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Commentary :: Human Rights
The New Orleans flood was preventable
03 Sep 2005
Modified: 06:23:24 PM
Today Michael Chertoff spoke about all that Homeland Security was doing about the New Orleans flood, blaming it on mother nature. read between the lines.
Best comment I've heard so far"if CNN reporters could get into the dangerous places, how come the military can't"
Michael Chertoff:Speaking in his press conference today describing what Homeland Secuirty has done to help the victims of the flood five days later, after the reign of terror:

"Devastation caused by mother nature"

BETWEEN THE LINES:
Not by Bush's administration's withdrawal of funds to restore levees,
The Bush administration's policy of turning over wetlands to developers almost certainly also contributed to the heightened level of the storm surge. In 1990, a federal task force began restoring lost wetlands surrounding New Orleans. Every two miles of wetland between the Crescent City and the Gulf reduces a surge by half a foot. Bush had promised "no net loss" of wetlands, a policy launched by his father's administration and bolstered by President Clinton. But he reversed his approach in 2003, unleashing the developers. The Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency then announced they could no longer protect wetlands unless they were somehow related to interstate commerce.

In response to this potential crisis, four leading environmental groups conducted a joint expert study, concluding in 2004 that without wetlands protection New Orleans could be devastated by an ordinary, much less a Category 4 or 5, hurricane. "There's no way to describe how mindless a policy that is when it comes to wetlands protection," said one of the report's authors.

The chairman of the White House's Council on Environmental Quality dismissed the study as "highly questionable," and boasted, "Everybody loves what we're doing."


"water is well over their heads"
Bush Traded New Orleans for Iraq

There was a federal project to urgently shore up failing levees in New Orleans and build pumping stations. President Bush diverted money for that project to Iraq. Do you think Iraq was worth seeing Americans become refugees in their own country?

The New Orleans Times-Picayune repeatedly brought up funding cuts for a federal project to shore up levees and build pumping stations in New Orleans, writes Will Bunch, a Pulitzer-winning journalist at the Philadelphia Daily News.

The risk of flooding and hurricane damage have been worrying local officials since the 1960's. Congress authorized the Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Control Project [SELA] in 1995 and put the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in charge.

About $430 million in federal money has been spent since then, but $250 million worth of critical projects remained. In 2003, federal funding for the project started drying up, as the Bush administration started scraping money for Iraq and homeland security.

In early 2004, President Bush cut the project's funding by more than 80 percent, Mr. Bunch wrote, citing an article in New Orleans CityBusiness. In June 2004, Army Corps of Engineers project manager Al Naomi went to the East Jefferson Levee Authority, a local agency, and "begged for $2 million" the Bush administration did not want to pay for.

The levee -- the one that broke when Hurricane Katrina hit -- was sinking.

In October 2004, the Bush administration refused to pay the Army Corps of Engineers $15 million it needed to shore up the Lake Pontchartrain banks. And this year, the administration cut the funding by three-quarters, effectively freezing any new projects from starting.

And as the researchers called for a new study on protecting New Orleans from a Category 4 or 5 hurricane, the Bush administration said no.

Mr. Naomi told The Times-Picayune in September 2004:

"But the cost of the Iraq war forced the Bush administration to order the New Orleans district office not to begin any new studies, and the 2005 budget no longer includes the needed money."

Do you think Iraq was worth seeing Americans become refugees in their own country?

Did New Orleans Catastrophe Have to Happen? 'Times-Picayune' Had Repeatedly Raised Federal Spending Issues

By Will Bunch

Published: August 31, 2005 9:00 PM ET

PHILADELPHIA Even though Hurricane Katrina has moved well north of the city, the waters may still keep rising in New Orleans. That's because Lake Pontchartrain continues to pour through a two-block-long break in the main levee, near the city's 17th Street Canal. With much of the Crescent City some 10 feet below sea level, the rising tide may not stop until it's level with the massive lake.

