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Katrina and the Rape of an American City

The hurricane blew through and New Orleans was safe. What would happen next has shaken even the most ardent Bush supporter. Caution: Do not read on if you cannot tolerate to hear the Bush Administration criticized. Shut your eyes, and go back to sleep.

Somehow, the levees broke flooding the city up to its rooftops. As Americans extended help of all kinds, Homeland Security blocked aid for 4 days while people drowned. Then a military operation was staged, forcing New Orleans residents, even those on dry ground, to leave the city. Fire arms were systematically confiscated from citizens when they needed the protection most.
For the first time in history, United Nations troops were brought into the United States, and Mexican troops came up from Mexico. What was going on? It would appear that Katrina could have been a pretext for a practice drill in relocating and disarming a large population as well as a pretext to introduce the military and foreign troops to police the population. Was Katrina also used as a New World Order practice drill to remove "undesirables" from the city? Why were Americans treated like criminals and why was the Bill of Rights ignored? Can Americans ever trust Homeland Security again? Why was aid blocked instead of facilitated? These are questions most do not want to think about.

Homeland In-Security: Emptying a City

Your Civil Liberties

MUSIC http://tinyurl.com/bw96d


KATRINA TIMELINE http://tinyurl.com/b7389


**AUDIOVISUAL ON THE NEWS ORLEANS DISASTER**


Paul Craig Roberts on Hurricane Katrina

September 5, 2005

AUDIO http://tinyurl.com/2x6pjv

Paul Craig Roberts served as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration. Roberts discusses the abject failure of the federal government in anticipating and responding to Hurricane Katrina and the consequences that should follow. The discussion of New Orleans being federalized is approx 45 minutes into the discussion.


Former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury on New Orleans: "Americans Are Being Brainwashed" Mentality is "like that of the brown shirts that followed Hitler" September 6, 2005 http://tinyurl.com/d8pg8

Jim McCanney Science Hour re Weather Manipulation, Katrina, and Deliberate Blowing of Levees in New Orleans ( Discussion is 11 days after Katrina) Comments on New Orleans Levees after 30:00 minutes into discussion

37:00 min into discussion comment about levees blew all at one time

September 8, 2005 http://tinyurl.com/yvhfer


Skolnick on New Orleansgate New Orleans and the Rise of the Police Barbarian State

September 9, 2005

AUDIO http://tinyurl.com/367jvh


Alex Jones Interviews Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America

September 9, 2005

AUDIO http://tinyurl.com/34trkw


Democracy Now Headlines for September 6, 2005

New Orleans Flood Day 6 of the Disaster

VIDEO 00:00min-19:55min and 43:00min- 57:26min http://tinyurl.com/adxjs

Some points of interest:

:10 Mayor estimated 10,000 dead; :35 most dead not identified and will not be identified due to decomposition; 1:04 New Orleans completely destroyed; 6:19 rescue in Orleans Parish 6 days after Hurricane; 13:15 thousands dying

16:10 police hindering rescue effort; 18:10-19:37 There has been no government response. ; 19:55 martial law; 20:06 end of first part

2nd part: 44:13 military shooting at people; 45:35 hasn’t been much relief 2 days no food or water; 46:50 especially no relief for old people; 47:30 6:00 PM curfew. Shot on sight if seen out after curfew.; 48:10 No help 3-4 days no help will lead to looting. Just people trying to survive


**FUNDING NEEDED TO MAINTAIN THE LEVEES SENT TO IRAQ**


AP Warned of New Orleans Disaster

September 3, 2005 http://tinyurl.com/8fvme


In fiscal year 2006, the New Orleans district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is bracing for a record $71.2 million reduction in federal funding.

June 6, 2005 http://tinyurl.com/bhkrf


*LITTLE KNOWN THAT NEW ORLEANS HAD BEEN FEDERALIZED TWO YEARS EARLIER WITH HOMELAND SECURITY RUNNING THE POLICE, FIRE, AND EMERGENCY SERVICES.**


Paul Craig Roberts on Hurricane Katrina

September 5, 2005

AUDIO http://tinyurl.com/2x6pjv

The discussion of New Orleans being federalized is approx 45 minutes into the clip.


This following article describes how HOMELAND SECURITY (the Federal government) took over administration of New Orleans Police, Fire and Rescue in 2003.

