Suspected Assassins of Haitian President Moïse Trained by U.S., Linked to Pro-Coup Oligarchy
As the examination into Moïse’s murder unfolds, the U.S. is preparing to deploy soldiers into Haiti for the 4th time in 106 years, at the demand of a figure it has invested years grooming.
By Dan COHEN
As shock grips the Caribbean island nation of Haiti following the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, the Haitian government has carried out a project to detain suspects it alleges are responsible for the murder.
Haitian Director of National Authorities Leon Charles revealed at an interview that the assassination squad that eliminated Moise is comprised of 28 immigrants, consisting of 2 Haitian-Americans and 26 Colombian nationals. Fifteen of those Colombians have actually been detained while three were killed in a gun fight and eight stay fugitives. Colombian Defense Minister Diego Molano has admittedthat some of the Colombians are retired military workers. Among them are at least one extremely embellished soldier who received training from the United States and another who has been linked in the murder of Colombian civilians.
Ties to oligarchs
The Haitian-Americans have actually been determined as James Solages, 35, and Joseph Vincent, 55. Solages lives in Fort Lauderdale where he is the CEO of EJS Maintenance & Repair and runs a nonprofit group, the websiteof which has since been scrubbed of information. Prior to relocating to Florida, he lived in the southern Haitian seaside city of Jacmel.
Accordingto The Washington Post, Solages’ Facebook profile, which has considering that been gotten rid of, noted him as the chief leader of bodyguards for the Canadian Embassy in Haiti. The Canadaian Embassy validatedthat Solages previously worked as a security personnel. While in Florida, Solages was an “avid and vocal advocate of former President Michel Martelly,” the creator of Moïse’s Haitian Baldheaded Celebration (PHTK), according to Tony Jean-Thénor, leader of the Veye Yo popular organization in Miami, established by the late Father Gérard Jean-Juste.
Pictures of James Solages and an armored military lorry that he posted
to hisnow-removed Facebook page The Haitian Times reported Solages likewise used to work as a security guard for both Reginald Boulos and Dimitri Vorbe, 2 popular members of Haiti’s small bourgeoisie. Although at first friendly to him, they both became bitter opponents of Moïse. Boulos was also a prominent fan of previous coups in 1991 and 2004 versus President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. The Boulos family is among the most affluent in Haiti and owns a pharmaceutical business that, in 1996, was accountable for poisoning scores of kids with its tainted fever medication, some fatally.
Given that the July 6-8, 2018 national uprising against the IMF-dictated hike of fuel prices, Boulos has actually tried to recast himself as a popular and progressive figure(after among his shops was burned and robbed), heading a political party called the Third Method Motion(MTV). Vorbe is the executive director and vice president of Société Générale d’Énergie SA, one of the biggest private energy business in Haiti which had a sweet-heart offer providing power to the energy grid that Moïse sought to renegotiate after the collapse of the PetroCaribe program, under which Venezuela provided Haiti with inexpensive oil and credit from 2008 to 2018. Lots of think Boulos is the intellectual author and financial backer of Moïse’s murder.
“Solage’s employment by Boulos and midpoint to the operation appears to confirm the growing popular consensus in Haiti that this controversial merchant-turned-politician was the primary backer of Moïse’s assassination,”discussed reporter Kim Ives, continuing: A great deal of factors have been indicating his involvement: The arrival of the mercenaries in 9 brand name new Nissan Patrol automobiles
without license plates suggests that they were lorries coming from the Nissan dealership owned by Reginald Boulos. The Haitian people have currently concluded that Boulous lagged the assassination and have actually dechoukéed [uprooted] the car dealership, Automeca, that he owned.” Colombian assassin trained by the U.S. While the Haitian-Americans reportedly worked as translators, the muscle of the assassination squad originated from Colombia, the U.S.’s leading regional ally, which serves as a platform for destabilization and routine modification plots in the area, from Venezuela to Ecuador– and now obviously Haiti. The most prominent member of the hit squad is Manuel Antonio Grosso Guarín, a 41-year-old previous unique operations commando who retired from the military
as a member of the Simón Bolívar No. 1 infantry battalion on December 31, 2019. According to the Colombian paper La Semana, Grosso”had numerous unique fight courses, had actually belonged to the unique forces and anti-guerrilla squads, and was understood for being a competent paratrooper who flew through the
air without worry.”< img src =" https://www.mintpressnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/AP21190012765143_edited.jpg"alt ="Haiti President Grosso"width= "599"height="399"/ > Grosso is visualized in the back(blue jeans)being moved following a press in Port-au-Prince, July 8, 2021. Joseph Odelyn|AP In 2013, Grosso was appointed to the Urban Anti-Terrorist Unique Force group, a deceptive elite military detachment committed to counter-terrorism operations and performing kidnappings and assassinations(euphemistically referred to as’ high value target acquisition and elimination’). This branch of the military is likewise entrusted with supplying security to VIP figures from the Colombian president to U.S. presidents Costs Clinton and George Bush. “He was one of the most ready,”
a source mentioned to La Semana. Among Grosso’s preparations was special command guideline from the United States military, which provides training and weapons to
the Colombia armed force, among the most repressive militaries in the area and one that works to safe and secure worldwide business interests and drug trafficking paths.”How many false positives(see the following paragraph), how many social leaders, how many signers of the peace treaty, will be on this man?”left-wing Colombian Senator Gustavo Bolivar discussed Twitter. #VerguenzaMundial Este es Manuel Antonio Grosso Guarín, uno de los exmilitares colombianos del equipo de mercenarios que según autoridades de Haití habría asesinado al Presidente de ese país. Pero la mala imagen de Colombia la generan los
escritores. pic.twitter.com/Cnrm85mNyS– Gustavo Bolívar (@GustavoBolivar)
July 9, 2021 Grosso was signed up with by FranciscoEladio UribeOchoa, who had actually retired from the Colombian Army in 2019, according to the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo. Eladio Uribe’s spouse told the newspaper that he had been investigated for participation in the execution of civilians– a practice called”incorrect positives ,”in which the Colombian military enticed a minimum of 6,402 civilians, killed them, and dressed them in guerrilla tiredness in order to inflate their kill numbers.
