September 2005

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Voice of the White House September 5, 2005

As the scale of the disaster in New Orleans becomes apparent, a Washington insider names some of those responsible. Including one who specifically ordered a US hospital ship, sitting in the Gulf of Mexico at the height of the flood, to remain inactive

Conductor Barenboim in radio row

Israel’s education minister recently branded conductor Daniel Barenboim “a real anti-Semite” while Ms Livnat, of the Likud party, said the Jewish born Barenboim was “a real Jew-hater, a real anti-Semite”

How New Orleans Was Lost

Everything has its price and the US occupation of Iraq costs more than the casualty lists tell. According to a former assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury, the destruction of New Orleans is directly attributable to the invasion of Iraq

Ethnic Cleansing II

There was simply too much active sabotage of relief efforts in New Orleans to blame it all on FEMA incompetence. It looks increasingly like someone had a plan to ethnically cleanse New Orleans using the guise of a natural disaster to provide cover

A Disaster Waiting to Happen

Last year, the bestofneworleans.com reported that because of Bush administration policy changes, some FEMA insiders feared that concerns over terrorism were trumping protection from hurricanes and other natural hazards. Seems like they were right

Provocateur forces in New Orleans? The case builds

Reports are coming in from webloggers in New Orleans that covert military operations seem to be underway amidst the devastation. Could this be why rescue helicopters are reportedly being fired on, could agent provocateurs be at work?

Met by Despair, Not Violence

As they begin to patrol the chaotic city, troops are surprised by what they don’t find

Public good, and the economics of disaster

They had about a week to shore up the levees, evacuate the poor, and prepare for disaster management. But disaster is another opportunity to make money, while trying to stop disaster is just a drain on public finances. Which explains why nothing was done

Homeland Security won’t let Red Cross deliver food

The Department of Homeland Security now says that New orleans is too dangerous for the Red Cross to deliver aid there

Voice of the White House September 1, 2005

This week a White House insider writes that in certain quarters of the Beltway the view is being expressed that it is better that New Orleans is under the water

David Irving on the New Orleans Floods

If ever God sat at his laptop and his finger hovered over the key marked SMITE, it seems to have happened two days ago with Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans

New Orleans: Destroyed by Presidential Negligence

It was a disaster waiting to happen after funds earmarked for drainage canals, flood-proofing and pumping stations was shifted to homeland security and the war in Iraq. Now large parts of the city may have to be permanently abandoned.

Rapes, killings hit Katrina refugees in New Orleans

Refugees from New Orleans tell of a wave of horrific crimes in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. But not committed by thugs and criminals, as one would expect, but by the very people the refugees thought would protect them

New Orleans: The Strategy for World Government

New Orleans: The Strategy for World Government

Make no mistake, New Orleans may look like something from the third world but that’s the intention. For it was nothing more than a proving ground, a test bed for the imposition of martial law across America

Shock and Awe Chickens Come Home to Roost

Back in April of 2002, Mike Dunne wrote about a hurricane of a magnitude that could cause the levees in New Orleans to fail. Well now its happened, largely because money earmarked to improve the levees was siphoned off to the War on Terror and Iraq

New State Department Ministry Slams Alternative News

Citing ‘exaggerated fears about depleted uranium’, the US State Dept says, ‘a number of strongly held associations spring to mind, including radiation illness, cancer, and birth defects.’ All of which, it says, are exploited by alternative news websites

Puzzle over the heroine who wasn’t

Like the events of 7/7, there may be more to the strange life and death of the woman who, in the immediate aftermath of the London bombings, was initially hailed as a heroine only to be revealed later as a fraud

Jewish gunman was no terrorist, Israel rules

Four Arab Israelis shot dead by a soldier opposed to the closure of the Gaza Strip settlements are not victims of “terror” because their killer was Jewish, Israel’s defence ministry has ruled, and so their families are not entitled to the usual compensation for life. The ministry concluded that the law only recognises terrorism as [...]

Halliburton gets contract to repair damage from Hurricane Katrina

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 [...]

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