Friday, September 09, 2005

The Plot Thickens

The Plot Thickens

“Our neolib rulers plan for the new New Orleans to serve as a template for the rest of the nation where the Constitution now hangs precariously by a frayed thread. In the event of a “terrorist attack” and the imposition of martial law, we can expect the lessons learned in the new New Orleans to be practiced elsewhere—shoot to kill for “looting” food and water, doors kicked in by jackbooted troops who ignore the desperate pleas of hungry and thirsty citizens and lasciviously demand women flash their breasts (as if life is a segment of the Girls Gone Wild video), and treating citizens as if they are al-Qaeda suicide bombers.”- Another Day In The Empire 09-08-05

As the flood waters recede in the Big Easy, more and more reserve and active duty troops are being flown in to forcibly remove residents from their homes and neighborhoods. Even ultra fascist Dick “Never Around During Any Danger” Cheney is on the scene to oversee the dry run of a FEMA takeover of an AmeriKKKan urban area. It is clearer by the day the federal government’s response to Hurricane Katrina from their tardiness to mobilizing resources, to the media psyop of spreading rumors and disinformation about alleged looting rapes and murders (to demonize the mostly poor and African-American residents still trapped in the city), to FEMA cutting comminations lines and preventing first responders, volunteers ad supplies from coming into the city to the callously nonchalant attitude of the Bu$h administration towards New Orleans compared to their response in Florida last year is more than just bunlging or overt racsim. Reports are being circulated via the Internet and various local media just how disorganized the “rescue and recovery” efforts were. The real tragedy is the people are being duped into believing Michael Brown and Bu$h are just two incompetents (hung over preoccupied with other things frat boys) as opposed to the dangerous sociopaths they are. If this were not a practice scenario for a FEMA/Military takeover of a city why did Army Times the newsletter of the US Army run the following article: “Troops begin combat operations in New Orleans By Joseph R. Chenelly Times staff writer, NEW ORLEANS — Combat operations are underway on the streets “to take this city back” in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. ‘This place is going to look like Little Somalia,’ Brig. Gen. Gary Jones, commander of the Louisiana National Guard’s Joint Task Force told Army Times Friday as hundreds of armed troops under his charge prepared to launch a massive citywide security mission from a staging area outside the Louisiana Superdome. ‘We’re going to go out and take this city back. This will be a combat operation to get this city under control.’ Jones said the military first needs to establish security throughout the city. Military and police officials have said there are several large areas of the city are in a full state of anarchy. Dozens of military trucks and up-armored Humvees left the staging area just after 11 a.m. Friday, while hundreds more troops arrived at the same staging area in the city via Black Hawk and Chinook helicopters. ‘We’re here to do whatever they need us to do,’ Sgt. 1st Class Ron Dixon, of the Oklahoma National Guard’s 1345th Transportation Company. ‘We packed to stay as long as it takes.’ While some fight the insurgency in the city, other carry on with rescue and evacuation operations. Helicopters are still pulling hundreds of stranded people from rooftops of flooded homes.” http://www.armytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-1077495.php.
The Army Times piece is no fluke, it is them talking to each other or supporters. It is not for public consumption1 On Meet the Press a Louisiana Emergency Management official broke down and cried from frustration and revealed FEMA turned back several truckloads of fresh water donated by Wal-Mart. Other parishes surrounding New Orleans have reported FEMA cut telephone lines, set up roadblocks preventing the movement and accessability of recuse workers and volunteers . Does this sound like a bungled response to you? No it is more nefarious and sinister. Even the so called transformation of the media is part and parcel to this. Notice now that Dick “Hide and Wait” Cheney is now on the set, the press is back to their old cow-towed stenographer role. Meanwhile thousands of troops have converged on New Orleans and they are in a combat ready mode rather than a search and rescue mode! What’s up with that? The Bu$h administration has been warring with Louisiana officials who were reluctant to turn over all authority to the feds. Now it is becoming clearer why. The feds plan using this catastrophe as the model and practice run for imposing lock down on an urban region. Not only are they practicing evacuation techniques, door to door searches and weapons confiscation (why are taking people's weapons?) , setting up roadblocks and checkpoints, but they are also disbursing and resettling thousands of reluctant residents who are unwilling to abandon their battered homes and lose their water logged possessions. The government is moving them to who knows where for who knows how long coming on the heels of a domestic psyop campaign where they attempted to demonize a group of desperate US citizens (although the media does this every day). The Blog Another Day In The Empire recently posted this commentary “FEMA refused evacuation help from Amtrak; it turned away experienced fire fighters and first responders; it turned back Wal-Mart supply trucks; refused to allow the Red Cross to deliver food; blocked a 500-boat citizen flotilla from delivering aid; turned away generators and other equipment (see this page with links to news stories). In other words, FEMA went out of its way to deny aid and allow people to die from dehydration, starvation, and lack of medicine and medical help. In addition to denying aid, and thus killing an as of yet (and possibly forever) unknown number of people, FEMA is attempting to control media access to the worst natural disaster in American history (see Journalist Groups Protest FEMA Ban on Photos of Dead). Moreover, journalists and photographers have been assaulted by troops and had their notebooks and cameras confiscated (see The Eye of the Hurricane by Matthias Gebauer).” 09-08-05
This is real brothers and sisters, this is no joke! It is time to sound the alarm and wake the people up from our stupor. The fascist that control the Republican Party and their spineless a counterparts in the Democartic party have moved to stack the deck in the “investigation” of Katrina mishaps. Look for a Warren and 9-11 Commissions type white wash on this one. Also notice now the feds are restricting press coverage of the clean up, body recoveries and forced evacuations (except for photo-ops by prominent administration officials). Keep your eyes and ears open, think critically and most of all don’t go for the okey-doke. The plot gets thicker every day.

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