France accused the US of “occupying” Haiti on Monday as thousands of American troops flooded into the country to take charge of aid efforts and security.
Let us never forget that the French are only good for whining, making and hoisting white flags, and maybe a few bottles of wine. We saved their butts at Omaha and Normandy beaches or they would all be speaking German today. The comments made by Mr Joyandet serve no useful purpose. But then again what purpose do the French serve. Let us also never forget the “Oil for Food Scandal” which the French Government sold their vote in the U.N. to possibly halt the invasion of Iraq. Whores by any other words are still Whores. Random thoughts while observing the passing parade, J.C.
By Aislinn Laing, and Tom Leonard in Port-au-Prince.
Jan. 18, 2010
The French minister in charge of humanitarian relief called on the UN to “clarify” the American role amid claims the military build up was hampering aid efforts.
Alain Joyandet admitted he had been involved in a scuffle with a US commander in the airport’s control tower over the flight plan for a French evacuation flight.
“This is about helping Haiti, not about occupying Haiti,” Mr Joyandet said.
Geneva-based charity Medecins Sans Frontieres backed his calls saying hundreds of lives were being put at risk as planes carrying vital medical supplies were being turned away by American air traffic controllers.
But US commanders insisted their forces’ focus was on humanitarian work and last night agreed to prioritise aid arrivals to the airport over military flights, after the intervention of the UN.
The diplomatic row came amid heightened frustrations that hundreds of tons of aid was still not getting through. Charities reported violence was also worsening as desperate Haitians took matters into their own hands. Complete Story