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Veye Yo!- Exiled CEP Administrator to address HDP Seminar!

Post by Ezili Danto » Tue Feb 21, 2006 2:27 pm

Onè e Respè,

Jacques Bernard has managed to get asylum in the US. With HDP former board member, Timothy M. Carney, now in charge of the US Embassy and visas in Haiti, as interim Ambassador, that is not so surprising.

Has Jacques Bernard gone back to Washington, back to the bosom of his Haiti Democracy Project co-horts to get more orders from those he received a paycheck to terrorize the people of Haiti, allegedly stuffing ballot boxes with blanks, presiding over missing ballots, burnt ballots, and fraudulently publishing bogus electoral results in the coup d'etat folk's attempt to turn the Feb. 7, 2006 rigged elections into a true selection, totally negating the Haitain people's landslide mandate to Rene Preval?

It appears HDP is still in the coup-making business and against Haiti democracy, justice, development and peace.

They are so cavalier about it, so
unconcerned about facing a court of law for their heinous crimes against the people of Haiti with the bi-centennial coup, that they are, right now, predicting a coup d'etat against Preval, even saying it out loud to the mainstream press with TOTAL impunity.

In one article Haiti Democracy Project board member, Lionel Delatour reportedly said that if Preval allows the return of Aristide to Haiti, he wouldn't finish his term. Thus, Haiti Democracy Project is already threatening a coup d'etat against Preval, and Preval hasn't even taken office yet! How many federal and international laws does the overthrow or threat of overthrowing of a foreign government or President violates?


[quote]"If he does try to bring Aristide back, Preval will not finish his presidency," Delatour predicted." (Go to: "Aristide's Former Ally May Be Turning Away by Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times, Feb. 20, 2006 ) http://www.haitiforever.com/forum/viewt ... 4221#14221 [/qu
ote]

As they did with Leon Manus, so too with Bernard Jacques. Take a look - "Jacques Bernard va partager les details des resultats "politiques:"

[quote]Exiled CEP Administrator to Address Haiti Democracy Project Seminar

webmaster, 2006-02-21

Haiti Democracy Project web page item #3469
( http://www.haitipolicy.org )

Jacques Bernard was director-general, and by many accounts the only effective administrator at the Provisional Electoral Council. At an episode at the tabulation center in the industrial park, two of the commissioners, Pierre Duchemin and Patrick Fequiere, loudly upbraided Bernard for an hour in an attempt to intimidate him and curry favor for themselves with Preval.

Then pro-Preval demonstrators invaded the Montana Hotel in search of electoral officials to attack and lynch, Bernard chief among them. With U.S. help, he was whisked to the United States as was Leon Manus five and a half y
ears ago. The Haiti project was proud to present Manus at the Brookings Institution in 2000 in his first U.S. appearance after fleeing to exile. We are equally proud to present Bernard.

Watch this space for further announcements.[/quote][/quote]

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Bernard's CEP Departure can only have positive consequences

Post by Ezili Danto » Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:04 am

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The departure of Jacques Bernard from the CEP can only have positive consequences, according to Council member Duchemin; a committee is formed to manage the rest of the electoral process

Port-au-Prince, February 21, 2006 -(AHP)- Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) member Pierre Richard Duchemin indicated Tuesday that the departure of the director general from the CEP can only have positive consequences for the electoral process.

Jacques Bernard said he left the country due to threats, but some CEP members said he left in order to avoid having to respond to accusations of fraud relating to the electoral process.

The departure of Mr. Bernard might enable the truth to break out regarding the confusion surrounding his work, said Pierr
e Richard, who spoke of an unhealthy polarization.

Duchemin announced that the work left behind by Mr. Bernard will be taken up by a committee composed of three CEP members: a François Benoît, Rosemond Pradel and himself.

"The CEP is determined to work transparently", said Duchemin, who announced the opening of an investigation into the case of the ballots found at the public dump site at Truittier, regarding which Jacques Bernard has been accused of involvement.

The Council member also took a moment to downplay the accusations by Jacques Bernard who claimed that he had received death threats.

He is trying to conceal the illness that is afflicting him, said CEP member Patrick Féquière, who has also been accused by the former executive director.
AHP February 21, 2006 12:00 PM

The Alternative Bloc hails the victory of Préval and announced the choice of three liaison officers to manage its interests

Port-au-Prince, February 21, 2006 -(AHP)- The
Alternative Bloc of 11 political parties presented its congratulations Tuesday to the candidate of the Platform Espwa, René Garcia Préval, winner in the first round of the elections of February 7, 2006.

