Originally posted by Towel
dmz, you're sounding more reasonable than usual in this thread, which makes me wonder if cracks are starting to appear in that levee in your head. Since you're stuffing that crack with a demonization of FEMA, try these on for size:
1. Who is the head of FEMA?
2. What is his professional training?
3. Who appointed him?
4. And, finally, which agency currently has primary responsibility for coordinating disaster relief like this?
Originally posted by Northgate
What would happen if a dirty bomb, or worse, were detonated in a major U.S. city?
Is this the kind of response we can expect?
WTF have we been doing for 4+ years?
This is exactly
a dry run for far worse than a dirty bomb.
I was willing to let FEMA get their crap in one sock for a day or two, but if this doesn't do a 180 in the next 24hrs., then you ALL need to to get POMs out to your representatives, get your wives, coworkers, kids, dogs on this, and raise HELL. State, local, letters to the editor, etc.
I'm not seeing much more than people getting snatched off rooftops. I understand that the the government doesn't wave a magic wand, and make everything better but this is getting a little weird. Filled the Astrodome already? how many refugees are we talking about? Where is the press? Where is any
estimates or analysis of what we are up against?
Maybe I'm getting caught up in an unrealistic 'can't the government just fix it' reductionism that is all too common.
What a mess.