New Orleans had long known it was highly vulnerable to flooding and a direct hit from a hurricane. In fact, the federal government has been working with state and local officials in the region since the late 1960s on major hurricane and flood relief efforts. When flooding from a massive rainstorm in May 1995 killed six people, Congress authorized the Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Control Project, or SELA.

Over the next 10 years, the Army Corps of Engineers, tasked with carrying out SELA, spent $430 million on shoring up levees and building pumping stations, with $50 million in local aid. But at least $250 million in crucial projects remained, even as hurricane activity in the Atlantic Basin increased dramatically and the levees surrounding New Orleans continued to subside.

Yet after 2003, the flow of federal dollars toward SELA dropped to a trickle. The Corps never tried to hide the fact that the spending pressures of the war in Iraq, as well as homeland security -- coming at the same time as federal tax cuts -- was the reason for the strain. At least nine articles in the Times-Picayune from 2004 and 2005 specifically cite the cost of Iraq as a reason for the lack of hurricane- and flood-control dollars.

Newhouse News Service, in an article posted late Tuesday night at The Times-Picayune Web site, reported: "No one can say they didn't see it coming. ... Now in the wake of one of the worst storms ever, serious questions are being asked about the lack of preparation."

In early 2004, as the cost of the conflict in Iraq soared, President Bush proposed spending less than 20 percent of what the Corps said was needed for Lake Pontchartrain, according to a Feb. 16, 2004, article, in New Orleans CityBusiness.

On June 8, 2004, Walter Maestri, emergency management chief for Jefferson Parish, Louisiana; told the Times-Picayune: "It appears that the money has been moved in the president's budget to handle homeland security and the war in Iraq, and I suppose that's the price we pay. Nobody locally is happy that the levees can't be finished, and we are doing everything we can to make the case that this is a security issue for us."

Also that June, with the 2004 hurricane season starting, the Corps' project manager Al Naomi went before a local agency, the East Jefferson Levee Authority, and essentially begged for $2 million for urgent work that Washington was now unable to pay for. From the June 18, 2004 Times-Picayune:

"The system is in great shape, but the levees are sinking. Everything is sinking, and if we don't get the money fast enough to raise them, then we can't stay ahead of the settlement," he said. "The problem that we have isn't that the levee is low, but that the federal funds have dried up so that we can't raise them."

The panel authorized that money, and on July 1, 2004, it had to pony up another $250,000 when it learned that stretches of the levee in Metairie had sunk by four feet. The agency had to pay for the work with higher property taxes. The levee board noted in October 2004 that the feds were also now not paying for a hoped-for $15 million project to better shore up the banks of Lake Pontchartrain.

The 2004 hurricane season was the worst in decades. In spite of that, the federal government came back this spring with the steepest reduction in hurricane and flood-control funding for New Orleans in history. Because of the proposed cuts, the Corps office there imposed a hiring freeze. Officials said that money targeted for the SELA project -- $10.4 million, down from $36.5 million -- was not enough to start any new jobs.

There was, at the same time, a growing recognition that more research was needed to see what New Orleans must do to protect itself from a Category 4 or 5 hurricane. But once again, the money was not there. As the Times-Picayune reported last Sept. 22:

"That second study would take about four years to complete and would cost about $4 million, said Army Corps of Engineers project manager Al Naomi. About $300,000 in federal money was proposed for the 2005 fiscal-year budget, and the state had agreed to match that amount. But the cost of the Iraq war forced the Bush administration to order the New Orleans district office not to begin any new studies, and the 2005 budget no longer includes the needed money, he said."

The Senate was seeking to restore some of the SELA funding cuts for 2006. But now it's too late.

One project that a contractor had been racing to finish this summer: a bridge and levee job right at the 17th Street Canal, site of the main breach on Monday.

The Newhouse News Service article published Tuesday night observed, "The Louisiana congressional delegation urged Congress earlier this year to dedicate a stream of federal money to Louisiana's coast, only to be opposed by the White House. ... In its budget, the Bush administration proposed a significant reduction in funding for southeast Louisiana's chief hurricane protection project. Bush proposed $10.4 million, a sixth of what local officials say they need."

