Saturday, December 4, 2010

A Firery Rant

In a normal country, after a huge fiasco that this massive fire in the Carmel appears to be, heads would roll. One would expect that the person who was in control of the horribly understaffed, under equipped and underpaid fire department would be axed. That would be the minister of the interior here. What are the chances that anything will happen to Eli Yishai. In a country where they have billions of dollars worth of the most advanced fighter jets in the world, it's a disgrace that we don't have nearly enough fire fighting planes. So far 41 people dead and millions of dollars of damage, not to mention the cost to the environment. We have had to beg for assistance from the rest of the world. This fire could quite easily have been caused by a Hisbollah missile? Surely the safely of one's citizens is of prime importance. As long as Shas has schools and synagogues and that conversions are controlled by the ultra orthodox, why worry about something as trivial as fire equipment.

In true Israeli form our government is only capable of being reactive. I suppose once this fire is out, it's still burning and destroying homes and forests, there will be commissions and committees, and so much talk. Action. Let's see some action. I hate to think what would happen if there was an earthquake.

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