15 January 2010


It almost sounds like an invasion. The Indepemdemt reports:
As the vast scale of the rescue effort needed became clearer, Washington announced it was sending 2,200 marines and up to 3,500 troops to the island, as well as a first $100m of aid.
The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson was dispatched along with several other US Navy and coastguard vessels to join the rescue teams already searching for survivors of Haiti's worst earthquake in two centuries.

On the other hand, given its political history in recent years, would Haiti necessarily be worse off as a US "protectorate"?

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