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Haiti asks for U.S. troops to help stabilize the country
« on: July 09, 2021, 05:24:23 PM »

Here we go again
Don't know if you've kept up with the news from Haiti but their President was just assassinated, in his own home no less, and the country is in turmoil

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BREAKING: Haitian Government Officials have requested U.S. military forces to protect the port, airport, gasoline, and other critical infrastructure to help stabilize the country following the assassination of Haiti’s President via @nytimes

BREAKING: Haiti asks for U.S. troops to help stabilize the country
https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2021/07/09/breaking-haiti-asks-for-u-s-troops-to-help-stabilize-the-country/
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Re: Haiti asks for U.S. troops to help stabilize the country
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2021, 05:28:55 PM »

I see also that of the persons captured after the assassination, a couple of them are Haitian-Americans, and at least six used to be in the Columbian Army.  I will be interested to see the reason for the assassination.
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Re: Haiti asks for U.S. troops to help stabilize the country
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2021, 05:46:17 PM »

The 2nd time today this sentiment seems appropriate -

Lift off and nuke the site from high orbit, it's the only way to be sure.

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Re: Haiti asks for U.S. troops to help stabilize the country
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2021, 09:28:31 PM »

Fuuuuuuuuck that.

I've been to Port-au-Prince once in uniform. There's nothing there we need, and nothing we can fix.

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Re: Haiti asks for U.S. troops to help stabilize the country
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2021, 12:21:48 AM »

Fuuuuuuuuck that.

I've been to Port-au-Prince once in uniform. There's nothing there we need, and nothing we can fix.

Not so fast - we can teach them about white rage and pronouns.
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Re: Haiti asks for U.S. troops to help stabilize the country
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2021, 12:28:17 AM »

Yea...

Facts:
Haiti is a sovereign nation.
Instability in Haiti does not present a global/US security issue. (Loose nuke, etc)

Conclusion:
It would be inappropriate for the united states or any other country to deploy military force in response to the internal affairs of another sovereign nation.  The people of Haiti have the right to determine their own destiny free of outside influences.

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Re: Haiti asks for U.S. troops to help stabilize the country
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2021, 12:29:13 AM »

Drop in the Drag Queen battalion and the Binary-Fluid Space Ninjas.  [tinfoil] [popcorn] :old:
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Re: Haiti asks for U.S. troops to help stabilize the country
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2021, 12:40:58 AM »


Conclusion:
It would be inappropriate for the united states or any other country to deploy military force in response to the internal affairs of another sovereign nation.  The people of Haiti have the right to determine their own destiny free of outside influences.

When has that ever stopped us?
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Re: Haiti asks for U.S. troops to help stabilize the country
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2021, 12:42:51 AM »

Drop in the Drag Queen battalion and the Binary-Fluid Space Ninjas.  [tinfoil] [popcorn] :old:

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Re: Haiti asks for U.S. troops to help stabilize the country
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2021, 12:44:06 AM »

When has that ever stopped us?

Well... it really should, in my opinion.  But maybe that's why I'm not in control of such things.

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Re: Haiti asks for U.S. troops to help stabilize the country
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2021, 06:56:17 AM »

Well... it really should, in my opinion.  But maybe that's why I'm not in control of such things, yet.

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Re: Haiti asks for U.S. troops to help stabilize the country
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2021, 07:45:50 AM »

Remember when Trump outraged all right thinking people by calling Haiti a @$!#hole?

And Conan O'Brien took a vacation in Haiti to prove what a wonderful country it was...

I do.

Here's a tweet that hasn't aged well:

https://twitter.com/conanobrien/status/955100835784077314

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Re: Haiti asks for U.S. troops to help stabilize the country
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2021, 10:37:15 AM »

You need to know when to say "Not my fing problem!"
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Re: Haiti asks for U.S. troops to help stabilize the country
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2021, 11:15:10 AM »

Remember when Trump outraged all right thinking people by calling Haiti a @$!#hole?

And Conan O'Brien took a vacation in Haiti to prove what a wonderful country it was...

I do.

Here's a tweet that hasn't aged well:

https://twitter.com/conanobrien/status/955100835784077314

Heh.


