He doesn't know, for instance, that, unlike the Special Forces in Gonaives and Grande Riviere, he is starting from scratch, in control of the only district headquarters outside of Cap where the FADH have abandoned their post.
forces, restored power to the elite mulatto families in Port-au-Prince, and trained a national army that eventually became the FADH and brutalized the population for seven decades, until the marines returned.
Cooperate with the FADH (only there is no FADH in Limbe).
At least in the 53rd District, all FADH deserters who persist in their desertion will be presumed baddies, but any FADH soldiers who remain in their casernes, or any who are willing to show Barton an I.
Eight each--a balance of FADH goodies and Lavalas goodies.
We rise to shake the hands of the delegation from Plaisance: the huge, bald-headed, light-skinned mayor, a quintessential politician with a molasses smile, caressing us with flowery French phrases; the short, lean, dark-skinned FADH commander of the Plaisance caserne, a quintessential martinet, sizing us up behind his horn-rimmed glasses, ingratiating himself to the invaders.
Six FADH soldiers have cast their fate with the Special Forces and are now back in uniform, living inside the compound.
A letter arrives from Port Margot saying that the FADH deserters from Cap-Haitien are organizing in the vicinity, please come to protect us because a lot of weapons are in town.