January 22 2009
Little know fact
Drill, and then pump the oil of Haiti!
June 18, 2008
The oil has reached the threshold of 140 U.S. dollars a barrel.
Open oil crisis, Haiti, which is hundreds of millions of dollars in diesel, just to generate electricity seems to have a playing card.
Its small deposits once despised are now of interest.”We have received four applications for oil exploration, said the engineer Dieuseul Anglade, General Director of the Bureau of Mines and Energy.
The Haitian State to ensure that these companies have the expertise, “he added. . “We have been encouraging signs that warrant further exploration of the black gold that ended in 1979,” he said.
Some 11 wells, some with a depth of 2944 meters were drilled in the Plaine du Cul-de-sac, the Central Plateau and the Ile de La Gonave.
Surface clues were found in the peninsula’s south and the north coast, said the engineer who believes Anglade swear that the economic readiness of these explorations.
According to a memo dated 16 August 1979 from the master driller Francois Lamothe, presented to Mr. Emmanuel Bouillon, five wells have been drilled in Porto Suel (Maissade) to a depth of 9,000 feet, Bebernal, 9000 feet, Wood – Carrade (West) at Dumornay on the road to Brother and near the railroad in St. Marc.
One sample, a “carrot” (oil reservoir) up the wells of Saint-Marc in the Artibonite, underwent a chemical analysis in Munich, Germany, at the initiative of Mr. Bouillon. “The result of analysis obtained on 11 October 1979, revealed traces of oil,” said Willy Clémens engineer who went into the country Germains.
“We need to drill and pump oil from Haiti, if we actually said, skeptical, a geologist a little annoyed by the statements without scientific evidence.
If we have black gold, our dear friends in the international community and Hugo Chavez should help us to conduct studies. Just to have the heart net, “he insisted.
Oil reached taken 140 dollars a barrel last Monday.
Despite promises from OPEC to increase production of oil to calm the fears of the market, large consumers rush to build strategic stocks in anticipation of winter. Although courses are ironed below $ 135, analysts agree that curves upward may reach 150 or even $ 200 by the end of the year.
In Haiti, where the plane blur the real oil potential, some say: Drill, and then pump the oil from Haiti! If there is oil ..
Des travailleurs sur le gîte pétrolifère de Morne Diamant en 1983 Workers to the oil house Morne Diamond in 1983 (Photo: Courtoisie Emmanuel Bouillon) (Photo: Courtesy Emmanuel Bouillon)
Un tuyeau installé en 1983 par la North Altlantic Refining, une compagnie canadienne A pipe installed in 1983 by the North Altlantic Refining, a Canadian company (Photo: Courtoisie Emmanuel Bouillon) (Photo: Courtesy Emmanuel Bouillon)
Des experts mesurent la profondeur d’un puit de pétrole Experts measure the depth of an oil well (Photo: Courtoisie Emmanuel Bouillon) (Photo: Courtesy Emmanuel Bouillon)
Le couvercle scellé d’un puit de pétrole The lid of a sealed oil well (Photo: Courtoisie Emmanuel Bouillon) (Photo: Courtesy Emmanuel Bouillon)
The signs, (indicators), justifying the explorations of oil (black gold) in Haiti are encouraging. In the middle of the oil shock, some 4 companies want official licenses from the Haitian State to drill for oil.
So who want’s the licenses I wonder?
Haiti’s other Natural Resources are,
bauxite, copper, calcium carbonate, gold, marble, hydropower
Rumor has it Natural Gas as well.
Even the soldiers of MINUSTAH
January 21 2009
A student and a professor at the State University of Haiti (UEH) were battered on Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 January 2009 by soldiers of the United Nations Mission for Stabilization in Haiti (MINUSTAH).
These incidents occurred as a result of clashes between students and soldiers of MINUSTAH after passers had mimed the cry of the kid.
It all started at the Ecole Nationale des Arts (ENARTS), one of 11 entities of the State University of Haiti (UEH) on Tuesday, where the student ending Plastic Art, known as Don Carmelo , was beaten by the soldiers of MINUSTAH within the Faculty.
The student was arrested and taken to the Fort National, one of the bases of UN troops. . Questioned in a toilet of this base, weapons pointed at his head, Don Carmelo said that the soldiers have also introduced a false identity card in his bag.
The student, who is also a musician of the Masters, which he said has been given to a national police officers and released after 2 hours, lack of complaint brought against him.
As this was not enough, the same day, still under ENARTS, Mrs. Viviane Gauthier, a living heritage of dance in Haiti, was nearly attacked by the soldiers of the United Nations.
One day later, Don Carmelo was the front gate of the Ecole Normale Superieure, another entity of the UEH, soldiers of MINUSTAH was flanked on the wall to the search. Alerted, the students threw stones in retaliation. A wave of panic swept when the soldiers entered the premises of the institution.
The Interim Chairman of the Board of Directors, Professor Hector Pierre Leconte, who hosted a working meeting, came down to inquire about the situation, and was at the heart of it.
