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smallprint Donating Member (778 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-04 12:16 AM
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Pictures from Haiti
I went to Yahoo News Photos and searched for the terms "haiti" and "marines" and found some amazing images...like this one:



"U.S. Marine Aubrey Harpenau, age 18, of Florida keeps an eye out for gunmen who opened fire on a group of anti-Aristide celebrators at the National Palace in Port Au Prince, March 7, 2004 killing six and injuring at least 11 people. This is Harpenau's first time outside the United States. (AP PHOTO/CAROLYN COLE/LOS ANGELES TIMES)"


Look at this kid's eyes... a few days ago he was probably at the local mall hanging out with his friends-- now he is being shot at in Port au Prince, trying to stay alive and wondering whether he will have to kill someone in the next few moments...

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smallprint Donating Member (778 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-04 12:17 AM
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1. more pics


"People ask US Marines to intervene during a shooting that erupted during a march in Port-au-Prince, Haiti Sunday, March 7, 2004. As crowds marched to demand that ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide be tried for corruption pro-Aristide militants, opened fire, according to witnesses, killing at least three people and more than a dozen were injured. (AP Photo/Pablo Aneli)"

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/040307/4...
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-04 12:19 AM
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2. These kids are spread thin.
We shouldn't have our guys set up as targets all over. Most Haitians aren't dumb enough to shoot at the Marines, but some are.
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hellhathnofury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-04 12:35 AM
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6. Clinton put 20000 soldiers in to secure the country,
right now there are at most 1000 from outside Haiti (don't know the number of Americans).

This is incompetent nation building.
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smallprint Donating Member (778 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-04 12:19 AM
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3. more pics
Edited on Mon Mar-08-04 12:25 AM by smallprint


U.S. Marines patrol in a neighborhood of Port au Prince, March 5, 2004. Thousands of outraged supporters of exiled President Jean- Bertrand Aristide poured out of Haiti's slums and into the streets today, marching on the U.S. Embassy to denounce the `'occupation' of their homeland and demand Aristide's return. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte





Local Haitians look on as a U.S. Marine secures the road while patroling the streets around the presidential palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti Wednesday March 3, 2004. (AP Photo/Tom Hanson, CP)

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/040303/4...
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Captain Absolut Donating Member (151 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-04 12:20 AM
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4. wow
Edited on Mon Mar-08-04 12:21 AM by Captain Absolut
I'm only 23 and I feel so much older than that kid...damn them all for their stupidity!!!

on edit, i mean our goverment
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-04 12:23 AM
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What are we doing in Haiti?
Nation Building once again.
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politick Donating Member (885 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-04 12:44 AM
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8. But Bush promised
they wouldn't do any Nation-Building!!!!!
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smallprint Donating Member (778 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-04 12:23 AM
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5. a few more
Edited on Mon Mar-08-04 12:25 AM by smallprint


A Haitian man waits to pass as an American Marine secures the road while patroling the streets around the presidential palace in Port-au- Prince, Haiti Wednesday March 3, 2004. (AP Photo/Tom Hanson, CP)

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/040303/4...




A U.S. Marine watches a Haitian woman who is carrying two chairs on her head outside of the U.S. consulate of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, March 4, 2004. U.S. Marines are in Haiti to form part of an international effort to stabilize the country which has suffered chaos and anarchy as an armed rebellion forced President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to step down and flee the country. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte


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pfitz59 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-08-04 12:39 AM
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7. The kid says it all.
He bought the BFEE BS, now he's spanked by reality. Care to wonder if he understands the meaning of it all?
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