OSAMA, AND PREEMPTIVE SURRENDER TO DISASTER
This fictional letter could have come from Osama bin Laden. It reviews our preparedness for disaster.
My neighbor is prominent Muslim whose mailbox is next to mine. I found this 10-part letter from Osama bin Laden accidentally placed in my mail.
“As Allah made the wind blow hard, I watched and laughed at how many people and philosophies help me destroy America. Katrina taught me a lot. Like a good whore, Katrina gave me more than I bargained for. Americans will surrender to me for they preemptively surrender to natural disaster.
1. American Surrender to Disaster
Lack of preparedness for known potential disaster is surrender to disaster. Lack of preparedness, in fact, is preemptive surrender to forces of nature or forces of malicious men, like me! Americans should fight Nature and should fight me. But intentionally they do not. Why not?
Why does any American who could avoid it give in to catastrophe? Why do Americans compassionately pay for generous welfare benefits for “the poor” but refuse to pay for necessary preparedness for public disasters? Why will Americans willingly give me their glorious, corrupt country without my firing a shot?
American Marines may be always prepared, always faithful, Semper paratus..semper fidelis, but other Americans by lack of preparedness surrender to disaster.
2. Local Leadership
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin had declared mandatory evacuation because of hurricane Katrina. Sophisticated meteorologists had forecast a Category Five hurricane. Even in my hideout when I hear America’s NOAA predict a Five, I know that Allah will fan fierce winds to speeds over 155 miles per hour.
Everyone knew that levees that hold back Lake Pontchartrain water from flooding New Orleans were built to survive only a Category Three storm. That means colossally less wind and rain. Everyone knew the Mississippi River water pumping system for the city dated back to the 19th century. A level Five could level New Orleans.
Mayor Nagin specifically took no precautions to protect his city. He did not enforce the evacuation. Fleets of school busses that could have bussed people out now lie under water. Mayor Nagin made no preparations for the Super Dome to accommodate thousands of people he must have known would invade it. He threatened that the stadium was the refuge of last resort. In advance he stated that the stadium would have no cots, no food, and no water. People would have to provide their own. This mayor of the people claimed on radio, bizarrely, that he is no drug addict. Certainly he should have known that some of his poorest and sickest citizens and some of his thousands of
Illegal Aliens would not make it out.
I thrilled at that black mayor’s shouts, curses, and crying on television. He demanded that Governor Blanco and President Bush “get their asses” to New Orleans and figure out what to do. Amazing! Incompetent leaders surrender to disaster by publicly blaming others. Rather than act responsibly, the mayor of a historic, distinguished city whined and screamed with childish frustration that he “was pissed.”
Any man of power could take a city from such a weak leader.
Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanko indecisively waited three days after the arrival of Katrina to call for federal help, to call the Air National Guard, and to request a declaration of martial law. Then she too blamed President Bush for not responding fast enough.
3. Federal Emergency Management
I study vulnerabilities of American cities. I value information for obliterating cities by their own physical or social hazards. To destroy flow of oil, natural gas, fish, and seafood through Mississippi River and Gulf producer states I thought I would bomb those ridiculous low levees if Katrina had not. National Geographic in 2004 predicted the Katrina catastrophe. Christopher Hallowell’s 2001 book Holding Back the Sea: The Struggle for America's Natural Legacy on the Gulf Coast teaches just where to break the levees to destroy New Orleans. John M. Barry’s book Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America also gave me excellent advice for crippling that vulnerable city.
If I knew it, FEMA knew it. Governor Blanco knew it. Mayor Nagin knew it. Louisiana statesmen knew it. Everyone knew that 80% of the city would flood if the levees broke.
FEMA people are mystics. They willingly suspend disbelief. They hear Category Five, prepare well for Category Three, as if their importance will duel with then overcome Fate. Impotent FEMA lost.
FEMA apparently arrived two days before Katrina made landfall. FEMA staged its protectors, gear, and life saving materials precisely where the predicted Category Five hurricane disabled them. Trucks were inoperable. Telephones and radios went out. FEMA responsible for coordinating all branches of first responders coordinated nothing with anybody.
My Islamic caves have state-of-the-art satellite radios. FEMA did not. I fell over laughing when FEMA claimed not to have known people were starving and rioting in the huge stadium.
FEMA was “overwhelmed.” That amazing word has no equal in Arabic when applied to leaders in emergencies. I, Osama, shoot any emergency expert who cannot handle an emergency. He must not exist. No emergency expert can be overwhelmed. His purpose in professional living is to predict the most terrible, unlikely, yet possible horror, and prevent it or protect against its terrible emergencies.
On Afghanistan TV, I studied the San Diego Wildfires of 2003. I learned that no firefighting aircraft were permitted to take off one half hour before sunset. An arson fire started precisely then in a wilderness area accessible only by airplane. The once-proud city preemptively surrendered to wildfire. San Diego let fire burn unfought through the night to consume 385,000 acres, 2600 homes, and 17 lives. American self-defeating legislation and ecologic protections (no fire-retardants used on plants protected as endangered species) confirmed my certainty as to where and when best to attack that city. Their own laws prohibit their defending their own land and people.
San Diego’s Office of Emergency Services refused to sound the emergency alert system because the wildfires were “fast moving,” “occurred at night,” and the ridiculous leader thought it better to let people burn than to let them panic! Meanwhile, California Department of Forestry airborne firefighter division was “overwhelmed” by the magnitude of the fire emergency.
