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    Re: US to deploy 10,000 troops in Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by RyrineaHaruno View Post
    Sorry, but to the people that are making this in to a political shot they need to get a heart.
    What do you mean by this? This is a political forum, after all, and foreign aid is a political issue. Just because some people are hurt or suffering doesn't mean we're obligated to help them (just look at Darfur if you don't believe me). It's an ideological stance, and I feel like it needs to be discussed. The expectations and double-standards in regards to the United States are detrimental to the security and prosperity of our country.

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    Re: US to deploy 10,000 troops in Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    The leader from Haiti has not requested any troops from Europe.

    There are a lot of aid and rescue workers from other countries besides us.

    Iceland was there from the first day I believe and even china is sending aid.

    I think they ought to send a bill to France, though for their former imperialism.
    Turkey too if you want to count it as European.
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    Re: US to deploy 10,000 troops in Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Where are the troops from Europe?
    They're too busy banning minarets and burqas to do humane things like caring for other people and what not, apparently.
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    Re: US to deploy 10,000 troops in Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    They're too busy banning minarets and burqas to do humane things like caring for other people and what not, apparently.
    So your saying the UK has sat back and done nothing?
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    Re: US to deploy 10,000 troops in Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    What do you mean by this? This is a political forum, after all, and foreign aid is a political issue. Just because some people are hurt or suffering doesn't mean we're obligated to help them (just look at Darfur if you don't believe me). It's an ideological stance, and I feel like it needs to be discussed. The expectations and double-standards in regards to the United States are detrimental to the security and prosperity of our country.
    I can and will be pissed at people for taking a political stance on something like this. However, I can call out the hypocrisy on all sides on this. In other words, your being a bit of a partisan saying we're taking all the burden when everyone is help as best they can.
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    Re: US to deploy 10,000 troops in Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    At least the US right are showing their true colours now.... pathetic attitude to human suffering.
    The US always has gone above and beyond whatever pittance Europe deigns to pitch in to take care of people in disasters and in the Turd World, and we always will. So kindly take your self-righteous indignation and shove it.

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    Re: US to deploy 10,000 troops in Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    So your saying the UK has sat back and done nothing?
    I was just being sarcastic which never goes over well on forums, sorry.

    To be particular, Switzerland banned minarets and France is in with the burqas. Yet neither of those countries have abstained from offering aid, neither has Britian.
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    Re: US to deploy 10,000 troops in Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    What a load of utter bull****.

    First off the European emergency aid goes through the individual countries not the EU. There are many reasons for this but the primary is that it is much faster for individual countries to donate what they can than call a meeting to agree on what the EU should do. This is by design btw not some bureaucratic excuse. The individual countries have always wanted to be in full control of what emergency aid they can give.

    Secondly .. Europe was unable to deal with Kosovo? How so? Explain.
    Because we had to rely on US military strength.It was embarassing.Im not talking about individual countries more that there is no central force that can react in times of crisis.
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    Re: US to deploy 10,000 troops in Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    At least the US right are showing their true colours now.... pathetic attitude to human suffering.
    Europe will demonstrate their usual selfishness and will send a joke of a contribution to this disaster, if anything at all.
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    Re: US to deploy 10,000 troops in Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Europe will demonstrate their usual selfishness and will send a joke of a contribution to this disaster, if anything at all.
    Europe is not a country. . .can't paint them all with one brush. There's everything from Bulgaria to Iceland - a huge, different array of cultures and politics.

    Refering to Europe as one unified area is like refering to 'the Americas' in a reference about North and South America politics and drawing conclusions based on that when were different entities with a few threads that bring us together and divide us at the same time (like NATO).

    Quite a few European countries are offering support - any support helps so I wouldn't consider any of it to be paltry.
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