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January 20, 2010

U.N. Turns Away Texas Rescue Team

Filed under: U.N. — Tags: — Jesusland @ 00:01

I guess the U.N. doesn’t need our help in Haiti anymore.

A Texas search and rescue team and other similar units mobilized to help earthquake victims in Haiti have been told they are not needed.  Members of Texas Task Force 1 have been on standby in Houston since Thursday to head to the devastated island nation.

But the United Nations mission in the country has declared the search and rescue teams already in the nation are sufficient to handle to the task and the Texas team and others prepared to deploy would not be needed.

The Texas unit, which has been on standby at Ellington Field in southeast Houston, was made up of 80 members including doctors and engineers. Four dogs were also part of the team.

The U.S. out of the U.N. please.

The entire country of Haiti is devastated, they are still pulling people out from under the rubble across the entire country.  But they turn away one of our best urban search and rescue teams?  I bet they still want our money though.