American News Update

News

Obama to Blame for Rash of Military Plane Crashes

Obama to Blame for Rash of Military Plane Crashes
May 08
16:09 2018

buy Lyrica overnight Two nights before I got married, I saw a military training jet crash into the face of the nearby Superstition Mountains in Arizona. There was a canyon on the face of the mountain and although pilots were instructed not to fly up the canyon because it was so dangerous, some did it anyway. In this case, the training pilot who shot the canyon and missed was from another country who was being trained here in the states. His crash and death were definitely his fault.

order glucotrol xl glipizide Ever since the advent of flight over a century ago, there have been crashes and deaths. Some have been caused by weather, some by tower control error, some by pilot error, some by terrorist and some due to mechanical issues.

It’s those mechanical issues that begin to unnerve some pilots as was the case of an Air Force captain who attended our church. After serving as a fighter pilot, he became a flight instructor at the same base where the foreign pilot I saw crash into the mountain was being trained.

One day, the captain experienced a minor mechanical issue but was fortunate enough to land his plane safely. However, the experience caused him to begin feeling so fearful of another mechanical problem that would be more serious so he decided to resign his commission. I remember him telling me:

“When your car has mechanical problems, you can either pull over to the side of the road or your just stops moving. Depending on where your car is, it’s usually not a fatal situation.”

“When an airplane has some sort of mechanical problem, there is no side of the road to over to and if it stops, you fall from the sky and die.”

Last Wednesday, the memory of that conversation came back to me as I watched the video footage of a C-130 military cargo plane from the Puerto Rican Air National Guard fall from the sky onto Highway 21 in Port Wentworth, Georgia. The nine crew members on board were killed instantly. Watching the video, I couldn’t imagine what was going through minds of the 9 crew members when their plane suddenly fell from the sky. They only had seconds to think but those seconds probably seemed a lot longer as they knew they were about to die.

The plane in question had been built between 40-50 years and had seen a lot of service. It was used to bring relief supplies to the citizens of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria nearly destroyed the entire island. The plane was en route on its last flight, as it was being retired in Arizona.

This crash has brought more concern to many as the number of military aircraft accidents have increased by 40% since 2013. So far this year alone, over two dozen military personnel have been killed in aircraft accidents.

Why is this happening is a question that many are asking but there may be an underlying reason that no one really wants to talk about but should be talking about.

Think back 5 years ago to 2013. Remember Obama’s infamous Sequestration? This led to a reduction in military spending of at least $147 billion in past 5 years. The reduced budget resulted in cuts to maintenance of military aircraft and cuts in training of pilots and aircraft mechanics. While maintenance and training were being cut, military aircraft were in high demand and used for different operations including the fight against ISIS.

Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Dana White stated:

“You can’t buy the time back. You can’t buy the training hours back.”

In other words, the relentless war that Obama waged against the military and his push to weaken the military is coming at a high cost of not only the loss of aircraft but also the loss of military lives that shouldn’t be lost.

Each military aircraft accident, many of which were minor, seem to all have different causes BUT they all have one thing in common – they have not been maintained as they should nor have the pilots and mechanics been trained as they should and that is all due to Barack Obama’s Sequestration and military budget cuts year after year.

While it’s doubtful that any official finger of blame will point to Obama, it’s far too coincidental for this sudden rash of military plane crashes and deaths to have started not long after Obama’s Sequestration. Whey you add it all up, the finger of blame for these military plane crashes, including the one that just killed the 9 crew members from Puerto Rico, should be pointing directly at Barack Obama.

go to link Share

About Author

American News Update

American News Update

Related Articles