This video from the USA is called Haiti: Guns or food?
Some say that any criticism of the role of the United States government, armed forces, and corporations in Haiti after the disaster there is supposedly “anti American” or “anti imperialist” (which also seems for some to be a term of abuse, in spite of anti imperialist undercurrents in US thought ever since the eighteenth century American revolution).
Well, if that would be true, that would make not just the international political Left, but also the “Atlanticist” organization Doctors Without Borders, the “Atlanticist” Sarkozy government in France, other European governments, Brazil, basically all Caribbean countries, and many analysts in the USA itself “anti American”.
Here is more “anti Americanism” (from United States doctors in this case) about Haiti. From the London Times; owned by Rupert Murdoch; Australian, not American; but second to none in chauvinistic warmongering Rightist “American patriotism”:
US doctors beg their government to admit critically injured children from Haiti
American doctors are begging their Government to accept critically injured Haitian children after one baby girl was airlifted to hospital in Florida. …
US immigration officials had been refusing to allow children into the country until next weekend. However, as Hillary Clinton, the Secretary of State, arrived to assure Haitians that America stood ready to help “in any way we can”, doctors managed to persuade the US authorities to allow in Jean, a four-month-old Haitian girl for treatment. The orphaned child has cut through immigration rules used to bar entry to the US for Haitians even in extreme circumstances. However, by Saturday night only 23 Haitians had been admitted to US hospitals. …
“We can’t evacuate any Haitian patients to the US,” John McDonald, from the University of Miami Medical School, said. “Our country treats the Haitians like s***. The people land, they get sent back. When Cubans land, they open restaurants.” Another doctor at the tented clinic said that she was so desperate at being forced to discharge children still in grave danger of dying from infection that she wanted to “scream and scratch people”. For want of bed space “we are sending wounded children back on to the streets of Port-au-Prince with no plan even for how they will be fed,” said Jennifer Furn, from Harvard Medical School. [Note [from Buzzflash in the USA]: The policies of this administration speak for themselves. If I did not know it, I would swear that Brother Bush was still in office. And those of you here have the nerve to speak out on behalf of a man that either lies on purpose to the people. Or cannot keep his administration or the military in check].
United States racism and the Haiti disaster: here.
From LEFT IN EAST DAKOTA blog in the USA: We’re there to protect property relations not people.