U.S. resolution proposing rapid force for Haiti imperiled: ‘No one is stepping up’

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    • #496442
      Ohio Barbarian
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      (Miami Herald) A proposal by the United States encouraging the rapid deployment of an international military force to Haiti is on the verge of failure after no country volunteered to contribute troops, multiple sources tell McClatchy and the Miami Herald.

      Biden administration officials are debating whether to scrap the U.S. resolution, circulated among U.N. Security Council members, unless a foreign partner steps up and offers troops in the next few days.

      The potential reversal is a diplomatic setback for the White House, which had been hoping to corral an armed, foreign force that would be backed with equipment, training and logistical support from the United States.

      But the United States never volunteered its own forces, raising frustration among its partners. Several countries on the Security Council demanded a concrete plan in writing be prepared before a vote on the resolution took place. Russia and China have also openly expressed concerns on the Security Council about the deployment of foreign forces to Haiti.

      Full story here.

      Awww, nobody else wants to do the US Empire’s dirty work for it, except for maybe Canada. 

      Never let your morals stop you from doing the right thing.--Isaac Asimov

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    • #496446
      NV Wino
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      People don’t want to fight another proxy war for us? Now can that be?

      “As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore.” Barbara Lee
      “Politicians and pro athletes: The only people who still get paid when they lose.” William Rivers Pitt

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      Good reading.  IMO.  The US is interested in keeping things non-progressive, and I also have read there is oil there.  The Clintons used Haiti as a piggy bank.  IMO.  Another country where the US installs leaders to its liking.


      America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

      "Sometimes when I try to understand a person's motives, I play a little game. I assume the worst. What's the worst reason they could possibly have for saying what they say and doing what they do? Then I ask myself, 'How well does that reason explain what they say and what they do?'" GRRM

      A YouTube comment – we need new conspiracy theories – the old ones have all come true.

    • #496456
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      The US won’t send troops, but we want others to do their part so the US doesn’t have to.

    • #496469
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      Then there is,  “The festival was over, and the boys were all planning for a fall”

      If you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit WC Fields

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