Aristide se doit d' opposer le droit à la politique " en d'autres termes combattre les persécutions politiques par le droit en attaquant le mandat du juge d'instruction et demandé de le mettre en suspens du moins jusqu'a ce que la cour de cassation décide de sa recevabilité . Mais, n'oublier pas que les avocats ont fait savoir que leur client n'avait pas été légalement et régulièrement servi par le huissier du mandat de comparution, cela signifie que pour eux le second mandat découlant du premier est tout aussi illégal. Mais comme le dit si bien, le docteur en droit, seule les instances compétentes, un tribunal peut déterminer si oui ou non un mandat est illégal donc les avocats d'Aristide se devraient quand même d'attaquer le mandat et même l'huissier qui visiblement n'a pas respecté les normes.

Donc, après la comparution forcée devant le juge zafra du chef de la Police qui est connu comme un supplétif du pouvoir tet kale (voir ici) il est bruit qu'il a donné la garantie qu'il va exécuter le mandat contre Aristide. Godson Aurelus va donc mettre la police nationale dans une situation difficile en face de la majorité de la population. Mais le régime Martelly -Lamothe a fait marche arrière en prenant une décision de mettre l'ancien président en résidence surveillée une décision qui n'est pas prévue dans le code d'instruction criminel de la république.

L'ordonnance du 24 Avril 2006

Quand on sait que bien avant la demande de récusation contre le juge politique Lamarre Belizaire, le dossier contre Aristide a déjà été " jugé " ou instruit par un autre juge d'instruction Jean Ostrict Hercules (voir ici) en date du 24 Avril 2006 ou il avait pris une ordonnance disant que cette affaire ne peut pas être instruite tant que la cour des comptes et du contentieux administratif (CSCCA) ne fait pas une enquête et prendre si nécessaire un arrêt de débet (voir ici), c'est a ce moment et ce moment seulement que le dossier peut être soumis à un juge d'instruction pour les suites nécessaires. Le juge OSTRICT avait annulé toutes les mesures conservatoires contre les accusés dont Jean Bertrand Aristide (voir ici).

Ce dossier d'une éventuelle arrestation de Jean Bertrand Aristide est éminemment politique et l'on se demande pourquoi le pouvoir Tet Kale s'est fourvoyé en mettant la charrue avant les bœufs. Car si on voulait faire triompher la justice et connaitre toute la vérité sur les accusations contre le leader lavalas ce dossier aurait du être confié à un juge plus potable ou acceptable qui suivrait à la lettre toutes les subtilités de la procédure pour arriver à l'arrestation de Jean Bertrand Aristide si ce dernier refuserait de collaborer et de respecter les injonctions de la justice.

Michel Martelly veut faire d'une pierre plusieurs coups en faisant payer Aristide qui, symbolisait la lutte contre le Duvaliérisme, avait osé tenir tête aux blancs " Impérialisme se peche mòtel ", et réclamant la réparation des 21 milliard à la France Neo coloniale. Martelly utilise le système judiciaire déjà fragilisé pour assouvir ses fantasmes au détriment de la justice et de la stabilité du pays.

Parce que la société ne s'est pas insurgée pour forcer le régime Martelly-Lamothe a libéré les prisonniers politiques les frères Florestal, Luma Louisjuste etc, maintenant le régime se sent a l'aise pour s'attaquer (illégalement ) à Jean Bertrand Aristide malgré sa base populaire. On se demande qui sera la prochaine victime de ce régime Néo Duvalieriste.

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cessez donc mes chers amis ....C est vrai dans le dossier d Aristide ce n est pas une question de justice ..IL N Y A AUCUN DOUTE ! Aristide est en train de victime , de payer les consequences de ses inconsequnces !

Mais Joel ne vient pas avec cette fausse these :""" EXTREME DROITE """" comme si vous et Jaf etaient de la gauche ou de l extreme gauche ??? Vous savez tres que c est faux ! Se anakropopilis la kap vale teren ! Se panko yonn nan extrem yo kap frape la !

Oui le regime tete kale ap regle koze eleksyon li ak aristide.....Micky pwal pwan baton pelren li pou li mache fe kanpay pou yon ekip sall up parey li ....LI ta santi li Mal a lez pou lot sall la JBA ta pwan menm chemen an ..Koze rezidans siveye se pi gwo pinisyon yo te ka bay JBA .....Pa genyen okenn lot yo pwal bay ...Koze tiye lila se pwatik lavalas... se rime sall up !

