US Senators Upset about Haiti's New Army Leadership, the Join Chiefs. Find out why...

Haiti has a new army but its leadership, the Haut Etat Major, 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

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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Femme Lacaye 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... see more
Reply · April 17 at 10:08 AM
Clnmike 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... see more
Reply · April 16 at 8:48 PM
Phillip A Manning 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... see more
Reply · April 12 at 12:56 PM
Stenther Bellevue 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 self
Reply · March 31 at 10:18 AM
Papijo The Dominican Republic does NOT have an Army... Ce you ban militaires gros ventres... I am serious... From Generals to simple soldats.. Tout cé... see more
Reply · March 28 at 6:47 PM
Eunice Tassone 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... see more
Reply · March 28 at 5:39 PM
Vilus Joseph Fuck United states we do what we want Haiti is our country
Reply · March 28 at 2:46 PM
Haiti Nouvelles Haïti a une nouvelle armée mais son Haut Etat Major vient de la vieille école... Certains sénateurs des Etats-Unis n'en sont pas... see more
Reply · March 28 at 2:29 PM

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