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Bush Admin's Katrina LIHOP - Knew For Hours that levees had Broken, Didn't Tell

From GregPalast.com,

Expert Fired
Who Warned Levees Would Burst
Hurricane George, Four Years Later

On the night of August 29, 2005, van Heerden was shut in at the state emergency center in Baton Rouge, providing technical advice to the rescue effort. As Hurricane Katrina came ashore, van Heerden and the State Police there were high-fiving it: Katrina missed the city of New Orleans, turning east.

What they did not know was that the levees had cracked. For crucial hours, the White House knew, but withheld the information that the levees of New Orleans had broken and that the city was about to drown. Bush's boys did not notify the State of the flood to come which would have allowed police to launch an emergency hunt for the thousands that remained stranded.

"Fifteen hundred people drowned. That's the bottom line," said van Heerden.

To add insult to injury,

And it marks the end of Dr. van Heerden's career at LSU. They got him. Once the network cameras were turned away from New Orleans, as America and Anderson Cooper shifted attention to Brad and Angelina and other news, the University put an end to Dr. van Heerden. "In 2006 they started the nonsense - they stopped me from teaching. They tried last year to get faculty to vote me out."

His contract was not renewed; he was forced out too, dumped along with the chief of the Hurricane Center who led the academics who supported van Heerden's research.

Recall that a lot of people dismissed the 911 LIHOP by claiming incompetence, as exemplified at Katrina. However, the Katrina LIHOP raises the possibilities that a) the Bush admin was even more incompetent than the Bush Admin apologists had suggested or b) the Katrina LIHOP was deliberately undertaken so as to make the 911 LIHOP more plausible.

Considering the Obama administrations penchant for doing nothing of substance to bring about accountability of the Bushies, my guess is that we will never get an explanation of just why there was the Katrina delay.

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BTW, I'm not 100% sure about van Heerden's current status, or that of the chief of the Hurricane Center who also got dumped for supporting him, but if they are still not employed in their field, and anybody can hook them up with a job in their field, PLEASE DO SO.

Also, you can see GaryNull.org for an archive of today's show, where he talked about this report.

The Second 9/11

This is old news, but good to see again!

For those of you who didn't get to see Aaron Broussard (Jefferson Parish President) on September 5, 2005 being interviewed on Meet the Press, take a look at the YouTube video link below. Fast forward to 3:10 minutes where Broussard says that FEMA officers were cutting down the communication lines days after Katrina blew over:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9dJjAEVZ4g

Also, several months after Katrina hit the National Hurricane Center affirmed that Category 1 -2 winds (74-110 mph) swept over New Orleans, NOT Category 4 or 5 winds:

http://www.cnn.com/2005/WEATHER/12/21/katrina/index.html

In other words, all the reports we were getting from persons living near the levee system that the levee was blown up are true!

Dean Jackson/Editor-in-Chief DNotice.org
Washington, DC

I don't see where Palast is claiming levees were "blown up"

Also, covering up is one thing, pre-meditated negligence is another.

http://www.DemocracyABC.org
http://www.therealnews.com
http://www.pdamerica.org

Palast No Friend To 9/11 Truth Or What Really Happened In LA

That is because Palast didn't! Palast is a shill who defamed Dr. Steven Jones and the 9/11 Truth Movement. He called us "fruitcakes":

http://www.911blogger.com/node/9029

It was FEMA officers who CUT the communication lines! FEMA did that, and it was the media that covereed up. Didn't you watch the YouTube video? Broussard says that FEMA sabotaged the communication lines and Tim Russert ignores that bomb shell and goes on to ask the next question!

The reports that bombs took out the levee system were even reported by some in the media, but disparaged.

Government officials at the time were worried that the levee system would not survive a Category 4 hurricane. There was NEVER any question that the levee system couldn't cope with Category 1 - 2 hurricanes!

Dean Jackson/Editor-in-Chief DNotice.org
Washington, DC

Palast apologized

Greg Palast apologizes to Dr. Steven Jones: "An apology and hope for reasoned discourse"

http://journalof911studies.com/letters/b/PalastApologizestoDrJones.pdf

Where's The Discourse?

SnowCrash, Palast apologized AFTER Dr. Steven Jones threatened legal action!

To date, there has been no outreach for "reasoned discourse" from Palast.

Dean Jackson/Editor-in-Chief DNotice.org
Washington, DC

Yeah

and that's a shame, because he has done excellent research on election fraud.

I've met a lot of obtuse people with mental blockades, and I've come to accept that some people are mentally incapable to wrap their head around 9/11.

So, I understand what you're saying, but we musn't underestimate the psychological disaster that is coming to terms with the Big Lie.

Psychology is the most important aspect of 9/11 truth, especially mass psychology.

