posted on Sep, 26 2005 @ 02:01 PM
Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
The point exactly, Nygdan. Why were there not enough state, county and municiple law officers available for the task?
Indeed, the national guard of the surrounding states should probably be exhausted before refering to contractors, but that is something that is up to
the state governors no? Also, what I'd've liked to've seen would've been for some state militias to assemble and mobilize to the region. Don't
how that sort of thing'd work out tho.
Why was the guard not readied when there was ample time to do so?
There's really only two possibilities. Gross stupidity, or a conspiracy.
Maybe it'll be the use of the German military, as our own military is spread out across the world doing the business of those in control of
Well, they are
rather unoccupied and certainly could help out as members of nato.....
A big concern too would be for the feds to abolish national guard units and replace them with federalized ones, to 'better coordinate movements, in
light of hte ineptitude of the katrina response, and even in light of the rita event which might've left texas short of guardsmen'.
Thats the problem with federalization, and by extension of logic globalization; it 'makes sense' to have a federal agency that is in charge of
disaster response, it makes sense to have the police-soldiers centralized and under one command to better use them. Then of course all the complaints
about centralization of power come into play, and now there's even the observation that it doesn't even work!
. Whats the sense of fema if it
can't get there within a week and can't coordinate the guard units without hiring mercs? Whats the sense of fema if it can't execute the
evacuation of houston and return?? The arguments for
centralization/federalization/globalisation (in terms of government anyway), fall to the
wayside. Meanwhile, the 'pros' of decentalization are still there and the added benefit of not having a dangerous concentration of power that can
potentially be abused get emphasized.