Local officials are now saying, the article reported, that had Washington heeded their warnings about the dire need for hurricane protection, including building up levees and repairing barrier islands, "the damage might not have been nearly as bad as it turned out to be."

Will Bunch (letters (at) editorandpublisher.com) is senior writer at the Philadelphia Daily News. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1992 when he reported for Newsday. Much of this article also appears on his blog, Attytood, at the Daily News.

http://www.mediainfo.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1
and
http://www.pnionline.com/dnblog/attytood/archives/002331.html

Here is the article itself here:
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When the levee breaks

It appears that the money has been moved in the president’s budget to handle homeland security and the war in Iraq, and I suppose that’s the price we pay. Nobody locally is happy that the levees can’t be finished, and we are doing everything we can to make the case that this is a security issue for us.

-- Walter Maestri, emergency management chief for Jefferson Parish, Louisiana; New Orleans Times-Picayune, June 8, 2004.

This picture is an aerial view of New Orleans today, more than 14 months later. Even though Hurricane Katrina has moved well north of the city and the sun is out, the waters continue to rise in New Orleans as we write this. That's because Lake Pontchartrain continues to pour through a two-block-long break in the main levee, near the city's 17th Street Canal. With much of the Crescent City some 10 feet below sea level, the rising tide may not stop until until it's level with the massive lake.

There have been numerous reports of bodies floating in the poorest neighborhoods of this poverty-plagued city, but the truth is that the death toll may not be known for days, because the conditions continue to frustrate rescue efforts.

New Orleans had long known it was highly vulnerable to flooding and a direct hit from a hurricane. In fact, the federal government has been working with state and local officials in the region since the late 1960s on major hurricane and flood relief efforts. When flooding from a massive rainstorm in May 1995 killed six people, Congress authorized the Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Control Project, or SELA.

Over the next 10 years, the Army Corps of Engineers, tasked with carrying out SELA, spent $430 million on shoring up levees and building pumping stations, with $50 million in local aid. But at least $250 million in crucial projects remained, even as hurricane activity in the Atlantic Basin increased dramatically and the levees surrounding New Orleans continued to subside.

Yet after 2003, the flow of federal dollars toward SELA dropped to a trickle. The Corps never tried to hide the fact that the spending pressures of the war in Iraq, as well as homeland security -- coming at the same time as federal tax cuts -- was the reason for the strain. At least nine articles in the Times-Picayune from 2004 and 2005 specifically cite the cost of Iraq as a reason for the lack of hurricane- and flood-control dollars. (Much of the research here is from Nexis, which is why some articles aren't linked.)

In early 2004, as the cost of the conflict in Iraq soared, President Bush proposed spending less than 20 percent of what the Corps said was needed for Lake Pontchartrain, according to this Feb. 16, 2004, article, in New Orleans CityBusiness:

The $750 million Lake Pontchartrain and Vicinity Hurricane Protection project is another major Corps project, which remains about 20% incomplete due to lack of funds, said Al Naomi, project manager. That project consists of building up levees and protection for pumping stations on the east bank of the Mississippi River in Orleans, St. Bernard, St. Charles and Jefferson parishes.

The Lake Pontchartrain project is slated to receive $3.9 million in the president's 2005 budget. Naomi said about $20 million is needed.

"The longer we wait without funding, the more we sink," he said. "I've got at least six levee construction contracts that need to be done to raise the levee protection back to where it should be (because of settling). Right now I owe my contractors about $5 million. And we're going to have to pay them interest."

That June, with the 2004 hurricane seasion starting, the Corps' Naomi went before a local agency, the East Jefferson Levee Authority, and essentially begged for $2 million for urgent work that Washington was now unable to pay for. From the June 18, 2004 Times-Picayune:

"The system is in great shape, but the levees are sinking. Everything is sinking, and if we don’t get the money fast enough to raise them, then we can’t stay ahead of the settlement," he said. "The problem that we have isn’t that the levee is low, but that the federal funds have dried up so that we can’t raise them."

