New Orleans - an "intoxicating mélange" of death.

an angry sarcastic lament

(My Letter to the paper, RENAME NINE-ELEVEN is copied below.  You might be astonished, you might laugh at the irony, it's all verifiable.)
This might put some New Orleans outrage in perspective: 
How would you EXPECT sociopaths to handle a national disaster?

One analogy:  If you were drowning in your bathtub, and I walked in, and I could call 911 Emergency for you, but instead I cut your phone lines, and then some people came to take you to the hospital, and I pulled my gun and ordered them to leave, while I stood around watching you die .... would you call that "Bumbling"?  "Errors"?  "Incompetence"?
Most people would call it vandalism and attempted murder, obstructing rescue, etc.

So when Dept of Wildlife (under FEMA), at gunpoint, rejected a 500-boat 1000-person flotilla of "good ol' boys" sportsmen and "experienced bayou rats" who came to volunteer rescue, and FEMA cut city communication lines, and media calls that "incompetence" rather than "intentional", this is clearly spin and coverup.

FEMA blocks 500-boat citizen flotilla from delivering aid

On that premise, the next question is "why".  I can make some educated guesses, from the we-just-don't-give-a-shit class war, to the desire to rebuild and hand out Fed contracts, while creating an excuse to ethnically cleanse poor neighborhoods, and creating an object lesson on the use of Federal Troops to "help" in natural disasters. 

Here is a link of all the ways Federal forces BLOCKED ready aid to New Orleans.
This page does not include * "mayor" Broussard on Meet the Press who told Tim Russert not only was Coast Guard blocked from donating diesel, and Walmart blocked from donating fresh water, and the Feds (FEMA) also CUT the town's Emergency Communication lines

had his Sheriff restore lines, and then used armed guards to protect them -- Not from looters, from FEMA agents
Is that bizarre enough for you?  Does that not explain quite a bit? Here's my question:
Malicious negligence from Washington or mere ineptitude? 
We Report the Facts. You Decide.
* (Broussard is technically "parish president". See his talk on Meet the Press on MSNBC online.)

Slow response or deliberate extermination?
the world already knows that the Bush admin made a conscious and purposeful decision to
withhold funding for upgrades, and
consciously hampered disaster preparation,
New detailed reports, including accounts from eyewitnesses and survivors from the hardest hits areas like New Orleans, suggest the hurricane victims have been deliberately left to die.
The Killing Fields of America?

Army recruiters taking advantage of the hurricane to draft the victims
Major newspapers are reporting that in middle-class neighborhoods undamaged by floodwaters paramilitary are going door-to-door demanding citizens’ firearms.  ... but still no lifesaving supplies.
“We’re the people who stopped the looters when you guys were nowhere to be seen in the first six days.”

FEMA Nixes Grassroots Radio Station for Hurricane Evacuees
the effort was trumpeted in the media as an example of grassroots ingenuity
backed by the Houston Mayor’s office and Texas governor Rick Perry

New Orleans covert operations underway
US Army Special Forces Master Sergeant Stan Goff describes BlackwaterUSA as follows:
a guns-for-hire training-and-recruitment outfit
"What differentiates them from the crazed, ex-military flotsam that rampaged through Congo in the 1960s is that they are (1) incorporated, (2) they use legally recognized financial/contract instruments, and (3), they work for recognized governments (sort of), but actually for multi-national corporations..

for anyone who hasn't seen it..
The note I posted about the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund Official Web Site being established on 14-June-2005  may very well be incorrect, a fake rumor.
Malicious people intentionally put disinformation into the conspiracy stream to throw off and discredit actual research.   Records from the FBI's COINTELPRO operation which were "liberated" and exposed in the 70's by people who broke in to their offices showed many examples of plotting (conspiring) up to the office of J. Edgar Hoover to inject inflammatory rumors into groups to create chaos and even to encourage murders amongst Black Panthers and other activists.

