The problem with aid - ky - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 15.01.10 | 05:55 (IST)

    Ky, you ask 'where is the aid?" And the answer is that there is no systematic means of pre-positioning and delivering aid. There is no international 911. During Hurricane Katerina and Ike we have learned there is not even a USA 911 number which will release fast and certain aid for a massive disaster. America is ready to destroy - even destroy the innocent - but it is not ready to respond to humanitarian need. Even when it is Americans who need. There is no international 'emergency response' organization because most countries in the world, especially the USA, which consider helping humanity more important than blowing humanity up. One of my personal heros, General Smedely Butler, won his second Medal of Honor in the oppression of Haiti while he was a Marine. America has always had enough money and interest in Haiti to overthrow any democratic government and impose a dictator. . . And General Butler was honest enough to describe himself and his Marines as 'gangsters'.

    from the article: Israeli official arrives in Haiti to 'devastation on every corner'
    First published 21:54 14.01.10 | Last updated 14:58 15.01.10
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