What I call the CACOS CONCEPT is once again being revived.
“If its not broke don’t fix it.”
Cash payments, plus the promise of pillage when the Cacos topple a Port-au-Prince government. The Northerners would sweep down towards the city.
Cacos wore patches of red cloth and hatbands), originally referred to the former slaves who joined up against the French during the Haitian Revolution (1791–1804). In the Cacos’s revolt of 1867, armed bands from northern Haiti rose in opposition to President Sylvain Salnave (1867–1870). Throughout the nineteenth century, particularly in the northern region, the Cacos operated as hired armies for local chiefs and elite families. But they also worked nationally. Political contenders sometimes raised Caco armies to seize presidential power: between 1908 and 1915 seven presidents used these tactics.
Bringing in outsiders, to create chaos, is not a new concept and was revived by Aristide, on occasion. The best example was the time in which he used Chimere from Jacmel to create havoc in Jeremie, while Chimere from Jeremie created chaos in Jacmel. A lot of property detroyed, many injured, some killed. This concept worked well because strangers do not have the community conscience that prevents killing and burning in their own neighborhoods.
At this moment, a substantial number of Chimere.. thugs.. bandits ..criminals, whatever you want to call the, have been brought into Port-au-Prince to attack our society, in the hope of toppling the Jovenel Moise government, while pillaging, burning and possibly murdering in order to attain the goal..
The July 6,7,8 and ongoing, expanding paid demonstrations have been generated with local talent, who are not willing to kill for cash. The outsiders are of a quality that has none of these problems of conscience.
There have been substantial rumors as to a heavy move around October 17. Look for earlier problems, other than the ongoing local generated manifestation, with growing intensity. October 12 has a nice ring to it. These will not be the polite demos. Violence will be the focus.
People will die!
The Gedeon/Aristide PNH will stand aside, or work ineffectually to block what happens. Probably claim “no gas for their vehicles” again.
Unfortunately, Police Chief Michel-Ange Gedeon is both Aristide’s and the American embassy’s man, if embassy spokesperson’s are to be believed. A strange combination that will blow up in the face of Washington. Their ultimate excuses, like Clinton’s apology for ruining Haiti’s rice indistry, will be interesting but will not solve the crimes committed in retrospect.
Our children, without the few gourdes for school, or American visas, will suffer.
America’s blind long-term support of Aristide is just another prime example of their inability to grasp the Haitian reality. They now have the facts, and many weapons, in their arsenal, with which to deflect and neutralize the threat to Haiti’s embryonic Democracy, under the leadership of Jovenel Moise. The International Community would applaud the Trump government, for a change.
The mighty American may well simply sit motionless and then point fingers, after the disaster has swept through our society.