We’re From The UN…

And we’re here to help

Compelling new scientific evidence suggests United Nations peacekeepers have carried a virulent strain of cholera — a super bug — into the Western Hemisphere for the first time.

The vicious form of cholera has already killed 7,000 people in Haiti, where it surfaced in a remote village in October 2010. Leading researchers from Harvard Medical School and elsewhere told ABC News that, despite UN denials, there is now a mountain of evidence suggesting the strain originated in Nepal, and was carried to Haiti by Nepalese soldiers who came to Haiti to serve as UN peacekeepers after the earthquake that ravaged the country on Jan. 12, 2010 — two years ago today. Haiti had never seen a case of cholera until the arrival of the peacekeepers, who allegedly failed to maintain sanitary conditions at their base.

Over 500,000 people have since been infected by this strain.

7,000 dead.

Compare the press that this story has gotten with the story of four Marines relieving themselves on some dead terrorists.

5 Responses to “We’re From The UN…”

  1. aelfheld says:

    Maybe we should have sent the Nepalese to Afghanistan.

  2. JeffS says:

    Mekalanos said there are steps that the UN and other aid organizations can and should be taking if they are sending workers from an area where cholera is active into a region where it has long been absent. In the future, he said, the UN might consider giving troops a prophylactic dose of antibiotic before deploying. Or they could do more to insure proper sanitary conditions at UN encampments.

    Speaking as a former soldier and as a civil engineer………DUH. The former is common sense, the latter is standard military practice. At least in the US military.

    Too bad that the all knowing, all seeing, mighty leaders of the United Nations never thought of that before moving foreign troops into an impoverished, disaster stricken shithole of a Third World nation.

  3. Yojimbo says:

    Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the UN Grand Bofo is calling on the Syrian President to resign because of the violence and deaths there.

    500,000! Say, aren’t those just about Lancet numbers? I’m sure they are all over this.

  4. tree hugging sister says:

    Third World country types…kill Third World country types! Win, win!

    I don’t see the problem here and you’re just fomenting international distrust and spreading ugly international stereotypes if you continue with this unabated hateful health badgering.

    Wash your hands.

  5. Ave says:

    Wassup? My mandatory U.N. Advanced Security in the Field course didn’t cover washing hands.

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