November 18, 2010
This entire situation has an Alice in Wonderland flavor.
The Nation is dying of a MINUSTAH/PREVAL created cholera epidemic.
People are focused upon personal survival and that of their family. Survival is the key word and their vocabulary cannot really encompass Democratic Elections. To move forward now plays into the hands of the Preval/MINUSTAH conspiracy that hopes to place a puppet in control.
Mirlande Manigat is the chosen puppet and has made a deal with the Devil – Preval.
Preval must step down.
Under Article 149 of Haiti’s 1987 Constitution an Interim President is chosen from the Supreme Court judges. A Prime Minister named. Elections must be held between 45 and 90 days after…but this coule be extended.
This game is already in play with Preval/MINUSTAH ready to suggest Michele Montas as the Interim Prime Minister or Interim President. This is also not acceptable. She is a close ally of Preval’s and is/was a key founder of his UNITE party.
A neutral element should be chosen. Ambassador Ray Joseph would be an ideal man for the job. He can steer the Nation into a successful election, a process that starts with appointment of a new CEP. The existing one has a Chairman that all but sleeps with Preval, and we cannot rule this out.
If the election is not free-and-fair in the purest terms of the motto, Democracy is effectively dead in Haiti. The Haitian peasant has had enough of this stupid foreign concept and would welcome a benevolent dictator, with a firm and fair hand…like Jean Claude Duvalier, although he is really past history.
Stop the clock and think.
Delay the election until the cholera is under control and a proper electoral system is in place.
To press on – regardless – on November 28 will give birth to a perverted situation that will guarantee anything other that a successful reconstruction of the land.