Shady in Haiti – DynCorp infiltration of Haitian Police Forces

in pizzagate •  3 years ago  (edited)

The US contractor, DynCorp, has been operating in Haiti for over two decades winning their first government contract to supply U.N. peacekeepers in 1994.

In light of George Webb’s ongoing investigation of the Clinton Foundation (see bottom of page for link) and it’s associate network, I thought now would be a good opportunity to dig deeper into DynCorp’s involvement in Haiti’s police forces.

“Concentrate on where DynCorp trains police because that’s where the sex slave trade is going to be” – George Webb (Day 83, pt.1)

To probably no one’s great surprise, Haiti is one of the countries where DynCorp has contracts from the USG to train and support the Haitian National Police force (HNP) but also it's a key player in providing international officers to serve in the U.N. Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). In addition, DynCorp affiliates provide corrections advisors for training and support of prison workers.

Partners such as Professional Business Solutions Inc. (PBSI) also contribute to HNP corrections training with the aim to “transform and professionalize the HNP.”

More recently, DynCorp acquired the high-powered firm Casals and Associates Inc. who have also received US government contracts in Africa and Latin America and as well as the Caribbean.

Casals and Associates have been awarded another major contract estimated at $500 million in partnership with USAID. The firm works to support USAID in international legal matters.

“Activities may include reforming legal frameworks..”
“…(to) support USAID efforts in responding to the rule of law challenges and developing human rights cultures.”

This enormous contract gives USAID significant power to influence, reform or even remake the judicial systems of sovereign countries.

Let’s examine a 2008 Wikileaks email concerning DynCorp and another contracting company called PAE.
https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/08PORTAUPRINCE1643_a.html

Jim Bean, the civilian police (CIVPOL) and International Development (INL) director is been given a tour of the current projects that were underway in the Haitian capital at that time. Bean oversaw the State Department contract for training CIVPOL in Haiti.
At the time, DynCorp International (DI) was involved in the construction of a new police station at Cite Soleil, expanding a prison that was operating at 400% above capacity, and planning the construction of new women’s prison 45 minutes outside of Port-au-Prince.

This new women’s prison may be of particular interest to the investigation of human trafficking. As Webb suggests, Haiti may be used as a ‘holding area’ for trafficked women and children. However, I was unable to find any additional information about female prisons in Haiti or find any evidence that the proposed prison was ever completed, thus far.

The US embassy in Port-au-Prince, in particular the Narcotics Affairs Section (NAS), is very much involved with Haitian development projects and capacity building. The NAS has a multitude of initiatives in Haiti from counter-narcotics to anti-money laundering programs which are conducted in coordination with MINUSTAH forces.

A 2008, US State Department Contract in Haiti and Liberia for $7 million dollars illustrates DynCorp’s involvement in the HNP. DynCorp provided training for at least 444 HNP officers. In 2013, DynCorp is awarded yet another contract in Haiti for training and providing support to police worth $48.6 million dollars. The contract is issued by the US State Department through the Criminal Justice Program Support (CJPS) initiative.

From Dyncorp International’s website, the company highlights their training of U.N. Police in Haiti (UNPOL – aka - MINUSTAH) and HNP officers through US State Department contracts.

"We are proud to support this important program to enhance the rule of law in Haiti and help contribute to future economic development” … "The DI team is pleased to expand our support and continue working with the HNP."

With all of these resources being poured into Haiti in terms of government contracts, police personnel training, international police recruitment, prison construction, international legal assistance, correctional advisor training, counter-narcotics activities, anti-money laundering and stabilization projects, you would expect that Haiti was seething with crime and overflowing with criminals. You may be surprised to learn that, in fact, the opposite is true. Haiti has the lowest crime rate in the Caribbean.

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/12/26/inside-the-occupation-of-haiti/

The peaceful territory of Haiti, which has the lowest crime rate in the Caribbean, is occupied by more than 19,627 armed personnel. Specifically, at the last count on October 31, 2014, there was a domestic force of 11,228 established police and 1,144 in training, plus a United Nations force of 4,965 “peacekeeping” troops and 2,290 police officers. This occupation force amounts to about one machine-gun toting individual for about every 500 Haitians or fewer, even without counting the ubiquitous security people who guard the businesses and homes of the rich.

