Both Lame Timanchèt and UN say their job in Haiti is to kill "bandits": The failures of the UN and Haitian Police Chief, Mario Andresol by Èzili Dantò, Haitian Perspectives, July 21, 2006

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Both Lame Timanchèt and the UN say their job in Haiti is to kill "bandits:" The failures of the UN and Haitian Police Chief, Mario Andresol by Èzili Dantò, Haitian Perspectives, July 21, 2006


Last year, after the Soccer Match massacre of August 20, 2006 where a gang formed under the US-supported Latortue regime butchered more than 60 Haitians in Gran Ravine, the UN announced it would investigate and bring the perpetrators to justice. (Scroll down to Reuters article, dated August 25, 2005 "U.N. to investigate Haiti slum lynchings" by Guyler Delva.)

In this Reuters article and in subsequent public announcements, Mario Andresol, who many see as a Washington Coup-detat appointee, made loud and passionate statements about how things would be different under his tutelage as police chief than it was under his other coup d’etat predecessor, Leon Charles.

Leon Charles, the former director of the DCPJ (Central Management of the Judicial Police) whom Andresol replaced was then appointed adviser at the Haitian embassy in Washington, where he got a new job as “in charge of security.”

This pattern of the Internationals giving jobs and monies to their corrupt agents in Haiti is usual. As we remember that Latortue got a $2Million dollar personal budget as the US-imposed Prime Minister (that’s $80,000 US per-diem PER MONTH) during his reign and the old disbanded Haitian army got 10 years
back pay.)

Mario Andresol took the reigns as new Director-General of the Haitian
National Police (DCPJ) in July, 2005. The Lame Timanchet\Haitian police
Soccer Match massacres occurred August, 2005. Two months later, AP reported
this public statement by Andresol: "There is a large corruption problem,"
said Andresol, who just returned from touring the country's police units.



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".......Martissant was also the scene of the police-orchestrated “soccer field massacre” before 5,000 witnesses on August 20, 2005, during a soccer game organized by the US government agency USAID . Police chief Mario Andresol admitted [during an October 2005 interview with the Commission of Inquiry] that the original police plan was to seize Lavalas activists at half-time, as they were pointed out by police informants . At a signal from Inspector Jean-Michel Yves Gaspard, police opened fire on the soccer fans, as film cameras rolled .

The Little Machete Army, carrying machetes distributed earlier by police, then moved through the crowd, hacking to death those fingered as Lavalas, while UN troops, stationed close by the soccer field, did nothing . [The next day, the Little Machete Army returned to terrorize Grande Ravine, burning down houses including the shop of community leader Esterne Bruner . ] A police investigation documented involvement of 20 police officers in the Soccer Field Massacre, and 15 of them were arrested . But by March 2006 all police had been exonerated and freed..."(See, " Thousands march to end reign of terror by death squads and UN troops " Haiti Action Committee, by Dave Welsh, Oct. 16, 2006 )


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"About a quarter of the force is involved in corruption, kidnappings or even arms trafficking." (see, AP Oct. 11, 2005 article "In notoriously troubled Haiti, 15 officers to face the bar of justice for brutal murders")

When eventually, after two months of investigations, the policemen involved with Lame Timanchet and the brutal Gran Ravine Soccer Match murders were arrested, Haitian National Police chief Mario Andresol said that the 15 officers arrested would be prosecuted for their suspected role in the August
2005 killings at the soccer stadium.

Instead, all 15 officers were released and to date the UN has given no result of their announced investigations into the Gran Ravine slaughters.

In fact, the UN has gone on, since then, to continue terrorizing the poor
civilians in Site Soley, Pele, Simon, et al. In effect, simply working, it
seems to Haitians, in alliance with the coup d'etat death squads, like the
corrupt police and their Lame Timanchèt assassins, who remain free to rain death and destruction upon Haiti's poor.

Both the UN and Lame Timanchèt give the same reasons for their slaughters of innocent Haitian civilians. To wit, remember this Reuters reporting on the Lame Timanchet August massacre:

"During a soccer game on Saturday funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and the interim Haitian government, hooded police and individuals with machetes attacked people they called "bandits," according to residents of the Port-au-Prince slum of Martissant.

"Everybody gathered to watch the game, suddenly the police surrounded the area and ordered everyone to lie on the ground," said Roland Roy, a community leader in Martissant.

"Then a group of people, armed with machetes, who came with the police,
started identifying people one by one, saying here is a bandit, here is
another one. They cut them with machetes and killed a number of them," said Roy. He said up to 30 people died, some shot by police.

