Voice Of America:
The United States and the United Nations continue to aid the recovery and rebuilding of Haiti. The United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, or MINUSTAH, is helping to create the stability necessary to hold elections in November. “Peaceful and credible elections and the transfer of power to a new government,” said U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, “will be key milestones of Haiti’s progress.” To that end, the United States is supporting a long-term election observation mission led by CARICOM and the Organization of American States, which is in Haiti to work closely with Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council.
The devastating earthquake in Haiti on January 12th, 2010, which resulted in more than 220,000 deaths, including 96 UN peacekeepers, delivered a severe blow to the country’s already shaky economy and infrastructure. The Security Council agreed to increase the overall force levels of MINUSTAH to support the immediate recovery, reconstruction and stability efforts in the country.
The United States remains concerned about vulnerable populations in the internally displaced persons camps and neighboring communities in Haiti, and the extent of sexual and gender-based violence. The U.S. supports the plan to use the military component of MINUSTAH in a more community-based approach to address violence and women’s empowerment more generally in the reconstruction process.
“Addressing the critical issues of sexual and gender-based violence must be part of a wider effort to empower women throughout the reconstruction process,” said Ambassador Rice. MINUSTAH should expand its efforts beyond the camps and their vicinity to other areas both in and outside Port-au-Prince.
The increased flow of weapons and drugs into Haiti is certainly a destabilizing factor. MINUSTAH needs to look at ways to leverage its capabilities to help interdict this flow, said Ambassador Rice. The United States has 42 police personnel in Haiti and is working to double the size of its individual police contingent in the coming months. The U.S. welcomes contributions from other member states.
More than 8 months have passed since the quake, and the United States and the United Nations continue to help Haiti recover and rebuild. Much more needs to be done. The U.S. along with the United Nations is committed to staying with the Haitian people and helping Haiti re-build.
“Peaceful and credible elections and the transfer of power to a new government,” said U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, “will be key milestones of Haiti’s progress.”
And with these words Ambassador Susan Rice then backs the Preval government’s criminal, obvious, and outright moves to steal the entire electoral process and create a new-long-term dictatorship, headed by Jude Celestin a guy, who among other things, has accumulated a fortune in the amount of $200,000,.000 under the Preval regime. He sits as head of the government’s major reconstruction organization, a position held by someone assassinated by gang-leader Amaral Duclona, on Preval’s orders, if Duclona’s testimony to his French/American interrogators is to be believed.
Amaral Duclona is the gang leader who, when sought by MINUSTAH and the French government was given a false passport, personally obtained by Jude Celestin, hidden in Preval’s sister’s house until he could be smuggled in to the Dominican Republic where he remained, supported by money transfers from the palace and prime minister’s office – via Western Union.
He was finally captured and extradited to France where he has given testimony to the effect that he carried out something like 100 killings for Preval.
And Ambassador Rice believes a Preval-controlled CEP- Electoral Council, and Preval-backed candidates, funded with millions, and millions, and millions of stolen dollars….will generate a “peaceful and credible election.”
What planet is this lady on?
The lady is totally disconnected, mis-informed or, as long-term cynics suggest… someone has paid her, as they have paid so many.
When there is this kind of stupidity Haitians take one line of thought.
There was a pay off!
I don’t agree with this concept, but the fact that OBAMA’s representative follows this course is frightening. He has, as his close friend, and political advisor, Patrick Gaspard, a Haitian from St. Marc. Gaspard could tell him the truth and give good advice. Unfortunately, I am told by those connected with Gaspard, he has been told by Obama to stay out of the Haitian thing.
So Obama, with an excellent, trusted advisor with direct knowledge of the subject, and the players, ignores this source.
God protect Haiti.
No one else will.
People are going to die in this campaign and the Obama administration is directly to blame.