I was just googling Haiti trying to get more information. All the news on C.N.N. (that I've seen so far) is centred on Port Au Prince. When I checked the geography, Haiti has four other cities in excess of 100,000- two of them in the 400,000 range and several other smaller cities. Were these cities also badly damaged? You get the impression from watching C.N.N. that there is absolutely no capable help from else where in the country. Is there nothing in the way of cranes or excavators anywhere in the country? Or do the news agencies just want to concentrate on the blood, guts and gore as much as possible. Are we getting balanced news coverage?
Uh yes, I apologize. But it still is an indication of the kind people we are dealing with there.
So they say. Disaster capitalism comes to mind. Watch the shells, where do the peas go? Does Hati have any strategic importance? I wonder what else will happen in the world while Hati writhes in agony. Per-capita the Americans are not big aid givers dispite the myths surrounding their benevolence.
irrespective of how you mistrust the u.s. or any democratic
nation in the west, when they arrive in many foreign
countries to give aid and help, many times, they are restricted to
only certain areas, and that is it, they have to obey
So, we don't really know the facts on the ground, but we
do know that aid is arriving there and will continue to
The u.s. is the largest giver of aid in the world, far
more than all others.
Think about New Awlweens, what help, and they were Americans. Where does the material come from? The lord takith with the right hand and givith with the left. I gaurantee you more money has already been spent on hypeing the western response to the tragidy, in the media, than will ever reach the Hatians. Stories about aid are just as good as real aid when you own the press.
What about New Orleans....did some other country contribute more aid and $$$ &
such to that disaster than the Americans?
The point is we don't know how much aid was dispatched to New Orleans or where it went if you investigate the contractors and subcontractors of Fema you'll see a field day of corruption. Cubans offered aid immeadiatly, it was refused not replaced just refused.