As a former LCDR in the US Naval Reserves who had certification in Advanced Burn Life Support I have maintained a strong interest in learning the status of the four children of Lieutenant Colonel Kato Martinez and his wife Gail (killed in the Brussels attack).
All four children suffered severe burns. On initial survey of burns, a “rule of nines” is used to determine how much intravenous fluid to administer over the first twenty-four hours of care. If facial burns are noted, rapid sequence intubation is usually required to maintain a patent airway.
Further down the road: the removal of eschar and the long slow process of skin grafts and physical therapy.
First of all, let me note the obvious:
Daddy is in the ICU. The children are severely burned. Mom is dead.
Please take a moment and enter “children with facial burns” into a search engine.
View a few images. Imagine the Martinez children lit up like human torches. And as you imagine the same, view the calm nonchalant looks on the faces of the Brussels bombers as they pushed their Mother of Satan bombs into the Brussels airport.
Think there is no real hell? Tell that to the Martinez family.
Meanwhile, a friend showed me images of American military dependents (wives, children, and family pets) being air-lifted out of Turkey this week due to mandatory evacuation orders. Diplomatic personnel are also only allowed to move about for things which are “mission critical”.
Think Islam is a religion of Peace? George W fed us a bunch of bull.
Yes, the Martinez children have lost a mother. Yes, LtCol Martinez has lost his wife and is left with children who are suffering in tremendous manner, perhaps even still in a battle for their own lives.
Until…. until bodies are floating down the Thames – Europe and the Western stable powers will not engage the necessary legal (and non-Draconian) means to address Islam in a digital and transnational age.
Perhaps bodies will float down the Thames. Should it be considered any worse a fate than what has happened to four beautiful American children? I think not. And I await the floating “parade”.