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Obama allows callup of military reserves for Haiti relief

Associated Press
President Obama has authorized the Pentagon and Department of Homeland Security to call up certain members of the military's reserves to support earthquake relief and recovery operations in Haiti.

Obama signed an executive order Saturday that allows the callup of reserve medical personnel and a Coast Guard unit that will help provide port security.

The White House, in announcing the order Sunday, said that such authority will be used on a limited basis. It did not provide the names of units or the numbers of troops facing callup.

By Post Editor  |  January 17, 2010; 4:52 PM ET
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Ralphinphx wrote: And so,this type of disasterous results for
our own US Military alwayw happens when we
elect Presidents With No Military Experience like Bill Clinton and Barack Hussein Obama. So think carefully next time
you Vote To Elect or Re-Elect A President.
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I was prepared to disagree with you but then I remembered that Dick Cheney is a draft dodger and George W. Bush's service was a cushy job in the Texas Air National Guard, and look what a mess they made in Iraq. So you're absolutely right about Presidents without military experience - Now what, fruit loop? And does it occur to you that when the President - any President- signs an executive order, he's responding to a request from our military command?

Posted by: greyK | January 18, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Oh God,Shades Of Somalia and Bill Clinton
all over again here! So any of you remember what happened when Clinton the famous 10th Mountain Infantry Division and
other units into famine ridden and straving
Somalia without enough weapons to protect
themselves and complete their Mission of
"Humanitarain Reief"? ..So,why is Comrade
Presidente Barack Hussein Obama already repeating that same mistake in Haiti at a
time the earthquake victums and gangs are
rioting in the streets and millions are straving and hundreds of tons of relief supplies,medical gear,food and water sit
undistributed because of poor security...
And so,this type of disasterous results for
our own US Military alwayw happens when we
elect Presidents With No Military Experience like Bill Clinton and Barack Hussein Obama. So think carefully next time
you Vote To Elect or Re-Elect A President.

Posted by: Ralphinphnx | January 18, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

IS MAINSTREAM MEDIA MISSING THE FOREST FOR THE TREES? WAS THE HAITI EARTHQUAKE REALLY A 'NATURAL" DISASTER -- OR WAS IT TRIGGERED BY CLASSIFIED SCIENCE?

American journalism must shed its compliant naivete and once again start asking hard questions. Here is a suggestion for mainstream media editors and correspondents:

Initiate an inquiry to determine if any scientific, military, corporate or intelligence entities capable of generating scalar electromagnetic extreme low frequency pulsed ground waves (such as the HAARP facility in Alaska or similar facilities abroad) were operational in the days and hours leading up to the earthquake -- and whether any experiments or operations could have been capable of triggering this event.

Seismologists have taken note that this earthquake occurred close to the surface.

Here is a link to a point-of-view blog site that contains verifiable information about HAAP, as well as EISCAT and SURA, the European and Russian equivalents, as well as links to patents for related technologies:

http://ahrcanum.wordpress.com

For those who insist such things "can't happen here," please see this:

"U.S. Silently Tortures Americans with Cell Tower Microwaves" and "Gestapo USA; Fed-Funded Vigilante Network Terrorizes Americans" at:

Poynter.org (Journalism groups -- Reporting)
http://www.poynter.org/subject.asp?id=2

OR http://NowPublic.com/scrivener (see "stories" list)

Posted by: scrivener50 | January 18, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

This, connected to deployment without weapons to a conflict zone is irresponsible.
The Humanitarian Relief organizations have both experience and the tools to manage
FOOD SECURITY
The military is sent to break stuff, everything is broken already.

Posted by: RayOne | January 18, 2010 10:49 AM | Report abuse

It is something of a shame that units being deployed aren't id'd, since just which NG units are going would say a lot about the quality of our response. (Road construction units, for example, suggest that we understand the level of destruction of such important infrastructure. Red Horse would obviously be headed to get PAP back in full capacity operation. MP's suggest worry about deterioration of the civic fabric.)

Posted by: ceflynline | January 17, 2010 8:52 PM | Report abuse

America is too often castrated, beguiled, chastened and despised by the very same nations that sit idle during the mass sufferings of others. American's are always the first to help and often the last to leave. It's part of our fabric and one that is tremendously gratifying as a citizen.

Posted by: Citizen4077 | January 17, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

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