Hell & High Water – New Orleans is Burning
September 2, 2005
I’m watching the live cam feed from the Survival of New Orleans Blog, and you can see the pall of smoke hanging over downtown, and plumes rising from various fires. If New Orleans wasn’t hell on earth already, it’s slowly becoming so…
Apparently the promised military presence is still
in Iraq missing in action, as well.
Teams Alpha and Bravo finished the medium range recon and there are 3 separate locations on fire. We have pictures coming shortly.
During the recon, I spoke to some Federal Marshalls and NOPD. Morale is LOW. Very low. They’re not seeing the military presence they say they were promised. I told those guys they can’t possibly imagine how much we (the world) appreciate their dedication. I asked what civil rights the citizens have and the US Marshalls looked at me like I just fell off the turnip truck and chuckled. I asked if citizens can have guns for protection and he said if someone thinks he needs a gun, he should have already evacuated. He also said they are setting the city on fire.
The NOPD wants to know where “the two active duty brigades” were that he says they were told were supposed to arrive today. When I asked him what he would want to tell the world, he said Everyone keeps talking about the military presence in the city, and then asked me,” Do you see any military around here” in dusgust.
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