I have posted more than sufficient evidence, besides what is posted online on my website  that Nine-Eleven was a Project launched within the government, and that Cheney not only knew but likely coordinated the attacks, that the hijackers were coordinated for years by elements within the FBI and CIA. .
  • The NORAD 90-minute standdown was officially under Cheney's control, per Rumsfeld's orders   search for  NORAD and standdown -- it's there somewhere
  • The terrorists were working in collaboration with the FBI in Florida and California.  Google  terrorist pilot Pensacola  and check  
  • Iran-Contra figures from the 80's were connected in verifiable ways, paper trails show.  Google Iran-Contra 9-11
  • Our top counter-terrorism experts oversaw the transfer of $100,000 from Pakistan to the hijackers in August, yet covered that up for their liaisson-General, who was in Washington having breakfast on 9-11.     Google  "General Ahmed" and $100,000
  • The official numbers and timelines don't add up, contradict each other, and within.
  • Lawsuit filed by 9-11 widows against Saudi Royals and Bin Laden family was shut down by their lawyer + Bush family attorney (who got Bush appointed by Supreme Court), James A. Baker III.   Baker, Sec State under Bush I, also sent message to Saddam to that Kuwait invasion was ok.   Google  James A. Baker saudi    Google  "April Glaspie"
Michael Parenti drew serious distinctions between "the government" of form and procedure and the shadow "National Security State" which runs everything important.  
In interests of rationality, I think it's VERY important to keep the distinction between the government system we nominally choose (like Kucinich and Sherrod Brown, Tim Ryan, Voinovich, etc.)  versus the dictatorial shadow government -- the National Security State.
This includes FEMA, DHS (Homeland Security), President and Vice, Sec State, Sec Defense, Pentagon system, CIA, NSA, DIA, the entire Intelligence infrastructure ... which is the enforcement arm of Wall Street.

In that paradigm, it is not really "our government" that did 9-11, but a special faction within, although the NSS does overlap the government.

When members of the government oppose the National Security State, they tend to have unexplained aeronautical failures.

The notion of "Bush serving Americans"  is laughable.  Same for top Dems.
.. unless you got deep pockets.
People are so upset upset with Bush for incompetence, for serving so poorly, but they don't get it. The intention was to BLOCK services, cause chaos.  It's been done before.

My letter further below partially appeared in the Beacon.  They left out my comparisons of Clinton and Bush to serial killers and left out the "conspiracy stuff",  but DID cover the Operation Northwoods document (which is in government's archives)  (which ironically IS a conspiracy) and my question about "what are they gonna blow up for next year".   I guess Operation Northwoods info alone is a sufficient trail for anyone who wants to pursue it. 
People can dig up stuff about the Bush-Nazi connections if they google "Operation Northwoods" and then look for related info. (googling "Northwoods" just gets you condo ads)

I mean seriously: ---  what is the difference between Charlie Manson guiding others to kill on his behalf for his "Helter-Skelter" fantasy, vs. Clinton or Bush or Nixon or every other American administration ordering the deaths of thousands or millions for the GWOT or Clash of Civilizations, or creating Al-Qaida then creating a state of permanent war against Al-Qaida while still collaborating with Al-Qaida  --- or the int'l communist conspiracy fantasy. 
What's the difference between "Helter-Skelter" and the "Domino Effect", except that Charlie was on acid??? 
Maybe what Charlie needed was better Public Relations.

For those history deficient, "Helter-Skelter" was a plan where Charlie divined a secret message in the Beatles song which told him that the bloody murders his followers carried out would be blamed on the "n*ggers".  The n*ggers" would then rise up en masse and begin a revolution of chaos to overthrow the system which whites would then take over.  Or something like that.
Charlie killed indirectly, he "brainwashed" others to kill on his behalf, with promises of thrills and excitement.  A sort of acid-and-sex drenched version of "Be All That You Can Be" at the Charles Manson Recruitment Center at Spahn Ranch in the California desert.

In the still-popular paranoid "Domino Theory", tiny peasant ox-cart nations would fall to Soviet communism, and then they would take over the whole world, unless the villages were all blown into oblivion by thousands of tons of bombs and mines and napalm, more than World War 2.  This was called "winning hearts and minds".

