January 28, 2010
Posted: 1705 GMT

For very different reasons, and under very different circumstances, both Afghanistan and Haiti's long-term issues continue to dominate headlines at the IDesk today.

At a conference in London today, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said that his country's security forces would need at least a decade of training and financial support. Western powers and international partners are frustrated that all the money and resources that have been spent over the last eight years on Afghanistan are not producing the results they want.

Karzai may be talking a decade, but the U.K Prime Minister gordon Brown isn't: he said the moment for Afghanistan is "decisive" and that a a significant turning point needs to occur by the middle of next year.

Here in Haiti, too, the longer term needs could well be what determines whether this country will get back on its feet, and whether it can overcome the chronic issues that have weighed it down for so long: political mismanagement, corruption, joblessness.

The "decade" timeline is also something we hear a lot in relation to reconstruction in Haiti. But when you see the scale of the destruction and the state of this country's infrastruction – not to mention the central government's own shortcomings – it is hard to imagine that even that time frame is realistic.

We spent the afternoon in a neighborhood flattened by the earthquake, where homeless residents have set up a microcosm of village life in what was once a football pitch.

The place is orderly, organized, kept as clean as possible. There is a medical station and a tiny food stall. People there are trying to live as normal and digified life as possible amid the agony.

A short term solution, at best.

We will be featuring this story at the International Desk today.

Also, today, we will look into Toyota's massive recall. We will ask if the Japanese carmaker is paying for its stellar growth.

And we will tell you all you need to know about Apple's iPad. Is it worth the money? Does it really have a market? And a little something on how the gadget's name is making some people giggle.

See you at the IDesk,


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Erik Wassenich   January 28th, 2010 6:57 pm ET

More than $2-billion have been donated for Haiti. The money must be used for the shelters that are being shipped to Haiti, it should be used to employ Haiti men to clear away the rubble in Port-au-Prince, help with the reconstruction. Good organization and management seem to be missing. There should be more action, less talk.

A. Smith, Oregon   January 29th, 2010 12:13 am ET

Afghanistan President Karzi is attempting to milk the American taxpayers for yet another decade of pouring billions of taxpayer dollars into his corrupt pockets.

Listen up Karzi, President Obama is pulling the plug on continuing to prop up your corrupt leadership in your corrupt government next year.

American engineers should draw up simple floor plans for Concrete Geodesic domes to be inexpensively made in Haiti that with adequate steel rebar reinforcements would be Hurricane proof and nearly indestructible in moderate earthquakes.

Add two or three solar panels for simple interior lighting which would add jobs here in America to produce them and you have a inexpensive home that is reasonably cool in the hot tropic environment, nearly indestructible in a Hurricane and Moderate Earthquake zone and practical to mass produce.

Get the Federal AmeriCorps etc. involved, provide American's that are currently unemployed without any hope nor chance of being gainfully employed for another year or longer, with transportation and temporary housing trailers in Port au Prince to help in the rebuilding effort in exchange for a reasonable hourly wage and educational grants.

Roger Aertgeerts   January 29th, 2010 1:57 pm ET

Hi Hala

Thanks for the views from the camp where people organized themselves, swept the streets, disposed of garbage etc. To keep social order voluntarily on a community basis is indeed a good sign for future reconstruction.

If people need food and water distribution, I wonder how the CNN team is doing out there. Do you and your crew live in a hotel where there is still water and food? Is there a sompuous CNN yot anchoured just out the coast? Are you living on a US carrier and shuttling in by helicopter? A few works on how life is for the people who make these reports would be interesting.

All the best, stay healthy and continue the interesting views and report from wherever your assignments take you.


A. Smith, Oregon   January 29th, 2010 10:37 pm ET

Here in Oregon, Pacific Domes is producing as many temporary shelters as their crew can put together and ship those to the waiting homeless in Haiti.

Providing shelter to the displaced Haitian people is enormous! America should be flooding Haiti with surplus tropical hammocks which contain mosquito netting and could help serve as temporary shelter when the tropical rains begin to pelt Haiti this coming May.

Tent citys is not a very good answer to a Hurricane region where they would invariably be destroyed and blown away in the midst of the first storm of the year. Geodesic Domes are very easily set-up and are much more resistant to high winds.

