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New World Orleans: Microcosm for the "New America"
Special report on the elite police state takeover


Steve Watson | September 5 2005

Imagine an America where everyone is displaced. It's survival of 
the fittest as all law and order has broken down. Martial law 
has been declared with 24 hr curfews, Posse Comitatus has been 
overturned and there are troops on the streets shooting anyone who 
disobeys their orders. Thousands and thousands of people are 
starving but the authorities will not allow aid in any significant 
amounts. Large crowds are quelled with the use of sonic lasers, 
whilst overhead drone aircraft monitor the area, checking for 
any anomalous activity.

Any form of Local and State government has been abandoned and 
officials have been forcibly removed against their wills. The 
elite infiltrators of the Federal Government watch on from afar, in 
control of everything, answering to no one and getting fat off 
the profits of their own corrupt inactivity which brought about 
the situation in the first instance. They like it that way, it 
suits them down to the ground, why should they do anything to 
improve the situation?

This is the nightmare situation of a New World Order takeover in 
America. It is what we have been warning the world about for 
years. It is no longer some distant possibility on the horizon that 
our children may have to endure and fight against, it is here, 
it is now. New Orleans is a testing ground for this exact 
scenario, all this is going on there now. We are witnessing in New 
Orleans, the construction of a microcosm for a "New America" and a 
New World Order.



If it keeps on rainin', levee's goin' to break

The overriding issue that is simply being ignored by the 
mainstream media is that it was the federal government itself that 
lowered the guard in cutting off key funding to protect Louisiana 
from natural disasters.

The New Orleans district of the US Army Corps of Engineers bore 
the brunt of a record $71.2 million reduction in federal funding 
for fiscal year 2006.

The Army Corps of Engineers sought $105 million for hurricane 
and flood programs in New Orleans, while the White House slashed 
the request to about $40 million. Congress finally approved $42.2 
million, less than half of the agency's request







The Bush administration has been cutting funding for federal 
disaster relief funds since 2001 while doubling funding in other 
areas to pump up the biggest growth in government for decades, 
easily outstripping that of Bill Clinton.

A report from the Best of New Orleans news website outlines the 
details.

"...Among emergency specialists, 'mitigation' -- the measures 
taken in advance to minimize the damage caused by natural 
disasters -- is a crucial part of the strategy to save lives and cut 
recovery costs. But since 2001, key federal disaster mitigation 
programs, developed over many years, have been slashed and tossed 
aside. FEMA's Project Impact, a model mitigation program created 
by the Clinton administration, has been canceled outright. 
Federal funding of post-disaster mitigation efforts designed to 
protect people and property from the next disaster has been cut in 
half. Communities across the country must now compete for 
pre-disaster mitigation dollars."


The Bush administration's move to merge FEMA with Homeland 
Security meant that the two had to compete for funding. 
Straightforward projects that would have massively reduced the 
devastation we 
are now seeing, such as raising houses, were cast aside in favor 
of anti-terrorism measures.

In early 2001, FEMA issued a report stating that a hurricane 
striking New Orleans was one of the three most likely disasters in 
U.S., including a terrorist attack on New York City!. "The New 
Orleans hurricane scenario," The Houston Chronicle wrote in 
December 2001, "may be the deadliest of all." But by 2003 the federal 
funding for the flood control project essentially dried up as it 
was drained into the Iraq war. 

Walter Maestri, emergency management chief for Jefferson Parish, 
Louisiana was quoted on June 8, 2004 in the New Orleans 
Times-Picayune, as saying "It appears that the money has been moved 
in 
the president's budget to handle homeland security and the war in 
Iraq, and I suppose that's the price we pay. Nobody locally is 
happy that the levees can't be finished, and we are doing 
everything we can to make the case that this is a security issue for 
us".


Ultimately, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is directed, along 
with 15 other agencies, by the Federal Emergency Management 
Agency. "It is FEMA who is really calling the shots and setting 
priorities here," Lt. Gen. Carl A. Strock, commander of the corps 
has said.


Much of the Netherlands lies below sea level and after the 1953 
flood which killed 1,800 people, the Dutch launched a major 
flood prevention program called the Delta Plan. Engineers fortified 
dykes and bolstered other water defenses against a future 
disaster and there hasn't been one since. Had a similar project been 
in place for New Orleans and had Bush not cut the funding, the 
misery and turmoil being visited on that area would have been 
avoided.

Not only is the Bush Administration directly responsible for the 
ferocity of this disaster, the blame also lies with Clinton. 10 
years ago, the Clinton administration cut 98 flood control 
projects, including one in New Orleans, saying such efforts should be 
local projects, not national. 