Persona Non Grata

SnowCrash, I agree Palast has done good work on election fraud here in America (that is, on assignment here in the United states; Palast is an expatriate who lives in the UK), but it isn't a mental block that keeps him from reporting the truth on 9/11. Remember, he does work for the BBC, so if he came out of the closet on 9/11 he would be persona non grata in the UK.

Dean Jackson/Editor-in-Chief DNotice.org
Washington, DC

Mayor Nagin

Mayor Nagin was on the news right after Katrina saying the military had over 100,000 meals at a base nearby that they never delivered to the Superdome. His tone was that he understood the federal government had deliberately withheld these meals. The video of this disappeared. Perhaps Dean still has a record of this pathetic admission.

United States Navy To The Rescue Was Called Off

marzi, I remember that too! But it wasn't a military base, it was a United States Naval ship that was following Katrina. I read this, so the written account should still be somewhere on the Internet.

I found a source! The Naval ship was the USS Bataan. See pages 119 - 121 below:

http://books.google.com/books?id=JXVwa-WOk9wC&pg=PA119&lpg=PA119&dq=uss+...

Mayor Nagin also said he was going to be killed by the Bush administration due to Nagin's early criticism of FEMA.

Dean Jackson/Editor-in-Chief DNotice.org
Washington, DC

The Sheriff of Herndon, VA

The Sheriff of Herndon, VA set out to go to LA. He was friends with the man from the Jefferson Parish who cried on TV because no one was helping. The Sheriff took a fire truck and an ambulance and a truck with supplies and was stopped on 81 in downstate Virginia by the police and told to return, he would not be allowed in. So he never got to help his friend. All his friend knew was that no one showed up to help as promised. He was desperate.

Hurricane Bush. The Bush White House let those people go to bed thinking they had missed the big one only to wake up in a river, some completely under water. Mission accomplished again.

911 Truth Ends 911 Wars

LIHOP and MIHOP...

Are terms that should be abandoned by this movement.


Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? Do we deserve to know how and why 9/11 happened?

Agree. The acronyms are

Agree. The acronyms are ridiculous to begin with.

For those...

Who want to appear holier than thou, they proclaim themselves to be "MIHOPPERS," and anyone who doesn't agree with what they're saying become "LIHOPPERS." You are a "LIHOPPER." To me, it's no different than saying, "You are a kike (or an @sshole, etc...)."


Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? Do we deserve to know how and why 9/11 happened?

Well, I'm a LI-MI-HOPPER

and proud of it. :-) And I think that the Constitution allows anybody to be any kind of HOPPER they want - LIHOPPER, MIHOPPER, GRASSHOPPER, or NOHOPPER. Or even a LI-MI-HOPPER.

But seriously, who cares about the "holier than thou" types?

http://www.DemocracyABC.org
http://www.therealnews.com
http://www.pdamerica.org

I'm talking in terms of...

Any "unity" this movement hopes to achieve. And you would care about the "holier than thou" types if they attacked you as much as they attack me. ;)


Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? Do we deserve to know how and why 9/11 happened?

or HIPHOPPER OR

or HIPHOPPER OR HOPSICKER.

;)

Why?

I've long felt that "911 was an inside job" is a terrible way to reach the public, and should be abandoned. I also think that the most likely scenario that actually occurred is LIHOP + MIHOP.

But what is it about LIHOP and MIHOP that bothers you?

http://www.DemocracyABC.org
http://www.therealnews.com
http://www.pdamerica.org

...

"Make It Happen On Purpose"? Just sounds silly to me.

I also don't like...

"9/11 was an inside job... (even though it is my current bumper sticker... I lost my other one)"

The only bumper stickers I've ever had were "Bush Knew" from FTW... a black and bright yellow knockout... then "9/11 Is An Inside Job..." then "Support A New Investigation" which was a bright green bumper sticker that I liked...


Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? Do we deserve to know how and why 9/11 happened?

Some people in the movement (EOG's/Tarpley)

object to the slogan "Bush knew". I certainly don't. As a matter of fact, I think it's an understatement.

I also have a magnet that says...

Bring the troops home now! Betsy's car is the best.


Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? Do we deserve to know how and why 9/11 happened?

Just a term.

"9/11 was an inside job" doesn't need to be a definitive statement but it sure as hell is a good conversation starter.
It's like saying "Jref'ers suck" when in fact there may be a few who don't:-0
Why get hung up on terminology and and designations? They are irrelevant.

Because I "hijacked"...

This thread, I'm going to do a Katrina archive, and post it here.

Edit: Over the weekend...

Edit: Ok... there are about 10 more pages to go, and this is only 7... I'll finish it some other time.

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Experts Expect New Orleans To Turn Into Atlantis

U.S. Oil Surges $4 To Record Above $70

Updates as they come in on Katrina

Looting Takes Place In View Of Louisiana Police

Bush Gives New Reason For Iraq War, And Guess What It Is...

