A Heads up to Obama, Lynch, Heitkamp and Trump on ND Pipeline
I know just you Faithful Five actually read me, but a man can dream.
Here’s the situation, 2,100 American Military Veterans have joined the Indian tribe protesting the construction of a new pipeline in North Dakota. If they spray freezing water on 2,100 veterans at the next protest, like they did on the Indians during the last protest, ND will look like Birmingham in a NY minute.
How did we get here?
The Indians don’t trust the government (Can you blame them?), this government doesn’t really like pipelines, pipelines are the most economical and SAFEST way to move fuel, the Indians believe the ground beneath the pipeline path is sacred. You see? Not all these fish can swim in the same pond.
I only see (1) ONE way out of this. Use the alternative path (there is an alternative, it’s just more expensive) and have the government (as a partial payment for sins past) foot the bill for the difference in cost.
Bite the bullet on this one. Everybody fought a good fight, we need the pipeline, move the alignment away from their sacred land and eat the cost. Put it down to foreign affairs/aid spending. You could build a pipeline to China with what we spend on foreign affairs/aid with just one country; Israel.
I’m not complaining, I love Israel, but if we have to spray water on U.S. Vets, in sub-zero temperatures (to put out fires they said!) this thing will get further out of control.