I use America’s weakness to subvert its defense. I eliminate Muslims’ overwhelmed incompetence dangerous to survival.
FEMA’s colossal bureaucracy helps me. Michael Brown heads FEMA and also is Under-Secretary for Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response. On August 29, professional search and rescue and medical people all over the country volunteered their time and talent. Brown’s nutty Incident Command System structure changed daily. No one knew from day to day which rescue job he was to do or how best to do it. Worse, FEMA had no infrastructure to feed and house helpers.
While badly needing help, FEMA commanded all fire and emergency services to “not respond until requested and until lawfully dispatched by state and local authorities 1) under mutual aid agreement, and 2) Emergency Management Assistance Compact.” That means until everyone is given sensitivity training and social manipulation. The more politically correct, the more delay, the more who die.
Anyone in American public life helps me who refuses to defend his nation or is incompetent to defend it.
4. Americans’ Unwillingness to Defend Themselves
I always carry a gun. Some Muslim women who wear burkas are sure shots. Few Americans take their Second Amendment rights as personal. They depend on the Police and calling 911. Cynically I thought after September 11, 2001, I would have symbolically tainted the numbers 911.
I selected that date to show New York and Washington that I could destroy them with their own proud machinery. Brilliant idea, using their own planes as missiles to bring down the Twin Towers! I used their cowardly liberal psychology of surrender to terrorists to take over those planes. “Do what terrorists demand or we will all be dead” was the beautiful stupidity that ejected American airline captains from their cockpits and imposed our noble martyrs behind the controls. American philosophy of appeasement was comparable to counseling women to submit to rapists so they will not get killed.
American women depend on husbands to protect them and do not know how to use guns. Damn Yankee Mothers, the Million Mom Marchers, want gun control. Physicians clamor for gun control. The ACLU and the Brady group want gun control. Democrats in state legislatures want gun control. American society is more vulnerable to me when Americans are disarmed.
Gun control is my occupational safety insurance. The more Americans without weapons, and the more who refuse to defend themselves, the easier I and my expert armed men will make Americans cower quickly in cowardly submission. Allah be praised for American gun controls!
5. Hospitals, Police Protection, and Communications
New Orleans’ Charity Hospital reported that after all patients were evacuated, the doctors, nurses, and staff were left without food and water, stranded by flood waters and roving bands of brigands that would shoot anyone thought to have valuables or drugs. The trapped medical staff in desperation started self-administering intravenous fluids to avoid dehydration.
How come the mayor’s office does not have a precise inventory of every emergency aid facility and its first, second, third, up to twelfth method of contact in case of need? While I am glad to know I can interrupt a city’s work simply by disabling the landline phones and cell-phone towers, I am amazed that emergency workers do not all have alternative, cheap, hand-held, line-of-sight radios that will function after all official communication channels are cut.
Communication usually is the first catastrophe of an invasion. When defenders cannot contact a central control, they lose initiative and they suspend certainty. The best way for me to disarm an otherwise armed force is to undermine its courage by silence.
Only the strongest warriors can encourage themselves when isolated and afraid. Only the most valiant can proceed in unknown places to act to the highest levels of their training when they cannot hear their leader’s command and cannot report on actions taken or planned. There is no cohension in a force of isolated, frightened amateurs. Only individual heroism helps.
Every one of my Islamic horsemen in the wilds of Afghanistan carries a gun, satellite phone, traditional emergency food plus sports power bars that wrap nutrients in non-spoiling granola in a flat foil packet. How come every American physician, nurse, hospital department, ambulance, and emergency vehicle is not so equipped?
Here in my hideout I monitored New Orleans police radio transmissions of police officers “going 10-7,” out of service, with no stated time of return to service. I heard that 200 officers turned in their badges to the New Orleans police force and two officers committed suicide. How can that be?
Lack of leadership and lack of communication lead to such bureaucratic disaster. Those who left probably are new recruits poorly trained and overpowered by the magnitude of real terror. Or they are seasoned, ethical warriors who had been ill-led and prevented from doing what they knew to be right. American law enforcement’s forced submission to social permissiveness of lawlessness is a surrender to disaster.”
The remainder of Osama’s letter signed “Yours in Allah, Osama,” is published in Part 2. Its five subjects are Homeland Security, the Press’s Sowing of Racial Discord, Black Felons, Medicaid and Welfare Benefits, and the United Nations Surprise Global Energy Tax on America.
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Dr. Cosman is a medical lawyer located in California. Her forthcoming book in 2005 is Who Owns Your Body?: Doctors and Patients Behind Bars. She lectures worldwide on medical law and medical policy, has testified before Congress on medical law issues, and has spoken in Washington for Cato Institute and Galen Institute. She wrote the ABCs of the Clinton Medical World for Congress in 1993. A Director of California Rifle and Pistol Association, she writes "Guns and Medicine" for Firing Line. One of her 15 published books was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, and was a Book of the Month Club Dividend Selection.
Madeleine promotes free-market, patient-centered medicine, and Health Savings Accounts.
Her J.D. is from New York's Cardozo School of Law, Ph.D. from Columbia University, M.A. from Hunter College, and B.A. from Barnard College. She is a member of the New York State Bar, New Jersey Bar, American Bar Association's Health Law Section, and American Inns of Court. Madeleine is Professor Emerita of City College of City University of New York and a Life Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine.
New Orleans’ Charity Hospital reported that after all patients were evacuated, the doctors, nurses, and staff were left without food and water, stranded by flood waters and roving bands of brigands that would shoot anyone thought to have valuables or drugs.