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    This photo shows a common scene in present day Haiti. The country is overrun with protests, burning, gangs, kidnapping, and criminal activities in general

    20th of November, 2021. International News. United States of America, Haiti

    Last updated: November 20, 2021 at 11:54 am

    More than 30 days after the kidnapping of 16 Americans and 1 Canadian by one of Haiti’s most notorious gangs, the American military refuses to move a muscle the direction of rescuing these people.

    On the 16th of October, 2021, a Haitian gang called 400 Mawozo kidnapped 17 North Americans – 16 Americans and 1 Canadian, which includes five men, seven women, and five children. The victims were reportedly doing charitable work in the country of Haiti and were returning from an orphanage which they helped to build when the kidnapping took place. The gang is demanding a 17 million US dollars ransom for their release.

    One can only imagine the horrors that these people might be facing at the hands of those savage criminals and the conditions under which they are being held. What’s worse is that Haitian media reports that “the majority of women kidnapped by these gangs are subject to sexual abuse and gang rapes.” I’m not saying that that actually happened in the case of the 17 kidnapped Americans and Canadian, but I’m saying that these people are obviously not in good hands nor in a good place right now, and drastic measures is needed to rescue them.

    Now would be a good time to let these criminals feel the fury of the United States military, but so far, no military operation are underway. Joe Biden said he is “doing everything he can” to free the hostages. However, it is unclear what that means.

    Meanwhile, Christian Aid Ministries, based in the USA, to which the kidnapped missionaries are attached, has said that they are praying for both the victims and the kidnappers. Further, some of the families of those kidnapped have said they “love” the men who kidnapped the missionaries and are praying for their salvation and that they would come to know Christ.

    While the victims are partly to be blamed for their misfortunate by imprudently venturing out into Haiti under these circumstances, the complete inaction of the United States government is appalling. It is unlikely that a gang of a few hundred untrained thugs with a few guns and grenades can stave off the world’s most powerful military, and one would expect little resistance from the Haitian government which should be extremely happy to rid the country of this gang.

    Just as every American rises up and joins forces to defend this great land when it comes under enemy attack, so should the US government consider every American life precious. And there is no better time than now for Americans to stand in solidary with their fellow Americans kidnapped abroad. It is time the Biden Administration stop acting like a weakling and take decisive steps to bring the hostages home.

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