Joined: 16 Mar 2005
Location: Moscow, Republic of Idaho
Wed Sep 07, 2005 3:28 pm
Post subject: Article by Robt Schoen, who has a
Cloudbuster in New Orleans
DISASTER OR SABOTAGE AND INSTITUTIONAL TERRORISM?
I would like to explore the unusual circumstances that
have been largely unreported in the media that occurred
in the wake of Katrina. As a lifelong resident of the
city, it seems in the recent past we’ve had at least
three hurricanes which seemed to be heading directly for
New Orleans, but that miraculously turned away from it
at the last minute. I had always attributed these last
minute course corrections to Carmelite nuns in the past,
and was hoping against hope that it would be repeated
once again with Katrina, which was almost as big as the
Gulf of Mexico and whose eye was the size of Lake
Amazingly again, Katrina turned from its dead on course
to New Orleans at the last minute and we all thought we
had been spared the worse. Although there was severe
flooding in some areas caused by a breakage in the
industrial canal, the levees held, and the force of the
winds and rain created a relatively acceptable level of
damage compared to what could be expected from a
category 4 hurricane whose winds in New Orleans were in
the range of category 3.
But then the next day, the 17th St. canal levee broke as
well the London St. levee and others around the city. A
complete phone and communications outage enveloped not
only the city but the entire outlying area as well,
greatly hampering the initial efforts to stem the levee
breaks and other crises. The scattered and sheltered
residents of the city were completely cut off from one
another and from finding out what was going on. The
pumping stations, including the new multimillion dollar
one near the cemeteries all failed.
Despite the chaos and confusion in the hours after the
hurricane, a lightning fast reorganization of the news
coverage on the conservative and almost monopolistic
Clear Channel radio stations and regional television
station conglomerates went into effect immediately, even
as much of the region was left without power.
The reorganized media seemed to have an agenda in its
coverage. The overemphasis on the looters, which anyone
who lived in New Orleans could have predicted, a very
deliberate minimization of the number of lives that were
lost, and an obscuring of exactly how much of the city
was left dry and intact. On Friday evening’s ABC hour
long newscast, for example, it was filmed on the city’s
Canal Street, making it look like Venice, when in fact
they were standing in mere inches of water. None of the
wall to wall coverage explored the simultaneous and
suspicious levee breaches, pump failures and collapse of
the land and cell phone system, as well as the jamming
of ham radio frequencies.
Cell phone towers are completely autonomous switching
stations with two super computers that are cooled and
powered by their own propane generators when city power
is disrupted. They are designed with military redundancy
and a built in toughness for survival in disasters. Also
if they were to fail en mass, their wealthy parent
companies and subsidiaries have the capacity to send in
temporary mobile cell phone towers that are normally
employed at sporting and other large events to augment
coverage during heavy usage. Land lines, cell phones and
BlackBerries remained non-functioning immediately
afterwards and were never fixed. Additionally Ham radio
operators, who can usually communicate anywhere on the
globe report they have not been able to get through the
region, as if their signal and frequencies were being
jammed. On Meet the Press, the President of Jefferson
Parish Aaron Broussard stated on Meet the Press that
FEMA secretly clipped the lines of that parish’s
communications system. They found the severed lines,
repaired it and then Sheriff Harry Lee posted armed
guards to protect it.
The Red Cross website states they were turned away from
New Orleans by the National Guard, and there are
numerous other reports of emergency aid being turned
down by federal officials and FEMA.
The price of gasoline and oil has already risen
astronomically, to the extent that some are calling the
oil companies the real looters in Katrina’s aftermath.
Other pin striped looters appear in the form of real
estate agents who are going around the city with video
cameras, scoping out the potential hot properties in the
dryer regions of the city in the inevitable buyer’s
market that will follow when city dwellers are allowed
to return, if they ever do. Of course they won’t allow
the homeowners and businesses who could help save the
city to return, at least to secure their lifetime
investments, even though somehow these predatory
speculators are given free reign.
The world and even this country by now already know how
FEMA, the Red Cross, and the federal government stood
passively by, letting the worse happen, for five days
without lifting a finger. To some it mirrored this
country’s puny response to the Christmas timed tsunami,
when it snowed in New Orleans for the first time in
recent memory. To some, it almost seemed this
indifference to life may be an indication that what was
going on was exactly what they wanted to happen. Dennis
Hastert’s comments that perhaps New Orleans should not
be rebuilt certainly seemed to confirm this sentiment.
The horrors of uncared for refugees in the Superdome and
convention center are likely to be repeated in the
inevitable tent cities FEMA is planning in the outlying
areas. How long will it be before these refugee camps
are compared to the Iraqi prison camps at Guantanamo
I am writing this to ask the bigger questions of why,
after Katrina had done its worst and left the city
largely intact, did the breaches in the levees occur
only many hours after the hurricane had already passed?
Why was there a failure of all the city’s pumps when
they were needed most? How was the media able to
reorganize so quickly when so much of the city’s
government and vital infrastructure left disorganized,
without communication and in tatters for day on end? Why
were ham radio frequencies being jammed? Why was there
an endemic failure of the cell phone towers, each of
which had their own generator? Why weren’t emergency
temporary mobile towers and other alternative forms of
communication brought in immediately, if only for city
Why were dogs in the city running around in circles and
acting so wired before the hurricanes approach?
Certainly animals seem to have an extra sense of
oncoming disasters and seem better equipped to protect
themselves than humans during such events, but some dog
owners in the city noted that their dog’s actions before
this hurricane were different than from others. Perhaps
the dogs were feeling a large scalar signal pointed at
New Orleans. The HAARP array in Alaska is one such
technology capable of weather control. The official
website of the Air Force has stated that its goal is to
control the weather by 2025. Other nations such as Japan
and Russia have also pursued this weather controlling
technology and the United Nations has even written laws
banning the use of such technology to launch
catastrophic weather conditions against other nations.
