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RE: New Orleans | from susan331 Sep 16 2005 - 17:39

*head explodes, confetti comes out*

RE: New Orleans info | from edSep 16 2005 - 14:09

This deserves a look

The Great New Orleans Land Grab

The 17th Street Canal levee was breached on purpose
Ernesto Cienfuegos
La Voz de Aztlan

Los Angeles, Alta California - September 7, 2005 - (ACN) There were numerous incidents that occurred during and immediately after Katrina struck that point to the "unthinkable". It now appears that a sophisticated plan was implemented that utilized the "cover of a hurricane" to first destroy and than take over the City of New Orleans? As the world watched the events unfolding, one could not help think that something was terribly afoot concerning the rescue by FEMA of the city's poor and predominate Black population. It seems that a well laid out plan was put into effect to grab valuable real estate from well established but poverty stricken Black families of New Orleans? What is being implemented now is nothing less than a sophisticated scheme to purge and ethnically cleanse what Whites have termed "Black and 'welfare bloated' New Orleans".

Among the most telling anomalies pointing to something terribly afoot is the gun battle, killing 5, that occurred at the breached levee between the New Orleans Police Department and, what have now been identified as US military agents. An Associated Press report, which has now disappeared, stated that at least five USA Defense Department personnel where shot dead by New Orleans police officers in the proximity of the breached levee. (Please Note: The original media reports concerning the shootout are now being changed or "cleansed" in a cover-up. We found one original report at http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5256023,00.html La Voz de Aztlan has a mirror page of this report at http://www.aztlan.net/police_kill_five_contractors.htm in case this report gets changed or deleted as well) A spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers said later that those killed were "federal contractors" on their way to "repair" a canal. The "contractors" were on their way to launch barges into Lake Pontchartrain, in an operation to "fix" the 17th Street Canal, according to the Army Corps of Engineers spokesman. Deputy Police Chief W.J. Riley of New Orleans later reported that his policemen had shot at eight suspicious people near the breached levee, killing five or six.

Who were these "military agents" that were killed by the police near the 17th Street Canal breached levee and what were they doing there? Why did the New Orleans police find it necessary to shoot and kill 5 or 6 of them? No one is saying anything and it appears that the news story has now been swept under the rug. Were these US Department of Defense personnel a Special Forces group or Navy Seals with top secret orders to sabotaged the levee? There are verifiable reports that at least 100 New Orleans police officers have disappeared from the face of the earth and that two have committed suicide. Could these be policemen that died defending the levee against sabotage by "federal contractors"?

Another telling incident that points to a "nefarious plan" is what New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin said at the height of the crisis. He said publicly, "I fear the CIA may take me out!" Mayor Nagin, a Black, said this twice. He told a reporter for the Associated Press: "If the CIA slips me something and next week you don't see me, you'll all know what happened." Later he told interviewers for CNN on a live broadcast that he feared the "CIA might take me out." What does Mayor Ray Nagin know and why does he fear the CIA?

In an interview by WWL TV, Mayor Nagin complained vociferously that Louisiana National Guard Blackhawk helicopters were being stopped from dropping sandbags to plug the levee soon after it breached. There is evidence that no repairs were allowed on the levee until after New Orleans was totally flooded!

Many civilian groups who were attempting to aid people trapped in their attics, on their roofs and at the Superdome are reporting that FEMA, other federal agents and the US military essentially "stopped" them from doing so. Convoys that were organized by truckers and carrying "food and water" were blocked by agents of the federal government on the highways and roads leading to New Orleans. The American Red Cross, in addition, encountered numerous incidents and has made formal complaints.

A private ham radio network that deployed throughout the hurricane ravished region reported that the airwaves were being "jammed" making it impossible to communicate emergency information. Churches, hospitals and other essential community groups reported that the first thing that the US military did, when they arrived, was to cut their telephone lines and confiscate communications devices. We all witnessed news reports and heard statements by flood victims concerning the behavior of the US military. Many Black families complained that military vehicles did not stop to assist them but just drove by. One news report showed military personnel playing cards inside a barrack while Black citizens were dying of thirst and hunger.

Today, it is very revealing how the federal government is handling the disaster. They want every Black out of New Orleans and those who insist on staying in their homes will be removed by force. The government, through some media, is utilizing scare tactics to cleanse New Orleans of all Blacks. They want no witnesses and this will make the "land grab" a lot easier to undertake. One scare tactic is calling the flood water "a horrid toxic soup of feces a rotting flesh of corpses". The military thugs are now getting tough with Black families that have owned their old but beloved homes for many generations. Mr. Rufus Johnson, a family patriarch who lives in the French Quarter, said in an interview, "The army has given me an ultimatum to leave or suffer the consequences of a forced eviction. I do not understand . My entire family and I survived Katrina and now they want to throw me out of the home we have had for generations". Mr. Johnson lives in a neighborhood where the flood has subsided and his home is not heavily damaged yet FEMA wants him out!

The fact that Vice President Dick Cheney is heavily involved in the FEMA operations from behind the scenes is very troublesome. Cheney and his cronies at Halliburton are in line for the lucrative contracts to "reconstruct a New Orleans". Deals are already being made with a Las Vegas business group to construct multi-million dollar casinos in the Big Easy on prime real estate that was owned by Black families.

prevent further cruelty | from mark allen suthersSep 11 2005 - 03:01

for anyone who wants to help donate to orginizations saving pets in N.O. please go to these sites - the animals need our help too:



RE: New Orleans | from Seth HowardSep 07 2005 - 10:06

I answered phones at the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund telethon last night here in Seattle. The response was pretty amazing. I hope that money is translated into aid as soon as possible.

I have a diver/welder friend who's going to be down there for at least the next 6 months. His job right now is getting the water out of the main pump station.

Please hang in there and know that you're in our thoughts.

RE: New Orleans | from susan331 Sep 06 2005 - 19:18

I just read something today about a family that was stranded on their rooftop and their Great Dane was trapped in the attic. They broke through the roof, retrieved the dog and swam away only to be told they had to leave it behind in order to evacuate when the buses came. They refused and waited until a bus finally came that would accept them and the dog, and evacuated then. I don't know about you guys, but I'd do the same thing in a heartbeat...

RE: New Orleans | from ckSep 05 2005 - 14:14

I teach at Syracuse University, and we're taking 300 Tulane students for the semester-- tuition free--on our main campus and several more for our programs abroad.

RE: New Orleans | from ronSep 04 2005 - 23:40

i second the wishes and prayers for the victims. i also just got word that one of my older brothers is heading down to that region. he's a sheriff here in ohio. i hope he's going down for the humanitarian aid rather than as a punitive law officer "stopping the looters."

RE: New Orleans | from DebSep 04 2005 - 21:33

this is so terrible, all of it umimaginable. it seems that most us at Tulane will be going to school at other campuses. thanks for the thoughts.

RE: New Orleans | from brianSep 04 2005 - 17:58

i was just coming to make a mention of this as well, since here in Texas we have welcomed the evacuees into ALL of our major cities, and some of the smaller ones, but the major news networks seem to be focusing on Houston and the area around the Astrodome and a little of Austin & San Antonio. i can not stress enough to everyone who might read this and will soon have people from New Orleans coming to your state and/or your city to please help anyway you can.

fucked up... | from IdahoSep 04 2005 - 16:47

it goes without saying that our hearts go out to our friends in New Orleans, Lousianna and the rest of the affected areas. Our prayers go out to all who lost loved ones and pets

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