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To: fight_truth_decay
When the earthquake occurred and the first call went out for help I turned to my wife and said it was pointless to send money since the corrupt will take it and nothing will reach the people that need it.

The only thing that would have worked would have been our military going in and taking over, and our engineers clear the roads and restore the infrastructure and provide protection for the private charities.

As I understand it, much aid was prevented from reaching the people unless bribes were paid to the corrupt officials.

Unless we are prepared to take over and make a nation such as this a colony, then there is nothing we can do to help them.

The people themselves need bring about reform but that is like telling someone with cancer they have to operate on themselves. They may not have the knowledge or skills to do so, and even if they did it would be deadly to try.

We could help these nations, but the help required is politically incorrect, so real people suffer but at least they are not being ruled by outsiders.

10 posted on 04/17/2011 4:01:18 AM PDT by CIB-173RDABN (California does not have a money problem, it has a spending problem.)
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To: CIB-173RDABN

“The only thing that would have worked would have been our military going in and taking over, and our engineers clear the roads and restore the infrastructure and provide protection for the private charities.”

Brown & Root, Bechtel and Kiewit could put Haiti back together in 24 months, not all of them together, just one of them alone. Make it a hard money job, and stand back.


14 posted on 04/17/2011 5:30:01 AM PDT by Rumplemeyer
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