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UN Says US Military Not Cooperative in Haiti: Will the Excessive Number of Haitian Deaths Prove It?

March 2, 2010


The following Washington Post article reveals that the US government, particularly the military, provided little cooperation to the UN, aid agencies, etc. to assist Haiti’s earthquake victims.  This resulted in a delay of supplies, food and water and caused many deaths. In addition to NGO and UN claims about the US’ unwillingness to play nice, the US  seems eerily detached […]

US Army Say P-au-P Airport Could Resume Civilian Flights “Within Weeks” – What Does This Mean in Lives Lost?

January 31, 2010


Quite a few, I believe.  Just think, it has only been a few weeks since the earthquake and we know many more lives could have been saved if the US  had not been made this a “military” only airport. In addition, while the US administration says the decision to quit transporting seriously injured Haitians to the US is not […]

UN Reports on Its Haiti Efforts – UNCTAD Calls for Cancellation of Haiti’s Debt

January 29, 2010


Noon Briefing, January 29, 2010, United Nations Spokesperson: U.N. AGENCIES FOCUSING ON SHELTER, HEALTH FOR HAITIANS FOLLOWING EARTHQUAKE The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says that providing shelter to people in need is the priority in Haiti right now. Around 50,000 tents and 30,000 items of plastic sheeting are expected to […]

HAITI – Obama’s Katrina: Three NYC Surgeons and the US’ Deadly Delays

January 26, 2010


       HAITI:  Obama’s Katrina  January 26, 2010 By SOUMITRA R. EACHEMPATI, DEAN LORICH AND DAVID HELFET Four years ago the initial medical response to Hurricane Katrina was ill equipped, understaffed, poorly coordinated and delayed. Criticism of the paltry federal efforts was immediate and fierce. Unfortunately, the response to the latest international disaster in Haiti […]

VIDEO: UN “Peacekeepers” and US Military Get Rambo with Haitians at Airport

January 20, 2010

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The following video, in Spanish,  is not very clear, but, as they say, you get the picture.  A reporter for Cuban TV is covering the repression of a group of Haitian men at the airport.  While the video says it is US troops playing the  tough guys, it is primarily the UN’s peacekeepers (blue helmets or as Haitians […]