Jean Claude Duvalier reportedly is back in Haiti. He returned this afternoon and reports are now coming out. A good friend in Haiti alerted me to this, and now it is out on the wire.
What a God awful mess. The Duvalier Dictatorship covered both Francois and Jean Claude and has never disappeared, and it won't until the evil basis of the dictatorship is finally confronted. The report is that supporters mobbed Duvalier on his arrival. The permissions for him to board the Air France flight in Paris and to land in Haiti and his ability to get beyond immigration is all a political sign - the government is either too weak to keep him out or various parties are glad to have him back, and more important, the US seems to be standing back and doing nothing. France, where the hell is France? Duvalier should never have been allowed to board the plane.
It is hard to think that everyone simply dropped the ball. This thing has support in unknown players. For Jean Claude Duvalier to return in the midst of a political crisis in Haiti is a sign: The night crawlers have returned, and once again a Duvalier might be touted as the savior of the Nation.
If they begin to sing "Duvalier, President for Life," it will be time to ask if the US simply blinked and looked the other way, or worse, welcomed his return.
This thing is a mess and can get worse very quickly.
Pray for Haiti and for all we love.