FLASH-FLASH-FLASH March 30, 2010 PREVAL WILL SEEK AN 18 MONTH EXTENSION FOR HIS ALREADY DISASTROUS, DO-NOTHING PRESIDENCY.

March 30, 2010
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One might think this is a April Fool’s Joke but he will make the request on March 31, instead of April 1, 2010.

This, along with most of Preval’s other ploy’s is unconstitutional. Parliament will expire, leaving Preval to Rule by Decree. In effect, as in January, 1999…Preval will become a dictator, free to modify the Constitution or hang on forever.

No one serious about Haiti’s survival can give the suggestion of a one day prolongation, let alone an 18 month prolongation any consideration at all.

Haiti needs a charismatic leader to put the MOB on the street.

WHERE IS THIS LEADER???!!!

10 Responses to “ FLASH-FLASH-FLASH March 30, 2010 PREVAL WILL SEEK AN 18 MONTH EXTENSION FOR HIS ALREADY DISASTROUS, DO-NOTHING PRESIDENCY. ”

  1. G. Douglas on March 31, 2010 at

    Taken from your article of March 30th, “Preval will seek – No one serious about Haiti’s survival can give the suggestion of a one day prolongation, let alone an 18 month prolongation any consideration at all. Haiti needs a charismatic leader to put the MOB on the street.”
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    Are we asking for a state governed by the “Mobilization Of Brutality” or MOB(?) or is there another interpretation to the language presented?

    Elections in Haiti, at this time are a pipe-dream. The Internationals have for the past almost three decades funded the mechanics of the elections which by report have generally been rift with corruption, of some other form of domestic short-fall.

    Not that we all want to see the present Administration endure forward without a defined term or scrutiny, however, in conjunction with a “High Council” of Haitians perhaps there is a method by which Haiti and Haitians may be constructively governed and protected for eighteen months, or longer until such a time that stability is at hand for another foreign-funded election.

    Haiti does not have the buck$, nor the infrastructure to undertake an election at this moment. Haiti is a country experiencing extreme duress and instability resulting from the after-effects of the Jan. 12th seismic events.

    Common sense would dictate the formation of some form of moderation towards establishing an organization of the just and wise co-operation that is sorely needed to bridge today with a better future for all Haitians and Residents of Haiti.

    Frankly, Haitians today seem to want security and freedom from the former fears provoked by some murderous personalities in their wanton acts of violence and kidnapping upon the general population of Haiti.

    Elections must be achieved, but at a less tumultuous time.

    Thank you.

  2. Elizar d on March 31, 2010 at

    My interpretation of the Mob reference is just to see a large crowd of folks out speaking their mind, as most would do in a REAL democracy.

    Stating that elections should not take place due to infrastructure and tumult is sort of silly. You are a Preval supporter or a Haitian supporter?

    Are you in Haiti, or do you live in a cozy part of the US?

    In Haiti, we don’t want Aristide, we don’t want Preval, and to be totally honest, we don’t really want any of the candidates that have revealed their intent to run for office.

    No, if there are not elections in November ( only an ass would think this is not possible) there may end up being NO aid money left. Preval and his team stole ALL of the Gonaives relief funds.

    If it were up to me, Preval would face charges and elections would take place when they are supposed to.

    Elections take place in full blown war zones with success. Your suggestion, albeit wordy and intellectual, is total rubbish.

    QUOTED FROM ABOVE POSTING
    “Frankly, Haitians today seem to want security and freedom from the former fears provoked by some murderous personalities in their wanton acts of violence and kidnapping upon the general population of Haiti.”

    MY RESPONSE TO THAT IS – the murderous personalities that you mention ARE the ones in power-and we Haitians want them GONE. Take the kidnapping scum SOGEBANK with them as well.

    Elections are critical, otherwise, all is lost. The tragedy is compiled ten times over by the mere existence of these parasitic scum.

  3. G. Douglas on March 31, 2010 at

    Hello Elizar d.

    Well, I enjoyed your rant. Thank you.