Nagin announces major overhaul of City Hall

February 11, 2003 http://tinyurl.com/yoyfrf

**QUESTIONS ABOUT THE HOLE IN THE LEVEE, THE LACK OF RAPID REPAIR, AND LETTING THE CRITICAL 17TH STREET CANAL PUMPING STATION FAIL.**


How did this hole break in the side of the levee? Was it deliberately blown?


The Unexplained Crack in Several Feet of Concrete

September 8, 2005 See Link for PHOTO http://tinyurl.com/885ho


Locals believe Levees were Intentionally blown

Evidence suggests there were "cracks" in levees that were intentionally ignored, questions over how they failed.

September 9, 2005 http://tinyurl.com/85eay


Earwitness tells ABC explosives blew Industrial Canal levee

September 12, 2005

VIDEO http://tinyurl.com/2eqm5e


Why was the The Critical 17th Street Canal Pumping Station was Allowed to Go Down?

Mayor Nagin could not understand why this was allowed to happen to this critical pumping station.


17th Street Canal #6 pumping station, a critical pumping station, was allowed to go down.

When pump #6 went down, the water started rising even higher. Also this power station was responsible for keeping the water system flowing. When it went down, the water stopped flowing.


Nagin Begging for Buses and Reinforcements

Day 5 New Orleans Disaster

AUDIO http://tinyurl.com/29pzr5


Mayor blasts failure to patch levee breaches

September 4, 2005 CNN http://tinyurl.com/2cz667

(According to the above article, authorities were looking for sand to block the breaches in the levees, then the helicopters were diverted for rescue operations.)

Other questions remain:


**BUSH ADMINISTRATION MAKING PHOTO SHOTS

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CRISIS**


PHOTO. Bush's Staged New Orleans Photo Ops
September 5, 2005 http://tinyurl.com/d9jsl


White House: Mrs. Bush Comment 'Personal'

September 8, 2005 http://tinyurl.com/b6eea


**COVER-UP/NEWS LOCK DOWN**


PHOTO.FEMA Wants No Photos of Dead

September 7, 2005

Click on link for pictures http://tinyurl.com/buvdh


FEMA a Disaster for Freedom of the Press

Katrina victims "not allowed" to talk to media, reporter told

July 21, 2006

http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=2924


**DEAD**


44 found dead in New Orleans hospital (waiting to be rescued)

September 13, 2005 http://tinyurl.com/c7r8g


Doctors Euthanized Katrina Victims

September 12, 2005 Daily Telegraph http://tinyurl.com/bndsc

Removal of Dead from Apartment in New Orleans

PICTURE http://tinyurl.com/2mjazc

Left to Die in a New Orleans Prison

September 28, 2005 By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

http://tinyurl.com/2nu2su

Thousands of prisoners were abandoned for days when Katrina hit New Orleans; more than 500 are still Missing.


Nearly four months after Katrina, hundreds of children still missing
December 23, 2005 http://tinyurl.com/bu7j4


Louisiana Lawmakers Are Told of Missing Students, 'Academic Looting,' and Devastated Campuses

October 2005

http://tinyurl.com/9o3lu

With a third of their students forced from their campuses by hurricanes, faculty members being enticed away by other states and private contractors, and waterlogged buildings mired in muck and mold, Louisiana's colleges and universities are struggling to get back on their feet, officials told a joint meeting of two state legislative committees on Wednesday.


We'll return for your sister's body, the rescuers said. Two months on she was still in the house

November 8, 2005 http://tinyurl.com/8nq3d

Two Seniors: one already dead and the sister forced to evacuate—she died in a refugee center in Texas.


Who Are The 75,000 Body Bags For?

September 16, 2005 Opednews.com http://tinyurl.com/978cz

Questions mount over Hurricane Katrina's death count. Estimates are now well below 10,000 with the death toll currently standing at 648 for Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida. So, why did the Bush Administration order 75,000 body bags?

Along that line, other things don’t add up. For instance, why did FEMA contact a crematorium in the local area; how could people identify their loved ones if only ashes remain? Why did FEMA rebuff efforts of volunteer morticians? Why did the feds try to ban reporters from covering the body recovery effort? Why have the feds employed mercenaries in New Orleans? Don't we have plenty of volunteers, police and military in the U.S. to get any job done that needs doing? What's really going on?