As previously mentioned, Concrete Geodesic Dome homes reinforced with steel rebar would in my opinion be the ideal solution to quick and effective permanent housing for the hundreds of thousands of displaced Haitians.

Ok, the world largely was unable to move swiftly enough to adequately supply the enormous medical needs for Haitians that were crushed by inadequate concrete buildings in Port au Prince and outwards on the island. With the rain season 4 months from now, there is plenty of time for the world to flood temporary shelters into Haiti to help stem the flow of death and dieing from exposure to the elements.

Basim Al Qassim   February 2nd, 2010 3:26 pm ET


Mr. Karazai was never an honest person, neither to the Allied forces nor to his nation or people, I believe he is actually interested in keeping the chaotic situation in Afghanistan to keep milking out legal cash from the world governments.

When evaluating the situation and what actions to be taken, I think a World Government to take the responsibility from Karazai and Set the record Straight once and for all, "Come on 10 years of Training!" it will not take 3 Years to finalize the full matters in and Around Afghanistan.

See you at the IDesk,

Basim Al Qassim

Basim Al Qassim   February 2nd, 2010 3:31 pm ET


Donations is not what this Country needs to start with, they Need a Government, they need a real government, a governing body which could take real measurable actions to going forward, it has been more than 3 weeks now and all what we see is further deterioration of the lives of individuals in Haiti, that cannot be fixed.

it breaks my heart to see people taking advantage of Haiti.

See you at the IDesk,

Basim Al Qassim

Anthony Hopkins   March 3rd, 2010 10:30 pm ET

Romance Scam and Supreme Ponzi Scheme that is being conducted in all USA major cities. It is also being conducted in Belize, Canada, Accra, Ghana, United Kingdom, Kenya, Japan, China, Cuba, Australia, and all countries in South America and the Carribean. I know because I was scammed out of over $8,000 dollars be the defendants, and my own friends. I was deceived and fooled by the defendants and her own family members. A sweep of all USA major cities by law enforcement cybercrimes unit need to be conducted now.

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I want to inform you that you have a resident that lives in your town who is wanted for Wire Fraud. Her name is Priscilla Linette Addy. She was born on April 9, 1972. She is considered as a Flight Risk because she has unresolved criminal issues in the Charlotte, NC Area. She has posted bail and is supposed to remain in Charlotte, North Carolina until her legal issues has been resolved. She lives in the East Penebrook Road Area in Hampton Virginia. I will submit her information now.

Priscilla Linette Addy is her full name. Her sister's name is Sharon Deshay Addy. Her sister is a little larger than Priscilla. Priscilla uses her sister's pictures to think that every man is getting the right picture of her. This is not the case. She uses pictures of her friends to deceive men as well. Priscilla Linette Addy is a very dishonest woman. Priscilla does not care about anyone earning a lower amount of money. She is very cold, distant, deceptive, and she tells lies every single day. She has been retrieving illegal Western Union Wire Funds that were destined for Accra Ghana for many years. She is one who loves to live inside of her own lies. When she tells you that she loves you, she really does not. She only wants your hard earned money. She has computer devices at her apartment that will make you think that you are actually talking to her when you are not.

Priscilla Addy masterminded and planned to scam hard working men out of their money. Priscilla always plan to deceive hard working people each day. Priscilla Addy orchestated the interceping of Western Union Wire Funds from the very beginning. She and her conspirators scammed me Anthony Joseph Hopkins out of $8000 dollars in Western Union Wire Funds. It was also a romance scam in the first place. She really didnt love me as a person from the very beginning. She pretended to love me and she used me in the process. If she really didnt want an intimate relationship with me, she could have told me directly to my face and I would have accepted it. The money would have stopped coming to her a long time ago. Priscilla Addy is very impatient, selfish, arrogant, callous, distant, cunning, and she has homicidal ideations. She is one who does not like going to jail as a punishment. She uses emails such as, She also has an and a hotmail account. Priscilla Addy steals identities from hard working women by stealing their social security numbers, birth certificates, and Western Union Wire Funds from other women. Priscilla Addy is one who does not like the great outdoors. She does not like animals inside of her house. She does not like all day cleaning. Priscilla Addy, Sharon Addy, Prince Addy, of Ghana, Jeffrey Hendricks of Consumer Casket Company here in Charlotte, and Eugene Teiko of Ghana are responsible for illegally intercepting wire funds and scamming honest people.

