Friday, August 8, 2014


Yesterdays hearing were ridiculous, first you have Ken Issac's from Samaritans Purse located here in good old NC complaining about the reporting Then you have CDC director Tom Frieden , saying "Ebola's spread to the United States is inevitable due to the mature of global airline travel but any outbreak is not expected to be large"

Sounds like whistling in the dark This come s form the same agency that managed to expose over 80 of its staff to anthrax and had a vial of smallpox found during a routine audit not in secure storage. The problem with this if someone does screw up it gets out into the general population like a large metro area like Atlanta then we would have big problems. If you notice the rate of new cases is exponentially increasing and what is truly startling is the number of health care worker that have tested postie and have died from this disease.

I;m not sure why the State Department allowed these flights to come in bringing the Samaritan Purse volunteers, i;m not going to speculate or wear a tin foil hat but I would not have allowed it to happen. One thing we learn in EMS is triage and in this case bringing these people back to me was an unnecessary risk.

Is someone seriously going to contend that we could not have airlifted in what ever they needed to treat these people in West Africa, I would have to call them out on this.

I;d hate to think that there is an ulterior motive out there but I'm not to sure. The next few weeks it will be interesting to watch to see what happens. If the cases continue to rise and especially if cases start popping up in western countries then we may in fact have a much  bigger problem than the folks at CDC and WHO are letting on.

Links to Ken Issac

CDC director

Airstrikes authorized in Iraq

Finally the worthless hang wringing going on  in the White House has stop and they have authorized airstrikes to keep ISIS out of the northern city of Erbil and emergency air drop missions to Northern Iraq.
About time, the Kurd's have always been our allies and have taken a beating in recent days, In addition the cites and area under threat by these fundamentalist Islamic hordes is the traditional Christian part of Iraq.

The ISIS fanatics are of course Sunni's and I've heard all the arguments of not wanting to take sides as the current government is a Shiite minority. But enough is enough, we broke it and need to fix it.

What I'd like to know is who the money is behind the ISIS fundamentalist, here's looking at you House of Saud. The only reason I think this announcement came down  is the Saudi Royal family doesn't like what it see's and knows if this spreads south their own position could be in jeopardy.

I've said for years if they didn't have oil no one would give two cents for what goes on in this part of the world. But the whole damn planet needs energy to make our economies work so right now we are stuck.
Hopefully in the next few days we can do enough to halt the advance and do something to remedy this growing refugee problem.

What really sad is when this started and ISIS was coming down the road in columns south toward Baghdad we could have wiped them out and destroyed most of their equipment. This whole situation is another example of a completely  failed foreign policy as practiced by the current administration. Like it  or not without a strong and resolute America the world descends into chaos rather fast. This is what happens when the sheeple believe the marketing of Hope and Change.

F-15E Strike Eagle, ISIS nightmare

Quote of the day

“A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition.” ― Rudyard Kipling.

A-7's last demo

The Greek Air Force is the last user of the A-7 Corsair II better known as the SLUF. Once he backbone for Naval aviation strike and also used extensively by the USAF the A-7 has been in service for more than 50 years. Always a very accurate bombing platform the were a winner many times back in the day of the USAF Gun Smoke competition. Bot now time grows short they will all be retired from Greek Service by the end of Oct. Here is a shot taken at RAF Fairford  back in July during their Air Tattoo.