HISTORY OF HAITI - Once again we are fucked over

HISTORY OF HAITI - Once again we are fucked over

In the 1700’s what is now Haiti was called the “Jewel of the Caribbean,” and supplied about 40% of the world’s sugar.

In 1791 the government of France passed legislation to phase out slavery in its Caribbean colonies and grant the former Negro slaves
citizenship. Rather than becoming citizens, Haiti’s Negro population mass murdered all whites and Mulattoes who could not flee the Island in time.

In 1804 only full blooded Negros remained and Haiti became the first Negro ruled nation. The Haitian revolution dominated America’s debate over slavery. While both the north and the south agreed that slavery should be ended, southerners and a large
percentage of northerners universally opposed having a large population of freed slaves living in their midst. The Haitian “Revolution” was fresh in every one’s mind.*

Flash forward to 1915. The “Jewel of the Caribbean” is now a desolate cesspool, that is exporting almost no sugar. The United
States decides to “take up the white man’s burden” and send the US Marine Corps to rebuild Haiti’s infrastructure and feed it’s
starving population.*

The United States gave huge amounts of money to Haiti and over-saw the building of 1,000 miles of road, telephone lines, modernized its port, and helped Haiti to start exporting sugar once again. The US also put an end to the thousands of bandits along Haiti’s border with the Dominican Republic. The US left in 1934 at the request of the then stabilized and very ungrateful Haitian government.

Haiti immediately sank straight back into total desolation strife. In 1973 the United State once again began playing a huge role in Haiti, giving the Island huge sums of money in handouts each year.

In 1994 the Clinton administration once again sent the US military to Haiti to rebuild the Island’s infrastructure.

In 1995 the Peace Corps went to Haiti in large numbers to train the Haitians in job skills. The US government spent almost one Billion providing food and job training to the Haitians between '95 and '99.

So when Obama says that Haiti has our “full, unwavering, support,” they have already had our full support since 1915.

reminds me of New Orleans

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4 years 46 weeks ago, 8:41 PM

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I agree

piss poor planning on their part does not constitute an emergency on our part.

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4 years 46 weeks ago, 11:13 PM

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went to Africa, not much has changed, have a look at the 1st "Lady". Lady hell, the 1st bitch.

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4 years 46 weeks ago, 8:24 AM

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That's okay

We will most likely just keep bailing out every ner-do-well country in the world until we are fucking BROKE!

Complete and utter bullshit!!!

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4 years 46 weeks ago, 10:33 AM

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Fuck the Haitians. Thay can't do for themselves, why should we do for them? I really need to be president.

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4 years 46 weeks ago, 10:40 AM

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Run

We have given them billions of dollars over the last 20 years.
Why stop now? Why scream about it now ?
Read up on the history of Haiti SUCKS

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4 years 46 weeks ago, 10:40 AM

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It should be razed....once again, this is just another argument for hitting the reset button on the country...get rid of all them, it could be a nice vacation spot for us...

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4 years 46 weeks ago, 11:31 AM

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Look at the criticism

of the US by countries all over the world. We're not doing enough, and not fast enough. Bitch, bitch, bitch. The US can never do enough to satisfy these asswipe motherfuckers. No gratitude, just bitching, complaining and finding fault. Makes my ass tired. I'm sick of hearing these turd countries bitching about the US. If we did nothing at all, they'd bitch even more strongly. I've heard enough about Haiti to last me a lifetime. I'm sorry that the earthquake happened, and sorry for the poor people that were and are so severely affected, but most all of what I hear and read in the media now is about how the US hasn't done enough, has taken too long to do what it has done, and more criticism of all sorts.

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4 years 46 weeks ago, 6:19 PM

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100203/ts_afp/haitiquake

I'm sure most have read this, but the part where someone says they are mad at their government for not GIVING them food or work is preposterous. It makes me really want to be one of those talking heads on the news. Too bad I'm not a retired colonel. Then I could get a 10 minute segment on Fox news to go off.

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