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United Nations caused the deaths of thousands of Haitians


Iphonista

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No one is saying that that there was criminal culpability. No one is saying that there was one mens rea plotting the deaths of thousands of Haitians.

Nevertheless, there is overwhelming evidence that the UN contingent to Haiti from Nepal introduced a very distinctive and virulent strain of cholera - this in Haiti which had seen not one case of cholera for over 100 years. This caused the deaths of thousands of Haitians.

No-one is saying that anyone is criminally guilty - least of all the Nepalese troops. But why were the Nepalese housed in primitive, unsanitary camps? The money to provide them with proper facilities - where did that go?

BBC News - Haiti cholera epidemic 'most likely' started at UN camp - top scientist
 

BlackLion

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No one is saying that that there was criminal culpability. No one is saying that there was one mens rea plotting the deaths of thousands of Haitians.

Nevertheless, there is overwhelming evidence that the UN contingent to Haiti from Nepal introduced a very distinctive and virulent strain of cholera - this in Haiti which had seen not one case of cholera for over 100 years. This caused the deaths of thousands of Haitians.

No-one is saying that anyone is criminally guilty - least of all the Nepalese troops. But why were the Nepalese housed in primitive, unsanitary camps? The money to provide them with proper facilities - where did that go?

BBC News - Haiti cholera epidemic 'most likely' started at UN camp - top scientist
I am not the biggest Fan of The politcal arm of the UN but the humanitarian arm is something to be proud to be apart of, anyway while it is sad that "7,500" have died because of the UN interaction into Haiti. alot more would have died if it wasn't for the UN. Families suing the UN is a sad reflection on a society that is dirt poor and one wonders if the Families of the earthquake dead will now sue the seismologists for not giving an exact date and time of the earthquake. :(

When people grieve they can get angry and look for someone to blame, it seems nowadays that the rich man is the easiest scapegoat becuase of his Money Eviliness :roll:
 

Iphonista

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The BBC last night reported on one family of whose young children whose mother had died. She was their only breadwinner and now they're destitute. Sorry, BL, but your attempt to portray this as money grabbing is way off and very western centric. She'd be alive had she not contracted cholera.
 

Spanner Island

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Sad that compo culture seems to be absolutely everywhere these days...

I blame the lawyers and political parasites who have convinced people they're 'entitled' to everything and that they should always consider themselves to be victims and that there is always someone who they should blame/sue...

Unfortunately in life sh!t happens...
 

ffc

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I am not the biggest Fan of The politcal arm of the UN but the humanitarian arm is something to be proud to be apart of, anyway while it is sad that "7,500" have died because of the UN interaction into Haiti. alot more would have died if it wasn't for the UN. Families suing the UN is a sad reflection on a society that is dirt poor and one wonders if the Families of the earthquake dead will now sue the seismologists for not giving an exact date and time of the earthquake. :(

When people grieve they can get angry and look for someone to blame, it seems nowadays that the rich man is the easiest scapegoat becuase of his Money Eviliness :roll:
It was the Cubans what discovered the outbreak, and it is the Cubans who are still there, still saving lives. There is no oil, no gas, nothing in it for the Cubans, only solidarity with their fellow man. Any chance of a bit of credit?

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/08/world/americas/in-haitis-cholera-fight-cuba-takes-lead-role.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
 
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