Most people in Haiti do not want the UN troops in their country. We've all heard of the recent schools collapsing in Port-au-Prince, the hurricanes that destroy certain vulnerable towns, the poverty, and of course the food riots earlier this year. True, the UN do some good. They give salty crackers to hungry people sometimes, who then drink parasite-infested flood-waters to relieve their thirst. They drive & fly around holding their AKs, intimidating a mostly peaceful nation.
Instead of all the money being spent on the UN troops in Haiti, the citizens would rather have that money spent on fixing their schools, their infastructure, roads, more clean water availability, more resorts to lure tourists, more economic stability for foreign investors and trade-partners. The country is the poorest in the western hemisphere, yet they have the lowest crime-rate in the Caribbean, and is only a problem in a few inner-city slums.
The UN troops recently extended their presence in Haiti for another year. This is a waste of money and troops, since there are much more important places for UN troops to be, such as the Congo. Haiti needs help, true, but the UN is not helping much, and there are better ways to help the country than to have thousands of troops enjoying the Caribbean weather, beaches, & rum.
How the mainstream media covers-up UN troops shooting at crowds of people in Haiti:
"Embassy buildings were pelted with rocks on Tuesday but there have been no reports of injuries to U.S. citizens."
"The protesters also are demanding the departure of the 9,000 U.N. peacekeepers, whom they blame in part for rising food prices."
""At least four people have been killed and about 20 others wounded," said Gabriel Fortune, a senator from the southern region, who condemned the violent behavior of the demonstrators."
"A small group of protesters broke into the U.N. compound in Les Cayes, damaging the main gate and ignoring warning shots from peacekeepers, the statement said."
"A young man was shot in the head and killed during protests in southern Haiti. It was not immediately clear who shot him, though protesters blamed United Nations troops."
"At least two other people were found dead in other parts of Les Cayes, a southern town where rioting occurred for a second day Friday, Radio Kiskeya reported. It was not clear how they died. Boutaud said the U.N. mission was not aware of those deaths."
"A U.N. soldier was slightly injured."
"President Préval, who was elected in 2006, failed to restore order to the shattered capital. "The solution is not to go around destroying stores," he said."
"But gunfire rang out around the palace after the speech, as peacekeepers tried to drive away people looting surrounding stores."