**DEVELOPMENT PLANS DISCUSSED WHILE CRISIS STILL TAKING PLACE**


Then, not even a week later, while people were literally still being rescued, the elite met excitely to plan how they would rebuild New Orleans.

Dallas Meeting Plans N.O. Rebuilding -Without Poor Blacks
September 11, 2005 http://tinyurl.com/2gw87z

Plans include a Donald Trump gambling casino and a Carnival Cruise Line stop.

The 9th Ward zip code area, where they wanted to put this resort, was surrounded by federal agents to insure that nobody in the 9th Ward was allowed to return to their home--regardless of the condition of the home.


The Great New Orleans Land Grab-The 17th Street Canal levee was breached on purpose

September 7, 2005 http://tinyurl.com/2tdhpt

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?


**CRONYISM**


Halliburton hired for storm cleanup

September 1, 2005 Houston Chronicle http://tinyurl.com/axywf


Halliburton gets Katrina contract, hires former FEMA director

September 1,2005 http://tinyurl.com/bf5yq


Bush and friends made billions from Hurricane Katrina contracts

September 27, 2005 http://tinyurl.com/3c3etm

Katrina relief contracts come under investigation

Pat Robertson's Katrina Cash

September 7, 2005 http://tinyurl.com/bf3nz


Michael Chertoff's Sweetheart Deal
For Israeli-Owned Carnival Cruise Line

February 17, 2006 http://tinyurl.com/2m99zn


**FEMA BLOCKED AID FOR AT LEAST 4 DAYS**

FEMA Deliberately Sabotaging Hurricane Relief Efforts

Multiple parishes revolt, use armed guards to defend against feds

September 6, 2005 http://tinyurl.com/95cjp


FEMA: Corrupt, Negligent, Criminal and In Charge

September 8, 2005 http://tinyurl.com/2ew7jo



**MEANWHILE LEADERS IN NEW ORLEANS CRY AND PLEAD FOR HELP FOR THEIR PEOPLE**


Broussard on Meet the Press

September 4 , 2005

VIDEO youtube.com http://tinyurl.com/26gfhr


Nagin Begging for Buses and Reinforcements

Day 5 New Orleans Disaster
AUDIO http://tinyurl.com/29pzr5


I Just Returned From NO, LA
by Greg West, Katrina Survivor, Sep 4, 2005

Septmeber 5, 2006 http://tinyurl.com/3avff9


**COLD, HEARTLESS, CALCULATED “HOMELAND SECURITY”**


FEMA turns away experienced firefighters

September 5, 2006 http://tinyurl.com/8r5uk


The firefighters who were brought in were not allowed to get started on saving people.

Instead they were forced to take some classes.

September 6, 2005

http://tinyurl.com/exn2g


"Doctor says FEMA ordered him to stop treating hurricane victims"

September 19, 2006 http://tinyurl.com/yp58b2


FEMA turns back Wal-Mart supply trucks

September 5, 2005 NY Times http://tinyurl.com/dvj2p


FEMA prevents Coast Guard from delivering diesel fuel

September 5, 2005 NY Times http://tinyurl.com/dvj2p


FEMA won't let Red Cross deliver food

September 3, 2005 http://tinyurl.com/8n9b7


FEMA blocks 500-boat citizen flotilla from delivering aid

September 3, 2005 http://tinyurl.com/b9gx2


FEMA: "First Responders Urged Not To Respond"

August 29, 2005 http://tinyurl.com/dg4vq


FEMA Chief Waited until After Storm Hit

September 6, 2005 http://tinyurl.com/3cgqtt


FEMA bars morticians from entering New Orleans

Zwire.com http://tinyurl.com/ddk7h


FEMA turns away generators

September 6, 2005 http://tinyurl.com/boayc


FEMA won't accept Amtrak's help in evacuations

http://tinyurl.com/apno8


FEMA fails to utilize Navy ship with 600-bed hospital on board

Chicago Tribune article cited at http://tinyurl.com/ywa9cj


FEMA to Chicago: Send just one truck

Chicago Tribune http://tinyurl.com/mzml


INADEQUATE RESPONSE TO SAVE THE PEOPLE

People not really being rescued but just moved to overpasses

A rescuer explaining how he doesn't even really consider what he's doing "a real rescue," because he's "just moving people languishing on their roofs to languishing on the expressway."

