Thursday, January 14, 2010


President Barack Obama has announced that the US stands with Haiti and has pledged $100M in aid. He also shared that this amount is expected to grow throughout the year.

According to online reports:

President Barack Obama said Thursday that "one of the largest relief efforts in our recent history" is moving toward Haiti as he continued to mobilize the U.S. response to the island's devastating earthquake.

Obama said the U.S. government is initially directing $100 million toward the relief effort, a figure he said would certainly grow over the year. "This is one of those moments that calls out for American leadership," he said.

The death of one American citizen from Tuesday's 7.0-magnitude quake was confirmed, with three others known to be missing, said State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley. The State Department is not releasing the identity of the dead American, pending notification of next of kin.

Crowley said the U.S. embassy has made contact with nearly 1,000 American citizens in Haiti, only a small fraction of the estimated 45,000 Americans in the country.

The first U.S. Army infantry troops -- a little more than 100 soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division -- are heading to Haiti, due to leave Fort Bragg in North Carolina later Thursday. The troops will find locations to set up tents and other essentials in preparation for the arrival of another roughly 800 personnel from the division on Friday.

They come on top of some 2,200 Marines, also to be sent, as the military ramps up what Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called "a full court press" to provide earthquake relief in the form of security, search and rescue, and the delivery of humanitarian supplies. Obama said more than a half dozen U.S. military ships also are expected to help, with the largest, the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, arriving Thursday, and the Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort also deployed.

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  1. Let me start off by saying I am truly sorry and have sent my contribution to Haiti, but where the fuck is the money coming from to help Haiti when our own country is going to pot? Where the fuck was the 100 mil when people lost jobs, homes? Something in the milk aint clean. Again I have put my money where my mouth is and I hope I don't offend anyone by being just a little pissed.

  2. Point is, i am glad that someone has stepped up. Wyclef has supported Haiti for years through his non-profit organization AND Bill Clinton has support Haiti throughout the years. With this said, HOW COME there were no buildings BUILT with solid withstanding equipment? HOW COME there are no filtered pipes able to stream clean water? FOR YEARS!

    Hopefully, EVERYONE around the globe will join hands to support Haiti and to STREAM clean water through clean PIPES. The same ones that stream clean water through pipes used in the US.

    Will they use the same construction materials?

    HOPEfully this will reunite us all. I believe it will.

  3. Let me educate you guys on Haiti. As a desented Haitian American I was born here in the US. I never step foot in Haiti til a cruise vacation in 2008. My parents vow never to go back to Haiti since they left when they was young and never been back since. My family is from Haiti and all my family reside here in America for 30 plus years. They never even went back for vacation. That how disguited on the things going on there. There saddend they can not go back to there homeland which was once a beautiful island that tourist frequently visited!

    Haiti has a multiple issues stemming from racisim within there own race in Haiti light skin versus dark skin as well as rich and poor. The government in Haiti is corrupted as shit. They take the money US has given them and then disappear without not doing any good to the country. It started with "Papa Doc" and "Baby Doc" which were dictators who terrorist the country with unspeakable acts of violence against the "dark skin black who are poor" a well continuing to uplift the rich.
    Although what they did was horrible. At least they had INFRASTRUCTOR AND SOME ORDER! Now the government now is a JOKE! What kind of government do not even have some kind of structure little as they have to organzie things for there people. WHERE IS THERE PRESIDENT TO TALK TO THE PEOPLE through this entire crisis?????

    The point is there are parts of Haiti no one see. The media do not show you. RESEARCH ON THE INTERNET. YOU SEE AND YOUR JAWS WILL DROP you shake your head and say this is Haiti!?! There are some rich Haitians who have long hair and blue eyes living in in Haiti. They live in big mansions and live the high life. Meanwhile those poor people in Haiti the ones who suffers on TV get nothing. They do not even allow media to go up top in the mountains to show where all the rich Haitians live! It disguist me as a Haitian American to see these people turn the backs on there own people. The government is a joke...they do not build any basic infrastructure nothing but ask for handouts over and over! I am glad to see the world is finally helping Haiti but I hope the world hold the government responsible for the suffering there too. No they did not do the earthquake. But the infrastructure the government is 100% to blame. I think USA need to occupy Haiti for 30++ years til they get structure int his country. No Haitian Govt control they all end up doing nothing but talk BS. They all corrupted and take the money store it on a far country and don't do shit for the poor.

  4. Oh by the way...the Haitian upper class I am talking about are call

    "Haitian bourgeoisie"

  5. @ The Real Fedup

    The ground has been split wide open. There's enough room to build from the ground up. There's enough room to filled these holes with some real steel pipes.

    Those people who held a responsibility in helping the people of Haiti are dead. I hate to be blunt here and i understand that many innocent people lost their life. You reap what you sow. The day the earthquake shook the ground was the day that race no longer matter.

    Those rich people in Haiti should feel some remorse for their actions. It use to take a village to raise a family, now it will take the entire globe to re establish haiti.

    All eyes are on the Haitian Government and yes we will hold them accountable for their actions.

    Suffer no more Haiti. Suffer no more.

  6. @944

    I hope so! I really do. God help the people in Haiti! But the president is me people need to hold his ass accountable too! Where is all the aid money in the past??? What have he done wiht it???????????????????

  7. Shoot, i grew up watching the help ads on television.

    Maybe Wyclef setup a charity to assist the darkskin haitians because the white skin haitians were talking the income source. I read recently that his charity was under fire. Maybe the white skin haitian are a bit upset that the dark skin haitian are receiving more through Wyclef's charity.

    Maybe they are responsible for spreading this awful rumor or maybe there is some truth to this.

  8. ^^^ it could be. It sad the secret unspoken division there! I think they lying on Wycelf too. But mostly it is the governement totally responsible there is no balance. The recent government now is a joke. No balance for either side poor and rich. There is no balance at all.

  9. @ 9:00 PM

    There IS no government in Haiti only a president and his military.

    Look who is still standing, the President and his soldiers.

    Hopefully, all leaders around the world will step in to restructure Haiti and build a System.

    They lack system and structure - there's no organizational structure.

    I'll pray for the people of Haiti. It's a beautiful piece of land. Now it's scattered with remains - a burial for all that died.

    Maybe they should burn the bodies because it makes no sense of bury bodies on top of bodies.

    The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

    He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
    he leadeth me beside the still waters.

    He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the
    paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the
    shadow of death; I will fear no evil: for thou
    art with me; thy rod and thy staff they
    comfort me.

    Thou preparest a table before me in the
    presence of mine enemies: thou anointest
    my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all
    the days of my life; and I will dwell in the
    house of the Lord for ever.