In a news release sent to AHP, the Bloc also praised the population for the new page of history that it has just written by participating massively and enthusiastically in the first round of the presidential and legislative elections.

According to the Bloc, this performance demonstrates the maturity of the Haitians and their desire to put an end to the interminable transition and to install a president whom they judge to be capable of ensuring political stability, promoting economic renewal, and propelling the country along the path to modernity, democracy and progress.

The Alternative Bloc stated that all its members have assumed their civic responsibility before history by deciding to provide their support to the new Chief of State for the concretisation of the ideals that the Hai
tian people expressed in their historic vote.

The Alternative Bloc expressed its wishes for success to Mr. Préval and said it hopes that in his capacity as president of all the Haitians he will work sincerely toward reconciliation among all social strata of the country.

The Bloc reaffirmed in addition that it will remain a collegial structure bringing together 10 former presidential candidates and 11 leaders or representatives of 11 political formations.

It added however that in the special context of the moment it has chosen three liaison officers to manage its interests. They are engineer Chavannes Jeune of UNCRH, who polled in fourth place in the presidential elections of February 7, Dr. Luc Fleurinord of the MRN and Dr. Emmanuel Justima of the AD party.

To date, the unsuccessful candidate of the RDNP party, Leslie Manigat, remains one of the few candidates who has yet to concede defeat.

AHP February 21, 2006 3:00 PM

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J. Bernard, Another Zealot for HDP, like Manus and Paquiot

Post by Ezili Danto » Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:11 am

[quote]Jacques Bernard: Another Zealot, like Leon Manus and Pierre Paquiot for Haiti Democracy Project to use to Destabilize Haiti's Elected President
By Ezili Danto, Feb. 21, 2006, Haitian Pespectives


The Rigged Haiti Elections:

Jacques Bernard, the Frenchman accused of ballot stuffing and electoral fraud who was quickly rushed out of Haiti is now in the US. Bernard was unilaterally and illegally appointed, by Gerard Latortue, to an "Executive Director" position on Haiti's electoral council (CEP), a position that doesn't exist and violates CEP's own laws.

Bernard stands accused by at least three members on the CEP of ballot stuffing and electoral fraud in Haiti's Feb. 7, 2006 elections.

To quote Haiti's own CEP members, Fequiere and Mat
hurin, Jacques Bernard is a "crook and swindler," a "megalomaniac” who “abused the power” of the electoral council and had a “political agenda," (To see picture of Jacques Bernard, go to: http://www.radiocanada.ca/nouvelles/Int ... uite.shtml (See, also, Haiti election authority says fraud tainted vote http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060217/wl_ ... lection_fr ud_dc_1 )

Reportedly, Bernard, is a French citizen, who once went to school at the Sorborne in Paris together with Leslie Manigat.

This lifelong relationship with Leslie Manigat is why some in Haiti believe that the 11.8 percent Manigat received to garner second place in the Haitian election was actually INFLATED by his close friend and former schoolmate, Jacques Bernard.

What is the connection between Leslie Manigat and Gerard Latorture?

Gerard Latortue is a close associate of Leslie Manigat, who served as foreign minister in 1988 to former President Leslie Manigat
when the latter usurped the 1988 presidency with the backing of the CIA's army in Haiti (a.k.a. FAdH). (http://www.haitisurf.com/gerardlatortue.shtml/ )

If Jacques Bernard is a French citizen and he had to flee Haiti, why not go to France? Why come to Washington to speak at a Haiti Democracy Project Seminar? Hopefully some intrepid journalist will soon let us know Jacques Bernard's past affiliation, if any, with Tim Carney, IRI, IFES, USAID and the Haiti Democracy Project (HDP).

For, as HDP did with Leon Manus, Haiti's election commissioner for the 2000 legislative elections, as they did with Pierre Paquiot, the Rector of the University of Haiti, so too, it appears HDP may use the newly disaffected Jacques Bernard as the latest in their strings of exiled Haitian zealots. Will HDP now parade the discredited Jacques Bernard, his story and fabrications at Washington seminars, on HDP delegations and to Washington Congressional offices, to sell their party line; their new coup d'etat plans agains
t Haiti's latest elected President, Rene Preval?