Another community leader, Lionel Mondestin, said at least 20 people were
killed on Saturday during the soccer game and on Sunday during another police
operation. Many other residents gave similar accounts. (See, Reuters August
25, 2005 article entitled "U.N. to investigate Haiti slum lynchings")

And so, even though Chief of police Andresol said the policemen involved in
the Lame Timanchet soccer match massacres would be punished, they were not.
In fact, while thousands of innocent Haitians rot in jail, for over two years
now, both the suspected wealthy Arab-kidnapper Handal and the police officers
involved in the Lame Timanchet Soccer match massacre were released under
Chief Andresol's watch.

Then, almost one year to the date after the Soccer Match massacre, on July 7,
2006, the police/UN-cuddled Lame Timanchèt would strike again. This time
slaughtering over 40 people in Gran Ravine. The numbers of those killed is
still mounting as this essay is being written. And again, the UN, who took
legal tutelage of the Haitian police some while ago, is still expressing
consternation, but during little to issue a report of the investigation it
promised LAST YEAR. Again, Mario Andresol is promising THIS YEAR that those
involved in the July 7, 2006 massacres will be brought to justice including
the corrupt police officers, his coup d’etat justice system set free LAST

Yet, just four days ago, on July 17, 2006, AHP reported that according to a
source close to Mario Andresol's police force:

"...police officers who were kicked out of the force due to their
participation in these violent incidents (Lame Timanchèt USAID/OIM Soccer
Match massacre) are said to be preparing to rejoin the Haitian National
Police..." (See, Two individuals from a well-known Haitian family are alleged
to have participated in the kidnapping of a young girl from a wealthy family
AHP, July 17, 2006

This same AHP article reports that kidnappers from wealthy families are
linked to Lame Timanchèt. The article states that a certain “young Mr.
Carbonneau,” …”from a well-known," - meaning wealthy - "Haitian family," is
accused of being part of a kidnapping ring who kidnapped last week “the
daughter of the owner of one of the largest supermarkets in the capital."
The Jul 17, 2006 AHP article further explains that:

"Another source said that the young Mr. Carbonneau was closely linked to a
man named Jean-Michel, one of the most formidable members of the Ti Manchèt
Army, the gang formed in 2005 under the interim regime and which has already
carried out two massacres (August 2005 and July 2006) which left a total of
some 40 people dead in the populist district of Grand'ravine (south of the

“A photo of the two men was reportedly found by the police.

"....a senior police official told AHP, adding that it is yet further
evidence that the kidnappers do not come solely from the deprived

The police official also confirmed that the same individuals implicated in
the massacre of August 2005 organized the violence last week that claimed the
lives of more than 20 people including children.

"He emphasized yet again that two of the most formidable bandits of the Ti
Manchèt Army, including Jean Michel, were set free immediately after the 2005

"And the weapons that were provided to them by police officers who were
collaborating with them are still in their possession.

"At the same time, police officers who were kicked out of the force due to
their participation in these violent incidents are said to be preparing to
rejoin the Haitian National Police, according to this same source." (See,
Two individuals from a well-known Haitian family are alleged to have
participated in the kidnapping of a young girl from a wealthy family

by AHP, July 17, 2006

So, this is the current situation in Haiti.

While the UN soldiers and Mario Andresol are busy killing "bandits" - broadly
meaning civilians from the poor neighborhoods - who oppose the UN occupation
and continued social unrest ignited to a hellishly untenable point by the
continued reign to the coup d'etat regime; by the indefinite detentions of
the political prisoners and continued UN slaughters (See Clashes between
gangs, troops in Haiti, 2 killed, Reuters, July 21, 2006 where Frantz
Lerebours, a spokesman for the Haitian police. states "We are not going to
surrender the country to bandits.") kidnappings, once relatively rare in
Haiti, have become a daily occurrence under Group 184/Latortue's corrupt
reign and continues with its sadistic Ninjas, wealthy children of the elites,
such Carbonneau and Coles, who are carrying out much of the kidnappings with
absolute impunity, along with drug traffickers, corrupt police officers and
criminal ills exacerbated by the unconstitutional regime and their rule of
the gun still in power. (See, "FBI says 2 U.S. missionaries released by
kidnappers in Haiti, July 21, 2006 By STEVENSON JACOBS / Associated Press and
"Two individuals from a well-known Haitian family are alleged to have
participated in the kidnapping of a young girl from a wealthy family," AHP,
July 17, 2006)

What good has the UN soldiers or Mario Andresol done in Haiti to date?
Reuters Photo| Hundreds of Thousands demonstrate on July 15, 2006, Aristide's birthday, demanding release of political prisoners, return of President Aristide and a stop to the coup d'etat oppressions  

Last year, after the Lame Timanchèt massacres, a wealthy Arab businessman named, Stanley Handal was arrested. He roams free in Haiti today, or perhaps he’s gone off to Miami, Canada or France as these multi-passported
US/superpowers-cuddled Haitian terrorist oftentimes do. ( See, Should Haiti Declare 'War Against Terrorism" Against the United States? by Steve Pitteli,

