These photos compliments of ‘State of the Nation’
NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said he was offended he wasn’t told the army was coming to help with logistics for the bush fires emergency. What a shame he didn’t get on his knees and thank them for coming or better still thank the Prime Minister for arranging the deployment.
Maybe the army reservists might have a better idea of fighting bush fires by dropping off some of military’s numerous bulldozers and graders to build proper firebreaks just as the rural brigades did in the past.
Defence Force Chief of the reservists Major General Justin Ellwood offered the Army’s vast array of heavy machinery to Victoria, NSW and South Australia. It is not known if the states accepted his offer.
The hundreds of thousands of people affected by these fires should be angry, bloody angry, and take their wrath out on the ALP/Liberal duopoly, the Greens the Wilderness Society and the Australian Conservation Foundation.
Don’t blame the volunteers who have been hamstrung in their valiant efforts by political correctness in fire management and control strategies which by the countless television footage seen across the world is just patently wrong and ineffective.
Dropping a few thousand litres of water onto flames from aircraft is ineffective and at $15,000 per plane, per hour, a waste of money. The only solution is to let the huge fire mass burn out on a wide break after back burning from the break.
Have the rural crews in place to extinguish spot fires with water, dozers and a helicopter.
Building a break naturally requires trees to be pushed over and even in the face of such massive destruction was not permitted by ALP/Liberal policies.
The RFS had sufficient time to build breaks in southern NSW and East Gippsland before the conflagration arrived. They could have started 6 months ago.
Have a Royal Commission? Another ALP sick joke from an Opposition leader so far out of his depth an oxygen tank can’t save him.
After the duplicitous Royal Commission into the financial industry few are interested in another show trial.
Drain the socialist, bureaucratic swamp, clean out the universities, get rid of UN Agenda 21/30 and a host of other, similar treaties various governments have signed us into, repeal the thousands of dangerous environmental regulations imposed by states and the Commonwealth and start again after input from rural farm land managers and Forestry Departments.
Can we get Donald Trump here on a three month contract?