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    Re: US accused of 'occupying' Haiti as troops flood in

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    And you base this on what? The RNC talking points memo? Or you nationalistic ego?
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    Re: US accused of 'occupying' Haiti as troops flood in

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    US accused of 'occupying' Haiti as troops flood in - Telegraph

    I thought Obama was supposed to fix this occupation perception stuff?
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    Guess not.

    Perhaps he should go on another Bowing and Apology Tour; that should fix it.

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    Re: US accused of 'occupying' Haiti as troops flood in

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    And you base this on what? The RNC talking points memo? Or you nationalistic ego?
    Pete, STFU with your RNC talking points okay? That's bull**** and you know it. They only have one freaking airport and I doubt it's the size of Atlanta. They can only get so many planes in, and they were concerned about people getting hurt trying to drop cargo from a C-130. Well apparently they ironed that out and are finally doing it now. The problem with some people is they expect a rehearsed rescue operation to occur in Haiti. There are a lot of problems, the biggest being the screwed up roads which apparently can't handle the weight of some vehicles.
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    Re: US accused of 'occupying' Haiti as troops flood in

    We must be after those rich Haiti oilfields...


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    Re: US accused of 'occupying' Haiti as troops flood in

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Pete, STFU with your RNC talking points okay? That's bull**** and you know it. They only have one freaking airport and I doubt it's the size of Atlanta. They can only get so many planes in, and they were concerned about people getting hurt trying to drop cargo from a C-130. Well apparently they ironed that out and are finally doing it now. The problem with some people is they expect a rehearsed rescue operation to occur in Haiti. There are a lot of problems, the biggest being the screwed up roads which apparently can't handle the weight of some vehicles.
    Hey I aint the one coming with comments like other countries were "slow". That was what the RNC talking points comment was about. We constantly hear this crap over and over again by among others you but zero facts to back up the accusation. Hence it must come from somewhere and RNC talking points is a very valid suggestion considering the last 10 years of American right wing politics.

    And I agree fully with the above comment as you would know if you have read this thread. There are huge problems in Haiti so I disagree fully with the "occupying" crap but I understand why some might think so and have point out why.
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    Re: US accused of 'occupying' Haiti as troops flood in

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    That was what the RNC talking points comment was about. .
    Coulda fooled me.

    I figured it was just cheap shot polemics at work.
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    Re: US accused of 'occupying' Haiti as troops flood in

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Yea however there are also comments about bias by the US military, which can easily lead to people claiming "occupation" and worse. If you have noticed that the first few days, it was "the US has taken over" bla bla.. and now it is more "the US is working under the authority of the Hatian national government and the UN" or something similar. That is a mark change in attitude for some reason.

    But much of it is due to frustration and lack of communication. For example, the French sent a plane with a mobile hospital but was at first denied landing permission in Haiti. They did get it in the next day but why was it denied in the first place no one can explain. I also know that the British have complained over the fact that their search and resuce teams cant get their equipment into Haiti.. the plane carrying the equipment has been turned away 4+ times and what could be more important than a hospital and heavy lifting gear? Another example was flights from the US where supposedly the US denied non American aid workers access to US military flights at first. Situations like this only works right into the sceptics hands especially when they go unexplained.

    Plus like it or not the US (or France) does not have the best reputation in Haiti due to its past meddling in its politics so having US troops pour in as they are could easily by the locals be seen as an invasion.
    They didn't properly coordinate their arrival. There might have been other gear that was of a higher priority. Perhaps there just wasn't anywhere to put them once they landed. The reasons are endless.

    Right now, food and water are priority one. Looking for dead people is probably last on the list.

    But, hey, it don't matter what the US does, someone's going to cry about it.
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    Re: US accused of 'occupying' Haiti as troops flood in

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    US accused of 'occupying' Haiti as troops flood in - Telegraph

    I thought Obama was supposed to fix this occupation perception stuff?
    Imperial America.
    Guess not.

    Perhaps he should go on another Bowing and Apology Tour; that should fix it.

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    Re: US accused of 'occupying' Haiti as troops flood in

    To suggest that the US would use this disaster as an excuse to occupy Haiti is ridiculous, unless there is some shortage of chicken feet that I am not aware of.

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    Re: US accused of 'occupying' Haiti as troops flood in

    Quote Originally Posted by Martin_Kaine View Post
    To suggest that the US would use this disaster as an excuse to occupy Haiti is ridiculous, unless there is some shortage of chicken feet that I am not aware of.
    Hah!

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