HAITI : US Intensifies "Building back better"

2010 HAITIIssues
1/21/10 Haiti: Pre-Earthquake Simulation Israel: Image is Capital http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/266
1/19 One Week of War: Barbarity Born of Fear and Vulnerability http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/265
1/17 Fear of Haiti's Revolutionary Potential... a Haitian Holocaust http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/264
1/15 Haiti: How & Why this Horror is Sickeningly Familiar http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/263

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TARGET: HAITI’S REVOLUTIONARY HISTORY
United States Government interests in Haiti existed for decades prior to its occupation. As a potential U.S. naval base, Haiti’s stability concerned U.S. diplomatic and defense officials who feared Haitian instability might result in foreign rule of Haiti. In 1868, President Andrew Johnson suggested annexation of the island of Hispaniola, consisting of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, to secure a U.S. defensive and economic stake in the West Indies
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1914-1920/haiti

Haiti became an independent republic in 1804, when African-descended slaves led by Toussaint Louverture revolted against French colonial masters. Between the end of the rule of Toussaint Louverture and Francois Duvalier, founder of the 30-year dictatorship that fell in 1986 — both of whom declared themselves
president for life — were some 30 other despotic rulers....
http://congressionalresearch.com/93-931/document.php

United States Government interests in Haiti existed for decades prior to its occupation. As a potential U.S. naval base, Haiti’s stability concerned U.S. diplomatic and defense officials who feared Haitian instability might result in foreign rule of Haiti. In 1868, President Andrew Johnson suggested annexation of the island of Hispaniola, consisting of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, to secure a U.S. defensive and economic stake in the West Indies

*9/29/91 “US Sponsored Coup d’Etat: The Destabilization of Haiti”
*9/29/91 U.S. Haitian coup U.S. Operation Uphold Democracy
*9/19/94–3/31/95 US ousted military regime it installed in 1991coup to overthrow elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
*1907-1971 US-backed “papa doc” Duvalier terrorist Haiti ruler

HAITI IS A MICROCOSM OF US GLOBAL DOMINATION AGENDA: DESTROY OPPOSITION TO US ‘NATIONAL LIBERATION’
HAITI’S REVOLUTIONARY HISTORY IS STILL A FEARFUL FORCE AGAINST US NEED TO “BUILD HAITI BACK BETTER”

“The Caracol Industrial Park shows the positive impact foreign investment in “building Haiti back better” said President Clinton. “It will bring tens of thousands of jobs to Haitians, and I am proud to be part of this important project.”...
March 2012.https://haiti.usembassy.gov/foundation-stone-caracol-november-28-2011.html
The U.S. government has committed more than $124 million in funding to build at least 25 megawatts of electrical power generation, improve regional health facilities, construct up to 5,000 housing units near the towns of Ouanaminthe, Fort Liberte, Terriere Rouge, Trou Du Nord, Caracol, and Quartier Morin in Northern Haiti in partnership with the IDB and Food for the Poor, and modernize regional port facilities. The U.S. Agency for International Development is carrying out the projects. U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Kenneth H. Merten hailed the Caracol Industrial Park and Sae-A’s investment in Haiti as a great victory and said, “Investment is the real key to making the Haitian people more prosperous, which in turn will make the Haitian nation more independent and sovereign.” Operations at the park are expected to begin

BUILDING BACK BETTER AN IMPERATIVE FOR HAITI
CAFOD, Christian Aid, Progressio, Tearfund JANUARY 2011 http://www.christianaid.org.uk/images/building-back-better.pdf
...This report highlights that unless these deep-rooted, structural problems are urgently addressed, emergency aid delivery to the most vulnerable people will be rendered less effective, and Haiti will lose the opportunity – ironically offered by the earthquake itself – to start afresh and rebuild a stronger and more equitable society.

The Role of Haitian Diaspora in Building Haiti Back Better
June 14, 2011 https://www.csis.org/analysis/role-haitian-diaspora-building-haiti-back-...
The peaceful transition of presidential power to Michel Martelly May 14, 2011, marked an important moment for Haiti. After months of uncertainty surrounding a turbulent electoral process, a window of opportunity has opened for the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation to attract badly needed foreign investment. Along with a host of multilateral, bilateral, and private players, the Haitian diaspora has a critical role to play in growing the country’s economy, both as investors and customers...Historically, the relationship between the diaspora and their compatriots in Haiti has been fraught with difficulties and mutual suspicion... it isn’t easy to build a business there. Steps are being taken to ease restrictions across the board, but it takes some insider know-how to really get a business off the ground. The new government has recognized the investment potential of the Haitian diaspora and has already implemented reforms that will allow it to become a much stronger economic partner going forward. More than any other group, Haiti’s diaspora can mobilize now to make a difference in laying a strong foundation for other investments Haiti needs in all sectors...a “world-class tourism destination” needs the diaspora’s help A visible example of promise in this sector is the Oasis Hotel in Pétion-Ville. Perched at the top of a hill on a busy avenue in Port-au-Prince’s wealthiest neighborhood, the hotel’s multistoried façade is a monument to the business creation potential of investment capital provided by development finance organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and private individuals, including members of the U.S. Haitian diaspora.... a critical part of a durable solution to Haiti’s problems...now more than ever, the group must be tapped for its technical and intellectual capacity and investment capital. Martelly’s choice for prime minister, Daniel Gérard Rouzier, is a cause for optimism. A successful businessman prior to political life, Rouzier was the driving force behind an electricity generation company deal largely the result of investment capital from Haitians and Haitian-Americans. He has publicly stated this government will begin to deliver on the slogan “Haiti is open for business.” ...Rouzier has acknowledged the country needs improved infrastructure to attract investment. Agriculture is a good place to start given its importance to the Haitian economy.