Thanks to the intervention of the head of the ENS, Professor Innocent, who teaches the departments of mathematics and physics, did escape the worst. To restore order, he asked the soldiers to clear the scene, but they have conditioned their departure by requiring that this person will ensure their exit peacefully. What the teacher got students and the soldiers then turned back.
In addition, the rector of the State University of Haiti, Jean Henri Vernet, which should have a working meeting with the Council of the ENS, was blocked at the gate by students who demanded that it take a public position in favor of the departure of MINUSTAH in the country, which he did not do, refusing to respond to hot on the situation.
Wanting to go still in the normal school attend to business of the day, the students were prevented. Powerless, he had to abandon his plans and return to his office. “It is necessary that MINUSTAH parte, in two days it has violated two speakers of the State University of Haiti,” the students shouted protesters.
However, all students do not adhere to this movement. “You are nothing but bandits, you dare to throw stones against MINUSTAH for nothing, ENS is taken hostage by a small group of activists,” claimed a student outraged by this situation. “Some are eternal students, others are not of the Faculty” took another student at the ENS.
We can not understand why officials of MINUSTAH target students for a trivial matter. What if all over the passage of the soldiers of MINUSTAH, it began to shout in unison: These soldiers do not feel they not boring by idleness, being on vacation in Haiti? When replacing there by engineers, agronomists and other specialists can help develop the country as requested by President ask other students from the University of State.
After Four Years, No Justice for Murdered Haitian Journalist
Wednesday, 21 January 2009
Source: Haiti Analysis
Four years ago, the killing of Abdias Jean, a young Haitian journalist who reported from Haiti for WKAT radio in Florida, was immediately condemned by Amnesty International, the Director General of UNESCO and the Inter American Press Association.
His murder was reported in both Reuters and the Associated Press wire services.
Guyler Delva, the Secretary General of the Association of Haitian Journalists (and a Reuters correspondent), also condemned the murder and expressed dismay at the indifference of the Haitian commercial media to the death of a journalist.
In 2004, following the coup that ousted the elected Aristide government, an interim government was put in its place with the support of the United States, Canada, and France. Abdias Jean was murdered on January 14, 2005 – nearly a year after the coup.
According to US based researcher Tom Reeves, Reuters employees told him that the interim government complained to Reuters about an article Delva had written about the murder.
Before the coup of 2004, Delva had often worked closely with Reporters Without Borders (RSF), harsh critics of Aristide.
Following the coup, RSF ignored much of the interim government backed violence against the press. This wasn’t surprising considering that RSF has received support from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) – a group funded almost entirely by the US congress and that played a major role in a destabilization campaign against the Aristide government.
The US spent 70 million dollars between 1994 and 2002 directly on strengthening Aristide’s political opponents. (The US money, laundering, Funnel Tunnel. I am supposing they used “Israel” to funnel their money? They have done this in many other countries for years as well. Hence starting wars etc, etc, etc. When the US set up the Patriot Act etc, to stop so called terrorists from funneling money, they knew exactly how it was done because they themselves, (The US that is) had been doing it for a very long time. All they had to do was stop the methods used by their own government, in order to get the so called terrorists money. You don’t have to be a genius to figure that one out. Repetition, misinformation, propaganda, exterminating, genocidal, war machine, hard at work. All with the use of US tax dollars .The so called “Superior Race” at work as they like to think of themselves.)
In August of 2006 RSF was questioned on its failure to denounce the murder of Abdias Jean.
RSF’s Haiti expert responded “We asked the police about the killings of Abdias Jean and we were told by the police that it was an attack made by the police, but that they didn’t know he was a journalist. He was taking pictures.” The RSF representative admitted that it had not met with a single witness to the murder but that all the information they had on the case was based on the testimony of the police, known for their widespread killings and abuses. The damning police testimony was never published.
Haitian police spokeswoman Gessy Coicou said of Abdias Jean: “I haven’t heard of him and I haven’t seen his name in any of the files I have.
Many journalists have reported that there are many witnesses. I would advise them to file a complaint.”
The victim’s mother filed numerous complaints but nothing has come of them.
Brian Concannon, of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, scoffed at Gessy Coicou’s statement: “The police know very well who Abdias Jean was.
His family filed complaints with the police, the Haitian justice system and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.”
The details of the Abdias Jean murder leave little room to doubt that he was murdered because of his work as a journalist.
In the moments prior to his death, Abdias Jean was investigating murders carried out by the Haitian police, specifically the killing of two young boys. After taking photos of the victims, he hid in a friend’s house when he saw police approaching. But the police spotted him; ordered him out of the house, and shot him in front of several witnesses. Reed Lindsay, a US journalist based in Haiti, reported: “They tied his wrists with his own belt, dragged him a block away and put a bullet through his head” The police and other armed groups that backed the interim government were responsible for 4000 political killings in the greater Port-au-Prince area, according to a scientific study published in the Lancet Medial Journal in August 2006.
