Following my posts on ISIS and the atrocities ongoing in Iraq, I had a number of people volunteer. They either volunteered in comments, or the vast majority sent me emails. I haven’t got round to responding to all those emails.
This post is to let you know that I have received them, I appreciate the sentiment, and I have them. Thank you.
The ripples we created have not, as yet, achieved any kind of responses from any of the organizations we had hoped would jump at the offer of such support. It is both sad and predicable. I am not in the game of half-assing anything and clearly if we were to organize a professional group of qualified volunteers, they would need contracts, insurance and compensation. It would be a PMC contract. No one is suggesting a group of untrained volunteers get on a plane to Erbil. Many have misunderstood that, and believed that I was calling for some sort of crusade of untrained volunteers.
No, MVT would only go overseas if an interested organization stepped up and offered to do it right. There is the money out there – plenty of Christian aid organizations have it, for example – but no-one wants to part with any of it to save the innocent. It’s just the usual cowardice and impotence. Failure to act.
Some have also emailed me about contracts they are bidding for in Iraq. That is nice. MVT will not deploy unless we actually hold the contract. There is a reason for that – it is not greed – it is because I want to be able to do it right, and I would not be project managed by another. If MVT gets a contract, we will put out the word for suitably qualified volunteers. Then we will get the job done. Don’t ask me to work for you. I am done with that.
That is all.
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