Last night, hundreds of people, led by partisans of Deputy Jude Charles Faustin attacked the Port Margot police station to free one of the deputy’s associates. They freed the prisoner, took the police officers’ guns and chased them away. The PNH station was then burned. Port Margot – Borgne Arrondissement, in the Nord Department of Haiti. It has 36,937 inhabitants.
On the night of September 29/30, 1991 a similar crowd, led by Aristide Deputy Jean-Claude Jean-Baptiste attacked the Les Cayes police station to grab the Reverend Sylvio Claude. He was necklaced. It could happen again.
And this is the type of environment that the International Community hopes to base its plans for an electoral process??!!
One could carefully plan, for 12 months, in order to guarantee properly coordinated elections, only to have a few people like this disrupt the entire process.
The International Community’s insistence on elections is similar to a situation in which a condo owner is trying to sell his unit in a building experiencing a five-alarm fire.
And, when the elections get screwed up – as they will – the International Community will blame the Martelly/Lamothe government for something that was really beyond their control.
Haiti has been pressured into disastrous elections, in the past, and has then been forced to live with flawed results. These results are then lauded – as successful – by the International Community, in their ongoing, and very dangerous charade.
The foreigners expect Haiti to accept electoral processes and results that would be immediately thrown out in the civilized world.