Medical Group Faults US Militarization of Haitian Relief

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    The US, meanwhile, is being accused of prioritizing the delivery of troops and military equipment over direly needed aid. Doctors Without Borders legal director Francoise Saulnier says a plane carrying over twelve tons of aid was turned back from landing three times this week.

    Francoise Saulnier: “Now everything has been mixed together, and the urgent and vital attention to the people have been delayed, while military logistic—which is useful, but not on day three, not on day four, but maybe on day eight—this military logistic has really jammed the airport and led to this mismanagement, real mismanagement of vital issues.”

    The Doctors Without Borders plane was diverted to the Dominican Republic, delaying the aid delivery by three days. At a Haitian hospital Wednesday, Doctors Without Borders field coordinator Pip Millard said doctors are struggling to treat earthquake survivors.

    Pip Millard: “We’ve got a surgical team here who are doing surgery. We’re having to do amputations. We’ve got some really severe wounds, lots of fractured limbs, both arms, legs, many different kind of crush injuries. And also, one of the other problems that we’re really encountering is lack of supplies. We’re running out of things very quickly.”

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    Everyone has their own priorities. The other guys stuff is never as important
     
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    Here's an idea, let's call our Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard units back. Cancel all aid that was promised to Haiti as well as the $240M worth of donations sent to the AMERICAN Red Cross from our private citizenry, and see how well "Doctors Without Borders" performs then? What an arrogant piece of shit this Francoise person is....
     
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    So right. They all bitch and moan about the US but you don't see France or any other country stepping up to the plate to run the show. Fuck em all.
     
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    Not only that....but the US is somehow "expected" to help anytime anyone has a natural disaster. And because we are a nation of caring people, we almost always respond.....and then we get THIS shit?
     
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    Was this the same group of DR's that pulled out because they were afraid?
     
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    I wonder what the world would do if the good ol U.S. of A. didn't respond??? Who would fill the void. Mayby OL'Hugo would send two planes instead of one.

    As I said. Fuck Em All.
     
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    Well let them run the airport then, see if they keep bitching.
    They have one run way in Haiti and every body and their dog coming in there to help, I wonder why some people can't land right away??????
     
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    We are now an occupying force in Haiti. We now own that country. Anything that goes wrong in that country will now be blamed on this President and our nation. This President is already being accused of "Responding too slowly." He is also now allowing hundreds of thousands of Haitian Refugees to flow into Florida. This will have an impact on our nation and especially Florida. I'll let people decide for themselves whether this impact will be positive or negative. I know where i stand on that. This awful Haitian disaster will become our own awful disaster in the coming months.
     
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    This is the correct way to deal with this. Ignore them. They have no real power to do more then just complain and the needs of the people of Haiti must come before the whining of any specific group.
     

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