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This smells fishy to me, what if this is just in an attempt for some to profit on chaos, If I start hearing that more people are getting their hands on weapons I will be standing behind the idea that some outside forces may be doing some instigation.
There is evidence that the United States found oil in Haiti decades ago and due to the geopolitical circumstances and big business interests of that era made the decision to keep Haitian oil in reserve for when Middle Eastern oil had dried up.
There is also good evidence that these very same big US oil companies and their inter-related monopolies of engineering and defense contractors made plans, decades ago, to use Haiti's deep water ports either for oil refineries or to develop oil tank farm sites or depots where crude oil could be stored and later transferred to small tankers to serve U.S. and Caribbean ports.
Tap Haiti's oil, keep it so poor it will be grateful for slave wages at sweatshops. Let sexual tourism and the white sex-abusers do as they will. Transfer quickly more Haiti properties to foreigners and render the "good" Haitians as maids, butlers and servants in US/Euro-owned Haiti tourist resorts like the rest of the Caribbean. Militarize Haiti so that dissent is not possible even as a thought. That's perhaps UN Envoy, Bill Clinton's "best chance in my lifetime" scenario for Haiti. (more) (much more)
Six days after the Port-au-Prince earthquake, large areas of the city remain untouched by the global aid effort as bottlenecks continue to clog the airport and looting threatens to descend into wholesale violence.
Convoys of lorries headed for the city’s worst-hit areas tonight but there were signs they had come too late to prevent another tragedy, with Haitians turning on each other.
Mobile water stations were mobbed by crowds who have lived without basic sanitation for nearly a week. By text message and word of mouth, reports spread of a woman decapitated for whatever she had been carrying near one of the few functioning markets. Police shot and killed a man suspected of looting. Where police failed to intervene, crowds resorted to lynching, leaving fresh bodies on streets just cleared of those left by the earthquake.
President Préval announced that 3,500 US troops, confined until today to the airport, would fan out to help Haitian and UN police to keep order. Yet there was little sign of them — or of distribution points for food, water or medicines — in the vast refugee camp that was the Champs de Mars, near the ruins of the Presidential Palace.
Security improved at the camp today, but only briefly, as troops cordoned off a sector for a visit by Ban Ki Moon, the UN Secretary-General. “We have 2,000 police in Port-au-Prince and 3,000 bandits who have escaped from prison,” Mr Préval said before the visit. “That gives you an idea of how bad the situation is.”
The naked body of a hanged suspected looter is dragged through the devastated streets of Port-au-Prince.
Children watch as the corpse is battered with pieces of wood.
This is street justice Haiti style as the capital city of the earthquake-devastated country teeters on the brink of anarchy.
Alongside the desperate worldwide aid effort there are chaotic scenes in the blighted island as looters armed with knives and guns pillage stores.
Street justice: Lynched then dragged through the streets of Port-au-Prince, the looter's body is battered with staves
Foreign aid agencies say they can operate only with the protection of United Nations soldiers and are awaiting the arrival of thousands of U.S. troops.
While most of the capital's 3million people are focused on finding food and water, clearing debris and pulling bodies from the rubble, there are pockets of violence and reports of looting and ransacking of shops.
The lynching came after police brought a man to Petionville, a once wealthy area of the capital, and told a crowd he had been arrested for looting.
Vigilante justice took over and he was hanged before his body was dragged through the streets and set on fire under a heap of rubbish.
In another incident, police opened fire on hundreds of rioters yesterday, killing at least one of them as they ransacked a market.
A man in his 30s was shot in the head as he grabbed food. Witnesses said another looter quickly snatched the rucksack off the dead man's back as clashes continued and police reinforcements descended on the area armed with pump-action shotguns and assault rifles.
There have also been reports of attacks on aid workers attempting to distribute the hundreds of tons of supplies arriving in the city.
And heavily armed gang members who once ran Haiti's largest slum like warlords have returned with a vengeance since Tuesday's earthquake damaged the National Penitentiary, allowing 3,000 inmates to break out.
Originally posted by infinite
Note: Due to other commitments (I have another project that needs my attention - have to set up a website and have a few meetings too) I cannot be updating this thread on Haiti
My twitter will have updates, but I'm afraid I cannot do anymore ats updates. Sorry guys