Skip to comments.Wake Up, Nimrods! Our Servicemen Being Dissed By Tsunami Relief Workers
Posted on 01/21/2005 2:30:28 PM PST by lowbridge
My warship had been transformed into a floating hotel for a bunch of trifling do-gooders overnight.
As I went through the breakfast line, I overheard one of the U.N. strap-hangers, a longhaired guy with a beard, make a sarcastic comment to one of our food servers. He said something along the lines of Nice china, really makes me feel special, in reference to the fact that we were eating off of paper plates that day. It was all I could do to keep from jerking him off his feet and choking him, because I knew that the reason we were eating off paper plates was to save dishwashing water so that we would have more water to send ashore and save lives. That plus the fact that he had no business being there in the first place.
As a result of having to host these people, our severely over-tasked SH-60 Seahawk helos, which were carrying tons of food and water every day to the most inaccessible places in and around Banda Aceh, are now used in great part to ferry these relief workers from place to place every day and bring them back to their guest bedrooms on the Lincoln at night. Despite their avowed dedication to helping the victims, these relief workers will not spend the night in-country, and have made us their guardians by default.
When our wardroom treasurer approached the leader of the relief group and asked him who was paying the mess bill for all the meals they ate, the fellow replied, We arent paying, you can try to bill the U.N. if you want to.
In addition to the relief workers, we routinely get tasked with hauling around reporters and various low-level VIPs, which further wastes valuable helo lift that could be used to carry supplies. We had to dedicate two helos and a C-2 cargo plane for America-hater Dan Rather and his entourage of door holders and briefcase carriers from CBS News. Another camera crew was from MTV. I doubt if well get any good PR from them, since the cable channel is banned in Muslim countries. We also had to dedicate a helo and crew to fly around the vice mayor of Phoenix, Ariz., one day. Everyone wants in on the action.
Our safety regulations state that if a pilot does not get a night carrier landing every seven days, he has to be re-qualified to land on the ship. Today we have pilots who have now been over 25 days without a trap due to being unable to use Indonesian airspace to train. Normally it is when we are at sea that our readiness is at its very peak. Thanks to the Indonesian government, we have to waive our own safety rules just to get our pilots off the deck.
In other words, the longer we stay here helping these people, the more dangerous it gets for us to operate. We have already lost one helicopter, which crashed in Banda Aceh while taking sailors ashore to unload supplies from the C-130s. There were no relief workers on that one.
I overheard one of the U.N. strap-hangers, a longhaired guy with a beard, make a sarcastic comment to one of our food servers. He said something along the lines of Nice china, really makes me feel special, in reference to the fact that we were eating off of paper plates that day.
As if I needed yet another reason to hate hippies.
I got this from an Ex-Navy guy 10 min ago.
Did you expect anything more from the UN?
Hey UN - F...K You!
My blood is boiling.
| One entry found for Nimrod.
Etymology: Hebrew NimrOdh
1 : a descendant of Ham represented in Genesis as a mighty hunter and a king of Shinar
2 not capitalized : HUNTER
Dump the trash over the side...
Dude needs to be pitched overboard.
Shhhhhhh...be vewy vewy quiet. I'm hunting UN hippies.
Like I said...
Pull the military out. Let the ungrateful civilians sleep with the natives.
Whats wrong with the steam powered catapult?
Nimrod was a mighty hunter against God.
oooh my blood is bloiling!! these people the same that were calling us stingy!! omfg I am so pissed off! I pray to God that this joke of a UN comes to an end of its own doing. The more I read the more I realize there is no UN. It's a crack pipe dream. The sole watcher and guardian of human rights and freedom all over the world is us, The good ol' United States of America.. and the world hates for that.
As I went through the breakfast line, I overheard one of the U.N. strap-hangers, a longhaired guy with a beard, make a sarcastic comment to one of our food servers. He said something along the lines of Nice china, really makes me feel special, in reference to the fact that we were eating off of paper plates that day.........
The cry of the Left. "we aren't paying."
I am not giving a nickel to this crap.
launch him with the cat, then shoot him with the Phalanx.
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