Ortega warns of US deployment in Haiti

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega says that the United States has taken advantage of the massive quake in Haiti and deployed troops in the country.

"What is happening in Haiti seriously concerns me as US troops have already taken control of the airport," Ortega said on Saturday.

The Pentagon says it has deployed more than 10,000 soldiers in Haiti to help victims of Tuesday's earthquake.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That's a lot of US military personnel in Haiti.

As reported on 17 October, 2008 in:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7675234.stm

"The state-owned Cuban oil company says the country may have more than 20bn barrels of oil in its offshore fields - more than double the previous estimate."

"Such reserves would place Cuba among the top 20 oil producing nations."

I hate to be cynical, but have to wonder if potential oil reserves close to Haiti may in fact be the "real reason" the US military appears to be scrambling to take control of the island.

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