Mmwen kakakok, mark , joel ak Rico si nou tap chwazi ant pere Lebrum , debakman chime, operasyon bagdad, fason o grade , malgrade FADH yo mouri ak yon ti rezidans siveye m rete kwe nou tout sall up ak bon moun nou tap chwazi REZIDANS SIVEYE ....

Si nou kwem manti al mande JAcques roche affraid Francois Latour affraid Brignol Lindor affraid Lamy ak Mayard ????
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De plus mes chers amis Sall up et non Sall up nou tout konnen aristide se yon vye rat ! li genyen un an 1 jou...Moun pa bezwen touye li ! Se yon pleyonas santi mete aristide an rezidans siveye ....Li te deja mete tet li nan trou sa deja !

Aristide konnen sa li fe nan peyi a ....Lajan kooperative affraid paket fanmi moun ki mouri nan kondisyon ke nou tout konnen affraid an plis ekip sa ki la se yon bann A sa saint tout ....Aristide konnen byen se pou li rete lakay li ! affraid

Ti sall up konnen byen li pa bezwen ni swet miky , ni sanon ni la.........................................marre pou dil rete lakay li !
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Gen anpil MALATCHONG deyò an.Men RICOT DUPUY se pa yon NÈG ki abitye voye monte non!
OBAMA fèt mete pye lan DENGONN yon PREMYE MINIS ke ETAZINI te chwazi ann IRAK ,eske yo ta fè sa ann AYITI tou?
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Lamothe doit partir pour débloquer la crise pré-électorale aurait déclaré John Kerry
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Dans une note publiée sur la page Facebook de Ricot Dupuy, journaliste et PDG de radio soleil, une station de radio très populaire basée à New York, nous lisons que le département d'état américain dirigé par John Kerry vient de prendre une importante décision sur les modalités de résolution de la crise pré-électorale en Haiti.

D'après des informations dignes de foi provenant du département d'état américain qui est également l'autorité de Tutelle de Pamela Write, pour résoudre la crise pré-électorale haïtienne il faut passer par le départ de l'actuel premier ministre Laurent Lamothe et la mise en place d'un nouveau gouvernement provenant d'une large coalition capable d'inspirer confiance et d'apaiser les tentions politiques. Laurent Lamothe d'après la source est actuellement très mal vu par Washington.

Par ailleurs, Il faut souligner que Laurent Lamothe le premier ministre le plus corrompu depuis la création de cette fonction en Haiti ne contribue pas à la résolution de la crise pré-électorale, il ne fait que préparer sa campagne à la présidence en utilisant les maigres moyens de l'état . De plus, il refuse systématiquement de se présenter devant le sénat de la république pour soutenir et justifier le budget que son gouvernement a déposé devant le parlement.

Avec l'imminence d'un dialogue entre l'exécutif, le groupe des 6 sénateurs et les véritables éléments de l'opposition dont Martelly est obligé d'y prendre part, les observateurs s' attendent à la formation d'un nouveau gouvernement sans Laurent Lamothe, condition sine qua non pour la tenue des élections en Haiti pour le renouvellement du personnel politique et pour éviter le pire pour le régime Tet Kale au deuxième lundi du mois de Janvier 2015.

Enfin de compte, devant l'ingérence étouffante des autorités américaines dans la politique haïtienne, les observateurs se demandent si Haiti fait maintenant parti des 50 Etats Américains ? Et l'on doit également se poser cette question " Eske gen moun an Haiti "?

