The ÖVP, which supposedly had something to do with “people” at some point in the past, was successful in its decades-long campaign of extermination against the Austrian Armed Forces. Hand in hand with the socialists, savings were made wherever possible, while at the same time the national wealth was squandered for senseless advertising campaigns in favor of the court and system media. Well, in an emergency, it turns out: only 2 out of 9 Blackhawk helicopters are operational. They were procured by FPÖ Minister Kunasek – for disaster operations.
A comment by Willi Huber
Perhaps you have to let the aircraft “dump”, as they say in good Austrian, because they were purchased or modernized by a blue defense minister. If something is clear in the executive and armed forces, then the behavior that is known from the animal kingdom: You have to pee over what someone freer has done before you destroy it completely. Respect or loyalty to the Austrian people and their hard-earned assets are completely unthinkable in the ÖVP and SPÖ.
The Austrian Armed Forces are internationally recognized for their ability to provide protection and assistance in the event of a disaster. At least it could once. Year after year, savings are made, while billions are wasted on abstract and fictional threats like a pandemic, which 99.9% of people survive without harm. In addition, the army is neither in terms of personnel nor equipment in a position to provide border protection and is apparently not supposed to do so at all. However, it is still enough to welcome migrants to the border and cook them their first meal.
Now there were major forest fires in Lower Austria. The Black Hawk helicopters could provide assistance quickly and efficiently. One of the aircraft is able to hold 3,000 liters of water. The smaller models used can fly 450 liters to the place of use. Too bad that out of nine helicopters – 12 were planned for the final stage – only two are operational, as reported by the tabloid today. The others gather dust in their hangars while ÖVP Minister Tanner is dancing or disempowering the military general staff (this will be the “reform”: ÖVP digs into the Ministry of Defense) so that the command structure can be filled with black partisans with a few green sprinkles.
Because the Austrian Armed Forces are now apparently failing in their core competency of serving the country and performing, they are waiting for fire-fighting planes from Italy. In the midst of the turquoise ÖVP troops, there is no need to mention that a minister is ready to resign – but with Defense Minister Tanner this fact is doubled. But there was only just time for an absurd kneel in front of an unqualified shout from the far left, when a Danish flag was declared a Nazi symbol: absurd theater over 1,000 years old Viking symbol in the armed forces
The troop can only be used for photo ops. When it comes to unconstitutionally imprisoning part of the population because a few politicians imagine they have to present themselves as staunch corona fighters, a few soldiers march on local or district borders. ORF and others are happy, the pictures are quickly in the can. At the end of the day they move away again, there is no money for overtime. The tried and tested motto of protection and help has been replaced by intimidation. However, they have to pay for their oppression themselves.
Meanwhile, the government is still busy placing advertisements in the court media. In my view, government advertisements are entirely taxpayer-funded canvassing. That there is the government and the ministries we know even without 67 million (Ad total of the government 2020), which were previously squeezed out of our pockets. By the way, 95% of these insane advertising funds come from ÖVP ministries, as well as several million from the otherwise so dead saved military that they often do not know how to pay for fuel and ammunition.