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U.S. sending disaster response teams to Haiti
Reuters ^ | January 12, 2010

Posted on 01/12/2010 7:19:11 PM PST by La Lydia

The U.S. Agency for International Development is sending disaster response teams to Haiti to help the impoverished nation after it was hit by a major earthquake on Tuesday. USAID said in a statement it would be sending teams including up to 72 people, six search and rescue dogs and up to 48 tons of rescue equipment.

The teams will be accompanied by USAID disaster experts...

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: assistance; earthquake; haiti; haitianearthquake; haitianquake; haitiearthquake; haitiquake; haitiquake2010; portauprince; rescue; sendbirthcontrol; usaid; wasteofmoney; why; whywhywhy
To the rescue.
1 posted on 01/12/2010 7:19:11 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

Does Haiti hate the United States right now or later after they get aid?


2 posted on 01/12/2010 7:20:43 PM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get.)
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To: La Lydia
We should float in one of our super aircraft carriers like we did in Indonesia. Massive resources just offshore, saved innumerable lives.
3 posted on 01/12/2010 7:21:37 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: La Lydia

They’d better have serious military protection.


4 posted on 01/12/2010 7:22:38 PM PST by bvw
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To: La Lydia

Well THAT was fast....Zero. Funny how you make a statement IMMEDIATELY about this tragedy.....yet, you wait DAYS after others. Sometimes WEEKS.
Were they ‘light skinned’ or ‘dark skinned’......Dear Reader? What a frikkin’ jackass.


5 posted on 01/12/2010 7:26:31 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I noticed that also. Quick with the condolences for Haiti, as he should be, but nothing for Ft. Hood or the Christmas day passengers.


6 posted on 01/12/2010 7:29:51 PM PST by rabidralph ("Precedenting" is a lot tougher than community organizing.)
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To: philetus

Yes


7 posted on 01/12/2010 7:30:04 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: La Lydia
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8 posted on 01/12/2010 7:38:32 PM PST by Delta 21 (If you cant tell if I'm being sarcastic...maybe I'm not.)
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To: La Lydia
And we're paying for this how?

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

9 posted on 01/12/2010 7:38:44 PM PST by wku man (Who says conservatives don't rock? Go to www.myspace.com/rockfromtheright)
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To: La Lydia
See my other post. OK, I thought BOzo would take a week or two thinking about sending aid. Please accept my apology.
10 posted on 01/12/2010 8:02:33 PM PST by ANGGAPO (Leyte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: philetus

I don’t think it’s a matter of hate. I think it is a matter of how many hundreds of thousand more of them will be allowed to move to Miami.


11 posted on 01/12/2010 8:05:26 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia
The port at Norfolk has SEVERAL US Navy Amphibious assets that SHOULD be underway by Thursday morning (after taking on stores) and headed to Haiti.

This will be Obama's Katrina. This disaster is more severe than anything suffered in decades in the US.

Think SF in 1906.

12 posted on 01/12/2010 8:31:42 PM PST by Mariner
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To: Mariner

We don’t have to lift a finger. Anything we do will be charity.

Haiti is a wretched place and it is not part of America.


13 posted on 01/12/2010 9:51:06 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: wku man

This very sad but we have no obligation to give any more than palliative aid.

This has been an independant nation for many years and the population has driven itself into misery and ppoverty.

This is not America’s disaster.


14 posted on 01/12/2010 10:11:26 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: Mariner

This is what gets me so upset when I hear all the whining about the “poor” in this country.

These people have no concept of what real poverty is. They think poverty is being only able to afford one big-screen TV.


15 posted on 01/12/2010 10:17:40 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: BenLurkin

But people are people and they need help. I am sure other countries will help as well.


16 posted on 01/13/2010 7:34:57 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012
Of course we will send “help”.

But the place was a disaster before the quake — and when the talk turns to rebuilding the American taxpayer will have to put her foot down and just say NO.

17 posted on 01/13/2010 7:42:29 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: La Lydia

Impressive. A bus and a half full of people and a truck full of stuff.

Where is all the outrage that dear leader is not doing enough, quick enough?? Remember Katrina, Indonesia, etc during the Bush years?

You’d think at very least he’d show up for a photo op.


18 posted on 01/13/2010 7:59:46 AM PST by proud_yank (Socialism - An Answer In Search Of A Question For Over 100 Years)
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To: BenLurkin

Other countries and organizations are helping as well. A disaster of this magnitude will need more of a response than the US can provide alone. Terrible human tragedy.


19 posted on 01/13/2010 8:28:18 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: BenLurkin
This is not America’s disaster.

Sending help is, however, a quintessentially American thing to do. It's one of the burdens of being the good guys.

20 posted on 01/13/2010 8:31:05 AM PST by r9etb
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To: BenLurkin
This is not America’s disaster.

Sending help is, however, a quintessentially American thing to do. It's one of the burdens of being the good guys.

21 posted on 01/13/2010 8:31:12 AM PST by r9etb
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To: proud_yank

They need 72,000 rescuers, not 72! Does anyone have a sense of scale? A Mag 7.0 earthquake is dangerous. 10 miles away and 6 miles beneath a city it is devastating. If the city is Port-au-Prince (2-3 million people and no construction standards), then it is catastrophic, the way that Hiroshima was catastrophic. I predict that at least 100,000 people will die. If I were the president, I would send all our naval assets in the Carribean to Port-au-Prince; no less than an army will be able to free the survivors trapped in the rubble in time. I read that many Haitians there think the world is ending and Jesus is coming. America could be Jesus for them.


22 posted on 01/13/2010 9:16:30 AM PST by Architeuthis Neb
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To: r9etb

If we don’t do it, who will? The UN? Yeah, right.


23 posted on 01/13/2010 9:19:21 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: r9etb

Of course we will send help.

But the place was a disaster before the quake — and when the talk turns to “rebuilding” the American taxpayer will have to put her foot down and just say NO.


24 posted on 01/13/2010 9:58:39 AM PST by BenLurkin
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