Organized Assassins Claiming to be DEA Agents Murdered Haitian President
Update (1609ET): Haitian President Jovenel Moise was assassinated in an attack in the early hours of Wednesday at his private residence. Many are wondering how assassins penetrated the security perimeter of his heavily fortified home.
Perhaps new insight from The Miami Herald shows “assailants claimed to be agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, according to videos taken by people in the area of the president’s home.”
The Herald continued:
On the videos, someone with an American accent is heard yelling in English over a megaphone, “DEA operation. Everybody stand down. DEA operation. Everybody back up, stand down.”
However, sources told the newspaper that the assailants, one of whom spoke English, were not with DEA but rather imposters.
“These were mercenaries,” a high-ranking Haitian government official said.
Here’s the video:
Insider Paper points out that in an interview on Democracy Now!, Haiti Liberté journalist Kim Ives said that while it is not yet clear who was behind the killing, “clearly this was a fairly sophisticated operation.”
Biden Administration officials rejected the idea of DEA involvement.
Haitian President Jovenel Moise was shot dead by unidentified attackers in his private residence overnight in a “barbaric act” shortly after midnight on Wednesday morning the government said, stirring fears of escalating turmoil in the impoverished Caribbean nation.