In theory, the international MINUSTAH and UNPOL police are distinct from the HNP force, yet the reality in Haiti is that it’s increasingly difficult to distinguish between these police forces.

The company who trains and provides personnel to the international contingency in Haiti is DynCorp. DynCorp is fully integrated into the HNP force.

A 2008, US State Department Contract in Haiti and Liberia for $7 million dollars illustrates DynCorp’s involvement in the HNP.

DynCorp provided training for at least 444 HNP officers and, as previously mentioned, it was responsible for the construction of a new police station in Cite Soleil. The DynCorp International website states that the new station will:

“function as the primary location for this new specialized unit.”

According to Dady Chery (Counterpunch article above / Haitian writer - www.dadychery.org), the HNP record has been less than stellar over the past decade.

In keeping with their training by MINUSTAH, or rather DynCorp via MINUSTAH, more than 600 members of the PNH (variously called BIM, CIMO, UDMO, BLT, DCPR, Politour, etc. for their specializations) have been dismissed from the force for crimes that include rape, drug trafficking, and murder, the most recent purge being in June 2014.

As a result, Haiti has a de facto US police force serving the population that ultimately protects US interests in Haiti and the region. For Haitians, this is nothing new as Western powers have a long history of interfering in the nation’s affairs. There have been police forces with foreign allegiances in Haiti’s not so distant past.

Then a US-loyal gendarmerie, which answered directly to the US Secretary of State, was set up to replace the highly regarded national army. The gendarmes functioned like a mafia that lived from extortion; furthermore, even after the occupation, they stood ever ready to organize countless bloody coups d’état on orders from Washington. For example, General Paul Magloire’s coup against President Dumarsais Estimé in 1950 was a US-sponsored action via the gendarmerie, as was the 1991 coup against President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

Let’s review.

DynCorp contractors, who have a history of sex trafficking in Bosnia/Kosovo, who have been caught overbilling (defrauding) the US government of tens of millions, a company who is implicated in the CIA extraordinary rendition program involving kidnapping and torture is regularly awarded enormous State Department contracts to train police forces in Iraq, Afghanistan and in this case Haiti.

DynCorp involvement in Haiti:

  • Police training (DynCorp = Int. & dom. forces: HNP / MINUSTAH)
  • Police recruitment (DynCorp = MINUSTAH = HNP)
  • Police station construction (For Dyncorp trained MINUSTAH and HNP)
  • Corrections training (PBSI, DynCorp partner)
  • Legal and Judicial Reform (USAID - Casals and Associates Inc. = DynCorp)
  • Prison construction (Men / women)
  • Counter-Narcotics (NAS – US embassy)

Finally, it has been documented that the presence of Private Military and Security Companies (PMSC) increases the demand for prostitution and by extension sex trafficking.

Wisconsin International Law Review

UN peacekeepers force women and minors to exchange sex for food

Over 225 women and minors claim they were abused in 'transactional sex' incidents

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/un-peacekeepers-sexually-abuse-hundreds-of-women-and-minors-in-haiti-in-exchange-for-food-and-10309963.html

Food for Sex – The Real News

This is Shady. This is Haiti.

Link to George Webb - Day 83 pt. 1 – “Where is Eric Braverman?”

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  ·  3 years ago (edited)

Great post @v4vapid. You gave us a close up, detailed look at the beast. Thanks for all the data.

The point about the prison expansion was very significant.

Haiti has always been, unfortunately, targeted by foreign entities, the 19th century embargo by the US and France completely destroyed there economy and they have never been able to recover, I wouldn't doubt the US would still be using the country for there own interests, whatever they may be.
As to the above article it may or may not be true, but where I don't believe it, is where it says Haiti has the lowest crime rates in the Caribbean. I say this because a few of years ago I met a Colonel from the Uruguayan peace keeping force and he said they couldn't go out into the city without taking guards because it was very easy to be targeted by criminals, so being that the rest of the Caribbean islands are actually tourist hot spots I think they would be safer than Haiti.