Take a look at this announcement, posted today, on the Haiti Democracy Project website: "Exiled CEP Administrator to Address Haiti Democracy Project Seminar:"

“webmaster, 2006-02-21

Haiti Democracy Project web page item #3469
( http://www.haitipolicy.org )

Jacques Bernard was director-general, and by many accounts the only effective administrator at the Provisional Electoral Council. At an episode at the tabulation center in the industrial park, two of the commissioners, Pierre Duchemin and Patrick Fequiere, loudly upbraided Bernard for an hour in an attempt to intimidate him and curry favor for themselves with Preval.

Then pro-Preval demonstrators invaded the Montana Hotel in search of electoral officials to attack and lynch, Bernard chief among them. With U.S. help, he was whisked to the United States as was Leon Manus five and a half years ago. The Haiti project was proud to present Manus at the Brookings Insti
tution in 2000 in his first U.S. appearance after fleeing to exile. We are equally proud to present Bernard.

Watch this space for further announcements.”

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Where is the New York Times, Miami Herald, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times?

If the past is any barometer, Haiti Democracy Project is clearly indicating its intention to destabilize President-elect Rene Preval. When will the mainstream press report this? Two years after the deed is done and over 10,000 Haitian deaths too late? (See, New York Times coverage, "Haiti: Democracy Undone Mixed U.S. signals have helped tilt Haiti toward chaos")

Ezili Danto
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Bernard quitte le pays à bord d'un vol spécial

Post by Ezili Danto » Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:33 am

American Airlines stopped all their fights. MINUSTHA had control of the airport.

This AFP report rehashes what we already know, but I post it because I found this line especially instructive:
"M. Bernard aurait quitté le pays à bord d'un vol spécial pour se rendre à Washington ..."

[quote]Agence France Presse

Le Directeur général du Conseil électoral menacé, quitte le pays

PORT-AU-PRINCE, 20 fév 2006 (AFP) -

Le directeur général du Conseil électoral provisoire haitien (CEP), Jacques Bernard, a quitté Haiti dimanche pour se réfugier aux Etats-Unis, a-t-on appris lundi auprès de l'institution électorale haitienne.

M. Bernard aurait quitté le pays à bord d'un vol spécial pour se rendre à Washington après que sa ferme ait été saccagée samedi par des inconnus, a indiqué un de
ses proches collaborateurs sous couvert d'anonymat.

"J'ai appris la nouvelle de son départ comme tout le monde, samedi on était ensemble. Puis j'ai entendu dans les médias qu'il avait reçu des menaces et il est parti", a déclaré à l'AFP le président du CEP Max Mathurin.

M. Bernard était en conflit avec au moins deux membres du Conseil qui l'avaient accusé de prendre le contrôle des opérations électorales en écartant le neuf membres du Conseil.

"Nous allons continuer à assumer nos responsabilités afin de poursuivre les opérations électorales en son absence", a indiqué Max Mathurin.

Lundi, le CEP a rendu publics de nouveaux résultats partiels de l'élection présidentielle montrant que le vainqueur, René Préval, a atteint le score de 51,21% des suffrages.

Le Conseil a également publié sur son site Internet les premiers résultats partiels des législatives. Ceux-ci portent sur les candidats au Sénat où trente postes sont à pourvoir. Le deuxième tou
r du scrutin législatif est prévu le 19 mars.[/quote]

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Selective use of US visa, resources (plane) and jail (Krome)

Post by Ezili Danto » Wed Feb 22, 2006 12:33 pm

US Embassy's Tim Carney, formerly of HDP selectively and, in a racist manner, uses US federal power to undermine the institutionalization of Haitian laws, justice and democracy. Thus, it granted a US visa, used resources such as arranging a "special flight" out of Haiti and no jail cell awaited Bernard - the Department of Homeland Security did not put Bernard in indefinite detention or hold him at Krome when he got to Miami International Airport.

The Jacques Bernard case illustrates how US Embassy in Haiti, which oftentimes says it "cannot meddle in the domestic matters of a foreign" country when asked to put pressure to, for instance, get the release of the political prisoners, such as Prime Minister Yvon Neptune, So Ann, Jacques Mathelier, et al., just used its federal powers without these
concerns to fly Jacques Bernard out of Haiti.

Jacques Bernard has been accused of massive fraud in the Feb. 7, elections. But he is currently in Washington doing the bidding of HDP and the US State Department. At least one newspaper has already quoted Jacques Bernard as saying that, Preval, "the president-elect and others manipulated ballot counting changes." (See, "Top election official backs original count: The leader of Haiti's electoral council surfaced in Washington and said the president elect and others manipulated ballot counting changes" by Pablo Bachelet, The Miami Herald, February 23, 2006 )

Others in Washington are saying that Preval used street riots and demonstrations to force the international community to declare him President. Yet, anyone watching the Feb. 23, 2006 C-Span 2 appearance of Bernard would have heard him say that Preval was in Marmelade when the people took to the streets of Port-au-Prince. However, this doesn't stop the mainstream press from
issuing its negative mantras to undermine Preval's presidency before it even begins.

