By Margaret Kimberley
BAR Executive Editor and Senior Columnist
July 28, 2023
The U.S. is committed to invading Haiti but needs Black “leaders” to give them cover. They pressured Caribbean nations to be the face of intervention and called on Rwanda’s Paul Kagame to be the African diaspora front man.
It can be argued that Rwanda’s president Paul Kagame is the Black head of state most useful to the U.S. and its allies. There are many human tools in their box but Kagame is the most willing to act on behalf of the collective west. He can reliably be called upon to enthusiastically do the dirty work of the U.S. and Europe. When he arrived at the recent CARICOM summit it was clear that a terrible plot was being hatched.
When the United Kingdom wanted to stop the flow of asylum seekers they hatched a plot with Kagame, giving him $180 million to take them to Rwanda against their will. UK courts have blocked the plan thus far but it is an example of how he always makes himself of service. The UK is not alone in paying him off. Denmark has also been in talks with Kagame to take in refugees too.
In 2014 Rwanda concluded a secret agreement with Israel to take in its African refugees. Some 4,000 were sent to Rwanda between 2014 and 2018 but most of them left that country when they were left destitute and without legal status. The only difference with the UK is that their sordid deal was made out in the open.
When Caribbean countries balked at being the face of the Haiti invasion the U.S. turned up the heat and turned to the Rwandan president. Who better to join the effort to put a Black face on the latest Haiti invasion plan? He is as the old saying goes, the Head Negro in Charge in the treachery department and a natural for this particular mission.
Kagame and Kenya’s president William Ruto have already said they will send police forces to Haiti. It is common sense to ask why East African leaders would want to play a role in Haiti, a nation so far away from theirs. They have done so at the behest of the U.S., the U.N., and the Core Group nations of France and Canada. All of these parties choose Haiti’s leadership. The “prime minister” Ariel Henry is unelected and unaccountable. He is in his position precisely because he does not represent the Haitian people, but instead the interests of nations that want to control Haiti.
There are stooges from the African continent, and stooge heads of state in the Caribbean such as Mia Motley in Barbados and Andrew Holness in Jamaica. CARICOM joined in the call for a “humanitarian corridor,” which is a fancy way of saying invasion of a Caribbean nation. The need for buy-in on intervention isn’t restricted to Africans or to Caribbean leaders. Black officials from the U.S., Vice President Kamala Harris and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries made their way to the recent CARICOM meeting where they all made the case for an intervention that would do further damage to Haiti.
They are all doing the work of the US empire, which is a condition of having the high level positions that they hold. A Black face can be useful at the right moment, such as when Haiti is to be sacrificed to imperialist interests.
Kagame’s history of military intervention in the Democratic Republic of the Congo explains his role in Haiti too. Rwanda and Uganda have pillaged the DRC of its mineral wealth and with the approval of the U.S. Kagame even kidnapped Paul Rusesabagina of Hotel Rwanda fame and released him after supposedly being pressured by the U.S. In fact, Kagame was given a free hand in eastern Congo in exchange for releasing Rusesabagina.
It bears repeating that Haiti is an example of Black liberation, which is why it has been punished for asserting its rights for the past 200 years. Its people have been subjected to invasions and puppet leadership and oligarchs who are in league with their oppressors.
No one should be fooled by corporate media who work hand in glove with the U.S. state to promote their narratives. They know that the gang narrative is useful in eliciting support for the latest act of aggression. They give the impression that when thousands of Haitians protest for higher wages or make other demands that they are just an unruly gang mob. They don’t reveal that Haiti has no elected leadership and that the “prime minister” Ariel Henry was chosen by the Core Group or that the United Nations plays a large role in Haiti’s subjugation.
Likewise, know that the presence of a Rwandan president at a Caribbean summit is proof that an African face is needed to make the case for wrong doing. The upcoming intervention will be called a “humanitarian corridor” but it will be business as usual in the ongoing project to subjugate Haiti.
Margaret Kimberley is the author of Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents. You can support her work on Patreon and also find it on the Twitter and Telegram platforms. She can be reached via email at margaret.kimberley(at)blackagendareport.com.