HAITI – IF THE MARINES DON’T KILL YOU THE LOANS WILL

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PostThu Jan 21, 2010 1:05 am » by Undaunted


On January 14, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced a $100 million loan to Haiti to help with relief efforts. However, Richard Kim at The Nation wrote that this loan was added onto $165 million in debt made up of loans with conditions “including raising prices for electricity, refusing pay increases to all public employees except those making minimum wage and keeping inflation low.” This new $100 million loan has the same conditions. Kim writes, “in the face of this latest tragedy, the IMF is still using crisis and debt as leverage to compel neoliberal reforms.”

The last thing Haiti needs at this point is more debt; what it needs is grants. As Kim wrote, according to a report from the The Center for International Policy, in 2003 “Haiti spent $57.4 million to service its debt, while total foreign assistance for education, health care and other services was a mere $39.21 million.”

Militarization is already underway. This week the US is sending thousands of troops and soldiers to the country. The Haitian government has signed over control of its capital airport to the US. Brazil and France have already lodged complaints that US military planes are now being given priority over other flights at the international airport.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez responded to the US troop deployment. “I read that 3,000 soldiers are arriving, Marines armed as if they were going to war. There is not a shortage of guns there, my God. Doctors, medicine, fuel, field hospitals, that’s what the United States should send,” Chavez said. “They are occupying Haiti undercover.” The Venezuelan President pledged to send any necessary amount of gasoline needed to the country to aid with electricity and transport.

“We don’t need soldiers,” Patrick Elie, the former Defense Minister under the Aristide government told Al Jazeera. “There is no war here.” In addition to critiquing the presence of the soldiers, he commented on the US-control of the main airport. “The choice of what lands and what doesn’t land, the priorities of the flight[s], should be determined by the Haitians. Otherwise, it’s a takeover and what might happen is that the needs of Haitians are not taken into account, but only either the way a foreign country defines the need of Haiti, or try to push its own agenda.”
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PostThu Jan 21, 2010 2:05 am » by Lisakitty


Something tells me that this earth quake thing is far from over for Haiti. I think that because Haiti experienced, yet another earth quake, in such a short time after the first one, that something is a lot different than when other earth quakes had occurred. Yes, I know that Haiti had over 30 after shocks, since the first earth quake hit, but they didn't call this latest one an after shock, they called it another earth quake. :( :nails:

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PostThu Jan 21, 2010 2:27 am » by Undaunted


lisakitty wrote:Something tells me that this earth quake thing is far from over for Haiti. I think that because Haiti experienced, yet another earth quake, in such a short time after the first one, that something is a lot different than when other earth quakes had occurred. Yes, I know that Haiti had over 30 after shocks, since the first earth quake hit, but they didn't call this latest one an after shock, they called it another earth quake. :( :nails:


So far they have raked in like 300 million plus just from donations that we all know the people effected by this will never see and being that the banksters and our current administration have robbed and pillaged us so much that we are 12,326,256,564,926.68 in debt and rising 3.93 billion each day,I think this kind of tactic that's being used is another way to completely drain whats left as well as fine tune the plate tectonic weaponry or HAARP for something bigger.The government needs everyone to be completely dependent on them in order to move on to the next steps of their agenda.Americans are dealing with 10% unemployment in mainstream views and 22% in realistic views,major home forclosures,loss of retirement,and a healthcare bill that is going to increase taxation and hardships and through all that we are able to send all this money to help Haiti.In my opinion they are upping the ante with absolutely no remorse.
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PostThu Jan 21, 2010 3:02 am » by Undaunted


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PostThu Jan 21, 2010 3:58 am » by Dirttyrabbit


a loan???? a loan for what!!!!!!!!!!!

what about all the donations from around the world!



here is just some of the moneys

EU nations pledge $575 million in aid for Haiti; French question dominant US role in Haiti
By Raf Casert (CP) – 2 days ago
http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadi ... Rokai2tkWw
BRUSSELS, Belgium — European Union nations pledged over C400 million ($575 million) Monday to help quake survivors and rebuilding efforts in Haiti after last week's massive earthquake.

The European Union Commission said it would contribute C330 million ($474 million) in emergency and long-term aid to Haiti. EU member states also poured C92 million ($132 million) in emergency aid alone.

In addition, the EU was moving toward sending 150 people to be part of a police force to beef up security in the quake-hit Caribbean nation.

"We have taken swift action," said EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton after an emergency meeting of the 27-nation EU's development ministers.

Development Secretary Douglas Alexander said Britain would triple its commitment to 20 million pounds ($32.7 million) to deal with "an almost unprecedented level of devastation." France committed C10 million ($14.4 million) and Italy said it was "willing" to forgive Haiti's C40 million ($55.7 million) debt on top of its aid pledges.

