I've seen things on various atheist sites attacking the missionaries as people trying to steal children for God, and supporting the ridiculously harsh charge of kidnapping. In my opinion, these atheists are blinded by their hatred of religion -- and in some cases religious people. The missionaries failed to follow the proper procedures, yes. But Haiti isn't America. It isn't even the Dominican Republic. It's a country in total chaos. I find it amazing that a government helpless to provide even basic services, is somehow able to find the resources to arrest foreigners who are trying to assist after the disaster.
Naturally, as usual the Obama administration is completely worthless when it comes to protecting American citizens abroad.
the Obama administration said the matter was in Haitian hands.Here we have the Obama administration pretending that Haiti is somehow just an ordinary, functioning country that we have to treat like an equal. Haiti was a basketcase before the earthquake. Now, the U.S. and other countries are providing a gigantic array of services and support, with the U.S. military controlling key parts of the capital. The country would probably have twice as many dead now, with disease running rampant, if it weren't for the U.S. and other international aid and direction. The Haitian government and law are bad jokes, and so is the Obama reaction.
"This will be a judgment based by the Haitian government on Haitian law," State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said. "If Haiti decides to consult with the United States in terms of other legal avenues, obviously, there are legal procedures for us to do that."
The Obama administration, which thinks we need to provide terrorists with rights, is perfectly happy to allow barely functioning third-world hellholes to decide the fate of Americans. Isn't it great that we have a president that thinks "Haitian law" is more important than American citizens?