No longer a rumor, the US Navy will dispatch 3 helicopter carrier ships to the shores of New York and New Jersey, USS Wasp, USS Carter Hall and USS Mesa Verde.
Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Navy’s chief spokesman, wrote in a blog post Wednesday that the ships have not been officially been asked to provide support. That decision would be made by U.S. Northern Command in support of FEMA efforts. Navy shows up
Active duty troops on US Soil! Posse Comitatus gives the military search, seizure, arrest, powers and must be authorized by Congress and over seen by The Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta. No declaration has happened that we know of.
The are just here to help.
Here’s a recap of the military role in Katrina. Meet the Military in Katrina
The National Defense Authorization Act, signed by Pres Bush FY 2008, under 18 U.S.C. 983 does eliminates Posse Comitatus in a nuclear emergency. Say like at Oyster Creek- Nine Mule Point northwest of Syracuse, Indian Creek 25 miles north of NYC, the Salem Plant on the Delaware River NJ, the Millstone Plant in Waterford CN, Vermont Yankee south of Battleboro VT, and others that reported problems or reduced operations. Now we’re no nuclear power experts, but if 2 million people don’t have power, where is all the electricity going?
Sandy sure made a heck of a mess of things.
According to Michael Moore people need help, like now!
According to Obama, no one will get left behind. Just ask the four dead in Benghazi, Libya.
34 dead in NY. So far, and here comes another rainstorm.
To top it off, NYC is planning to hold the NYC Marathon on Sunday. Really? Really.
Stay safe friends.