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Latin American leaders say US occupying Haiti

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posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 02:45 AM
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Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua say the US is using the international relief operation in Haiti as a cover-up for a military takeover.

Bolivian President Evo Morales said that he will request an emergency UN meeting to reject what he calls the US military occupation of Haiti. "

It's not right that the United States should use this natural disaster to invade and militarily occupy Haiti," Morales told a press conference on Wednesday. "If you have all these problems with the injured and the dead from the earthquake, you have to go there to save lives, and you don't do that from a military standpoint," he added.

An outspoken critic of US policies, Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez also had accused Washington of occupying Haiti "under the guise of the natural disaster."

Nicaragua also has taken a similar stance toward US with respect to the situation in Haiti.

The United States is deploying up to 20,000 troops to Haiti. US servicemen have taken control of the country's international airport.

The Pentagon has sent one of its biggest aircraft carriers to Haiti, along with other navy and coast guard vessels. On Friday, Arturo Valenzuela, the US assistant secretary of state for Western hemisphere affairs rejected that the US was occupying Haiti.

"Haiti is a sovereign country, everybody respects Haiti's sovereign country, the United States respects Haiti's sovereignty," said Arturo Valenzuela.


These guys are nuts or what?
it would be much easier to stay off shore and let them die and occupy them later, no troops needed.

The Pentagon sent one of its biggest aircraft carriers to occupy a country begging and praying God to be occupied by any country even Dominican Republic?

'cmon!!!

PressTV




posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 02:49 AM
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of course we are occupying all 3rd world countries one place at a time. if you think of it we are technically a 3rd world country. look @ how much debt we are in.



posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 02:52 AM
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This is just pathetic... I think that we should become isolationists again... In the meantime, someone come get me if the Haitian leaders say that the US is occupying Haiti... Until then, the world of whiners can go choke on a big cup of Shut the *snip* Up!!! (I think you can guess what the *snip* is!!!)



posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 02:58 AM
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Bolivia's president is so dumb that Venezuela has already occupied his country and he hasn't notice it.

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posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 03:04 AM
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Technically speaking they are right in one aspect. It is an occupation of sorts. When you consider that the Haitian Government is for all practical purposes DEAD.



Why am I not surprised to see Hugo and Co listed.


They should be very careful they might be next to get a 7.8


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posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 03:07 AM
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They should be very careful they might be next to get a 7.8


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posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 03:10 AM
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*Shouts off into the other room...* "Somebody power up the HAARP Generator!"



posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 03:11 AM
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Originally posted by SLAYER69

Why am I not surprised to see Hugo and Co listed.


They should be very careful they might be next to get a 7.8


Seriously can't believe you said that.
Feels inappropriate to laugh, but ...



posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 03:12 AM
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Say "Hello!" to the 51st state.

Obama has already granted amnesty to the Haitian immigrants who were here illegally.

The scary thing?

Mexico is more prone to earthquakes than Haiti. If a big one hits Mexico, guess who'll be granted amnesty, as well.



posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 03:19 AM
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Let me apologize on behalf of all decent Bolivians but we cant pick a good leader for years now due to corruption so please cut us some slack and just label EVO alone he and his cohorts stand alone there



posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 03:59 AM
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Well I don"t think it is all that crazy as the US has occupied Haitia before from 1915-1934

US Occupation of Haitia

Under interventionist policies of the early 20th century, President Woodrow Wilson sent the United States Marines into Haiti to restore order and maintain political and economic stability in the Caribbean after the assassination of the Haitian President in July of 1915. This occupation continued until 1934.

The United States Government had been interested in Haiti for decades prior to its occupation. As a potential naval base for the United States and other imperialist powers, Haiti?s stability was of great interest to U.S. diplomatic and defense officials who feared instability might result in foreign rule of Haiti. In 1868, President Andrew Johnson suggested the annexation of the island of Hispaniola, made up of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, to secure a U.S. defensive and economic stake in the West Indies. From 1889 to 1891, Secretary of State James Blaine unsuccessfully sought a lease of Mole-Saint Nicolas, a city on Haiti?s northern coast strategically located for a naval base. In 1910 President William Howard Taft granted Haiti a large loan in hopes that Haiti could pay off its international debt, thus lessening foreign influence. The attempt proved futile due to the enormity of the debt and the internal instability of the country.

Read More Here www.state.gov/r/pa/ho/time/wwi/88275.htm

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posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 11:39 AM
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First the sent in the 82 Airborne, followed by a Battle Cruiser and a Aircraft Carrier. Then they took over Haiti 3 Major Airports all in the name of Aid. Looks like an Occupation to me. Also the 51st state is Israel, get it right Darth.



posted on Jan, 23 2010 @ 11:46 AM
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That would actually be Puerto Rico
But whose counting?



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