    Me? I am here, and I am here, and I am there, and there. I live simply and without trappings, I worry and care for grandchildren, siblings, daughters & sons, extended family, most are Haitian, and some are not!

    I was in Haiti, perhaps before most of you were born. I watched, listened, learned, mentored. I watched a thousand opportunities come and go for the betterment of Haitians and Haiti.

    Haiti’s failure (in part) is the emotional and reactionary involvement of personal and political vendettas. One against the other, “neg kon’t neg”. No one ever did or does totally “win”.

    I do not speak for anyone, except to express some common sense and my wish for stability, security, and a positive way forward for everyone in Haiti.

    I support Haitians, not one member of State. However IF a member of the State’s governing body survives outside scrutiny, then perhaps some consideration, not based upon rumor, could be extended. After all, the continuance of a workable institution on a democratic foundation is of ultimate importance to Haiti’s future.

    Should there be transgressions by the Head of State that are not innuendo, but provable, then citizens can, and should prosecute a case in court.

    As you stated “If it were up to me, Preval would face charges and elections would take place when they are supposed to.” That is your right, so talk to your Depute or Senator, work on it!

    Elections should happen when scheduled, however voters must be registered, and ballot stations established. The events at hand are not supportive of such an action, hence a delay might be established by the Haitian elected body.

    If elections are possible in the coming months, greater minds than my own will so decide, I never pushed them off, only wished to see an environment that would allow any election to be accurate and of total suffrage.

    You have made accusations. Might you take these statements into court? Are you able to prove your words. Otherwise, under the law, you may, could be charged with liable and slander. (?)

    Your text is in the plurality of “WE”. Are you representing an organized and legalized entity? Are you a member of Parliament?

    You seem unhappy with the “candidates”, then why not put yourself up as a “Candidate” and run for office, or support someone who is close to your values and ideas?

    There is no such thing as: they are all ” bad”. Talk to your elected body, listen to them, and tell them why you are not satisfied. It’s a tough job, takes time. It’s your right!

    But perhaps you can do it and persuade the Representative to accept your opinion. Then you will have won! No one in a democracy “wins” without a great deal of “work” given towards any semblance of change or reconsideration.

    “Democracy” is the toughest political system of them all.

    You say: “Elections are critical, otherwise, all is lost. The tragedy is compiled ten times over by the mere existence of these parasitic scum.”

    And before that you said: “In Haiti, we don’t want Aristide, we don’t want Preval, and to be totally honest, we don’t really want any of the candidates that have revealed their intent to run for office.”

    Enfolding your comments into a thought seems to state that you don’t want to elect anyone, but you want elections(?). Perhaps you may muster other new candidates more to your liking, or talk with ones who are in the offing and learn if they might have a point of view common to yours. Otherwise, why are you upset about a slight delay with the impending electoral process?

    As stated by the very learned since centuries past, “Dissention is the root of democracy”.

    Keep up your political strength, believe in yourself, try to have others also believe in YOU, and run for office.

    But most of all, support your democracy with enlightened actions and forward looking declarations. Many of us try to achieve that-obviously it is not easily done.

    Nice to exchange ideas with you E.D.

  4. pierre richard on March 31, 2010 at

    What people outside of Haiti do not understand is that any instability is an instability of convenience – more often for the government. Preval will create an instability – with a single phone call – to have his gangs kidnap and create chaos to justify his refusal to hold election.

    So, if you are going to wait for a perfect moment, the moment will never come.

    You could hold an election now, as easily as they have held elections in the past.

    And when the Commentator spoke of the MOB he – as all Haitians know – he is speaking of the vast majority, also referred to as THE BASE. This is where the votes will be found.

    A leader should put the MOB on the street to protest the existing situation and demand justice. If the MOB does not speak we will endure more months – years of Preval’s criminality.

  5. MICHAEL COLLINNS on March 31, 2010 at

    Thanks to G. Douglas for his comment.

