Haiti: Are We There Yet?

By on December 31, 2013

More than ten (10) years ago, a group of white men and women decided to tackle what, in their view, constituted “The real problem with Haiti”.

At the January 31, February 1, 2003 Ottawa Initiative on Haiti, a secret meeting of non-Haitians held at the request of then-Canadian Francophonie Minister, Denis Paradis, it was decided to conduct a coup d’état to overthrow Haiti’s President and put the country under U.N. tutelage.

On the last day of that same year, December 31, 2003, with my own ears, I heard the following prophetic declaration made at Haiti’s Montana Hotel:

“The Real Problem with Haiti is that the international community is so screwed up and divided that they are letting Haitians run Haiti”.

Less than 2 months after then-Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States, Luigi Einaudi, uttered these infamous words at the Montana, in my presence as well as other witnesses including journalist Kevin Pina and lawyer/activist Ezili Danto, the “real problem with Haiti” was supposedly solved by U.S. troops entering the residence of Haiti’s democratically-elected president in the dead of night, kidnapping him and his wife and dumping them more than 20 hours later in the French neo-colony known as the Central African Republic.

For their brazen actions taken on the very year of the bicentennial celebrations of Haiti’s abolitionist revolution, the American and European diplomats who participated in the coup have been dubbed: “The Diplomatic Skinheads (DS)”, a reference to an underclass of racist North-American and European youths who often conduct brazen acts of violence against non-whites whom they perceive as threatening to their “culture”.

Thus, since February 29, 2004,  the DS  who physically removed the legitimate Haitian leadership, have effectively taken military and political control of the western part of the island. They govern its every moves, including fake elections whose outcomes are confirmed by the U.S. Secretary of State landing in person in Port-au-Prince to announce which candidates shall be allowed to run in round 2 of said “elections”.
See: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2011/05/20115413435816393.html

I can only imagine what Luigi Einaudi, albeit under the influence of several shots of strong Haitian Rhum, would have to say 10 years after our December 31, 2003, Hotel Montana encounter.

Mister former Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States, “the real problem” you and your colleagues had set out to solve 10 years ago, did it have anything to do with the welfare of Haitians?
–   If, yes, how satisfied are you of your accomplishments?

Nasty anniversary to you, dear DS brothers and sisters!

See also:

What is Canada Doing in Haiti?:The “Ottawa Initiative on Haiti”: Humanist Peacekeeping or…?


UN faces lawsuit over Haiti cholera epidemic


Haiti: US to Re-Write Haiti Constitution to Better Service the One Percent – Ezili Danto


On December 31, 2003 this author was in Haiti to honor the bicentennial of Haiti’s independence. It was very late, I’d already gone up to my room for the night. But my good friend Jafrikayiti (Jean St-Vil) had come to the Montana Hotel in Petion-Ville to meet up. He called from the front desk. I took the elevator down and found a heated conversation in progress with US career diplomat and current member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Luigi R. Einaudi, who was then the Assistant Secretary General at the Organization of American States. Journalist Kevin Pina was arguing with him. What Einaudi said as he exited towards the elevator up to his room was so astonishing, I took out pen and paper and wrote it down. On the eve of Haiti’s 200-year independence, the OAS’s Luigi Einaudi said, “the international community is so screwed up they’re letting Haitians run Haiti.

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  1. marie nadine Pierre

    December 31, 2013 at 5:17 am

    Jah love beloved.Jafrikayiti. Thanks.for.sharing..It.is truly astonishing how.brazen.these.white.supremist.or.skin heads are. I.bb hope.and.pray that Haitians.muster.the.courage.to.fight.back.or.to muont.a winning war to regain their.soverignty. As.a black Haitian Nyabinghi mother.of.4 living children, I know.that kind.of.raxist talk.well. Blqck and.whits and.all.those.in between who feel that folks.like.me are.a.threat.to.their.staus.qup.cuz I.try.to.raise.children who.will.love.being black and.free. I would.love.to know.what Lavalas.or Fanmi Lavalqs.has.to.say in response. Ten.bb yeara is a long time and.they have done.so much damage. Blessed love.

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