At World Bank Haiti recovery is mapped out
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN021082512010020
2/4/10 "...opportunity in Haiti's tragedy" As experts survey the damage, many are talking about rebuilding an entirely new country

UN peacekeepers ‘development for cholera-free Haiti
3/17/11 Haiti cholera epidemic: may affect 800,000 people with more than 11,000 deaths from March through November 2011
http://news.in.msn.com/international/article.aspx?cp-documentid=5043993
The Haiti cholera epidemic in the aftermath of the earthquake is estimated to affect nearly 800,000 people by the end of 2011, almost double UN estimates...

UN Development Programme - UNDP
www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/library/crisis%20preven...
Haiti..... UNDP organised simulation exercise to test the country's preparedness for the hurricane season.

Troops head for hurricane-stricken Haiti as personnel, equipment evacuate southern bases
10/5/16 http://www.stripes.com/news/troops-head-for-hurricane-stricken-haiti-as-...
MAP: US MILITARY BASES THREATENED BY STORM
The Miami-based National Hurricane Center predicted the storm would retain hurricane strength as it proceeds along the coast toward North Carolina by Sunday. More than a dozen U.S. military installations stand in the hurricane’s current path up Florida into coastal Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Military installations...
WASHINGTON — Up to 200 U.S. servicemembers began deploying Wednesday to support relief operations in Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, as the U.S. military evacuated personnel and equipment from military bases in the southeast threatened by the storm.
U.S. Southern Command (SOCOM) chief Adm. Kurt W. Tidd said 100 soldiers and Marines and nine helicopters were expected to arrive Thursday in Port-au-Prince to conduct surveillance flights. A small group of Southern Command personnel arrived Wednesday in the Haitian capital to prepare for operations to support the U.S. Agency for International Development at Haiti’s request...he told reporters “As anticipated, Hurricane Matthew has caused very heavy wind damage and extensive flooding in Haiti’s southern [regions] where strong winds have downed trees and power lines,” he told reporters at the Pentagon. “We think we’ve got a pretty good idea of what’s going to be requested, and we think we’ll have the right parts in place to respond.”
In the United States, about 1,600 National Guard troops were activated Wednesday and thousands more were on standby as several military bases in Florida and South Carolina ordered evacuations of personnel, aircraft and ships.

Simulation to “build Haiti back better” for US

DEFENSE LAUNCHES ONLINE SYSTEM TO COORDINATE HAITI RELIEF EFFORTS
Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) launches Web portal with multiple social networking tools to coordinate relief efforts.
1/15/2010 http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2010/01/defense-launches-online-system-to...
DISA Transnational Information Sharing Cooperation project...at US Southern Command (SOCOM) Miami headquarters preparing for a test of the system

HAITI: RISING AFTER THE STORM
undp.org/haiti-rising-after-the-storm
Haiti hit by Matthew category 4 hurricane Tuesday, 10/4/16...(UNDP)...over 15 years, including organizing large scale simulation exercises...

Troops head for hurricane-stricken Haiti as personnel, equipment evacuate southern bases
10/5/16 http://www.stripes.com/news/troops-head-for-hurricane-stricken-haiti-as-...
MAP: US MILITARY BASES THREATENED BY STORM
The Miami-based National Hurricane Center predicted the storm would retain hurricane strength as it proceeds along the coast toward North Carolina by Sunday. More than a dozen U.S. military installations stand in the hurricane’s current path up Florida into coastal Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Military installations...
WASHINGTON — Up to 200 U.S. servicemembers began deploying Wednesday to support relief operations in Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, as the U.S. military evacuated personnel and equipment from military bases in the southeast threatened by the storm.
U.S. Southern Command (SOCOM) chief Adm. Kurt W. Tidd said 100 soldiers and Marines and nine helicopters were expected to arrive Thursday in Port-au-Prince to conduct surveillance flights. A small group of Southern Command personnel arrived Wednesday in the Haitian capital to prepare for operations to support the U.S. Agency for International Development at Haiti’s request...he told reporters “As anticipated, Hurricane Matthew has caused very heavy wind damage and extensive flooding in Haiti’s southern [regions] where strong winds have downed trees and power lines,” he told reporters at the Pentagon. “We think we’ve got a pretty good idea of what’s going to be requested, and we think we’ll have the right parts in place to respond.”
In the United States, about 1,600 National Guard troops were activated Wednesday and thousands more were on standby as several military bases in Florida and South Carolina ordered evacuations of personnel, aircraft and ships.

