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    Re: US to deploy 10,000 troops in Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    well it is the right thing to do and it isnt gonna kill america to help.
    That remains to be seen. See Somalia.

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    Re: US to deploy 10,000 troops in Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    That remains to be seen. See Somalia.
    Whats your point on somalia i dont see how anything happened there that finacially crippled america.
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    Re: US to deploy 10,000 troops in Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    Whats your point on somalia i dont see how anything happened there that finacially crippled america.
    Nineteen American soldiers died handing out food in Somalia. That's 19 too many.

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    Re: US to deploy 10,000 troops in Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    You're never been in the military right? One of the basic premises of the military is to follow orders. If you do your own thing you suffer severe consequences. It's just the way it is.
    How presumptuous. Following orders is part of the military, indeed, but that doesn't mean all orders are to be followed, or that they should be followed.

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    Re: US to deploy 10,000 troops in Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Nineteen American soldiers died handing out food in Somalia. That's 19 too many.
    Wouldnt you say they where doing something both courageous and good?

    1000s have died in Haiti people with as much family and experiences and dreams that you have.Today on the news i saw a young woman who had two broken legs and lost all her family except her baby and she was lay down in the street.To want to help such a person is human.Would owning an American passport make her more real?
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    Re: US to deploy 10,000 troops in Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    The U.S. usually deploys troops in other countries during disasters. Why is this it so different this time?
    It's not.

    It is something the American government always does.
    Exactly. If, for some reason, we decided not to do anything the world would throw a fit. Why doesn't anyone throw a fit when China sits on their asses? Or Russia? Or Europe? Or any other country?

    All this bull**** about it doing it to get recognition is ridiculous.
    Who said anything about recognition? I assure you, the last thing on my mind is what other countries think of us.

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    Re: US to deploy 10,000 troops in Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Perhaps it's because these people are used to having their corrupt government let them down? So they are used to taking drastic measured to be heard? Not excusing it but it may be a reason.
    Sure. But why would you block access, you know? Do something, anything, but don't make it even harder for that which you are asking for to happen. It's just bizarre.
    "Muslims are OBLIGATED to raid the lands of the infidels, occupy them, and exchange their systems of governance for an Islamic system. . .They say that our sharia does not impose our particular beliefs upon others; this is a false assertion. For it is, in fact, part of our religion to IMPOSE our particular beliefs upon others." -bin Laden

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    Re: US to deploy 10,000 troops in Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    What?
    Does it make sense to you that if you're tired of getting no help you barricade yourself in so that help can't get to you when it finally does arrive?
    "Angry Haitians set up roadblocks with corpses in Port-au-Prince to protest at the delay in emergency aid reaching them. . .

    They are starting to block the roads with bodies, it's getting ugly out there, people are fed up with getting no help," he told Reuters.
    To protest the delay you do things that only ensure a further delay???
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    "Muslims are OBLIGATED to raid the lands of the infidels, occupy them, and exchange their systems of governance for an Islamic system. . .They say that our sharia does not impose our particular beliefs upon others; this is a false assertion. For it is, in fact, part of our religion to IMPOSE our particular beliefs upon others." -bin Laden

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    Re: US to deploy 10,000 troops in Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    Wouldnt you say they where doing something both courageous and good?

    1000s have died in Haiti people with as much family and experiences and dreams that you have.Today on the news i saw a young woman who had two broken legs and lost all her family except her baby and she was lay down in the street.To want to help such a person is human.Would owning an American passport make her more real?
    Everyone in the US military, past and present, swore to protect this country with their lives. They did not sign up to feed Somalians or Hatians. They did not sign up to die for whatever sob story happens to be on the nightly news that day. For even one drop of blood to be shed in "meals on wheels" missions is an insult to everyone who has ever worn the uniform of our country, and it should be a crime for politicians to risk the lives of servicemembers on such duties.

    You want to send someone? Send the Red Cross or the Peace Corps.

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    Re: US to deploy 10,000 troops in Haiti

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Everyone in the US military, past and present, swore to protect this country with their lives. They did not sign up to feed Somalians or Hatians. They did not sign up to die for whatever sob story happens to be on the nightly news that day. For even one drop of blood to be shed in "meals on wheels" missions is an insult to everyone who has ever worn the uniform of our country, and it should be a crime for politicians to risk the lives of servicemembers on such duties.

    You want to send someone? Send the Red Cross or the Peace Corps.
    Well than its obvious you think owning a certain passport makes your life more valuable.I think you should work on your empathy issues.
    The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.

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