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An pasan JOHN KERRY se te sèl SENATÈ ki an 2004 te pran PODYÒM lan SENA a pou l opoze KOUDETA 2004 lan!
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Eske se ap 2003 ak rezilta diferan.An 2003 Anbasadè BRIAN DEAN CURRAN te pwopoze yon GOUVÈNMAN INITE NASYONAL ak yon PREMYE MINIS ki sòti lan OPOZISYON .Premye minis lan t ap chwazi yon KABINÈ GNBis ,ARISTID t ap rete fini MANDA L e yon KONSÈY ELEKTORAL ,lajman laj ke tout MOUN dakò t ap òganize ELEKSYON.
BRIAN DEAN CURRAN di ARISTID te dakò ,jiska s ke STANLEY LUCAS di GNBis yo KE lèl DI REPIBLIKEN yo vle ""regime change "" e misye fè revoke BRIAN DEAN CURRAN.
Lè BRIAN DEAN CURRAN t ap fè wondonmon e di DEPATMAN DETA ke si yo ranvèse ARISTID ,peyi an ap gen BOULVÈS, ke yo pa p ka kontwole,STANLEY LUCAS di BDC l ap fè tout moun konnen ke l se MASI-SI e ke l ap ANDYOZE ti AYISYEN yo.
Se CLINTON ki te nonmen BRIAN DEAN CURRAN ki mete tout KAKACHAT deyò e fè ke STANLEY LUCAS jounen jodi an se ""personna non grata"".
Diferans ant STANLEY LUCAS ak IRAKYEN ki te di ke IRAK te gen ZAM A DESTRIKSYON MASIF lan ,sè ke IRAKYEN sa a te tonbe lan MAWON alòs ke w tande STANLEY LUCAS ap entèvni sou RADYO yo ann AYITI toujou.
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Sa a se pou POLITISYEN PARESE tankou SAUVEUR PIERRE ETIENNE ki konprann yo ka predi jan AMERIKEN ap reyaji.
An 1996 ,EKSTRÈMDWAT an DOMINIKANI ak ETAZINI ke se yon GOCHIS ki ap vin PREZIDAN DOMINIKANI pou ranplase BALAGUER;ETAZINI pou yon fwa te rete kè pòpòz e yo te di LAME DOMINIKEN an pou yo rete lan KAZÈN yo sinon y ap kraze GRENN yo.
Eleksyon te fèt ,byen ke FERNANDEZ te eli ak apwi BALAGUER ;men eleksyon yo te pwòp ,pa t gen okenn koken pou premye fwa e DOMINIKANI ap pwogrese depi lè sa a:

Vote in Dominican Republic Forces a Runoff by 2 Leftists
By LARRY ROHTER
Published: May 18, 1996
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, May 17— The first round of balloting in a watershed presidential election here has ended with none of the three major parties winning a majority, forcing what promises to be a contentious runoff next month between two left-of-center candidates.

Nearly complete official results announced late tonight by the Central Elections Board showed Jose Francisco Pena Gomez of the Dominican Revolutionary Party, who is making his third attempt to win the presidency of this Caribbean nation, with just under 46 percent of the vote. Mr. Pena Gomez, 59, a former mayor of the capital, is one of the best-known leaders of the Latin American wing of the Socialist International.

In the second round, scheduled for June 30, Mr. Pena Gomez will face Leonel Fernandez of the Dominican Liberation Party, who won 39 percent of the vote. A 42-year-old lawyer who went to elementary and high school on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Mr. Fernandez is the political protege and heir of the leftist firebrand Juan Bosch, but has worked to move the party toward a more centrist position.

At a news conference this morning, Mr. Pena Gomez said he considered himself "virtually the President of the republic" on the basis of his strong showing. "We have won a resounding victory," he proclaimed, arguing that he could lose only if "acts of magic" were directed against him.

In private, however, some of his advisers were more circumspect. "We haven't won the World Series yet, only the playoffs," one said.

The cause of their concern lies in the same polls, conducted by the Gallup Organization for the news magazine Rumbo, that correctly predicted Mr. Pena Gomez's margin of victory in Thursday's vote. Those soundings show that if a second round were to be held immediately, Mr. Fernandez would be the victor, winning 52 percent of the vote.

Even before the vote, there were numerous signs of a tacit alliance between Mr. Fernandez and Joaquin Balaguer, the country's 89-year-old President, who is in his seventh term of office and prohibited from succeeding himself. Throughout the campaign, Mr. Balaguer systematically undermined the campaign of his own Social Christian Reform Party, which finished a weak third, with 15 percent of the vote.

Mr. Balaguer despises Mr. Pena Gomez, whose enemies always suggest his patriotism is in doubt because of his Haitian ancestry, and is expected to do all that he can to prevent his victory. In his final campaign speech Sunday, Mr. Balaguer, in a clear slap at the front-runner, urged voters to support the candidate who was "most authentically Dominican."

Such campaigns of racial innuendo have proved successful in the past, and appeared to be influencing some voters today. "I'm for Leonel because Pena Gomez is a dangerous man," said Teodoro Mendez Reyes, a 40-year-old farm worker. "He wants to let the Haitians take over."

In interviews this week, Mr. Fernandez said that he, not Mr. Pena Gomez, was the candidate best equipped to end corruption and bring about the changes that voters have been demanding. But he also said he would welcome the support of Mr. Balaguer's followers, acknowledging that they are the key to victory.

