The Assassination of President Jovenel Moise

On a trip to New York City by plane at LaGuardia Airport I grabbed a cab to take me to my hotel in Manhattan. I entered into a conversation with the taxi driver who was from Haiti. I forget most of the details now. His anwer concerning how he arrived in the United States had him telling of a perilous trip involving much danger. It brought him to Canada and then the United States.

I do recall saying to him that he must be a brave man having gone through that ordeal. He smiled. Then he said to me, “it is not people like me that are brave it is the people who have remained behind.” That pretty much said all I had to know about that country.

Haiti has been in and out of the American news since it drove out the French soldiers and declared itself independent in 1804. The Southern slave owners never let it leave the backs of their minds thinking that if it happened there it may happen here. We loaned it large sums in 1910 which it could never pay back. A group of American businessmen invested heavily there. In 1914 they began a campaign to convince the US government it was necessary to invade Haiti and seize its assets to protect their loans. That we did transferring Haiti’s gold to a Wall Street bank.

The country remained in turmoil. One president executing another getting executed himself. The U. S became concerned when the revolt threatened American businesses sugar interest and an anti-American leader emerged as leading contender to be the next president. We would end up sending the Marines in to install our own Haitian president in 1915. We ruled the country with a brutal hand. We stayed until 1934 almost as long as in Afghanistan. After we departed we left a mess behind us.  From 1957 onward for 30 years the Duvaliers ran the country with hard handed tactics. In 1994 we sent troops back in who were later replaced by the United Nations.

We not only poured in troops but money. The elite did fine, most of the folk lived in poverty amid much violence. As my taxi driver said, the brave ones remain for who would want to live under those conditions? You would think we learned a lesson from our misadventures in Haiti.

Now the assassination of President Moise. It is not too hard to figure out what happened. From the accounts that I have read it is probable to conclude a group of ex-soldiers from Colombia who speak Spanish and two Haitian Americans who speak Creole were recruited to come to Haiti as security guards to protect Christian Emmanuel Sanon, a Haitian person who lived in Miami before going to Haiti in May. The group which he was part of had made plans to overthrow the government of President Moise and install Sanon as its president. That group has not been fully identified.

It realized that Sanon when he got to Haiti would need protection so it recruited  the Colombians and 2 US guys as security, the latter would interpret for the Colombians. That the group did for a month or so. Within the group of security guards unbenounced to the others were a pair of assassins. The security guards on July 7 were told an arrest warrant had been issued for President Moise. They were to go to his home and arrest him.  They arrived there announcing they were DEA agents. Some went in, including the assassins, and murdered him. Most were dupes. I believe that will be cleared up as to who did what but the outcome for all remains murky.

Those behind Sanon must be identified and prosecuted, in U.S. courts if they are U.S. citizens otherwise in Haiti. It is right, as we are doing, to assist the Haitian authorities in their search for those involved.

Beyond that we can do little. Especially there can be no troops nor money, the latter ending up in the wrong pockets. We are unable to save Haiti from itself. Perhaps no one can. The great majority of Haitians are fine, hard working people. Among them live their oppressors. They must root them out. That they have not done so and the United States inept involvements is the story of their country.

 

 

11 thoughts on “The Assassination of President Jovenel Moise

    1. Matt
      This just in…..

      https://www.businessinsider.com/us-military-trained-colombians-accused-haiti-assassination-pentagon-says-2021-7

      Colombians accused in Haiti assassination were once trained by the US military, Pentagon says
      Kelly McLaughlin Jul 15, 2021, 1:21 PM

      In other news

      https://pix11.com/news/ex-fbi-chief-who-wiretapped-mobsters-and-led-twa-explosion-investigation-eulogized-at-st-patricks/

      FBI chief who wiretapped mobsters and led TWA explosion investigation eulogized at St. Patrick’s

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF68-HQ74tI

      FBI Chief James Kallstrom covers up TWA Flight 800 explosion
      investigation

      1. OK!

        In other news…

        https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/07/16/metro/boston-gangster-stephen-flemmi-is-seeking-compassionate-release-his-life-sentence/

        Boston gangster Stephen Flemmi is seeking compassionate release from his life sentence
        Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi wrote in a letter to a judge that his age and underlying health conditions “make it highly likely that if I contract COVID-19 that I will suffer an extremely poor outcome.”

        https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/07/15/opinion/doc-must-shift-its-culture-away-punishment-toward-humanity/

        ELIZABETH MATOS AND RAY CHAMPAGNE
        DOC must shift its culture away from punishment and toward humanity

        https://theintercept.com/2021/07/16/haiti-assassination-colombia-us-military/

        AT LEAST SEVEN COLOMBIANS IN HAITI ASSASSINATION RECEIVED U.S. TRAINING
        Trainings for the Colombian mercenaries accused of killing Haitian President Jovenel Moïse were conducted in both the U.S. and Colombia, some as recently as 2015.
        Ryan Devereaux
        July 16 2021, 7:23 p.m.

  1. While waiting for Matt to exhale…

    Congressman Allard Lowenwstein was assassinated
    while compiling evidence that the FBI had
    murdered Robert Kennedy.

    https://finding-aids.lib.unc.edu/04340/#d1e3635

    In other exhaling

    https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-ex-florida-sheriff-deputy-sentenced-planting-drugs-cars-20210715-jyj3o3aqhzd2pak55xzg6chpea-story.html

    Florida sheriff’s deputy gets 12 years in prison for planting drugs in people’s cars

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUPIf1t_CI8

    It’s Hidden in Plain Sight | David Icke
    Jul 6, 2021

  2. Assassination Alert !

    While Matt has been busy counting hits on
    his blog the Assassination news machine
    has been busy.

    https://www.rt.com/usa/529180-jfk-assassination-documentary-oliver-stone/

    Not a lone wolf killing: New documentary on JFK assassination reveals ‘organized black op,’ director Oliver Stone tells RT
    14 Jul, 2021 12:19

    In other I wonder what the G Men do when not
    assassinating political leaders news

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/other/amid-delayed-larry-nassar-sex-abuse-probe-fbi-agent-sought-olympics-job-inspector-general-says/ar-AAMagmg?ocid=BingNewsSearch

    Amid delayed Larry Nassar sex abuse probe, FBI agent sought Olympics job, inspector general says

  3. wa-llahi! What alphabet entity controls the merc biz in South Florida? The usual suspect has run hired guns down there, since, the Guatemala coup of fifty-four, perhaps, even, earlier, during the Puerto Rican uprising. Florida has been a paramilitary state for a long time. Nothing gets done in the Caribbean/Central America without a nod from La CIA.

  4. Matt
    Assassins of the Haitian President included
    FBI Informants.

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/12/americas/haiti-assassination-plot-us-law-informants/index.html

    Several tied to Haiti assassination plot were previously US law enforcement informants
    Evan Perez byline
    By Evan Perez, CNN Justice Correspondent
    Updated 1:06 AM ET, Tue July 13, 2021

    In other news
    https://www.pressherald.com/2021/03/03/lawyer-wants-access-to-maine-crime-lab-records/

    Maine Lawyer goes to court for access to Maine crime lab records
    York County attorney Amy Fairfield says the public should have more information on how the state police crime lab operates, including employee disciplinary records and its analysis of evidence.

    Also see

    https://bangordailynews.com/2021/07/11/politics/lawyer-withdraws-from-nearly-200-cases-after-not-complying-with-state-investigation/

    Maine Lawyer withdraws from nearly 200 cases after not complying with state investigation

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