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Old 22 Jan 10, 16:31
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Where Did All Those Banners Come From?

As I watched the news showing the "devastated" Haitians lining the road, imagine my surprise to see dozens of brand new, professionally printed banners accusing the aiding nations of not doing enough fast enough. No food, no water, few surviving structures and nothing else - but they can get their hands on professionally printed protest banners?

The whole world should be asking where those came from, and why the Haitians are insulting those who came to their aid. It seems Haiti already has an agenda, and it isn't saving lives.
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Old 22 Jan 10, 17:08
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There's an awful lot I'm seeing down there that make me think we should pull out and leave the circus to someone else.
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Best guess, someone with an agenda had them run off and gave some locals (50% of whom cannot read anyway) a buck each to stand around waving them.
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Best guess, someone with an agenda had them run off and gave some locals (50% of whom cannot read anyway) a buck each to stand around waving them.
And the question remains - who? My guess would be Chavez.
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NGOs. Real lack of understanding of what it takes to provide relief to 3,000,000 people when there is virtually no in country resources.
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If someone transported these signs into Haiti instead of relief supplies they should forever burn in hell. How many lives did these signs cost? We will never know.
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NGOs. Real lack of understanding of what it takes to provide relief to 3,000,000 people when there is virtually no in country resources.
The logistical nightmare must be enormous. The United States is the only force that can effectively deal with this crisis and it sounds like our opponents in the international community want to use this tragedy to denigrate our efforts.

I agree with MM. My bet would be on HUgo
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As I watched the news showing the "devastated" Haitians lining the road, imagine my surprise to see dozens of brand new, professionally printed banners accusing the aiding nations of not doing enough fast enough. No food, no water, few surviving structures and nothing else - but they can get their hands on professionally printed protest banners?

The whole world should be asking where those came from, and why the Haitians are insulting those who came to their aid. It seems Haiti already has an agenda, and it isn't saving lives.
Probably closet Obama supporters under the direction of Chavez.
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Probably closet Obama supporters under the direction of Chavez.
Can they effectively direct humanitarian efforts from inside Obama's closet?
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Besides the fact that after repeated google news searches, I have not been able to find a single story about this, aren't you guys being a little hasty in ascribing blame? Chavez? Obama supporters? You should at least take the time to consider these other possible culprits...

Jimmy Carter
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Besides the fact that after repeated google news searches, I have not been able to find a single story about this, aren't you guys being a little hasty in ascribing blame? Chavez? Obama supporters? You should at least take the time to consider these other possible culprits...

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Besides the fact that after repeated google news searches, I have not been able to find a single story about this, aren't you guys being a little hasty in ascribing blame? Chavez? Obama supporters? You should at least take the time to consider these other possible culprits...

Jimmy Carter
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You left out the Bush-Cheney Axis of Evil Idiocy! And I wouldn't rule out Pelosi...
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I assure you I have nothing to do with it.

On topic, I get the same thing in my national television, basically a lot of haitians complaining the world isn't helping enough. I do feel bad for them, I do think everyone should help out in situations like this, but seriously, its not like they are being gratefull. Their country was already in deep trouble on their own responsability, and the international community is helping out the best it can...
Maybe instead of blaming the UN for not making instant miracles they should blame their government for disapearing, and their society for failing to produce an emergency response of any kind. More than once I saw a bunch of perfectly healthy guys explaining to a reporter they could hear screams under the wreckage and nobody came to help, nobody cared, they were so poor, then walking away and sitting in a nearby rock. How about you start helping out yourself?

They have the US and EU throwing money at them, doctors volunteering from 100 diferent nations, and yet their main consern is blaming the world... I definatly realise this is only a fraction of the population, but it sure is a very vocal part of it.

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If someone transported these signs into Haiti instead of relief supplies they should forever burn in hell. How many lives did these signs cost? We will never know.
Christian groups have been transporting in a few thousand solar powered "Talking Bibles" which don't even have a FM/AM function.
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