"We will win handsomely in the second round," Mr. Fernandez said at a news conference this afternoon. The mere fact that he was able to force a second round, he added, created "a negative scenario" for Mr. Pena Gomez, who, he said, had already hit his "ceiling of support."

In contrast to past elections, international observers and all three of the major candidates agreed that there had been no fraud or intimidation and that the Central Elections Board had performed impartially. In 1994 Mr. Balaguer was declared the victor by a scant 30,000 votes, but the civil disturbances that followed forced him to agree to a new election in two years instead of four.
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Talè konsa Ayisyen pral oblije bay etranje esplikasyon sou videyo "plezidan" Haiti yo wè sou CNN ap bat laponyèt an piblik... Yo te avèti nou, bagay sa a, se pou imilyasyon pèp Ayisyen menm yo te fè li...Pa vin kriye, ni fè wont sèvi kòlè....moun ki t ap aplodi Miki yo, se pou nou fout kontinye aplodi, bann sanwont!

" Martelly was filmed surrounded by a small group of friends at a club. "All those shits were Aristide's faggots," he shouts in kreyol in the candid video, while pulling his T-shirt up and rubbing his belly. "I would kill Aristide and stick a dick up his ass." This was followed by an audio recording - also posted on YouTube, accompanied by a photo of Martelly in a suit - in which the candidate denounced Fanmi Lavalas: "The Lavalas are so ugly. They smell like s**t. F**k you, Lavalas. F**k you, Jean-Bertrand Aristide." - Al Jazeera article

Like the Congo's Mobutu, Michel Martelly is a useful idiot at the service of international white supremacist criminals.



Martelly: Haiti's second great disaster
Haiti's new president is a friend of coup-plotters, fascists, and armed right-wing groups in his country and abroad.
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2011/05/20115413435816393.html

No sooner had Michel "Sweet Micky" Martelly been confirmed the winner in Haiti's deeply flawed presidential election than he jumped on a plane and headed to Washington, where he met with his country's real power brokers: officials from the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the US Chamber of Commerce and the State Department.

There, he committed his desperately poor country - where some 700,000 people are still homeless as a result of last year's earthquake - to fiscal discipline, promising to "give new life to the business sector". In exchange, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave him a strong endorsement. "We are behind him; we have a great deal of enthusiasm," she said. "The people of Haiti may have a long road ahead of them, but as they walk it, the United States will be with you all the way," she added.

Martelly, a well-known kompa singer, is an unusual choice to lead Haiti. With no political experience, he represents a clear break with the country's other democratically elected presidents since the island nation ousted the dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier and ushered in an unprecedented era of democracy.  

The US press billed his victory as "overwhelming". But with Haiti's most popular political party, Jean-Bertrand Aristide's Fanmi Lavalas, banned from participating in the election, a vast majority of Haitians didn't vote. Martelly took the presidency with just 16.7 per cent of the electorate.

Compare this dismal turnout with the election of Haiti's last two presidents. Aristide, a popular liberation theologian priest, won the presidency twice in landslides where a majority of the electorate voted, first in 1990 and again in 2000. Aristide's first prime minister, Rene Preval likewise was elected twice by large margins with high turnouts, in 1995 and 2006. In this election, Martelly got two-thirds of the vote - but three-quarters of registered voters didn't turn up.

It bodes ominously for Haiti, but Martelly may have more in common with Gerard Latortue, the head of state imposed on Haiti following the 2004 US-backed coup d'etat against Aristide. A South Florida talk-show host, Latortue, like Martelly, had no background in politics. But, like Martelly, he did have friends in Washington.  During Latortue's brief stint in office, 2004 - 2006, Haiti experienced some 4,000 political murders, according to The Lancet - while hundreds of Fanmi Lavalas members, Aristide supporters, and social movement leaders were locked up - usually on bogus charges. Latortue's friends in Washington looked the other way.

Martelly's Washington friends include Damian Merlo, his presidential campaign manager. Merlo's CV should alarm anyone concerned with democracy in Haiti. Merlo has worked for Otto Reich, the Iran-Contra veteran and supporter of coups in Honduras and Venezuela. Merlo has also worked with the International Republican Institute, which - under the banner of "democracy promotion" - funds "civil society" organisations to destabilise governments it deems to be a problem.

