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Originally posted by JaxonRoberts
I would say that France is just a little 'sensitive' to the word occupation, then add to that the idea that France probably feels that if anyone should 'occupy' Haiti, it should be them... After all, it was theirs once upon a time...
Until I see a reliable source that states that the Haitian Government does not want US assistance, or wants the US to 'go home', this is much ado about nothing... Just France rattling their sabre...
Urban search and rescue teams called up to help find victims in Haiti are being decommissioned and told to go home. That includes a member of Indiana's Task Force One.
Bill Brown is very angry and upset with the US government. Brown, an Indianapolis Fire Department Battalion Chief and commander of Indiana Task Force One, has been waiting at Homestead Air Force base in Florida since Friday. He and other members of a special advance command response unit were supposed to fly in to Haiti, but he says they have been hampered by bureaucratic red tape.
Four other urban search and rescue teams, including one from Ohio, have been told to pack up and go home. The Ohio task force had more than 60 tons of gear loaded on to a C-5 transport plane and 80 members were prepared to get on another aircraft when they were told their services were not needed.
The reason given for decommissioning the teams is that there are not enough resources on the ground in Haiti to sustain them. But according to Chief Brown, the teams are self-sufficient and travel with food, water, generators, fuel and vehicles and don't need outside assistance.
it seems USAID, which is heading the American humanitarian effort in Haiti, says those teams of first responders are not needed.
U.S. Military Blames Crowded Parking Lot for Diverted Planes at Haiti Airport
A full parking lot is the problem?
Is there only one parking lot in Haiti?
Originally posted by Dermo
and taking control over aspects where the UN has not agreed would be controlled by US forces.