This gruesome practice assisted military leaders reach lofty kill-count quotas set by the United States and was incentivized with benefit pay and holiday time for soldiers who performed the killings. Though Eladio Uribe’s partner stated
that he had actually been exonerated, his name has appeared in a file of the Unique Jurisdiction for Peace, a court formed out of the
2016 peace accord, which has actually investigated a number of thousand cases of false positives that the Colombian federal government had actually not previously confessed. Eladio Uribe is one of two soldiers accused in the
2008 murder of Luis Carlos Cárdenas in the village of Chorros Blancos in Antioquia region. Other supposed membersof the hit team declared to have actually eliminated Moïse consist of: Duberney Capador Giraldo, a retired Deputy First Sergeant (eliminated in a gun fight in Haiti)Alejandro Giraldo Zapata John Jairo Ramírez Gómez Víctor Albeiro Piñera Of the 28 total people who supposedly participated in the assassination, 4 of the Colombians showed up in Haiti on June 6, 2021. Grosso got here in the Dominican city of Punta Cana and crossed the land border into Haiti 2 days later on. Images show him and other suspects at popular traveler websites in the Dominican Republic. An image of Grosso, left, together with some of the other suspects positioning in Haiti published to Grosso’s Facebook page Unanswered concerns and a growing consensus Questions likewise stay about why Moïse’s security group failed to protect him, and if any of its members were complicit in the murder.
Dimitri Herard, the head of the General Security System of the National Palace, is
- under investigation by the United States federal government for arms trafficking, according to the Center for Economic and
- Policy Research( CEPR). While there is no
- proof(however many reports)linking him to the murder,”Herard is one
of the individuals most responsible for the security of the president.”While the Haitian federal government has actually determined what seem Moïse’s assassins, there is still no difficult proof– just circumstantial– connecting them to Boulos and perhaps even Vorbe. Nevertheless, “there is a growing consensus that Reginald Boulous, for whom an arrest warrant [was] provided recently, spent for the mercenaries,”according to Ives.”It appears to be becoming a growing number of apparent that the sector of the Haitian bourgeois, with whom Jovenel Moïse was at war, are thoroughly linked to his assassination.”As the investigation into Moïse’s murder unfolds, the U.S. appears to be preparing the foundation to deploy troops to Haiti at the request of a figure whom it has actually invested years grooming. According to The New York Times, Claude Joseph, who is in a resist Dr. Ariel Henry to head the Haitian state in the wake of Moïse’s assassination, asked for the U.S. send out military forces to protect essential infrastructure, including the port, airport, and fuel reserves . White House Spokeswoman Jen Psaki announced that the U.S. would strengthen U.S. workers in Haiti with FBI and DHS deployments. CIA’s NED created fake trainee movement GRAFNEH in #Haiti in the 2000s, which partnered with the bourgeoisie
mafia to destabilize/destroy the nascent and promising democracy the poor bulk combated to develop. Current de facto puppet PM Claude Joseph was among NED’s minions. https://t.co/zgz6GCQxpU pic.twitter.com/w1Q83qIfN2– Madame Boukman– Justice 4 Haiti (@madanboukman )July 4, 2021 Joseph is an asset of the United States and its regime-change arm, the National Endowment For Democracy. Wikileaks cable televisions revealed that he initially pertained to prominence in 2003 as the leader of a NED-spawned trainee front called GRAFNEH in the lead as much as the coup versus President
Jean-Bertrand Aristide. He also established another NED-funded anti-Aristide group Initiative Citoyenne(People ‘Effort). He is reported by Haitian radio stations to have actually been, with popular Haitian ex-Deputy Gary Bodeau, one of the primaryopponents who badly beat the late Father Gérard Jean-Juste in a Pétionville church in 2005. Jean-Juste, perhaps the most popular supporter and surrogate of the then exiled-in-South-Africa President Aristide, had been falsely implicated of involvement in the killing of his own cousin, Jacques Roche, a writer.”Essentially, we have a U.S. puppet asking his puppeteer to get into Haiti for the 4th time in simply over a century,”Ives concluded. “But both the region and, above all, the Haitian people are ill and fed up with U.S. military interventions, which are largely responsible for the nation’s existing disabled, crucial state both economically and politically. Much of the most oppressed areas are now greatly armed and have actually currently revealed a transformation versus the similarity Boulos, so the U.S.-led intruders of 2021 are likely to face a resistance similar to that which emerged versus the U.S. Marines in 1915 and UN’peace-keepers’in 2004, only more ferocious.”mintpressnews.com