Experts: $4 A Gallon Gas Coming Soon

New York Times Excoriates Bush - Video Inside

U.S. Ignores Venezuela's Offer Of Help

Fats Domino Missing In New Orleans

German Minister Blames U.S. And Hedge Funds For High Oil Prices

No One Can Say They Didn't See It Coming

Judiciary Democrats Call For Inquiry Into Gas Price Gouging

Jackson Blasts Bush Over Katrina

Criticism Of Bush Mounts As More Than 10,000 Feared Dead

Bush: Katrina Response "Not Acceptable"

A Can't-Do Government

Halliburton Hired For Clean-Up Of Katrina

First Estimates Puts Storm's Economic Toll At $100 Billion

Report: Gov't Secrecy Grows, Costs More

White House Shifts Blame

This Is Your Accountability Moment, Mr. Bush

“One of the Worst Abandonments of Americans on American Soil Ever”

Criminal Negligence And Katrina?

Bush Administration Puts Katrina PR Campaign Into Overdrive

Axis Of Evil Country, Iran, Offers Aid For Katrina

Navy Ship Nearby Never Used

New Orleans paper rips federal response

Bush Taps Roberts To Succeed Rehnquist

Hurricane Center Director Tells Paper He Briefed Brown And Chertoff On Flooding

Dick Cheney Is Still On Vacation, And Condi Shopped For $7000 Shoes During Katrina

Lethal Chaos: Professor Describes Scene At New Orleans

Did New Orleans Catastrophe Have to Happen?

Fan's Fear For Jazz's Birthplace

Bush, Blanco Reveal Strained Relationship

President Played Guitar While New Orleans Drowned

1 Million People Can't Go Home For Months

Bush Says He'll Head Investigation Into Katrina Debacle - Video Inside

Mil. Spokesman Says 9 Mil Meals Waited For Bush Order That Never Came - Video Inside

The White House Under Water

Bush Resists Immediate Probe Into Katrina Response

The Bush Administration Was Warned That Training Tilted Too Much Towards Terrorism

Senator Rick Santorum suggests penalties for survivors who stayed in flood zone

AZ Senator Jon Kyl Blames New Orleans For Hurricane, Doesn't Think Feds Should Help

Funeral director deploys to hurricane region, Says Expect Up To 40,000 Bodies

FEMA Wants No Photos Of Dead

George W. Bush Is "Oblivious, In Denial, Dangerous"

Women Had To Flash Their Tits For Help

White House Defends Barbara Bush's "Holier Than Thou" Statement

Dean: Race Played A Role In Katrina Death Toll

Republicans Block Efforts To Amendment Relief Bill, Hold Vote Without Providing Copy

Pat Robertson's Katrina Cash

U.S. Turns Down 20 Million Barrells Of Oil From Iran For Hurricane Aid

Doctors Urge U.S. To Accept Cuba's Offer Of 1586 Disaster-Trained Doctors

Democrats Will Oppose Katrina Committees: 'Sham And A Charade'

Cheney Told To 'Go Fuck Yourself' In Gulfport, Mississippi

Ex-FEMA Director's Halliburton Work Protested

Hello Pot, This Is Kettle

UN hits back at US in report saying parts of America are as poor as Third World

Two Bush 2000 Florida recount aides were rewarded with top FEMA posts

3.8 Million Gallons Of Oil Dumped Into The Mississippi River

Protestors "Shame Bush Over Katrina Response

Three FEMA Contractors Arrested For Looting In Plaquemines Parish

Bush Declares Katrina Prayer Day, Promises Survivors $2k A Piece

Money Runs Out On U.S. Projects In Iraq

Cheney: ‘Impressive’ progress in Katrina relief

Wife Says Criticism Of Bush 'Disgusting'

Hurricane Simulation Predicted 61,290 Dead

FEMA Cheif Relieved Of Katrina Duties

Bush Aide: U.S. Image Tarnished By Looting After The Hurricane

Activists Plan 9/11 Katrina Protest

Bush Links Hurricane, Sept. 11 Attacks

Bush Suspends Pay Act In Areas Hit By Storm

Man Who Said, "Fuck Yourself" To Cheney Selling Tape On Ebay

Viral Outbreak Among Evacuees Contained

The Unfeeling President Should Be Impeached

Insurers See Storm As Two Separate Events

First Katrina recovery contracts go to Bush friends

U.S. Won't Ban Media From New Orleans Searches

Eye Of The Political Storm, Bush Polls Drop Again

FEMA Cheif Sent Candid E-Mail To Family

Monitary Cost Of Katrina: $300 Billion

Bush Bungled Katrina Crisis, Say Britons

Katrina May Cost U.S. As Much As Two Wars

Suffering In Secret: Dark Consequences Of 9/11

Protesters Want Answers On 4th 9/11 Anniversary

Congress Probes Hurricane Clean-Up Contracts

A Letter To All Who Voted For George W. Bush From Michael Moore

Families Remember 9/11 At Memorial


Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? Do we deserve to know how and why 9/11 happened?