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Unrest in Haiti, Again

DeweyDecimal

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Make a commitment to take over the government, military and police force for 40 years, focus on incremental improvements while you educate the next generation into the leaders capable of running the country properly. Start by allowing municipal elections, then provincial and then finally Federal. Be prepared to come down hard, but at the same time build roads, electricity, schools, clinics. Leave the feel good and Kumbya behind. Otherwise stay out and just air drop some occasional aid.

Yeah, let's try that again :

 

YZT580

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back right off and let the other islands make the decisions.
 

Colin Parkinson

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Massive protests in Cuba today as well cops taking potshots at crowds and police getting beaten up

 

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Thread necro rather then create a new thread. Gangs in Haiti have virtually taken control of critical infrastructure to the point to Haitian ambassador to the US is requesting a US/canada security force be deployed to the country to battle the gangs and regain control



 

Kat Stevens

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Thread necro rather then create a new thread. Gangs in Haiti have virtually taken control of critical infrastructure to the point to Haitian ambassador to the US is requesting a US/canada security force be deployed to the country to battle the gangs and regain control



That poor unfortunate island would be much better off if The DR just rolled in and annexed it, put a few voodoo priests heads on spikes and sorted that shit out.
 

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Thread necro rather then create a new thread. Gangs in Haiti have virtually taken control of critical infrastructure to the point to Haitian ambassador to the US is requesting a US/canada security force be deployed to the country to battle the gangs and regain control



Ugh Somalia flashbacks.
 

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Thread necro rather then create a new thread. Gangs in Haiti have virtually taken control of critical infrastructure to the point to Haitian ambassador to the US is requesting a US/canada security force be deployed to the country to battle the gangs and regain control



I'm sure that would go over well... A mostly white CAF shooting poor Haitians. I can't foresee that going horribly wrong in any entirely predictable way.
 

KevinB

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I'm sure that would go over well... A mostly white CAF shooting poor Haitians. I can't foresee that going horribly wrong in any entirely predictable way.
It’s a loose / loose situation.
You act and it’s exactly what you say above.
You don’t act, and your maligned for every necklacing and machete job done in country.
 

lenaitch

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How about the UN funding some Caribbean, Central American of African Nations to go in. They typically like the money.
 

CBH99

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Bah, we’ll be fine!! What could possibly go wrong?

Just deploy a small contingent to be embedded with a lead force to “advise & assist them in their efforts to restore law & order, and critical food aid, to the people of Haiti.”

And use all the buzzwords & buzzphrases like ‘establishing safe areas’, delivering aid, etc. Dont use ugly words like ‘kill’ or ‘destroy’ but rather state we are ‘creating the conditions for a more peaceful tomorrow’ and ‘neutralizing threats to innocent civilians’.

And highlight how awesome we are for having our French units, a unique capability we offer to the world. Not to mention Canada is stepping up to that ‘up to 200 person QRF to the UN’ we offered up, etc

Only commit to a 3 month initial rotation during the ‘smash bad guys phase.’ Who doesn’t enjoy making the world a better place by cleaning it up from time to time?

Then offer up a platoon or 2 worth of troops on a continued rotation so people getting in (especially reservists) have an actual deployment they can do if they want.


Is this a terrible idea? Sure is!

But stepping up for the UN, battling street gangs so civilians can get the aid they need, a focus on French Canadians, increased retainment due to folks having a deployment they can work towards, and an organization that reimburses us most of the money we’d spend anyway?

Still a terrible idea, but it checks sooooo many boxes. Let’s go for it anyway…



(Is CBH99 being sarcastic or not?) 🤨😈
 

lenaitch

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Bah, we’ll be fine!! What could possibly go wrong?

Just deploy a small contingent to be embedded with a lead force to “advise & assist them in their efforts to restore law & order, and critical food aid, to the people of Haiti.”

And use all the buzzwords & buzzphrases like ‘establishing safe areas’, delivering aid, etc. Dont use ugly words like ‘kill’ or ‘destroy’ but rather state we are ‘creating the conditions for a more peaceful tomorrow’ and ‘neutralizing threats to innocent civilians’.

And highlight how awesome we are for having our French units, a unique capability we offer to the world. Not to mention Canada is stepping up to that ‘up to 200 person QRF to the UN’ we offered up, etc

Only commit to a 3 month initial rotation during the ‘smash bad guys phase.’ Who doesn’t enjoy making the world a better place by cleaning it up from time to time?

Then offer up a platoon or 2 worth of troops on a continued rotation so people getting in (especially reservists) have an actual deployment they can do if they want.


Is this a terrible idea? Sure is!

But stepping up for the UN, battling street gangs so civilians can get the aid they need, a focus on French Canadians, increased retainment due to folks having a deployment they can work towards, and an organization that reimburses us most of the money we’d spend anyway?

Still a terrible idea, but it checks sooooo many boxes. Let’s go for it anyway…



(Is CBH99 being sarcastic or not?) 🤨😈
Ah yes, but do they get bullets?
 
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