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    US accused of 'occupying' Haiti as troops flood in - Telegraph
    "This is about helping Haiti, not about occupying Haiti," Mr Joyandet said.
    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

    Heh.

    Well, that's weird. Swiss newspapers were reporting yesterday that the arrival of US military and especially their taking over of operations at the airport had improved the chaotic situation enormously. Apparently the UN was totally overwhelmed and incapable of efficiently organizing the various humanitarian relief operations until the US showed up.
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    Re: US accused of 'occupying' Haiti as troops flood in

    Damned if ya do, damneed if ya don't.......
    What could we possibly want with that useless turd, when we still haven't been able to scrape Puerto Rico off of our boot........

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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    Heh.

    Well, that's weird. Swiss newspapers were reporting yesterday that the arrival of US military and especially their taking over of operations at the airport had improved the chaotic situation enormously. Apparently the UN was totally overwhelmed and incapable of efficiently organizing the various humanitarian relief operations until the US showed up.
    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.
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    Re: US accused of 'occupying' Haiti as troops flood in

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    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.
    Not to mention how many people have died as a result of aid being delayed.
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    Re: US accused of 'occupying' Haiti as troops flood in

    Quote Originally Posted by CrusaderRabbit08 View Post
    Not to mention how many people have died as a result of aid being delayed.
    That is unavoidable considering the infrastructure issues in Haiti. One runway with no tower, no harbour and clogged roads does not help the situation one bit. But that does not stop the critics of course.
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    Re: US accused of 'occupying' Haiti as troops flood in

    Quote Originally Posted by CrusaderRabbit08 View Post
    Not to mention how many people have died as a result of aid being delayed.
    I'm afraid that a lot of the world's nations have decided to take their time.
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    Re: US accused of 'occupying' Haiti as troops flood in

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    That is unavoidable considering the infrastructure issues in Haiti. One runway with no tower, no harbour and clogged roads does not help the situation one bit. But that does not stop the critics of course.
    I was referring to the examples you cited, not these.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    I'm afraid that a lot of the world's nations have decided to take their time.
    And you base this on what? The RNC talking points memo? Or you nationalistic ego?
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