Monday, January 18, 2010

Saudi King sends condolences to Haiti President

"Oil-rich Saudi Arabia is one of the world's wealthiest countries. But though it's generous when it comes to building Islamic religious schools and mosques throughout the world, Saudi Arabia has been rather miserly when it comes to the suffering of the people of Haiti, which was struck by a cataclysmic earthquake that destroyed its capital and killed tens of thousands.

Certainly, Haiti is a world away from Saudi Arabia. And it's a mostly Christian country, rather than Muslim. But that hasn't stopped other wealthy Middle East countries from pitching in.

The United Arab Emirates, for example, has launched an air bridge for getting relief supplies to Haiti. Qatar has dispatched 50 metric tons of aid to Haiti, and Kuwait has made an initial pledge of $1 million, as has Morocco.

Earthquake-prone Turkey and Iran also are helping. Ankara has dispatched a mobile hospital to Haiti and Tehran has donated 30 metric tons of aid.

Even some poorer Middle East countries are helping out. Jordan has sent a planeload of supplies while Lebanon has committed to taking part in relief efforts. Israel has dispatched medical rescue teams to Haiti.

Saudi King Abdullah, meanwhile, has sent a message of condolence to Haitian President René Préval."

8 comments :

Anonymous said...

"arabjarab...arabjarab...arabs are scumbags...i love america...uday...saddam...starbucks...arabs bombed isralies...arabjarab...arabs are slime...kill arabs...kill sunnis...i love america...arabjarab arabjarab..."

BUT I would like to wish my Jewish and Christian friends a happy holiday season. And I am still angry about the tyrant. LOL.

Aton said...

VIDEO: UN Troops Fire Rubber Bullet into Crowd...

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6112288n&tag=api

Iraqi Mojo said...

Interesting, Aton. The security guy seen in the beginning of that video is Jordanian, according to the flag on his shoulder.

Aton said...

Another crazed Ba’athist on some demented power trip. It’s interesting to see this UN Jordanian thug firing into a crowed of innocent civilian Haitians for no reason.

Iraqi Mojo said...

The Jordanian guy was the one in black. I didn't see him firing in the video. Some of the guys in beige were firing - looks like they're wearing Pakistani flags.

Aton said...

The Jordanian guy in the black was the thug in charge.

Anonymous said...

The thugs in Jordan are the hashemite traitors who train the other traitors who come from Iraq for training in pupppet policing. The true jordanians are represented by the hero that killed a hashemite pig along with 7 CIA terrorists a couple of weeks ago.

David All said...

Pictures from Haiti, warning many of these are quite horrifying.
"On Assignment: Prayers in the Dark" at http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/15/assignemnt-19

Hat tip to Brett at http://www.hurryupharry.org/2010/01/18/donations-to-haitians

Iaraeli rescue teams and field hospital saves lives in Haiti.
"Haiti: Woman gives birth in IDF field hospital" at http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=12631479150368&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2F%2FShowFull
Hat tip to Snoopy the Goon at http://simplyjews.blogspot.com/2010/01/haiti-gringos-caudillo-chavez-politics.html#comments

"UN to send 3,500 additional troops to Haiti" at http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1143649.html