Friday, January 15, 2010 - U.S. Preparing for Potential New Wave of Haitians Fleeing North - U.S. Preparing for Potential New Wave of Haitians Fleeing North: "A top military official told reporters on Thursday that his department is hoping to prevent a mass exodus of Haitians by working 'very aggressively' to 'mitigate their tragedy,' particularly through major relief efforts.

'We've got a lot of work to do, and we're securing and getting those relief efforts in there,' said Gen. Douglas Fraser, commander of U.S. Southern Command. 'That's what we're going to continue to do, and that's the best way we can reduce the aspect of people wanting to leave the island.'

If those efforts fail and Haitians do try to flee, several 'options are on the table,' one official said.

Among the options being considered is use of part of the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba."

oh, the irony. Obama has been screaming about closing Gitmo for two years. And now...maybe it comes in handy for him. If they can't use Gitmo, they either turn back these poor people to anarchy, dysentery, and possible starvation...or let them move to Miami.

1 comment:

DBX said...

What does the prison camp at Gitmo have to do with the price of eggs? There has never been any question over the future of the military base, and you know it.