For those of you that follow Haiti news closely, you know that the UN gained some ground in Cite Soleil last week.
I have no official opinion on the UN occupation. Partly because it is really difficult to know what is true and what is rumor and partly because my personal exposure to them is limited - mainly it has been to try not to bop them in the face at the beach when they stare, take photos of my daughter, and wear their tiny little swim-suits.
I do think it is pretty dumb for them to be here if they are too chicken to take over gang controlled areas. The fact that they actually went in to try and get control of the situation in Cite Soleil is encouraging.
This blog piece offers a little insight into how the gangs and the UN response, along with the day-to-day problems, really do affect the average innocent Haitian citizen.