President Rene Preval met with American Ambassador Merten, MINUSTAH chief, Mulet and a guy named Ricardo from OAS. The discussion was heated as the people tried to convince Preval that his plan was not the right one for Haiti.
At one point they called Secretary General Ban ki Moon, after asking Mulet to leave the room. More heated discussions followed, in which Preval refused to modify his plans, effectively guaranteeing civil chaos and bloodshed.
As side issues, to this growing threat to public safety and order, the senior officers of the PNH – National Police – have stepped aside and refuse to become involved in the crisis. They do not want to be dismembered like the Forces Armees d’Haiti before them.`
In any event, local circumstances have seen MINUSTAH ignore the PNH, saying that MINUSTAH will guarantee security. Well, let’s see MINUSTAH handle the upcoming situation, without creating a massacre of innocents!
Indications of problems, in the countryside, have already started to manifest themselves as machete sales increase. The Americans watch how much pizza goes into the White House, to judge a crisis situation. In Haiti we watch machete sales and the last 24 hours has seen a major surge in thre market.
Trouble must follow!.
Preval has also been warned by his associates – the cocaine traffickers – that, should he falter – the will kill him.
At least the cocaine people have a coherent plan!!
Unfortunately, the International Community – especially the Americans, seem to have none!!
If things are not dealt with – IMMEDIATELY – this will see Martelly siding with the Aristide elements. Manigat will go with the French. Others will follow different stars, and Haiti will disintegrate into a long term chaos that will do nothing for progress.
On a simple level, foreigners will not come to deal with the cholera disaster, because of the insecurity.
There is no time for delay.
Preval must go.
A Transitional Government must be put in place.
A new CEP named.
Elections held with proper supervision, giving any new Haitian government some credibility.