Skip to comments.Breaking News: 8 American Missionaries Walk Free From Haitian Jail
Posted on 02/17/2010 3:23:57 PM PST by Steelfish
Breaking News: 8 American Missionaries Walk Free From Haitian Jail [This is the ticker on www.FoxNews.com]
Why only 8....what about the other 2.
8 were dupes with good intentions; the other 2, questionable.
OK, the leader....but who is the 2nd?
Apparently the other two had been in Haiti prior and they want answers as to why...meanwhile the country is in shambles, lawlessness and starvation and they screw around with this.
I believe the other two are held back for further questioning.
I agree....I think they (authorities) had hopes of money, bribes...
Haiti must not need much help the way i see it. Ungrateful pricks,, if arresting aid workers trying to give kids a better life than that hell-hole is their highest priority, they obviously need no help from me,,,
Then, too, I saw on ABC Nightly News, over a week ago, how some of the prisoners had snuck a note out, and they implicated the leader, said that THEY didn't know what was going out, they were scared, and that the female leader had by lying and misleading the judge.
I am positive that we are going to learn a horrific story, but it may take months for all the sordid details to fully emerge.
Yeah I always figured there was more to this story, it just didn’t sound right. Their story didn’t make sense. I think the worse case scenario is it could be some sex slave operation run in the Caribbean and or South America.
Well if thats true,,, my bad, good for them. Anybody know for sure??
HOWEVER, I did see with my own eyes the smuggled out note describing how scared they were and that they could NOT trust the leader, and had NO idea why she was saying the things she was saying -- but I have NO idea what those things were.
Yeah good info. Sounds like the 8 were kool-aid drinkers and the leaders were really, really bad guys, if this turns out to be what it looks like.
Just one more justification for not doing any charity work.
My impression (though who really knows at this point) is that the two women “leaders” from Idaho were totally myopic and maybe self-deceived about what they could do “for the children” but that the “traffickers” connection may well have misled the gullible “leaders” too...... who can know at this point, but from what I’ve read from interviews with people who know the two in Idaho, it seems like they may have been delusional about being able to zoom in and gather children for the school/orphanage/little utopia they dreamed of starting in the DR.....
any way, my current guess is that the 8 followers were totally duped, but that the 2 women “leaders” are somewhat batty and naive, but did intend good things for those children..... if evidence is out or comes out to prove that wrong, then of course I’m eager to be corrected -— but people who know them in Idaho all seem to think they were deluded with how much do-gooding they could do how quickly, without any legal, financial, or institutional basis.....
NEW YORK TIMES: JUDGE RELEASES 8 AMERICANS
....Not only were some of the children not orphans, but it soon emerged that a Dominican adviser to the group was wanted in El Salvador on sex-trafficking charges and in the United States on charges of smuggling undocumented immigrants into the country.
While Judge Saint-Vil's ruling allows eight of the American to leave Haiti on the condition that they return to the country to answer further questions in the case, it requires that Laura Silsby, the Idaho businesswoman who led the group, and her live-in nanny, Charisa Coulter, 24, remain in jail to answer questions about traveling to Haiti before the Jan. 12 earthquake.
Some of the freed Americans had already contended this month that they were misled by Ms. Silsby, who was facing more than a dozen legal complaints connected to her online shopping business before she persuaded fellow Baptists from Idaho to assist her in setting up an orphanage for Haitian children....
Maybe the woman did not know that her "Advisor" was a sex trafficker?
Other threads on this board have documented that the leader of the group was in financial trouble (house had been foreclosed), had zero experience running an orphanage, and stated on an internet site that perspective adoptive parents could stay in a luxury hotel room while waiting out a mandatory bonding period.....but she told the families of these children that they were going to a school...not to a place to be adopted.
Something smells bad, and it looks like the leader and her assistant have some more explaining to do. I bet the 8 who were released have alot to say...and we may hear from them soon.
Good. I’d sure like to hear what they have to say about what really happened and what their dear leader got them into.
They had been in Haiti before because the father of the leader had done medical mission work there for years and she had always wanted to start on orphanage there. She and at least one other person had been in Haiti earlier in the year trying to find ways to start one or to start a facility in the DR that would take Haitian children (who are not necessarily orphans in the sense that their parents are dead, but are given to the orphanages by parents who can’t feed or clothe them and want them to have a better life).
They went back after the earthquake because they felt they were needed.
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