IN A TRULY STUNNING, AND THOUGHTLESS MOVE THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT APPOINTS (INFLICTS) EX-GENERAL HERARD ABRAHAM AS THEIR HAITI CZAR IN CHARGE OF EMERGENCY OPERATIONS.
January 12, 2010
I am reminded of the story where a jewelry salesman is carjacked between appointments. The criminals take his sample case wrist watch, wallet, pocket change, and finally all of his clothing. Before leaving, with his car they tie the man up and rape him.
He is left in the ditch beside the turnpike.
After several hours a Highway Patrol car drives up. The officer gets out and strides purposefully towards him.
The poor man calls out, from his place beside the freeway. “Thank God you’re here. I was carjacked. They took my sample case, my watch, wallet, pocket change, clothing and car. Before leaving they tied me up and raped me….!!!”
The Highway Patrolman smiles, and unzips his pants, replying…”I guess this just isn’t your day…”
And so it is with Haiti.
The last time Aristide went into exile Friends of Haiti – France/Canada/USA etc) along with members of Groupe 184 – violated Article 149 of the Constitution, requiring appointment of a Provisional President, chosen from Superior Court judges, followed by elections within 90 days. Instead Haiti’s creation – 7 Sages – put Gerard Latortue in control as he unzipped his pants, along with General Herard Abraham – already known as a serial thief of impressive stature – to rape their nation.
Up until their return, Latortue and Abraham lived off earlier plunder in comfortable Florida, as diaspora.
General Abraham’s ex-Forces Armees d’Haiti (FAdH) associates tell how he maintained his supposedly pristine reputation, for many years. He had junior officers and NCOs do the dirty work. Should they refuse, he would accuse them of some offense and cashier them from the army.
His true colors were shown during the time Brunson McKinley was America’s ambassador. The FAdH was out of funds. The Ti Soldat – Little Soldiers – were actually starving. Through Colonel Pat Collins, the Military Attaché, he arranged for the sale of 4 Marchetti S.211 jet trainers, plus a large supply of spare parts, to FOXAIR in Texas. The price was $4.5 million US Dollars to be transferred in 7 days. The planes were brand new with less than 50 hours flying time.
Even as the deal was being closed, General Abraham sold the jets to MAXFLIGHT AVIATION of Naples Florida in a convoluted deal that saw the FAdH share whatever profits were generated. (And not on a 50/50 basis) The General took an under-the-table payment of $500,000.00 USD in the form of a cashiers cheque. (Can you imagine that?!) He received a further payment to stipulate there was no profit to be had. This was something like $179,000.00USD.
The Commander in Chief of the Forces Armees d’Haiti cheated his men out of their food.
MAXFLIGHT sold the Marchettis at a tremendous profit…millions were involved. They now fly out of a base in California where I saw them last week. They are owned by a billionaire.
When Aristide became president, in 1991, Colonel Collins presented him with the Marchetti dossier. General Abraham was effectively cashiered out of the military, although these exact words are not used. When you are fired for theft there is no honour, no matter what term is used. He went to live in Florida luxury.
In 2004, when Aristide departed the second time, General Abraham was called back to Haiti by friends among the 7 Sages (What a misnomer!!) He promised many of his close friends, in Miami, places on his team, if they would support him. They did. He betrayed them all, to a man and woman!
Latortue became Prime Minister of a totally dysfunctional and corrupt government in which Abraham served in several ministerial positions. Abraham added his contribution to making the dysfunctional government what it was – a crade.
During his term as Minister of the Interior and Minister of Foreign Affairs, General Herard Abraham unzipped his expensive tailor made slacks and screwed Haiti for some millions. On at least two occasions he sent an associate bagman to Miami with hundreds of thousands of US Dollars for deposit in his accounts. On the last mission they guy was grabbed by US Treasury agents who took over $500,000.00 USD and the man’s passport. He was stranded in Florida with no money.
Herard Abraham managed to spend as much time out of Haiti, as possible, in order to collect the $1,800.00US due him in per diem. Because of this his contributions, as a minister, were minimal. As a final insult, some 78,000,000 gourdes disappeared and so did Abraham, scuttling off to Florida when President Preval moved to charge him and Gerard Latortue with massive thefts of Haitian funds, and other criminal acts.
Latortue left for Boca Raton, Florida, with two expensive armored limousines that he was forced to return. Somehow he hadn’t noticed them in his luggage, like the guest who didn’t notice the silver knives and forks when he left his friend’s home.
Abraham wasn’t interested in expensive limousines. He was satisfied with fine aluminum Zero-Haliburton cases filled with clean $100 bills.
Somehow, the criminal Preval struck a deal with this pair. Perhaps it was a Mexican Stand-Off as each threatened the other with powerfully explosive dossiers.
Such is the way of Haiti!
Each received American citizenship for their part in their collective crimes. As Residents, they are required to declare their global income, even if it isn’t taxable.
I bet they didn’t.
We should remember that Al Capone was not jailed for his involvement with murder, drugs, prostitution, gambling or parking tickets. He was finally destroyed by the Internal Revenue Service, for unpaid taxes on his undeclared criminal income.
Perhaps there is still hope in the cases of Latortue, Abraham, and a host of others who have robbed Haiti’s treasury only to retreat into the comfort of their American/Canadian homes, keeping their stolen funds, drug income…etc secret.
There is an old Haitian proverb to the effect that…”Only a dog returns to his vomit.”
Americans insist upon someone with past experience, even if it all bad.
And so the United States Government has appointed Ex-General Herard Abraham as their Czar in Haiti, coordinating relief supplies in a nation without infrastructure. This will enable the General, and his fellow criminals, an uncontrolled opportunity to rob and pillage – yet again –as their countrymen starve to death.
As General Herard Abraham –retired- stepped from the American Government executive jet that brought him to Haiti. Bystanders saw him smile, looking across the sunny airport ramp towards the debris of Port-au-Prince, unzip his expensive tailor made slacks and murmur… “My countrymen. This is not your day.”