NO GAS, NO FOOD, NO LODGING Hurricane Victims Get a Taste of Life in Occupied Iraq
By Ted Rall
2 hours, 25 minutes ago
SAN FRANCISCO--Taps run dry. Food rots when the power goes out. Toilets overflow with waste. Looters strip homes, businesses and public buildings. Armed bandits run wild in the streets. Fires rage out of control. Terrified policemen abandon their posts. Flies buzz over bloated corpses. People wave signs at passing helicopters. "Please help us," they read.
"Help is on the way," their head of state assures them. But the government sends soldiers instead of relief workers. The troops treat the victims, who are taxpayers and citizens, as if they were prisoners. Aiming weapons at the sick and dying, they herd thousands into sports arenas where they receive neither water, nor food, nor safe harbor. While indifferent soldiers man checkpoints to prevent the detainees from leaving, babies starve, the elderly die from lack of medicine and children are raped and murdered. They set up checkpoints to prevent anyone from leaving.
Reuters reports from inside a convention-center-cum-refugee camp:
"Sitting with her daughter and other relatives, Trolkyn Joseph, 37, said men had wandered the cavernous convention center in recent nights raping and murdering children. She said she found a dead 14-year old girl at 5 a.m. on Friday morning, four hours after the young girl went missing from her parents inside the convention center. 'She was raped for four hours until she was dead,' Joseph said through tears. 'Another child, a seven-year old boy was found raped and murdered in the kitchen freezer last night.'"
Levee was bombed by Army Corps of Engineers to save the more 'valuable' real estate!
Macabre Reminder: The Corpse on Union Street; Soldiers take souvenirs of the dead
Sipping highballs, New Orleans white elite tell Wall Street Journal they don't want poor back
Orleans in Bush's Amerikka: Photos FEMA Wants to Hide
Listening to Your Neighbors Die
These and other even more devasting stories from Bush's Third World Amerika at:
CRIMES AND CORRUPTIONS OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER NEWSWIRE - September 8th, 2005