Violence against poor journalists, often those with cameras, was widespread under the interim government which finally stepped aside for an elected government in April of 2006.
A young Haitian photojournalist, Jean Ristil, who had photographed UN peacekeeper and Haitian police violence has been interrogated, tortured and had much of his equipment destroyed by police.
On April 7, 2005, journalist Robenson Laraque died from injuries suffered while observing a clash between UN troops and members of the disbanded Haitian military in the city of Petit-Goâve.
Later that year unknown assailants murdered another Haitian journalist, Jacques Roche. His killing was exploited by the interim government to imprison the prominent liberation theologian Father Gerard Jean-Juste who consequently became Haiti’s most prominent political prisoner.
The failure to achieve justice for the victims of violence by the interim government and their armed supporters has been widely ignored by the corporate press and even by some press freedom groups like RSF which claim impartiality.
The killers of Abdias Jean, much like the killers of thousands of Haitians after the coup of February 2004 remain at large.
Although democracy was formally restored in 2006 with the election of Rene Preval, the impact of the interim government endures.
The Haitian judiciary recently sentenced Guyler Delva to a month in prison for defaming elite businessman and interim government supporter Senator Rudolph Boulos. Delva remains free pending an appeal.
RSF has protested the sentence.
Concannon, a lead lawyer on the historic Raboteau massacre trial, observed, “Abdias Jean’s killing is yet one more example of the double standard, where the lives of poor black men in Haiti matter least. Had he been a journalist with a prominent Haitian or foreign outlet visiting Cite de Dieu, he would have been eulogized for his courage in going into that neighborhood. But he was a poor journalist covering his neighbors, so he has been forgotten.”
RSF did not respond to requests for an updated comment on the Abdias Jean murder.
Why does the US always topple Governments in other countries?
Behind most Governments that are toppled you will usually find, the US is somewhere in the shadows making sure one way or the other it is taken down.
Like Hamas in Gaza. Haiti is two. Iraq is three. Afghanistan is four and the list goes on. Even Georgian is need to help Israel and the US attack Iran. The Purpose of course is:
According to an article in the American Chronicle, the Bush Administration has been looking for an excuse to attack the Islamic Republic, so that it can take possession of the country’s oil and give Israel a share in Iranian crude by transferring it through Georgia. Source
There are many other Government they have one way or the other been involved in taking out legitimate elected leaders and having them replaced with someone who are friendly towards the US and their companies who want oil, gas, gold or other resources.
There are a number of times those new leaders were Dictators.
This has been going on for years.
Many of the wars created, the US has been behind. Even in Africa and South America.
If you connect all the dots they more times then not lead right back to the United States.
Coincidentally the US didn’t like the election results in Vietnam either. Well we all know how that one went.
What they say and what they do are two very different things.
Are Nato Forces being use for the purpose, they should be used for?
Or are they being used to help rich countries and cooperate profiteers succeed in taking over other countries?
I smell corruption. Big time corruption. Genocidal Corruption.
All it takes a a select few to corrupt an entire organization. Sometimes only one or two. Haiti is their deep, dark, filthy, hidden, from the world secret. Reporters can’t report. They are jailed or killed.
So what is so interesting, about Haiti?
Haiti obviously has something some out there, desperately want.
There have been war crimes committed in Haiti, as well only no one seems to be doing anything about it. Why because there is corruption in the UN and Nato. The US being one of the main offenders. Everyone must do what they say or said or else. Bush and company are war criminals on my fronts, not just in Iraq.
A bit of history on Haiti:
Filmmaker Kevin Pina challenges the contemporary view of Haiti, revealing the hidden role of the ‘international community’ in Haitian politics. This provocative and lively film takes the viewer into parts of Haiti where few Western journalists dare to tread, and includes shocking footage of unreported human rights abuses, some which have been astonishingly conducted by UN forces. Pina’s film stands out because it connects the tragic events in Haiti with what he assesses as foreign intervention designed to deter democracy. Learn the side of the Haiti coverage not seen in the corporate news media.
There are a number of Other Videos there about Haiti as well.
The massacre of the poor that the world ignored
When terror strikes western capitals, it doesn’t just blast bodies and buildings, it also blasts other sites of suffering off the media map. A massacre of Iraqi children, blown up while taking sweets from US soldiers, is banished deep into the inside pages of our newspapers. The outpouring of compassion for the daily deaths of thousands from Aids in Africa is suddenly treated as a frivolous distraction.
In this context, a massacre in Haiti alleged to have taken place the day before the London bombings never stood a chance. Well before July 7, Haiti couldn’t compete in the suffering sweepstakes: the US-supported coup that ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide had the misfortune of taking place in late February 2004, just as the occupation of Iraq was reaching a new level of chaos and brutality. The crushing of Haiti’s constitutional democracy made headlines for only a couple of weeks. Source