Wednesday, January 20, 2010

10,000 U.S. Soldiers Occupy Haiti While Surgeons Use Hacksaws To Amputate Limbs


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The Democracy Now reports coming in this morning from Haiti broke my heart. Hearing that people are having their limbs amputated without anesthetics, that surgeons are going to hardware stores to get hacksaws to perform said amputations, that so many are dead and so many are suffering and dying without care horrifies me to no end. Furthermore, the fact that resources for a 10,000 soldier, U.S. military occupation of a country with virtually no unrest is occuring while people are suffering from crushed bones and infections without adequate medicine outrages me. There is nothing like a dose of U.S. military intervention and arms while people are dying. After decades of U.S. intervention and occupation destroying democratic process in Haiti, no wonder the country has been deprived not only of the resources it needs to survive this catastrophe but more so the resources to rebuild.


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