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UN Capitalizing on Cholera in Haiti: playing the arsonists and the firemen

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(Article changed on December 23, 2012 at 00:47)

UN Capitalizing on its imported cholera to privatize clean water in poverty-stricken Haiti

With Paul Farmer -- who has an ineffective cholera vaccines program in Haiti wasting millions -- designated as their "Special Advisor," on December 11, 2012 at a press conference, the UN announced a "new initiative to help eliminate cholera in Haiti and the Dominican Republic."

Secretary Ban Ki Moon launched the UN's grand (10-year water/sanitation) money laundering, no, its fundraising scheme to harm, oops no, to "aid" Haitians. As evidenced in the HLLN letter copied below, this water project is just a re-hashed initiative launched nearly a year ago. ( See, denied  June 22, 2012 [ezilidanto] Request to peruse and comment on proposed 10-year plan by PAHO/UN to eradicate cholera in Haiti to be unveiled June 29 at OAS" erzilidanto, 06/22/2012 ;  and [ezilidanto] 10-year international plan to PRIVATIZE clean water (funding NGOs) in Haiti unveiled June 29 in Washington, erzilidanto, 06/30/2012.)

The $2.2 billion initiative is unfunded. The $215 million from bilateral and multilateral donors the UN claims is available as newly added money are mostly previously pledged earthquake monies, monies pledged seven months before UN cholera ever hit Haiti but not given. See the Al Jazeera video interview on UN repackaging its fictitious, non-existent cholera aid to Haiti. Also, the UN refuses to set up a claims commission under the Status of Force Agreement with Haiti. It still doesn't accept responsibility for its cholera epidemic, gives no verifiable legal assurances to the Haitian people that their raw sewage are not still being dumped in Haiti's waterways.

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But, capitalizing on its imported cholera plague to Haiti, deflecting liability and responsibility for the death of 8000 Haitians and sickness of 620,000 in two years, the UN appealed for help to raise $2.2 billion in more misery funds to fill their employee/ subcontractor pockets. It seems not to matter that no one's been held accountable for the misused of the last $6 billions raised in the name of Haiti misery. The UN/US/PAHO/WHO and the NGOtocracy in Haiti continue to play arsonist and fireman.

The new monies to be raised will go into the same hands, the same USAID/UN/NGO subcontractors with no public accountability to the Haitians, bolstering up an international system that has failed in Haiti for over 50-years. (US failed aid and false benevolence in HaitiThe Plantation called Haiti: Feudal Pillage Masking as Aid, and The White Savior Industrial Complex.)

The grand announcement is another theatrical press gambit and waste of monies on these drones' travel, food and hotel expenses. It's where the US/UN internationals act as if their meeting equates to "doing something" solid and urgent to address their filth -- their imported disease, their (some say) biological and low intensity warfare. This multi-pronged attack is about using the image of the UN as the arbiter of human rights and justice, a claim that cannot actually be born out, but its their image. It's about using this unearned credibility to raise more funds, not to "save the poor Haitians" but to tighten the stranglehold, elevate the "poor Haiti" narrative, have more future occasions to give themselves more titles, awards, jobs, more luxury hotel stays. (Listen to BAI interview Berstein with Kevin Pina on Haiti, Dec. 14, 2012)

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated the "new initiative will invest in prevention, treatment, and education. The main focus is on the extension of clean drinking water and sanitation systems -- but we are also determined to save lives now through the use of an oral cholera vaccine."

Six month ago when the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) at the UN, not the Secretary-General, were unveiling this very same bogus 10-year UN plan to end UN cholera in Haiti,  HLLN pointed out that world renowned cholera expert, Professor Renaud Piarroux maintains that the cholera  epidemic  in Haiti could be gone in months, that Paul Farmer's cholera vaccines are ineffective and a waste of money. "If that is so," we posted "this would cast great suspicion on the  NGOtocracy's settling in for this opportunistic 10-year, far future - 2022 - plan, as the PAHO/UN Millennium Development-type proposed declarations and its signers seem to be maintaining." It's brazen greed, outrageously dishonest and fraudulent.

The fake humanitarians create the problem, use the Shock Doctrine, Disaster Capitalism to occupy Haiti, disenfranchise the people, de-legitimized elections, then with the complicity of the mainstream media and white saviors both from the Left and Right duopoly, they put a black neocon Haiti suit (Laurent Lamothe) up front for publicity purposes to sell the world their 10-year "solution" to cholera as a legitimate Haiti-led initiative.

Then, when one-year later in December 2012, the UN "unveils" its repackaged request for more funds for itself and its subcontractors in Haiti and calls this "eradicating cholera," this travesty is capped off for public consumption by having the fraudulent progressives and justice-seekers (the weapons of mass distraction) speaking on behalf of Haitians, declaring "SUCCESS." Basically preparing to collect more funds, inducing more revenue into their coffers, writing articles, showing this UN warmed over six-months rehashed unveiling of a 10-year plan was a result of their advocacy, letters and petitions that were a SUCCESS!

See, for instance, Mark Weisbrot's Op-Ed: More Pressure Necessary to Get Desperately Needed Clean Water to Haiti which trumpets the suspect UN cholera plan as at least "a beginning," a showing of the capacity of the UN to what? judge itself fairly, provide what? money to private NGOs with no public accountability to Haitians?

Oh, this cholera eradication plan from the cholera importers in Haiti is "incremental justice to Haiti," seriously opine the Leftist intellectuals from the West. No joke.

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The aim, of course, of most foreign aid to Black countries is to keep them in perpetual poverty, ill health, chaos by design, dependency, and so disenfranchised and desperate they are compelled to do Western biddings. (Haiti's Gold Rush -- an Ecological Crime in the Making; The Plantation called Haiti: Feudal Pillage Masking as Aid.)


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