Thanks Mirlin, I'll tell you I've been very overwhelmed from the moment I saw the footage on the news and watched the people waiting for the relief.
I am x Air Force and I worked in a job called Aerial Delivery. I'm pretty up on everything we had to take care of different issues at hand as you
read in my letter to congress. The resources, supplies, equipment, manpower, etc. I was waiting for 4 days to see Pararescue and the helicopters I'm
so familiar with, if not the C130's come in to air drop what we had only flight minutes away from this area. That was my job and I'm no expert but I
know what I DIDN'T see. So many people right now are fighting about who is to blame, inside my heart I know who is to blame. There are various means
that we have to drop supplies, they were not put into effect until the public was in outrage. I also know how quickly we could have acted. I know for
FACT there was a time delay, for the life of me I just have not been able to find reason for it. This is what began my thought process of WHY. So many
people are going back and forth with the blame game right now, and I too felt race may have been an issue at first because I said to myself "why the
heck...." and that went on for hours and days for me.
Because of all the questions that went through my mind, it brought on an intense look at everything that has taken place, the entire picture, looking
at every issue. I've also confirmed all of my beliefs unfortunately with people at various active duty bases so I know for fact the call to order was
not placed upon Active Duty until after the public was already screaming. Why it wasn't done from the very minute we knew the widespread damage done,
is what I've wracked my brain with since the moment I knew of the devastation. This is all opinion now but what I am feeling with my heart as truth
so I can't really offer much information beyond what I believe has gone wrong here. I knew there was some kind of intentional delay, and I thought
"race?" but why! Actually more like "how dare them" because I knew what I did and what we have available and what we train for. The relief efforts
are used across the globe all the time so why weren't they put into use immediately. The call to active duty came so late that I couldn't find
reasoning. In all this wracking in my mind this is what I've come up with, knowing there was an intentional TIME frame, the reason as to why. I
completely see fault in the Commander in Chief for not putting the Active Duty military into play by giving the order to back up the National Guard in
their duties. At no other time would we allow for our "men" to deal with such an issue alone, I don't care about the state/federal issue because
even with all the red tape and such, at no other time would this have happened if there wasn't a reason to have such inaction as we all saw.
I couldn't for the life of me see the reasons as to WHY and with the background I have it just made me want to jump into the television. I cried for
days and days because I know what we had available at Kirtland Air Force Base and Patrick Air Force Base alone that could have done a hell of a lot
for the relief efforts. That is what our men and women train for all the time. Aerial Delivery is a part of a Special Operations Unit out there, we
had PLENTY of trained and qualified persons to take care of some necessary issues at hand. Hell, I didn't even see a damn 53 helicopter we had for
days and in speaking with one person there it was also confirmed those copters just sat there in the hangers.
I've had a lot of my own soul searching in this and like I said I'm no expert but I'll tell you 100% fact there was a time delay and it had nothing
to do with the issue of state/federal. I knew there was a reason all along, and now this is the conclusion I've come to. There was a reason to NOT
act as swiftly and a**-kicking as our military always does, but now I see it must have had to do with the environment there. As things began to occur
such as pulling people out of their homes, I knew there was more to that water then just "toxic chemicals". I don't remember anytime that the govt
would step in and force people out of their homes because of sewage and waste, if that was the case we would step into every flood across the country.
The only time I can think anything like that takes place is when there is nuclear contamination.
After days and days wracking my mind (and nights), I went to go to sleep about 5 nights ago and right when I laid down into bed I said "NUCLEAR POWER
PLANTS" I jumped up and rushed to the computer and haven't stopped the research since.
I WANT to find the answer because I know there was a time delay, I don't think I could live the rest of my life without a damn answer for this one. I
am VERY understanding of the idea that military cover-ups do exist, hell I was a part of one myself. I will say right off the bat I am very interested
in military issues/veterans issues and I fight for rights everyday. I run my own little Veterans group and most of my time is consumed with
researching, politics, foreign affairs issues, and military issues. I don't spend much time on the "conspiracy theory" issues but have a few
internet friends who are very into that kind of stuff. I've spoken out about military issues on online forums and such and although I have my own
person issues with some negative things that take place within the structure everyday, I try to work hard for those people who take the oath and serve
and try to protect their benefits such as health care, education, etc. I also fight like a champ to keep people from having to go through what I went
through in the military. It is a long story and I don't want to bore anyone but I will say cover-ups do exist.
I just never thought I'd get too into the cover-ups or conspiracy theories but in my brain search since Hurricane Katrina I think I've stumbled onto
one. I could be completely wrong but most of the time I'm right unfortunately
lol (aren't we all right all the time haha). It's funny because
I've talked on some forums before and I remember someone saying once, "you all bash her for issues she brings up and then turn on the news a few
months later and find out she was right". Not to toot my own horn but I'm pretty aware of military issues and such as I keep up with them all the
time now, it is pretty much a sick hobby of mine now. I also keep up on world events, news, and foreign affairs.
With that said I don't have TOO much to offer beyond what I've gathered and my thoughts on this. I believe a lot of times in the past with anything
"nuclear" the negative aspects are not brought to the eyes of the public for fear that the public will not support them. With all the protesting and
environmental issues that have come up over the years, those in the big money making plants really like to keep a low profile on such. The commander
in chief of the military did fail to execute our forces fast enough (just know there are PLENTY of military folks serving right now that want to just
jump out there and say it, but unfortunately they don't have the same rights to freedom of speech that we do. That is why I spoke for THEM and for
myself in writing Congress)....I just need the answer as to why. This is the best I can come up with and it puts me a bit more at ease inside now
knowing that there was in fact a REASON beyond issues such as race and other things that have come up. But on the other hand I see that there is even
more injustice done because of the fact 1. those who went in for relief were not made aware, which includes National Guard and Active Duty forces and
2. the American people are not being told of this great threat
I think they keep things such as this a secret, or at least in the past they have and were able to keep it under wraps for quiet some time but THIS
TIME we need to know NOW! If what I make of this is right, the entire country needs to be made aware of this before it is too late.
There are so many reasons THIS TIME to know, in the past we've had some isolated mistakes but this time the damage is far too spread. It's funny but
that thing I said about stuff being distributed out to the public, just today I heard something about Folgers Coffee prices going up but that they are
getting their coffee distributed. It makes me wonder about the great danger there really is in distributing stuff from this area throughout the
I'm also keeping a good look out on the Center of Disease Control to watch for anything that could be popping up that would be related to the
pollutants in the water. If you go to CDC, it was posted today that 30 people have infections of the external skin. I'm just waiting to find
information that I can pinpoint that this is the case. I fear though that
if it is, it is already way too late. I can't even find blame anymore if this
is the case, as much as I want to take out the Commander in Chief by the neck for all of this, I fear even more that he may have just been doing
what was best...to not send in more troops right from the get-go.
I just don't know anymore I'm at a loss but this is what I'm pin pointing as the problem. It is only my opinion.