The fact that these people are not being medically inspected or quarantined is highly significant. Anybody with a measure of common sense or who knows anything about emergency medicine and disaster management would never allow the entry and subsequent dispersal of these people all over the United States. That is simply criminal and malfeasance, and misfeasance of office. They are being dumped unsupervised in town and cities far and wide and pose a first class medical disaster waiting to happen. You do your medical screening and prophylaxis protocols at the point of entry and not at the destination where even the conveyance can be the carrier of deadly disease.
You can only imagine the resulting disaster if we get hit with an infectious disease scenario involving a multitude of highly contagious pathogens. Our resources at every level will be soon exhausted and crisis managers overwhelmed.
What is so absurd about this Kabuki theater is that Obama’s minions are emphatically denying any threat to Americans and have engaged official and unofficial apologists to attack anyone saying otherwise. Then we have politicians telling us we have to submit to this because of the children and that immigration is the American way. We have seen reports of federal SWAT teams to be deployed to Border Patrol processing centers throughout America to face a rising tide of protest and dissent over Obama’s immigration policy of dumping illegals anywhere in the US. This implies the use of force to exact compliance with not only questionable policy, but with the Administration’s flagrant breach of its own laws. Before moving on let’s look briefly at the US disaster response system.
US DISASTER RESPONSE PARADIGM
Overview: The American disaster system is predicated on a cascading series of failure protocols. Imagine a stepped waterfall, with each step cascading down to the next from the top. Each step has its own system and SOPs leading to the next, and its own chain of command, response procedures, personnel, and C4I (command, control, communications, cyber, intelligence), supplies and equipment. Police, emergency medical, rescue and fire are all part of this. Some agencies may be more specialized than others due to their particular locations and threat contingencies, such as range fires, water, mountain, collapsed structure extrication, and rescue. The overall scene and incident command is flexible. In some instances, a police officer may be in charge, a fire official or a disaster response coordinator. The system flows from-
1. Local incident agencies to-
2. County incident agencies to-
3. State incident agencies to-
4. Regional agencies to-
5. Federal agencies (buck stops there)
Thus, if one level is overwhelmed the next level is tasked to respond and to cope with the situation, and is authorized to call for outside resources to assist. Many agencies have inter-agency agreements and protocols arranged in advance as to what person or agency is to lead, and what agencies are to support. This is a good system. The disaster incident and response array is integrated…more or less, and operates wthin a common Incident Command System. In sum, the American system works very well as long as three factors are present and maintained.
a. All personnel have the required training and are competent individuals
b. There is agreement on coordination, command and control
c. There is exists some sort of functional government and decision maker/s on the scene
The United States in the last 20 years has made enormous strides and efforts to improve disaster response and training for emergency services personnel. Many agencies have regular hands on training exercises, special courses, and advanced training at mock disaster scenes. Disaster engineering is now an accepted field of study. Disaster technology, while improving has not kept pace with other applications. There are many lacks in lightweight portable, easy to use and repair disaster equipment. On average, the majority of disaster responders are well trained and capable people at the field operations level. IMO and based on 20 some years of experience, where we have real problems with personnel competency is at the top. Careerists, suck asses, and fools abound in upper management. Incompetents instead of being booted out are often booted upstairs and this can have fatal results.
Coordination and smooth inter-agency operations are usually achieved. Sure, there is always some friction, some degradation of effort when working with outsiders, but generally, people strive to perform their best, as long as you do not have some psychopathic control freak in overall command (you’d be surprised at the number of those in the system) making bad decisions and unnecessarily risking lives.
As long as some resemblance of government exists with decision makers still emplaced, the system generally works. However the entire system is dependent on government existing with people present that are able and capable of making decisions. If that is not present, then the entire system collapses in on itself. This then is the key weakness. We saw that emphatically dramatized with Hurricane Katrina and the horrible response effort from FEMA and the bitter inter-agency fighting between local, state and federal personnel.
There is one other level to a disaster response, and that is the individual and community level that can either boost or undermine the entire system. Officials because of stupidity, arrogance or for whatever reason rarely include individual capabilities and resources in plans and operations. Individuals in many, many instances have special training and capabilities and emergency gear on hand that can add to the overall relief and mitigation efforts. This level was an active component of the former Civil Defense system (CD) during the Cold War that unfortunately has been abandoned.