Priscilla Addy had men to kill for her in the past. She has more male friends then female friends. Priscilla Addy has been topless dancing since she was 18 years old. She gets an adrenaline rush from it. She is one who have men around her on a daily basis. Her favorite sex positions are the one when she is on top and she goes wild and it makes men feel good all together. Priscllla Addy is very seductive but she is very dangerous. She loves having sex on a daily basis and she will do anything to keep the men in her life well pleased. Priscilla Addy is one who might enjoy the company of both sexes simultaneously. It takes someone who really know her to tell you that.

Priscilla Addy, Sharon Addy, Prince Addy, Jeffrey Hendricks, and Eugene Teiko have been involved in intercepting illegal Western Union Wire Funds for 3 years. Mr. Jeffrey Hendricks pays all of her bills for her at her apartments. She works from 6:00PM to 2:30AM in the morning as a nightclub stip club dancer at many of the area exclusive nightclubs in Charlotte, NC. She has been dancing and probably is one who is still dancing right now. Mr. Jeffrey Hendricks met Priscilla Addy on March 12, 2008 at one of the nightclubs and he is married to Ginger Hendricks his wife of many years. Instead of being in Accra Ghana, she moved here to Charlotte, undetected to me. Mr. Hendricks paid her whole night tab with his money that he had given her. This is $800.00 dollars per night and probably a whole lot more. Unknown to me, they have been intimate and they are currently engaging in an intimate relationship with each other. Therefore, leaving his wife in a really bad position and causing their marriage to strain by a choice of his own. She uses an I phone that I bought for her last year with my own money. She pretends to get up at 1:00PM GMT when someone calls her from her Vonage International Phone Service. She has specific numbers that she uses to deceive men in pretending that she is in Accra, Ghana when she is not. Priscilla Addy uses other women's email addresses and steals their identities without letting them know it. Priscilla is a computer hacker. She will get access to other people's bank accounts without their consent.

Priscilla is the type of person who will kill you while you are sleeping. If she is angry with a man, she will have you hurt fatally. She will encounter in any premeditated acts of violence. Priscilla Addy will have other men to kill for her for sexual favors. Priscilla and Sharon were abused by their father when they were young. Her father was a British National and her mother a native of Accra Ghana. Priscilla is very intelligent young lady. She is one who does not like fat men whatsoever. She does not like men drinking excessively around her. Her father was an alcoholic and he used to abuse her and her sister and mother. Domestic violence played a major role in her life growing up. She cries excessively especially when she is being severely criticized. Priscilla Linette Addy does not like to accept the truth.

Priscilla Addy is the type that always blame others for own problems. She does not know how to take full responsibility for her actions. Priscilla understand very well what morals and values are. However, she has the tendency to act childlike even as an adult. She acts as if she has never has anything in her entire life. Priscilla Addy is a socialite. She likes going to nightclubs, dancing and dancing in front of the one that she loves to perform for. Priscilla has knowledge in many areas. She is very meticulous, calculating, cunning, baffling, and dangerous whenever she does not get whatever she does not get things her way. Priscilla loves and lives in a very clean house. In essence, she is a very lazy woman. She spends too much time inside of the restroom. She will not clean up her own house. The men that she entertains clean up her house for her. She is one who enjoys watching her own videos and pornography.

Priscilla lives in Charlotte, North Carolina since March 12, 2008. She has moved 3 times within the past 18 months. She lives in apartments that are all utilities paid. She is originally from Hampton, Va and she also used to live in Reading United Kingdom, surburb and outside of London. She works as a nightclub dancer at Onyx, Mistics, 148, and many other places that she feel that she can make money. Priscilla earns $800.00 dollars per night. She earns more money than the other women and that in turn has cause conflicts between her and the other dancers. She also shows her online dance rountines to men for a specific price. She is Mr. Jeffrey Hendricks mistress. She has a Vonage International Phone Account. She as a smart phone that she uses on a daily basis. She has a local 980 phone number however it cannot be traced. She has hacking tendencies. She drives a 2010 Chevy Impala Black Color. She travels with Mr. Jeffrey Hendricks on a daily basis as well as on weekend trips to Atlanta, GA.

