Controling Haiti’s Gold
By Hwaa Irfan
Next to oil, and diamonds, gold is the offering of the Earth that the global financial elite seeks to control, and profit from. Gold never featured in the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti just before 5pm on Tuesday 12 January 2010. Neither did it feature when the devastating cholera outbreak introduced to Haiti, by the unhygeinic practices of UN troops months later. Once again, there was a tight grip on information in and out of the country. The world stopped listening, the U.S and the UN were in command of the situation, but no one listened to Haitians ongoing demand for the departure of the U.N from its shores Neither was attention paid when it became glaringly apparent that former U.S. presidents Bush and Clinton had set about raising money in the name of the Haitian disaster, to date none of which has been seen by Haitians in any form.
They were only following in the footsteps of their colonial masters, France which at the time of the French Revolution, the colony of San Domingo supplied two-thirds of the overseas trade of France and was the greatest individual market for the European slave trade.
In WWI, France demanded from Germany 132 billion golden marks as restitution, but ignored the U.S$21bn demanded by Haitians for restitution and reparation in 2003.
This in a nutshell is a skip through the ongoing injustices that Haitians have had to suffer! Their land in slavery and freedom, has never been theirs. The former Bush Administration had continually blocked life-saving aid to Haiti as revealed by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, and the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights, RFK Center.
After the devastating 2010 earthquake, under the Interim Commission for the Reconstruction of Haiti, a commission led by former U.S. president Bill Clinton, that consists of foreigners, and remain completely unknown to the Haitians who remain excluded from the whole process. The Articles 12, 13, and 14 of the bill that Bill Clinton wrote in includes:
- The power to reclaim any land in Haiti for whatever reasons
- The power to take any land they want
- That the Ministry of Finance have to give Clinton what he wants
Overiding the 1987 Constitution, Bill Clinton awards no-bid contracts with the names of the companies concerned remaining unknown to the Haitians – in Haitian law, any contract over US$2,250 has to go through process of bids.
Two years after the shattering 2010 earthquake, half a million people were still homeless, 60% of the resulting rubble remains where it fell, 6,000 people have died from an outbreak of cholera not of their own making, the UN refuses to apologize, and refuses to go, a 2011 election ensued with the president desired by the people was ‘prevented’ from returning until 2 days before the elections, with the candidates decided by Bill Clinton, and Monsanto is busy trying to render the agricultural land useless by donating 475 tons of hybrid vegetable seeds, which of course is deseminated by U.S. Agency for International Development. – the Washington Consensus in action!
Now we come to the gold that has been discovered and undeclared!
Haiti Grassroots Watch has discovered:
- Almost 1,500 square miles (about 2,400 square kilometers) of Haitian territory – 15 percent of the country – are already under research, exploration or exploitation licenses or “mining conventions” controlled by US and Canadian firms.
- Eurasian Minerals, one of the firms, has collected 44,000 samples alone.
- Newmont Mining, the world’s Number 2 gold producer and operator of the largest pit mine in the Americas, is heavily invested with Eurasian, and is considering at least five possible mine sites.
- Haiti’s former Minister of the Economy and Finances is now a paid consultant for Newmont.
- Two Haitian ministers recently signed a “Memorandum of Understanding” with Newmont and Eurasian that says – in violation of Haitian law – Eurasian and Newmont can begin drilling at one of their exploration sites. Haitian legislation states no drilling can occur without a mining convention.
- The Haitians have not been told!
Curiosity called the cat, and wondered what on earth Bill Clinton is doing in Haiti. His public image surpasses him, so everything he does is considered fair seeming. But the nature of his involvement in Haiti belies otherwise. Clinton formulated legal means by which to appropriate Haitian land, excluded Haitians from any developmental process, has successfully impoverished Haitians through a series of free-trade agreements that desimated the local agricultural industry, raised funds in the name of aid for Haitians which they have not seen, and basically decided who will win the 2011 elections.
It has become common practice since former President G. W Bush jr. to ‘blurr’ the nature of one’s origins. We are told officially that Clinton was born:
“William Jefferson Clinton spent the first six years of his life in Hope, Arkansas, where he was born on August 19, 1946. His father, William Jefferson Blythe, had died in an auto accident several months before his mother, Virginia Cassidy Blythe, gave birth to the future President.”
