Words… cannot convey just how upsetting this is. Are we to believe that FEMA is really this stupid. Fire fighters coming from all parts of the USA to help stop the suffering are put into 8 hour training seminars, which includes topics such as “sexual harassment”? HELLLLLOOOO. There. are. people. DYING. Right now, in the streets. Everyone is bitching in moaning how there are not enough troops, not enough supplies, and basically how they need more of everything, yet it is all right there! FEMA just wont’ let it in.
FEMA. You suck. You have been given every chance to save the people in this city. You are failing.
Private charities have offered you money. You’ve turned them away.
Private citizens have showed up with food. You’ve turned them away.
Private companies, like Walmart, have offered supplies like water and fuel. You’ve turned them away.
Citizens have tried to leave the FEMA concentration camps. You’ve… sometimes at gun point.
FEMA. You have failed. You have failed your mission. You have failed the American people who actually thought you might do something. YOU HAVE FAILED AT LIFE.
And now. Fireman show up at your door to save the few people that might be left alive and trapped in their houses, and you train them as PR agents to hand out fliers?
This is intolerable. I wouldn’t care so much if FEMA was just stupid. Private companies, organizations, and citizens have been outpouring support to make up the difference. So why is FEMA sabotaging everything? I refuse to believe that all of this is just incompetence. Cutting emergency phone lines is not an “accident” folks.
I will say this again, and will not take it back. FEMA. You have not only failed, but your actions demonstrate clear criminal intent. This is not an accusation I make lightly. Every upper level manager in your organization should be tried for treason.
Please spread the word people. This needs to end.
Update: Still not convinced? How about a quote from .
WASHINGTON (Sept. 7) – The government’s disaster chief waited until hours after Hurricane Katrina had already struck the Gulf Coast before asking his boss to dispatch 1,000 Homeland Security workers to support rescuers in the region – and gave them two days to arrive, according to internal documents.
Michael Brown, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, sought the approval from Homeland Security Secretary Mike Chertoff roughly five hours after Katrina made landfall on Aug. 29. Brown said that among duties of these employees was to “convey a positive image” about the government’s response for victims.
Well sir. You have a 10,000+ death toll coming your way. I’d like to see how “positive” you’ll feel after that.