VIDEO http://tinyurl.com/bvvjv
AUDIO http://tinyurl.com/yv22mp

http://tinyurl.com/27383s


FEMA Requested Only 455 Buses To Rescue 20,000... Then Canceled Order And Took Until Sat. After Storm To Send Enough Buses...

September 13, 2005 The Wall Street Journal http://tinyurl.com/cqren


**SURVIVORS TREATED LIKE CRIMINALS, CALLED “INSURGENTS”

Troops begin combat operations in New Orleans

September 2, 2005 http://tinyurl.com/332jcd


Armed Mexican Troops Invade US

Eyewitnesses: Under cover of aid, combat ready soldiers roll into Texas

September 8, 2005 http://tinyurl.com/c23mv


Detained, Not Rescued: Katrina Survivors Testimony to Congress (AUDIO)
January 9, 2006
AUDIO Scroll Down to "January 9, 2006"
http://benfrank.net/blog/page/4/

Katrina Survivors to Congress:
1. Why all the M-16s? AUDIO http://tinyurl.com/yp6se9
2. Concentration Camps AUDIO http://tinyurl.com/2bz4e2
3. They Blew it AUDIO http://tinyurl.com/ypd822
4. Show Us The Levee AUDIO http://tinyurl.com/2d5uo9
5. Martial Law AUDIO dead link?


Female survivors urged to flash breasts for help

Rescuers told gals on rooftops to 'show us what you've got'

September 6, 2005 http://tinyurl.com/e2jy3


UN Hurricane Aid: Are UN "Peacekeepers" Far Behind?

September 26, 2005 http://tinyurl.com/2bwj5e


**GUN CONFISCATION AND GUN THEFT**


Alex Jones Interviews Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America

September 9, 2005

AUDIO http://tinyurl.com/34trkw


Police forcibly tackling elderly, confiscating firearms and dragging them out of their homes

September 5, 2005

VIDEO Fox News Clip http://tinyurl.com/ctlgb


Untold Story of Gun Confiscation in New Orleans

VIDEO http://tinyurl.com/2e857g


Gun Confiscation in New Orleans

September 8, 2005

VIDEO ABC World News Clip

http://tinyurl.com/27tagj


**AFTERMATH**


New Orleans Aftermath

Soldiers & Stray Dogs

VIDEO youtube http://tinyurl.com/ypg9ma

Refugees from New Orleans behind barbed wire in Utah
September 6, 2005 http://tinyurl.com/bctpp


Greg Szymanski Interviews Brandon Darby of Common Ground Relief re New Orleans

January 25, 2006

AUDIO http://tinyurl.com/2gtw6u

13:53 9th Ward Many of the homes still in good shape

14:34 Lower 9th Ward-developers want to put in a resort

15:36 14,000 homes in one section to be taken by eminent domain in the name of commercial development-this controversial change was approved by the Supreme Court in July 2005.


Hearing Excerpts Re Experience of Hurricane Katrina Victims

December 6, 2005

VIDEO Scroll down to where it says “click here” 18 min long

http://tinyurl.com/don98


Nearly four months after Katrina, hundreds of children still missing

December 23, 2005 http://tinyurl.com/bu7j4


Hero of Katrina, Sheriff May be Prosecuted
April 1, 2006 http://tinyurl.com/spyfj

JACKSON, Miss. - Randy Walker swears he would have died from his diabetes after Hurricane Katrina had a sheriff not seized two FEMA trucks filled with ice and distributed it to residents, many of whom had to keep their insulin cold.

Now, that sheriff could be prosecuted on charges of interfering with a federal operation.


Katrina Looters Get 15 Years in Prison

June 29, 2006 http://tinyurl.com/yu497x


Alex Jones speaks with documentary Film Maker, James Bills, about the release his newest film, Refuge of Last Resort, which captures the brutality and inhumanity of the destruction of New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina

December 8, 2006, hour 3 AUDIO archived for members at http://www.gcnlive.com

Trailer VIDEO http://tinyurl.com/y37mqt


**LATEST STORY**

Those forced from the public housing although it was not even flooded will not be allowed to return.


New Orleans Low Income Residents Protest
December 20, 2007
VIDEO youtube.com MSNBC Clip http://tinyurl.com/2b2bt6

Battered N.O. OKs razing public housing

December 20, 2007 http://tinyurl.com/2358dk

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