In another timeline, in another world, a significant military intervention in North America is already underway, unlike any seen in recent years. The Multinational Security Support Mission to Haiti (MSS) was authorized by the UN Security Council in October 2023 and was expected to begin operations by the end of May. Led by Kenyan forces, this mission aimed to dismantle the gangs that have driven Haiti to the brink of collapse. As May approached, all seemed ready: the international airport in Port-au-Prince reopened, and American soldiers were seen on the tarmac. By May 25th, 200 Kenyan police officials were preparing to lead an intervention backed by forces from Jamaica, Chad, Bangladesh, and the Bahamas. But then, nothing happened. No battles, no road seizures, no occupation of vital infrastructure. On May 27th, the Kenyan detachment boarded a plane and left Haiti, leaving behind a nation in chaos.

Background of the Multinational Security Support Mission (MSS)

Authorization and Initial Plans

The MSS was authorized in October 2023, following a request by Ariel Henry, Haiti’s then-leader, in the fall of 2022. Henry and his cabinet implored the international community to send a military force to quell the escalating violence. At that time, Haiti’s murder rate was alarmingly high but had not yet reached the stratospheric levels seen in 2024.

Current Situation in Haiti

Fast forward to 2024, and the first three months alone saw an estimated 2,500 deaths. A recent study by Médecins Sans Frontières suggests Haiti’s murder rate could be underreported by up to 70%, making it possibly the highest in the Americas. The MSS, as agreed by the UN Security Council, involves 2,200 police officers from multiple nations, primarily Caribbean and African, with Kenya and Jamaica playing pivotal roles.

The Delays and Reasons Behind Them

Infrastructure and Logistical Challenges

The intervention’s delay from May to June was due to several logistical issues. The American-built base intended for MSS operations was only 70% complete, lacking secure armory storage. Additionally, there were concerns about the lack of helicopters for medical evacuations, crucial for an urban deployment against well-armed gangs.

Political Turbulence

Further complicating matters, Kenya’s initial deployment in March was postponed due to political upheaval in Haiti, which saw Ariel Henry replaced by a transitional presidential council. Although the council appointed a new interim prime minister, Gary Conille, the sense of unease persisted, questioning the intervention’s legitimacy and sufficiency to combat Haiti’s powerful gangs.

The MSS Plan and Challenges

Mission Objectives

The MSS aims to support the overwhelmed Haitian National Police (HNP) in combating gangs controlling over 90% of Port-au-Prince. The mission involves securing critical facilities and infrastructure, with Kenyan and Jamaican police leading the effort. The United States, Canada, France, and Spain have financially backed the mission, pledging significant funds for equipment and operational costs.

The Gangs’ Growing Power

Haiti’s gangs, originally created as paramilitary enforcers for political and business elites, have become a formidable force. With military-grade weapons and a combined strength, these gangs now control large parts of the capital and strategic countryside areas, exacerbating the country’s dire humanitarian crisis.

Prospects for the MSS: Success or Failure?

Pessimistic View

Critics argue that the MSS may struggle to succeed. The mission’s initial deployment is limited to 200 officers at a time, potentially making it vulnerable to coordinated gang attacks. The Haitian National Police, plagued by corruption and desertion, may not provide adequate support, further complicating the mission’s objectives.

Optimistic View

On the other hand, some experts believe the MSS could succeed due to the gangs’ lack of serious fighting experience. The Kenyan border guards, with experience against terror groups like al-Shabab, may prove too formidable for the gangs. A strong demonstration of force could potentially dissuade gang members from continuing their activities.

Haiti’s Underlying Issues

The Role of the Elites

Haiti’s problems are deeply rooted in its elite’s actions. Political and business leaders have long used gangs to exert pressure and eliminate rivals. Without addressing this parasitic elite class, any intervention may only provide a temporary respite.

