Patterico's Pontifications

1/17/2010

150-200K Deaths in Haiti

Filed under: Current Events — DRJ @ 3:27 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

The man in charge of America’s military relief efforts in Haiti, Lt.Gen. P.K. Keen, commented on how many people have died as a result of the Haitian earthquake:

“As the numbers of dead and injured in Haiti continue to climb, Lt. General P.K. Keen, the man charge of military relief efforts there says, “we are going to have to be prepared for the worst”. When I asked General Keen about death toll estimates ranging between 150,000 and 200,000 people, Keen said, “I think the international community is looking at those figures, and I think that’s a start point.”

President Obama has named former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush to raise funds for Haitian relief. The former Presidents have established a website to collect donations for this cause.

— DRJ

19 Responses to “150-200K Deaths in Haiti”

  1. THIS is the fine job the UN Peacekeepers are doing to provide security.

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/01/16/haiti.abandoned.patients/index.html

    elissa (c02e27)

  2. Like the Christmas tsunami in 2004, there will probably always be round estimates of the number killed. And so many of them have died or will die a slow,painful death because help cannot reach them. One feels so helpless knowing the media can get to people but the doctors and troops can’t.

    The best so many of us can do after making a donation is pray.

    MU789 (514c52)

  3. what the General was trying to say, in polite language is that 150/200K is a ridiculously low-ball estimate, and, as usual, the UN, et al, are talking out their fourth point of contact….

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  4. More jobs “saved or created”.

    Icy Texan (7c76f5)

  5. Where is Obama’s personal donation to Haitian relief? Hey, Imd-dummy, dogcrap, and you other liberal hacks, answer the question truthfully and lets see your proof of what you say.

    PCD (1d8b6d)

  6. Let’s see your proof that he has not donated anything. Imdw, as resourceful as he is, does not have access to Obama’s credit card statements. You call others hacks and then ask them to produce personal financial data on our president. If you (PCD) can produce Obama’s December Visa card statement and post it on this site then I will assume the data can be obtained, then we can ask Imdw to produce his evidence. Otherwise you can STFU.

    Intelliology (00d844)

  7. President Barney Fife likely doesn’t have a Visa card, since they are hard to get when your income relies on a government check every month. credit companies what you to have a real j*b, with a history, not just welfare.

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  8. Even better, red, this means that PCD will have to come up with President Obama’s bank statements from December. Let’s see what he can dig up.

    Intelliology (00d844)

  9. The point — which you might have figured out on your own, if you only bothered to try — is that Bee Ho could have announced that he was personally donating, say a hundred grand (a quarter of his POTUS salary) to the relief effort. But he didn’t.

    Icy Texan (f6dc50)

  10. Why don’t you take the lead on that one, Mr. Texas. Go ahead and tell us that you’re donating 1/4 of your annual salary and we’ll all be inspired and follow suit.

    Intelliology (00d844)

  11. I am sure Barcky would have made that donation, but he did not want to get on a mailing list or risk identity theft, so he will give our tax dollars away.

    Intellology? Spohist, more like …

    JD (67dc98)

  12. As was pointed out by James Fallows:

    According to the CIA World Factbook, Haiti’s population is 9,035,536.

    If the 200K figure is right, that’s 2.2% of the population. If the 150K figure is right, it’s still 1.6% of the country’s population.

    Imagine if a single event took out 4.8 million Americans.

    aphrael (e0cdc9)

  13. “Where is Obama’s personal donation to Haitian relief? Hey, Imd-dummy, dogcrap, and you other liberal hacks, answer the question truthfully and lets see your proof of what you say.””

    I’m not generally concerned about any person’s level of personal giving. However I am annoyed at people who argue that one shouldn’t give, or even that boast of not giving. Silence or lack of proof of giving don’t bother me.

    imdw (795ee1)

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