Clinton and Bush had other reasons -- ending non-existent genocide by 72 days of carpet bombing of Yugoslavia, or invisible WMDs, or the GWOT, a New World Order, or "Freedom", or Nine-Eleven ---- oops I mean Operation Northwoods 2001.
They USED to have to keep up appearances, and they still do to some extent, but now even the most transparent lies get a pass.  They USED to have to send around people to "educate" about Vietnam, and they did send that Admiral to Kent to "explain" the joys of the PATRIOT Act, but for the most part it's gone completely rogue state.  Completely criminal.  (Some will say that this is old news, 35 years late.)

This is not a liberal criticism:  If we gave the keys to John Gotti what would you expect? 
Violence?  Perhaps a little more decency, actually.  But Gotti would most certainly use the wheels of power to build his criminal enterprise, reward his associates and whack his opponents.
(Tyranny is the norm throughout history.)
Like mobsters, BushCo's Daddy's CIA quietly admitted, partly, that the allegations of drug-running in the 80's were true.  CIA assets DID load tons of cocaine onto C-130s, as some DEA agents claimed.  CIA agents DID invervene anytime one of their own got busted at the airport.  Two presidents really DID intervene to cover up a murder of a teenager who saw too much  ---- google "Boys on the Tracks". That last one has not been officially acknowledged, but you can listen to the mother and the DEA agent who backed her.

How much more criminality do we need to see to call it what it is?
In the case of our "elected" government (not only the current one), they serve and reward: the Fortune 500, Wall Street speculators, drug money launderers, drug cartels,  members of the American Enterprise Institute, the Council on Foreign Relations (who populated the Kean Commission), and CFR sister the Tri-Lateral Commission. 
Plus Israel.

CIA top leaders and Wall Street are a revolving door, just like the FDA and Monsanto Bio-engineering are a revolving door.

To the extent they vote for (hell, they sponsor) international economic treaties which override State and National laws and what remaining human and family protections exist, now replaced by protection for foreign and domestic corporations, applying "contracts" backed by military and police force, they truly do serve international foreign billionaires and hundred-millionaires. 
If citizens enact a law to block toxic waste, or have city
-run or state-run services which may compete with foreign private business, the foreign companies can SUE to make you cease.  Not in court, in their private WTO court.  They ALWAYS win, and taxpayers have to pay them.  It really IS a New World Order under corporate dictatorship.

Is it anti-American to sign over America to domestic and foreign speculators, or to warn others about it?

government will remain "the shadow cast by big business over society" - John Dewey

This sounds freaky: but now that the public can view live video footage of these "elite monsters" cheering at elaborate staged human sacrifice rituals every July, where these US + world "rulers" incinerate their "Conscience" or "Care" symbolized by a bound infant body .... well ... what DO you call a person who has no Conscience, absolutely no remorse, and who worships at a 45 foot tall stone owl god representing an ancient deity of darkness?? 
MR. PRESIDENT?  Your Honorable?
Maybe they should ask Molloch to help New Orleans.

You "Liberals" think about that next time you email the President.

I combined a couple revisions of my past Letters submission below. (which was printed last June 14)
Rename Nine-Eleven   (retitled "Deja Vu All Over Again" by the editors)

Join my campaign to rename "Nine-Eleven" or "9-11" to "Operation Northwoods 2001". 

We must acknowledge those Americans, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and CIA, who wrote the 1962 Northwoods plot to attack US cities, fly planes into buildings, and blame it on a foreign enemy.  Agents were to dress up as enemy soldiers and attack US servicemen.  Maybe shoot a US passenger jet out of the sky.  It took almost 40 years for their political descendants to pull off this scheme, but it succeeded.  The "official enemy" switched from Cuban Communists to Arab Terrorists.  It was a tight act, it fooled most Americans too, and achieved the intended propaganda aims --- "a helpful wave of public indignation" [quote] against the outside enemy.

Ask your local library, or Google "Operation Northwoods" for a photocopy of the original memo.  You may want to Google some other terms --- Bush + Nazi  and  Dulles + Nazi. 