Need for Long-term Solutions

To achieve lasting stability, Haiti requires comprehensive political reforms and a focus on addressing the root causes of its crisis. While the MSS may provide short-term relief, the international community and Haitian leaders must work towards sustainable solutions to prevent future crises.


The Multinational Security Support Mission to Haiti stands at a critical juncture, with its potential for success or failure hanging in the balance. The mission faces significant challenges, from logistical delays to the formidable power of Haiti’s gangs. Yet, it also represents a glimmer of hope for a nation in desperate need of stability. As the international community watches and waits, the future of Haiti remains uncertain, teetering between recovery and further collapse.


What is the MSS?

The Multinational Security Support Mission (MSS) is a UN-authorized intervention led by Kenyan forces, aiming to support Haiti’s police in combating gang violence.

Why was the MSS delayed?

The delay was due to logistical issues, including incomplete infrastructure and insufficient medical evacuation capabilities.

Who are the key players in the MSS?

Kenya and Jamaica are the primary contributors, with financial backing from the United States, Canada, France, and Spain.

What challenges does the MSS face?

Challenges include powerful gangs, logistical delays, political instability, and a potentially insufficient number of police officers.

What is the root cause of Haiti’s crisis?

Haiti’s crisis stems from elite corruption and the manipulation of gangs for political and business purposes.

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By Ryan Hite

Ryan Hite is an American author, content creator, podcaster, and media personality. He was born on February 3, 1993, in Colorado and spent his childhood in Conifer, Colorado. He moved to Littleton in 2000 and spent the remainder of his schooling years in the city. Upon graduation from Chatfield Senior High School in 2011, he attended the University of Colorado at Boulder. He graduated from the university in 2015 after studying Urban Planning, Business Administration, and Religious Studies. He spent more time in Colorado in the insurance, real estate, and healthcare industries. In 2019, he moved to Las Vegas, NV, where he continued to work in healthcare, insurance, and took his foray into media full time in 2021. His first exposure to the media industry came as a result of the experiences he had in his mid to late teens and early twenties. In 2013, he was compelled to collect a set of stories from his personal experiences and various other writings that he has had. His first book, a 365,000-word epic, Through Minds Eyes, was published in collaboration with Balboa Press. That initial book launched a media explosion. He learned all that he could about creating websites, marketing his published works, and would even contemplate the publication of other works as well. This book also inspired him to create his philosophy, his life work, that still influences the values that he holds in his life. Upon graduating college, he had many books published, blogs and other informative websites uploaded, and would embark on his continued exploration of the world of marketing, sales, and becoming an influencer. Of course, that did not come without challenges that would come his way. His trial-and-error approach of marketing himself and making himself known guided him through his years as a real estate agent, an insurance agent, and would eventually create a marketing plan from scratch with a healthcare startup. The pandemic did not initially create too many challenges to the status quo. Working from home did not affect the quality of his life. However, a series of circumstances such as continued website problems, social media shutdowns, and unemployment, caused him to pause everything between late 2020 and mid-2021. It was another period of loss of momentum and purpose for his life as he tried to navigate the world, as many people may have felt at that time. He attempted to find purpose in insurance again, resulting in failure. There was one thing that sparked his curiosity and would propel him to rediscover the thing that was gone from his life for so long. In 2021, he started his journey by taking on a full-time job in the digital media industry, an industry that he is still a part of today. It was at this point that he would also shut down the rest of the media that he had going at the time. In 2023, he announced that he would be embarking on what has become known as PROJECT30. This initiative will result in the reformation of websites, the reinvigoration of social media accounts, the creation of a Youtube channel and associated podcast, the creation of music, and the continued rediscovery of his creative potential. Unlike past projects, the purpose of this would not expound on the musings of a philosophy, the dissemination of useless news and articles, or the numerous attempts to be someone that he was not. This project is going to be about his authentic self. There are many ways to follow him as he embarks on this journey. Most of all, he wants everyone to be entertained, informed, and, in some ways, maybe a little inspired about the flourishing of the creativity that lies within the mind and soul of Ryan.

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