Skip to comments.U.S. general: Obama paralyzed by fear (MOH recipient)
Posted on 11/05/2012 3:41:42 AM PST by neveralib
THIS IS AN EXCERPT:
For years, many veterans and active military have been alarmed about the idiocy of the changes in battlefield evacuation known as Dust Off.
For reasons having nothing to do with patient care, Dust Off has been removed from the control of the professionals, the medics, and put under the control of amateurs, aviation staff officers.
According to Gen. Creighton Abrams, former U.S. Army chief of staff and former supreme commander in Vietnam: A special word about the Dust Offs
Courage above and beyond the call of duty was sort of routine to them. It was a daily thing, part of the way they lived. Thats the great part, and it meant so much to every last man who served there. Whether he ever got hurt or not, he knew Dust Off was there. It was a great thing for our people.
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BRADY: "Fast forward to current battlefields. We hear horror stories about patients waiting and dying because Dust Off didnt launch or came too late. The launch standard in my unit in Vietnam was two minutes; today it is 15 minutes! Can anyone imagine a fire truck taking 15 minutes to get under way? I could go on and on, but one has to ask, why? Why the changes to an excellent, proven system?
The answer is the Obama-Panetta Doctrine. In response to the horrible abandonment of dying Americans in Benghazi, Defense Secretary Panetta said: (The) basic principle is that you dont deploy forces into harms way without knowing whats going on; without having some real-time information about whats taking place.
On its face, that is a remarkable, indeed incomprehensible, change from Americas doctrine in past wars. By that standard, there would have been no Normandy or Inchon. In fact, I cant think of a war we fought in which we didnt go into harms way without real-time information or to save lives something the president refused to do in Benghazi. Dust Off would never launch in Vietnam under that doctrine.
To fully understand the doctrinal change, one has to understand President Obama. He has a dearth of understanding of our military and military matters. We hear he is uncomfortable in the presence of ranking military and seldom meets with them. He is not a person who can make decisions, and he takes an extraordinary amount of time to do so, leading to such unseemly labels for a commander in chief as ditherer in chief.
President Obama may have set records for voting present on important issues. He cowers from crisis decisions. He is a politician who thinks only in terms of votes and his image. Although I was a psychology major back in the day (Id love to hear a professional analyze risk and Obama), I wont try to define his insides, but I believe he is risk-averse fearful of risk and that is the basis of the Obama-Panetta doctrine.
This aversion for risk dominates Dust Off rescue operations where, in addition to an unconscionable reaction time, risk assessment is the primary consideration for mission launch not patient care. In two years flying Dust Off in Vietnam, I never heard that term, nor did any Dust pilot I know. The ASOs, remote from the battle, have developed time-consuming algorithms to analyze risk while the patient bleeds, something thats impossible to do by anyone other than the pilot and the ground forces at the scene.
And Obamas terror of risk contributed to the massacre of Americans by terrorists in Benghazi.
We hear that the president did not even convene the Counterterrorism Security Group while the Benghazi terrorist massacre was visually and verbally available in real time. That is like ignoring FEMA during Hurricane Sandy. But once you bring in a group labeled anti-terrorist, you have to acknowledge terror exists, something the president is loath to do.
HOW anyone serving in our Military (and especially Vets) or their family and relatives, could vote for this charlatan and neo-Commie is beyond me.
No doubt why we are seeing (and will hear more after the fact) that so many of our Military are being disenfranchised with regards to their efforts to vote.
THE EVIL KNOWN AS obama MUST BE DEFEATED TOMORROW!
...to this day I still get chills when I hear that whop whop whop of a Huey, and the automatic reactive glance skywards
Last night I went on a rant on FB and told everyone that if they pull the lever for Obama they better never tell me again that they are praying for my son when he goes back for his FOURTH deployment. I told them their words were BS.
Obama MUST be held accountable regardless of the outcome after election day.
Are we really going to allow him to sit in his Hawaii mansion mocking us?
Like all revolutionaries, he's good at destroying, but unable to build.
He will be!!!
While I (fortunately) never had to avail myself to these "angels of mercy" (and sadly, unrecognized HEROES) I knew (and have gotten to know many others) several Warriors who are alive today thanks to the selfless and beyond the call of duty, actions of these brave, wonderful, chopper pilots and their crews.
BTW, welcome home bro and God Bless.
Thank you, and all those like you
What is “FB”?
I will be voting for Romney and will now be praying for your son. God bless him.
15 minutes to rally a medical evacuation chopper is ridiculous. People die in less time. After a firefight in Vietnam, I remember the Dustoff chopper arriving only three or four minutes after being called. Did I mention that the wounded person needing evacuation was an enemy with a chest wound. I met the enemy soldier several weeks later and was thanked for saving her life.
The Ditherer in Chief - possibly the last person on Earth who should ever be President of the US
A president has one role in this, and that is to say “Go!”. When Americans are in danger, the first, and only, thing the president needs to do is give the order to get them out. No dithering and consideration of how it will affect poll numbers is necessary. The professionals had real time intel, so they could have formulated a plan on the fly and helped our people. Special Operations types are trained for this. Let them do their job.
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