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The PNH takes control of camp Lamentin, more than 50 arrests

Some incidents that have been happening around Haiti have shocked many and are making the government look powerless. Men who claim to be former demobilized soldiers have been taking over former military bases, including camp Lamentin and causing a lot of fear and terror among Haitians.

50 arrests have been done so far under two separate operations; Lamentin and Bon Repos operations. The measures taken are worth as the men had earlier come in front of the national palace with full armor, though they did not do any harm anyone. Analysts think that there are better ways to voice their demands.

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Are the armed men running all over Haiti really demobilized soldiers?

The worry I have in my heart is more than words can express. I am deeply troubled by something that every Haitian who is protected by the constitution should be fretting about. How is it possible for armed men in new uniforms, so called demobilized soldiers, be running all over Haiti occupying strategic places in this country while we just watch as if there is no imminent security threat?

Poze Pitit!

These men claim to be demobilized soldiers. President Martelly and his government are yet to act, but before he does one or several Haitians could die in cold blood from the shots of firearm.

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MINUSTAH ready to fight and disarm Demobilized or Remobilized Haitian Military

The U.N. is ready for a fight, but this time with those who think they can reestablish the Haitian Military by force. The Chief Information Officer for the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), Ms. Eliane Nabaa, indicated on Monday that peacekeepers are ready to disarm and/or dislodge former Haitian Military groups that have been occupying several old facilities once used by the Armed Forces of Haiti, disbanded since 1995.

All MINUSTAH is waiting for is the go signal from the Haitian authority. Here are the exact statements from Ms. Eliane Nabaa:

"We are here available and willing"

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The Haitian Military is Back as Forces Arme D'Haiti occupied Camp Lamantin 54

History is repeating itself. After many years of retreat or inactivity, The Haitian Military, known as Forces Armees D'Haiti (FADH)has been self re-established. Several facilities that were left vacated by the disbanded Forces Armees D' Haiti have been taken over by the new force. So far the central location where the new Military force is conducting military activities is Camp Lamantin 54.

"Mezanmi, Talon Kikite Retounin Anko"

According to one of the members of the new Military force who was giving an interview on Radio Caraibes FM this week, they Haitian Constitution stated clearly the right to have A Haitian Military force in Haiti.

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Upon returning from exile Aristide disbanded the Haitian Army

n the Month of September, 1991, Former Haitian president was the victim of coup by General Raoul Cedras. His first decision upon returning from exile was to disband Haitian Army

Following the coup, Aristide spent time in Venezuela before moving to the United States to start influencing US policies against Haiti. Jean-Bertrand Aristide returned to Haiti with U.S. Military support to complete his term in office.

Upon his return from exile, Aristide disbanded the Haitian Military. Many people were in support of the action of the president to disband the force at the time.

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Michel Martelly plans to restore Haitian military, 3, 500 troops to start

It has been reported that President Michel Martelly has a plan to restore the Haitian Military to replace the U.N. Peacekeeping force. The plan calls for $95 million to train and equip the new Military force of 3,500 soldiers. According to the Associated Press who obtained the document from a Haitian official,

The Haitian government reported that one of the objective of the new Military force is to patrol the border with the Dominican Republic, now frequently used by drug traffickers and for other types of smuggling. The plan has a target date from November to January to conduct the first class of troops recruited

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