Before Building Wall, Dominican Republic Should Launch Military Incursion into Haiti

The despicable tyrant Rafael Trujillo, who ruled the Dominican Republic with a bloody iron fist for more than three decades, decided, without consulting the people, to cede territory to Haiti. The provinces of San Rafael de la Angostura, San Miguel de la Atalaya, Hincha, and Las Caobas, which together represented 10% of Dominican territory, were ceded by Trujillo to his counterpart, Stenio Vincent, who received a large chunk of Dominican territory merely for agreeing to help Trujillo in dealing with dissidents to his diabolical regime.
Where the wall should run.
In Historia de la República Dominicana, Volumen 2, it is revealed in shocking detail how Trujillo engaged in a "quid pro quo" with Vincent, ceasing territory which was clearly established in treaty as belonging to the Dominican Republic. 

Although today the territory stolen from the Dominican people by Trujillo and his co-conspirator Stenio Vincent is largely deforested and most Dominicans have been violently removed, possession of this territory by Haiti represents a slap on the face to all of the Dominicans who shed blood to ensure that we remained a free and independent people. 

As it currently stands, Haiti doesn't have an army and is politically unstable, the very truth is that the central government cannot effectively control the very territory it is erroneously calling its own. 

The Haitians residing in the stolen provinces will welcome Dominican leadership, as it will mean a more secure and stable state able to guarantee the economic stability of its residents. The Dominican government will likely be able to launch a bloodless incursion to recover the stolen provinces. 

To finish construction of a wall with Haiti before regaining control of the stolen provinces would be a tragic loss for the Dominican people's future, and a devastating blow to its history, as Pedro Santana, our first president, was born in Hincha. 

Untreated AIDS and COVID in Haiti: Why the Dominican Republic is Putting Up a Wall

In recent weeks, the emergence of new strains of COVID-19 in South Africa and Brazil threaten to undo much of the progress that many countries have made in bringing the pandemic under control. Scientists who were at the end of 2020 excited to see the pandemic ending shortly, quickly saw themselves sink into despair as data began to emerge of what happens when someone with untreated HIV comes down afflicted by COVID-19 for long periods of time.

The Los Angeles Times recently wrote that a "scenario involving an immunocompromised patient somewhere in England may have spawned the mutations that distinguish the U.K. strain."

A preliminary study on medRxiv highlighted the alarming threat that untreated HIV poses to worsening the world's ability to bring the coronavirus under control. The study's authors wrote: "In South Africa, the country with the world’s biggest HIV epidemic, one concern has been the possibility of prolonged viral replication and intra-host evolution in the context of HIV infection."

At the start of the pandemic, then-President Danilo Medina shut down the border after receiving the shocking results of a study by Imperial College London which revealed that unmitigated spread of the virus would result in over 2 million dead in the United States alone.

We're more than a year into the pandemic and the situation has only marginally improved, with the President of the Dominican Republic receiving classified information that a new, deadly strain of the coronavirus is almost certain to emerge in Haiti, a nation where 1 in 50 individuals is living with HIV, many of them untreated/undiagnosed.

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President Luis Abinader, himself a descent of Arab immigrants, shocked the world after the announcement to build a sophisticated, expensive barrier with its poorer neighbor, not revealing the exact reason for the urgent necessity to make sure that everyone walking around the Dominican Republic could be accounted for and easily reached by health authorities.

The Dominican Republic is no stranger to diseases coming from Haiti which have crippled parts of the state, with cholera killing over 500 Dominicans in recent years.

As the Dominican Republic seeks to recover economically after the pandemic is brought under control, tourism dollars will become even more crucially important to the economy, something which could jeopardize Mr. Abinader's reelection should a new strain of COVID emerge in Haiti that could undo the country's progress.

The Dominican Republic may be the first nation to announce that it is increasing the security of its border to prevent the spread of a new COVID strain, but it's inevitable that other nations will follow.

As Predicted by Abreu Report in March of Last Year, Dutch Military Now Implementing Medical Martial Law in the Netherlands

In March of last year, when the coronavirus was becoming problematic in the Netherlands and most other Western countries, we received disturbing information from sources indicating that the Dutch Royal Marechaussee, the monarchic military police, were actively spreading COVID-19 on Dutch soil to justify a crackdown on dissent and usher in a new era of totalitarianism. 