4Report.com | July, 2006
and, Haiti Terrorist Toto Constant
Arrested in Long Island
Bill Weinberg, hopedance.org | July, 2006

Wherever he is, Stanley Handal is free just like the Lame Timanchèt
assassins; just like the Guy Phillip assassins currently wreaking havoc in
Gonaives and the Artibonite zone in Haiti; just like the police officers
working with Lame Timanchet who were release from jail under Mario Andresol’s

These folks are the International's favorite candidates for DDR and police
jobs (DDR- Demobilization, Disarmament and Reintegration.) Meanwhile the
innocent of are getting slaughtered by "official" UN/Haitian police powers
that the people of Haiti want out of Haiti. (See, Lame Timanchèt: The DDR Fiasco,
Ezili Danto Witness Project, July 19, 2006 (Matisan Video Clips - Clip 1
begging forgiveness, Clip2 - March 19, 2006 interview with Sason;
Clip3 - Peace between Gran Ravine activists and the police would turn false as police-created Lame Timanchèt would 3-months later attack the Gran Ravine community, again )

; See, Massacre of Haiti’s Innocents: What's Destabilizing Haiti? No. Not
the "Demand for the Return of Aristide" as the Superpowers who kidnapped
him out of Haiti would have us understand, but the Coup D'etat's continued
oppressions, massacres and indefinite detentions.
See, HLLN's page on UN
firing down unarmed civilians and the Coup D'etat Turmoil |July, 2006


July 18, 2006 Ezili Dantò Witness Project Reports: 1) President Preval is
reported to be in possession of a list of politicians and media personalities
who have participated in the conspiracy to destroy the country and received
huge sums of aid money in the process. The rumors of his death may be to
intimidate Preval/Alexi government into not pursuing these criminals and
corrupt officials. 2) MINUSTHA's raining bullets in Site Soley and 3) Arrest
Warrants have been issued for Lame Timanchèt suspects for the July 7, 2006
massacre in Gran Ravine Translation of excerpts of a July 18, 2006 Radio
Levekampe Broadcast (Masner Beauplan show)
Report direct from Haiti,
Translated for the Ezili Dantò Witness Project from Kreyol original into
English by Frantz Jerome, Ezili Dantò Witness Project, July 19, 2006

There is little doubt that while the UN and coup d’etat Haitian police
authorities are telling one and all, that they are militarizing Haiti and
turning it into a virtual penal colony in order to root out kidnapping,
corruptions, assassins and drug traffickers in the poor neighborhoods, the
reality is they are the ones perpetrating the slaughters, insecurities and
yes, cuddling the kidnappers, drugdealers and arms dealers linked to wealthy
families who hire folks like Lame Timanchèt, (Ti Wil/Guy Phillip’s) Fron
Rezistans and other such bloody assassins who roam a UN-“protected”-Haiti

Last year, according to reports, the suspected wealthy kidnapper Stanley
Handal, is said to have been doing business with the police. Allegedly
Stanley Handal was apprehended as part of an investigation in the
disappearance of a (31 years old) UNIBANK employee, Nathael Aleus Genelus,
which occurred August 2, 2005 subsequent to Handal's questioning at the
police precinct of Delma 62. "The police inspector responsible for this
precinct, James Bourdeau, is being actively sought for his role in Mr.
Genelus’ assumed kidnapping."

"According to police sources, the investigation in the disappearance of
UNIBANK’s employee allowed police to uncover the existence of a huge and
powerful network of crooks, linked with drug money laundering, kidnappings,
and many other shady activities. The businessman Stanley Handal and the bank
employee Genelus were apparently part of this network. Sources contacted by
radio Kiskeya pointed out that it took the deployment of an important police
contingent in order to apprehend Stanley Handal. The UN civilian police
(CIVPOL) were part of the operations as well." (See, An Important Businessman
Was Arrested in Relation to Kidnapping Cases recorded in Port-au-Prince,
August 23, 2005, Radio Kiskeya)

Thus, it is this same failed UN/Haitian police force who arrested Stanley
Handal, the Lame Timanchèt policemen, who then also let them go free.
Last year, after the first Lame Timanchèt massacre, a wealthy Arab
businessman Stanley Handal was arrested. This year, after the July 7, 2006
Lame Timanchèt massacres, two wealthy offsprings of Haiti’s wealthy families
are under arrest. Is this simply a macabre coincidence. Or, is there a
connection between the two wealthy kidnappers just arrested who are said to
be working with Lame Timanchèt, and the arrest last year of Stanley Handal,
who was said to be “doing business with the Haitian police” and who was
similarly arrested, last year shortly after the August, 2005 Timanchèt

Will the UN and Mario Andresol, now again, after this new Gran Ravin massacres of
July 7, 2006, be offering these brutal assassins and kidnappers release from prison
cards, police jobs, “in charge of security jobs” and/or UN DDRs?

