Our Marines never took a vow to defend & protect haiti nor are they trained in rescue missions.
This sudden impulse to send in US Marines and the other branches for humanitarian purposes is wrong. That is why we have the UN and their “blue helmets”. It isn’t America’s fault the UN isn’t capable.
Watch what will happen in Haiti; Marines will be forced to defend themselves or take offensive actions and THEN will be condemned and tried in a court by this administration that sent them on a mission for a purpose they never signed up for.
That’s bullshit. Go away, twerp.
However, Vietnam was the beginning of the end, when politicians lack the will to use the miltary as a an instrument of force when needed. Reagan blew it in Lebanon. Clinton blew it in Africa and the Balkans, Bush41 quit too soon in Iraq, Bush43 did a fair job in Iraq after some lessons learned and prodding by Petraeus. But now the jury is out on Afghanistan.
But it seems a guy like obama and the people he has to advise him? Clueless. Not optimistic we will succeed unless somehow, the obamites get out of the way of the people who really know how to sacrifice and produce....
Godspeed to our military.
Sadly my first thoughts too.
“That is why we have the UN and their blue helmets. It isnt Americas fault the UN isnt capable.”
We all know the answer to that. The UN isn’t capable of changing a litter box.
If it needs to be done and done right; the our military will have to do it.
There is no government in Haiti it appears, no security at all; there is nothing.
Bottom line if we want the relief to come and supplies to be distributed; things have be secured.
The big question; is how long do we have to stay? Hopefully our people can get out quickly.
I don’t half of Haiti moving to the US. Lets get it secured, get the supplies, and help people out.
Then let’s get out; and keep the Haitians in Haiti. We don’t want them all moving to Florida.