September 5th, 2005

disappointed me

"Little Somalia" or, "The Insurgency"

"An article in the Army Times is referring to American citizens in New Orleans as "the insurgency".

http://www.boingboing.net/2005/09/03/alcajun_army_times_c.html

“This place is going to look like Little Somalia,” Brig. Gen. Gary Jones, commander of the Louisiana National Guard’s Joint Task Force told Army Times Friday as hundreds of armed troops under his charge prepared to launch a massive citywide security mission from a staging area outside the Louisiana Superdome. “We’re going to go out and take this city back. This will be a combat operation to get this city under control.”

http://www.armytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-1077495.php

Also, as we've all seen from the video, hurricane victims were trapped inside Superdome, not allowed to pass through military checkpoint in order to leave.

http://www.crooksandliars.com/2005/09/02.html#a4763

http://talkleft.com/new_archives/012103.html

http://highclearing.com/index.php/archives/2005/09/03/4591

But not to worry, Halliburton has been hired for the cleanup project.

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/business/3335685