From A Retired Special Forces Sgt Major:
I just returned from Haiti with Hebler. We flew in at 3 AM Sunday to the scene of such incredible destruction on one side, and enormous ineptitude and criminal neglect on the other.
Port o Prince is in ruins. The rest of the country is fairly intact. Our team was a rescue team and we carried special equipment that locates people buried under the rubble.
There are easily 200,000 dead, the city smells like a charnel house. The bloody UN was there for 5 years doing apparently nothing but wasting US Taxpayers money.
The ones I ran into were either incompetents or outright anti American. Most are French or french speakers, worthless every damn one of them.
While 1800 rescuers were ready willing and able to leave the airport and go do our jobs, the UN and USAID ( another organization full of little OBamites and communists that openly speak against Americana) [REDACTED].
These two organizations exemplified their parochialism by:
USAID, when in control of all inbound flights, had food and water flights stacked up all the way to Miami, yet allowed Geraldo Rivera, Anderson Cooper and a host of other left wing news puppies to land.
Pulled all the security off the rescue teams so that Bill Clinton and his wife could have the grand tour, whilst we sat unable to get to people trapped in the rubble.
Stacked enough food and water for the relief over at the side of the airfield then put a guard on it while we dehydrated and wouldn't release a drop of it to the rescuers.
No shower facilities to decontaminate after digging or moving corpses all day, except for the FEMA teams who brought their own shower and decon equipment, as well as air conditioned tents.
No latrine facilities, less digging a hole if you set up a shitter everyone was trying to use it.
I watched a 25 year old Obamite with the USAID shrieking hysterically, berate a full bird colonel in the air force, because he countermanded her orders, whilst trying to unscrew the air pattern. ” You don't know what your president wants! The military isn't in charge here we are!”
If any of you are thinking of giving money to the Haitian relief, or to the UN don't waste your money. It will only go to further the goals of the French and the Liberal left.
If we are a fair and even society, why is it that only white couples are adopting Haitian orphans. Where the hell is that vocal minority that is always screaming about the injustice of American society.
Bad place, bad situation, but a perfect look at the new world order in action. New Orleans magnified a thousand times. Haiti doesn't need democracy, what Haiti needs is Papa Doc. That's not just my opinion , that is what virtually every Haitian we talked with said. “the French run, the UN treat us the same as when we were a colony”, at least Papa Doc ran the country.
Oh, and as a last slap in the face the last four of us had to take US AIRWAY's home from Phoenix. They slapped me with a 590 dollar baggage charge for the four of us. The girl at the counter was almost in tears because she couldn't give us a discount or she would lose her job. Pass that on to the flying public.
Phi Beta Iota: See Journal: Haiti EYES ON Interview with William McNulty. This brings tears to our eyes–this is what we have become because our leaders lack the integrity to do the right things righter. We sounded the alarm on Haiti on 12 January, and it went downhill from there. SHAME on all of us. We've worked with the Agency for International Development (AID) and most of them are wizards and multi-cultural to boot. The Obama Administration appears to have its own version of the neoconservatives, let's call them the neoidiots, and AID evidently put them in charge of Haiti and the US military, to its eternal shame, let them shit all over the first two weeks. Now the U.S. military is declaring victory and leaving Haiti–the Clintons have had their photo op, the hell with 250,000 additional wounded, the million dehydrated and starving, the two million homeless, and the ten million over all that have once again been screwed over in “the Eagle's Shadow.
If the USA is to have a renaissance rather than a violent overthrow of the government, the US military had better recognize that educating the American public is part of its mission–as Thomas Jefferson put it: A Nation's best defense is an educated citizenry. We cannot have a smart effective military in a dumb country with neoidiots thinking they are in charge of anything. We cannot have an effective military if SOUTHCOM is getting its ground truth from the media and failing to use every single access point into a country. As the SgtMaj says, this is Katrina magnified a 1000 times.
SOUTHCOM had a chance to shine, it did not–in our judgement, this demonstrates the need for a Stabilization & Reconstruction Command that specializes in Whole of Government operations, the use of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), in special access to the White House and the Office of Management and Budget (the military could offer to restaff the M that has been vacant for close to twenty years now), and able to do coherent fully-informed planning, programming, and campaigning on a no-notice basis. AFRICOM will not do either, like SOUTHCOM, it is a placeholder, not a change agent.
Incidentally, we're pretty sure the Administration will not audit the Red Cross and others that looted the public using Haiti as a poster child, because all of those organizations are heavily invested in the two-party system that disconnects the government from both reality and its own public. We trust the military for its discipline and its personal integrity, but right now the military has lost its vision and its institutioinal integrity. IOHO.