Where Is The All Powerful Police State U.S.A. When The Typhoon Victims Need Help?Submitted by barracuda_trader on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 05:01
Where is the multitrillion dollar, policeman apparatus, of the world when you need it?
How about NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization that's always at the ready to 'intervene'?
When it's a bombing mission, they send billions, but when it's life saving they just 'pledge' millions.
I wonder if Michelle Obama is "proud of America" now?
Why didn't the all-knowing, all-seeing, NSA tip us off on where we needed to go and what we needed to do in the aftermath of the biggest storm to ever hit land anywhere in the world?
There's no money in helping the little brown people of the Philippines?
They only have a couple of C-130's that can evacuate a few hundred out of the thousands of people desperate and dying in the storm ravaged, country.
I guess America is only good at blowing countries up, with taxpayer funded bombs and missiles.
I guess the politically connected, campaign bundling, private corporations, don't see any way to skim taxpayer money off of relief efforts over there!
I guess nobody lobbied Barack Obama to get on board with a good photo-op for the people to see.
2 Planes, 3,000 People: Misery in Typhoon-Hit City
TACLOBAN, Philippines November 11, 2013 (AP)
When two Philippine Air Force C-130s arrived at the typhoon-wrecked airport here just after dawn Tuesday, more than 3,000 people who had camped out hoping to escape the devastation surged onto the tarmac past a broken iron fence. Only a few hundred made it aboard; the rest were left in a shattered, rain-lashed city short of food and water and littered with uncounted bodies.
Just a dozen soldiers and several police held the crowd back. Mothers raised their babies high above their heads in the rain, in hopes of being prioritized. One woman in her 30s lay on a stretcher, shaking uncontrollably.
"I was pleading with the soldiers. I was kneeling and begging because I have diabetes," said Helen Cordial, whose house was destroyed in the storm. "Do they want me to die in this airport? They are stone-hearted."
"We need help. Nothing is happening," said Aristone Balute, an 81-year-old who also didn't get a flight. "We haven't eaten since yesterday afternoon." Her clothes were soaked from the rain, and tears streamed down her face.