Saturday, February 6, 2010

The so-called "Kidnapping" Case in Haiti

With the caveat that all details may not be available, from what has been printed so far, the charges of kidnapping against American missionaries in Haiti appear to be a massive overreaction. These people were trying to help children after a huge disaster. They aren't kidnappers. The charge is ludicrous.

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. 

"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."
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. 

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?


  1. I dunno...I suspect Haiti is capable of determining just how much legal chaos these 10 are due without a lot of political hand-holding.

    1 of the 10 could probably stand to stay in Haiti a bit longer than the rest.

    Laura Silsby : A Hero in Haiti

    ...the others will no doubt be home in due time.

  2. We'll see what happens. Hopefully Haiti is just posturing and trying to show that their government is still in charge, despite the massive foreign intervention.