Ahead of last weekend’s election President Rene Preval wanted to “orchestrate” Haiti’s political transition so he could avoid being forced into exile, according to a recently leaked U.S. diplomatic cable.
Preval, whose term expires in early 2011, expressed concern to U.S. officials that his successor would not let him return to private life in Haiti, said an extensive classified June 2009 cable under the name of Janet Sanderson, at the time Washington’s U.S. ambassador to Haiti.
Emergence of the cable, divulged Wednesday by WikiLeaks as part of its massive data dump of 250,000 secret U.S. diplomatic documents, comes at a prickly moment for Haiti, where votes in the disputed election are being counted.
“Close friends speculate that many of Preval’s actions during the past year … stem from his very real fear that politics will prohibit him from returning to private life in Haiti after his presidency,” the cable read.
“Thus, they argue, his overriding goal is to orchestrate the 2011 presidential transition in such a way as to ensure that whoever is elected will allow him to go home unimpeded.”
Sanderson wrote that, “based on our conversations, this is indeed a matter that looms large for Preval.”
“He has said to me on various occasions that he is worried about his life after the presidency, that he would not survive in exile.”
The impoverished Caribbean country has been plagued by dictatorships and political upheaval, and several leaders have fled or been forced into exile in recent years, including Haiti’s first democratically elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
The cable, written seven months before a huge earthquake in January killed 250,000 Haitians and left more than one million homeless, could fuel angry charges by the opposition that election officials conspired with Preval’s ruling party to ensure a victory for his chosen successor.
Widespread fraud allegations following Sunday’s polls have added to the climate of intimidation and fear that persists in Haiti.
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All Preval had to do, to avoid the things he fears, is avoid committing major crimes. No ones too worried about a million or so, but Preval and Celestin orchestrated the theft of $198,000,000 from Petrocaraibe Funds, set aside for hurricane victims.
Then, if Preval-controlled gang-leader Amaral Duclona’s testimony is correct, Preval/Celestin ordered the murder of a French Consul and guy who headed the Haitian government’s heavy equipment office – Robert Marcello.
Seems as though Marcello wouldn’t sign off on a deal that saw a $100,000,000 deal for new equipment robbed by buying $50,000,000 in used equipment, and pocketing the rest with Celestin, who then took over the dead man’s job.
Let’s forget his first presidency when people having cocaine shipped in had to go to the National Palace. From there Preval’s chauffer drove the cocaine smuggler to the dock to pick of the goods. They would then return to the palace and pay Preval a commission.
If he had just stolen a couple of million, no one would care.
What are the French going to do about the murder of their Consul??
Preval should have something to be frightened of.
But, the International Community shouldn’t make the 9,000,000 poor Haitians pay for this gross stupidity on their part. They are responsible for Preval. He is their creation.
2 thoughts on “Preval wanted to ‘orchestrate’ Haitian vote to avoid exile: U.S. cable-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth”
Nou pa vle di mo deplase sou sit la, men, nou konnen egzakteman ki mo pou na di pou nou ta reponn Ministe Afe etranje peyi Lafrans pou pozisyon li pran jodi a pou sipote Preval ak tout lot oganozasyon ki fome kominote entenasyonal la sou pozisyon yo pran globalman.
Nou pa p di betiz, men, nou pare pou yo sou teren an.Nou pral regle ak yo.Nou pral ba yo repons lan pou Rochambeau moden yo. Se nomal pou yo pran pozisyon as a, paske, se yomenm menm ki vin pou vanje Rochambeau. Antouka, nou di yo piga. Radot frankofoni nan lamerik la piga.Nou vle raple yo anmenm tan ke Ayiti pa ni Matinik, ni Gwadloup.Ayiti se Ayiti peyi Endepandan. Nou pa jan Lafrans konsidere Ayiti nan dosye lavant Louisianne nan:” Lafrans te di ke , <Ayiti se yon koloni ki ann eta rebelyon? eke li pa endepandan.
Menmjan avek Minustah, OEA, KARIKOM, FRANKOFONI,ak tout lot bann ranyon parey yo, nou di yo bay bouda yo 2 tap epi kite peyi dAyiti san bri, san kont, anvan nou leve Dessalines ak Capois Lamort pou yo.
Kelkeswa enstans, Anbasad,gwo oubyen piti, nou di yo piga.
Se avek preval yo te fe kontra, se pa avek nasyon an yo te fe dil. Vann peyi se youn, pran posesyon peyi a se de.Yo ranje ko yo pou yo brandi drapo Ed pou yo rekolonize ki peyi? Antouka, pa peyi dAyiti.
Nou di anbasade franse a, bay deye 2 tap, mache pos li pou pi devan.Nou pral fout tout kolon, tout trafikan deyo nan peyi a yon fwa pou tout. Nou pa bezwen oken ed anpwazonnen anko. Nou konnen kisa Ayiti vo. Pa kite lwa mondong monte pep Ayisyen an tande, paske li pap bon pou pesonn. Dimanch, nou pral ba yo yon ti demonstrasyon tou zwit pou nou di yo piga pou Madi pwochen. KEP, piga, piga, piga tande.
9 manm KEP yo, komsi, nou pa gen fanmi? Se loray kale nou ye? Mesye dam , piga,piga, piga.
WRON WRONG WRONG, WE LET GO THEN THEY WILL GO WITH IT. WE HAVE TO BRING THEIR CRIMINAL ACTIONS TO COURT BEFORE THEY ESCAPE.
THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION,BILL CLINTON,GEORGES BUSH AND OF COURSE THE WHOLE PREVAL CABINET ALONG WITH THE UN, OEA,CARICOM.THIS TIME NO EXILE HE SHOULD FACE CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN HAITI.PREVAL AND CRIMINAL CREW SHOULD NOT BE ALOUD TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY WITH THE BILLIONS THEY HAVE STOLEN,THEY MUST STAY AND THE PEOPLE OF HAITI BENEFICIATE THE MONEY,CAUSE THEY WERE SENT TO THE PEOPLE OF HAITI.WE MUST BE VIGILANT,THEY SHOULD NOT ESCAPE THIS TIME.BARE YO VOLE YO
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