HAITI: What’s Needed Now is US Soldier-UN “Peacekeeper” Manpower to Implement Solutions

Posted on March 3, 2010

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Here are two more articles showing how things in Haiti continue to go to hell in a handbasket.  I can’t say it enough.  The relief effort is not rocket science and there are many capable humanitarian aid experts in Haiti solving problems daily associated with the quake aftermath.  What’s needed is manpower to implement the solutions.   Haiti, at its most militarized, had 15,000-20,000 US soldiers, 2,500 Canadian soliders, and 9,000 UN “peacekeepers.”  The latest figures suggest that there are about 13,000 US soldiers, the “peacekeepers” will soon increase to 12,000, and the Canadians are about to go home.  Between the US soldiers and the “peacekeepers” there are approximately 25,000 pairs of hands that could:  dig latrines, pitch tents, remove rubble from drains, construct temporary shelters, and get Haitians to medical centers for treatement.  No contracts to negotiate, no back talk — just soldiers under military orders to get the job done.

 

TARPS, NOT TENTS, PLEASE

AFTER THE QUAKE, THE DELUGE