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Re: REALLY OT: News Flash

On Thu, Mar 01, 2007 at 12:32:41AM +1300, Chris Bannister wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 25, 2007 at 03:35:57PM -0500, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> > the US is arguably one of the most prosperous nations in the world.  I
> > think that it is right for us to render humanitarian aid to other
> > nations when we can.  This is generally done through deployments of the
> > military (Somalia, Honduras, Indonesia, etc).
> I find it difficult to see that:
> "deployment of the military" = "rendering humanitarian aid"
Considering that humanitarian often takes the form of on government
pledging support to another government and their people, the military is
the *best*, if not the only way of accomplishing that.

I'd be interested to know if you have a recommendation for the US
government (I am not talking about Red Cross or other NGOs) can deliver
humanitarian aid around the world without involving the military.



Roberto C. Sanchez

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