Yesterday, I noted that a fake news article on Donald Trump’s GETTR social media spam site accused China of being responsible for the assassination of the Haitian president.
It would be weird if Chinese assassins would flee to the Taiwanese embassy, no?
Haiti’s national police force has claimed that two Americans and 26 Colombians were responsible for the assassination of President Jovenel Moise, while Taiwan has confirmed that 11 arrests were made at its diplomatic compound.
At least 28 people carried out the murder plot earlier this week, police chief Leon Charles told reporters on Thursday, noting that several suspects were brought into custody, while others were killed in firefights with authorities.
“We have arrested 15 Colombians and the two Americans of Haitian origin. Three Colombians have been killed while eight others are on the loose,” Charles said, adding that police had recovered “weapons and materials used by the assailants.” Rifles, machetes and other tools that were seized were displayed on a table near the police chief.
“We will strengthen our investigation and search techniques to intercept the other eight mercenaries.”
Colombian Defense Minister Diego Molano also said on Thursday that early findings suggest that several former members of his country’s armed forces took part in the operation. He vowed to support Haitian authorities in their probe.
Later in the evening, Taiwan’s diplomatic compound in Haiti said that 11 “mercenaries” had been arrested on the facility’s grounds, but did not elaborate beyond stating that the police operation “went smoothly.” The nationalities of those suspects remain unknown.
Haiti is among a small handful of nations to recognize and keep formal diplomatic ties with Taiwan, which Beijing considers to be a province of China proper.
The US State Department told Reuters it could not confirm whether American citizens had been arrested, but said it is in contact with Haitian officials to determine the next steps. The island’s elections minister, Mathias Pierre, identified the two Haitian-Americans as James Solages, 35, and Joseph Vincent, 55.
I doubt the assassins were acting on behalf of Taiwan.
The explanation of why they would flee to the Taiwanese embassy is that Taiwan is a spook state, run by Western intelligence, and everyone who isn’t a moronic Breitbart boomer is aware of this fact.
So a team of any kind of Western spooks would know that if they could make it clean to the Taiwanese base, they could get new passports and get out of the country. Unfortunately, the Haitian police saw them enter, so the Taiwanese just turned them over.
It’s also possible/probable that the assassins had some previous link to the Taiwanese embassy.
There will be theories about this, but it’s obviously a pretty high level Western intelligence operation, so it won’t ever be exactly clear what happened.
I also don’t know why the president of Haiti was assassinated. Frankly, I don’t follow Haitian politics very closely.
Maybe he was going to blow the whistle on Israeli organ harvesting?