The four hurricanes of 2004 that all hit Florida defy
statistical probability. The size and force of Katrina
was completely out of the norm for most tropical systems
that develop in this region. If scalar weather
manipulation was involved in the development and
“pointing” of Katrina, we would have to ask why anyone
would do such a thing. Was there a benign secret
government effort to try to stop or steer away the
hurricane that didn’t work? It would never be possible
that our own government would want to drive a category
5, then 4, hurricane into the path of its most
vulnerable city. Look how terrible 9/11 was for the
psyche of this country, and how it mistakenly led to a
war based on the false premise of terrorists with
weapons of mass destruction. Certainly this catastrophe
to New Orleans and the oil producing shore of
Mississippi would only lead to a further down turned
national economy and a predictable rise in oil prices.
Then why does it seem that when the hurricane itself did
not accomplish the expected damage and flooding, a “plan
B” was instigated to break the levees during the night
Why is there no inquiry about the complete
communications dead zone from cell phone tower outages
and ham radio signals from the media? Why aren’t
residents of the dry areas allowed to return and help
restore the city? Certainly Entergy workers could be
allowed to make limited restorations to keep businesses
and the city itself alive.
Already the most productive and talented dispossessed
citizens of New Orleans are rebuilding their lives and
families elsewhere, many never to return. We are
certainly living in interesting times, times that demand
answers to questions nobody seems to want to ask. Why is
it that the New Orleans director of Homeland Security
said it looked to him that FEMA reacted as if this was
their first hurricane? Who will profit from this
tragedy? The oil industry? Halliburton?
Lat week we were left with an image of the president
hugging two sisters in Gulfport. I would have much
preferred to see the angry and desperate crowd from the
Convention Center embrace him. Many who read this will
of course dismiss all this as just one more conspiracy
theory. The current president’s father was once asked if
he believed in UFO’s. George H. W. Bush quipped, “I
don’t believe in UFO’s, I believe in OFU’s: one fodder
unit.” He launched the first Gulf War with OFU’s, and
his son launched the second with more. Maybe OFU should
be added to the Bush family Crest to symbolize their
regard for the citizens of this country.
Fortunately, Louisiana seems to be less willing these
days to take the word of the Federal Government at face
value. Governor Blanco has hired former FEMA director
James Lee Witt as a consultant and has refused to sign
over her authority over the National Guard to President
I challenge and welcome anyone to provide evidence that
I am wrong on any of the points raised in this article.
I also ask you to consider what this means about your
leaders if I am correct.
"You were born...and so you're free...so happy
Joined: 04 Apr 2005
Location: Brandon, Mississippi
Posted: Thu Sep
08, 2005 1:58 am Post
Don, thanks for
posting this article by Robert. The odds that the
related events supporting this tragedy are coincidence
is denial by any standard.
Robert, being a lifelong resident of New Orleans has
presented a much clearer and truer perspective of what
has happened. I wonder if the levee breaches could be
determined as strategic choices and not just chance?
Millions of dollars worth of pump stations all fail at
the same time? Come on!
A total break down of communication, ignorant and
incompetent leadership beyond belief, zero organization
and days of delay preceeding help surpass any reasonable
explanation. How gullible have many of us become? Please
wake up America!
How could any of the victims receive medical help,
water, food and basic survival needs? Help was turned
away! The hundreds if not thousands of needless deaths
and destruction point to more than mother nature imho.
These are exactly the tactics a militia would use
against an enemy.
Greed seeks to profit from the death, loss and
misfortune of mothers, fathers and children. Final
judgement awaits these murderers.
"Bust em, Bust em all"
Joined: 12 Jul 2005
Location: Charleston, SC
Posted: Thu Sep
08, 2005 11:00 am Post
The people glued
to the TV right now are getting a very seriously skewed
report of events. I flipped on CNN and all you see is
flooded streets and looters. This isn't news to anyone
who has lived through a disaster. I wanted to say
natural, but this is far from a natural disaster. The
chaos that ensues in the days following a hurricane like
this is to be expected. Why are all the media outlets so
stuck on the looters? There are more serious questions
to be asked. Those of us who refuse the mainstream media
and all the GAP ads that go along with it, the
independent seekers of truth, know that the looters are
The news here is the lack of organization that exists in
the ruling body. Our government has continuously failed
us. This is the news you need to know. It has become an
"us and them" system. We the 'underprivileged' (F-- you
too Barbara Bush) against them the overprivileged. The
corruption is too far flung, we the people are pissed.
The time has come for the militia spoken of by the
founding fathers. The great expirement has failed and we
are suffering the consequences. Forms and legislation
are not the ways to get anything accomplished.
Always question the source of information. Always. The
mass media is in the pockets of the politicians. There
is an internal power struggle in congress, the president
is the laughing stock of the planet. PEOPLE ARE DYING
and NO ONE in power CARES. We have got to take the power
There is hysteria in the underground. Those of us locked
in our caves because of the evil outside are sick of it.
We miss the sunlight and the clean air and water. I
personally miss the happiness I felt when I saw goodness
around me. Now all I see are blank faces and evil
stares. I miss knowing my neighbors weren't serial
killers and pedophiles. I am not alone. They have us
scattered and formed into seperate groups, but we all
want the same thing. We want the freedom promised to us.
We want the protection promised to us, we want to know
our taxes will educate our children to better the
planet. None of our needs are getting met.
This system has failed us and it is time to reform it.
How long will we let them destroy the planet we all
share? How many more disasters will it take?
Never confuse movement with action.
- Ernest Hemingway