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1,400 planes waiting to bring aid to Haiti

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Washington - With more than 1,400 planes still waiting to bring aid to Haiti, the commander of U.S. forces in the region said Thursday that officials have opened a third alternate airport to hasten the movement of relief supplies for earthquake victims. About 120 to 140 flights a day are now able to land at the country's single airport in Port-au-Prince, which was damaged in last week's earthquake, Gen. Douglas Fraser, head of the U.S. Southern Command, told a Pentagon news conference. Still, he said, officials have a waiting list of more than 1,400 planes seeking to get into the country as well as a backup of vessels waiting to unload at the damaged port.
http://www.wjla.com/news/stories/0110/698461.html
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Let them land in the Dominican Republic, refuel and wait for clearance to proceed. At least the air crews will get a better hotel room in Santo Domingo. The Dominicans could probably use the money as well.

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Let them land in the Dominican Republic, refuel and wait for clearance to proceed. At least the air crews will get a better hotel room in Santo Domingo. The Dominicans could probably use the money as well.

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This could be a windfall for the Dominican Republic. Lots of aid groups could base out of their turf.
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Let them land in the Dominican Republic, refuel and wait for clearance to proceed. At least the air crews will get a better hotel room in Santo Domingo. The Dominicans could probably use the money as well.

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Nah,that would be a solution to the problem.And if they solve the problem,then they won't be able to bash the US.
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No airport in Haiti could accept even 400 planes in a week, in perfect condition. There are only 3 airports in Haiti that are operational, and only one of them is truly an international airport. Couple that with logistics, C3, and political issues, not to mention everyone wanting a 4 hour ground time and it's easy to understand why there is a backlog of 1400 planes.

Haiti was a craphole long before the quake, and will be long after the relief is over.
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No airport in Haiti could accept even 400 planes in a week, in perfect condition. There are only 3 airports in Haiti that are operational, and only one of them is truly an international airport. Couple that with logistics, C3, and political issues, not to mention everyone wanting a 4 hour ground time and it's easy to understand why there is a backlog of 1400 planes.

Haiti was a craphole long before the quake, and will be long after the relief is over.
Sorry man,it's not Haiti's fault.It's our fault.It's all our fault.The French say so.And they're never wrong.
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I am waiting to hear that Hugo Chavez is sending over a couple of tankers of Jet Fuel to refuel the emergency flights. Anyone think he will do it?

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Haiti was a craphole long before the quake, and will be long after the relief is over.
sounds like another prime location for the US to blow millions or even billions of $ for no reason at all. not to mention manpower, equipment, fuel etc etc etc. maybe we can even continue "nation building"!!!

i understand we can do our part to help out, but at what cost?
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I doubt if there are really 1400 planes waiting to fly there. Maybe 1400 planeloads of supplies, but not 1400 planes.
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Sorry man,it's not Haiti's fault.It's our fault.It's all our fault.The French say so.And they're never wrong.

Thats right, because everyone knows how VIP photo-ops are SOoooooooo very much more important than French planes filled with humanitarian aid. We stupid surrender monkeys, thinking we had priority over politicians and their camera crews with our medical supplies......

Pffft! When will we ever learn?


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We stupid surrender monkeys, thinking we had priority over politicians and their camera crews with our medical supplies......
You mean "cheese-eatin' surrender monkeys".

Seriousdly,I wont argue with you that there were situations with a--hole politicians and their photo-ops.But I question just how many there were.You make it out to be nothing but a huge photo op.I'm getting to the point where I think it's time to bring our people,equipment,and dollars home and let the rest of you deal with this.No matter what we do,we suck.You guys have all the answers,so why not.
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These planes ought to try arriving with enough gas to take off again. Don't any of these fools understand "no infrastructure" means?

I guess now they will say that the US military is deliberately trying to keep the supplies out so that they can have the fun of watching all the Haitians die.
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I doubt if there are really 1400 planes waiting to fly there. Maybe 1400 planeloads of supplies, but not 1400 planes.
I didn't catch that.
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Here's a nice slideshow of the AirForce.
I saw a newsclip this morning showing a Russian Cargo plane
at Homestead Fl. they are supposed to deliver a temporary
Control Tower to Haiti real soon!

http://www.af.mil/photos/slideshow.a...-4D4AD115758E}

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That the FAA even allowed an AN124 (or an IL76, can't tell from the pic) to land in the US is quite honestly amazing. Those aircraft aren't certified to FAA standards for flying in US airspace. But their crews will haul anything that will fit, and some things that won't.

As for this whole mess, my Reserve Logistics Company just got a warning from battalion that we may be activated and deployed to Haiti. If this happens, rest assured, I will personally fix all of the logistics problems, and have time to sip a little French wine.
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