Aristide sent his gangs against the citizens of St Marc and La Scierie. The murdered dozens of people. One elderly couple were set on fire by pro-Lavalas, Aristide supporters.
Aristide dispatched his personal helicopter to carry a team of machine-gunners. Flown by Frantz Gabriel, Aristide’s helicopter chased women and children, shooting them down like dogs. The log books of the helicopter needed Aristide’s personal authorization for each flight. His signature is there, for all to see.
Aristide’s Prime Minister Neptune visited the scene, after the massacre and comment upon that fact that the “Area was quiet now….I hope it remains so…”
La Scierie was a real massacre, unlike the Raboteau massacre in Gonaives, an even that never happened, an event created by Aristide to embarrass the senior staff of the Forces Armees d’Haiti.
Perhaps Aristide and Preval will finally face justice for the La Scierie Massacre, and their many other crimes, including the murders of Mireille Durocher Bertin, Pastor Leroy, Sylvio Claude, Roger Lafontant, Father Jean-Marie Vincent, General Max Mayard, General Claude Raymond, The French Consul, Robert Marcello, 5 teenagers on Delmas, July 26, 1991…..the list goes on, and on.