Can ports in the Dominican Republic be of any use to land supplies by sea and then transport them by truck to Haiti?
That appears to be the plan. That seems to be how the media has gotten there.
Well if WE can think of it, and the MEDIA can think of it, why is it taking so long? And what will it take to get the airport open? The port looks like a longer-term project...
My heart aches.
"Well if WE can think of it, and the MEDIA can think of it, why is it taking so long?"
Good question, but keep in mind we don't know that aid agencies haven't thought of it.
Seems there is a similar option for the air angle. Get one tanker in there, clear out the planes that don't have fuel to leave then stage flights to & from Port au Prince through the Dominican Republic. Or do triangular flight plans: US to PaP to DR for fuel to return to the US.
Given how its looking, a berlin airlift style effort may be necessary in coming days. From NPR this AM, water is a growing short-term concern, which would be an astronomically expensive thing to fly in, but if that's what it takes...
They don't have much choice but to wait for the military since it's going to require a transportation infrastructure.
I was thinking of the Berlin Airlift too. Frankly, sending a few planes over to make some noise alone would probably lift some spirits so people realize they haven't been forgotten. It certainly has to seem that way to them at the moment.