One of Michel Martell’s key promises, when running for the Presidency, was a guarantee of SECURITY for Haiti’s population. “You will sleep with your doors unlocked” he said.
Until the day he forced Prime Minister Lamothe’s resignation, Haiti was holding its own, even though Aristide Chimere, and those of the Martelly family, led by Kiko St. Remy sought to destabilize the Nation.
Now each day/night is punctuated by gunfire and the unreported deaths of Haitians, at all levels of society.
We hear of 24 dead, over the weekend in Cite Soleir.
We hear of individuals assassinated in the living room’s of their supposedly secure homes in Petion-Ville.
We hear of people attacked by motorcycle bandits, upon leaving their banks, probably coordinated by bank staffers who phone gunmen to tell of large withdrawals.
There are suspicions that all of this is part of a Martelly-generated plan to delay elections – YET AGAIN – and derail the process. Like many Presidents, in Haiti’s history, Martelly would like to prolong his period of power. And – eventually, like all (except Francois Duvalier) he will be forced from office, with ignomy.
He should have left well enough alone, and finished his term with dignity – taking an important place in Haitian history – as a success – among many failures.
Instead – with the betrayal of his friend – Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe – Martelly sealed his fate. Things started to fall apart as Queen Sophia and Kiko St. Remy moved to disrupt things.
Time for the International Community to step in and meet their obligations, to Haiti’s 10,000,000, a population that has already had their future – promised after 2010’s disastrous quake – stolen by the foreigners.
Elections are a must.
More importantly, finite supervision of the vote is the only way to preserve what little remains.