posted on Feb, 9 2010 @ 12:14 PM
As a veteran of the US military, I can honestly state that the intentions of the US are nothing less than to establish peace, organize recovery, and
rebuild the government as needed to prolong peace. If we were not in Haiti, looting, rape, and murder would be the norm, and thousands more would
If you look at the historical record, the US does not claim any properties for extended periods of time, as in "imperialism," unless wanted by the
populations of those countries. They can opt out. The age of imperialism died about the time Britain was releasing her colonies.
If you want to use this article as an excuse to not give aid to the dying and homeless in Haiti, that's up to you. I think you couldn't be more off
If there is oil in Haiti, that will benefit the Haitians. Just as in other countries, like Venezuela, which we do not conquer and occupy, they will
profit and develop better hospitals and communities based on the quality of honesty and morality in their own elected officials. We just help them
mine and sell the oil, as we did in Saudi Arabia. You may notice that we do not own nor do we intend to occupy Saudi Arabia.
About 20% of the oil production of the world is Russia. I suppose you think we want to occupy them, too.
The underlying basis for our actions around the world is our Christian heritage. We believe in helping the poor, the afflicted, the widows, the
orphans. We strive to have moral leadership in our Congress, our President, and our military forces. I suggest you support these tenets. Send your
kids to a good church. Keep our country charitable, kind, and willing to spend the blood of it's youth assisting others in need around the world.
Some of you may balk at the idea of Christian help, and for those of you who do, I suggest you count heads. Try to find a Moslem or Buddhist country
You want world peace? You want giving? You want "someone" to care? If you were in Haiti today, wouldn't you be lifting your hands in the air and
looking to the sky wondering out loud "Where are they?" My friend, who do you think "they" are? I looked around, and it turns out, "they" are
If we have any military reason, it is to prevent another situation like Cuba from developing where another power installs their radical beliefs and
missiles within shooting distance of Washington D.C. It's bad enough that Venezuela and Cuba have issues. The original concept of the Monroe
Doctrine was to keep this hemisphere protected and free. Situations like Haiti can cause governmental collapse, creating a vacuum of leadership that
could result in problems for the US in the future. It's better we get our foot on the threshold to assist Haiti as much as possible.
[edit on 2/9/2010 by Jim Scott]