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    French minister criticizes US over haiti aid..

    French Minister Criticizes US Over Haiti Aid
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    PARIS (Jan. 18) - The United Nations must investigate and clarify the dominant U.S. role in earthquake-ravaged Haiti, a French minister said Monday, claiming that international aid efforts were about helping Haiti, not "occupying" it.

    U.S. forces last week turned back a French aid plane carrying a field hospital from the damaged, congested airport in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, prompting a complaint from French Cooperation Minister Alain Joyandet. The plane landed safely the following day.

    French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner warned governments and aid groups not to squabble as they try to get their aid into Haiti.

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    But Joyandet persisted.

    "This is about helping Haiti, not about occupying Haiti," Joyandet, in Brussels for an EU meeting on Haiti, said on French radio.

    In another weekend incident, 250 Americans were flown to New Jersey's McGuire Air Force Base on three military planes from Haiti. U.S. forces initially blocked French and Canadians nationals from boarding the planes, but the cordon was lifted after protests from French and Canadian officials.

    The U.S. military controls the Port-au-Prince airport where only one runway is functioning and has been effectively running aid operations. However, the United Nations is taking the lead in the critical task of coordinating aid.

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Saturday the U.S. government had no intention of taking power from Haitian officials. "We are working to back them up, but not to supplant them," she said.


    Joyandet said he expects a U.N. decision on how governments should work together in Haiti and that he hopes "things will be clarified concerning the role of the United States."

    Other French officials sought to calm diplomatic tensions over aid. French Foreign Ministry spokesman Bernard Valero insisted the plane incidents were "minor problems" to be expected during such a difficult relief mission and said that Kouchner and Clinton have been working since the quake on coordinating help.

    Both nations have occupied Haiti in the past.

    France occupied Haiti for more than 100 years, from 1697 to independence in 1804 after the world's first successful slave uprising. More recently, U.S. Marines occupied the country from 1915 to 1934 to quiet political turmoil.

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    i believe the USA military is gunna stay there over the years to come and occupy that land..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fantastic - Nick View Post
    i believe the USA military is gunna stay there over the years to come and occupy that land..
    i agree. put them closer to cuba and venezuela. they are sly.

    they also turned down the caricom officials.

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    I believe US Corporations gonna go over there build up haiti and profit off this

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelloAgainBrooklyn View Post
    I believe US Corporations gonna go over there build up haiti and profit off this
    slavery for the haitians again.

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    yea who put U.S in charge anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spranga View Post
    yea who put U.S in charge anyway?
    the US.

    the haitian government allowed them to take over.

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    Well they're playing a major part in Aid, so nothing wrong with a U.S prevalence there...in terms of long term occupation though it depends on what their role is

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    Quote Originally Posted by BAJANFUHLIFE View Post
    i agree. put them closer to cuba and venezuela. they are sly.

    they also turned down the caricom officials.
    same thing me say. Castro would fall faster. wonder if haiti get good cubans will start swimming to haiti
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    Quote Originally Posted by BAJANFUHLIFE View Post
    the US.

    the haitian government allowed them to take over.
    Haitian president is good friends with the Clintons and the democrats. You see Bill come monday and Hillary earlier to survey his future land.
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    Haiti was occupied by the U.S before what did they do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BAJANFUHLIFE View Post
    the US.

    the haitian government allowed them to take over.
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...cle6993152.ece

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    Interesting comments . Wonder what would they would say if Bush was president LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Interesting comments . Wonder what would they would say if Bush was president LOL
    notice nobody eh touching dat
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