Skip to comments.Homeland Security won't let Red Cross deliver food
Posted on 09/03/2005 9:53:17 AM PDT by SauronOfMordor
As the National Guard delivered food to the New Orleans convention center yesterday, American Red Cross officials said that federal emergency management authorities would not allow them to do the same.
Other relief agencies say the area is so damaged and dangerous that they doubted they could conduct mass feeding there now.
"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.
"Right now access is controlled by the National Guard and local authorities. We have been at the table every single day [asking for access]. We cannot get into New Orleans against their orders."
Though frustrated, Hosler understood the reasons. The goal is to move people out of an uninhabitable city, and relief operations might keep them there. Security is so bad that she fears feeding stations might get ransacked.
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They're getting people out. And I hope they're busy quietly ridding the city of the thugs that have made it too dangerous to let relief workers in.
I hope to see a column of thugs joined together by handcuffs wading through the sewage to Gitmo style penal camps. I doubt that I will, but that's what needs to happen. Either that or thug bodies floating on the sewage.
They don't want people staying in NO so they're keeping the big charities out I guess.
The Red Cross cannot protect themselves, they would not last two minutes if they got near these places. They need to stay alive so they can care for the ones that can be gotten out.
I don't like it any more than anybody else to see another human in the condition they are in. Reality does stink to high heaven though.
BTW, just how does this? "The Homeland Security Department has requested a" get translated to the headline of this pap? Modern Journalism, Last refuge of the Drama Queens.
Exactly. The "leaders" want everybody OUT of NOLA.
The engineers know that other levees could give way at any time. Also, any heavy rain in the area will NOT be pumped off (because the pumps are down), adding to the current flood level.
The goal now is to totally evac the city.
It's the same story, just slanted to make the NG and Homeland Security look bad.
The NG's bringing massive quantities of food and water in now. There's probably plenty for everyone now, or will be very shortly. If they let Red Cross and other releif groups in, they have to stretch themselves thinner to protect them from the mutants still roaming the city looking to loot and rape and kill. Leave it to the MSM to only report half the story, to make it look like the federal government (Bush) is trying to slow the flow of relief.
Why doesn't the Red Cross set up feeding center and staging areas outside of the city to move the people from the city too? That should be their focus. The Mayor and Governor did an incompetent job preparing their city and state for a disaster!
The NG has food they can give them for temporary sustainment.
People from the Dome have walked to the bridge. Why not let Red Cross go there.
Maybe they can bring in the Italian Red Cross to help the looters....I mean insurgents....I mean freedom fighters...
"Though frustrated, Hosler understood the reasons. The goal is to move people out of an uninhabitable city, and relief operations might keep them there. "
Did she just say that FEMA is denying people food to force them to leave the city?
Geraldo just reported on a large group of Vietnamese immigrants...who were refusing any aid until every=body else was helped.
He said they have been calm throughout, and were a "Sea of tranquility" among the chaos.
Truly a credit to them, as opposed to some of our other "citizens."
My wife is talking on the phone to a friend of hers that's a nurse in Florida. She called the Red Cross and volunteered to come to Houston to help out. They turned her down because "of all the disease" saying it was too dangerous. Huh????
We're all so used to seeing news media's instant assessments, we don't realize what it takes to provide a proper response for the most seriously in need of help. All the news media have to take in are their camera equipment, operators, batteries, and personal water and food supplies. They don't bring in any kind of help for those needing it. Conversely, the aid workers need to know what to bring in for the masses rather than merely for themselves.
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