Katrina: Natural Disaster or Sabotage &
By Robert Schoen
September 7, 2005
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Subject: An article for you from Robert Schoen , who has a CB in New Orleans:
I would like to explore the unusual circumstances that have
been largely unreported in the media that occurred in the wake of Katrina.
As a lifelong resident of the city, it seems in the recent past we've had
at least three hurricanes which seemed to be heading directly for New Orleans,
but that miraculously turned away from it at the last minute. I had always
attributed these last minute course corrections to Carmelite nuns in the
past, and was hoping against hope that it would be repeated once again with
Katrina, which was almost as big as the Gulf of Mexico and whose eye was
the size of Lake Ponchartrain itself.
Amazingly again, Katrina turned from its dead on course to
New Orleans at the last minute and we all thought we had been spared the
worse. Although there was severe flooding in some areas caused by a breakage
in the industrial canal, the levees held, and the force of the winds and
rain created a relatively acceptable level of damage compared to what could
be expected from a category 4 hurricane whose winds in New Orleans were
in the range of category three.
But then the next day, the 17th St. canal levee broke as well
the London St. levee and others around the city. A complete phone and communications
outage enveloped not only the city but the entire outlying area as well,
greatly hampering the initial efforts to stem the levee breaks and other
crises. The scattered and sheltered residents of the city were completely
cut off from one another and from finding out what was going on. The pumping
stations, including the new multimillion dollar one near the cemeteries
Despite the chaos and confusion in the hours after the hurricane,
a lightning fast reorganization of the news coverage on the conservative
and almost monopolistic Clear Channel radio stations and regional television
station conglomerates went into effect immediately, even as much of the
region was left without power.
The reorganized media seemed to have an agenda in its coverage.
The overemphasis on the looters, which anyone who lived in New Orleans could
have predicted, a very deliberate minimization of the number of lives that
were lost, and an obscuring of exactly how much of the city was left dry
and intact. On Friday evening's ABC hour long newscast, for example, it
was filmed on the city's Canal Street, making it look like Venice, when
in fact they were standing in mere inches of water. None of the wall to
wall coverage explored the simultaneous and suspicious levee breaches, pump
failures and collapse of the land and cell phone system, as well as the
jamming of ham radio frequencies.
Cell phone towers are completely autonomous switching stations
with two super computers that are cooled and powered by their own propane
generators when city power is disrupted. They are designed with military
redundancy and a built in toughness for survival in disasters. Also if they
were to fail en mass, their wealthy parent companies and subsidiaries have
the capacity to send in temporary mobile cell phone towers that are normally
employed at sporting and other large events to augment coverage during heavy
usage. Land lines, cell phones and BlackBerries remained non-functioning
immediately afterwards and were never fixed. Additionally Ham radio operators,
who can usually communicate anywhere on the globe report they have not been
able to get through the region, as if their signal and frequencies were
being jammed. On Meet the Press, the President
of Jefferson Parish Aaron Broussard stated on that FEMA secretly clipped
the lines of that parish's emergency communications system. They found
the severed lines, repaired it and then Sheriff Harry Lee posted armed guards
to protect it.
The Red Cross website states they were turned away from New
Orleans by the National Guard, and there are numerous other reports of emergency
aid being turned down by federal officials and FEMA.
The price of gasoline and oil has already risen astronomically,
to the extent that some are calling the oil companies the real looters in
Katrina's aftermath. Other pin striped looters appear in the form of real
estate agents who are going around the city with video cameras, scoping
out the potential hot properties in the dryer regions of the city in the
inevitable buyer's market that will follow when city dwellers are allowed
to return, if they ever do. Of course they won't allow the homeowners and
businesses who could help save the city to return, at least to secure their
lifetime investments, even though somehow these predatory speculators are
given free reign.
The world and even this country by now already know how FEMA,
the Red Cross, and the federal government stood passively by, letting the
worse happen, for five days without lifting a finger. To some it mirrored
this country's puny response to the Christmas timed tsunami, when it snowed
in New Orleans for the first time in recent memory. To some, it almost seemed
this indifference to life may be an indication that what was going on was
exactly what they wanted to happen. Dennis Hastert's comments that perhaps
New Orleans should not be rebuilt certainly seemed to confirm this sentiment.