Priscilla Addy tells each person to send each of the Western Union Wire Funds to Accra Ghana rather than USA locations. But she tells each person to put the Wire funds in her name and in some cases with or without Id. Priscilla Addy is currently living in University City and has a very large apartment. During the time when Priscilla travels she and her entourage are responsible for stealing visas from deserving people and they alter the documents. She also tells men to send money to her brother Prince Addy's name in Accra, Ghana. She also has someone who is supposed to be her landlord named Eugene Teiko. This persons assumes the identity Mr. Jeffrey Hendricks. Eugene is supposed to be her landlord at a house she used to rent in Accra, Ghana. Mr. Jeffrey Hendricks also has a Vonage International account. He has an international phone number as well. He also plays the role as a banker in Accra, Ghana.

Jeffrey Hendricks role in all of this is simple. He sends Priscilla anywhere around the world that she really wants to go. She and Him also play a specific role in a pyramid scheme to illegally intercept wire funds that are destined for Accra, Ghana. These Wire funds were obtained at local check cashing places, Western Union Locations not only here in Charlotte, but areas in the USA, Ghana, and United Kingdom. So far Priscilla Addy has received a total of $8,000 dollars in my name alone. Prince Addy received a total of $2,000 dolllars and Mr. Eugene Teiko received a total close to $3000 this year alone. All of these funds went directly to Priscilla Addy of Charlotte, NC.

Remember, Priscilla Addy talks like a British National and a little girl. She is one who has many email accounts and she frequent dating sites as well. Priscilla Addy shares an email account with three other women for the sole purpose of getting men to send them money each week. Her international phone numbers are as follows: 011233245784839 and 011233246469814. Priscilla has been involved in stealing female identities from her home computer. She has very sophisticated equipment and she will deceive you if you are not aware of it. She has an active USA Passport. She as Visa Papers to Ghana, Malaysia, United Kingdom, and other locations. Priscilla Addy is a flight risk and should be detained immediately. All of the wire funds in her name were illegally intercepted at Western Union Locations in USA. They were originally supposed to go directly to Accra Ghana.

Priscilla and I met on the website during the summer of 2007. I met her while I was instant messaging and I also read her profile. This was during the time that I was an employee at UNCC. For instance, my supervisor, Mr. Brad Arnold saw me chatting with her on the 7th floor computer. He was very upset about it. I told her that my boss was here and I had to get to work. Otherwise I could have gotten fired that day. I used to talk to her on the phone each day on her international phone number. She was living in New York during the time. Her sister Sharon Addy has been here several times while spending time at her residence of Hampton Virginia. The last time Priscilla Addy received any wire funds from me was on March 27, 2009. She had moved from her Hampton, VA residence and moved directly to Charlotte, on March 12, 2008. She uses other pictures of her friends and her sister Sharon Addy to send to men thinking that it is her. We had spent many hours online together and she used to call me her husband. At least I actually thought she was in Accra and she was living here in Charlotte, NC all along.

Priscilla Addy is one who is very deceptive and she loves being in the company of men with a whole lot of money. She loves older men simply because she looks for security and financial stability. However, some men are completely broke by spending all of their hard earned money on her. She has grown to be accustomed to playing the role of any married man's mistress. We call this second fiddle!!!!!! Priscilla Addy is the type of person who does not like to struggle. Priscilla is one who tells lies each and everyday of the week. Her entire life has been nothing but complete lies. Priscilla Addy loves to entertain her men for money. She loves the finer things in life, Priscilla Addy and Jeffrey Hendricks have been romantically involved for over 18 months now. She calls him husband. I have to be honest, when Mr. Hendricks met Priscilla on March 12, 2008 he had spent over $3000 on her instead of paying his bills at his own house. He has been neglecting his own wife and child for so long that it caused many issues to unravel in their marriage. Therefore, Mr. Jeffrey Hendricks is in the company of here at this present time. Mr. Jeffrey Hendricks is currently $2,500 dollars in his own family home property taxes. Is that a shame or what!!!!!!!

