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In Haiti there are upwards of 10,000 different Humanitarian groups offering aid and assistance for the earthquake victims.  There will be approximately 15,000 U.S. Troops along with nearly 20,000 MINUSTAH troops, the  United Nations Stabilization Mission in place.  What exactly is the mission of so many military troops? 

Along comes House Resolution 1021 to help define the mission of the U.S.  The full text is at http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?c111:1:./temp/~c1118dVx0L:

Title: Expressing condolences to and solidarity with the people of Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010; introduced by Representative Barbara Lee of California. 

Lee has introduced some numerous legislation that gives our tax dollars away to other nations, including: (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/?&Db=d111&querybd=@FIELD(FLD003+@4((@1(Rep+Lee++Barbara))+01501)

H.CON.RES.63 : Expressing the sense of Congress that the United States should provide, on an annual basis, an amount equal to at least 1 percent of United States gross domestic product (GDP) for nonmilitary foreign assistance programs.

H.CON.RES.98 : Recognizing the disparate impact of climate change on women and the efforts of women globally to address climate change.

H.CON.RES.102 : Expressing the sense of Congress that the United States has a moral responsibility to meet the needs of those persons, groups, and communities that are impoverished, disadvantaged, or otherwise in poverty.

While H.R. 1021 seeks to promote a stable and sustainable future for Haiti, does it also obligate the United States for an unspecified time to contribute financial and military resources?  

Dr. Ron Paul,http://www.house.gov/paul/  Republican of Texas thinks so, and was the only dissenting vote on the passage of the resolution 411-1. 

A younger Ron Paul with President Reagan

Statement of Congressman Ron Paul
United States House of Representatives 
Statement in Opposition to H Res 1021, Condolences to Haiti
January 21, 2010 http://www.house.gov/list/speech/tx14_paul/Haiti.shtml Excertpted:

I rise in reluctant opposition to this resolution…rather it commits the US government “to begin the reconstruction of Haiti” and affirms that “the recovery and long-term needs of Haiti will require a sustained commitment by the United States….” I do not believe that a resolution expressing our deep regret and sorrow over this tragedy should be used to commit the United States to a “long-term” occupation of Haiti during which time the US government will provide for the reconstruction of that country.
I am concerned over the possibility of an open-ended US military occupation of Haiti and this legislation does nothing to alleviate my concerns. On the contrary, when this resolution refers to the need for a long term US plan for Haiti, I see a return to the failed attempts by the Clinton and Bush Administrations to establish Haiti as an American protectorate.

Numerous countries and religious nuts would love nothing better than to see the destruction of the U.S.   Do we in fact have a “moral responsibility to meet the needs of those persons, groups, and communities that are impoverished,” and disadvantaged abroad,  or at home?  In committing to Haiti’s reconstruction for a long term occupation, does it offer an opportunity to  provide a higher degree of security in the region?  Russia and Venezuela were in fact playing live ammo war games in Caribbean basin last year, so when Paul offers concern over establishing, “Haiti as an American protectorate,” does Haiti not also serve America well to potentially become a protectorate of the U.S. like Puerto Rico?

The US military installations in Puerto Rico are part of the US Atlantic Command (LANTCOM).[2] LANTCOM has authority over all US military operations that take place throughout the Atlantic. Puerto Rico has been seen as crucial in supporting LANTCOM’s mission. Both the Naval Forces Caribbean (NFC) and the Fleet Air Caribbean (FAIR) were formerly based at the Roosevelt Roads Naval Station.[2] The NFC has authority over all US Naval activity in the waters of the Caribbean while FAIR has authority over all US military flights and air operations over the Caribbean. With the closing of the Roosevelt Roads and Vieques Island training facilities, the US Navy has basically exited from Puerto Rico, except for the ships that steam by, and the only significant military presence in the island is the U.S. Army at Ft Buchanan, the Puerto Rican Army and Air National Guards, and the U.S. Coast Guardhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_of_Puerto_Rico.

The New World Order and Illuminati conspiracy theorists should be having a field day. “Control of banks, media, schools, local and federal governments, churches, media, police and military and sciences, water and food supply.” writes a commentator at http://operationcleensweep.blogspot.com/2010/01/just-what-is-in-bill-hr-1021.html  Is that in America or Haiti, we ask?

We are a bit reminiscent of Grenada.

Grenada was an all out military intervention. “President Ronald Reagan accused Grenada of constructing facilities to aid a Soviet and Cuban military build-up in the Caribbean. There was also worry about the large number of weapons flowing into Grenada. One shipment in 1979 contained 3400 rifles and 3 million rounds of ammunition…. President Reagan called the leaders of the new government “a brutal group of leftist thugs.”via http://www.psywarrior.com/GrenadaHerb.html .

America and the world prior to the quake for years gave billions to Haiti, yet remained it has one of the poorest nations with little infrastructure and slavery rampant.  Were the Haitian government officials playing to the communists at the expense of it’s own people and relations with the U.S.?  Where is any one Haitian government official on TV or in the news except for Aristide? 

But the administration’s actions in Haiti did not always match its words. Interviews and a review of government documents show that a democracy-building group close to the White House, and financed by American taxpayers, undercut the official United States policy and the ambassador assigned to carry it out. As a result, the United States spoke with two sometimes contradictory voices in a country where its words carry enormous weight. That mixed message, the former American ambassador said, made efforts to foster political peace “immeasurably more difficult.” Without a political agreement, a weak government was destabilized further, leaving it vulnerable to the rebels. http://www.globalpolicy.org/component/content/article/155/25995.html

Now, “It seems that Haiti’s deposed leader Jean-Bertrand Aristide is trying to eye for a comeback in Haiti after his country suffered a massive earthquake. via http://againstcommies009.blogspot.com/2010/01/obama-nationcfr-files-jean-bertrand.html.

People of Grenada, er Haiti, We have come...

In the long run, maybe we need Haiti as much as Haiti needs the U.S.

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