Posted on August 18, 2009

“Hurricane Bill will threaten Haiti this week”

In addition to important weather news, this article includes this bewildering item:

“UN Envoy Bill Clinton has made numerous pronouncements about the effectiveness of economic aid and hurricane “relief,” but the effectiveness of the 9,000 UN occupation forces — MINUSTAH — in assisting the People of Haiti will hurricane preparedness ahead of the storms has been negligible, at best. Any aid funds are funneled through the questionable agenda of USAID to ineffective NGOs instead of directly to the Government of Haiti which has the responsibility of proactive civil defense.

This paternalistic approach is particularly painful this week where a Swiss court has decided that the stolen funds — 7 million Swiss francs — seized from Haiti’s former dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier will be awarded to NGOs and “aid” organizations instead of to the Government of Haiti.”