The panel authorized that money, and on July 1, 2004, it had to pony up another $250,000 when it learned that stretches of the levee in Metairie had sunk by four feet. The agency had to pay for the work with higher property taxes. The levee board noted in October 2004 that the feds were also now not paying for a hoped-for $15 million project to better shore up the banks of Lake Pontchartrain.

The 2004 hurricane season, as you probably recall, was the worst in decades. In spite of that, the federal government came back this spring with the steepest reduction in hurricane- and flood-control funding for New Orleans in history. Because of the proposed cuts, the Corps office there imposed a hiring freeze. Officials said that money targeted for the SELA project -- $10.4 million, down from $36.5 million -- was not enough to start any new jobs. According to New Orleans CityBusiness this June 5:

The district has identified $35 million in projects to build and improve levees, floodwalls and pumping stations in St. Bernard, Orleans, Jefferson and St. Charles parishes. Those projects are included in a Corps line item called Lake Pontchartrain, where funding is scheduled to be cut from $5.7 million this year to $2.9 million in 2006. Naomi said it's enough to pay salaries but little else.

"We'll do some design work. We'll design the contracts and get them ready to go if we get the money. But we don't have the money to put the work in the field, and that's the problem," Naomi said.

There was, at the same time, a growing recognition that more research was needed to see what New Orleans must do to protect itself from a Category 4 or 5 hurricane. But once again, the money was not there. As the Times-Picayune reported last Sept. 22:

That second study would take about four years to complete and would cost about $4 million, said Army Corps of Engineers project manager Al Naomi. About $300,000 in federal money was proposed for the 2005 fiscal-year budget, and the state had agreed to match that amount.

But the cost of the Iraq war forced the Bush administration to order the New Orleans district office not to begin any new studies, and the 2005 budget no longer includes the needed money, he said.

The Senate was seeking to restore some of the SELA funding cuts for 2006. But now it's too late. One project that a contractor had been racing to finish this summer was a bridge and levee job right at the 17th Street Canal, site of the main breach. The levee failure appears to be causing a human tragedy of epic proportions:

"We probably have 80 percent of our city under water; with some sections of our city the water is as deep as 20 feet. Both airports are underwater," Mayor Ray Nagin told a radio interviewer.

Washington knew that this day could come at any time, and it knew the things that needed to be done to protect the citizens of New Orleans. But in the tradition of the riverboat gambler, the Bush administration decided to roll the dice on its fool's errand in Iraq, and on a tax cut that mainly benefitted the rich.

And now Bush has lost that gamble, big time. We hope that Congress will investigate what went wrong here.

The president told us that we needed to fight in Iraq to save lives here at home, and yet -- after moving billions of domestic dollars to the Persian Gulf -- there are bodies floating through the streets of Louisiana. What does George W. Bush have to say for himself now?
and
"A year ago the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposed to study how New Orleans could be protected from a catastrophic hurricane, but the Bush administration ordered that the research not be undertaken. After a flood killed six people in 1995, Congress created the Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Control Project, in which the Corps of Engineers strengthened and renovated levees and pumping stations. In early 2001, the Federal Emergency Management Agency issued a report stating that a hurricane striking New Orleans was one of the three most likely disasters in the U.S., including a terrorist attack on New York City. But by 2003 the federal funding for the flood control project essentially dried up as it was drained into the Iraq war. In 2004, the Bush administration cut funding requested by the New Orleans district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for holding back the waters of Lake Pontchartrain by more than 80 percent. Additional cuts at the beginning of this year (for a total reduction in funding of 44.2 percent since 2001) forced the New Orleans district of the Corps to impose a hiring freeze. The Senate had debated adding funds for fixing New Orleans' levees, but it was too late."

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/090105L.shtml

and

Top story on Daily Kos page is that Bushco is refusing help from Canada, they had their rescue people ready to go.

