Oil in Haiti – Economic Reasons for the UN/US occupation
in Haiti and Oil Refinery – an old notion for Fort Liberte as a
transshipment terminal for US supertankers – Another economic reason for the ouster of President Aristide and current UN occupation (Haiti’s Riches: Interview with Ezili Dantò on Mining in Haiti and Answers to media questions about Haiti)
in the North-Eastern part of Haiti and abounding with tourist sites,
Fort-Liberté is a city where the first declaration of Haiti’s
independence took place on November 29, 1803. It has one of the most
captivating historical sites in the area called Fort Dauphin known
today as Fort-Liberté. This fort was built around 1731 under the
command of Louis XV, king of France, and its ruins are the greatest
evidences of its genius designers who chose the most strategic point to
built it in order to fight off upcoming invaders.
to its architectural charm, it overlooks a splendid bay of turquoise
seawater, which sparkles under the bright rays of the tropical sun.
is evidence that the United States found oil in Haiti decades ago and
due to the geopolitical circumstances and big business interests of
that era made the decision to keep Haitian oil in reserve for when
Middle Eastern oil had dried up. This is detailed by Dr. Georges Michel
in an article dated March 27, 2004 outlining the history of oil
explorations and oil reserves in Haiti and in the research of Dr.
Ginette and Daniel Mathurin.
There is also good evidence that
these very same big US oil companies and their inter-related monopolies
of engineering and defense contractors made plans, decades ago, to use
Haiti’s deep water ports either for oil refineries or to develop oil
tank farm sites or depots where crude oil could be stored and later
transferred to small tankers to serve U.S. and Caribbean ports. This is
detailed in a paper about the Dunn Plantation at Fort Liberte in Haiti.
Ezili’s HLLN underlines these two papers on Haiti’s oil resources and the works of Dr. Ginette and Daniel Mathurin in
order to provide a view one will not find in the mainstream media nor
anywhere else as to the economic and strategic reasons the US has
constructed its fifth largest embassy in the world – fifth only besides
the US embassy in China, Iraq, Afghanistan and Germany – in tiny Haiti,
post the 2004 Haiti Bush regime change.
The facts outlined in
the Dunn Plantation and Georges Michel papers, considered together,
reasonably unveil part of the hidden reasons UN Special Envoy to Haiti,
Bill Clinton, is giving the UN occupation a facelift so that its troops stay in Haiti for the duration.
Ezili’s HLLN has consistently maintained, since the beginning of the
2004 Bush regime change in Haiti, that the 2004 US invasion of Haiti
used UN troops as its military proxy to avoid the charge of imperialism
and racism. We have also consistently maintained that the UN/US
invasion and occupation of Haiti is not about protecting Haitian
rights, security, stability or long-term domestic development but about
returning the Washington Chimeres/[gangsters] – the traditional Haitian Oligarchs
– to power, establishing free trade not fair trade, the Chicago-boys’
death plan, neoliberal policies, keeping the minimum wage at slave wage levels, plundering Haiti’s natural resources and riches,
not to mention using the location benefit that Haiti lies between Cuba
and Venezuela. Two countries the US has unsuccessfuly orchestrated
regime changes in and continues to pursue. In the Dunn Plantation and
Georges Michel papers, we find and deploy further details as to why the
US is in Haiti with this attempted Bill Clinton facelift to the UN’s continued occupations.
no matter the disguise or media spins it’s also about Haiti’s oil
reserves, and about securing Haiti’s deep-water ports as transshipment
location for oil or for tank sites to store
crude oil without interference from a democratic government beholden to
its informed population’s welfare. (See Reynold’s deep water port in Miragoane/NIPDEVCO property– scroll to photos in middle of the page.)
In Haiti, between 1994 to 2004 when the people had a voice in
government, there was an intense grassroots movement to figure out how
to exploit Haiti’s resources. There was a plan, where in the book
"Investing In People: Lavalas White Book under the direction of Jean-Betrand Aristide (Investir Dans L’Humain), the Haitian majority "were not only told where
the resources were, but that — they did not have the skills and
technology to actually extract the gold, to extract the oil." More………………………….