Once again we watch and wait as "first responders," second responders, and government officials in general sit and scratch their collective arses for a very long time before doing their jobs. While watching the recent mine tragedy in West Virginia I was reminded of the many who died at Columbine High School while 600 cowards hid across the street behind their patrol cars hour after hour and PREVENTED medical teams from saving the lives of a teacher and several students who eventually bled to death waiting for "help" to finally arrive. When "help" did arrive they were in plenty of time to load up the bodies. At Columbine, in an outcome eerily similar to the 13 miners who died, more than 2/3 of the dead would have been saved with prompt medical attention.
At the West Virginia coal mine there was an underground explosion apparently originating in an abandoned shaft. Many of the men working in the mine escaped using their emergency breathing apparatus that every miner carries. Upon reaching the surface and counting heads the miners who had escaped grabbed some emergency breathing apparatus and headed back into the mine to help their friends and co-workers. Before these brave MEN could gather up excavation equipment and dig through the rock fall, their efforts were blocked by government "rescue" officials who took command of the mine and blocked all further immediate rescue attempts.
On DAY ONE, while there was a VERY GOOD CHANCE of rescuing the trapped miners, the government "rescue" officials scratched their asses and "surveyed" the situation. They found out that there was a high concentration of CO gas, a lethal situation unless rescue is immediate. So knowing how urgent the need for rescue was, the government "rescue" officials did NOTHING. They said that it was “too dangerous,” a coward’s statement. I am reminded that every day fire fighters across the United States use breathing apparatus to enter buildings with dangerous unbreathable smoke. If there was dangerous or lethal gas in the mine they KNEW that speed of rescue was going to be the difference between life and death for the miners. While good men died, they government cowards blocked brave men from rescuing their friends.
By DAY TWO the chance of finding anyone alive was rapidly diminishing, but because of skill and training the trapped miners had built a temporary shelter allowing them to survive for a day or two while awaiting rescue. Little did they know that rescue depended on incompetent cowardly ass scratching idiots. The LIE of their training, approved by the government, is that rescue will arrive in time. On day two the cowards blocking all rescue attempts failed to initiate any attempt at rescue. They could have taken some self contained breathing aparatus and entered the mine without regard to the lack of good air, but just as the county cowards at Columbine had hid for hours, the Mine Safety officials hid on the surface and scratched their asses again. On day two they sent a poorly designed and ineffective robot into the mine, a robot which had no capability to rescue anyone even if it had worked, which it did not. The robot promptly got stuck in some mud. Instead of going to rescue the miners, government cowards drilled a small hole from the surface and banged on the casing every 15 minutes for several hours.
By DAY THREE, long after most of the miners had died, but with all the national TV talking heads standing around in front of the mine, the government cowards finally did what they could and should have done three days before, they put on some breathing apparatus and went looking for the trapped men. Little was said in the media on day two or three about the blocked tunnel reported on day one. However since the robot passed into the mine on the second day until it bogged down in mud we can surmise that a passage big enough for men was possible to open on the first day if several men with equipment had made the attempt. Could have gone the first day, but the incompetent cowards scratched their arses and whined about CO gas for 3 days while 13 men died. On the night of the 3rd day, with conditions almost exactly the same as the first day, they no longer could block rescue efforts, but of course they had done the damage, they had successfully prevented effective rescue and assured that all but 1 of the miners were dead. The last man was barely alive but with brain and other organ damage.
All 13 miners could have been rescued alive and uninjured if the "rescue" officials had not PREVENTED rescue attempts on the first or second days. These cowardly scum are criminally liable for the deaths of the miners whom they killed by blocking all rescue. While morning the deaths of hard working MEN, we also ought to be stringing up the cowards who killed them by standing in the way of brave MEN who most likely would have saved everyone. Cowardly idiots ought never be in charge of anything. When you need help, call someone else, anyone else, anyone at all else.
After the dead were carried out we eventually learned that there was NOTHING blocking the mine tunnel. All the miners could have been rescued.
Only the cowardice of government officials prevented their rescue and caused their death.
These cowards need to be summarily fired from their positons and replaced with MEN.
Will the mainstream media ever report on the real reason so many died? Not on a bet. They will white wash the whole affair, and blame the men themselves in the end. The mine owners will be exonerated, and the guilty will be praised or given rewards for their cowardly inaction. Sure, poison gas was the immediate cause of death, but government cowards who blocked their rescue were the underlying cause of death.