US Senators Upset about Haiti's New Army Leadership, Le Haut-Etat Major des Forces Armées d'Haïti

Haiti has a new army but its leadership, Le Haut-Etat Major des Forces Armées d'Haïti, is from the old school... Some United States Senators are not very happy about this, according to a Miami Herald article...

Haiti President Jovenel - Installation du Haut état-major des Forces armées d'Haïti
Haiti President Jovenel - Installation du Haut état-major des Forces armées d'Haïti

Journalist Jacqueline Charles reports in the article that "All six former soldiers to head the high command of the recently reinstated Armed Forces of Haiti, or FAD'H, once had their assets frozen by the U.S. as punishment for supporting the military coup that overthrew President Jean-Bertrand Aristide."

Who's upset in the US?

US Senator Patrick Leahy says:

"It is appalling... We should not support an institution led by people with their history. It is an example of what is wrong in Haiti."

U.S. Florida Senator Marco Rubio says:

"I continue to question why, with so many other needs, Haiti would pursue creating an army... Choosing six people sanctioned by the U.S. to lead it only confirms I was right to oppose it."

It is interesting to see how the Dominican Republic which shares the island of Hispanoinla with Haiti has an Armed Forces with 56,780 active personel and Haiti is almost NOT allowed to have an army of its own.

What do you think about that?

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Jefferson says...

US politicians need to stay away from Haiti's internal affair.


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Femme Lacaye says...

As Haitian we need security too, we need to protect our land every nation protect their own land why not us?

If Aristide was a Patriot or a real Haitian he will never asked to put ambargo and destroy the army for a power just to satisfy his greed.

He should never put his feet in that land again.

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Clnmike says...

6 of these officers were involved in a coup of a democratically elected president and noe they are back in business?

They should have been shot for

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Phillip A Manning says...

hell no! you can't do what you want..

U.S. is big Brother and the Monroe doctrine...

and you better get it right..

you got a lot of Kin all around you ...

as well as South Africa...

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Stenther Bellevue says...

Marco Rubio of Florida please don't put your mouth in affaire haiti we haitien people we get freedom.

You are not haitien let'my people decide he

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Papijo says...

The Dominican Republic does NOT have an Army ...

Ce you ban militaires gros ventres ...

I am serious ...

From Generals to simple soldats ..

Tout cé you ban gros ventres...

Dominicanie pap JAMAIS kapab you menace militaire pou Haiti JAMAIS ...

Au fait, c peut etre pas leur culture ...

Cé kosa

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Eunice Tassone says...

The US needs to stay out of Haitian politics.

We think that because we help their economy we can control their choices.

Haiti is a proud country that wants to rule itself, make its own mistakes and face the consequences, without interference.

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Vilus Joseph says...

Fuck United states we do what we want Haiti is our

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Haiti Nouvelles says...

Haïti a une nouvelle armée mais son Haut Etat Major vient de la vieille école ...

Certains sénateurs des Etats-Unis n'en sont pas très heureux, selon un article du Miami Herald ...

La journaliste Jacqueline Charles rapporte dans l'article que "Les six anciens soldats à la tête du haut commandement des Forces armées d'Haïti récemment réinstallées, ou FAD'H, une fois, leurs biens ont été bloqués par les États-Unis en guise de punition pour avoir soutenu le coup d'État militaire qui a renversé le président Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

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