The morning did not begin well for me; I am certain that it did not begin well for millions of Haitians either. The reason for this is simple: Reading the report on the meeting held yesterday in Jamaica between Mr. Jean Bertrand Aristide and Prime Minister of Jamaica, P. J. Patterson, and other leaders of Caricom, and its result suggesting a new round of circus activities around today's Haitian situation.
In Haiti today, no one has any time to waste and has had enough with the clowning around, there is only one very clear issue: Aristide must go. It is imperative to understand that the people of Haiti no longer have a drop of patience with stalling tactics, because they are starving and no longer have anything to lose.
Mr. Aristide already reached the point of no return and must leave power.
It is absurd that now negotiations are being held through Caricom, which has no support in the country ( they are dubbed Caribbean Accomplices), and Haitians are not very forgiving of their support of Aristide for all these years. The people of Haiti are wary of Caricom and tend to see its leaders as mercenaries looking for business. Only Orlando Marville is looked up to as a truthful man.
The opposition could not reach a concrete agreement through negotiations with Aristide, although the O.A.S. (well-known in Haiti as the Organization of Employees of Aristide) wasted three years trying, and now we are being asked to try again with the same old methods to begin a similar stalling process with CARICOM, giving Aristide the time and latitude to cook up more of his evil schemes.
Caricom has said that it would implement sanctions against the country if Aristide does not comply with the new proposal he committed too. Let's think about this: First, what type of sanctions can be imposed by Caricom that would have enough impact to force Dictator Aristide, to keep his promises. Caricom does not have any type of important business with Haiti, therefore, what type of sanctions can be imposed? Unless Caricom expels Haiti from the Community, which I do not believe worries Haiti.
Second, since when did Aristide, the tyrant, show any sign of compliance with the agreements that he signed for the last fourteen years?
Third, since when do you negotiate with villains and crooks? It would be like hoping that in any given moment the UN would sit down and negotiate with somebody like Osama Bin Laden, that’s crazy!
The problem in reading such absurd news, such as the above, gives us goose bumps, because now we are speaking of a meeting of reconsideration on March the l5th, and after that I imagine that we will speak of another meeting for June or July and thus, we will be wasting time of the Haitian people and gaining time for Aristide and his group to sink their talons deeper in dilapidating public funds to buy support through the Kurzbans of this world.
What makes us sad is that the Haitian people will continue dying in the streets, whereas the leaders of the Caribbean are deaf and blind to the imminent reality of here and now. They continue trying to help maintain in power a dictatorial regime led by a well-known drug dealer, terrorist and psychopath.
In doing this, we would have to think that Caricom has hopes that the government of Aristide could change. You have to be very naive to think that this type of change can come about!
CARICOM'S don't rock the boat attitude will inevitably cause it to hit bottom sooner than expected.
According to psychiatrists after age seven, people do not change, the personality is already shaped; according to psychiatry, a psychopath has no conscience, no sense of guilt, and no remorse.
Therefore, what can we hope when we read news like the one about the Jamaica meeting, all we expect is another round of fruitless talks accompanied by fine wines and sumptuous meals, while the situation is getting more and more critical and can no longer be delayed.
Today, the news is already out that the demonstrations have begun, which raises the fear of new deaths, new injuries causing more anger in Haiti, , and we wonder how much more suffering and destruction is necessary to understand that the present regime can't be fixed, that it is in a terminal phase, and that there is no space for negotiations of any nature?
The only pending negotiation is When and How Mr. Aristide leaves power, and Where and When he is going to be tried.
The leaders of Caricom are acting like children playing with dynamite, it’s always fun until somebody gets hurt.