September 30, 2015
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September 29, 2015

Another year has slipped by and we must celebrate that date, in 1991, that the Nation rejected Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s short-lived, murderous government – hiding under the guise of a Democratically elected government.

Aristide’s 8.5 months, as President, were marked with accelerating violence as he murdered any real, or imagined enemies, that crossed his path.

He even had two blind musicians “Necklaced” and we are still trying to think of what they did to irritate The Little Priest.

September 29, 1991 was not a coup.

It simply marked the point at which Haiti’s society had enough.

Like squeezing a boil, on your ass, it gets to the point where it pops.

So it was with Aristide.

The pressure built and Aristide was popped off to Venezuela to start rewriting history.

Had the Americans kept their noses out of our business, in October, 1991, the problem would have been solved by Christmas. A Provisional President was installed, under the requirements of Article 149 of the Constitution, and elections scheduled for December.

It would have been over.

Aristide would have been permanently removed from the game.

The Americans revived Aristide and he still haunts the scene.

The Americans are poised to make another mistake, in their meddling with the Haitian electoral process.

Time for the International Community to stand back and let Haitians settle their problem.

5 Responses to “ HOW COULD YOU HAVE DONE THAT? ”

  1. JACK PETERS on September 30, 2015 at

    I was in Haiti September 29/30, 1991.

    What people do not realize is the complete and total non-even the situation was. Not until about 4:30 in the afternoon did we find out what had happened.

    There was no tension.

    No action, on the streets.

    Throughout the country there was little to nothing.

    The American embassy issued a statement to the effect that something like 59 people had died, nationwide. Mostly at roadblocks.

    Lavalas – via Preval hiding in the Mexican embassy – claimed 247.

    Since that time, Lavalas propaganda has increased the losses by multiples until a figure has stabilized at about 5,000 – after 10,000 sounded to outlandish for even the most devote Aristide supporters.

    Even Aristide’s parliament voted to keep him out of the country, after he left.

    Aristide has been a creation of the International community, over, and over again.

    Time to recognize the guy for what he is a murdering, drug smuggling, anti-democratic ex-priest who accumulated a fortune in excess of $1,500,000,000 on the back o Haiti’s poor.

  2. gregoire santilius on September 30, 2015 at

    Lavalas planned an event at the old Bowen Field today.
    They had bands, food, and other entertainment.
    Aristide was scheduled to make an appearance.
    Somehow this was blocked.
    He was not allowed to attend.
    Sounds like he was not allowed out if Tabarre.
    An American hand in this?

  3. Sylvain Dominique on September 30, 2015 at

    In Haiti, Aristide Tells Thousands to Vote for Candidate

    By david mcfadden, associated press

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Sep 30, 2015, 7:53 PM ET

    Twice-ousted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide urged thousands of supporters gathered outside his house Wednesday to vote for the presidential candidate of the political faction he founded years ago.

    Backers of the Fanmi Lavalas movement chanted, sang and waved photos of Aristide after they trekked to his home in the Port-au-Prince suburb of Tabarre following a campaign rally miles away for the party’s presidential candidate.

    In early evening, Aristide appeared outside his gate with Lavalas’ presidential candidate and party chief, Maryse Narcisse, to address the festive crowd. Standing on the back of a pickup truck alongside Narcisse, he called on supporters to ensure that the party’s leader wins this year’s presidential election. The first round is Oct. 25.

    “Everybody needs to stick together for Maryse Narcisse to enter the National Palace as president,” Aristide said into a microphone during his roughly seven-minute speech, prompting loud cheers and applause.

    Music blared from loud speakers as excited partisans jostled to catch a glimpse of the charismatic ex-president outside the home where he has lived quietly since returning to Haiti in 2011. People chanted that Aristide, who asserted upon his return to Haiti that he would not get involved in politics, was their “king.”

    “I am here because I love him and I hope that the Lavalas party he began can get back in power with these elections,” said unemployed laborer Jean Robert, one of several thousand people who walked for about 1½ hours under police watch to gather outside Aristide’s walled property.

    Aristide remains a popular yet polarizing figure more than a decade after he fled the country on a U.S. plane in February 2004 amid a violent rebellion that led to his second ouster. He has stayed mostly silent at his family home since he returned to Haiti in 2011 following years of exile in South Africa.

    Partisans began traveling to Tabarre any way they could after Narcisse told the rally in Port-au-Prince that Aristide was waiting for them at his home. She made the comments after officially launching her bid to become Haiti’s next president. For days, party officials have also been telling local radio stations that Aristide planned to speak publicly in favor of Narcisse’s candidacy.

    Narcisse is among over 50 candidates vying for the job to replace President Michel Martelly, who cannot run for a consecutive term.

    Aristide’s public endorsement could be a boon for Narcisse, who is polling well below front-runner Jude Celestin. During the last election cycle about five years ago, the party was barred from the ballot.

    A former slum priest and Haiti’s first democratically elected president, Aristide was a champion of the country’s impoverished masses and led a movement to oust dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier. He alienated Haiti’s wealthy elite and was forced from power twice, first by a military junta in 1991 and again by a violent rebellion in 2004.

    Critics say Aristide broke promises to help the poor, allowing corruption fueled by the drug traffic and masterminding attacks on opponents with armed gangs.

  4. helene daniel on September 30, 2015 at

    I was present.

    A nice crowd of about 1200 greeted Aristide who is not the first democratically elected president in our history. There have been at least 5 other presidents before him who were democratically elected.

    Jude Celestin is doing well, but he is not the front-runner. He could be described as one of the top 4 or 5 candidates. Narcisse sits at the bottom of the pile.

    Jovenel Moise is front runner, at the moment. He is Martelly party PHTK candidate and hosted a huge demonstration in Cap Haitian today, attended by ex-Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe.

  5. FRANCINE MURAT on September 30, 2015 at

    9/30/15, 10:12:05 AM: ‪+509 36 86 9669‬: J-B Aristide devrait s’exprimer en public le 30 septembre :

    Lundi, Schiller Louidor, le Porte-parole de la commission Communication de Fanmi Lavalas, a indiqué qu’à l’occasion du 24e anniversaire du coup d’État de 1991, l’ancien Président Aristide et des membres de sa famille, prendront part au rassemblement prévu le 30 septembre sur l’ancienne piste de l’aviation militaire, à Delmas. L’ancien président devrait prendre la parole aux côtés de Maryse Narcisse la candidate à la présidence de Fanmi Lavalas.