On Democratic Underground.com, Nothing Without Hope has posted many links to DU threads including the beginning of martial law using the excuse of looters and other more long term plans that made this happen:

FEMA warned in early 2001 that a New Orleans hurricane was one of three most likely catastrophes likely to hit the US. A terrorist attack on New York or an
earthquake in San Francisco were he other two. Hey, two out of three, and you can't say the Bushies weren't warned.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

..the Federal Emergency Management Agency issued a report in early 2001 that identified the three catastrophes most likely to hit the United States: a terrorist
attack on New York, an earthquake in San Francisco and a hurricane in New Orleans.

The article goes on to show how instead of acting on the warning, the Bush Administration CUT funding for hurricane protection and WEAKENED
preparedness. It's compelling and good to see. Let's hope the corporate media start figuring out that the American people finally want some truth for a change.

http://www.conyersblog.us/archives/00000226.htm#comments
Email from Michael Moore... an open letter to George W. Bush

"Vacation is Over"

Friday, September 2nd, 2005

Dear Mr. Bush:

Any idea where all our helicopters are? It's Day 5 of Hurricane Katrina and thousands remain stranded in New Orleans and need to be airlifted. Where on earth could you have misplaced all our military choppers? Do you need help finding them? I once lost my car in a Sears parking lot. Man, was that a drag.

Also, any idea where all our national guard soldiers are? We could really use them right now for the type of thing they signed up to do like helping with national disasters. How come they weren't there to begin with?

Last Thursday I was in south Florida and sat outside while the eye of Hurricane Katrina passed over my head. It was only a Category 1 then but it was pretty nasty. Eleven people died and, as of today, there were still homes without power. That night the weatherman said this storm was on its way to New Orleans. That was Thursday! Did anybody tell you? I know you didn't want to interrupt your vacation and I know how you don't like to get bad news. Plus, you had fundraisers to go to and mothers of dead soldiers to ignore and smear. You sure showed her!

I especially like how, the day after the hurricane, instead of flying to Louisiana, you flew to San Diego to party with your business peeps. Don't let people criticize you for this -- after all, the hurricane was over and what the heck could you do, put your finger in the dike?

And don't listen to those who, in the coming days, will reveal how you specifically reduced the Army Corps of Engineers' budget for New Orleans this summer for the third year in a row. You just tell them that even if you hadn't cut the money to fix those levees, there weren't going to be any Army engineers to fix them anyway because you had a much more important construction job for them -- BUILDING DEMOCRACY IN IRAQ!

On Day 3, when you finally left your vacation home, I have to say I was moved by how you had your Air Force One pilot descend from the clouds as you flew over New Orleans so you could catch a quick look of the disaster. Hey, I know you couldn't stop and grab a bullhorn and stand on some rubble and act like a commander in chief. Been there done that.

There will be those who will try to politicize this tragedy and try to use it against you. Just have your people keep pointing that out. Respond to nothing. Even those pesky scientists who predicted this would happen because the water in the Gulf of Mexico is getting hotter and hotter making a storm like this inevitable. Ignore them and all their global warming Chicken Littles. There is nothing unusual about a hurricane that was so wide it would be like having one F-4 tornado that stretched from New York to Cleveland.

No, Mr. Bush, you just stay the course. It's not your fault that 30 percent of New Orleans lives in poverty or that tens of thousands had no transportation to get out of town. C'mon, they're black! I mean, it's not like this happened to Kennebunkport. Can you imagine leaving white people on their roofs for five days? Don't make me laugh! Race has nothing -- NOTHING -- to do with this!

You hang in there, Mr. Bush. Just try to find a few of our Army helicopters and send them there. Pretend the people of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast are near Tikrit.