The Dulles brothers, Nazi promoters in the 1930's, were lawyers and go-between for the Nazis' money machine, helping the Third Reich connect with Wall Street investors and running Nazi money-laundering front companies, from 1930's thru early 50's

In this context, Northwoods makes sense.  It's a copy of Hitler's Reichstagg fire plot which he used to seize power.
Once business partners with our President's grandfather Prescott, the Dulles Bros became CIA Director and Sec of State when Northwoods was drafted.  Allen Dulles was most certainly consulted.  Arranging covert operations for assassinations and mass murder was his job decription.  JFK vetoed the Northwoods plot. 

Dulles was later made lead investigator of the Kennedy murder in the Warren Commission -- one year after Kennedy fired him.  Draw your own conclusions. 

This is not hypothetical or speculative, not "conspiracy theory", it's documented American History.  Prescott Bush was busted by the J. Edgar Hoover's FBI and convicted of "Trading with the Enemy", not treason.  His assets were seized, but he managed to come up with enough later to win a race for Senate.

Bush was only one villain in a huge movement pumping Fascism and Hitler.  (Parenti's book, Blackshirts and Reds is helpful here.)

"If America loses this war," said Secretary of the Interior [Harold] Ickes, June 26, 1941, "it can thank the Aluminum Corporation of America."
our biggest monopolies entered into secret agreements with the Nazi cartels and divided the world up among them
Most notorious of all was Alcoa, the Mellon-Davis-Duke monopoly.
A Coup d'Etat  against the US govt was exposed in 1934, with JP Morgan at the head of it.  Plans to seize the government by force and install a very "efficient" fascist anti-labor military dictatorship (with FDR reduced to figurehead) were derailed when legendary Marine Gen. Smedley Butler went public.  Butler loved humanity and justice more than Self and Power and Gold.  The McCormack-Dickstein committee in Congress had an investigation and suppressed evidence, which was dismissed in the press.

The Plot to Overthrow FDR (Smedley D. Butler)  Video Cassette  BUY
In 1932, while many Americans felt it was the way out of the Depression, a powerful group of financiers and industrialists saw the New Deal as a threat. THE PLOT TO OVERTHROW FDR reveals this group's plan to either overthrow the newly-elected president or force their agenda on him. They intended to use a paramilitary organization of disgruntled WWI veterans inspired by Marine General Smedley D. Butler to coerce the government. But Butler, discovering the details of the conspiracy, blew the whistle, triggering a Congressional investigation. Leading scholars, historians and government officials reveal the details of one of the most bizarre schemes in American history.

Well, the fascists got in anyhow, through the back door.  Dulles, as CIA Dir, got to oversee the wrap up of German war --- and got to make sure Western gold was secretly removed from Germany.

There should be no question as to why this is relevant to America Today.  After Operation Northwoods '01, how much larger must Northwoods '05 or Northwoods '06 be made, to justify War on Iran?

How much tighter will they make "security" after that event?
(A teenage girl asked this question following David Ray Griffin's talk on CSPAN, it's that obvious.)

Clinton killed way more innocent persons than Bush ... so far anyhow.  At Waco, families and children were incinerated alive -- to save them.  Ruby Ridge killed another family, shot down in cold blood.  In the first case, the "target" could have easily been arrested any day of the week. 
In the second case, a guy had a sawed-off shotgun, so they shot his wife and child and son and friend and dogs with sniper rifles.

Clinton's use of Depleted Uranium in Bosnia and Iraq caused terrible health problems for US troops, like cancer, and caused massive illness to civilians. 

"Military Men are just DUMB STUPID ANIMALS to be
Used as Pawns in Foreign Policy." 
~ Henry Kissinger

Capping all that is the intentional starvation and infection caused by the tightest embargo in history, which murdered 1.5 million Iraqis mostly babies ---- many more murders than Bush has accomplished.   Albright bragged about that on TV, as she pretended it was a tough choice to kill 5000 kids per month, but "worth it".

Either Clinton OR Bush has killed far more people than Ted Bundy plus Charles Manson combined

The FAILURE [in Iraq] DOESN'T MATTER for the planners of
the operation. The main aim - establishing a PERMANENT
GARRISON in the country - has been achieved.
-- Uri Avnery, Israeli activist, former IDF Colonel
The Palestinians endure similar treatment today, because every atrocity committed by Israel has US fingerprints.

