There's not enough soldiers in the US Army to do a repeat of Haiti '94 - not with our resources tied up fighting terrorists on three fronts over there in the Sand Pile.
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A looter holds a knife as he fights for the limited food and provisions remaining in the crisis zone (Carlos Barria/Reuters)
Clash over Haiti Aid Flights
Fuel shortages, poor communications and a logjam at the Port au Prince airport on Sunday continued to hinder a massive international aid effort to Haiti five days after a devastating earthquake in which more than 100,000 are now feared to have died.
The United Nations humanitarian agency, Ocha, warned at the weekend that humanitarian operations might be forced to shut down in the next few days if fuel supplies were not replenished.
BLINDING FLASH OF THE OBVIOUS:
I can think of a couple of organizations right off the bat that can get the fuel supplies delivered:
. . . and I know who to call to go down there and keep the peace:
These organizations are full of good men & women who ALREADY KNOW THE OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENT!
They were down there in Haiti in the nineties; with the 82D Airborne, the Marines, the 75th Ranger Regiment, the 10th Mountain Division and the Special Forces.
These people - men and women with military skills - are extremely useful in situations like this. They can pull security, carve civilization out of the wasteland, establish a perimeter, organize work gangs, get the water points going, deliver supplies, build tent cities, secure fuel storage facilities, get the generators running, establish field hospitals, distribute food, medicine, blankets, process displaced persons, widows, orphans, refugees; they have construction skills, mechanical skills, medical skills, electronic communications skills, they speak multiple languages . . . oh, AND they can provide SECURITY while they're doing it.
WHAT A CONCEPT!
Your entire country just went down the tubes? Humanitarian Disaster? Anarchy in the streets?
WHO YOU GONNA CALL?