Yet the authorative Burke’s Genealogical And Heraldic History Of the Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage, listed Bill Clinton as a descendant of Hugh Capet and Robert I of France.
But we will not explore the facts here.
Born in Arkansas, the U.S. center of the Brotherhood elite, the Scottish Rite, Clinton spent his childhood in Hot Springs the place for the jet set.
Before he graduated from Georgetown, he won the prized Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University. The Rhodes Scholarship was created by Cecil Rhodes to forward the obejective and to perpetuate that belief in the British Empire and to bring:
“…whole uncivilized world under British rule for the recovery of the United States for making the Anglo-Saxon race but one Empire.” – Cecil Rhodes
A Rhodes is valued at about $35,000 a year for two or three years of study where 32 U.S. students join about 95 scholars chosen around the world. – Bloomberg
Bill Clinton did not succeed in getting the degree, but he did succeed in meeting many people who would form his Administration, and obtaining a honorary doctorate after he became president in 1994.
Arkansas also happened to be where drug-smuggling, money-laundering and corruption was rife – but it is possible to be born in a place and not of it, but it becomes a little difficult when one becomes the Governor of Arkansas! According to his friend Larry Nichols, Clinton’s Arkansas Development Finance Authority” (ADFA), laundered drug-money. Cocaine to a value of $10.000.000 (ten million dollars!) a week was flown in from Mena Airport in Arkansas. The money was laundered via ADFA to a bank in Florida, to a bank in Georgia, to Citycorp in New York, and from there it was transferred out of the country!
Clinton replaced G. W Bush as president when Bush was being castigated for repeatedly uttering the now popular phrase ‘New World Order’ but hwat replaxed Bush, was a member of the NWO (Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, and the Bilderbergers). As president Bill Clinton prevented FBI and CIA to investigate the backgrounds of people whom Bill and Hillary have hired, the alarm bell to which was rung by FBI agent, Gary Aldrich. Clinton also prevented the military or civilian leaders from having contact with him 24/7. So where was he and what was he doing at those times!
So why Haiti.
In short, Clinton has all the credentials to oversee a country, and keep everyone guessing as the UN special envoy to Haiti. Thirty-five years previous, he had gone to Haiti with Hilary, and became fascinated by the occult practice of voodoo. As recent as January 12, 2012, there is a photo of Clinton looking perfectly comfortable shaking hands with Jean-Claude Duvalier over a mass grave in Titanyen of men, women and children murdered by Duvalier and his the Tonton Macoutes. As of February 2012, Duvalier was set to face corruption charges, but moves around freely under police protection. He will not face any charges for the murders, disappearances, torture and other human rights abuses because the statute of limitations has expired.
Clinton’s aide Garry Conille was blocked by popular protest, and pushed forward by Clinton as Martelly’s Prime Minister. To add insult to injury Bill Clinton was awarded the National Order of Honor and Merit to the rank Grand Cross gold plated by Haitian President Martelly in 2011.
Haiti has been unfinished business for Clinton, becuase it was Clinton as president that sent US. Military to ‘handle’ then President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. But there is more to it than that! There has to be for someone like Bill Clinton to take time out for an island that nobody seems to care about!
The inspiration was the earthquake… While many aid agencies were prevented from entering, and aid piled up in the airport, by the 15th day, a Canadian exploration firm, Majescor Resources acquired all of the shares of the only Haitian firm holding full permits for a promising chunk of land in the northeast.
An estimated U.S$20bn worth of gold has been found in the hills Société Minière du Nord-Est (SOMINE) replete with archeological sites along a metal-rich mountain ridge that runs from southeast Dominican Republic to northern Haiti. This was formerly known simply as the Massif du Nord but has become the “Massif du Nord Metallogenic (or Mineralization) Belt – Chery. It is a 50-square-kilometer area where they have also includes silver and copper. This area is now owned by Majescor, Eurasian Minerals and Newmont Mining! The mineral rights were handed over under a Mining Convention executed on May 5, 2005 – valid until March 9, 2020 – between this company and the post-Aristide coup government (during the time of Clinton as president, and when Clinton sent troops to remove then president Aristide)!
“Show me a corporate boss who calls Haiti the “poorest country in the Western Hemisphere,” and I’ll show you a con artist preparing to fleece Haiti.” Says Haitian journalist Dady Chery.
