Yesterday, helicopters, filled with heavily armed Americans, swooped down on Guy Philippe’s house in Pestel. Guy Philippe was not there. So they grabbed his houseboy, put him in a body-bag…. Then tossed him on the helicopter floor.
Moments later, he found himself high above the ocean, being held out of the door by the Americans who threatened to toss him out, if he did not reveal Guy Philippe’s location!
The frightened man could tell them nothing and was brought back to earth by the criminals.
What kind of a world are we living in?
Was the body-bag for Guy Philippe so his dead body wouldn’t make a mess of the helicopter floor??
The Americans must really get some grasp on reality as their ego sweeps reason aside. They believe they can do anything, to anyone, with impunity.
A number of years ago, an American strike force descended on Guy Philippe’s house in Pestel, flying in unmarked black helicopters and a fleet of ground vehicles. Masked men, dressed in black, rappelled down from hovering choppers as ground forces surrounded the house. Breaking the door, a frightening team forced entrance and abused Guy’s wife – an American – and small children.
Guy wasn’t there.
This illegal raid was the result of President Preval adding Guy Philippe’s name to a list of Haitians that were to be arrested by DEA. They were really after the Mayor of Miragoane and his associates.
We should look at the origin of the problems Guy Philippe has faced, since 2004.
At one point, during the last Aristide dictatorship, Guy and some other PNH officers were involved in an effort to remove the Priest from office. In the end, they fled to the Dominican Republic where they were given safe haven.
Fritz Longchamps, Aristide’s man, flew to the DR, demanding their extradition. When the Dominicans, in the person of General Manuel Polanco, and the Dominican President, refused, saying their crime was political. If it had been for drugs, or something else, the extradition could be considered.
Longchamps flew back to Haiti, but soon return to the DR with a dossier that accused Guy, and his associated, of cocaine trafficking. The ploy was so obvious, that the Dominicans sent Lonchamps home, empty-handed.