Interesting that the liberal media reported that this was a "major international rescue effort."
They just didn't quite tell the real story.
Schramm Inc. of West Chester, Pennsylvania built the drills and
equipment used to reach the trapped miners.
Center Rock Company, also from Pennsylvania, built the drill bits used
to reach the miners.
UPS, the US shipping company, delivered the 13-ton drilling equipment
from Pennsylvania to Chile in less than 48 hours.
Crews from Layne Christensen Company of Wichita Kansas and its
subsidiary Geotec Boyles Bros. worked the drills and machinery to
locate and reach the miners and then enlarge the holes to ultimately
Jeff Hart of Denver Colorado was called off his job drilling water
wells for the U.S. Army's forward operating bases in Afghanistan to
lead the drilling crew that reached the miners.
Atlas Copco Construction Mining Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
provided consulting on how to make drilling equipment from different
sources work together under differing pressure specifications.
Aries Central California Video of Fresno California designed the
special cameras that were lowered nearly a mile into the ground
sending back video
of the miners.
Zephyr Technologies of Annapolis Maryland, made the remote monitors of
vital signs that miners wore during their ascent.
NASA Engineers designed the "Phoenix" capsule that miners would be
brought to the surface in, and provided medical consulting, special
diets and spandex suits to maintain miners' blood pressure as they're
brought back to the surface.
Oh, and Canadian-based Precision Drilling Corp. and South-African
company Murray & Roberts, drilled backup rescue shafts in case the
American rig failed. Which it didn't.
Yet not one word of praise from our President acknowledging any
American effort or participation in accomplishing this AMAZING feat.
Kind of makes you wonder about how he really feels about America.
That fact reminds me of a similar drilling feat by George Failing during World War II Rommel was giving the Allied troops real trouble in Africa and we were without water. Failing made up several small rotary drill rigs with jeep engines that would fit in our transport planes. Without the water these little rigs found to supply the allied troops would have caused a total different out come of the war.
Why would someone more proud of his Kenyon roots and his Muslim faith, who has gone out of his way to appologize for our "American Attitude" to EVERY third world country he's visited, EVER praise any Christian effort by Americans?