Skip to comments.At Haiti roadblock, a lesson in power dynamics
Posted on 01/16/2010 6:55:03 PM PST by Saije
The giant gray Hueys came from the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson. There was no sign from below of their intention: Were they delivering relief, or Marines?
The crowd began to run, but not away. Hundreds poured across the highway and down a rutted dirt road to a rocky field along the shore, where a collapsed blue sloop listed in the surf.
The prop wash from the landing choppers kicked up grit and small rocks. The people kept running. They piled up at each copter door as the rotors wound down, grabbing and shouting words that the crews surely didn't understand.
The Americans didn't fly off, or open fire. They handed out boxes of bottled water.
When they had finished, they told everyone to back away, which they did, and flew off.
"They came to save our lives," said Golen Parveles, a stout man in a faded golf shirt.
Americans have had a rough relationship with Haiti since the mountainous French colony became the second free republic in the New World after the United States. In modern history, Washington supported the brutal dictatorship of the Duvaliers as part of its Cold War chess game. And three U.S. administrations -- those of George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush -- took an inconsistent approach to Aristide and the army and paramilitaries who successively ousted him.
Still, Haiti's hopes are always aimed at the U.S.
"After God, we believe in America," said Charles Anes Adams, 34, gratefully drinking some of his water under a mango tree.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
giant gray hueys from a CVN.
i know the marines fly UH-1N 2 engine hueys and aome are probably gray but this a repoter and the la slimes and their combined knowledge of us military equipment wouldn’t fill a thimble.
hopefully he is better at milirary airctaft id than i am at typing tonight.
“but this a repoter and the la slimes and their combined knowledge of us military equipment wouldnt fill a thimble.”
I don’t think that’s really the point is it? If you’re the guy on the ground dying of thirst a helicopter with American marines on board with water is a gift from above, whatever they’re flying in.
HH60 =/ NOT
a Giant Huey.
F’n Moron of a reporter. They have no cu;e as to facts. just feelings......
What a crock. Haitians speak english. They risk their lives to come to America. There are tens of thousands here illegally.
There is only love for this country.
The person who reported this has got some explaining to do, I expect.
I posted this on another thread
After some yrs. of being overhauled, the Carl Vinson was on its way to San Diego for homeporting and just ordered to head to Haiti with the crews own supplies and disburse.
The Navy knows how to shift gears quick.
My cousins son is a crew member on board the Vinson.
Methinks the LA Slimes is conjuring images of Vietnam by mentioning ‘Hueys’. Just my guess. You know libtards are all about ‘imagery’ and ‘emotion’.
Hey, at least he didn’t start his article off with
Marines indescriminately dropping supplies over Haiti today
killed several puppies and a kitten....
Soros has been in Haiti for about 10 years. As with all Marxist doctine, the influence peddler no doubt instills victimization complexes and rebellion in Haitian your and organizations.
Fokal in Haiti is one of Soros lesser known dirty tentacles. Haiti and Soros have something else in common, Drug trafficking. http://www.haitiaction.net/News/HIP/7_24_7/7_24_7.html
I believe that the USMC is still flying UH-1N Hueys from the “Gator Navy” carriers, LPH’s or LHA’s. However, these gray helos in Haiti were probably Navy SH-60s from the USS Carl Vinson CVN-70.
Plus, how can anyone call a Huey, “giant”, is beyond me! ;-)
(Full disclosure: I used to fly Sikorsky Sea Stallions, CH-53D, just a bit bigger than the UH-1N.)
I meant Haitian youth.
Interesting ... no respect for the blue helmets but the thought of US Marines was a whole different story. I’ll bet if the order was to secure the country and make conditions safe for the residents and the aid workers, it would happen in a hurry.
Where there is corruption there is Soros.
No wonder the Clintons have a “special place in the hearts” for Haiti—as was reported on one of the nightly news broadcasts.
Really...all these years I was under the impression that the native language of Haiti was creole-bastardized French.
Meet the UH-1Y "Venom" the Huey still flown by Marines....
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