Èzili Dantò
Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network
July 21, 2006


In notoriously troubled Haiti, 15 officers to face the bar of justice for brutal murders By The Associated Press

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Oct. 11, 2005 (AP) -- Fifteen police officers will be
prosecuted in an attack that killed at least six civilians during a soccer
match in Haiti's capital, the national police chief said.

The officers were detained following a nearly two-month investigation into
the August 20 attack in Martissant, a poor neighborhood of tin-roof shacks in
southwestern Port-au-Prince, police chief Mario Andresol told reporters

State prosecutors will decide what charges the officers will face, Andresol
said. However, many criminal suspects wait months or years before being
charged because of delays within Haiti's corrupt and inefficient justice

Witnesses claimed police were seeking gang members aligned with ousted
President Jean-Bertrand Aristide when they stormed a soccer stadium during a
match and ordered the crowd of 5,000 to lie on the ground. Other police and
civilians surrounded the stadium, shooting or hacking people with machetes as
they tried to flee, the witnesses said.

Andresol said an investigation found that six civilians were killed, although
others have put the death toll at 10. Andresol said it was possible other
bodies never reached the morgue and therefore weren't counted.

Nearly three dozen police officers were investigated in the attack, said
Andersol, who took command in July with the mammoth task of cleaning up
Haiti's ill-equipped, corruption-riddled force of 6,000 officers.

"There is a large corruption problem," said Andresol, who just returned from
touring the country's police units. "About a quarter of the force is involved
in corruption, kidnappings or even arms trafficking."

Pierre Esperance, a local human rights activist, praised the move to
prosecute the 15 officers as a turning point for Haiti's police force, which
rarely investigates officers for rights abuses.

Human rights groups have long accused the police force of killing Aristide
supporters under the pretext of restoring order to the violent capital.

"I believe this is the first time the police have so thoroughly investigated
its own abuses," Esperance said.(See, also Both Lame Timanchèt and UN say their job in Haiti is to kill "bandits": The failures of the UN and Haitian Police Chief, Mario Andresol by Èzili Dantò, Haitian Perspectives, July 21, 2006.)


The organizers of a peaceful march are pleased that more than 30,000 people demonstrated to demand the return of the political exiles and better living conditions in Haiti

Port-au-Prince, July 17, 2006 (AHP); Several tens of thousands of Fanmi Lavalas supporters and sympathizers demonstrated last Saturday in the streets of Port-au-Prince calling for the return from exile of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, an end to the persecution of residents of the populist districts and the reintegration of workers who were illegally fired from the civil service.

Forced to give up power on February 29, 2004, after armed bands carried out lethal violence in several parts of the country, Jean- Bertrand Aristide expressed on the day after the election of President Préval in February 2006 his desire to return to Haiti to devote himself to educational activities.

The new chief of state had at that time reaffirmed that the Haitian Constitution does not permit forced exile and that no Haitian citizen needs a visa to return to his own country.

The march on July 15 coincided with the 53rd birthday of Mr. Aristide and was organized at the initiative of the national coordination of the reflection unit of Fanmi Lavalas.

The demonstration set forth from outside the residence of President Aristide in Tabarre, proceeded along the Boulevard of October 15, continued along National Road #1, passed through the shantytown of Cité Soleil and then crossed Delmas 2 into the Bel-Air district.

The crowd which numbered more than 30,000, succeeded in bypassing the police deployment to reach the vicinity of the National Palace, which was guarded by UN blue helmets, with kept their fingers on the triggers of their weapons.

All along the demonstration route, the marchers chanted slogans in favor of Aristide as they called for better living conditions after suffering through two years in hell, they said.

"We want to see the political prisoners released and an end to the so-called judicial harassment of residents of the populist neighborhoods", they shouted, demanding the arrest of those behind the various massacres committed under the interim government.

The demonstrators made a point of saying that they are not opposed to President Préval but they insist on reminding him of the promises he made to them during the presidential campaign and that they voted for a change and not for the status quo.
The marchers dispersed after they had assembled in front of the National Palace, but not before they had shouted their frustration and that they were fed up.

They also denounced the provocations of MINUSTAH personnel whom they accused of wishing to see the march deteriorate. Instead it took place without confrontations and without violence.

"We would like to regain our dignity and we want the blue helmets to leave Haiti", shouted several of the marchers.

The organizers and participants said they were satisfied with the demonstration because, they said, their objective was to make their voices heard and to say where the shoe is pinching them.

Several leaders of grassroots Fanmi Lavalas organizations who took part in the march said they hope that "the government for which they have sacrificed themselves will rapidly focus on their demands".

AHP July 17, 2006 11:35 AM


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