Up to 3,500 U.S. army troops have been ordered to leave for Haiti, said U.S. Department of Defense on Thursday.The US army took control of the main airport in Port-au-Prince immediately after the disaster. The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson is due to arrive Thursday, carrying 14 helicopters. While the report did not provide any troop figures, Southern Command commander Gen. Douglas Fraser said Wednesday the U.S. was also deploying a large amphibious ship carrying a 2,000-person Marine expeditionary unit, helicopters and smaller landing craft. That unit is set to arrive Friday (see report 1; see report 2).
Canada sent 200 troops, and police forces are also sent for "help" (see report).
Brazil has already 1,266 military in Haiti, who are part of the United Nations peacekeeping force (Minustah), and is sending more (see report).
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Is the army really necessary to help Haiti, or perhaps this is an effort to maintain control over this country, where the puppet government is out of order due to the disaster? I'am not trying to minimize the human suffering caused by the earthquake. I'am not saying that other countries should not help in any way they can. But is there really a need for such a massive deployment of troops and military equipment. Under the veil of the humanitarian aid this is a military invasion of Haiti.
Canada, along with the United States and France, has targeted this poorest of nations in the Western Hemisphere for special assistance. Haiti is Canada's second-largest aid recipient after Afghanistan. See report.
Remember that the US and France, helped by Canada, plotted the coup d'Etat against Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Aristide was kidnapped in the middle of the night of 28 February 2004, and transported to a French military base in Africa.
In 2000 Aristide published a book, The Eyes of the Heart: Seeking a Path for the Poor in the Age of Globalization, which used Haiti as a case study of globalization. Aristide specifically points out problems with the World Bank and the IMF in creating larger problems within Haitian society and the economy.
See the movie ARISTIDE