I'm glad the DC 10 Supertanker aircraft is finally being used to fight the wildfires in California, but the criminal issue is, and has been for over 12 years, that the U.S. Forest Service refuses to use it on federal land which forces Cal Fire firefighting agency to wait for the fire to burn onto state property so they can use it. Of course, by that time, the fire has developed into a massive planned, uncontrolled holocaust destroying many homes and lives when it could have been stopped in hours if the U.S. Forest Service would only use the supertankers in the beginning of the fire, which they have refused to do for over 12 years.

It's outrageous to behold the current unnecessary massive wildfire holocausts in California that are being presided over by the U.S. Forest Service, which still refuses to use the supertanker aircraft that could have stopped these fires in their infancies. I think it's obscenely evil that the U.S. Forest Service is still deliberately refusing to use DC-10 and 747 supertankers to stop wildfires that have reportedly destroyed over 30,000 homes and scores of human lives over 12 years.

This apparent scorched earth policy of the U.S. Forest Service must be stopped and the officials prosecuted. We have to force the U.S. Forest Service to protect our lives, homes, and forests - not destroy them.

Six DC-10 and/or Boeing 747 supertankers will end all uncontrolled wildfires in our country, but we must demand that they be used by the U.S. Forest Service and that more are built to restore protection of our families and country.

We must call every public official we can find.

Larry Hamblin

Hesperia, Calif.

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