Letter: Terrorism, Haiti’s latest evil


Dear Sir:

In perpetually, extremely troubled Haiti, “bayonets are made of steel, while laws themselves are made of paper,” goes the saying. A dictum that literally means the sword is the “supreme law of the land, not the system of rules that a particular country or community recognizes as regulating the actions of its members. And so the latter (the rules or laws) are not applicable, they are futile.

Such a short, pithy expression unreservedly helps explains why terrorism, or actions that have the allure of such are things in continuum, with regularity, in dirt-poor Haiti.

Eric Jean-Baptiste, a longtime prominent Haitian businessman and former presidential candidate, in the November 20, 2016, contest of the same, after it was postponed several times, is now the latest…

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