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2005

The battle of New Orleans

CounterPunch
by David Vest

09/05/05

If New Orleans doesn't radicalize you, what will? Troops "fresh back from Iraq" are at this moment engaged in "hunting down" people defined as "looters." An Army Times report described the mission as a struggle to put down "the insurgency in the city." The only thing to prevent us from describing the Crescent City as Baghdad-on-the-bayou is the thought that Fallujah might be a better analogy, given the scale of destruction. .... Of course the military occupation of New Orleans has been spun as an effort to protect the innocent and the defenseless from thuggery, to "get the city back under control."Having left the people to die in a hurricane (after recommending Greyhound and Amtrak to any of the poor and disabled who wished to evacuate along with the well-to-do), and then having failed to deliver food, water, and medical care, they now wish to "protect" them...

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