I'm not an expert on Haiti by any stretch of the imagination, and you make a valid point because reliable statistics are hard to come by in Haiti.
What i will suggest to you is that there has been a serious kidnapping epidemic in Haiti since the earthquake and this may contribute to a heightened sense of crime. These are kidnappings for ransoms, and the targets are often business owners and foreign workers who are able to pay a ransom. I can imagine it may be more dangerous for a foreigner than the average Haitian living off less then $1.50 a day.

  ·  3 years ago (edited)

@v4vapid We should look more closely at this particular "orphanage". The MSM are blaming the attack on people who are supporters of Guy Philippe but they also say the supporters are "unidentified". Contradiction.

http://www.caribbeannewsnow.com/headline-Americans-attacked-in-violent-reprisals-in-Haiti-following-extradition-of-elected-senator-33152.html

January 12, 2017
Missionaries and foreign workers, mostly American, from an orphanage in southern Haiti, were attacked ... by unidentified individuals, supporters of elected Senator Guy Phillipe"

  ·  3 years ago (edited)

I hadn't heard of this, thanks for bringing it to my attention. 2 things strike me right off the bat.
Extradition for cocaine trafficking and money laundering from 1997-2003. 14 years later?
The fact that he is an elected official is also fishy as mentioned in the post above foreign powers have a long history of removing democratically elected officials from office in Haiti.
Also, I'm curious to know what the name of the orphanage is. Any idea?

  ·  3 years ago (edited)

Great point! Orphanage is Hopestart International. Struggled to find the name. NYT published the name but Google isn't linking to their article. Someone posted the link on Youtube under George's video.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/12/world/americas/guy-philippe-haiti-extradite-drug-charges.html

It's called Hopestart International - found link from comment on Youtube. Google not showing the link ;-)

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/12/world/americas/guy-philippe-haiti-extradite-drug-charges.html

I'm not familiar with Hopestart International, but maybe we can dig something up

Here's a BBC article about Guy Philipp's arrest

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-38617103

Looks like he was 5 days from having immunity as a senator.

Great meat for your next post ;-)

http://www.ijdh.org/about/team/

Note Brian Concannon is ex Georgetown Edu which Podesta has ties to.

A couple of interesting names to dig into.

I suspect Guy is a smokescreen for the attacks on the orphanages...

2 additional key names here:

  1. Brian Concannon, the executive director of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti
  2. Mark Stockeland, the executive director of Haiti Bible Mission
  3. Fredrick Clerie - Hopestart International

Check this out @gizmosia

http://www.hopestartinternational.com

this site is slick, has 2 hands with hearts (not quite double-heart symbol) and the children profiles are throwing up flags for me. What do you think?

  ·  3 years ago (edited)

@v4vapid they have no logo. The hands on that banner are just a decorative item. I checked their Facebook page too. What's the bet they threw their previous logo away when the pizzagate thing started? And haven't finalized a new one.

This page makes me feel like I'm viewing a kid's market/brothel http://www.hopestartinternational.com/childrenshome/ Flags indeed!

  ·  3 years ago (edited)

@v4vapid Keep these 3 names handy and look for links to Dyncorp directors ;-).

Brian Concannon, the executive director of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti
Mark Stockeland, the executive director of Haiti Bible Mission
Fredrick Clerie - Hopestart International

Not the first time I have heard of these allegations. The report you sited said the source of the information was this report. Unfortunately it is a broken link now.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/UN_UNITED_NATIONS_PEACEKEEPERS_SEXUAL_EXPLOITATION?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Which report are you referring to? The Independent.co.uk or counterpunch.org?

Eventhough people have heard this story before, I don't think most people understand that a private military security company is providing the officers and or training for UN peacekeeping missions.
Like many, I assumed U.N. peacekeepers were supplied by national armed forces, on loan or something.

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