During his stint at IRI, Merlo took steps to weaken Brazil's governing Workers' Party. Prior to taking on Sweet Micky's campaign, Merlo beefed up his experience with John McCain's failed 2008 presidential bid. McCain, interestingly, chairs IRI's board, and brought Reich on as a foreign policy adviser during the 2008 campaign.

Many Haiti observers may be familiar with the IRI for the key role it played in overthrowing Aristide's government during his second term. IRI trained and funded various anti-Aristide groups, promoted anti-Aristide propaganda, and, as described in a New York Times feature article in 2006, even worked to undermine political solutions being negotiated with Aristide by the US embassy and the Organisation of American States. Two years earlier, the IRI was also deeply involved in the failed coup against Venezuela's Hugo Chavez.

Support and campaign

While in Washington, Martelly promised his supporters that he would promote transparency when it came to foreign aid. That openness, however, apparently doesn't apply to his campaign donations, raising the possibility that he is funded by the same groups which drove Aristide from power in 2004. Martelly admits that he received financial support from foreign sources but, in response to questioning by the Miami Herald, he refused to identify them other than saying they are "people who believe in us". When pressed, he deflected, telling the interviewer, "you talk to them".

All told, Martelly reportedly spent some six million dollars on his campaign - the equivalent of $15billion in the US. To put this in perspective, Obama is hoping to spend US$1billion on his upcoming reelection campaign.  These deep pockets were probably the deciding factor in his victory.

It was Merlo, along with right wing Spanish PR group Ostos & Sola with close ties to Spain's neo-fascist Popular Party, that successfully made-over Martelly's public persona, putting him in a suit and encouraging him to tone down his rhetoric. These spin doctors counselled him to go from "Sweet Micky" - popular and bawdy entertainer, to the more respectable Michel Martelly - presidential candidate.

Still, some disturbing "Sweet Micky" outbursts bubbled up towards the end of the campaign - troublesome YouTube moments that might have doomed a presidential contender in the United States.  In one, apparently recent, video, Martelly was filmed surrounded by a small group of friends at a club. "All those shits were Aristide's faggots," he shouts in kreyol in the candid video, while pulling his T-shirt up and rubbing his belly. "I would kill Aristide and stick a dick up his ass."  This was followed by an audio recording - also posted on YouTube, accompanied by a photo of Martelly in a suit - in which the candidate denounced Fanmi Lavalas: "The Lavalas are so ugly. They smell like s**t. F**k you, Lavalas. F**k you, Jean-Bertrand Aristide."

Martelly's ties with coup-supporting Republicans in the US and neo-fascists in Spain are perhaps the least worrisome of the president-elect's relationships. His relationship to Haiti's violent far-right goes way back. It is well known, for instance, that he ran a nightclub frequented by Duvalierists in the late 1980's and early 1990's. He has also admitted to having joined the Tonton Macoutes - the world-infamous, murderous militia of the Duvalier dictatorships - in his younger days.  Martelly has also spoken freely about his friendships with convicted murderer Michel François and others involved in the coups against Aristide - which Martelly also admits he supported. His famous song, "I Don't Care" is a rebuff to controversy about such associations.

Obama's push

Despite all these documented troublesome statements and associations, the Obama administration went to great lengths to ensure that Martelly wound up running in the election's second round.

Official results in the disputed first round initially had the government-supported candidate, Jude Celestin, placed second, with Martelly close behind in third. Martelly's campaign alleged widespread fraud and other irregularities. True enough, but it was not clear that the net fraud went against him. When an Organisation of American States "expert" mission was sent in to determine the actual runner-up, they selected Martelly by recounting only a sample of the ballots, without using any statistical inference. The 234 tally sheets that they disqualified turned out to be from areas where Celestin had strong support. Six of the seven members of the OAS mission were from the US, Canada, and France - that is, the countries that supported the 2004 coup against Aristide. When questioned by independent experts from the Centre for Economic and Policy Research (who actually counted all the voter tally sheets in their independent election report), the mission could not explain its methodology.

In fact, the mission's chief statistical expert - US statistician Fritz Scheuren - admitted that the OAS mission had no statistical basis for its recommendation: to replace Celestin with Martelly. Observers noted that it was also highly unusual - perhaps unprecedented - for an election to be overturned without a full recount.  

But that is exactly what happened. The Obama administration insisted that Haiti's electoral authorities accept the OAS mission's conclusions and put Martelly on the ballot. Hillary Clinton made a surprise trip to Haiti - in the midst of the Egypt uprising - just for this purpose. Preval was threatened with a cut off of US aid and even with being flown out of the country before his term was up - ala Aristide in 2004 - to pressure him to weigh in with the electoral council - even though the council, by law, is supposed to be independent.