The Jacques Bernard case illustrates, how the US plays a corrupting, not democratic role in Haiti. How the US Embassy uses visas, tax-payer resources, and indefinite detention, whether in Haiti as with the US-supported Latortue government's warehousing of Lavalas officials and supporters, or, in Miami where the fleeing Haitian refugees are indefinitely detained at the Krome detention center, to undermine Haitian law, justice and democracy.

It appears the US Embassy in Haiti has no QUALMS about "interfering in Haiti's domestic affairs” if it will benefit and promote US interest in destroying the Lavalas peace and justice movement. Thus, a special granting of a US visa, resources such as arranging a "special flight" out of Haiti and no jail for Bernard - the Department of Homeland Security did not put Bernard in indefinite detention or hold him at Krome when he got to Miami International Airport
.

The granting, by Tim Carney's US Embassy, of either some exile status such as a visiting visa, asylum or Temporary Protected Status, by The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to Jacques Bernard gives evidence of how the US uses its resources (special flight arranged for Jacques Bernard when no such thing has ever been arranged say, for the ailing Yvon Neptune), jailing (homeland security did not put him at Krome pending Haitian justice investigation but allowed him some sort of a visa and exile status). Now he's in Washington to address a Haiti Democracy Project seminar and on C-Span panels replacing Roger Noreiga!

American Airlines stopped all their fights. MINUSTHA had control of the airport. But Jacques Bernard was able to get a "special flight" out of Haiti.

HLLN has always maintained that the US Embassy abuses federal power by using its visa granting abilities to deny Haitian justice and by using jail to undermine Haitian democracy. This case with Bernard underscores
and gives evidences to these US Embassy abuses. The wealthy, light-skinned and multi-passported Jacques Bernard, accused of massive fraud in the Feb. 7, 2006 elections was authorized to leave Haiti, his visa approved by the US Embassy and he was even put on a special US-arranged (Tim Carney of HDP) flight out of Haiti.

When he got to Miami, unlike, for instance, Joseph Dandica, the elderly and sick 81-year old Baptist Minister, whose Church roof top the UN had used to execute, reportedly 15 and wound 6 "gang" members , Homeland Security could not be bothered to give TPS to Dandica. On the other hand, the fleeing-from-Haitian-law-and-justice Jacques Bernard was welcomed to Miami by Homeland Security, was not sent to jail at Krome as most poor Haitian refugees are, to die there as was the case for Reverend Joseph Dantica on November 3, 2004. (See, U.S. Bias and Indefinite Detention Policy Increases Haitian Suffering & Grief by Marguerite Laurent, November 16, 2004 http://www.margueritelau
rent.com/pressclips/indefinite.html )

This illustrate the cavalier, callous and outrageous disdain the US Ambassador, Department Homeland Security and Washington holds the ordinarily poor and dark-skinned Haitians, who mostly are warehoused at Krome. Poor Haitians, who cannot be used by Haiti Democracy Project, DHS or Washington to further their Death Plan in Haiti are simply subject to lengthy detention in the US and singled out by the US government for harsh treatment. Poor Haitians without Jacques Bernard's powerful Washington friends don't get to circumvent the laws or even get to be afforded due process and equal application of the immigration laws. In fact, to be poor, dark-skinned and Haitian means you will have the lowest rate of approval on asylum applications to the US.

HLLN urges its entire network to formally write a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (copied to the US Embassy in Haiti, Condi Rice and the State Department) to demand a full investigation into the grantin
g of special visa privileges to Jacques Bernard, who stands accused of massive electoral fraud. HLLN rejects this use of US immigration laws to undermine the institutionalization of the rule of law in Haiti.

Marguerite Laurent, Esq.
Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network
(Dedicated to institutionalizing the rule of law and justice in Haiti and to protecting the civil, human and cultural rights of Haitians living at home and abroad)
Feb. 22, 2006

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Bernard surfaced in Washington to do HDP/Bush Dept bidding

Post by Ezili Danto » Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:47 pm

I edited the above-post to reference this Pablo Bachelet article and the C-Span 2 appearance, showing how Jacques Bernard is busy doing Timothy Carney, HDP and the Bush State Department bidding. This article further evidences why Bernard was given such special treatment and rushed out of Haiti by the US Embassy.

