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Posted on 09/01/2005 11:49:46 AM PDT by NYleatherneck
New Orleans hospital halts patient evacuations after coming under sniper fire...
Where are the helicopter gunships? I'll volunteer to ride as a marksman. I'll even supply my own AR-15 and ammunition.
It's a good thing we let those poor people loot for days on end...they got it all out of their system!
NO was poorly managed from the beginning a strong stance was needed right away. Now the fruits of their inaction are starting to ripen and rot.
The snipers should be executed. If this is true (I'm not doubting you), then the national guard or someone has to go in there and treat these looters as enemy combatants and fight them.
It's time to impeach the governor and for Bush to strip LA officials of all power and take charge!
I wonder if the snipers could be muslims terrorists.
SEND IN THE GD ARMY!
I'm trying to figure out how anyone can possibly profit from this.
Maybe they're simply as stupid as some say?
A lot... unless this is the work of an opportunistic terrorist cell blending in with the looter thugs.
The people doing the shooting are probably sky high on all kinds of sh*t.
It's time to start plnking these SOBs.
We must find out the root causes.
what is wrong with these people!???
The President should make a statement that anyone attempting to interupt rescue and recovery operations will be caught and hanged and left hanging
Don't worry, Delta Force will handle it...
I would guess that there would be at least 5,000 Black Muslim ex-convicts in the NO area.
I probably saw at least a dozen in the French Quarter alone when I was there last - probably many, many more in other neighborhoods.
And start a civil war? This could be the spurn in the liberals side...
" You're firing on innocent Americans who only want food. I'm going down there to fight the government"
Honestly, if I said this 5 days ago I'd be thinking I was crazy...but with everything happening now...it's not that far off from a possibility.
Jerry Springer Radio (which replaced Glen Beck in my area) today was saying that if our troops weren't in Iraq then we'd have saved everyone already. It's sad and rediculus, I just hope it turns out to be nothing.
My first thought, as opposed to some DC sniper type, though at least one was a muslim too.... Hmmmm......
Democrats demonstrating 'self-determination' s'all.
No one wanted to speak out against looting at first for fear of being called a Racist.
And the rest of the people said that they were just looting for necessary items.
What will be the excuse now?
At some point these idiots taking shots a choppers are going to kill somebody. This is nuts.
Military gunships cannot operate within any city in the United States of America unless the Governor of a state declares Martial Law.
Despite the rumors that martial law has been declared, Secretary Chertoff made it clear that Governor Blanco has not done so.
The military can assist with rescue, but they cannot operate with law enforcement to quell unrest. Unfortunately.
WHYWHYWHY?? Even if they're looters, what could possibly cause anyone to see an advantage in shooting at folks trying to evacuate from a hospital!
It's a modern day Babylon.
Remember the La Attorney General's comments on H&C a couple of nights ago? How he stated looters were only trying to survive, and the La Gov Blanco basically said the same thing. They should have been shooting looters on site from day one and they would not be in the mess we see now.
Jesse, Al, Chuck, Ted, Barbara, Hillary and Patrick will all have soooo much to say!
I don't know if anyone has made this remark - I can't possibly read all these threads/comments but what scares me about this scenario more than anything is that if we should ever come under terrorist attack (serious attack), this could potentially happen in any city in the U.S. where there are these subclasses of people that are immune to any civilized aspects of society.
Get Rudy G down there....NOW!
The delay in action by Nagin and the Governor have lead to this. But now, this is the Fed Gov'ts purview and they needed to act YESTERDAY.
Get it together now! This is no longer "crowd control." This is a warzone with desperate people. Kill them.
I think there is a portion down there that has collectively lost their minds. WTH??????
"I can't imagine the prospect of a firefight between looters and the NG in an American city.
F'in nightmare scenario."
No sir, very short.
Some liberal chick replaced Glenn Beck near me, but I think they were pre-recorded anyway. I let them know they lost a listener, for whatever good it does.
So now I listen to Tony Snow or Laura Ingraham....
What kind of anger against our past wrongs must've been harbored by these fine citizens? I suggest a council led by the U.N. to address the inequities. Then I think we should open the checkbooks and write the wrongs. Then these fine citizens should be given places of authority throughout America. Maybe we re-write the Constitution to make them Super-Citizens with more rights then the rest of us.
Yeah, I rely on Jerry Springer to tell me how things would be if we weren't in Irak.
Didn't this happen earlier?
They could be deliberately adding to the chaos. how strong a prescence was the NOI in NO?
Me too! /sarc
That's easy, look at who runs the state. Nuff said.
2 instances of Beck being replaced...is this a trend, is his show dying?
Martial law has been declared, if this is true they should make a public example of him to deter others.
These looters, thugs, rapists, murderers, scum of the earth, and just plain ol' loonies are making the U.S.A. look like a third world country.
Frankly I'm sick of it.
I hope not...
America is codependent when it comes to the inner city thugs,and now we reap the whirlwind.
So this become a federal issue, who CAN issue Martial Law in a specific area during a national emergency.
I would suspect this is one of the reasons why Congresss needs to be there in 24 hours.
Yeah, that'll happen.
Bush didn't even have to stones to veto tens of billions in obvious pork or defend the First Amendment. And all those would have taken was the stroke of a pen.
He might do it, though, even though it'd be unconstitutional; he's got no problem with expanding Big Stupid Government.
The citizens of Louisiana need to deal with their own idiot politicians, if there are any lampposts left standing.
This is starting to sound like a research project or training exercise for a few people with an agenda.
Liberals live by the credo of ZERO TOLERANCE, when it applies to little school girls with aspirin or little boys with paper guns.
Lets see if the liberal establishment in LA calls for a severe crackdown on this stuff...before total anarchy sets in.
The sad thing is this: these people had this lawless mentality long before the hurricane blew in. The scenes of so called "survival" are a joke in many cases--these people are stealing everything they can get their hands on! What are they going to do with it? It sounds to me like these people are showing what has gone wrong in America with the liberals in charge. We owe them everything.