bradmArmy Corps of Engineers map shows deliberate levee breach HuFri May 25, 2007 18:53
If you know New Orleans
there are lots of racist people here (i am white)
but i see it all the time.
The levee system was breached JUST in TIME
If it wernt its possible that the other side of the levee would have broke.
That side is the richer (and white) people live.
Since the Corps of Engineers and private companies were tasked with breaching "CERTAIN" levees
(and yes they were ) driving around with explosives in your car.
Then why not take it into their own hands to be a bit overzealous.
Lets say you are a conservative republican and saw this coming (a hurricane induced levee breach)
would you not make sure that it was THEIR levee that was blown up and not yours ?
Army Corps of Engineers map shows deliberate levee breach Hurricane Katrina
OK, relax, this might not be entirely what it looks like,
(a conspiracy theory)
But, yes, they DID breach some levee's on purpose.
They were breached to help "unwater" areas of New Orleans.
Below is the map that indicates this, taken from the Army Corps of Engineers website.
This is the page with the maps, and other information below.
You can read all 70 pages, but, i will save you some time.
I already have.
There is NO indication at what time ANY of these deliberate breaches took place.
There is NO indication as to HOW, or even the particulars of WHY.
There is NO information if these deliberate breaches helped in any way.
It seems curious to me, that as much information is provided on this site
about the unwatering process, one would think those questions would be answered here.
An unwatering team, was placed in Memphis, 1 day before Hurricane Katrina.
IHNC, is what we (in New Orleans) refer to the Industrial Canal.
This is the canal that was responsible for most of the flooding in the 9th ward.
The 9th ward, is mostly very low income.
The "unwatering process" was not held to normal procedures,
which would have needed a permit from the EPA.
The Army Corp of Engineers was directed to "minimize potential impacts",
although there was an EPA rep on the scene.
The letter was issued August 30th, but major flooding had not occurred !
Did they foresee major flooding ?
Why did the EPA rep (on scene) not grant the permit ?
The CEMVN arrived in Vicksburg Miss on Sept 2 2005.
The CEMNV established contact with EPA on scene commander on September 4 2005.
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Since our beloved Government under President Bush, has been so "transparent"
(to use a word he was fond of in talking about Iraq's "WMD's")
We should look at this information very closely,
if it is indeed been made public.
If it has not, it needs to be, and YOU need to tell congress that our government
should be "transparent"
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