A $120 million hurricane project, approved and financed annually 
from 1965 was killed by the Clinton administration after being 
approved by the Army Corps of Engineers. It was designed to 
protect more than 140,000 West Bank residents east of the Harvey 
Canal. 

The New York Times has reported that there were vivid reasons to 
push for the greatest level of protection. One was Hurricane 
Betsy, a midgrade storm that swamped much of New Orleans in 1965. 
In 1969, Hurricane Camille, the second-most-powerful Atlantic 
storm recorded, passed within 60 miles and demolished the 
Mississippi coast.

Bob Sheets, a meteorologist who directed the National Hurricane 
Center until retiring in 1995, has said that he and other 
federal forecasters gave hundreds of talks about storm risks, and New 
Orleans was always the case study for catastrophe since the 
1970s. He has said of the city officials: "Essentially they did 
nothing."



Despite all this, In an interview on Thursday the 1st September, 
on "Good Morning America," President Bush said, "I don't think 
anyone anticipated the breach of the levees."

Furthermore, the mainstream media, despite several reports 
emerging to the contrary, republished Bush's comments. The New York 
Times declared that "The response will be dissected for years. 
But on Thursday, disaster experts and frustrated officials said a 
crucial shortcoming may have been the failure to predict that 
the levees keeping Lake Pontchartrain out of the city would be 
breached, not just overflow."




This April 2005 article in Popular Science proves that Bush's 
comments were grossly inaccurate. "At 20 feet below sea level, new 
Orleans is a prime target. An ambitious new levee system would 
decrease the risk."

As World Net Daily reported, a year ago, New Orleans reviewed 
its hurricane disaster plans after Hurricane Ivan gave the city a 
major scare forcing the evacuation of nearly 1 million people 
from the area. Governor Kathleen Blanco and Mayor Ray Nagin both 
acknowledged after the Ivan near miss they needed a better 
evacuation plan.

Even the AP noted at the time, "New Orleans dodged the knockout 
punch many feared from the hurricane, but the storm exposed what 
some say are significant flaws in the Big Easy's civil disaster 
plans." The big flaws were that there simply were no civil 
disaster plans and FEMA had no intention of developing any.




So it is clear that Officials at the Army Corps of Engineers and 
emergency managers and hurricane experts knew for years, that 
the levees surrounding the New Orleans area were built to 
withstand only a relatively weak Category 3 hurricane. Hurricane 
Katrina, a Category 4 mega-storm, thus had devastating consequences. 
Still funding was slashed and the disaster was allowed to happen.

When The Levee Breaks I'll have no place to stay

In the aftermath of the disaster it has become obvious that the 
Government has no interest in alleviating the suffering and 
helping to restore civility in the region. 

In particular FEMA, which has endlessly drilled for such 
situations, has been a key hindrance. After the authorities in Baton 
Rouge had prepared a field hospital for victims of the storm, FEMA 
sent its first batch of supplies, all of which were designed for 
use against chemical attack, including drugs such as Cipro, 
which is designed for use against anthrax. The London Guardian 
reported, "We called them up and asked them: 'Why did you send that, 
and they said that's what it says in the book'," said a Baton 
Rouge official.

Yet don't think for one second that FEMA is simply incompetent. 
FEMA is criminally negligent. FEMA has done nothing to aid the 
situation, in fact there have been reports that FEMA has cut 
emergency communication lines and has been turning back fuel and 
water supplies being sent by outside agencies such as Wal Mart. 
This is because the Federal Government wants complete control over 
the situation.

Even American Red Cross officials have said that FEMA 
authorities would not allow them to deliver aid. "The Homeland 
Security 
Department has requested and continues to request that the 
American Red Cross not come back into New Orleans," said Renita 
Hosler, 
spokeswoman for the Red Cross.





Even Jack Cafferty, the CNN anchor known for his 
straight-talking, has declared: "I remember the riots in Watts. I 
remember the 
earthquake in San Francisco. I remember a lot of things. I have 
never seen anything as badly handled as this situation in New 
Orleans. Where the hell is the water for these people? Why can't 
sandwiches be dropped to those people in that Superdome down 
there? It's a disgrace. And don't think the world isn't watching."

Former FEMA officials have admitted that Government disaster 
officials had an action plan if a major hurricane hit New Orleans. 
They simply didn't execute it when Hurricane Katrina struck. 
Ronald Castleman, the former regional director for the Federal 
Emergency Management Agency and John Copenhaver, a former FEMA 
regional director during the Clinton administration who led the 
response to Hurricane Floyd in 1999, said they were bewildered by the 
slow FEMA response.

