Thursday, May 29, 2008

The world's greatest disaster relief organization

Here's one of those items that's making its way around the Internet. I comment below the star line.

Then there was a conference in France where a number of international engineers were taking part, including French and American. During a break one of the French engineers came back into the room saying, 'Have you heard the latest dumb stunt Bush has done? He has sent an aircraft carrier to Indonesia to help the tsunami victims. What does he intend to do, bomb them?'

A Boeing engineer stood up and replied quietly: 'Our carriers have three hospitals on board that can treat several hundred people; they are nuclear powered and can supply emergency electrical power to shore facilities; they have three cafeterias with the capacity to feed 3,000 people three meals a day, they can produce several thousand gallons of fresh water from sea water each day, and they carry half a dozen helicopters for use in transporting victims and injured to and from their flight deck. We have eleven such ships; how many does France have? '


The U. S. military is the world's greatest international relief organization, bar none.

When great calamities strike and our military is allowed to help, it's almost always there first with the most; providing aid while the U. N. announces "the secretary-general is sending observers to assess the situation and plan relief operations."

Relief work is often very dangerous. The danger can come from natural causes such as earthquake aftershocks; the chaos and health risks caused by the loss of essential services such as water and electricity; and there are frequently the dangers posed by thug "leaders" who want a large large slice of the relieve aid only for their own purposes.

In every part of the world, under horrific conditions the U. S. military has performed splendid relief work for which it receives very little credit from anyone, including our own MSM.

Ask yourself how often you heard about the U. S. military's magnificent relief work in Afghanistan in late Fall 2001. It prevented a famine which had been predicted to take between 1 to 3 million lives.

You didn't hear about that near as often as you heard about Abu Ghraib, did you?

The next time you see a member of our armed forces, remind yourself you're looking at a member of the world's greatest disaster relief organization.

Don't expect MSM to remind you.


Archer05 said...

John, I had to share today’s global warming chuckle with you.

A Russian eco-expedition ship got stuck in the Arctic ice, and could not continue their fact-gathering expedition about how disappearing ice is proof of the horrible effects global warming is having on the environment.

‘Algore’ is offering his abundant supply of ‘Hot Air’ to help melt the disappearing ice and rescue the stranded ship.