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    The Great New Orleans Land Grab: The 17th Street Canal levee was breached on purpose by Ernesto Cienfuegos September 7, 2005 La Voz de Aztlan
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 14, 2005
      The Great New Orleans Land Grab: The 17th Street Canal levee was breached on purpose
      by Ernesto Cienfuegos
      September 7, 2005
      La Voz de Aztlan

      Los Angeles, Alta California - September 7, 2005 - (ACN) There were numerous incidents thatoccurred during and immediately after Katrina struck that point to the "unthinkable". It nowappears that a sophisticated plan was implemented that utilized the "cover of a hurricane" tofirst destroy and than take over the City of New Orleans? As the world watched the eventsunfolding, one could not help think that something was terribly afoot concerning the rescueby FEMA of the city's poor and predominate Black population. It seems that a well laid outplan was put into effect to grab valuable real estate from well established but povertystricken Black families of New Orleans? What is being implemented now is nothing less than asophisticated scheme to purge and ethnically cleanse what Whites have termed "Black and'welfare bloated' New Orleans".

      Among the most telling anomalies pointing to something terribly afoot is the gun battle,killing 5, that occurred at the breached levee between the New Orleans Police Department and,what have now been identified as US military agents. An Associated Press report, which hasnow disappeared, stated that at least five USA Defense Department personnel where shot deadby New Orleans police officers in the proximity of the breached levee. (Please Note: Theoriginal media reports concerning the shootout are now being changed or "cleansed" in acover-up. We found one original report at http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlate...5256023,00.html La Voz de Aztlan has a mirror page of this report at http://www.aztlan.net/police_kill_five_contractors.htm in case this report gets changed or deleted as well [article listed below]) A spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers said laterthat those killed were "federal contractors" on their way to "repair" a canal. The"contractors" were on their way to launch barges into Lake Pontchartrain, in an operation to"fix" the 17th Street Canal, according to the Army Corps of Engineers spokesman. DeputyPolice Chief W.J. Riley of New Orleans later reported that his policemen had shot at eightsuspicious people near the breached levee, killing five or six.

      Who were these "military agents" that were killed by the police near the 17th Street Canalbreached levee and what were they doing there? Why did the New Orleans police find itnecessary to shoot and kill 5 or 6 of them? No one is saying anything and it appears that thenews story has now been swept under the rug. Were these US Department of Defense personnel aSpecial Forces group or Navy Seals with top secret orders to sabotaged the levee? There areverifiable reports that at least 100 New Orleans police officers have disappeared from theface of the earth and that two have committed suicide. Could these be policemen that dieddefending the levee against sabotage by "federal contractors"?

      Another telling incident that points to a "nefarious plan" is what New Orleans Mayor RayNagin said at the height of the crisis. He said publicly, "I fear the CIA may take me out!"Mayor Nagin, a Black, said this twice. He told a reporter for the Associated Press: "If theCIA slips me something and next week you don't see me, you'll all know what happened." Laterhe told interviewers for CNN on a live broadcast that he feared the "CIA might take me out."What does Mayor Ray Nagin know and why does he fear the CIA?

      In an interview by WWL TV, Mayor Nagin complained vociferously that Louisiana National GuardBlackhawk helicopters were being stopped from dropping sandbags to plug the levee soon afterit breached. There is evidence that no repairs were allowed on the levee until after NewOrleans was totally flooded!

      Many civilian groups who were attempting to aid people trapped in their attics, on theirroofs and at the Superdome are reporting that FEMA, other federal agents and the US militaryessentially "stopped" them from doing so. Convoys that were organized by truckers andcarrying "food and water" were blocked by agents of the federal government on the highwaysand roads leading to New Orleans. The American Red Cross, in addition, encountered numerousincidents and has made formal complaints.

      A private ham radio network that deployed throughout the hurricane ravished region reportedthat the airwaves were being "jammed" making it impossible to communicate emergencyinformation. Churches, hospitals and other essential community groups reported that the firstthing that the US military did, when they arrived, was to cut their telephone lines andconfiscate communications devices. We all witnessed news reports and heard statements byflood victims concerning the behavior of the US military. Many Black families complained thatmilitary vehicles did not stop to assist them but just drove by. One news report showedmilitary personnel playing cards inside a barrack while Black citizens were dying of thirstand hunger.

      Today, it is very revealing how the federal government is handling the disaster. They wantevery Black out of New Orleans and those who insist on staying in their homes will be removedby force. The government, through some media, is utilizing scare tactics to cleanse NewOrleans of all Blacks. They want no witnesses and this will make the "land grab" a lot easierto undertake. One scare tactic is calling the flood water "a horrid toxic soup of feces arotting flesh of corpses". The military thugs are now getting tough with Black families thathave owned their old but beloved homes for many generations. Mr. Rufus Johnson, a familypatriarch who lives in the French Quarter, said in an interview, "The army has given me anultimatum to leave or suffer the consequences of a forced eviction. I do not understand . Myentire family and I survived Katrina and now they want to throw me out of the home we havehad for generations". Mr. Johnson lives in a neighborhood where the flood has subsided andhis home is not heavily damaged yet FEMA wants him out!

      The fact that Vice President Dick Cheney is heavily involved in the FEMA operations frombehind the scenes is very troublesome. Cheney and his cronies at Halliburton are in line forthe lucrative contracts to "reconstruct a New Orleans". Deals are already being made with aLas Vegas business group to construct multi-million dollar casinos in the Big Easy on primereal estate that was owned by Black families. Whites throughout history have been notorious"land grabbers". In the USA they first confiscated land that belonged to American Indians.Most of the Indians ended up in worthless tracts of land called "reservations". The largest"land grab", however, was the theft of Aztlan. This occurred soon after the Mexican-AmericanWar. In Alta California , vast "Ranchos" were stolen from the Californios through a varietyof scams. A favorite ploy was to impose extremely heavy land taxes on the Mexicans and thenforeclosing on the properties. The land was then given or sold at very low prices to theForty Niners who came in large hordes to Alta California during the so called "Gold Rush" of1849.

      Police Kill Five Contractors on La. Bridge
      Sunday September 4, 2005 11:16 PM
      Guardian Unlimited

      NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police shot eight people carrying guns on a New Orleans bridge Sunday,killing five or six, a deputy chief said. A spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers saidthe victims were contractors on their way to repair a canal.

      The contractors were walking across a bridge on their way to launch barges into LakePontchartrain to fix the 17th Street Canal, said John Hall, a spokesman for the Corps.

      Earlier Sunday, New Orleans Deputy Police Chief W.J. Riley said police shot at eight people,killing five or six.

      The shootings took place on the Danziger Bridge, which spans a canal connecting LakePontchartrain and the Mississippi River.

      No other details were immediately available.

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