Ezili Danto
Feb. 23, 2006

[quote] 02/23/2006 04:48:39

Top election official backs original count: The leader of Haiti's electoral council surfaced in Washington and said the president elect and others manipulated ballot counting changes

council surfaced in Washington and said the president-elect and others manipulated ballot counting changes

Pablo Bachelet The Miami Herald

Source: Miami Herald, The (KRT) Date: February 23, 2006

Feb. 23--WASHINGTON --
A Haitian electoral official who fled abroad amid death threats complained Wednesday that President-elect Rene Preval manipulated tensions from the Feb. 7 ballot to avert a run-off.

Jacques Bernard, director general of the Provisional Electoral Council, made his first public appearance since he fled the country last week at a seminar on Haiti hosted by the U.S. Institute for Peace, a congressionally funded group that aims to resolve international conflicts.

Bernard defended the Feb. 7 presidential and parliamentary balloting as "the best . . . for many, many years," although it was clouded by a painstakingly slow count, a stunningly high number of blank ballots, the finding of ballots in a garbage dump and outbursts of street protests by Preval backers when they suspected his victory was being stolen.

Bernard complained that two council members incited the crowds to violence as the suspicions of manipulations spread.

"These two members of
the board, they were criticizing the results even prior to the elections, because they did not want the elections," he said, later identifying them as Pierre-Richard Duchemin and Patrick Fequiere. Both have previously accused Bernard of mishandling election preparations.

THE COMPROMISE

Preval was holding just short of the 50 percent-plus one he needed to avoid a run-off against the second-place finisher when the council, fearing an explosion of violence, changed the way it counted the blank votes and gave him an outright victory.

Bernard told the gathering that Preval "clearly" won the vote, but fell short of the 50 percent mark. "What happened . . . is a clear manipulation on the part of two [board members] and Preval as a politician took advantage of the situation."

Bernard said his farm house was looted and that he decided to leave after he was told that some people were looking to kill him. He hasn't decided if he will return to Haiti.

The cont
roversial change in the way that blank votes were counted has given rise to concerns that the issue could become a hidden land mine in Haiti's future if Preval does not perform well as president and his critics start pushing to oust him.

IS ARISTIDE WELCOME?

Meanwhile, former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, ousted amid a bloody rebellion in 2004, repeated from his exile in South Africa Wednesday that he was ready to return home, but said the timing was up to Preval.

"The date of my return will emerge from consultations" among Preval, the United Nations, the Caribbean Community and his host, the South African government, Aristide said in an interview with international news agencies.

Asked about Aristide's comments, Preval Wednesday repeated his oft-stated position on the former president -- that the Haitian constitutions forbids exile.

"Remember, you're talking to a president," he told reporters at a brief news conference. "Do you respect the co
nstitution? The response isn't with me. It's with the constitution."

But as before he also avoided saying outright that he would welcome back Aristide, who faces a slew of possible corruption charges under a report by government investigators alleging that he mismanaged tens of millions in government funds.

U.S. RESPONSE

The U.S. State Department was more clearly negative on the possibility of a return home by Aristide, a former priest popular with Haiti's poor majority but divisive politically.

"I'm not aware that the government of Haiti is eager or urging Aristide to come back," said State Department spokesman Adam Ereli. "They've got a democracy to build . . . and the future is not the past. Aristide is from the past. We're looking to the future."

During his news conference, Aristide congratulated the Haitian people and Preval, whom he called "my president," and said the balloting "indicates the road toward freedom and democra
cy and not toward coups d'etat."

Aristide, who has been doing research and other work with a South African correspondence college, pledged to return to Haiti as a private citizen.

"I don't need to be a politician . . . to enjoy what I'm doing right now," he told the journalists in South Africa. "Being involved in research, in education, this is a joy for me."

KRviaNewsEdge

Copyright (c) 2006 Knight Ridder/Tribune Publications
Received by NewsEdge Insight: 02/23/2006 04:48:39

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To help HLLN stop Haiti Democracy Project's use of Jacques Bernard to spread disinformation, please write to the media everytime you see his lies quoted as gospel. For a list of media e-mails and addresses: http://www.americanreview.us/mediadd.htm

For further info on HDP's new (Jacques Bernard) disinformation campaign and what you can do to help stop it, go to Ezili Danto's "The US/HDP war against Preval's presidency has begun even
before he takes office."
http://www.haitiforever.com/forum/viewt ... 4277#14277

or write erzilidanto@yahoo.com

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