"Terrorism is the best political weapon for nothing
drives people harder than a fear of sudden death."
-- Adolf Hitler

Now, a day late and a dollar short, the Lilly Livered Left
has arrived on the scene with the brilliant observation,
"Wait, we have to look at 9/11!"  - Mike Ruppert  18 May 03
"'Conspiracy stuff' is now shorthand for unspeakable truth."
-- Gore Vidal, Observer (UK), October 27, 2002

"I wouldn't go to war again as I have done to protect
some lousy investment of the bankers.  There are only two things
we should fight for. 
One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights.
War for any other reason is simply a racket."
- Major General Smedley Butler,
Two-time recipient of the Medal of Honor and Commandant USMC

"There ought to be limits to freedom."
-- G.W. Bush

"The process of transformation, even if it brings
revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one,
absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event --
like a new Pearl Harbor" (2000)
-- Project for a New American Century

"All we need is the right major crisis and the
nations will accept the New World Order."
-- David Rockefeller

"Total world oil reserves amount to one thousand
billion barrels, yearly consumption is 27 billion
barrels" - BP Amoco
Michael Ledeen, Bush adviser, making DEATH in NEW ORLEANS sound SO EROTIC :
The Doomed Cities
The heart of New Orleans.
 The combination of a rich culture of death with the looming threat of catastrophe is an intoxicating mélange for the spirit
 Doomed cities with an intimate relationship with the dead are special places, incubators of exceptional qualities of spirit and thus of extraordinary inventiveness.

And rotting carcasses of loved ones, I might add.  or look for Doomed Cities in archive
(a mélange is a motley assortment of things)

Was New Orleans disaster was the fault of Democrat local leaders, as FOX reported?
New Orleans was Federalized, local government functions were taken over by the Federal Govt a few years ago.
I did not know that!!
(correction:  This one point of NOLA being Federalized after 9-11 is as yet unproven, so far as I am concerned, though the other general concepts are true, I have found no other corroboration outside of Alex Jones.)
Paul Craig Roberts served as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy in the Reagan administration, for Emergency Mgmt.
...... small excerpts ......
3 minute MP3, federalized city (why? completely unconstitutional)
5 minutes, advent of Martial Law, USA
3 minutes, American thinking today
 If you can't get this MP3 above, LET ME KNOW, I'll put it on my site, or else subscribe for $6 per month.

FEMA, La. outsource Katrina body count to firm implicated in body-dumping scandals
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has hired Kenyon International to set up a mobile morgue for handling bodies in Baton Rouge, Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina.

Kenyon is a subsidiary of Service Corporation International (SCI), a scandal-ridden Texas-based company operated by a friend of the Bush family. Recently, SCI subsidiaries have been implicated in illegally discarding and desecrating corpses.

The Politics of Humanitarian Aid

Walter Brasch

President Bush was justifiably upset. A cyclone four days earlier had destroyed a large portion of Myanmar, and the country's military junta was still refusing humanitarian aid. "Let the United States come to help you, help the people," Bush pleaded with the junta. "We're prepared to move U.S. Navy assets to help find those who've lost their lives, to help find the missing, to help stabilize the situation," said the President, "but in order to do so, the military junta must allow our disaster assessment teams into the country."

With more than 20,000 dead, possibly 40,000 missing, and close to one million homeless, the junta made it clear that it, not the international community, would provide whatever humanitarian aid was necessary.

A week before the cyclone hit, President Bush extended sanctions against Myanmar by another year because of what he called that junta's "large-scale repression of the democratic opposition." Paranoid about anything that could threaten its power, the junta was frightened that the United States would use the cyclone as a reason to invade the country.

The junta's response the first week of May was little different than the international concern almost three years earlier. It wasn't the destruction of villages and the rice farming industry, but the destruction of cities and the shrimp industry. It wasn't a cyclone named Nargis, but a hurricane named Katrina.

It's been well documented that the Bush–Cheney Administration, with its head in Iraq, wasn't prepared for a natural disaster. Like the leaders in Myanmar, the Bush–Cheney Administration was slow to inform the people, and slow to act during the crisis. Less known is that President Bush refused innumerable offers of assistance to the people of the Gulf Coast.

