Now even the police are rioting in Haiti


Polls Forum Moderator
Jan 20, 2003
Just keep in mind that in Haiti, like anywhere else, the criminals are always a sliver of the population. It can be a problem when they take control of a place, but even then they are just a sliver.


Staff member
Jan 9, 2009
South Coast
Mr AE was listening to the radio a couple of days ago, and someone said Haiti was requesting international intervention. Is that true? I’m not able to follow the news as closely here in DR because my internet is spotty.


Aug 26, 2012

From the above linked column...

"We're leading the way on sanctions and frankly we'd like other governments to play a stronger role, including the United States," said Rae, noting Canada is also providing food aid and help with public health as the country deals with a resurgence of cholera.

The sensitive question of whether military involvement might be in the cards landed in the spotlight earlier this week in the lead-up to the North American leaders summit, after comments by a senior U.S. official.

"Canada itself has expressed interest in taking on a leadership role" in offering some sort of multinational security support to the Haitian National Police, U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan told reporters on Monday.

That could involve boots on the ground or other forms of support, said Sullivan. He said that U.S. President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Trudeau would discuss the matter, adding he didn't want to "jam anybody" by anticipating the outcome of the conversation.
But no public commitment to any specific action in Haiti emerged after those private discussions on Tuesday.


Jake Sullivan said he didn't want to "jam anybody" but that is exactly what he tried to do.
How could anybody possibly attempt an intervention when it is impossible to find reliable partners on the ground or even have a clue about
who's who and what's what?