Everyone is starting to get frustrated, and rightfully so. Honore is 100% correct.....on CNN last night he said that in a situation like this security can never be guaranteed 100%. As such, move supplies in as fast as possible.
That is not currently being done. Was surprised that Honore shared my frustation and was so open with his criticism. My respect for him only grew, as people sometimes do not offer criticism when the should.
Honore is a stand up guy.
what is was politically incorrect for Honore to state (and he didn’t) was that the UN is largely the problem in Haiti. Any murdering, raping and pillaging ‘machete wielding yoots’ in NOLA were dispatched forthwith to their maker under Honore, and aid proceeded relatively risk free - not so in Haiti where the UN will not authorize live fire and huddles at the airport like scared mice.
Honore should have recognized that the USAF was at the airport within hours and had flight control established in less than 12 under protection of Marines. The president of Haiti’s response to this was to demand a ‘landing tax’ on relief flights (according to a CNN reporter) and throw a hissy fit over ‘sovereignty’. The UN’s reaction was to throw a hissy fit over who was “officially in control”, both wasting precious hours on politics.
I agree that you can never provide 100% security, but for the key people like search and rescue workers, doctors, etc. those who are saving lives hour by hour and minute by minute, they deserve to have some reasonable sense of security, otherwise, you won't have those people willing to volunteer and risk their lives to help out the next time something like this happens.
It's a sad situation.