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FNC's Major Garrett: Red Cross Blocked by Order of the Louisiana State Government
Hugh Hewitt ^ | 9/7/05 | Hugh Hewitt

Posted on 09/07/2005 6:23:26 PM PDT by finnman69

The Red Cross Blocked

The Fox News Channel's Major Garrett was just on my show extending the story he had just reported on Brit Hume's show: The Red Cross is confirming to Garrett that it had prepositioned water, food, blankets and hygiene products for delivery to the Superdome and the Convention Center in the immediate aftermath of the hurricane, but were blocked from delivering those supplies by orders of the Louisiana state government, which did not want to attract people to the Superdome and/or Convention Center. Garrett has no paper trail yet, but will follow up on his verbal confirmation from sources at the highest levels of the Red Cross.


The transcript of the interview will be available at Radioblogger later this afternoon.

And here is a very interesting article from Septmber of 2004:

Debate continues over Superdome as potential hurricane shelter


Seems that the debate over using the Superdome goes back almost a year, and that no one in New Orleans thought it would be a great place in a Cat 4 or 5 hurricane.


Key graphs:

"If we were to lose power, if we were to lose plumbing facilities, if a storm were to hit and create flooding in the area; the Superdome would not be a desirable place to be," he said.

The American Red Cross admits it would not stay in town for a severe hurricane. Workers would offer supplies and training to the Dome but would then leave to ensure aid for the hurricane's aftermath.

Kay Wilkins, spokesperson for the American Red Cross, said, "While we're saying we;re going to move our volunteers and staff out of the risk area into areas where its safer for them to be it doesn't mean we're not going to be here ahead of time for others."

Mayor Nagin said the city has more than 80,000 people without transportation access, and when the next hurricane evacuation there will be thousands of people who will not, or cannot, leave, highlighting the city's urgency of finding the most suitable place for shelter.


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TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Louisiana; US: Mississippi; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: blanco; blancofinito; cary; democraps; democrats; hewitt; humanitarianrelief; incompetence; katrina; katrinafacts; katrinafailures; left; liberals; redcross; redtape; superdome
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To: Ken H; NormsRevenge; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; tubebender; Brad's Gramma; BurbankKarl; bd476; ...

It's gonna get real interesting!


141 posted on 09/07/2005 10:33:16 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: del4hope
I see where Hillary only wants this investigated on the Fed side. Doesnt want any dem blamed, it is obvious.


But she has NO say, because her ass party (D) is still the minority party left behind!!!
142 posted on 09/07/2005 10:39:49 PM PDT by danamco
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
"It's gonna get real interesting!

Bush Country's satellite photo of the dome, buses and other stuff is making it very interesting for the rats. They can't even control the Red Cross and some of their news outlets.


143 posted on 09/07/2005 10:40:31 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Jamie Gorelick is responsible for more dead Americans(9-11) than those killed in Iraq.)
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To: shield

OPERATION BLESSING.


For me too, 99.2% goes to the relief efforts!!!


144 posted on 09/07/2005 10:44:16 PM PDT by danamco
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To: mhking
I'm going to take a leap: Was Kathleen Blanco attempting genocide?



Or, how about this echoing the rapper that she does NOT like black people!??!
145 posted on 09/07/2005 10:50:01 PM PDT by danamco
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To: finnman69

ping


146 posted on 09/07/2005 10:55:04 PM PDT by MarketR ("We are pioneers of the world; the advance-guard, sent on through the wilderness of untried things")
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To: Grampa Dave
That is a great Photo Collage.....

Wonder what Pelosi will have to say tomorrow,....?
147 posted on 09/07/2005 10:58:17 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: CyberAnt
it could swing a whole community over to the repubs (they love Gov Perry - and Houston).


It probably would be more than a landslide nationwide, finally open the eyes of the blacks to realize what they actually are getting from the democratic party!??! And maybe some Jews also would see the light???
148 posted on 09/07/2005 11:00:12 PM PDT by danamco
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To: Grampa Dave
The Blog Captain's Quarter is all over this as well:

New Orleans And Louisiana Blocking Aid To Refugees In City

If you have the time do read the comments....

149 posted on 09/07/2005 11:01:22 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Pelosi Galore will continue to win points with the maggots who elect her every two years, and she will turn off more voters in the middle with the same hatred.


150 posted on 09/07/2005 11:02:24 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Jamie Gorelick is responsible for more dead Americans(9-11) than those killed in Iraq.)
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To: Freedoms Chaser

Did anyone see the reporter interview a man who said there was no water coming over the levee at 17th Street Canal until a barge hit it? The reporter ask if the wind blew it or if someone was guiding it?


Where is the barge???


151 posted on 09/07/2005 11:06:39 PM PDT by danamco
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To: ncountylee
Hard for the MSM to ignore the Red Cross.

They'll try.

152 posted on 09/07/2005 11:06:40 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

The man i saw said the govmt blew it w/dynamite .Said he heard explosion in the night.


153 posted on 09/07/2005 11:25:59 PM PDT by jhny7 (made in USA tested in japan mess with USA we'll use it again)
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To: ohioWfan; Wolfstar

fyi


154 posted on 09/07/2005 11:27:59 PM PDT by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: finnman69

I've been saying for awhile, the governor is going to burn on this. The Dims made a big mistake turning this into a political blame game. As the details come out, the Dims are going to take a big hit.

I don't see how the governor or the mayor can finish their terms when everything is finally in the open.

Hundreds if not thousands of deaths are going to be laying at their feet by the time this is over.


155 posted on 09/07/2005 11:33:24 PM PDT by DB ()
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To: Virginia Gentleman

Larry who on where?


156 posted on 09/07/2005 11:41:02 PM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis ("It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!" Emiliano Zapata 1879-1919)
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To: DB
I've been saying for awhile, the governor is going to burn on this

Deservedly so!

157 posted on 09/07/2005 11:44:57 PM PDT by JLO
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To: ArtyFO; mhking; dfwgator

I guess it's the state's (Blanco's) decision to starve out the remaining people in NO.



Wasn't this technique originally pefected by the likes of Mao Tse Tung, Josef Stalin, and Pol Pot? Starve the refugees to get 'em moving on that forced march?


158 posted on 09/08/2005 12:14:07 AM PDT by Tom Thumbs
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To: skikvt

Nope. They can't afford it. It would be devistating for the Dems if they aired this out in Public...



As long as the RATs have copies of those 900 FBI files in their possession, the GOP will stop short of actually DOING anything to them.

Behold the power of blackmail...


159 posted on 09/08/2005 12:25:41 AM PDT by Tom Thumbs
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To: finnman69
The Fox News Channel's Major Garrett was just on my show extending the story he had just reported on Brit Hume's show: The Red Cross is confirming to Garrett that it had prepositioned water, food, blankets and hygiene products for delivery to the Superdome and the Convention Center in the immediate aftermath of the hurricane, but were blocked from delivering those supplies by orders of the Louisiana state government, which did not want to attract people to the Superdome and/or Convention Center. Garrett has no paper trail yet, but will follow up on his verbal confirmation from sources at the highest levels of the Red Cross.

The plan started before the water hit to figure out how to blame Bush. Instead of helping the people, the DEMS were plotting how to use the people.

160 posted on 09/08/2005 12:30:04 AM PDT by bmwcyle (We broke Pink's Code and found a terrorist message)
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