    When I referred to the MOB was referring to what some would call the Lumpen Masses. These make up the majority – for instance – in Port-au-Prince and are effectively ignored by those who rule the country or business community.

    The Haitian population is a very tolerant, resilient group, much more tolerant than the people of Los Angeles, New York, or Portland. They really don’t have any cohesive leadership, in spite of claim to the contrary.

    The ongoing situation cries out for change.

    The situation is in the balance.

    A small push will bring about a swift an immediate solution to the criminal Preval government. The people hate Preval, but cannot get together and express their feelings. If a leader appears, the chemistry is such that a massive popular movement will cleanse the Nation.

    There is no good time for elections.

    Elections cannot be coordinated with Preval in office. If he is allowed to remain in power Preval will derail any effort to organize a vote.

    An election within the next few months is no greater problem than any held in the past. It will be flawed, but the previous ones have been flawed.

    Preval did not win the popular vote. He had 24 percent and was declared to have had 51 percent by MINUSTAH – in the persons of the Brazilian and Chilean leadership, along with Preval supporter, Rene Momplaisir, leader of the Popular Organizations. Sort of a “appoint Preval or we will burn Port-au-Prince.” ..the same formula Aristide used to have Preval named President in 1995. He didn’t win either election.

    The people have never had their say.

    Perhaps we can assist them this time.

    Collins

  6. Peter Saintil on March 31, 2010 at

    Most unfortunate that we do not possess the ability to impeach Rene Preval for his criminal crimes and thus remove him from office. We have not sufficient court capability to gain this goal.

    He has – Preval – done so many serious legal/criminal crimes that, in any civilized nation, he could face the death penalty or – at least – life in prison.

    If Haiti he will retire in luxury while honest people starve.

    Is there some sort of lesson her for my children and their children??

  7. Laraine Widmer on March 31, 2010 at

    Interesting article, I am now a subscriber!

  8. Elizar d on March 31, 2010 at

    Mr Douglas-
    My respects. I should explain that my rants are fueled by a frusteration that this Preval was not honestly elected- This is something that is known on the street, and in homes of the elite. Common knowledge, I think people say.

    I can file charges, yes. But what does one small person do against an army of thugs that run around chopping with machete- also given impunity by the man that is accused?

    What Haitian court will see a case of this type? The person filing will find themselves in a dark hole somewhere.

    Look into the practices of SOGEBANK as well. They are rotten.

    Thank you Mr Collins for clarifying the MOB reference.

    Your site is very informative, and I appreciate being able to say what is on my mind, even if I can be ranting at times.

  9. G. Douglas on March 31, 2010 at

    Mssrs Elizar d,P. Richard,P. Saintil,M. Collins.
    Thank you all for your informed and educational input.
    The task at hand is to now inform the Partner-Nations’ electoral
    base that there are “Foxes” in the Haitian “Chicken Coop”.

    Or is it really a Wolf under a Lambskin?

    Let’s read some more! It is important that these facts come out.
    Dirty laundry is best to be hung out and aired before washing.

    You guys are great!

  10. Elizar d on March 31, 2010 at

    I have been reading the news and comments here for a few months. There have been hundreds of things put here, but there is a section called

    Daily Reports.

    They are a very good collection of things that have been happening, and perhaps have some of this dirty laundry out in the air for all to smell.
    Also, I look at the other menu titles on the news page, under the changing pictures from the earthquakes. One is crime and corruption.

    Preval is clearly implicated in teh crimes that Amara Duclona comitted. There are many other articles on this topic, but here is one to consider

    http://www.haitian-truth.org/haitian-extradited-in-french-consuls-death-2/

    That alone is enough to me, if Bill Clinton is almost removed from office for getting oral favors from an intern. Still, I am not a fan of him either. Clinton failed us during the embargo, and when Aristide was removed. Also, for the record, I am not a fan of Aristide either.

    Then, there is the house that Preval bought- If I understand correctly, the money is traced.

    I am too young and too poor to run for any political position, but when someone stands out of the crowd, I will smile.