The government planned chaos to justify an intervention in Haiti


Port-au-Prince, (EFE).- The Haitian government’s request to its international partners for the “immediate” deployment of a “specialized armed force” to deal with the serious situation in the country is considered “destabilizing ” by certain sectors and , presumably, , the result of a “planned” action.

The Official Journal of Haiti, Le Moniteur, published this Friday that the Council of Ministers authorized the Prime Minister, Ariel Henry, to “request and obtain” this intervention “to put an end to the humanitarian crisis throughout the territory.”

The objective of the Government is “to quickly establish a safe climate allowing the effective fight against cholera, the resumption of the distribution of fuel and drinking water throughout the territory, the functioning of hospitals and the resumption of economic activities” .

Haiti is plunged into a serious crisis in all areas which has practically paralyzed the country, and which worsened after the assassination, last July, of President Jovenel Moise.

Manufactured chaos?

File image of a man participating in a demonstration in Port-au-Prince (Haiti). EFE/Johnson Sabin

According to the government, the whole situation led to the decision to request an intervention. The risks of a major humanitarian crisis, due to the sudden resurgence of cholera, add to the situation of insecurity in almost the entire territory.

The blockade of oil terminals by armed gangs has had “catastrophic” consequences in the functioning of hospitals forced to close their doors, in the availability of drinking water, in schools that cannot accommodate students and in the food supply towns .

However, for the university professor and leader of a left-wing party, Camille Chalmers, the government’s request is the result of a “chaos fabricated to justify the occupation”.

The politician also expressed his “indignation” on Saturday at the request for military intervention, stressing that Henry “has no competence or quality” to make such a request.

Charlmers, who denounces that for 16 months the country has been “under the domination” of the will of a single man, considers that the current situation is a “construction” to achieve this end, which is the occupation.

“It’s all a preparation strategy. There is a way to organize the chaos to push the population to the limit and call for a military occupation,” the professor said through a Port-au-Prince radio station.

During a speech last Wednesday, Henry said he wanted clean water and medicine to reach the sick at a time when cholera has reappeared in the country, and for the companies that produce drinking water to start again. to operate.

“We want help for the country so that fuel can get to the pumps everywhere, so that all children can go to school safely and that everyone can go about their business without fear and without worries,” he said. he said on this occasion.

destabilize popular movements

Archive image of citizens walking down the street in Port-au-Prince (Haiti). EFE/Johnson Sabin

For the historian and writer Georges Eddy Lucien, this decision is not surprising because the regime “continues to be subject to the dictates of the international community” which ensures its maintenance in power, describing as “unscrupulous” the members of the Council of Ministers who agreed to the request for military assistance.

The historian recalls that since 2016 there has been a popular movement in Haiti that the government has failed to stop despite the use of “banditry” and the Haitian police.

According to him, there is a clash between the popular movement, which demands better living conditions, and the plan of the regime and the international community to maintain the current system (of government).

“There are no armed forces in the country. The idea is to put an end to popular movements, so military intervention is a necessity for that. What characterizes this crisis is the frequency of uprisings that we cannot control,” Eddy Lucien told media in the capital.

File image of a man carrying a box in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. EFE/Johnson Sabin

Assuring that the history of the United Nations missions in Haiti have “contributed to weakening” the state, the political analyst believes that the current situation presented as a pretext for requesting military intervention is a “created and justified incapacity”.

“They created this incapacity at the level of the state and society. The situation is an organized chaos,” he criticized.

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