Do not confuse the organized groups of armed slaves who fought...

Toudenoir - November 19 2011, 3:58 PM

Do not confuse the organized groups of armed slaves who fought for their freedom and ended up with the November 1803 Vertieres victory over the French army, with the gendarmerie organized by the Americans and left in Haiti in 1934.

Eventually that gendarmerie metamorphosed itself into the Force Armee d'Haiti (FADH).

The FADH legacy has been abysmal.

It did absolutely nothing in 1937 when Trujillo massacred some 30,000 Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian origin.

It involved itself continuously in coups d'etat.

It killed thousand of Haitian citizens over the years, ex: the partisans of president Daniel Fignole in the late 50s (1956-1957); the ruelle Vaillant massacre.

You remember that one, don't you?

That so-called army got involved in the cocaine trade: Colonel Paul, Michel Francois to name just those two. And on and on.

MINUSTAH cost the UN some $800,000.000 a year. Not Haiti.

Where would Haiti find that kind of money to pay the UN troops.

Economically Haiti can't even fight its way out of a paper bag, let alone spending $800,000.000 a year on MINUSTAH.Its national budget is subsidized by the blans.

Haiti can't even pay for its own elections, let alone

Lots of thinking, planning, explanation, guarantees will have to be aired before bringing back any kind of haitian army.

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