Zero US Aid Delivered to Haiti 9 Months After Earthquake

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This is the sort of unbelievable fuck-up that I really want to see confirmed from multiple sources, and you can read all about it here, here, and here, and from many other sources, and it’s always exactly the same story.

Not a cent of the $1.15 billion the US promised for rebuilding has arrived.

NONE of the promised 1.15 billion in aid from the U.S. has materialized.

After nine fucking months? Can’t this clown get anything right?

And meanwhile in Haiti…

People are coughing, sniffling and their eyes watering. Quiet babies are the norm. Many have skin rashes and vaginal infections. There are several volunteer clinics, but usually only the very sickest are seen because so many people need help. The biggest camps now have some toilets, but not enough. Drainage is a big problem especially now during the rainy season.

Violence against women and girls is widespread. Women who go to the latrines at night are attacked. Some women talk of carrying rape babies. Others will do anything for the crudest abortion.

 

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  1. “Quiet babies are the norm.”

    This is one of the creepiest sentences I ever saw.

    • melvin on October 13, 2010 at 10:02 am

    about “the most generous country on earth.” A good 8 out of 10 actually believe that horse shit.

    • Edger on October 13, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    the second and third paragraph of your first link say this:

    Most notably absent is the United States, which has yet to deliver any of its promised US$1.15 billion.

    “First of all, in the next day or so it will become obvious that the United States is making a huge downpayment on that,” the former US president and husband of the current secretary of state told reporters without providing details. “Secondly, I’m not too concerned — although I’m frustrated — because the Congress have approved the money that the secretary of state and the White House asked for.”

    And further down, the same article explains what is holding up the money:

    Clinton singled out, without naming, Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn for holding up an authorisation bill that could have eased the flow of money. Coburn’s secret hold on the bill — used because he objected to a US$5 million provision to create the office of a senior Haiti co-ordinator of US policy — was revealed by an Associated Press investigation two weeks ago.

    Citing “a rather bizarre system of rules in the United States Senate”, Clinton said that “barely over one-half of one per cent of the money that’s been approved is holding up all the rest.”

    Now as you know, I’m no big fan of Obama, but in this case it appears that although he doesn’t seem to be helping a whole hell of a lot, he is not the problem.

  2. bringing to fore, once again, the dreadful, unbelievable plight of the Haitians — the news of which went off the radar many months ago.

  3. FWIW:

    link

    “Obama loved to campaign,” the anonymous source said in the first of the interviews. “He clearly didn’t like the work of being President, though, and that attitude was felt by the entire White House staff within weeks after the inauguration. Obama the tireless, hard-working candidate, became a very tepid personality to us. And the few news stories that did come out against him were the only things he seemed to care about. He absolutely obsesses over Fox News. For being so successful, Barack Obama is incredibly thin-skinned. He takes everything very personally.”



    On Sept. 27, blogger “Ulsterman” returned to his anonymous source, and reported from a still-active White House official that the President was being medically treated for severe depression. The source elaborated: “The infighting among the staff is off the charts. More recently, the president has increasingly withdrawn emotionally from the day to day demands of his job-he has become what was described to me as ’empty’…. His natural detachment has become almost chronic to the point of being disconcerting to staff around him. It appears President Obama is suffering from severe depression.”

    If he is really suffering from depression, hopefully somebody on his staff will direct him to Gary Null’s office, who will help him confidentially and for free. Just going through Null’s old programs, they will eventually discover him listing various things that can help with depression. Including, I think, something called theonine or threonine (don’t quote me, though.)

    Ironically, I can see where Obama might feel disempowered, due to being embedded in a whole culture of corruption. To this end, it would help if his critics pointed out the obvious (though possibly not obvious to Obama). And that is, he needs to fight for the people that elected him.

    Sometimes, when you fight, you lose, and sometimes when you fight, you win. In a democracy, it’s not going to typically be a binary matter – that’s what compromise is for.

    However, his failure to fight may be just as much a cause of depression as a symptom. Al the more reason to rise to the challenge.

    This armchair psycho-analysis has been provided by metamars as a free public service. The views expressed in this post reflect that of metamars, and not that of docudharma or docudharma’s management.

  4. bizarre episodes in all of History. Originally a figment projected onto illusion, he is now shrinking fast into a dust cloud of pathetic irrelevancy. He now appears to have been thought into existence by an incorporeal trickster who made the last presidential election a test to see if Americans could actually accept totally unreal candidates: A psycho ex-fighter pilot held captive in a post colonial jungle war and a community organizer from Chicago via Hawaii with a zero resume and Jr.High school campaign slogans. Throw in a vice presidential candidate who is literally at war with the English Language, praised by many for her authenticity, and we have just a sliver of things to come. Yes, the trickster finally knocked down the door [to the mental ward] that had been crumbling for years. Obama has become the official greeter.

    I now understand how an entire civilization can slip gently into a coma, periodically waking for a nightmare. Obama is just an outline on a large sheet of paper trying so hard to be real, but he just can’t do it. He simply cannot change, because there’s really nothing to him. Call it an existential conundrum or a cosmic fork in the road, but what we’re witnessing takes the idea of America into a fantasyland from which it just may entirely lose itself.

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