I received the following email a short while ago from a dependable source. I have no further verification except that the LA City firefighters did in fact go to Haiti. If anyone has any supporting details, please provide them.
I just returned from Haiti with xxxxxxx. We flew in at 3 AM Sunday to the scene of such incredible destruction on one side, and enormous ineptitude and criminal neglect on the other.
Port o Prince is in ruins. The rest of the country is fairly intact.Our team was a rescue team and we carried special equipment that locates people buried under the rubble. There are easily 200,000 dead; the city smells like a charnel house. The bloody UN was there for 5 years doing apparently nothing but wasting US Taxpayers money. The ones I ran into were either incompetent or outright anti-American. Most are French or French speakers, worthless every damn one of them. While 1800 rescuers were ready, willing and able to leave the airport and go do their jobs, the UN and USAID (another organization full of little Obamaites and Communists that openly speak against America). These two organizations exemplified their parochialism by:
USAID, when in control of all inbound flights, had food and water flights stacked up all the way to Miami, yet allowed Geraldo Rivera, Anderson Cooper and a host of other left wing news puppies to land.
Pulled all the security off the rescue teams so that Bill Clinton and his wife could have the grand tour, whilst we sat unable to get to people trapped in the rubble.
Stacked enough food and water for the relief over at the side of the airfield then put a guard on it while we dehydrated and wouldn’t release a drop of it to the resuers.
No shower facilities to decontaminate after digging or moving corpses all day, except for the FEMA teams who brought their own shower and decon equipment, as well as air conditioned tents.
No latrine facilities, less digging a hole. If you set up a shitter, everyone was trying to use it.
I watched a 25 year old Obamaite with the USAID shrieking hysterically, berate a full bird colonel in the Air Force because he countermanded her orders whilst trying to unscrew the air pattern. ” You don’t know what your president wants! The military isn’t in charge here! We are!”
If any of you are thinking of giving money to the Haitian relief, or to the UN, don’t waste your money. It will only go to further the goals of the French and the Liberal left.
If we are a fair and even society, why is it that only white couples are adopting Haitian orphans? Where the hell is that vocal minority that is always screaming about the injustice of American society?
Bad place, bad situation, but a perfect look at the new world order in action. New Orleans magnified a thousand times. Haiti doesn’t need democracy. What Haiti needs is Papa Doc. That’s not just my opinion, that is what virtually every Haitian we talked with said. The French run the UN and treat us the same as when we were a colony. At least Papa Doc ran the country.
Oh, and as a last slap in the face, the last four of us had to take US AIRWAYs home from Phoenix. They slapped me with a 590 dollar baggage charge for the four of us. The girl at the counter was almost in tears because she couldn’t give us a discount or she would lose her job. Pass that on to the flying public.”
News of the LA Firefighters trip
From laist, January 12, 2010.
” Just three hours after the large 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti just before 2 p.m. PST, Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel are already mobilizing in case they are needed to fly out and offer aid. The 72-member team, made up of Urban Search and Rescue specialists, is referred to as California Task Force 2 (CA-TF2).”
From the Examiner, January 18, 2010.
“In Los Angeles, where earthquakes are inately on the minds of area residents, actions speak louder than words. So, when the Haiti catastrophe struck, the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Task Force 2 Search and Rescue team immediately readied for their trip to the devastated Caribbean naiton.
After several days of waiting to deloy, 72 highly trained professionals traveled to the Haiti to help in search-and-rescue efforts. Among those now in Haiti to help are firefighters, paramedics, rescue specialists, emergency room physicians, structural engineers, heavy equipment specialists, search dogs and handlers, hazardous material technicians, communications specialists, and logistics experts
“… these guys are… over there to be self-sufficient,” Los Angeles County Fire Department inspector Frederic Stowers said. “They’ll be working together. If necessary, they’ll coordinate with members of the U.S. Embassy in Haiti for translators. But these guys are trained to be self-reliant.”
Along with the search-and-rescue team now in Haiti, supplies that traveled along with these experts included 55,000 pounds of prepackaged tools and medical equipment to conduct help throughout the day and night.”