Yours,

Michael Moore
MMFlint (at) aol.com
www.MichaelMoore.com

P.S. That annoying mother, Cindy Sheehan, is no longer at your ranch. She and dozens of other relatives of the Iraqi War dead are now driving across the country, stopping in many cities along the way. Maybe you can catch up with them before they get to DC on September 21st.

http://www.conyersblog.us/archives/00000226.htm#comments


~~WHY IS BUSH BEING ALLOWED TO REFUSE AID AND CHOOSE DEATH FOR OUR SUFFERING PEOPLE? Congress must must must convene and IMMEDIATELY take steps to address this horrible and worsening crisis!!

and

CNN/New Orleans:

"Mayor blasts failure to patch levee breeches" and that'sonly the beginning:

Thu Sep 01st 2005, 09:26 AM ET

The failure to drop those sandbags and patch the levees was a catastrophe - it's resulted in the major flooding of downtown NO that may well have been avoidable. Mayor Nagin tried desperately to reach Bush, but he was unable to do so. Guess * had other priorities, like getting a manicure perhaps.

The fact that Bush wasn't answering the phone from the mayor of New Orleans requesting urgent, life-and-death assistance has so far not showed up in any of the major media - it was heard by people listening to Nagin's announcement.

But Nagin's fury at the failure to patch the levees in time to avert greatly intensified catastrophe and more deaths is in a CNN article this morning:

http://www.cnn.com/2005/WEATHER/08/31/katrina.levees/in...

Mayor blasts failure to patch levee breaches

Wednesday, August 31, 2005; Posted: 7:21 a.m. EDT (11:21 GMT)

(snip)

According to the mayor, Black Hawk helicopters were scheduled to pick up and drop massive 3,000-pound sandbags in the 17th Street Canal breach, but were diverted on rescue missions. Nagin said neglecting to fix the problem has set the city behind by at least a month.

"I had laid out like an eight-week to ten-week timeline where we could get the city back in semblance of order. It's probably been pushed back another four weeks as a result of this," Nagin said.

"That four weeks is going to stop all commerce in the city of New Orleans. It also impacts the nation, because no domestic oil production will happen in southeast Louisiana."

Nagin said he expects relief efforts in the city to improve as New Orleans, the National Guard and FEMA combine their command centers for better communication, followup and accountability.

FEMA is a real mess, both from cut funds and from the fallout from a Bolton clone, Albaugh, being sent in by the Bush Administration. He was so insanely abusive and disruptive, many of the career FEMA management personnel left.

The disastrously mismanaged mission in New Orleans has cost lives and according to Mayor Nagin, set back by a month the schedule for reopening New Orleans.

and

Here are some other threads on how all the different sources of funding that was supposed to be used to protect the city and provide relief efforts has been
systematically gutted:

Thread title: Bush has slashed Clinton's Disaster Mitigation Program.
(unbelievable)

Thread title: New Orleans district, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Cut by Bush

Thread title: Bush Cut Hurricane, Flood Protection Funding to New Orleans


Thread title: DU media Blast Bush's cuts to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

thread title: Hold Bush accountable for the flooding of New Orleans!

thread title: Cuts to the Army Corps of Engineers... not a politicization, just

Is all of this just incompetence? Maybe - but maybe not. I am beginning to suspect LIWOP - Let It Worsen On Purpose. Those levees were not repaired, when they were the highest priority. Funding was not there.

And then there is the shipment of the people who SHOULD have been pitching in, OUR National Guard, overseas as cannon fodder in Bush's war of choice. Even the paltry 3500 who were supposed to arrive didn't make it yesterday,
according to this thread;

Thread title: FEMA not doing so good in N.O - National Guard never showed up today

Finally, and far from least, there really are larger, scarier reasons to be concerned about a conspiracy in which what has been happening to the National Guard and
FEMA is a part. Read through this thread and think about it:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Thread title: Think about the implications of this: Nat'l Guard in Iraq, NorthCom HERE.



WHY?

Chertoff speaking:10.5 million package of aid,

Focused very intently not only need to rescue people, but months to come, hope and promise for future,
help still coming, active duty forces, no satisfied, broken any mold,
we'll break the mold,

federal govt will take primary role

872 airborne 7000

not merely NO OF, surrounding parishes, all over Gulf area, in dire straits, conducting evacuations... 9500 rescued by coast guard,
Am track.. out of Dallas, we're aware still patients in hospitals,
this is improving but we have lots more work to do, I'' be working with the military elements to deploy ..."