Western Union Wire Funds Transfer Numbers MTCN 444-851-6568, dated July 10th for $105.00 There are many of these numbers but I will reveal them now. 993-468-5378, 370-254-3943, 591-217-1777. 067-714-0239-649-621-7339, 570-970-4512, 101-527-2659, 455-519-0900, 682-901-0700, 782-404-2327, 920-132-1110, 200-916-9647, 572-361-8488, 753-211-1670, 667-860-9949, 882-380-5286, 557-983-2580, 090-520-4578, 328-645-9815, 905-771-1657, 686-947-8251, 905-900-1695, 983-893-1158, 891-878-8762, 121-070-8162, 240-566-2993, 886-842-4350, 686-947-8251, 353,-343-0543, 466-589-5268, 085-896-5945, 268-537-4207, 761-990-0413, 367-737-2485, 865-974-6877, 087-745-6781, 323-238-6102, 296-305-4197, 783-321-4712, 766-555-6852, 577-493-2135, 818-456-3250, 266-113-1379, 528-833-3885, 802-433-5403.

I have been very nice enough to send this young lady all of my money and I also got evicted out of my apartment with Mission Reedy Creek. There are over 140 Western Union Wire Funds Receipts that I have saved. I had to evern donate my own blood for money to send her as well as borrowing money from many members of my own church and family to assist her. I am ruined and I feel ashamed.

I have spent a total of 51 days in the hospital all due to Priscilla Addy and her gang cohorts who were trying to kill me on October 13, 2009. I have suffered from a Grand Mal Seizure all simply because I was not taking my medication. During the entire month of October, I have endured so much pain and suffering from being evicted from my room inside of a boarding home on 1857 Brownstone Street. The gentleman who was supposed to own the home really did not own the home. Mr. Jeffrey Hendricks ousted me from the property by calling the police on me and therefore, I was ousted. Although I paid him my rent on September 30th 2009 at the Harris Teeter Grocery Store parking lot at 12:45PM. We actuallly got into an argument simply because he did not give me a receipt. I continued to stay at the property until October 6, 2009. We got into an altercation because he was talking on the phone to Priscilla Addy; the woman who was supposed to be engaged to me. What he did not know is that she called me one hour later. Therefore, I am in pain and I am literally ill from dealing with her and sending her money. What she did not know is that her gang cohorts are very sophisticated. She is affiliated with the Latin Kings. They have Chapters in Miami, Florida, Chicago, Illinois, Atlanta, Georgia, Seattle, Washington, and Los Angeles, California. They also have members who are from the Harlem Kings and all over the New York City Area. She is called a Queen when she is really a Lewd Woman. She has been called Leftovers and Second Fiddle. I really had a lot of strong feelings for this woman but she continues to lie, cheat and toss herself around like pancakes. Her family members I assisted because I thought she was a real quality woman, when she is not. She has a propensity to use other peoples passports and traveling papers to go to other countries. She is a computer hacker and is capable of overriding mainframe systems. She is a worker in the Information Technology Department at one of the businesses in your town. She needs to be detained immediately. She does not have a Vonage phone account. She uses someone else’s phone account to make phone calls to Africa to try to deceive me. She has been deceiving me for 2 years now. In addition, she currently lives on 101 Penebrook Avenue Hampton, VA 28664. She also continues to participate in exotic dancing jobs for money. Furthermore, she also has Special Operations surveillance equipment following me on a regular basis. There were individuals from my hometown of Dayton, Ohio who were following me during the week of January 6, 2010 and January 13, 2010. Also, her sister Sharon Addy and her own cousin Prince Addy also scammed me out of money during the period of August of 2008 to January of 2009. He currently lives in Manasses , VA. I also sent money to her own friend Bridgette Dardin as well. I have all of my Western Union receipts during the time I had affiliated with Priscilla Addy, Prince Addy, Eugene Teiko and Bridgette Dardin. I actually knows what she looks like because I had chatted with her on Black Planet to begin with. Our primary intentions was to get married, but instead she scammed me out of over $8000 dollars.

