What is going on in Haiti???

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  1. PatekPhilippe
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    NONE of the supplies sent there are getting to the people who need them. There are stories all over the news trumpeting Obama's response yet none of the medical supplies, food and other aid has reached anyone. The 72 hour timeline has come and gone.
     
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    Yes they are....its still not enough
     
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    It's ok to have political disagreements. but this has nothing to do with Obama. Stop it. Haiti doesn't even have proper equipment to offload supplies. No heavy machinery... nada.

    Don't make this political. It isn't.
     
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    I agree. It should not be political. It is a disaster of biblical proportions. It's just plain heartbreaking




    So was Katrina,, don't repeat the Katrina madness.
     
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    Don't shoot the messenger...watch the news...all I'm seeing is stories about people screaming for help and people digging out bodies...NOT ONE STORY showing aid being distributed.

    and FYI...it was already politicized by the MSM as a contrast to the Katrina response.
     
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    Sorry if it upset anyone.
     
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    These are people who had nothing to begin with, and what little infrastructure they had has been pretty much destroyed. With the obvious response coordinators on the ground (the already existing UN staff who would have been familiar both with the area and to the various NGOs and nationals on the ground) killed, missing and injured, they have to build their coordination efforts practically from scratch. It's heartbreaking, but please don't slam people who are trying to do the right thing with nothing because they have nothing to work with. They seem to be doing the best they can.
     
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    Gotcha. It is a good question, just consider where they are and what they don't have. There's your answer.
     
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    Yes we know. Leave that behavior to the Perfect People and behave the way you know you should behave.
     
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    The only place I could find a story about aid reaching the people was Huffington...and obscure AP story saying aid was slowly reaching survivors....not one story in the MSM.
     
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