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U.S. Accused of 'Occupying' Haiti

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by carpro, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member
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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...ed-of-occupying-Haiti-as-troops-flood-in.html


    There is a simple solution. Have France sign off on a plan that makes them totally responsible for relief efforts and bring our troops and supplies home.

    Wonder how they'd react?
     
  2. Johnv

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    If France wants to take over the relief operations, let 'em. I'm not holding my breath that they'd accept that challenge.
     
  3. just-want-peace

    just-want-peace Well-Known Member
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    I'd love to see the offer made -- in public though, not behind some smoke screen!
     
  4. donnA

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    if we are controling the country with our military then technically we are occupying haiti.
     
  5. windcatcher

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    No matter what is intended..... when the military show up, it is a 'show of force' even if it is not exercised.

    In a disaster such as this..... let me see civilian or relief dressed personnel any day over the military.
     
  6. donnA

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    agreed
    ..........
     
  7. targus

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    Ok, so the whole world thinks that the U.S. should be saving Haiti and are even complaining that we are not doing enough...

    ...but they don't like the clothes that the rescuers are wearing?
     
  8. Johnv

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    That's pretty much what happens whenever we provide aide to a foreign country. That's just sinful human nature. We shouldn't let other peoples' sinful human nature preclude us from extending a humanitarian hand wherever we deem appropriate for us to do so.
     
  9. preachinjesus

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    The US is held to an impossible double standard on this stuff.

    On one hand we are accused of not helping enough

    On the other hand we are accused of helping too much...

    We'd ask the French to help, but they'd promptly surrender to the next aftershock...
     
  10. Revmitchell

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    Pretty Funny
     
  11. billwald

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    I wouldn't take it as a gift!
     
  12. targus

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    Could you just once try to post something that is comprehendable?
     
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