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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:49 PM
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19. You don't need a runway for a SuperHook (SkyCrane) or a Chinook loaded with gear. First
send in a security team, then bring in the supplies.

I'm trying not to crack on the Administration on this one, but it seems that there was not much "out of the box" thinking AGAIN. It's certainly not the President's fault since he relies upon his Sec Def and Commanders for the straight skinny.

Palast's points about the water and other FEMA supplies seem legit to me.

One possibility is that they would have had to use airborne combat groups to jump in and secure some of these areas. But since our troops are stretched so thin, they may be worried about someone EVIL taking advantage of the situation to do something somewhere else that would require us to send the standby groups that had to go to Haiti.

Hey, I'm trying to put a good face on this thing.


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