“Likewise, show me a Western technocrat who bemoans Haiti’s “dramatic deforestation due to charcoal production,” and I’ll show a bio-pirate or vandal preparing to wreck Haiti’s remaining cloud-forest and mangrove-forest ecosystems.”
But of course we are told that the forests of this rich island, was stripped by locals for firewood!
This scheming has been going on for a while, with the Dominique Republic as a carrot. It was the reason why access to the country was first blocked and then controlled after the 2010 earthquakes that killed over 22,000 people. And it has bee going on all the time money given in aid for the reconstruction of the country did not go to the people in any form! Geological surveys have been going on since:
- 1970s – U.N. Development Program
- 1980 – Bundesanstalt fur Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe, Germany
- 1980s – U.N. Development Program and the French Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minière
- 1990s – Canadian mining companies
The copper they found was hiding the gold!
According to investigative journalist Jane Regan, the former minister of finance is now a consultant for Newmont Mining
“30 years ago, there was no mining sector to speak of in the Dominican Republic ….In that short period of time they’ve seen the development of the Pueblo Viejo Project [by Barrick and Goldcorp], which is one of the world’s largest gold deposits – and is pretty much a neighbor of ours.
“They’re going to be coming on with production this year.” Said CEO of Canada’s Majescor Resources Inc, Dan Hachey to Canada’s Financial Post.
This negates, as Chery informs that the result in the Dominican Republic:
- 20% of the population lacks access to drinking water
- Mining companies are accused of polluting 2,500 cubic meters of water per hour with the vast quantities of cyanide needed to process 24,000 tons of ore a day by opencast – or open-pit – mining, which is banned in the E.U.
- The companies concerned Barrick and Goldcorp stand accused of dynamiting mountains and destroying Taino Indian archaelogical sites.
The mines in the Dominican Republic are owned by Darrick, 60%, with Goldcorp Inc owning 40%.
It is always about the money, and may explain what is happening in Somalia!
Profiting further, it was announced in May 2012, that a port to the tune of US$179mn will be built with US help, but will more than likely be entirely owned by the U.S. according to Chery.
How does this fit into a one government world?
The British medium for occupying South Africa to claim the gold and diamonds, was the Rothschilds who financed the ‘operation’ including Cecil Rhodes. To control the country, banking, and all institutions including the media were controled by Rothschilds through the Oppenheimers, and Cecil Rhodes. It was considered to be a ‘good model’ that could be replicated elsewhere, and one of those countries under consideration was Canada. As 250,000 students and supporters demonstrat in the streets of Francophile Canada, the protestors find that they have come up against a brick wall – that brick wall is the most powerful family in Canada, the Desmarais family.
For example, the Desmarais own:
- Power Corporation, and all subsidiaries
- the French newspapers in Quebec
- Sagard Private Equity Partners, France
- Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy gave Desmarais the French Legion of Honour, Desmarais brought Jean Charest with him.
- Paul Desmaris Jnr. is on the international advisory board of Barrick Gold, which owns 60% of the mines in Dominican Republic, and is the largest gold mining company outside of South Africa.
- The family is one of two that controls Imerys, France – founded by the Rothschilds, Imerys specializes in mineral production and processes
- The family home has been frequented by Nicolas Sarkozy, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and King Juan Carlos of Spain.
The patriarch of the Demarais has close ties with:
- Every Canadian Prime Minister since Pierre Trudeau,
- All Quebec premiers (save two) in the past several decades, especially Premier Jean Charest
- The Rothschilds
- The Rockefellers
- Spanish royalty
- The Council on Foreign Relations
- the Trilateral Commission
- The Bilderberg Group
So where Canada is represented, look far not for the Demarais – Rockefelllers, Rothschilds!
The Haitians only have themselves, and it will take unremitting courage to overcome an unceasing colonialism, which will expose loyalities, lose friends, but gain the country that they have never really been able to live in, and be respected and treated as human beings! Haiti was first visited by member of the British Royal Society, Christopher Columbus who was on a mission under King Edward III, who on sight of the gold of the indigenous Taino of the island spread disease that supposedly decimated them, and plundered their gold in return. As Haiti comes full circle, there is a point where all that has happened that in anti-life has to end, and that which nourishes life begins.
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