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Democratic crisis in Haiti: Rep. Alcee Hastings writes Secretary Kerry

Staff Writer

Haiti Sentinel

WASHINGTON, D.C. ( – U.S. Representative Alcee Hastings (D-FL) wrote a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday to address the “current democratic crisis unfolding in Haiti.”

In his letter, Hastings cited the “allegations of fraud and electoral misconduct” but was remissed in exacting accountability. The text seemingly placed the onus of the crisis on “Haiti’s electorate” and neglected the existence of a totalitarian regime that is party and judge in the elections. Deserves to be noted: a totalitarian regime propped up and supported by the Obama-Clinton foreign policy.

A “Sisyphean task”, is what the Democrat congressman called the efforts of the Haitian people to establish “free and fair elections in their country” but again, missed an opportunity to account for the United States’ ponderous influence on the small poor country over many a decades – through fail or success – most always fail.

Hastings made claims that were not true in his letter which, in tone, language and rhetoric, appeared more for press consumption than for serious consideration of the Secretary of State of the United States of America. He wrote “the U.S. has show unyielding support for the establishment of strong democratic institutions in Haiti”, which is not true. It can be argued that the opposite is true.

The Congressman continued, introducing a new and more long-winded straw man argument, saying he believes it is with the U.S.’s “active support for legitimately elected governments in Haiti that the country would be able to solidify government capacity, transparency and legitimacy, all of which are vital for a successful and democratic Haiti.” The overwhelming majority of Haitians would agree, including the tens of thousands protesting daily in the streets.

What the overwhelming majority don’t believe is that an election, where 92% of tally sheets consist of “serious irregularities”, tantamount to a massive fraud operation, and the Obama administration’s efforts to push through the process while further investigation to determine the culprits of the fraud are being requested, would be in keeping with the lawmaker’s aforementioned belief.

Representative Hastings’ letter follows:

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