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Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by Simplynoone
Interesting. "Beach Reconaissance" That is what the article calls it. They received "ATV training."
Why would they need 200 to just patrol and map the beach? I can see the 30, especially if they have particular mapping skills, but not 200? Hell, they don't have 200 on the Arizona Border, why would they have 200 just in Bay County, FL???
Defense Secretary Robert Gates has authorized up to 17,500 National Guard troops to fight the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but only a fraction of that number has been deployed so far -- raising questions about where the troops are and why they have such a small presence.
A Defense official told Fox News that governors are afraid that activating more troops would be politically harmful, charging taxpayers a high cost for duties that won't keep troops busy.
Originally posted by Simplynoone
So they are downplaying the oil ordeal (in their newspapers)along the beaches of Panama City etc because they want tourists to come and spend money (which I understand sort of) ..and they have an ad to hire 100 workers (local) and BP has several people working as well ..So why the National Guard ? (There is 30 so far ..but they are gonna bring in 200 according to the article ) ...........
So where is Fema ..did BP take over the job of Fema ?