US Marines Assist in Bangaladesh Relief Efforts

Posted by Kendall Harmon

From the USS Kearsarge: U.S. Marine Corps helicopters began delivering emergency supplies Monday to survivors of a deadly cyclone along the southern coast of Bangladesh in a joint relief operation.

Helicopters from the USS Kearsarge, detached from the 22nd Marine Expediationary Unit (MEU) began delivering 5,000 water containers to remote areas of Dublar Char, Bagherat and Barguna, the most devastated districts in the Nov. 15 cyclone that killed some 3,200 people.

Marines will also deliver food and other supplies, help set up water purification plants, and provide medical care to victims in the coming days, Bangladeshi army officials said.

"Our first priority is get food, water and clothes to the survivors," said Gen. Moeen U. Ahmed, the chief of army staff, after meeting U.S. officials.

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Posted November 28, 2007 at 11:15 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Cabbages wrote:

Those darn imperialist Americans! They’re just trying to build an “empire of influence” like the good ABC pointed out before.  No doubt they’re trying to lock up the (uh, what’s the big export of Bangladesh) market. 

Why, oh why, can’t those bloodthirsty Amerikans behave more like the saintly British Empire?

November 28, 12:24 pm | [comment link]
2. Jeffersonian wrote:

I can’t wait for that $20 a barrel Bangladeshi crude to start flowing in.  I just hope we get there before Osama’s relief ships do.

November 28, 1:10 pm | [comment link]
3. Br. Michael wrote:

So what is the ABC and the C of E doing?

November 28, 2:13 pm | [comment link]
4. Jeffersonian wrote:

That’s the beauty of maintaining a strategy of deliberate impotence, #3 - no one expects you to do a thing about anything except appoint the odd commission to study the issue interminably and emit the odd press release or pandering interview decrying the missteps of those who responded.

November 28, 2:27 pm | [comment link]
5. Jim the Puritan wrote:

#3—Probably issuing another press release regarding the need to give .007 to the United Nations Millenium Development Goals.  If we just did that, these problems wouldn’t occur any longer.

November 28, 2:39 pm | [comment link]
6. Scotsreb wrote:

I guess our Marines will have to keep an eye out for IED being put in place by the offended Muslims in the area.

How dare imperialistic Yanquis put boots on the ground in yet, one more islamic naiton?

November 28, 2:40 pm | [comment link]
7. Chazaq wrote:

Yet another example of America’s attempt to intervene overseas by “clearing the decks” with a “quick burst of violent action” leading to “the worst of all worlds”.
U.S. out of Bangladesh NOW!!

November 28, 3:46 pm | [comment link]
8. William P. Sulik wrote:

This son and grandson of a Marine remembers the old saying:

The United Sates Marine Corps: no greater friend, no worse enemy.”

I wonder if Rowan considers himself a friend or an enemy?

November 28, 3:47 pm | [comment link]
9. Jeffersonian wrote:

++Rowan has appointed empaneled a group to study that, Mr. Sulik.  He’ll get back to you in a few months.

November 28, 4:02 pm | [comment link]
10. Br. Michael wrote:

Or years or whatever.

November 28, 5:56 pm | [comment link]
11. Robert Dedmon wrote:

One wonders whether Dr. Williams recalls the “quck burst of
violent action” which “cleared the desks” for his country’s
survival back in 1944 during which “American Imperialism”
saved Europe and Britain, at least for the time being.

November 28, 7:13 pm | [comment link]
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