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    Re: US to deploy 10,000 troops in Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Yea right. Why isn't anyone looking to China to sort this mess out?
    I didn't say no one thought we had something to prove. I said we didn't have anything to prove.

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    They "like" us, so what? Who gives a crap?
    So, they are less likely to gleefully oppose us.

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    They do that anyway, hence my bitterness.
    Well, yeah. But they would have pseudo-proof.
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    Re: US to deploy 10,000 troops in Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    I didn't say no one thought we had something to prove. I said we didn't have anything to prove.
    As soon as our politicians agree with you I'll be content.

    So, they are less likely to gleefully oppose us.
    Oppose us in what regard? Like they can stop us?

    Well, yeah. But they would have pseudo-proof.
    And?

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    Re: US to deploy 10,000 troops in Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    I was watching ABC news, and they were talking about how supplies were sitting on an airstrip, waiting for the haiti government, UN, some other world food agency, and US military to coordinate drop off points for the water and other supplies.

    I'm sorry, but if I am a military commander put in charge of the operation, I would say **** my commision and just set the **** up myself and get the supplies to the people. If we are on the scene, we don't need to wait for permission from some bueracrats to save ****ing lives. When I saw the US army general talking about how they had to wait, I wanted to strangle the ****er myself. Get your **** together and do something now. A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.
    I can't blame the commander. He knows his expertise is worth something in the long run, even if the Haitian people suffer in the short term. It's the government, the bureaucrats who are stopping him from doing what he would have done in their absence. Spineless, gutless little paper-pushers who live off of tax-dollars...

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    Re: US to deploy 10,000 troops in Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    As soon as our politicians agree with you I'll be content.
    Ain't gonna happen. Or at least HIGHLY unlikely.

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    Oppose us in what regard? Like they can stop us?
    Well, no, but it would make any military attempt more difficult. And, now that I think about it, the tensions between us and Iran might lead the leadership of Iran to bar us from assisting in any disaster. They might think we intended to stay.

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    And?
    Just say’ in
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    Re: US to deploy 10,000 troops in Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    I can't blame the commander. He knows his expertise is worth something in the long run, even if the Haitian people suffer in the short term. It's the government, the bureaucrats who are stopping him from doing what he would have done in their absence. Spineless, gutless little paper-pushers who live off of tax-dollars...
    Well if I am in his position, I have control of the guys on the ground with the guns, and I say deliver the aid as quickly as possible without regard to what the UN or any other organization says. Their lives aren't the ones in the balance.
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    Re: US to deploy 10,000 troops in Haiti

    The US government has promised $100,000,000 in aid. It is being reported that US private donations are on track to surpass the $2 billion given after the Asian tsunami.

    How much have other governments and peoples given?
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    Re: US to deploy 10,000 troops in Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Yea right. Why isn't anyone looking to China to sort this mess out?



    They "like" us, so what? Who gives a crap?



    They do that anyway, hence my bitterness.
    Because we are Americans, and this is what Americans do.
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    Re: US to deploy 10,000 troops in Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    I definitely think we should help them as much as we are able, regardless if they remember or not. I just wish our government would do it for the right reasons. I'm sick of trying to impress some elitist cabal of European cunts.
    That's a pretty cynical way of looking at it, especially given that the right wing slammed Obama for not giving a speech about the earthquake until just one day after the fact. Now the troop deployment is being seen as catering to Europeans?

    Damned if you do, damned if you don't.

    It couldn't be that the U.S. takes personal responsibility for Haiti's development following the 1934 occupation, could it? The relationship goes way back.

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    Re: US to deploy 10,000 troops in Haiti

    F-ing brain dead ingrates!!!

    Angry Haitians block roads with corpses: witness
    Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:31pm EST

    PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Angry Haitians set up roadblocks with corpses in Port-au-Prince to protest at the delay in emergency aid reaching them after a devastating earthquake, an eyewitness said,

    Angry Haitians block roads with corpses: witness | Reuters
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    Re: US to deploy 10,000 troops in Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Because we are Americans, and this is what Americans do.
    And what has it gotten us? What does the United States have to show for its good will and sacrifice?

    Global resentment. Perpetual criticism. Scores of dead Americans. Insurmountable debt.

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