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News :: International
National Guard not allowing food supplies in
03 Sep 2005
National Guard not allowing food supplies
into New Orleans... levee dynamited?
Levee' Dynamited???
Please read all the way to the bottom and hear what she has written
about the dynamiting of the levees...

Katrina Survivor safe in Waco Reports on What's Happening in New
Orleans

Please help spread this message: There are supplies sitting in Baton
Rouge for the folks in New Orleans, but the National Guard has the
city surrounded and is not letting anyone in or out. They are turning
away people with s]upplies, claiming it is too dangerous. If we have
planes that can drop bombs on people in Iraq, certianly we can air
drop supplies into the city. Our goverment is KILLING the people of
New Orleans. This is the message I am now sending to all major media
sources, national and worldwide, as well as posting to email lists,
blogs, etc. The story is getting out that the people there are not
getting supplies, but the truth of WHY is not. Please help spread the
word, we must get this story out. Please so not let any more of my
friends die.

I can be reached at 254.640.8441 - feel free to call me or give my
number to any media that needs a contact person to talk to.

Here is my message:

I am a resident of the Bywater in New Orleans ( 9th Ward ) . I am one
of the lucky ones that was able to evacuate before the storm.

I have recently managed to speak to some friends stranded in New
Orleans. They are starving and dehydrating and there is no news of
when they will be receiving food and water. I have spoken to relief
efforts and understand that there are plenty of supplies waiting for
these people, BUT THEY ARE NOT BEING ALLOWED INTO THE CITY.

The National Guard has the city surrounded and is not letting anyone
in or out, except the buses being evacuated. The excuse that they can
not bring supplies into New Orleans because of the looting and gun
fire is not a valid excuse - if they are too afraid to enter the
streets of New Orleans, they need to be air dropping supplies into
the city. If the United States is capable of sending planes that can
withstand enemy fire to drop bombs in Iraq, certainly they are
capable of air dropping supplies into a city where the worst of the
gunfire they could encouter would be from semi-automatics.

Our government is killing the people of New Orleans. By witholding
supplies, they are ensuring more deaths, and I hold them complicit.

Please bring this matter to the attention of the people of the United
States. They need to know that New Orleans is deliberatly being
denied food and water. Perhaps if the people there had food and
water, they might not be shooting off guns.

Please feel free to call me for further information or with any
questions. I appreciate your attention to this most serious matter.

I fear for my friends.

Sincerely,

Andrea Garland
Get Your Act On! click here ... http://www.getyouraction.com

On another note, Jeffrey and I are in the process of getting a large
vehicle and loading it up with donated supplies needed for longer
term cleanup efforts ( generators, chain saws, solar cooking
equipment, etc. ) . Some basic info and a paypal link is at Get Your
Act On! ( getyouracton.com ) and more detailed info will be posted
later. Please help spread the word about this, as well. We live 6
blocks from one of the hardest hit areas in New Orleans, so we intend
to bring these necessary tools to our neighbors.

Also heard that part of the reason our houseflooded is they dynamited
part of the levee after the first section broke - they did
this to prevent Uptown ( the rich part of town ) from being flooded.
Apparently they used too much dynamite, thus flooding part of the
Bywater. So now I know who is responsible for flooding my house - not
Katrina, but our government.


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