[permaculture] Guns or Food? Sustainability vs Sustainment in Haiti

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Sun Jan 31 19:30:29 EST 2010

 Guns or Food? Sustainability vs Sustainment in Haiti


*They (the Haitians) are astonishing people. How can they be so calm in the
face of such enormous loss of life and loved ones, and all the physical

[image: clinton-crowd]

“Actually,” Clinton told Frei, “when you think about people who have lost
everything except what they’re carrying on their backs, who not only haven’t
eaten but probably haven’t slept in four days, and when the sun goes down
it’s totally dark and they spend all night long tripping over bodies living
and dead, well, I think they’ve behaved quite well [...].

*Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)*

The Sustainment Command is a United States Army Logistics Headquarters. The
Sustainment Command’s primary mission is to command the Sustainment Brigades
that provide combat support and combat service support in the areas of
supply, maintenance, transportation, field services and the functional
brigades or battalions that provide medical, general engineering &
construction, smoke generation, biological detection and decontamination
support. The Command is designed to deploy into a theater of operations,
assume command of the logistical units in place and provide oversight and
materiel management.

Source: Wikipedia<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainment_Command_(Expeditionary)>

*Securing Disaster in Haiti*


Nine days after the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12,
2010, it’s now clear that the initial phase of the U.S.-led relief operation
has conformed to the three fundamental tendencies that have shaped the more
general course of the island’s recent history.

   1. It has adopted military priorities and strategies.
   2. It has sidelined Haiti’s own leaders and government, and ignored the
   needs of the majority of its people.
   3. And it has proceeded in ways that reinforce the already harrowing gap
   between rich and poor.

Nicholas Roberts & Kirstie Stramler

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