Note: This may surprise you, but one of the very worst disaster response agencies I ever worked with is the RED CROSS. I would prefer to put “grandmother” who has raised some kids and has experience in running a household in charge of supplies than some of the Red Cross goofballs I have seen fuck up everything. Like turning away supplies and food donations because it did not neatly fit their parameters. For CHRIST SAKES! Nothing ever neatly fits a disaster scenario. Another little example based on personal experience. A town was wiped out by a flash flood. Ninetey percent of the residents had no shelter. FEMA dispatched the Red Cross, a FEMA contractor and UN NGO. They set up shop and after some fumbling and mumbling turned around and arrogantly informed the miles long crowd of people outside, some still in their undewear, dirty, shaken and hopeless that no, they would not process any relief application without proper individual ID!!!! You can imagine the effect on the survivors standing in line after just having their homes and everything they owned including important papers and ID wiped out by the flood? Police had to be called to maintain order and to protect the dumbshit Red Cross dudes from being hung on the spot.
The other problematic agency that I had very bad experiences with is FEMA. Fema has some good field grade personnel, but many of their highers are stupid jackasses and political hacks. I found that they could not manage their way out of a paper sack or could even find their own asses with both hands. “Uh, I have to get clearance for that. Uh, I have to check with DC…Uh, that is not in the manual and so on and on.”
A BRIEF REVIEW OF THE KATRINA INCIDENT FAILURES
This is not the place to analyze in depth what went wrong at 9/11 or during the Katrina disaster. However, take note of these issues and act around them at your individual level.
The key problems rested with bureaucratic incompetency and mismanagement, including no, or slow decision making, inability to absorb and to react timely to information streams, and a stupid commitment to already failed courses of action, and inability to accept help at the individual level and ignorance of local individual resources to assist with the disaster. Like, geez “we don’t have enough boats”…Anybody bother to ask the locals to come to the party with their boats? Duh!
As result, all three problem areas noted above FAILED. The magnitude of the disaster overwhelmed all four disaster component arrays and stunned decision makers, leaving them befuddled, impotent, or without a clear course of action. Government failed. Officialdom failed. Crisis managers failed at all levels and the people were abandoned and left to fend on their own. And that includes you, President Bush. You and your lousy FEMA managers failed. Case in point and it is a little one. FEMA spent millions for temporary shelters, buying thousands of low quality trailers that were soon found to poison their occupants with toxic fumes from hazardous materials used in their construction. Consequently, they were declared unfit and abandoned. Way to go dudes!
The best agency on the Katrina disaster scene was the US Coast Guard. They immediately acted on their own initiative and maintained a good working relationship with locals. I have worked extensively with the coasties and from enlisted to officer ranks they are very good at their jobs.
These are hard questions that needed to be asked, and nobody at the moment is asking them. The government is not supplying any answers. Those responses that exist are unclear and confusing. Keep in mind that with an infectious disease scenario we may be facing the aftermath of a KATRINA many orders of magnitude in severity. I have attached some relevant links to help you decide on what to do and what actions to take and information regarding Katrina
1. MARTIAL LAW. Will martial law be imposed? There is a very good likelihood that it will in order to categorize, segregate and quarantine the population: the ill from the healthy. You will be ordered to shelter in place until some government official arrives at your door to conduct an inspection and determines whether you are a carrier, have been exposed or manifest symptoms. If a determination is made that you have been exposed, or have symptoms you will be arrested and transported to an isolation area. If your locale is determined to be a contagion area and you are healthy you will be arrested and transported to an isolation area until you either manifest symptoms or you are cleared.
A containment perimeter manned by police or troops is likely to be erected around the contagion area and nobody will be allowed in or out, Anyone trying to leave will be shot. Checkpoints with 30 miles of the immediate contagion area will be manned and provide outer perimeter security. Again nobody, unless on official business will be allowed in, and those trying to evade the checkpoint will be shot.
2. FAMILY CARE. Who is going to care for your kids, or parents, a spouse if you are detained? No answer. You are probably on your own here.
3. CONFINEMENT FACILITY DESTINATION. Where will you be sent to? There are regional confinement facilities for infectious diseases. Two that I know of are in El Paso, TX and another in Artesia, NM (on lock down due to infectious chickenpox).
4. PERSONAL CARE. Who will care for you in a detention facility? It will likely be a consortium of police, troops, or contractors. And no, they have no obligation to care for you personally.
5. LENGTH OF CONFINEMENT. How long will I have to stay in confinement? Apparently, this is being left to the discretion of state governors and CDC personnel…realistically, you will be confined until you either die, or survive, or the emergency resolves itself
6. WHERE WILL I GO IF RELEASED? If I am cleared where will I go? No answer as of yet. probably up to local discretion and resources to transport you out of an area.
