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RoadKingLarry

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Re: Haiti asks for U.S. troops to help stabilize the country
« Reply #25 on: July 11, 2021, 09:19:07 PM »

The only downside to the US not getting involved is that if we don't China and/or Russia (or maybe Cuba) will.
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Re: Haiti asks for U.S. troops to help stabilize the country
« Reply #26 on: July 11, 2021, 09:21:32 PM »

The only downside to the US not getting involved is that if we don't China and/or Russia (or maybe Cuba) will.

It appears Cuba is having some trouble of their own.
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Re: Haiti asks for U.S. troops to help stabilize the country
« Reply #27 on: July 11, 2021, 09:22:46 PM »

The only downside to the US not getting involved is that if we don't China and/or Russia (or maybe Cuba) will.

I wonder if the Dominican Republic is doing anything, other than beefing up their border guards of course. ;)

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Re: Haiti asks for U.S. troops to help stabilize the country
« Reply #28 on: July 11, 2021, 09:57:37 PM »

I wonder if the Dominican Republic is doing anything, other than beefing up their border guards of course. ;)

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Re: Haiti asks for U.S. troops to help stabilize the country
« Reply #29 on: July 11, 2021, 10:28:45 PM »

Fuuuuuuuuck that.

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

Did you get a ride from us? My last ship LHA-4 went down there to pick up a bunch of engineer types, SEABEEs and some Army. I had not enough shots to go ashore, didn't see anything from anchorage that made me want to go either.
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Re: Haiti asks for U.S. troops to help stabilize the country
« Reply #30 on: July 12, 2021, 11:55:49 AM »

The only downside to the US not getting involved is that if we don't China and/or Russia (or maybe Cuba) will.

Used to be that the US would deploy troops in order to keep socialism from taking root, now it seems likely the opposite is true . . .
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Re: Haiti asks for U.S. troops to help stabilize the country
« Reply #31 on: July 12, 2021, 12:18:12 PM »

Did you get a ride from us? My last ship LHA-4 went down there to pick up a bunch of engineer types, SEABEEs and some Army. I had not enough shots to go ashore, didn't see anything from anchorage that made me want to go either.

Nah, we took the Army boats over. Supposed to deliver humanitarian supplies, ended in a shitshow that had my HMMWV cursed with a chicken sacrifice.

Used to be that the US would deploy troops in order to keep socialism from taking root, now it seems likely the opposite is true . . .

And how'd those deployments work out for us?  Communism is the collective form of heroin: Doesn't matter how much outside help there is, until the addict wants to quit, they won't.

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Re: Haiti asks for U.S. troops to help stabilize the country
« Reply #32 on: July 12, 2021, 01:46:05 PM »

Nah, we took the Army boats over. Supposed to deliver humanitarian supplies, ended in a shitshow that had my HMMWV cursed with a chicken sacrifice.



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