In Thailand the Pentagon rents space at U-Tapao Naval Air Base from a contractor, allowing U.S. and Thai officials to insist there’s no U.S. “base” and no inter-governmental basing agreement. The base was a major logistics hub for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. So, there is plenty of equipment to help the government??? A story that has been breaking around the world about a soccer team of young boys and their coach trapped in a cave in Thailand. Yes, they are deep in the cave, but with all the technology and equipment the U.S. military has, the boys would already be out with help. Situations like these should make people sit back and think. If the boys were white and rich would it make a difference. If they were dolphins or whales, would there be more of a public outcry to help them? With the billions American taxpayers give away every year in aid, and the trillions spent by the military industrial complex, why are the boys still in the cave?
Where’s the U.S. Navy with its diving experts?
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — A Thai navy diver working as part of the effort to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a flooded cave died Friday from lack of oxygen, underscoring risks of extracting the team. The rescuer, a former Thai SEAL, was working in a volunteer capacity and died during an overnight mission in which he was placing oxygen canisters, Thai SEAL commander Arpakorn Yookongkaew told a news conference. He said while underwater, the rescuer passed out and efforts to resuscitate him failed. “Despite this, we will continue until we accomplish our mission,” Arpakorn said.
Thai authorities are racing to pump out water from a flooded cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped since June 23, before more rains are forecast to hit the northern region. On Thursday, Chiang Rai provincial Gov. Narongsak Osatanakorn said he asked the SEALs in charge of extraction plans to estimate what sort of a risk would be involved to bring out the boys and their coach even though they weren’t 100 percent ready for a risky hourslong dive. Officials prefer to get the boys out as soon as possible because heavy rain expected by Saturday almost surely will raise water levels again in the cave, making passage in some areas even more difficult, if not impossible. They are hoping that:
Saving People, History Shows Isn’t What Wars or Men and Women In Service Work For
Who really knows the true history of the birth of world armies? Then you know they are all under one, but in different nations, with different colors, and languages, but they all fight for one. War games keep harmony off balance and lives in constant fear of whose nation is next? How different will the U.S. be under Trump? The United States taxpayers supporting the world police and what it takes to keep it all going? So, why haven’t they saved the boys? To busy playing games that never seem to end, but they are generating more refugees than the world has ever seen. Military moving in where their bombs have moved the people out?
Despite recently closing hundreds of bases in Iraq and Afghanistan, in 2015, the United States still maintained nearly 800 military bases in more than 70 countries and territories abroad—from giant “Little Americas” to small radar facilities. Britain, France and Russia, by contrast, have about 30 foreign bases combined. By my calculation, maintaining bases and troops overseas cost $85 to $100 billion in fiscal year 2014; the total with bases and troops in warzones is $160 to $200 billion. These costs have heightened debate over whether the United States needs so many bases abroad: What effect do they have around the world, and are they really making us safer?
The first step is looking at where U.S. bases are, and where they’re most prevalent. For my forthcoming book, Base Nation, I compiled a near-comprehensive list of overseas U.S. bases, including smaller cooperative security locations (“lily pads”) and suspected but unconfirmed sites (“unconfirmed lily pads”). Mapped all together, this data, which comes from the Pentagon’s annual Base Structure Report and additional government, news or academic sources, helps to show just how far America’s reach is.
So with a reach all around the world, where is the humanitarian movement by the U.S.? No bombs needed for this one, just an organization where men/women think with hearts is hard to find anymore. Greed, death, and power seem to be the only game being played these days with nations that once lived in peace until humanitarian aid came in the form of a bomb.
Military Missteps: Bomb-first diplomacy becomes habitual to US
The US is insisting that this time around will be nothing like Iraq or Serbia, or Libya. Washington is confident that when it comes to Syria, the evidence is unquestionable. Just like it was when Saddam Hussein was accused of hiding weapons of mass destruction. How would the American people react to seeing it in the Inspector General report showing crimes against humanity by a “deep state” that wasn’t planning on having Trump in the White House. History exposing a world of deception, lies, and illusions.
Here’s RT’s Gayane Chichakyan, on America’s record of military missteps.
Clinton shifts blame for bombing Libya to Obama & Libyan people. Who will she blame the death of Christopher Stevens the U.S. Ambassador who called for help to her deaf ears. An investigation by Muller that no one wants to reopen. American men and women are dying for the profits of those who have committed treason upon a nation. Libya, still suffering from the Obama bombs on the “Manmade River” first. No water, no food! Crimes against humanity in the face of the world and no outrage?