Monday, January 23, 2006

No Excuses to Hide Behind

More and more it looks as if the Katrina debacle was engineered. Not the storm itself, but the preparation and response were not just inadequate, they were criminal.
New Docs Show Gov't Forewarned on Katrina: "An Aug. 28 report by the department's National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center concluded that a Category 4 or 5 hurricane would cause severe damage in the city, including power outages and a direct economic hit of up to $10 billion for the first week.

'Overall, the impacts described herein are conservative,' stated the report, which was sent to Homeland Security's office for infrastructure protection.

'Any storm rated Category 4 or greater ... will likely lead to severe flooding and/or levee breaching, leaving the New Orleans metro area submerged for weeks or months,' said the report, which was released by a Senate panel examining the government's breakdown in responding to Katrina.

The documents are the latest indication that the federal government knew beforehand of the catastrophic damage that a storm of Katrina's magnitude could cause."

There is no excuse, this was deliberate incompetence. If New Orleans had been Florida this would never have happened.

Kind of makes me wonder what other disaster they have turned to their benefit? I won't put a link up, because we all know which one and how it is exploited whenever politically necessary.

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