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The Mad Crapper
01-19-2010, 08:20 AM
The news agency quoted Venezuela's leader as saying that he had read that 3,000 US troops were being deployed to Haiti - "marines armed as if they were going to war."

Chavez reportedly stated that he had not seen any American soldiers aiding the Haitian people. "Are they looking for the injured? You don't see them. I haven't seen them. Where are they?" he asked.

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ROFL

beer bacon
01-19-2010, 08:32 AM
DAMN OBAMA'S BEST FRIENDS TURN ON HIM JUST LOOK AT THOSE TWO JOKERS IN THE SAME PICTURE!@!!

beer bacon
01-19-2010, 08:32 AM
Remember how Obama was the same gathering of North American leaders at the same time as Chavez?? Those guys are best friends i tell ya!!

memyselfI
01-19-2010, 08:33 AM
With friends like that Lite doesn't need enemies...ROFL

The Mad Crapper
01-19-2010, 08:34 AM
DAMN OBAMA'S BEST FRIENDS TURN ON HIM JUST LOOK AT THOSE TWO JOKERS IN THE SAME PICTURE!@!!

Geez, don't go all Olbermann on us!

ROFL

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Bwana
01-19-2010, 08:36 AM
Chavez is such a blow hard little piss ant. Obama needs to grow a set and tell him to fuck off.

The Mad Crapper
01-19-2010, 08:40 AM
Chavez is such a blow hard little piss ant. Obama needs to grow a set and tell him to **** off.

You can't talk to your mentor like that!

:mad:

morphius
01-19-2010, 08:41 AM
I wonder how Chevez's food drops are going...

Bwana
01-19-2010, 08:41 AM
You can't talk to your mentor like that!

:mad:

Say what.........

Brock
01-19-2010, 08:44 AM
US accused of 'occupying' Haiti as troops flood in
France accused the US of "occupying" Haiti on Monday as thousands of American troops flooded into the country to take charge of aid efforts and security.

By Aislinn Laing, and Tom Leonard in Port-au-Prince.
Published: 8:15PM GMT 18 Jan 2010

The French minister in charge of humanitarian relief called on the UN to "clarify" the American role amid claims the military build up was hampering aid efforts.

Alain Joyandet admitted he had been involved in a scuffle with a US commander in the airport's control tower over the flight plan for a French evacuation flight.


Geneva-based charity Medecins Sans Frontieres backed his calls saying hundreds of lives were being put at risk as planes carrying vital medical supplies were being turned away by American air traffic controllers.

But US commanders insisted their forces' focus was on humanitarian work and last night agreed to prioritise aid arrivals to the airport over military flights, after the intervention of the UN.

The diplomatic row came amid heightened frustrations that hundreds of tons of aid was still not getting through. Charities reported violence was also worsening as desperate Haitians took matters into their own hands.

The death toll is now estimated at up to 200,000 lives. Around three million Haitians a third of the country's population have been affected by Tuesday's earthquake and two million require food assistance.

While food and water was gradually arriving at the makeshift camps which have sprung up around the city, riots have broken out in other areas where supplies have still not materialised.

Haiti was occupied by the US between 1915 and 1935, and historical sensitivities together with friction with other countries over the relief effort has made the Americans cautious about their role in the operation.

American military commanders have repeatedly stressed that they are not entering the country as an occupying force.

US soldiers in Port-au-Prince said they had been told to be discreet about how they carry their M4 assault rifles.

A paratrooper sergeant said they were authorised to use "deadly force" if they see anyone's life in danger but only as a "last resort".

Capt John Kirby, a spokesman for the joint task force at the airport, said the US recognised it was only one of a number of countries contributing to a UN-led mission.

He also emphasised the US troops, which he said would rise to 10,000 by Wednesday would principally be assisting in humanitarian relief and the evacuation of people needing medical attention.

The main responsibility for security rests with the UN, which is to add a further 3,000 troops to its force of 9,000.

However, it was agreed on Sunday night that the Americans would take over security at the four main food and water distribution points being set up in the city, Capt Kirby said.

"Security here is in a fluid situation," he said. "If the Haitian government asked us to provide security downtown, we would do that." He played down the threat of violence, saying: "What we're seeing is that there are isolated incidents of violence and some pockets where it's been more restive, but overall it's calm."

blaise
01-19-2010, 08:47 AM
Ask the Haitian people who they'd rather have helping, the Americans or anyone else.

The Mad Crapper
01-19-2010, 08:48 AM
Say what.........

Not "you" but you ie B.O. can't talk to his mentor like that

Jenson71
01-19-2010, 08:49 AM
Chavez is no doubt keenly aware of previous U.S. military occupations and interventions in Haiti in previous administrations. We've made full use of the Monroe Doctrine in that regard. As a president of another South/Central American country, it is only natural for Chavez to expect the worse.

But I disagree with him. You can see a lot of looting, insurrection, chaos following a natural disaster that military orderliness can control to better coordinate the aid activities.

wild1
01-19-2010, 08:51 AM
Chavez is probably nervous, Obama backed him in wanting to restore the Marxist dictator in Honduras, but he doesn't want to lose the corrupt dictator in Haiti either.

The Mad Crapper
01-19-2010, 08:52 AM
Chavez is probably nervous, Obama backed him in wanting to restore the Marxist dictator in Honduras, but he doesn't want to lose the corrupt dictator in Haiti either.

ROFL

patteeu
01-19-2010, 09:22 AM
Chavez is no doubt keenly aware of previous U.S. military occupations and interventions in Haiti in previous administrations. We've made full use of the Monroe Doctrine in that regard. As a president of another South/Central American country, it is only natural for Chavez to expect the worse.

But I disagree with him. You can see a lot of looting, insurrection, chaos following a natural disaster that military orderliness can control to better coordinate the aid activities.

Rejoice, boys and girls! We can finally see some daylight between Chavez and our own Jenson71!

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The Mad Crapper
01-19-2010, 09:31 AM
Rejoice, boys and girls! We can finally see some daylight between Chavez and our own Jenson71!

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ROFL

BucEyedPea
01-19-2010, 09:54 AM
I hate Chavez but ya' know this is another example of why govt is the problem. Using our military and giving them first priority into Haiti crowded out the food and humanitarian relief for later. Typical govt. They could have let some of that in first along with some military. Typical bureaucratic thinking. Have them die of dehydration, starvation or from lack of medical first. Then protect what? The dead? LOL!

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01-19-2010, 09:58 AM
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patteeu
01-19-2010, 11:04 AM
I hate Chavez but ya' know this is another example of why govt is the problem. Using our military and giving them first priority into Haiti crowded out the food and humanitarian relief for later. Typical govt. They could have let some of that in first along with some military. Typical bureaucratic thinking. Have them die of dehydration, starvation or from lack of medical first. Then protect what? The dead? LOL!

The US military's mission in Haiti is the provide humanitarian aid, not security. They aren't crowding out food and humanitarian relief anymore than the Red Cross is with the possible (but not certain) exception that they might not be as practiced and efficient as the RC. I suspect it's a mixed bag, i.e. they're better than the RC at some aspects of the job and not as good at others.

You hate Chavez, but you'd rather side with him than with the US military overseas.