That’s the question that naturally occurs to everyone in light of the assassination of the President of Haiti:
The President of Haiti Jovenel Moise has been assassinated by gunmen ‘claiming to be DEA agents’ in a night-time raid on his home that also left his wife seriously injured.
A group of ‘foreigners’, some of whom spoke English and Spanish, broke into Mr Moise’s home in the hills above Port-au-Prince at around 1am on Wednesday, according to a statement by country’s prime minister.
The 53-year-old was shot dead and the First Lady Martine, 47, was wounded in what PM Claude Joseph called a ‘hateful, inhumane and barbaric act.’ Haiti’s embassy in the Dominican Republic said the First Lady has since been flown to another country for treatment.
In footage purportedly recorded by a witness, someone with an American accent shouts into a megaphone: ‘DEA operation. Everybody stand down. DEA operation. Everybody back up, stand down.’
Gunfire then erupts in the video uploaded to Instagram by someone who says they were in the Pelerin 5 neighbourhood, where the president’s house is located.
The assailants were pretending to be from the US Drugs Enforcement Agency (DEA) and were ‘mercenaries,’ a government source told The Miami Herald.
To be fair, it sounds a lot more like something the CIA would do rather than the DEA.