June 6, 2017
Haiti accelerates towards the abyss as the Jovenel team misses opportunity, after opportunity to protect itself, and generate an environment required for its survival.
Homeland Security head, John Kelly’s visit was such an opportunity. Some people, conversant with the meeting between President Moise and Kelly, express their indignation at what they interpret as Kelly’s desire to meddle in Haitian affairs.
In fact, the comments he made, that were interpreted by overly sensitive Haitians – worried about protocol – as meddling…. were actually subtle, indirect suggestions as to how this mess could be “back-channeled” to those who could really help us over the next 6 month..
Accepting the fact that Kelly must impose President Trump’s will, one must also accept the reality that John Kelly is a good guy and wants to do something constructive about the 58,000 Haitians under Temporary Status.
The clock is running!
The explosion should occur at the end of Kelly’s 6 month extension of Temporary Protected Status. Efforts to defuse this Time Bomb should have been initiated months ago, when the threat appeared.
President Moise’s team must learn to understand the language of American politics, and the art of “Back-Channeling.”
Unfortunately, our history does not leave much room for optimism. Even if Jovenel selects someone to interface with the Americans, on the 58,000 Haitians involved with the Temporary Protected Status, a retrospective history will probably see this person used the game as an opportunity to make money for his/her own account.
Are there no Patriots left?
OK, let’s forget about the Patriot Concept!
Isn’t there someone who has already stolen enough, or made millions from cocaine, who is willing to help the Nation?
I am not optimistic!