June 29, 2010
According to Texas National Guard chief commander Adjutant General Jose S. Mayorga, soldiers from the Czech military 31st brigade of radiation, chemical and biological protection will help their US counterparts establish a similar unit in Texas. The soldiers are expected to arrive somewhere next month.
|Czech military is coming to Texas.|
“Since the Texas guard is considering establishing a similar unit, Mayorga said he would like to see how the Czech unit, seated in Liberec, north Bohemia, is organized and how it prepares for emergency situations, and also its way of reacting to them”, reports the Prague Daily Monitor.
It is interesting to note that the Nuclear Threat Initiative’s (NTI) news outlet reported on March 16 2009 that this very chemical warfare unit would be assigned to “help protect” President Obama during his visit to the EU-USA summit held in Prague in April of that year.
Now I don’t know about you, but since when does a ‘chemical warfare unit’, specialized in such things as tracking down anthrax-facilities and other devilries, get to “protect” an American president visiting?
“The plan of security measures to accompany the EU-USA summit reckons with us.”, NTI reported the head of the 31st brigade of radiation, chemical and biological protection, Miroslav Knopp, as saying.
“However”, said Knopp, “I must not disclose any details as the [plan] is secret. Our role will be similar to our assistance in the protection of then U.S. President George Bush during his visit to Prague, and at the NATO summits in Istanbul and Riga”.
Again: what is a biological and chemical warfare unit doing protecting a United States President? Isn’t that the Secret Service’s job? And what in Gods name is the legitimacy of using this foreign military unit in the United States, helping out the Texas National Guard?
The Prague Daily Monitor reports there is more to this unit than meets the eye:
“The Czech chemical warfare unit is world-renowned. This April it protected the U.S.-Russian summit in Prague. Previously it ensured the security of the Olympic Games in Athens and was deployed in the Gulf War and other conflicts.”
It’s a strange thing, is it not, that some Czech chemical warfare unit- operating from a relatively second-rate nation in Europe, protects US presidents, provides security for the Olympic Games and is involved in combat-operations overseas. It’s even more strange that the unit will now help the Texas National Guard establish a replica of itself in the great state of Texas.
This article was posted: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 10:52 am