Skip to comments.Haiti Relief (Vanity)
Posted on 01/14/2010 11:52:55 AM PST by Red in Blue PA
Watching the ongoing relief efforst on TV, it is frustrating to know that people deserately need the basics and will probably not get them for days. The officials are offloading everything at the airport andit is stacking up. I am no expert, but IMO we need to be doing a 2 pronged approach to this disaster, and airstyle-type drop of World War II combined with the precise relief we are seeing set up on television. But why they are not doing the airdrops is beyond me. The peeople need the basics such as water and crackers and these could beeasily airdropped.
If anyone of any importance is reading this, please consider airdrops! People will not make it to surgery if they do not get the water they need.
Forgot to add.....the govt seems to want to total control of all resources there as opposed to the 1940’s when the goal was simply to help as many people as possible.
Situations like this require IMMEDIATE assistance, and may not be pretty, but efforst must be made as soon as possible. We are going on 48 hourse and not many people are even in the city proper yet.
Can you imagine the ‘sharks in the water’ if an air drop were dropped.
The stampede killing those trying to get to any goods.
And then there’s always the corruption of the ones who steal the drop, like the U.N. does.
What about those with broken legs, arms, unconscious?
Forgot to add.....the govt seems to want to total control of all resources———————yeah...OUR government, so Obama can be a ‘hero’ on the U.S. taxpayer’s back, again.
Please please air drop crackers and food to working and unemployed Americans in Florida being taxed to death to pay for Haitian economic refugees aka illegal aliens in FL.
Our unemployment rate is over 13%. Saltines, Ritz and cheeze whiz would be appreciated. We really could use your help.
The need for good clean water is probably tops on that list. Next would be medical. They are afraid there going cholera in the coming days. :( They are ready traumatized by injure, shock and lack of food and good water, there bodies aren’t going to handle it very well.
Did you ever see desperate people rushing towards an air drop.
Not safe, not a good idea.
Is anybody wathching this heartbreaking Shep Smith segment?
Yes, the reporter on the scene could no longer hold it in.
Didn’t Bush offer and provide a lot of assistance after the Indonesia tsunami?
>> But why they are not doing the airdrops is beyond me. The peeople need the basics such as water and crackers and these could beeasily airdropped.
I’m not sure airdrops are a good idea. There very well could be rioting at the drop site. When so many are desperate, there needs to be a controlled plan to avoid serious civil unrest.
I agree, it sounds like a good idea on paper, but the results would be even worse than doing nothing.
The Navy is taking a ship down there, don’t know when it left. With 2000 Marines. Wonder if other ships could get in? They can’t get supplies in there fast enough. I think they are also coming across the border from Dominican Republic. I heard that earlier. From my understanding it’s very mountainous there. The roads are probably congested. With people trying to get into DR for medical attention. What a tragedy, it’s just heartbreaking.
Water is cheap. Almost nothing except for the cost of fuel. This is the easiest this they could do to ameliorate the suffering. The planes would not even need to land. They could go back to Puerto Rico or Miami immediately.
I was crying with both of them.
I pray I didn’t hear the word looters on top of that hill.
I just misheard something.
No I’ll go take a look. I haven’t been able to watch much, just can’t stomach it. The look on there faces just breaks my heart, the devastation, the dead bodies everywhere. I can’t even imagine.
But there has to be better alternatives than just dropping supplies. You need to get troops with machine guns on the spot to make sure the distribution goes smoothly. Without that, you get a riot, or the crooks run off with the supplies for themselves.
With logic like that, the airdrops of WW2 would have never happened.
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