Attorney: 10 Americans Charged With Kidnapping For Trying To Take Children Out Of Haiti
The Americans were detained in Haiti for trying to take 33 children out of the country after the Jan. 12 earthquake have been charged with child kidnapping.
The poor girl on the far right doesn't look any older than 14 or 15, she probably was taken there by her parents.....such a sad situation
While Dunnski and I were driving to work yesterday we were listening to a story on NPR about the plight of the Haiten people and how 2 out 5 children in Haiti will die before their fifth birthday.
Knowing that statistic....how can we say these people are wrong for trying to save these children's lives?
I had a dream last night that I believe was as a consequence of trying to rationalize this story in my mind. I was in Afghanistan (of all places) and was in a line to get a ticket to ride a train. It was loud and there was so much noise. War was everywhere, I can remember feeling paralyzed with fear. I was wearing a veil and a long wrap, and I just kept thinking if I kept my head down and kept quiet, no one would notice me and I wouldn't get shot, for some reason, I had a really bad fear I was going to get shot. There was a lady with a toddler in line behind me and she didn't have enough money for her ticket and her son. (I had remembered that I had put a $10 bill in my wallet earlier in the day after a trip to the store - I do that a lot in my dreams - I go back and forth between real time and dream time - it's very strange), so I got out my wallet to get her the money. She thanked me, but told me American money was not accepted at the station. She began to tell me her son was ill and she was taking him to Kabul for medical care. He had a tumor in his brain and the doctors had told her it was curable, but he could only get the medical treatment he needed in the United States. She only kept going back to the doctors hoping they would have different news or improved medical care. Somehow, we both got on the train and during the ride we began talking about our children, it was during this time she asked me if I would take her son back with me to U.S. She said she knew I had children and I would take good care of him, and that she would rather say goodbye to him and know he would live and be happy...than to see him die in her arms knowing she could do nothing.
How could I say no?