The Haitian earthquake is fast becoming the largest international relief effort since the cataclysmic Asian tsunami of 2004. Estimates put the death toll from the 7.0-magnitude quake on Jan. 12 from 50,000 to 100,000 - but Haitian officials believe the toll will exceed that.

"Our initial assessments show a level of humanitarian need which would severely test the international response in any circumstances," said Alexander. "But the impact of this earthquake is magnified because it has hit a country that was already desperately poor and historically volatile."

The EU also planned to send a mission to Haiti to help the government there get a grip on the chaotic circumstances.

"It is a critical element," said EU Development Commissioner Karel De Gucht.

In Paris, however, Cooperation Minister Alain Joyandet - who had already complained that U.S. forces had held up French aid - said Monday he wants the American role in Haiti clarified.

"This is about helping Haiti, not about occupying Haiti," Joyandet said.

U.S. officials had turned a French aid plane back from the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince because the airport was overcrowded. The plane landed the following day.

French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner warned governments and aid groups Monday not to squabble as they try to get their aid into earthquake-ravaged Haiti. He told France-Info radio that "people always want it to be their plane ... that lands" but "what's important is the fate of the Haitians."

In Denmark, aid organizations from the Danish Red Cross to UNICEF Denmark and Save the Children raised 18 million kroner ($3.48 million) so far.

Twelve Swedish charity agencies have received donations of around 50 million kronor ($7.1 million) since the earthquake struck - with 21 million kronor of that from the Swedish post code lottery.

A Dutch navy ship with aid and 80 military and relief workers was expected to dock Monday in Haiti and a Dutch charter plane left on a mission to evacuate some 100 children whose adoption has been accelerated because of the quake.

Outside of the EU, Norway, a country of only 4.8 million, decided to increase aid to Haiti to 100 million kroner ($17.7 million).
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PostThu Jan 21, 2010 4:06 am » by Dirttyrabbit


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PostThu Jan 21, 2010 4:09 am » by Lucidlemondrop


Very disheartening.

This brings up so many possibilities..............I just don't want to even go there..............
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PostThu Jan 21, 2010 4:17 am » by Undaunted


At this point Haiti can rebuild every home out of stacks of money and possibly be safer than the concrete used previously. :mrgreen:
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PostThu Jan 21, 2010 5:20 am » by Lucidlemondrop


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Safety Concerns Trump Religious Objections in Haiti
Tuesday January 19, 2010

You can always trust that someone like Pat Robertson can take even the worst tragedy and turn it into a nonsensical Christian morality tale.

Forget tectonic plate theory. Forget the fact that bad things happen on a regular basis on this planet on a regular basis. Apparently the Haitian earthquake is the result of a pact Haitians made with the devil 200 years ago to escape French persecution.

Let's presume for one moment that such a pact was actually made. (I'd love to know what evidence informs this opinion beyond the fact that some of these people aren't Christians.) Why did God wait 200 years to enact his revenge. Was there a backlog on vengeance? Did he misfile the paperwork? Did it just slip his mind until now?

Forget for a moment the utter insensitivity of such a statement toward Haitians. Robertson isn't even painting a flattering picture of his own god.

Furthermore, he also blames Haitian poverty on this same demonic pact. Is Robertson unaware of how much of the Earth's population lives in poverty, including devout Christians?

Some of Haiti's Voodoo (or Vodoun) priests are objecting to the mass graves being created in the wake of last week's earthquake, stating tht it is contrary to the country's cultural and religious beliefs regarding respect for the dead.

On the other side of the argument is the long accepted practice of quickly disposing of bodies by whatever means necessary during an incident such as this, where waiting for the digging of individual graves would leave corpses decaying where they lay.

Either option is, quite frankly, psychologically traumatizing. On one side, many survivors will never be able to identify loved ones among the dead and give them a personal burial. On the other side, survivors would have to live shoulder-to-shoulder with the dead in a country whose resources simply cannot keep up with the number of dead.


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PostThu Jan 21, 2010 5:32 am » by Spock


undaunted wrote:At this point Haiti can rebuild every home out of stacks of money and possibly be safer than the concrete used previously. :mrgreen:


no way. Haiti never had a stable imfrastructure, their buildings were poorly built as well.

More America bashing. If you don't think you need firearms to make the crowd understand there will be some sort of stability, you're dreaming.

You do realize there are troops from Pakistan and other countries there as well. I guess Iran or France should foot the effort - hahahahaha.

Why do I even read this shit?


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