If she was living in Charlotte, NC I sure paid the rent. No man took care of her but me. If she didn’t want a relationship with me, she should have told me to my face and I would have cut everything off within 60 days. She told me that she was in Accra, Ghana on March 24, 2009 and it turns out she was living in Charlotte, NC off of Hoskins Rd and Hunters Crossing Drive off of East Harris Boulevard inside of apartments that I was paying for with my hard earned money. At that time, I worked at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Circle K stores on 7301 Plaza Rd Charlotte, NC 28215 and Bank of America Stadium 800 South Mint Street Charlotte, NC 28204. The address at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is 9201 University City Boulevard Charlotte, NC 28223. I had to use one of her profiles to gain the address in Charlotte because our relationship was not going anywhere and I felt used and like a fool. It is mighty funny that she would have me killed. I am the person who helped her and her so called family. She has sent me pictures of her that were not her in the first place to try to deceive me. I have those pictures as well. I already know what she look like and I will never forget her face ever in life. I was evicted out of my own apartment at Mission Reedy Creek 4330 John Penn Circle on November 24, 2008 sending her money trying to help her. Priscilla Addy had a sexual relationship with Mr. Jeffrey Hendricks who is the owner of Consumer Casket Company in Charlotte, NC. I repeat if she did not want a relationship with me, she should have told me within 30 to 60 days. It would not have been a problem. Just tell me in my face and pay me the money that I had sent you. Mr. Jeffrey Hendricks followed me around the city of Charlotte, NC while Priscilla Addy was at work at one of the entertainment venues in town. If she had intentions to bite off the hand that feeds you, that is really messed up. I really loved her to the fullest and she hurt me to the core of my heart.

The suspects in the case are Eugene Teiko, Sharon Addy, Prince Addy, Bridgette Dardin and Priscilla Yu Addy. They continue to scam men out of thousands of their hard earned money by being dishonest and disrespectful all of the time. I only want a face to face interview with all of the defendants prior to appearing in court so that we all can establish closure. I really think if Priscilla Addy and the others would have commonsense to talk with me face to face, we can make an agreement upon payment installments and I will be okay with this. However, it appears that no one does not want to talk to me at this time. Sharon Addy is also responsible for receiving Western Union Funds that were supposed to belong to her own sister. Although many women in the United States had gained access to the woman that I loved email account, all of those funds belonged to the original Priscilla Addy. The woman that I started a relationship in the first place. She knows that we started chatting on BlackPlanet.Com and from there, we officially kicked things off. It is on March 24, 2008 is when she was supposed to moved to Accra, Ghana when she moved to Charlotte, NC without telling me. Yes, I am hurt and upset because all of the money through Western Union was supposed to be in her hands. She also told me that she was from New York when it turns out that she was living in Hampton, Virginia. Priscilla Addy the woman that I started talking to on Black Planet deceived me as well as others. I know that Priscilla Addy really does not like performing in front of others. She is a very private person and one who is extremely intelligent. The charges consists of the following, identity fraud, wire fraud, forgery, attempted murder, and stalking. It was she and her members of her family and members of the Latin King and Queen Nation as well as other street gangs in the USA who were trying to kill me. The Priscilla Addy that I know suffers from stage fright and is extremely camera shy. The jobs that she has had in the entertainment industry are jobs that are not of her character. I am looking for her as well as others to repay me the money that I had sent them through Western Union Funds. Her Cousin Prince Addy lives in Manasses, VA and is still scamming others out of money. He is a very bright and intelligent young man and I do not understand why he would engage in these sorts of things. All of the Western Union Funds were picked up in USA check cashing places instead of going to Accra Ghana. This makes me feel very disappointed that others are taking the money that belong to the original Priscilla Addy I started talking to in the first place. When I take care of a woman and family, I really do that as a person. The original Priscilla Addy I started talking to on Black deserved every penny of that money. I still consider her as my wife and I have deep feelings for her and no other woman. Now, I do have to mention that there are more people that were using her email address to scam other men all across the world out of their hard earned money. Eugene Teiko and Bridgette Dardin as well as Prince Addy were not supposed to receive any of that money that belonged to the original Priscilla Addy

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