|Haiti extreme violence-issued president proudly appoints
notorious violent, convicted offender as security commission member
|By YVES A. ISIDOR, wehaitians.com executive editor
CAMBRIDGE, MA, October 11 - In the words of many, there is something, at least,
extremely wrong in Haiti's extreme violence-issued President Rene Preval's apparent effort
to officially form a commission Tuesday to study the possibilities, which are not limited
to economic cost and the purpose it will truly serve, of creating a security force to
replace the long United Nations' forces of occupation, though their mandate seems to be
indefinite, despite repeated verbal protests by a reduced number of Haitians, including
prominent attorney Osner Fevry, who identify themselves as die-hard nationalists, that
they depart, and immediately, the dirt-poor Caribbean nation.
|Only in Haiti: Patrick Elie, a notorious criminal now in charge of
security. Perhaps Osama bin Laden will soon be asked to serve in the capacity of chairman
of the so-called security commission.
Patrick Elie, who on April 23, 1996 was placed in tight handcuffs at gunpoint and later
sentenced to a prolonged prison term as punishment after a guilty verdict was returned
against him by a federal jury, in Washington, D.C., for having committed criminal acts,
that is being in possession of unauthorized high caliber firearms and threatening to harm,
to kill, among other people, the then Haitian ambassador, Jean Casimir, was among those
appointed by Preval as members of that commission, a sign that the troubled Caribbean
nation is will most likely not move in an atmosphere of security, and for the benefit of
all, including noncitizens, far from lethal gangsterism.
"All of this suggests," said many, "Preval is a man who represents the
immorality personified in all villains, all violent, all dangerous and convicted