More than 20 countries—including Israel, Mexico, China, England, and the Dominican Republic—quickly offered humanitarian and financial assistance. President Bush's first response was to tell the audience of ABC-TV's "Good Morning, America":

"I'm not expecting much from foreign nations because we hadn't asked for it. I do expect a lot of sympathy and perhaps some will send cash dollars. But this country's going to rise up and take care of it. . . . You know, we would love help, but we're going to take care of our own business as well, and there's no doubt in my mind we'll succeed."

Cuba, which has one of the best health care and disaster response systems in the world, offered substantial medical supplies and 1,600 physicians, most of them specialists. Rejected.

Venezuela offered $1 million, in addition to oil and humanitarian supplies. Rejected.

Russia offered medical supplies, evacuation equipment, a water cleansing system, a rescue helicopter, and 60 persons specially trained in search and rescue operations. Rejected.

Germany sent a military plane carrying 15 tons of emergency provisions. The United States denied it landing rights.

Not only did the federal government reject humanitarian offers from other countries, it either rejected or ignored offers by the American people and its own governmental agencies.

Before the storm hit, Amtrak offered trains to evacuate New Orleans. Ignored.

The Forest Service, shortly after Katrina came ashore, offered water-tanker aircraft to fight the fires. Ignored.

The Coast Guard, which would fly more than 20,000 rescue operations, offered 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel to Jefferson Parrish. The federal government refused to allow delivery.

The captain of an amphibious assault ship off the Gulf Coast offered to send her sailors onto land to help the people, have her helicopters assist in rescue operations, provide as much as 100,000 gallons of drinkable water a day, and open her ship's operating rooms to provide medical assistance and 600 beds for the relief effort. The federal government ignored and then delayed her offer.

During the first week of the disaster, the federal government had ordered the Red Cross and Salvation Army not to go into the New Orleans disaster zone, falsely citing a lack of adequate security. Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico offered 400 National Guard soldiers the day the hurricane hit; however, they weren't sent for four more days because of what Richardson called "federal paperwork" that the Pentagon insisted had to first be completed.

Chicago offered firefighters, police, health workers, sanitation workers, a mobile health clinic, trucks, boats, and cars. Rejected.

The Florida Airboat Association offered to send in 300 fully equipped boats with trained pilots. Rejected.

About 75 companies volunteered to use their own corporate aircraft to ferry supplies into smaller local and regional airports. When the federal government ignored the offer, the companies flew in more than 130,000 pounds of food and critical supplies, making determinations without federal assistance or appreciation of where the needs were the greatest.

Hundreds of companies tried to provide several million gallons of drinking water and ice for the evacuees. The federal government either blocked their delivery or routed them on a circuitous path throughout the South, and never allowed them to unload their cargoes. Members of the International Bottled Water Association did provide 10 million bottles of fresh water for evacuees, but received no assistance from the federal government, which refused to return several phone calls.

A national corporation offered free telecommunications equipment but the federal government rejected it, according to Ern Blackwelder of the Business Executives for National Security. Blackwelder told the Atlanta Journal–Constitution that the government later contracted with the same company and paid for equipment that had previously been offered at no charge.

About a week after Katrina hit, the U.S. began accepting humanitarian aid, but only from countries it determined were its allies.

Make no mistake about it, the leaders of Myanmar are dictators who trample human rights, have led their nation into an extended economic crisis, and are interested only in keeping their own power. Almost a month after Nargis hit the Irrawaddy Delta, the junta is now finally allowing foreign aid, but not from the United States.

But also make no mistake about this. The United States under its current administration will continue to refuse humanitarian aid and personnel from Cuba, Venezuela, and any other country that doesn't agree with the Bush–Cheney politics.


June 4, 2008 [Walter Brasch is professor of journalism at Bloomsburg University and president of the Pennsylvania Press Club. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed 'Unacceptable': The Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina (January 2006) and Sinking the Ship of State: The Presidency of George W. Bush (November 2007), both available through,, and other bookstores. You may contact Brasch at or through his website at:]