Friday, September 02, 2005

I Can Do No Better Than to Point You To DN!'s Reporting on Katrina

Unbelievable.

I gave money already; I assume you all will, too.

Disgusting. This will be Bush II's LA Riots -- and far worse. We'll lose tens of thousands, likely.

Appalling.

These are the words of the governor of LA -- a Democrat:

Governor Gives Troops Shoot-to-Kill Orders
Violence has also increased on the streets of New Orleans. Armed citizens have reportedly taken over some of the relief sites. Shots have been fired at police officers and rescue helicopters. There have been reports of rapes, murders and carjackings. Residents continue to break into stores in search of everything from food and water to guns to luxury items. The White House announced it would have zero tolerance for looters - even for those taking essential items needed to stay alive. Louisiana Governor's Kathleen Blanco warned that troops had orders to shoot to kill. She said "These troops are fresh back from Iraq, well trained, experienced, battle tested and under my orders to restore order in the streets. She went on to say "They have M-16s and they are locked and loaded. "These troops know how to shoot and kill and they are more than willing to do so if necessary and I expect they will."

Nice. I take it they won't distinguish between those stealing food and water and medical supplies, rather than luxury items?

5 Thoughts:

Blogger Doug said...

Iraq has come home. Now we have urban fighting in NO.

Unbelievable.

Friday, September 02, 2005 12:16:00 PM  
Blogger Zeppellina said...

I feel so sorry for all of those poor people caught up in this horror.
I am watching the diaster and find it unbelievable that people still have no real help after 5 days.
The US can organise thousands of troops for Iraq, but cannot help it`s own people.
We are watching people die in 3rd world conditions,with no help,and seemingly not much sympathy from the US administration.
I don`t know what to say, I am at a loss for words.

Friday, September 02, 2005 5:11:00 PM  
Blogger Demotiki said...

The horror of it all! To think that just a few weeks ago everything was going great at Crawford. Now, the President's entire vacation has been ruined. First some woman who falsely claimed she had a son, and falsely claimed he had died in a war, was bothering the President when he was trying to "hang loose." Now, mother nature has conspired with leftists to actually end his royal eminence's summer retreat. The horror, the horror!

Friday, September 02, 2005 8:43:00 PM  
Blogger Zeppellina said...

Bush has been on camera all through this crisis with the same stupid grin on his face.
Someone must have advised him today that it didn`t look too good,and to look more sombre.
Today is the first day of the crisis he hasn`t grinned while being interviewed.

Friday, September 02, 2005 9:16:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

I actually think he's incapable of considering anyone else. Spoiled, post-alcoholic (post?...he does seem to crash his bike a lot) frat boy. A figurehead loser of a president.

So fucking sick and tired of him.

Saturday, September 03, 2005 10:45:00 AM  

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