We even have blogs from former New Orleans residents who have 
managed to get to safety. One exclaiming that:

"There are supplies sitting in Baton Rouge for the folks in New 
Orleans, but the National Guard has the city surrounded and is 
not letting anyone in or out. They are turning away people with 
s[QUOTE]upplies, claiming it is too dangerous...Our goverment is 
KILLING the people of New Orleans. This is the message I am now 
sending to all major media sources, national and worldwide, as 
well as posting to email lists, blogs, etc. The story is getting 
out that the people there are not getting supplies, but the 
truth of WHY is not. "

The LA Times interviewed a survivor who said, "The only thing 
the authorities have given us is a bunch of false hope,". she had 
survived Tuesday through Friday on scavenged scraps of food 
inside the cavernous hall. "They just left us here to die."

The Federal response was further criticised by New Orleans 
deputy police commander W.S. Riley who reported to AFP that Guardsmen 
'played cards' as the chaos unfolded and many were dying. He 
stated that for three days there was no assistance. "The guard 
arrived 48 hours after the hurricane with 40 trucks. They drove 
their trucks in and went to sleep."




There have also been suggestions that part of the levee around 
N.O. was dynamited after the first section broke in an attempt to 
prevent Uptown (the rich part of town) from being flooded. 
Apparently they used too much dynamite, thus flooding part of the 
Bywater. 

Reports and comments from officials today have indicated that 
President Bush's visit is nothing more than a staged photo op. 



ZDF News reported that the president's visit was a completely 
staged event. Their crew witnessed how the open air food 
distribution point Bush visited in front of the cameras was torn down 
immediately after the president and the herd of 'news people' had 
left and that others which were allegedly being set up were 
abandoned at the same time. The people in the area were once again 
left to fend for themselves, said ZDF. [War And Piece]


"2 minutes ago the President drove past in his convoy. But what 
has happened in Biloxi all day long is truly unbelievable. 
Suddenly recovery units appeared, suddenly bulldozers were there, 
those hadn't been seen here all the days before, and this in an 
area, in which it really wouldn't be necessary to do a big clean 
up, because far and wide nobody lives here anymore, the people are 
more inland in the city...The extent of the natural disaster 
shocked me, but the extent of the staging is shocking me at least 
the same way. With that back to Hamburg." [Daily Kos]


White House officials do not deny that they craft elaborate 
events to showcase Bush, but they maintain that these events are 
designed to accurately dramatize his policies and to convey 
qualities about him that are real. 

The Times-Picayune of New Orleans has called for the firing of 
FEMA director Michael Brown and has heavily criticized the 
government for its awful response.



Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard has charged that 
Federal bureaucrats have 'Murdered' the Flood Victims in New 
Orleans. Yet Broussard also stated that "FEMA needs more 
congressional 
funding. It needs more presidential support . . . FEMA needs to 
be empowered to do the things it was created to do." 

FEMA is now simply a federalized front group for the corrupt 
money hoarding Department of Homeland Security, the Orwellian 
titled agency that has nothing to do with security and everything to 
do with limiting the freedoms of people all over the country. 
Local officials no longer have any authority and have been 
forcibly evacuated, even despite the fact that they wished to stay 
and 
oversee the recovery efforts. 


Mayor Nagin has also said that the National Guard's Blackhawk 
helicopter carrying the sandbags to plug the hole in the levee on 
17th St. Canal was intentionally diverted away. Nagin was quoted 
as demanding to federal officials "Get Off Your Asses And Do 
Something". Nagin is clearly paranoid about the whole situation, is 
running around playing the part of the good cop to FEMA's bad 
cop. This sets the table for FEMA to sweep in and heroically save 
the day at a later date. Nagin has also warned "If the CIA slips 
me something and next week you don't see me, you'll all know 
what happened." 


Cryin' won't help you, prayin' won't do you no good 

Martial law was declared in New Orleans midday Tuesday 30th 
August. Posse Comitatus has been overturned and the National Guard 
has authorization to shoot and kill anyone they deem to be 
"hoodlums". Governor Kathleen Blanco has declared that "These troops 
are fresh back from Iraq, well trained, experienced, battle 
tested and under my orders to restore order in the streets,".






This is a microcosm of the New America. The LA Times reported 
that "their mission simply, is to turn New Orleans into a police 
State - to "regain the city" as 1st Sgt. John Jewell has said. 
Police have been ordered to stop saving lives and start saving 
property by shooting anyone who attempt to get food and water. The 
police are looting themselves to stay alive whilst the ordinary 
people are starving. This is the new police state America.




Some of the most sophisticated military equipment used in the 
Iraq war to quell the insurgency is now being used in New Orleans. 
We have continually highlighted how such equipment was developed 
specifically for domestic use and now this has come to pass. 
Five Silver Fox "unmanned aerial vehicles," or UAVs, equipped with 
thermal imaging technology to detect the body heat of storm 
survivors, have been deployed in New Orleans.

