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Originally posted by MikeboydUS
reply to post by ElectricUncleSam
First they have to find me and my food. More than likely though since I'm in the military I'll be in a "Green Zone" and preoccupied with restoring order and quarantine.
There will be plenty of "Green Zones" near and around US military bases. I would suspect the Shreveport-Bossier area of Louisiana will have a hefty one, considering how important Barksdale AFB is and plus the Minden munitions depot is nearby. An hour or so south is Fort Polk in Leesville. These are places where I would warn the locals to not get out of hand. The military will be helping out with humanitarian aid, but if people act like animals there are other types of "aid" that can be provided.
[edit on 8/4/08 by MikeboydUS]
8 April 2008
Hungry mob attacks Haiti palace
Crowds of demonstrators in Haiti have tried to storm the presidential palace in the capital Port-au-Prince as protests continue over food prices.
Witnesses say the protesters used metal bins to try to smash down the palace gates before UN troops fired rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse them.
Several people are reported to have been injured in the clashes.
At least five people have been killed in Haiti since the unrest began last week in the southern city of Les Cayes.
The demonstrators outside the presidential palace said the rising cost of living in Haiti meant they were struggling to feed themselves.
Thats whats going on today, here in reality, 680 miles off the coast of Miami, in the Americas.
5 April 2008
Food riots turn deadly in Haiti
The UN said its personnel had opened fire at some of the armed protesters.
4 April 2008
Food Riots Occur in Seven Countries
Sharply rising prices have triggered food riots in recent weeks in Mexico, Morocco, Senegal, Uzbekistan, Guinea, Mauritania and Yemen, and aid agencies around the world worry they may be unable to feed the poorest of the poor. In the Philippines, officials are raiding warehouses in Manila looking for unscrupulous traders hoarding rice, while in South Korea, panicked housewives recently stripped grocery-store shelves of food when the cost of ramen, an instant noodle made from wheat, suddenly rose. The shadow of "a new hunger" that has made food too expensive for millions is the result of a sudden and dramatic surge in food prices around the world.
24 March 2008
The Associated Press: Food Prices Soaring Worldwide
Clashes over bread in Egypt killed at least two people last week, and similar food riots broke out in Burkina Faso and Cameroon this month.
The World's Growing Food-Price Crisis
Feb. 27, 2008 By VIVIENNE WALT
Food Price Hikes Roil Pakistan
Feb. 27, 2008 By SIMON ROBINSON/ISLAMABAD
Food crisis: India teeters on brink
April 1, 2008 Thaindian News
Venezuela Imports 74,000 Tons Of Food To Avert Crisis
January 22, 2008 Vittorio Hernandez
Seeding the food crisis
April 1, 2008 By Linda Chavez
Global Food Crisis Expected to Produce Social Unrest
April 03, 2008 Susan Jones
Mar 14, 2008 Washington Post
The trick is to not turn off your fear when you'll need it the most,