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    Haiti President Jovenel Moise assassinated at home

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in an attack on his private residence early Wednesday, according to a statement from the country’s interim prime minister, who called the killing a “hateful, inhumane and barbaric act.”


    First Lady Martine Moïse was shot in the overnight attack and hospitalized, interim Premier Claude Joseph said.


    Even before the assassination, Haiti had grown increasingly unstable and disgruntled under Moïse. The president ruled by decree for more than two years after the country failed to hold elections and the opposition demanded he step down in recent months.


    “The country’s security situation is under the control of the National Police of Haiti and the Armed Forces of Haiti,” Joseph said in a statement from his office. “Democracy and the republic will win.”


    In the early morning hours of Wednesday, the streets were largely empty in the Caribbean nation’s capital of Port-au-Prince, but some people ransacked businesses in one area.


    Joseph said police have been deployed to the National Palace and the upscale community of Pétionville and will be sent to other areas.


    Joseph condemned the assassination as a “hateful, inhumane and barbaric act.” In the statement, he said some of the attackers spoke in Spanish but offered no further explanation. He later said in a radio address that they spoke Spanish or English, again offering no details.


    The White House described the attack as “horrific” and “tragic” and said it was still gathering information on what happened. U.S. President Joe Biden will be briefed later Wednesday by his national security team, spokesperson Jen Psaki said during an interview on MSNBC.


    Haiti’s economic, political and social woes have deepened recently, with gang violence spiking heavily in Port-au-Prince, inflation spiraling and food and fuel becoming scarcer at times in a country where 60% of the population makes less than $2 a day. These troubles come as Haiti still tries to recover from the devastating 2010 earthquake and Hurricane Matthew that struck in 2016.


    Opposition leaders accused Moïse, who was 53, of seeking to increase his power, including by approving a decree that limited the powers of a court that audits government contracts and another that created an intelligence agency that answers only to the president.


    In recent months, opposition leaders demanded the he step down, arguing that his term legally ended in February 2021. Moïse and supporters maintained that his term began when he took office in early 2017, following a chaotic election that forced the appointment of a provisional president to serve during a year-long gap.


    Haiti was scheduled to hold general elections later this year.


    Official: Haiti President Jovenel Moise assassinated at home

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Joseph condemned the assassination as a “hateful, inhumane and barbaric act.” In the statement, he said some of the attackers spoke in Spanish but offered no further explanation. He later said in a radio address that they spoke Spanish or English, again offering no details.
    Makes one wonder.

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    Wonder what specifically ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Wonder what specifically ?

    Wonder about this probably.

    PORT-AU-PRINCE: Four "mercenaries" were killed and two taken into custody after the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise, police said on Wednesday (Jul 7), adding that officers were conducting an operation in the capital Port-au-Prince.

    Four 'mercenaries' killed, two arrested after Haiti president assassinated: Police - CNA

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    Covert sponsor of such activities.
    Uncle Sugar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Covert sponsor of such activities.
    Uncle Sugar.
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    I take it the Ex-President didn't have any guards around his home?

    Only him and his wife killed/injured.

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    A friend of mine was on the Presidential Protection Team of former President Aristide back in the early 2000's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAG View Post
    A friend of mine was on the Presidential Protection Team of former President Aristide back in the early 2000's.
    And?.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    And?.
    He thinks the assassination was 'facilitated' as he can't imagine anyone getting past the degree of protection he used to provide without the protection team themselves taking hits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAG View Post
    He thinks the assassination was 'facilitated' as he can't imagine anyone getting past the degree of protection he used to provide without the protection team themselves taking hits.
    I saw a report saying that they claimed to be DEA, so sloppy security is a possibility too.

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    Who might benefit by such an act?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Who might benefit by such an act?
    "Investors"?

    Sierra Leone had some big bets in the 90's.
    Last edited by harrybarracuda; 08-07-2021 at 06:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Who might benefit by such an act?
    FOJ


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    As an American, I can say that voice @21 seconds in sounds like a southern white American. It could be a recorded voice, but this is highly suspect.

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    Ooo Ooo new suspect!

    Moïse enjoyed a good relationship with former US President Donald Trump, owing to the Haitian leader’s repeated denouncement of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.
    Unrest in Haiti: Haiti’s president hits out at ‘coup attempt’ and vows to complete disputed term | USA | EL PAIS in English

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    Connecting the dots yet, Harry? Or...perhaps not.
    Same as it ever was.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Same as it ever was.

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    The Dots........ The Presidente was going to expose the Clinton Foundation?

    And Now Trump has the info, he's next?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    The Dots........ The Presidente was going to expose the Clinton Foundation?
    You should be allowed to post here to remind the more advanced thinkers to laugh at you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    I shouldn't be allowed to post here to remind the more advanced thinkers to laugh at me.
    Ye I can understand fully

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    Ye I can understand fully
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    The Dots........ The Presidente was going to expose the Clinton Foundation?

    And Now Trump has the info, he's next?
    For more amusing answers, consult Jeff!


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    Haiti has been a basket case for as long as I can remember. In order that democracy works, there needs to me a relatively well educated electorate." Countries" like the, and I use the term lightly. can not have democracy. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don'tHaveAClueNorEverWill View Post
    Haiti has been a basket case for as long as I can remember. In order that democracy works, there needs to me a relatively well educated electorate." Countries" like the, and I use the term lightly. can not have democracy. .

    What type of democracy might you be referring to...?

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