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Re: Haiti asks for U.S. troops to help stabilize the country
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2021, 11:23:24 AM »

Many of the troops we send will feel right at home.
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Re: Haiti asks for U.S. troops to help stabilize the country
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2021, 09:47:37 PM »

Many of the troops we send will feel right at home.

This seems like it falls under the UN's umbrella. Doesn't Somolia have some troops we can slap a blue helmet on and ship to Haiti?

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Re: Haiti asks for U.S. troops to help stabilize the country
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2021, 11:31:34 PM »

Yea...

Facts:
Haiti is a sovereign nation.
Instability in Haiti does not present a global/US security issue. (Loose nuke, etc)

Conclusion:
It would be inappropriate for the united states or any other country to deploy military force in response to the internal affairs of another sovereign nation.  The people of Haiti have the right to determine their own destiny free of outside influences.
I agree with that last.  They need to clean up their own mess.  Using outside influence to clean it up doesn't solve the problem.
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Re: Haiti asks for U.S. troops to help stabilize the country
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2021, 11:46:50 PM »

This seems like it falls under the UN's umbrella. Doesn't Somolia have some troops we can slap a blue helmet on and ship to Haiti?

They would loot the the place
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Re: Haiti asks for U.S. troops to help stabilize the country
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2021, 12:40:11 AM »

Remember when Trump outraged all right thinking people by calling Haiti a @$!#hole?

And Conan O'Brien took a vacation in Haiti to prove what a wonderful country it was...

I do.

Here's a tweet that hasn't aged well:

https://twitter.com/conanobrien/status/955100835784077314

Heh. I didn't know he did that. "Let them sip expensive liquors from a hollowed-out fruit, whilst sea-bathing at a posh resort."
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Re: Haiti asks for U.S. troops to help stabilize the country
« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2021, 07:59:59 AM »

They would loot the the place

Did the Clintons leave anything to loot?
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Re: Haiti asks for U.S. troops to help stabilize the country
« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2021, 08:16:58 AM »

Heh. I didn't know he did that. "Let them sip expensive liquors from a hollowed-out fruit, whilst sea-bathing at a posh resort."

The resort Conan stayed at was a few miles from one the world's largest slums.  He didn't go there.

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Re: Haiti asks for U.S. troops to help stabilize the country
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2021, 03:07:44 PM »

The resort Conan stayed at was a few miles from one the world's largest slums.  He didn't go there.

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Re: Haiti asks for U.S. troops to help stabilize the country
« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2021, 03:29:29 PM »

The resort Conan stayed at was a few miles from one the world's largest slums.  He didn't go there.

Little suprise there.


I have been to a few foreign cities/countries in the Western Carribean. Belize City was probably the worst. We took a city tour where the “prosperous” area of the city was like inner city Detroit or LA and the shantytown slums was absolutely horrifying as to the condition people were living in. Outside of the waterfront and resorts Cozumel is a very rough city that looks very nasty.

Places like that earn the shithole title. You won’t catch any American leftist in those areas either.

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Re: Haiti asks for U.S. troops to help stabilize the country
« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2021, 04:10:09 PM »

Little suprise there.


I have been to a few foreign cities/countries in the Western Carribean. Belize City was probably the worst. We took a city tour where the “prosperous” area of the city was like inner city Detroit or LA and the shantytown slums was absolutely horrifying as to the condition people were living in. Outside of the waterfront and resorts Cozumel is a very rough city that looks very nasty.

Places like that earn the shithole title. You won’t catch any American leftist in those areas either.

Each and every one of those countries

When we were flying out of Djibouti in the 80/90s we would stay in our 90 dollar a night fancy hotel with a casino in the basement. On the way in for an early morning preflight you had to be careful not to run over any lumps on the road, it could be people sleeping on the asphalt to stay warm. I also saw people living in large bushes with cardboard shoved in them to provide walls. There was a nice small area in town where the French Foreign Legion and other foreigners could get some decent food and drink. The rest of the city was a shithole. I imagine once they built that military base there a lot of people's fortunes changed while the abjectly poor stayed that way. There are shitholes all over the world.

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Re: Haiti asks for U.S. troops to help stabilize the country
« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2021, 04:22:48 PM »

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