IMPEACH GEORGE BUSH!! The Cheshire's Blog: Magic Bullet Theory Suggests Levee was Blown

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Magic Bullet Theory Suggests Levee was Blown

In a recent ABC news report, correspondent David Muir interviewed New Orleans' Ninth Ward resident, Joe Edwards, Jr. Edwards swears that the breached levee was purposely blown in an effort to save the richer New Orleans areas, such as the Garden District and the French Quarter. Is this true? Watch the video footage and decide for yourself.

Personally, I could feasibly see how this may have happened, but there is also the high probability that people are simply grasping at any offered explanation for the disaster. I'd like to think this story is fabricated in an attempt to make sense of what has happened; people will do this kind of thing, when their consciousness can't cope with the overwhelming. But who knows for sure, and we probably never will. Louis Farrakhan claims that it's true, but I suppose that's to be expected, and everyone knows how "rational" he can be (sit down, my son, and let papa explain something called sarcasm).

But, the fact remains that during the last major flood to hit New Orleans, back in 1927, a decision was made at the height of that flood to dynamite the levees in places that would spare New Orleans, yet destroy St. Bernard's Parish. This is exactly what seems to have happened now.

I don't know. I suppose my guess is as good as any other magic bullet theory.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please. The history of these two levee breach events is entirely different.

The 1927 flood was the result of a rain-swollen Mississippi river - not an overfilled Lake Pontchartrain. The volume of rising water from a river flood is unlikely to match that of a massive lake. No one could know the levels that the lake flooding might reach. Breaching the levees to stem a lake flood was no gaurantee. In fact, to be of any service, the breaches would have to have been made on the other side of the city.

If a an intentional levee breach could have been devised to save the "richer" areas of New Orleans, it would not have been opened in Orleans Parrish. Furthermore, Chalmette (still underwater), one of the hardest hit areas is a solid middle and working class suburban community.

In addtion, Gentilly, a very affluent neighborhood was hard-by one of the breaches. North Carollton Avenue and Riverbend were also flooded. These neighborhoods are home to many affluent residents.

It is also worthy to note that the 1927 decision was not a secret decision. The fact that it happened is a verifiable historic event.

While it cannot be denied that the Federal Government's lack of response to Katrina was the most collosal failure of government in this nations' history, and if the faces at the Superdome had been white, my guess is that we would have seen an entirely different response, the notion that the levees were breached to save the Garden District and the French Quarter is patently absurd.

9/16/2005 10:28:00 AM  
Blogger Alan Gray said...

My Dearest Anonymous,

Yes, well, I beleive that you're missing a couple of major points, here.

First: I'm not stating this as fact, necessarilly, as much as I'm simply passing on infortmation that I've gathered.

Secondly: While you have a point about Gentilly, and the fact that it was hard hit by the breaches, you are missing that tourists (and their money) don't generally visit Gentilly. They DO visit the French Quarter and the Garden District. The Garden District, as well, holds Section 8 Housing Projects very near by; as opposed to popular belief, it's not all big antebellum mansions. Beverly Hills holds the same sort of misconception.

Lastly: I never once implied that the 1927 decision to flood the St. Bernard Parish was a secret. It's a matter of public record. My point to that whole thing was that, if they made that sort of decision then, what's to stop them from doing the same thing now?


9/16/2005 01:14:00 PM  

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