Fugitive drug trafficker threatens to divide Haiti
Fugitive drug trafficker Guy Philippe endorsed the government-backed candidate for Haiti and threatened to start a war against an interim government.
From Telesur English
Former coup leader Guy Philippe threatened Sunday to “divide the country” in a war against an interim government if it were set up according to the will of opposition sectors, who fear President Michel Martelly could prolong his term in office beyond the Feb. 7 due date.
“We are ready for war,” said the former senator, who has an arrest warrant out against him issued by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency over alleged cocaine smuggling and money laundering, and was accused by Human Rights Watch of overseeing extrajudicial killings.
“I call on my supporters and my soldiers across the country to get ready,” he added. Philippe enjoys some popularity in his southern region of Grande-Anse and led the 2004 coup that overthrew then President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
Global Ministries missionaries Tim and Diane Fonderlin call our churches to pray for peace with justice in Haiti during these days and for upcoming delegations from churches to refrain from traveling to the country at least until they have better news about the security there.