Saturday, September 03, 2005

LA Guard Wanted Equipment Back Last Month

ABC26 reporter Yunji de Nies wrote a story on August 1st on the need for Louisiana National Guard equipment to be in state in the coming months. It is a very prescient article indeed.

WGNO-TV reports of dozens of high water vehicles, humvees, refuelers, and generators that are now in Iraq, and "in the event of a major natural disaster that, could be a problem."

Let alone a disaster.

"The National Guard needs that equipment back home to support the homeland security mission," said Lt. Colonel Pete Schneider with the LA National Guard.

It looks like the Gulf coast could have used more Hesco Bastion Inc. concertainers, an erosion and flood control product. A product that, unfortunately, is being used more overseas than for its original purpose.

The Lousiana-based company testified before the Senate Committe on Appropriations on its dual usage last year.

As Justin Raimondo stated: "A more dramatic – and tragic – demonstration of the principle of how war (and State action) diverts resources away from rational uses would be hard to find."

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