About Haiti, be Proud of your Country the USA
Los Angeles 22nd 2010 by Eric Lafayette
(Check a remarkable article by Sanjay Gupta Surgeon and Medical correspondant for CNN, full article at the bottom of the page)
Dear For Democracy Members,
This is the first time since President Bush was inaugurated ten years ago that the USA is at its best in operations outside the USA.
Our country is at its best, showing great generosity and great efficiency in going into a horrible disaster in Haiti and rescuing thousands of people.
This is due to President Obama who immediately sent sufficient numbers of troops on a peaceful mission that will save lives and alleviate the nightmares and pain of hundreds of thousands of desperate people.
President Obama has made mistakes but thanks to him America is at its best in Haiti, the America we love, Very generous and extremely effective and the Haitians have realized it quickly and they are now chanting their praises for the USA.
They are right, As of today January 22nd 2010 (American relief effort only)
-- U.S. spending for relief in Haiti has hit $170 million (far more than any other country)
-- More than 700,000 meals delivered
-- 1.4 million bottles of water have been delivered,
-- 22,000 pounds of medical supplies delivered,
Is it enough? absolutely not because we are talking of a population in need of 3 000 000 people in a country where all Infrastructures, medical facilities, equipment and security were already a mess before the earthquake.
I am writing this article because a bunch of repugnant, ignorant idiots from the left are on the Internet insulting the actions of the USA, using hearsay and false representation of the situation, never verifying their sources and putting out exactly the kind of biased reports that are standard for Fox News. Of course like self anointed gurus they do not even have a clue of the History of endemic violence in Haiti before the earthquake ( murderous para governemental organization" Tontons Macoutes) violence as in Murder and rape was rampant before the earth quake (According to the UN, 50 per cent of young women in the violent shantytowns of Haiti have been raped or sexually assaulted - UN figures-) These violent behaviours of part of the Haitians population have been exacerbated by the earthquake and only the presence of well organized American troops prevented this horrible catastrophy in turning into a scene of Chaos and extreme violence.
Soiling the image of your nation when your nation is at his best can only be the work of disgusting human beings who are twin brothers of the Fox News anchormen as well as fans of Fidel Castro - Cuba- and Hugo Chavez - Venezuela-
If you cannot be proud of your country when your country the USA shines at its best please emigrates to Venezuela or Cuba. They love liars there. Bashing the USA is their main activity, you will be reunited with your peers. Move to countries whose entire regimes are based on constant lies and tyrannical excess.
"Hope for Haiti Now," Anderson Cooper joins Wyclef Jean and George Clooney on Friday for a global telethon to air commercial-free across multiple networks and CNN. At 8 p.m. ET/PT Friday.
Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) -- Aid is reaching earthquake-torn Haiti, but getting it to the people who need it remains a challenge.
Large quantities of medications, baby formula and other relief supplies are sitting on the tarmac and in warehouses at the Port-au-Prince airport, but no one is moving it out, according to CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta.
"It's like everywhere we go, just walking through the airport, outside the airport even, people are saying, 'We need supplies,' " Gupta said.
Gupta found pallets of formula, pain medication and antibiotics standing unattended next to the runway.
U.S. military personnel in a warehouse tent at the airport gave Gupta a trash bag full of supplies to take back to a hospital he had visited earlier but couldn't explain why there seemed to be no organized system for distribution.
"There is stuff here waiting to be taken out, that's a true statement," said Air Force Col. Ben McMullen, deputy commander of the Joint Special Operations Air Component. "Is it a lot? I can't speak to it. I will tell you the reason you got it is that everyone on this side, specifically the U.S. government side, is dedicated to getting as much stuff outside as they can. ...
"It's a shame, because you would hope that everything could get out there within seconds. But that kind of infrastructure just isn't in place."
Over at the city's port, authorities pushing to clear bottlenecks hope to restore two-way traffic at the south pier sometime Friday. that rocked the impoverished nation on January 12 damaged its capital's north and south piers. Haitian authorities and the U.S. military had restored one-way traffic to the south pier, which is the smaller of the two
Port-au-Prince's north pier remains unusable.
The bottlenecks have delayed food and medical aid to the estimated 3 million Haitians who have been affected by the quake.
At least 72,000 people have been confirmed dead in the quake, according to Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive.
Canadian troops, meanwhile, were working to open an airport in Jacmel on Thursday, another step that could speed delivery of relief supplies. Jacmel, a seaside town about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Port-au-Prince, is considered Haiti's cultural capital.
Delayed relief supplies have led to at least five deaths, according to the aid group Doctors Without Borders, also known as Médecins Sans Frontières.
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Working under adverse conditions with limited supplies, medical teams have been forced to improvise.
Renzo Fricke, field coordinator for Doctors Without Borders, said staffers had to buy a saw in the market so surgeons could do amputations. A CNN crew loaned a medic a pocketknife for another operation.
Lacking rubbing alcohol, doctors have used vodka to sterilize equipment and instruments. Surgical patients are receiving over-the-counter pain medicine because doctors lack stronger medication. One nurse used a string of Christmas lights as a makeshift extension cord. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen saw a belt used as a tourniquet. When that broke, a garden hose was used.
U.S. officials have acknowledged that not all aid, particularly medical supplies, has been getting through fast enough. The situation is improving, however, they said.
That offered limited comfort to some Haitians.