Were Haiti’s Capitalists Behind the Assassination of President Moïse?
AN INTERVIEW WITH
Moïse’s assassination comes amid increasingly revolutionary fervor in Haiti. The popular demonstrations against corruption, which were supported by bourgeois opponents of the former president, have more recently given way to openly radical forces, such as those around Jimmy “Barbecue” Cherizier.
A former cop turned vigilante leader, Cherizier has sought to unite Haiti’s many armed community defense groups, and even criminal gangs, under the banner of the “Revolutionary Forces of the G-9 Family and Allies” in order to topple the state altogether. His base is in Haiti’s shantytowns, where millions of former peasants now comprise a “lumpenproletariat” of unemployed workers.
Haiti requests US send troops following president's assassination
Haitian government officials said they’ve asked the United States to deploy troops in an auxiliary effort to help shield Haiti’s infrastructure from attack amid the political turbulence the country is experiencing after President Jovenel Moïse’s sudden assassination Wednesday.
The interim prime minister, Claude Joseph, has declared a 15-day “state of siege,” which in effect imposes martial law, in an effort to bring order to the deteriorating, near-anarchical environment in Haiti.
Min. of Elections Mathias Pierre
New Black Nationalists Urge the Haitian People To Take Control of Port Au' Prince
Statement by New
by Selwyn Trench
To the people of Haiti:
Today, the Editorial Board of NewBlackNationalism.com urged the people of Port Au' Prince, to take control of the capital city, and establish a provisional governing structure on behalf of the people of Haiti. We urge the people of Port Au Prince to defy emergency rule, flood the streets, and remain there until the government resigns.
If you go into the streets in overwhelming numbers and refuse of leave, the police must attempt to shoot hundreds and thousands of peaceful protestors down as the world watches on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube or refuse the order and back down.
The police cannot and will not commit mass genocide against its own people, nor do we believe at this moment there is a commanding figure in Haiti's government who can compel them to do so: not Pierre, not Henry, not Joseph, and not Lambert.
They are cowards, they are weak and fighting with each other over who can cut the deal with Washington, D.C. to get the backing as the new head crony-in-charge. They are not focused on the people of Haiti; they are focused on their own power.
But the Biden Administration doesn't trust them either. That's why they are refusing to send U.S, troops--at least for now. The Biden Administration is admitting they don't know whose in power in Port Au' Prince, and they aren't willing to back a weak dictator-in-training.
What all this means is that power is now in the hands of the people of Haiti. You just haven't taken it yet.
You may never have a better opportunity to rid yourselves of American Empire's domination of your sacred homeland than right now. Take it.
At this moment, it doesn't matter whether Haitian capitalists like Reginald Boulos, Dimitri Vorbe and others who wanted Moises out of the way were involved in his murder or not. They have gone into hiding. Move against them, their interests, and lackeys while they are on the defensive.
Don't be distracted by the phony debate about who should be in charge of Haiti: Ariel Henry , Claude Joseph, Mathias Pierre or Joseph Lambert. It is a waste of your time, and right now time is everything.
While they are fighting to determine who will be American Empire's next bootlicker: Haiti's people can be organizing their own neighborhood security patrols, designating community leaders for a temporary governing council in Port Au Prince, making provisions for food distribution in the city with relief agencies, and negotiating with police units, leaders, and gangs to come over to the side of the people.
Your phone lines should be humming, contacting would-be supporters in Cap-Haitian, Port-de-Paix, Gonaives, and other cities seeking supporters for a new people's government.
From NBN contacts here in South Florida, we can tell you that the Haitian communities here, New York, Paris, and London are with you. You are not alone.
Let's be clear, right now: the old order cannot restore order. Haiti has been out of order for years. It is only the millions of poor disenfranchised people in Haiti who can restore order.
Right now, you are the government!
You marched, you protested, you demanded that Moise step down. The tyrant gave you tear gas, police batons, and prison time. You didn't kill Moise, he was the author of his own destruction because he refused to hear your voices.
You don't need Joseph or Henry or Mathias to conduct more phony investigations with America's FBI and the Columbian military. You don't need them to tell you what you already know: that some combination of the U.S., government, Columbian henchmen, and Haitian collaborators carried out this cold-blooded execution. Don't fall into the trap of wasting time, while they are trying to regroup to re-establish control of the city.
Peoples' revolutions occur when the governmental political system collapses; when societies' institutions fail; when infighting between the ruling class leads to paralysis and the failure to resolve the crisis; when the police and armed forces fracture and refuse to shoot down the masses, and when the people take the initiative to go on the offensive.
That is why you cannot wait. As New Black Nationalists have insisted in our work Crisis Theory, when an existential crisis suddenly emerges, you must act within a narrow window when the system is in its weakest position to offer resistance. That moment has arrived in Haiti, and it may only last for a few days.
