Haiti: Machete-wielding gangs roam streets as fears grow death toll could hit 200,000

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  1. XXI Pium
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    Machetes gripped firmly in their hands, they walk brazenly through the streets of Port-au-Prince in broad daylight.

    They are among a menacing band of young men and teenagers who had armed themselves with long blades and other weapons to fight over goods looted from the capital's quake-hit shops and homes.

    The chilling image, shown last night on ITV News, illustrates how pockets of lawlessness have flared up in the wake of the disaster.

    Young men wielding machetes roam the streets as tensions rise over the lack of food and water

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    Read more: Haiti earthquake: Machete-wielding gangs roam streets as fears grow death toll could hit 200,000 | Mail Online
     
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    There were parts of Haiti the cops wouldnt even go into. These gangs have been there pre earthquake. What makes you think they would hav stopped?
     
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    Yep.

    Why are you making assumptions?
     
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    Conspiracist Snuggle weather rocks!

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    Well said, these guys are absolutely nothing new. Business as usual.
     
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    I'm not following the point you are trying to make.
     
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    What should the US MIlitary do about the machete wielding thugs?? Nada?? or Sumpin? Which?
     
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    Get the food out and protect the innocent from the thugs.
     
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    The innocent. In Haiti.

    Haiti hasn't changed any. Just fucking pantywaists with touchy stomachs know where it is on the map now.
     
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    When you get there, you can lead them into taking charge.


    When is your flight out again?
     
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    I believe they were the second colony of the Americas to receive independence (after the US) in 1804, yet they still remain as the armpit of the Western Hemisphere. They are near the bottom in everything. GDP, GDP per capita, murder rate, rape rate, illiteracy, education standards, infant morality, HIV infection, poverty, extreme poverty, crime in general etc. You name it and they are at the bottom.

    If they were the second to receive independence, why have they NEVER even taken ONE step forward? Its insanity.
     
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