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Doctors Without Borders (French MSF) Won't Help Americans In NO
MSF telephone personnel ^ | 9/1/2005 | angkor

Posted on 09/01/2005 2:59:41 PM PDT by angkor

I called Doctors Without Borders [Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)} today, asking what help they would be providing to the New Orleans (and elsewhere) Katrina victims.

I had donated $500 to MSF just a few weeks ago.

The answer, summarized, was "We don't provide help to developed countries."

Meaning, MSF will provide nothing, ZERO, to help the victims of Katrina. The answer was quite unambiguous.

Fool me once, fool me twice.

I'm going to ask them for a total refund of my (recent) donation to MSF after Labor Day, and will make MSF's life extremely miserable if they don't refund it.

Finally, they're disgusting. I've seen MSF do excellent work in other countries.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: doctors; french; katrina; msf; neworleans
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To: angkor

Well,.... now we have confirmation of what they really are and what they're worth.


51 posted on 09/01/2005 4:50:51 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: angkor

At the very least, they ought to change their name to "Médecins Avec Frontières" as better reflecting their principles.


52 posted on 09/01/2005 5:24:18 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: angkor

I hope you payed by credit card. Just contact your CC company and cancel payment due to change of commitment. It is perfectly legal. If you payed by check, try stop payment. It may cost you you a couple of $ but the end result is the same...


53 posted on 09/01/2005 6:24:55 PM PDT by No2much3 (I did not ask for this user name, but I will keep it !)
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To: Grateful One

Yup, I know that not only are we the "can-do" country, we are the "ready-to-do for our neighbors" wherever around the globe we are needed, but you are absolutely right, it would warm our hearts just to have one of the usual ingrates offer even a cold cup of water.


54 posted on 09/01/2005 6:27:56 PM PDT by zerosix
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To: angkor

Doctors Without Borders was set up to help third world places. Granted I could make a sarcastic remark about how many of NOLA's people seem to have reverted to third world savagery but the fact remains that DWB doesn't do developed countries and never has. I dislike the French but I can't smack them on this point.


57 posted on 09/01/2005 7:18:52 PM PDT by thathamiltonwoman
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To: angkor

Get serious. What did you expect.


58 posted on 09/01/2005 8:53:51 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: angkor

Hopes and prayers.

Those bastards should be on the ground in NO...and I think you will help put them there.


59 posted on 09/01/2005 9:10:45 PM PDT by John Robertson (Safe Travel)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Sacre bleu!>>>>>>>


What does that mean exactly, heard it since I was a kid!


60 posted on 09/01/2005 9:12:46 PM PDT by SaintDismas (Jest becuz you put yer boots in the oven, don't make it bread)
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To: angkor

I call them Doctors Without B*lls.


61 posted on 09/01/2005 10:25:48 PM PDT by Yehuda (EXPELLING JEWS = ENCOURAGING BIN LADEN. WH: 202-456-1111 / Condi: 202-647-5291 / State: 202-647-4000)
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To: angkor
Doctors without Borders - funded by anti American -anti semitic UAE Zayed Center ... Nazis to propagandize against the US and Israel with the help of the Zayed Center
62 posted on 09/01/2005 10:30:58 PM PDT by Yehuda (EXPELLING JEWS = ENCOURAGING BIN LADEN. WH: 202-456-1111 / Condi: 202-647-5291 / State: 202-647-4000)
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To: zerosix

The french have su@ked for centuries...believe me, my ancestors knew and so did the settlers during the french/Indian wars. Give up your fries..it's the least you can do.


63 posted on 09/03/2005 10:08:07 PM PDT by Earthdweller (US descendant of French Protestants)
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To: angkor
You're a fool. I've seen them operating on the ground in desperate situations.
However, I'm the fool in thinking they would help the USA.


As have I. They have not hidden their goals/mission in any way. Yes you are the fool for making a big deal out of a donation you now regret and dragging a good organization through the mud. Your regret and misunderstanding of what you donated to should not in any way detract from the good they have and continue to do.
64 posted on 09/23/2005 2:14:07 PM PDT by An American!
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Yes you are the fool for making a big deal out of a donation you now regret and dragging a good organization through the mud.

Huh?

I've made it clear from the beginning that I admire their work.

"Dragging through the mud"?

You are of course completely ignorant to the many FR threads over the years where I've defended MSF.

65 posted on 09/24/2005 7:05:51 AM PDT by angkor
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