Also being deployed are acoustic devices for crowd control and 
disaster communications, sonic Laser equipment that is currently 
in use in Iraq. The device uses magnets approximately 6 inches 
tall and 9.25 inches wide to convert electrical pulses into sound 
waves, and is capable of aiming sound precisely for thousands of 
feet. This allows for the ability to blast out orders that can 
be heard for miles and allows for crowds to be fired upon and 
dispersed by soundwaves.



Those who fall in line with the curfews and the orders are still 
treated like criminals in this New America. Footage has shown 
that men women and even children are being separated and 
thoroughly frisked and searched before being rescued. It seems that 
survival comes second to being a civilian subject.



The ground troops have begun "combat operations" "to take this 
city back" in the aftermath 
from those they have termed "insurgents". These are terms also 
being used in Iraq, but now they fit perfectly here to describe 
anyone who disobeys or does not fall in line in the New America. 
The troops have declared their shock at having to shoot at US 
citizens and being shot back at, yet the majority of these people 
are deliberately being deprived of food and water by the federal 
authorities, they are desperate and have been forced into this 
situation.



Those who were grabbed in the immediate aftermath were shipped 
into the Superdome and simply left there without any aid. This 
represents nothing more than a concentration camp as starving and 
thirsty refugees were not allowed to leave, trapped until the 
authorities deemed it appropriate to move them. 

The media covering the event have been appalled by this activity 
and the reality of the New America it seems is sinking in in 
some instances. Fox reporter Geraldo Rivera was filled with tears 
in his eyes and his voice fluttered with sorrow as he made an 
on-air plea to authorities to allow the estimated 30,000 storm 
victims at the center to be allowed to move to a safer, cleaner 
area. "Let them walk out of here, let them walk the hell out of 
here!"

Checkpoints have been set up throughout the area to make sure no 
one leaves and no one gets in without the say so of the federal 
authorities. It is clear that an emergency response should not 
be conducted this way. It is also clear that this is no ordinary 
emergency response. This is a blueprint, a litmus test for the 
New America, the police state, the New World Order.



When the levee breaks, mama, you got to move

Whilst the disaster evolves it has already been decided who will 
restore order and who will reap the profits of the lucrative 
cleanup contracts. Dick Cheney affiliated Halliburton have again 
been rewarded that task as they have so many times. After 9/11, in 
Afghanistan and in Iraq Halliburton and the elite government 
infiltrators reap the rewards again and again. Last week Alex Jones 
joked on his how that Halliburton may get the contract to clean 
up - the sad reality is that even the things we joke about are 
now coming to pass every time.

The agenda is clear, they allow the disaster to happen, or they 
manufacture the disaster in the case of 9/11, and then they reap 
the financial rewards first and the control mechanism rewards 
that categorize their New America a little later.

It has also emerged that FEMA Outsourced the disaster plans to 
political cronies and major donors. They outsourced the hurricane 
recovery planning to the Baton Rouge-based consulting firm 
Innovative Emergency Management (IEM), Inc. IEM's team partners for 
the more than $500,000 contract are Dewberry of Arlington, VA, 
URS Corporation of San Francisco, and James Lee Witt Associates. 
Witt was FEMA Director under Bill Clinton. IEM's president is 
Madhu Beriwal. The company was founded in 1985. Dewberry and URS 
are engineering firms. IEM is also a Defense Department contractor 
and has contracts with the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine 
Command (TRADOC) along with team members Booz Allen Hamilton and 
Lockheed Martin. 

These people all have their hands in the honey pot, they benefit 
from such tragic events, wars and disasters every time



Going down... going down now... going down....

We have seen recently the precedent being set for the 
eventuality we now see unfolding. The constant ratcheting up of fear 
based 
control through the exploitation of terror attacks and terror 
alerts. The technology that we have monitored through its 
development stages is now being put into place. 

Everything we have covered over the last few years is becoming 
an actuality in New Orleans at this time. We can only report it 
further and get the important information out in place of 
controlled mainstream media that refuse to or are prevented from 
reporting the real issues.








This is a major event in the agenda for a New America and a New 
World Order and it may be a make or break one.

This New America is being controlled by corrupt elite criminals 
who seek to achieve the degradation and enslavement of humanity 
through war, "revolution," sickness, starvation, depression, and 
now "natural" disaster. A disaster has been turned into a drill 
for martial law. This is not an accident. It is part of a 
relentless process of demoralization designed to make the people 
accept tyranny and excessive control over their lives. 

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