JWARS Model of Command and Control Processes
www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a467636.pdf
T CONTROLLED TESTS AND SIMULATIONS TEST RESULTS
JWARS (Joint Warfare System) constructive, event-stepped simulation ...Defense Information Systems Agency, Technical Integration Services... accurate description of battlespace by COP schema and more predictive ...

Government and Department of Defense - ProModel
https://www.promodel.com/industries/GovernmentDepartm...
... Predictive Portfolio Simulation ...

DEFENSE LAUNCHES ONLINE SYSTEM TO COORDINATE HAITI RELIEF EFFORTS
Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) launches Web portal with multiple social networking tools to coordinate relief efforts.
1/15/2010 http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2010/01/defense-launches-online-system-to...
Jean Demay, technical manager of DISA's Transnational Information Sharing Cooperation project...at US Southern Command (SOCOM) Miami headquarters preparing for a test of the system

HAITI’s hidden geostrategic importance
The Fateful Geological Prize Called Haiti
By F. William Engdahl, Feb.3, 2010 http://www.voltairenet.org/article163808.html
...Now, in the wake of already occupied Haiti’s devastating January 12 earthquake, the United States military has taken control of Haiti’s four airports and presently has some 20,000 troops in the country. Journalists and international aid organizations have accused the US military of being more concerned with imposing military control, (“security”), than bringing urgently needed water, food and medicine from the airport sites to the population.

A new US military occupation under the guise of earthquake disaster ‘relief’ would give Washington and its corporate partners and interests tied to it a geopolitical prize of the first order. Prior to the January 12 quake, the US Embassy in Port-au-Prince was the fifth largest US embassy in the world, comparable to its embassies in such geopolitically strategic places as Berlin and Beijing. [18] With huge new oil finds off Cuba being exploited by Russian companies, with clear indications that Haiti contains similar vast untapped oil as well as gold, copper, uranium and iridium, with Hugo Chavez’ Venezuela as a neighbor to the south of Haiti, a return of Aristide or any popular leader committed to developing the resources for the people of Haiti — the poorest nation in the Americas — would constitute a devastating blow to the world’s sole Superpower. The fact that in the aftermath of the earthquake, UN Haiti Special Envoy Bill Clinton joined forces with Aristide foe George W. Bush to create something a “Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund” ought to give everyone pause.
According to Marguerite Laurent (’Ezili Dantò’) of the Haitian Lawyers’ Leadership Network, under the guise of emergency relief work, the US with France and Canada are engaged in a balkanization of the island for future mineral control...
F. William Engdahl

USAID EXPERIENCE; SUCCESSES AND CHALLENGES OF the 2010 HAITI EARTHQUAKE RESPONSE:
http://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/pnady602.pdf Paul E. Weisenfeld∗
INTRODUCTION
This report focuses on the U.S.-led response, which demonstrated how present laws and practices are effective in responding to highly complex and large-scale natural disasters and highlighted potential areas for improvement....Under the authority of the Foreign Assistance Act, USAID has been working around the world for the past fifty years, responding to disasters and developing solutions to long-standing economic and social challenges...USAID, in applying lessons from earlier global experiences to the Haiti situation, learning from relief effort in Haiti, so the next response can be more streamlined, better coordinated, and even more effective....
...Understanding Haiti’s pre-earthquake environment is critical for full appreciation of the current reconstruction challenges when Haiti’s deep development challenges were compounded by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti January 12, 2010, the strongest to hit the island in 200 years, causing a humanitarian crisis on a scale never seen before in the Western Hemisphere: killing approximately 316,000 people;12 leaving over 1.5 million homeless Haitians to live in spontaneous settlements;13 destroying infrastructure and agricultural resources; generating over10 million cubic meters of rubble.14 The scale of the devastation, in large part due to Haiti’s preexisting poverty, significantly exacerbated its problems. In a real sense, the 2010 Haiti earthquake is an enormous tragedy layered upon an already existing tragedy, in many cases making it nearly impossible to disaggregate whether current suffering (e.g., morbidity, homelessness, unemployment) is due to the earthquake or pre-earthquake factors...
Immediately after a magnitude , the international community commenced an unprecedented relief effort for the worst recorded natural disaster in the Western Hemisphere.1 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) led the American response to the emergency, coordinating efforts of the U.S. Military and multiple U.S. Government (USG) agencies, laying the groundwork for reconstruction and long-term development...leading part of a larger international response, with as many as 129 countries sending personnel and supplies and the United Nations (UN) providing robust leadership...
Haiti’s pre-earthquake conditions -- high levels of extreme poverty and weak governance institutions —contributing factors to the massive loss of life and wide-scale destruction of infrastructure.3 ...compounding Haiti’s preexisting conditions...that will continue to be major factors impeding recovery and long-term reconstruction efforts for many years to come. [...]