If Haiti's people you are going languish in the poor house because of high gas and food prices; If your taxes are going to line the pockets of Vorbe and Boulos and other politicians; If Haiti's people are going to be the poorest and only country in the Western Hemisphere with no COVID-19 vaccines, you might as well form your own coalition government.
There are rumors that Jimmy “Barbecue” Cherizier and the “Revolutionary Forces of the G-9 Family and Allies,” are calling for a people's "revolution."
Mr. Cherizier, the ex-policeman and reputed gang-leader, may have a checkered background; he may not be another François-Dominique Toussaint Louverture, but could a people's coalition government that includes a role for the G-9 Family be worse than being ruled by Papa Doc Duvalier?
Every element of an existential crisis now exist in Haiti. The only question on the table now is whether the people will act. Most revolutions don't fail because the people are not powerful enough to overthrow the old order: they fail or never happen because the people hesitate. They allow doubt about the outcome to govern their fears. Don't make that mistake
Take the nation and your destiny into your hands now. Strike while the iron is hot and your adversaries are disorganized. Your uprising will be supported by millions of people around the world.
If Haitian slaves could rise to defeat Napoleon, you can surely be masters of your own fate. The crisis moment has matured. Seize it.
From the stateless maroons of the New Black Nationalist Movement.
Mourning Haiti’s Moise, who stood alone on an island
BY GARRY PIERRE-PIERRE
Another efficient operation
The assassination of Jovenel Moise at the hands of foreign mercenaries raises many questions for me and I ask again: What role, if any, is the CIA playing here?
There is absolutely no way that the agency was unaware of this plot because one of the things we learned clearly during the odious Trump regime is that every foreign leader, including allies, are routinely monitored.
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G9 and Family
The “G9 and Family” (G9 an fanmi – G9) is a criminal federation of nine of the strongest gangs in Haiti’s capital of Port-au-Prince. Founded in June 2020 by former police officer turned gang leader Jimmy Chérizier, alias "Barbecue," the coalition allowed member gangs to expand their territory and offer politicians a unified weapon with which to suppress their opposition.
Formerly linked to since-assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moïse and his ruling Haitian Tèt Kale Party (Parti Haïtien Tèt Kale – PHTK), for whom the G9 is alleged to have ensured votes and quelled social unrest in gang-controlled neighborhoods, the coalition now threatens to challenge the Haitian state itself, with Chérizier calling for a “revolution” in June 2021.
Jimmy "Barbecue" Chérizier
Two arrested Americans claim they were just ‘translators’ in the assassination plot, a Haitian judge says.
New York Times
Haitian-American arrested in Haiti as lead coup plotter.
Saturday, July 10: Cherizier Press Conference
After saying that the assassination of Jovenel Moises, was “cowardly and villainous” Cherizier said the following;
“No one wanted this tragic outcome that will worsen the crisis and amplify political instability. We invite all those who are trying to take advantage of this coup to think carefully, to consider whether they have in their hands the appropriate solution to the country’s problems.
He criticized those he called “bourgeois” and “exploiters,” adding: We will use our weapons against them in favor of the Haitian people. ... We’re ready for war!”
Timeline: Haiti, one month without assassinated president Jovenel Moise
Wednesday, July 7 - Haitian President Jovenel Moise, a 53-year-old former businessman who took office in 2017, was shot dead and his wife, Martine Moise, was seriously wounded when heavily armed assassins stormed the couple's home at around 1 a.m. local time (0500 GMT).
Haiti's ambassador to the United States, Bocchit Edmond, said the gunmen were masquerading as U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents as they entered Moise's guarded residence under cover of nightfall.
Police tracked the suspected assassins to a house near the scene of the crime in Petionville, a northern, hillside suburb of the capital, Port-au-Prince.
Thursday, July 8 - A firefight lasted late into the night and authorities detained a number of suspects. Police in Haiti said the assassination was carried out by a commando unit of 26 Colombian and two Haitian-American mercenaries. The two Haitian-Americans were identified as James Solages, 35, and Joseph Vincent, 55, both from Florida.
Friday, July 9 - U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies probed potential U.S. connections to the assassination, the day after two Haitian-American men were arrested on charges of participating in the killing.
The United States rebuffed Haiti's request for troops to help secure key infrastructure, even as it pledged to help with the investigation.
Saturday, July 10 - One of Haiti's most powerful gang leaders said his men would take to the streets to protest the assassination, railing against police and opposition politicians whom he accused of colluding with the "stinking bourgeoisie" to "sacrifice" Moise.
Sunday, July 11 - Haitian authorities detained Christian Emmanuel Sanon, 63, widely described as a Florida-based doctor, and accused him of being one of the masterminds behind the killing by hiring mercenaries.