by Peter Firkin 11/01/09 email@example.com
When a country has a national disaster it is expected that all the resources available will be used to assist those in dire straits.
First lives must be protected and then possessions and infrastructure.
The current severe flooding in the west has resulted in loss of life but the people have been left to fend for themselves.
No disrespect to DISMAC but they are under staffed and under resourced to cope with this size of emergency.
It was expected that the army would take this opportunity to show the positives in having a large standing army and fulfill the role of “protecting the people”.
This would have garnered support that is lacking for the regime and showing the army in a positive light.
This has not happened.
The army has remained with their bums on their seats while the country for the first time since the coup has had a need for them.
Where the bloody hell are you?