7. MY JOB? What about your ability to earn a living? No answer. Obviously, in an emergency your job does not really matter, if it is determined that you must be confined. Tough shit.
8. SERVICES? If am I locked down will services function (police, gas, water, sewer, electricity)? Most likely they will stay up until they fail in succession due to being overwhelmed
9. FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT ON LOCKDOWN. Will I be allowed out to make food and other essential purchases? No answer on this, probably dependent on local discretion, availability of local supplies and protective measures to prevent contagion
10. PAYMENT FOR SERVICES…If I cannot purchase food or pay for services, what then? No answer. Tough shit. Detroit cut off water for thousands of residents because they did not have the means to pay. California is expected to do the same resgarding the drought
There are related worrisome issues to an epidemic of any infectious disease striking the United States. Ask yourself how are you going to earn a living with mandatory travel restrictions and entire communities on lock down. Get back, that’s BS you might say. Well, I wish it was. However, Obama has just signed a series of new executive orders without major news coverage. These mandate that anyone suspected of exposure to or carrying a respiratory illness is to be arrested and confined. Moreover, the healthy are to be kept quarantined as are the sick. This implies a massive economic dislocation and disruption. It will obliterate the remaining economic capability and viability of the United States. If this is implemented on a national scale, the United States faces collapse. Note: Obama is skirting like usual, the law making provision of the Congress without any input from the legislature. Politely, this is called dictatorship.
Additionally, how are you going to feed yourself and buy needed things for your household if you are locked down? What about water and gas, electricity? Water, gas, electricity are provided by utilities in a grid network. How is the grid going to function in the face of a wide scale epidemic?
There are reports that the CDC has been given dictatorial powers to even detain healthy Americans against their will. In other words, absent any signs of disease, if you are suspected to have traveled through a contamination zone or have been exposed to contact, you will be detained for such a time period until you either manifest symptoms or your body produces evidence that you are disease free. In the case of Ebola, that means confinement for 3 to 4 weeks.
Finally, if you have kids, are you and your family safe from disease carried into American schools by illegals? Hardly. There are rumors Obama is prepared to sign an executive order mandating school districts to accept illegals within your schools. This is sheer folly and evidence of gross malfeasance.
The fact that these people are not being medically inspected or quarantined is highly significant. Anybody with a measure of common sense or who knows anything about emergency medicine and disaster management would never allow the entry and subsequent dispersal of these people all over the United States. They are being dumped unsupervised in town and cities far and wide and pose a first class medical disaster waiting to happen. You do your medical screening and prophylaxis protocols at the point of entry and not at the destination, where even the conveyance can be the carrier of deadly disease.
What is so absurd about this Kabuki theater, is that Obama’s minions are emphatically denying any threat to Americans and have engaged official and unofficial apologists to attack anyone saying otherwise. Then we have politicians telling us we have to submit to this because of the children and that immigration is the American way. We have seen reports of federal SWAT units ordered to be deployed to Border Patrol processing centers throughout America to face a rising tide of protest and dissent over Obama’s immigration policy of dumping illegals anywhere in the US. This implies the use of force to exact compliance with not only questionable policy, but with the Administration’s flagrant breach of its own laws.
WHAT TO DO
As a former disaster responder and incident commander I have this to say. The Obama Administration is a failure…a CLUSTER FUCK. You are on your own. You must prepare for a local infectious disease outbreak at best, and at the worst get ready for a national epidemic. This is not that hard to do. If you do it, you are in charge in some aspects of your life and not entirely dependent on some political hack. Stay alert to what is happening around you. Obtain emergency supplies and keep them well stocked (this is an excellent source of informatrion–http://www.happypreppers.com/pandemic.html). Talk to your neighbor, arrange a community meeting and identify leaders, make plans and open dialog with others. An infectious disease kit can cost under 100.00. You will need at least four months ( six would be better) of food, water, and sanitation supplies if locked down in your own home. You are not incompetent or unable to manage your own life. In fact, your skills and qualities can help save others and go far to mitigate a very bad situation. See the map link below. Obama is dumping illegals many of whom have infectious diseases in these areas. This means you could be exposed. You are NOT totally helpless. There is a lot you can do to prepare for this. The key is to do it NOW, while supplies are still reasonable and available (do not forget that in case of a disaster grocery stores have only a 3-5 day food supply on hand)…
The 1st Sign Your City Was Attacked By An Ebola Bioweapon – Survival Bac