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2021-07-07 Caribbean-Latin America
Haitian President Jovenel Moise assassinated in his home
The president of Haiti, Jovenel Moise, was shot and killed in his home, the interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph announced Wednesday.
Update from the Daily Mail at 2:10 p.m. courtesy of Fred:
  • A group of 'foreigners', some of whom spoke English and Spanish, broke into Mr Moise's home in the hills above Port-au-Prince at around 1am on Wednesday, according to a statement by country's prime minister

  • The 53-year-old was shot dead and the First Lady Martine, 47, remains in hospital after what PM Claude Joseph called a 'hateful, inhumane and barbaric act'

  • Haiti's embassy in the Dominican Republic said the First Lady has since been flown to another country for treatment

  • In footage purportedly recorded by a witness, someone with an American accent shouts into a megaphone: 'DEA operation. Everybody stand down. DEA operation. Everybody back up, stand down'

  • Gunfire then erupts in the video uploaded to Instagram by someone who says they were in the Pelerin 5 neighbourhood, where the president's house is located

  • Residents reported hearing high-powered rounds and saw men dressed in black sprinting through the neighbourhood. There were also claims of a grenade going off and drones being deployed

  • PM Joseph said he had taken charge of the country and the police and armed forces were taking 'all measures to guarantee the continuity of the State and protect the Nation'

  • Joe Biden called the attack 'very worrisome.' White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki added it was an 'horrific crime,' adding 'we stand ready and stand by them to provide any assistance that's needed'
Posted by Frank G 2021-07-07 06:41|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [558 views ]  Top
 File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats 

#1 Surprise
Posted by Woodrow 2021-07-07 07:51||   2021-07-07 07:51|| Front Page Top

#2 Was he a Democrat?
Posted by Skidmark 2021-07-07 08:53||   2021-07-07 08:53|| Front Page Top

#3 Did he know Epstein?
Posted by Warthog 2021-07-07 09:51||   2021-07-07 09:51|| Front Page Top

#4 ^ Hillary
Posted by Frank G 2021-07-07 09:56||   2021-07-07 09:56|| Front Page Top

#5 Its not clear who dunnit.
Posted by JohnQC 2021-07-07 10:02||   2021-07-07 10:02|| Front Page Top

#6 Doesn't Hilary and her brother control gold mines in Haiti?
Posted by Vespasian Ebboting9735 2021-07-07 10:08||   2021-07-07 10:08|| Front Page Top

#7 I blame Jason Bourne.
Posted by Raj 2021-07-07 10:09||   2021-07-07 10:09|| Front Page Top

#8 "Earthquake Relief"
Posted by swksvolFF 2021-07-07 10:27||   2021-07-07 10:27|| Front Page Top

#9 It's the actual asshole of the world. An objective assessment would have several lessons in it. But it would be heavily rayciss too...
Posted by M. Murcek  2021-07-07 11:18||   2021-07-07 11:18|| Front Page Top

#10 Eagerly awaiting Conan O'Brian to take another vacay to prove it isn't a shithole.
Posted by swksvolFF 2021-07-07 11:48||   2021-07-07 11:48|| Front Page Top

#11 Coon-an O'brien and Cool Bear getting some tar roll on a Hatian beach...
Posted by M. Murcek  2021-07-07 12:27||   2021-07-07 12:27|| Front Page Top

#12 In this best of all tropical... well...
The West showed the rest how to spell!
"Is it true what we've read?"
"That our president's dead?"
The prime minister said, "Who can tell?"
Posted by Jolugum Poodle9136 2021-07-07 14:05||   2021-07-07 14:05|| Front Page Top

#13 Another CoVid Death
Posted by Threter Gloluck5531 2021-07-07 14:19||   2021-07-07 14:19|| Front Page Top

#14 Now sending in US troops?

Where's Herb on this?
Posted by swksvolFF 2021-07-07 17:47||   2021-07-07 17:47|| Front Page Top

#15 I believe an ZH links should now come with the Morton Salt Girl image, but they have a report up that says it was "mercenaries" disguised as DEA agents, which is screenplay grade or YJCMTSU, take your pick...
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-07-07 17:55||   2021-07-07 17:55|| Front Page Top

#16  I believe an ZH links should now come with the Morton Salt Girl image,

Most of the time, yes. Skepticism in that quarter is my going-in position, despite generally being considerably less cynical than many here. On the other hand, if we know what they’re trying to sell...
Posted by trailing wife 2021-07-07 18:47||   2021-07-07 18:47|| Front Page Top

#17 The cynicism of Rantburg regulars is a strength.
Posted by M. Murcek  2021-07-07 19:59||   2021-07-07 19:59|| Front Page Top

#18 At this point, the question is not whether they are lying, but what do the lies mean?

A lot of our sources are dubious at best. PressTV, anyone? Often they are interesting from a traffic analysis point of view. "Why are they talking about *this*?" "Why are they talking about this *now*?"
Posted by SteveS 2021-07-07 21:03||   2021-07-07 21:03|| Front Page Top

#19 PressTV was confiscated by the US Admin a week ago (no joke). Their credibility dropped
Posted by Frank G 2021-07-07 21:06||   2021-07-07 21:06|| Front Page Top

#20 #8 "Earthquake Relief?" This was where the Clintons relieved Haiti of about $12-14 billion and wore out their welcome.
Posted by JohnQC 2021-07-07 21:24||   2021-07-07 21:24|| Front Page Top

#21 Boosh can do a painting...
Posted by M. Murcek  2021-07-07 22:06||   2021-07-07 22:06|| Front Page Top

#22 Serpent and Rainbow

"We rational people have Pride!"
"We also," a Haitian replied:
"Stick your finger in mud
When you point at that, stud!"
Superstition and "science" collide.
Posted by Jolugum Poodle9136 2021-07-07 23:09||   2021-07-07 23:09|| Front Page Top

#23 Or possibly "Not us!" Though a thing and its opposite are so damned often much of a chumminess.
Posted by Jolugum Poodle9136 2021-07-07 23:16||   2021-07-07 23:16|| Front Page Top

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