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Humanitarian and disaster relief centres everywhere

‘Thailand and the United States have agreed to set up a working group to jointly develop a regional humanitarian assistance and disaster-relief training and readiness centre at U-Tapao airport in Rayong.’

The Americans are setting up such centres everywhere in Asia, from Vietnam, Thailand to the Philippines and Singapore, maybe Indonesia and Malaysia next. Such centres are set up wherever American military bases are not present like in South Korea and Japan.

On paper the Americans are spending a lot of money and resources to save the world with such centres. Are these centres really for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief work? Your guess.


patriot said...

Very good!

They will come to our aid

one day.


Anonymous said...

Of course not. No one believes the US is philanthropic.
It's for "logistic" and "covert ops".

Anonymous said...

Perhaps they are going to start fires everywhere in the region, thus for show they are doing preemptive action by starting all these relief centers.

Matilah_Singapura said...

The American taxpayer gets bilked, once again.

Thank god the sg. govt. despite their faults is "stingy" when it comes to handing out foreign "aid", keeping S'pore taxes sweet and low.

Anonymous said...

To have Humanitarian and disaster relief centres is better than to have none at all, isn't it ?

Anonymous said...

S'pore taxes are sweet and low yes but I dont think the average sinkies appreciate that though. In fact a big proportion don't even pay any tax. And I doubt it can stay low for long.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

After setting up the centres they can start fires and create disasters and then come to their aid.

Anonymous said...

Hmm, then it is better not to help by setting up the centres - according to redbean.

Matilah_Singapura said...

It is indeed fortunate that redbean doesn't run nor rule the world.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Who can do that? Think before you speak okay?

Anonymous said...

Matilah_Singapura does not rule anywhere.
He plays around everywhere including Sin, his favourite hotel and haven of pleasure.
Smart ass!

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Just bear in mind that his argument is based on a stateless, no country, no home, no loyalty person. So what is right and good to him is not necessary good to those with a country, with a home, and with some age old moral values.

Matilah_Singapura said...

Oh, you like The State?

How's that working out for you?

Got oppression?

Anonymous said...

Singapura matilah has got no loyalty,
however, he has got plenty of conscience. If god is not perfect,he will screw it like he screws whores.

Matilah_Singapura said...

@anon 1208

I must correct you. All sound relationships are anchored in loyalty. No one can live without the support of others. The best support is a mutual value-for-value, voluntary reciprocal trade between parties.

Who or what I have loyalty to is none of your business. Rest assured without sound relationships I would be long dead.

I do not trust states. I do not trust governments. And therefore I do not have any loyalty to either of those entities, nor do I trust the people who work for those entities, unless they pass my stringent "criteria".

Anonymous said...

Matilah Singapura is definitely pragmatic.
Reciprocity is all that he needs
for relationsips. He cares for chilvary and is overflowing with righteousness. This is quite obvious and he deserves salute.


Matilah_Singapura said...

@anon 1240

Reciprocity. Everyone is selfish -- their main interest is in themselves.

Therefore, if you can meet their "interests", chances are they will meet yours (because you too are a self-centered, self-interested individual). When you meet each other's needs over a long period, then the relationship solidifies.

This is not "pragmatic". It is the common sense that most people refuse to accept or have forgotten.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

What you talking? I do not trust states? What is a state that you can trust or not trust?

You don't trust govt, leaders, individuals, yes, don't trust states?