Ultimately, the council never achieved a majority of members to support putting Martelly on the ballot.  But the council's spokesperson publicly stated that it had, and the election proceeded - with Martelly running instead of Celestin - with legal experts unsure whether the election would have any legal validity.

In short, the US government got its way. Following the deeply flawed first round of elections, Martelly supporters launched violent protests, sometimes attacking other candidates' partisans. By the time they were over, five people had been killed in the riots. Other disturbing incidents persisted even after Martelly was selected for the runoff ballot. On March 8, for example, three campaign workers for Martelly's opponent, Mirlande Manigat, were found murdered, their bodies mutilated in apparent signs of torture. The killers remain unknown, as does the motive.

Martelly and the army


To many observers, the violence seemed well-orchestrated, and Martelly conspicuously did or said little to attempt to reign in his raging supporters. Journalist Kim Ives has noted that, during the campaign, Martelly began organising something that looked familiar to the old system of Tonton Macoute "volunteers".  

"For $30, before the election, potential voters could join the Base Michel Joseph Martelly," writes Ives, "and invest in a pink plastic membership card, with photo, which promises many advantages (such as a job, say) when the Martelly administration comes to power."

As Ives notes, during the Duvalier period, "every Macoute received a card that afforded him many privileges, like free merchandise from any store he entered, entitlement to coerced sex, and fear and respect from people in general". The Macoutes became one of the most notorious death squads to wage terror in the region during the Cold War - no small accomplishment.

Considering this history, one proposal Martelly made on the campaign trail is especially alarming. He has promised to reconstitute the Haitian army, which Aristide disbanded over fifteen years ago.

The modern Haitian army was notoriously bloodthirsty. Established by the US military during its 1915-1934 occupation of Haiti, the army has long been denounced as a prolific human rights abuser. Since its 1995 disbanding - following overwhelming support for the measure in a popular poll - its "veterans" (including suspected narco-trafficker, Guy Philippe, and Louis Jodel Chamblain - head of security for Duvalier since his surprise return in January) have played a prominent role in the country's violent right wing. They were involved in overthrowing Aristide in 2004 and, in the past, have also engaged in occasional attacks on police stations, pro-Fanmi Lavalas communities, and even the presidential palace - sometimes wearing their old uniforms. When the death squad named the Front for the Advancement of the Haitian People terrorised the Lavalas support base following Aristide's 1991 ousting, it too was headed up by former soldiers - who were also funded by the CIA.

The Associated Press visited one would-be "army" camp just weeks before the second round of elections, encountering men there who proudly acknowledged their role in the 2004 coup. Some had served in the military during Aristide's first exile, when the army ruled Haiti, killing and raping thousands. The AP called it "a tableaux of the pro-military fringe right, a looming presence in Haiti".

Some of these "soldiers" and "officers"-in-waiting told freelance journalists just a few weeks later that Martelly had visited their camp during his campaign - certainly an ominous sign of things to come.

In the past, Martelly has made other worrying statements. He has said that, "Haiti needs a Fujimori-style solution" - a reference to Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori's power grab, when he dissolved Congress - and called for the outlawing of "all strikes and demonstrations" - something his backers in Washington would undoubtedly welcome.

Greg Grandin is a professor of history at New York University and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the author of a number of prize-winning books, including most recently, Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City (Metropolitan 2009), which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History, as well as for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

The views expressed in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect Al Jazeera's editorial policy.
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GREG GRANDIN se yon gran espesyalis sou ISTWA AMERIK LATIN.Misye fèt ekri yon LIV sou SANTRALITE REVOLISYON AYISYEN an lan KREYASYON MONN MODÈN lan.
Se pa kounye an misye lan dengonn ETAZINI lan pale de TÒ yo fè AYITI ak KOUDETA 2004 lan.
Mwen jis ETONE ke ALJAZEERA pibliye ATIK misye an ,jan l ekri l an.
Pwogresis AMERIKEN yo ap ede nou antoure e izole KOUDETAYIS yo.
Si ARISTID gen yon TI GRIP ,y ap rann REPIBLIK MATELI-GNBis-KOUDETAYIS-DIVALYERIS lan responsab.

JAF;
Fè konesans ak GREG GRANDIN:

www.democracynow.org/2014/2/6/empire_of_necessity_historian_greg_grandin

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