The horrors of uncared for refugees in the Superdome and convention
center are likely to be repeated in the inevitable tent cities FEMA is planning
in the outlying areas. How long will it be before these refugee camps are
compared to the Iraqi prison camps at Guantanamo Bay?
I am writing this to ask the bigger questions of why, after
Katrina had done its worst and left the city largely intact, did the breaches
in the levees occur only many hours after the hurricane had already passed?
Why was there a failure of all the city's pumps when they were needed most?
How was the media able to reorganize so quickly when so much of the city's
government and vital infrastructure left disorganized, without communication
and in tatters for day on end? Why were ham radio frequencies being jammed?
Why was there an endemic failure of the cell phone towers, each of which
had their own generator? Why weren't emergency temporary mobile towers and
other alternative forms of communication brought in immediately, if only
for city management use?
Why were dogs in the city running around in circles
and acting so wired before the hurricanes approach? Certainly animals
seem to have an extra sense of oncoming disasters and seem better equipped
to protect themselves than humans during such events, but some dog owners
in the city noted that their dog's actions before this hurricane were different
than from others. Perhaps the dogs were feeling a large scalar signal pointed
at New Orleans. The HAARP array in Alaska is one such technology capable
of weather control. The official website of the Air Force has stated that
its goal is to control the weather by 2025. Other nations such as Japan
and Russia have also pursued this weather controlling technology and the
United Nations has even written laws banning the use of such technology
to launch catastrophic weather conditions against other nations.
The four hurricanes of 2004 that all hit Florida defy statistical
probability. The size and force of Katrina was completely out of the norm
for most tropical systems that develop in this region. If scalar weather
manipulation was involved in the development and "pointing" of
Katrina, we would have to ask why anyone would do such a thing. Was there
a benign secret government effort to try to stop or steer away the hurricane
that didn't work? It would never be possible that our own government would
want to drive a category 5, then 4, hurricane into the path of its most
vulnerable city. Look how terrible 9/11 was for the psyche of this country,
and how it mistakenly led to a war based on the false premise of terrorists
with weapons of mass destruction. Certainly this catastrophe to New Orleans
and the oil producing shore of Mississippi would only lead to a further
down turned national economy and a predictable rise in oil prices.
Then why does it seem that when the hurricane itself did not
accomplish the expected damage and flooding, a "plan B" was instigated
to break the levees
during the night after?
Why is there no inquiry about the complete communications
dead zone from cell phone tower outages and ham radio signals from the media?
Why aren't residents of the dry areas allowed to return and help restore
the city? Certainly Entergy workers could be allowed to make limited restorations
to keep businesses and the city itself alive.
Already the most productive and talented dispossessed citizens
of New Orleans are rebuilding their lives and families elsewhere, many never
to return. We are certainly living in interesting times, times that demand
answers to questions nobody seems to want to ask. Why is it that the New
Orleans director of Homeland Security said it looked to him that FEMA reacted
as if this was their first hurricane? Who will profit from this tragedy?
The oil industry? Halliburton?
Lat week we were left with an image of the president hugging
two sisters in Gulfport. I would have much preferred to see the angry and
desperate crowd from the Convention Center embrace him. Many who read this
will of course dismiss all this as just one more conspiracy theory. The
current president's father was once asked if he believed in UFO's. George
H. W. Bush quipped, "I don't believe in UFO's, I believe in OFU's:
one fodder unit." He launched the first Gulf War with OFU's, and his
son launched the second with more. Maybe OFU should be added to the Bush
family Crest to symbolize their regard for the citizens of this country.
Fortunately, Louisiana seems to be less willing these days
to take the word of the Federal Government at face value. Governor Blanco
has hired former FEMA director James Lee Witt as a consultant and has refused
to sign over her authority over the National Guard to President Bush.
I challenge and welcome anyone to provide evidence that I
am wrong on any of the points raised in this article. I also ask you to
consider what this means about your leaders if I am correct.
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