BETWEEN THE LINES

Do you doubt we're headed for a militaristic state?



Ps. I read Halliburton got the Naval contract for reconstruction of the South.Halliburton gets contract to repair damage from Hurricane Katrina

(HalliburtonWatch.org) 01 Sep 2005

The US Navy asked Halliburton to repair naval facilities damaged by Hurricane Katrina, the Houston Chronicle reported today.

The work was assigned to Halliburton's KBR subsidiary under the Navy's $500 million CONCAP contract awarded to KBR in 2001 and renewed in 2004.

The repairs will take place in Louisiana and Mississippi.

In March, the former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which is tasked with responding to hurricane disasters, became a lobbyist for KBR.

legitgov.org
BETWEEN THE LINES
Keep pressing these authorities to PROMISE they will search all homes that were severely flooded. My worst nightmare ( even last night I dreamed I was being flooded)
is that there are still survivors in these homes who forgot to bring axes!

Listen carefully fully to Chertoff, he's a snake.(Defended Islamic terrorists and deported Israel's Mossad pre and post 911.

If you haven't guessed it already, these officials are in alliance with groups who want to see population reduction around the world, (Jesuit goals) for their New World Order(a la ka Henry Kissinger's "military soldiers are dumb animals to be used to further the New World Order). It isn't a coincidence that President Bush met with Greenspan to ask for more funny money to be printed. They'll use this tragedy to say see, "we the government told you to evacuate, and these victims didn't"to so in the future we'll make you listen to the government, and we'll demand national service as the price for your safety. Therefore every son and daughter will have to serve in "national service" and you will be placed where we think best: military for those least qualified, and other roles for more qualified....
In addition you will pay more taxes for our wars, and pay higher prices for our elite owned resources.
This really is a class issue, for a very small elite has united after hundreds of years in America who wish to grow richer at everyone else's expense. This elite crosses politician parties, that is why you see Clinton and Bush Sr. kissing up to each other.

Rockefeller's monopoly game goes on, and they've got his goals in alliance with the Jesuit plan for the Millennial New World Order. Actually the old world order with little variations.

A President whose family traditionally goes to Bohemian grove and throws away his cares to a great owl, doesn't really care for the common people.

I hope the American people wake up to what is in store for them, with these leaders!

Did you hear the Army call for medical worker volunteers? This is the beginning of National Service.
Yet they've got local people locked up in their homes, shelters, etc. , and not able to asssist the infirm.!Discrepancy?

Did you hear the explanation of the tsunami? It was created by ??? Some people think the government engineered that, for preemptive destruction of " Moslem areas" (population preemptive control.)


Chertoff:"No body could have thought a double whammy," still blaming "mother nature"
The only mother nature at real blame is the tax cut for the wealthy, and the preservation of "white elite civilization"

"Shoulder to shoulder with locals is not federal primacy"

Next they'll be bringing in UN troops.Agenda 21.

Something that was unexpected and not planned for" What about the TV specials predicting this scenario, with estimates of 47,000 dead back 5 years ago???

If these are not lies what are?
Question from reporter,
FeMA director should resign? " We're in the middle of something dynamic, we could be spending time in the rear view mirror, or what about the future. Environmental hazards, Disease, camps for isolation, etc. etc. We're leering about there lessons we need to learn, I have confidence in him, ...
I have confidence in military, national guard,...
...the plan we developed with state and local officials, was assumed a small break in the levees ". What about those TV specials which predicted 47,000 deaths????
lies, they wanted this to happen.

More control, more population control.

Get these guys under oath and ASK THE HARD QUESTIONS!

We have to plan for both, terrorism and natural disasters. New Orleans wasn't under real danger until the floods, which occurred after the levees which the Bush administration failed to fund.

I have to get back to work."

.. questions too critical, I'm starting to choke!"




All referenced articles from Conyer's blog,
one place they're trying to come to truth about the President and his administration, who J. Farah, Republican, editor of World Net Daily.com has called for impeachment: for not protecting our borders.

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