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|Posted July 27, 2006, but adapted from a news article published
|in July 2006 News & Analysis This Month - Supplement
In suffocated poverty Haiti, the economics of
terrorism: Approximately 100 kidnapped for ransoms in one day alone, before 10:00AM;
terrorists must be captured dead or alive; bulldoze their houses/homes or those of the
owners who harbor them
There is a country in the Caribbean you should not visit, even for a few hours. A
second practical advice is not investing your hard-earned money, even by proxy. Your
investment, which may take the form of physical capital and inventories, will most likely
yield a negative net present value. This is not to say there is not a possibility that you
can be brutally murdered, in fact in broad daylight. The nation of concern is suffocated
poverty Haiti. One of the many principal reasons for these cautions is growing terrorism -
apparently state sponsored, in part.
|American businessman, Charles Adam, kidnapped in Haiti. He was released
Thursday, July 20, 2006 after family members paid a ransom. (AP Photo)
Approximately 100 people were largely believed to have been kidnapped for ransoms
Thursday, July 20, 2006 (before 10:00AM) alone in the trashed-filled and dilapidated
capital city of Port-au-Prince.
Today there is much debate - not serious or intelligent enough to be hopeful that Haiti
will change, in the positive terms, from within in the short-run - over what exactly
should be done to address the unprecedented problem of terrorism. But the truth is that
such problem, which already has caused the never healthy economy to shrink by 4.7 percent,
reflects extreme violence-issued totalitarian dictator Rene Preval's background as the man
who personally detonated a bomb, according to former and current comrades who spoke to me
on the customary condition of anonymity, during a public event in the Port-au-Prince
suburb of Petion-Ville, in the late 1990s.
|A Haitian child takes cover during a strong combat between the terrorists
of the neighborhood of Martissant and United Nations peacekeepers in Port-au-Prince,
Haiti, July 27, 2006. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
Economic opportunities - jobs and many other independent variables associated with a
better quality of life - for the vast majority of dirt-poor and illiterate Haitians will
come at the expense of security, in addition to serious macroeconomic policies.
But first here lie some clues to what a serious president, a duly elected head of state
- not one who for nearly 15 years has extremely relied on terrorism for political and
economic purposes - should do about it. He should not only speak out against terrorism but
be certain that the terrorists are CAPTURED DEAD OR ALIVE, BULLDOZE THEIR HOUSES/HOMES OR
THOSE OF THE OWNERS WHO HARBOR THEM. If the courageous policy is not, too, flatten the
notorious crime infested ghetto of Cite Soleil, after a forced mass evacuation.
|A man robs a terrorist killed during a strong combat between the
terrorists of the neighborhood of Martissant and United Nations peacekeepers in
Port-au-Prince, Haiti, July 27, 2006. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
Sure, a general deterrence to smaller crime ridden, ultra-violent crime infested slums
- if not, too, non-bidonville citizens-turned-terrorists, solely for monetary gains. You
are terrorists; you are disciples of Osama bin Laden, on the indirect orders of former
hell-sent, primitive, if not pre-historic, too, totalitarian dictator, druglord
Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who repeatedly claimed that he was kidnapped by the United States,
I, in a military fashion, destroy you, too, in an effort to protect the civil rights of
the vast majority of Haitians.
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