What seemed impossible 11 months ago -- that large camps would be built to house dissenters -- is now being openly spoken about, with the German government recently declaring that groups of people were to be placed in "segregation" where they would be "permanently controlled by a guard service" under the guise of the Disease Prevention Act. 

For the first time since the Netherlands was occupied by Nazi Germany, Dutch people now have to contend with a curfew that severely seeks to restrict their freedoms, with the Mayor of Eindhoven declaring that the country was headed for "civil war," a catastrophe that has been one year in the making.

Military riot tanks ready to enforce curfew! Alchetron
And indeed, the situation has become so severe on the streets of the Netherlands that, much to the surprise of no one keeping up with what we've written, the military has been deployed on the streets to crush down on citizens fighting for their freedom. According to NL Times, the City of Limburg has served as the test subject for this new era of militarized, medical martial law, with the Marechaussee being first deployed there to effectuate a severe crackdown on anyone protesting the recently imposed curfew. 

De Volkskrant further reported that the Marechaussee would be kept on standby, after having to to deal with people who were marching and shouting against the "dictatorship."

In the United States, the military is forbidden from enforcing civilian law unless a state of insurrection is declared by the president, or a state governor decides that a state of emergency warrants deploying the National Guard, with these restrictions being codified by the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878. In the Netherlands, however, there is no legislation that mandates that a state of emergency or insurrection be declared before the military is deployed on the streets.

Deployed despite claims by PM. NOS
Although Prime Minister Mark Rutte today stood in front of cameras and declared that he was ruling out "calling in the army," this is a boldfaced claim distracting from the fact that the army is already on the streets and he never needed to call them in the first place, as any chief of police can ask for them to be deployed.

Since 2012, Article 4 of the Police Act has given the Marechaussee extraordinary powers to arrest civilians, including under the State Secrets Protection Act, going so far as allowing the military police unit to operate on foreign soil, as was the case with the investigation carried out in the Ukraine in regards to the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. 

It is safe to say that the implementation of a curfew in the Netherlands and the deployment of the Marechaussee -- a military police unit which has been granted powers more commonly given to units in Middle Eastern dictatorships -- points to the birth of a new era in the Netherlands, one that will see it take a trajectory similar to Israel with its Yamam police force, a border unit comparable to the Marechaussee which was even allowed the authority to execute suspects on foreign soil without trial.

Why is The Dominican Republic the Only Nation in the UN Security Council Backing Washington in its Quest to Sanction Iran?

Pompeo and Abinader. AP
Last week, AlJazeera wrote that the United States has never been so isolated in its quest to sanction Iran, with only the Dominican Republic voting to extend an arms embargo against the Islamic Republic.

The Dominican Republic just recently swore in Luis Abinader, of Arab descent, into power. Beyond using his Arab clout to strengthen ties with Middle Eastern states, Mr. Abinader also needs to reassure the United States of where his loyalties lie. 

These loyalties need to be strong in the coming months as the Dominican Republic begins the difficult work of enforcing Judgement 168-13, the controversial 2013 ruling by the country's Constitutional Tribunal which retroactively voided the citizenship of more than 250,000 Haitians born in the Dominican Republic, all the way back to the year 1929. 

Although before being elected it was unclear whether Mr. Abinader would abide by the Constitutional Tribunal's ruling, his Minister of Foreign Relations, Roberto Alvarez, clarified last month that the issue had been resolved and that the ruling would be respected.

Before leaving power just days ago, former President Danilo Medina granted citizenship to 750 Haitians, offering perhaps the strongest indication of what he wants his legacy to be and what he expects Mr. Abinader to do. Mr. Medina did not appreciate the Constitutional Tribunal's ruling because he didn't enjoy being an international "pariah." Nonetheless, it seems that Mr. Abinader, in siding with the United States against Iran in the Security Council, has absolutely no qualms about how he may be perceived internationally. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has left many Dominicans unemployed, and one way that Mr. Abinader could alleviate unemployment and boost his chances for reelection in 2024 is by executing Judgement 168-13, something that he may be compelled to do by the current crisis.