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

    Quote Originally Posted by PogueMoran View Post
    the airport has one runway. It can hold one large plane or 4 smaller. Theyre having to queue up planes until there is space on the ground. The most the airport was doing before was 30 flights we're now doing 180 flights a day out of there. The main seaport isnt operable so yeah its a logistical nightmare
    A lot of supplies are being redirected to the Dominican republic and routed overland.

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

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    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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    Typical french imbecile. He needs to be relieved of his duties and told to shut the **** up.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    Typical french imbecile. He needs to be relieved of his duties and told to shut the **** up.

    Of course he might be the one with an accurate take on US priorities in this situation...

    " ... I am sitting a couple of hundred metres away from the runway of Port au Prince airport and I am frustrated. I wonder if I am allowed to say that as a journalist. But, having been in Haiti for the past few days, I realise normal rules no longer apply.

    We've just returned from a makeshift hospital less than a mile from here. Run by Dominicans, guarded by Peruvian UN soldiers, it is surrounded by desperate Haitians, who don't understand Spanish and are hungry, injured and frustrated.

    Behind the gates of this former industrial park, people are still dying. There are few supplies, few surgeons, no operating rooms. People are treated on clumsy wooden tables and sleep beneath trees. We see a body bag, containing another of Haiti's countless earthquake victims. Many more have critical injuries, internal bleeding and massive fractures. They need urgent help.

    They lie on the floor, on blankets in the dirt, as helicopters and planes come in to land at the airport. So close, but yet so far.

    A week after the earthquake, aid is still not reaching them.

    I have previously spent some time working at Oxfam, but I am no expert on the complicated process of delivering aid and certainly not in a country where conditions are as challenging as they are here now. I am relying on what I can see, hear, smell and feel.

    So back to the airport where just to my right on the tarmac outside the terminal building, I can see a long row of vast American transporter planes.

    The noise of trucks reversing, helicopters landing and plane engines running. Dozens of men and women wearing US military fatigues sit or walk around. Tents block out the sun from families waiting to travel, some are definitely American citizens, others Canadian. I see some who look Haitian. ... "




    Aid 'piled up' as Haiti stays hungry - Channel 4 News
    Don't work out, work in.

    Never eat anything that's served in a bucket.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Don't say that too loud or you'll have China coming to Haiti to show us Americans how a real occupation goes ...
    China has a shortage of chicken feet?.... why doesn't anybody tell me these things?
    There is no such thing as a “Natural Born Dual-Citizen“.

    Originally Posted by PogueMoran
    I didnt have to read the article to tell you that you cant read.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    China has a shortage of chicken feet?.... why doesn't anybody tell me these things?
    Chinese eat chicken feet like you would not believe. Chicken feet may have even averted a trade war recently.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Chinese eat chicken feet like you would not believe. Chicken feet may have even averted a trade war recently.
    Why am I always the last to know....... I smell opportunity!!!!! I’ll bet I could sell them chicken gizzards too.
    There is no such thing as a “Natural Born Dual-Citizen“.

    Originally Posted by PogueMoran
    I didnt have to read the article to tell you that you cant read.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    Why am I always the last to know....... I smell opportunity!!!!! I’ll bet I could sell them chicken gizzards too.
    I suspect that market is locked up by Pepsico. KFC is huge over there.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    I suspect that market is locked up by Pepsico. KFC is huge over there.
    You sure take all of the fun out of things.
    There is no such thing as a “Natural Born Dual-Citizen“.

    Originally Posted by PogueMoran
    I didnt have to read the article to tell you that you cant read.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    You sure take all of the fun out of things.
    Sorry ... if I could corner the market on chicken feet I sure as hell wouldn't be wasting my time here!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Of course he might be the one with an accurate take on US priorities in this situation...

    " ... I am sitting a couple of hundred metres away from the runway of Port au Prince airport and I am frustrated. I wonder if I am allowed to say that as a journalist. But, having been in Haiti for the past few days, I realise normal rules no longer apply.

    We've just returned from a makeshift hospital less than a mile from here. Run by Dominicans, guarded by Peruvian UN soldiers, it is surrounded by desperate Haitians, who don't understand Spanish and are hungry, injured and frustrated.

    Behind the gates of this former industrial park, people are still dying. There are few supplies, few surgeons, no operating rooms. People are treated on clumsy wooden tables and sleep beneath trees. We see a body bag, containing another of Haiti's countless earthquake victims. Many more have critical injuries, internal bleeding and massive fractures. They need urgent help.

    They lie on the floor, on blankets in the dirt, as helicopters and planes come in to land at the airport. So close, but yet so far.

    A week after the earthquake, aid is still not reaching them.

    I have previously spent some time working at Oxfam, but I am no expert on the complicated process of delivering aid and certainly not in a country where conditions are as challenging as they are here now. I am relying on what I can see, hear, smell and feel.

    So back to the airport where just to my right on the tarmac outside the terminal building, I can see a long row of vast American transporter planes.

    The noise of trucks reversing, helicopters landing and plane engines running. Dozens of men and women wearing US military fatigues sit or walk around. Tents block out the sun from families waiting to travel, some are definitely American citizens, others Canadian. I see some who look Haitian. ... "




    Aid 'piled up' as Haiti stays hungry - Channel 4 News

    I disagree. We are not occupying anything. Our marines are there to keep the Haitian thugs from stealing supplies from poor people. In addition to that, the marines are there to protect the personnel participating in the relief effort.

    He's just another anti-American french toad who needs to choke on his meal of frogs legs and white wine.

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