January 1, 2015
President Michel Martelly gave a lackluster New Year’s speech in Gonaives today. The New Year speech is – by tradition – an opportunity for the President to outline his plans for the Nation.
If today’s speech is any indication of what to expect over the next 12 months, we are in trouble.
He promised his intention to organize elections, but was not really that convincing.
For the first time in Haitian history, our situation is not one of economics or politics. The situation is simply DRUGS!!!
From day one, Martelly’s presidency had problems, but these flaws were overlooked by his young supporters, supporters whose age group make up 54% of the population. However, even these enthusiasts can lose their focus when they finally understand thet Sweet Mickey has lost direction, after his brother-in-law took center stage in his assault on Haiti’s popular, effective Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe.
It must be understood, and appreciated, that Kiko’s problems, with the Americans, will not go away with President Martelly’s betrayal of Prime Minister Lamothe and – as a result – the Nation.
Kiko may have doomed us to a situation is which Aristide’s new drive for power will succeed.
This year – 2015 – will be known as THE YEAR OF ARISTIDE which is the same as saying THE YEAR OF THE DRUG DEALERS , unless something is done to prevent this disaster. The funds which are funding the destabilization of Haitian Democracy come directly from Aristide and the Drug Community. They cannot accept any sort of responsible Democratic governance.
Everything depends on him.
He must choose between the drug dealers and the people of Haiti – The Nation.
Unfortunately, we are not optimistic.