Monday, November 21, 2005

The Amazing Spectacle of America’s Self-Destruction: Zionists and Katrina (Part Two

It’s the Poor that get it in the Neck.
As usual, even in a country as ultra-wealthy as america, it’s the poor who suffer the most from anthropogenic disasters such as Katrina. The rich, mostly white, were able to flee the city prior to the arrival of the hurricane whilst the poor, mostly black, were left to face the consequences of a climatic disaster caused primarily by the rich. The city, state, and federal authorities had no emergency evacuation plan to put into operation and, in effect, abandoned the poor, the sick, and the frail, to their own devices. These people remained in a state of abandonment without food, water, shelter, security, or medical services, for five days after the disaster. If there was any doubts that many of those abandoned did not feel completely alienated from their own society, modern constitutional government, and civilized values, these disappeared in a mayhem of looting, robberies, and violence. The abandonment of predominantly black people was the other side of the coin to their alienation from society. The flooding of the new orleans was an opportunity for the formation of ad hoc grassroots organizations to make the best out of a catastrophic situation, when the strongest and most intelligent amongst the abandoned could help the weakest. And yet this did not happen. On the contrary, the abandoned descended almost instantaneously into a state of nature. The strongest grabbed what they could and defended what they had against all others. The dead were left rotting in the midst of the living. The only social relationships left in new orleans were those of gang members seizing the opportunity for a quick profit. When the tsunami struck in asia in december 2005 there was little looting, violence, or rapes, only people helping each other to minimize their hardship, salvage their possessions, and rebuild their communities. Hurricane katrina exposed the hideousness of american values to the rest of the world – laisser faire, free enterprise, the survival of the fittest. There was blatant racism at work in the abandonment of poor blacks but, equally obviously, black culture seemed to show it was no different from white culture. There is not the slightest trace of collectivism left amongst blacks or whites in america. America is no longer the envy of the world: it is verging on the repugnant.

The Zionist Role in the Katrina Disaster.
The role of the israelis controlling the bush administration has been blatantly exposed in the aftermath of this self induced climatic disaster.

Firstly, the cost of america’s zionist proxy war in iraq has been so great that new orleans’ flood defences were neglected. Some parts of the city’s flood protection system had not been kept in good repair whilst those parts which had been updated were designed to combat only a category three hurricane. There is still some dispute as to whether Katrina was a category five hurricane or not by the time it hit the city.

Secondly, the area is home to 10,000 national guardsmen but so many are in iraq there was insufficient manpower and equipment to implement an evacuation plan, a disaster relief plan, or repair breeches in the city’s flood defences, "Chalk up the city of New Orleans as a cost of Bush's Iraq war. There were not enough helicopters to repair the breached levees and rescue people trapped by rising water. Nor are there enough Louisiana National Guardsmen available to help with rescue efforts and to patrol against looting. The situation is the same in Mississippi. The National Guard and helicopters are off on a fool's mission in Iraq. The mayor of New Orleans was counting on helicopters to put in place massive sandbags to repair the levee. However, someone called the few helicopters away to rescue people from rooftops. The rising water overwhelmed the massive pumping stations, and New Orleans disappeared under deep water." (Paul Craig Roberts How New Orleans Was Lost’ September 1, 2005); "Distracted by its phony war on terrorism, the U.S. government had made no preparations in the event Hurricane Katrina brought catastrophe to New Orleans. No contingency plan existed. Only now after the disaster are FEMA and the Corps of Engineers trying to assemble the material and equipment to save New Orleans from the fate of Atlantis." (Paul Craig Roberts How New Orleans Was Lost’ September 1, 2005). The absence of national guardsmen also meant the city had to be abandoned to the looters.

Thirdly, over the last couple of decades or so america has given to the jews-only state in palestine nearly a hundred billion dollars to strengthen and extend jewish domination over the palestinians. A substantial part of this money was spent on providing a life of luxury for jewish religious extremists squatting on palestinian land. This year, the bush administration had forked out a few extra billion dollars for the removal of jewish squatters from gaza, "By contrast with the thousands left behind as Katrina and the broken levees pulled New Orleans into the mud hole of the lake that once made possible its existence, thousands left behind because they had no means of evacuation - no cars, no buses, no trains, no military transport, no helicopters - the Israeli squatters were provided free transportation, new housing within the state of Israel, grants of $30,000.00 each and, additionally for seniority, NIS 4,800 for each year they lived in Gaza for each family member, in addition to reimbursement of moving expenses to the tune of NIS 14,000-21,000.00 to the Negev, Galilee and Nitzanin. In short, Sharon made sure the settlers he had encouraged to settle on his illegally obtained land were well compensated for as he demanded that they leave. Why mention these matters in conjunction with the events that have ravaged the Gulf Coast these past two weeks? Because the American taxpayer paid for the settlers to be moved and to cover the "disengagement plan" proposed by Sharon: U.S. aid for the pullout "was slated to offset the cost of implementing the disengagement plan." (Ha'aretz 4/9/05, Yoar Stern). Israel asked for and received more than 2 billion, including the U.S. aid package (Ha'aretz, 24/8/05, Shamuel Rosner; Jerusalem Post 1.27/05, Janine Zacharia). In the CRS Report to Congress, "Israel's Proposal to Withdraw from Gaza," Clyde Mark notes "Israel will offer compensation to the settlers, but the amount and the source of the funds are uncertain. It is estimated that the 1,500 Israeli settler families in Gaza would receive between $200,000 and $750,000 each to move into Israel. The compensation would be for their homes and businesses, but also include additional funds for new housing allowances, business and household relocation, or other expenses." The total cost of the disengagement is estimated "at about 8 billion schekels ($1.74 billion)." (Truth seeker," 7/8/05). These pullout costs are "included in the new U.S. aid package" according to the Jerusalem Post (_7/05)." (William A Cook ‘From New Orleans to Palestine’ September 9 / 11, 2005). The israelis dominating the bush administration chose to give billions of dollars to their fellow jews in the jews only state rather than use such money to reinforce new orleans’s flood defences.

What is even more remarkable than israelis’ stealing american resources to prop up the jews-only state in palestine is that many jews in america are not in the slightest bit grateful to americans who tolerate the theft of their resources. Indeed, some crackpot jewish fundamentalists believe that Katrina was god’s revenge on america for forcing jewish squatters to leave gaza, "Shas spiritual leader Ovadia Yosef: Hurricane Katrina result of Bush’s support for disengagement, failure of New Orleans’ black residents to study Torah. ‘This is the punishment for what Bush did to Gush Katif,’ rabbi says. In his weekly sermon, the rabbi said: "There was a tsunami and there are terrible natural disasters, because there isn’t enough Torah study… black people reside there (in New Orleans). Blacks will study the Torah? (God said) let’s bring a tsunami and drown them. Hundreds of thousands remained homeless. Tens of thousands have been killed. All of this because they have no God," said the rabbi, who already found himself in hot water in the past following controversial remarks of one kind or another. Bush was behind the (expulsion of) Gush Katif," he said. "He encouraged Sharon to expel Gush Katif…we had 15,000 people expelled here, and there 150,000 (were expelled). It was God’s retribution ..God does not short-change anyone."" (Zvi Alush ‘Rabbi: Hurricane punishment for pullout’,7340,L-3138779,00.html September 7th 2005).

So, in one way or another, the jewish lobby in america and the jews-only state in palestine contributed enormously to the devastation caused by this so-called natural disaster. "The Bush administration is damned by its gross incompetence. Bush has squandered the lives and health of thousands of people. He has run through hundreds of billions of borrowed dollars. He has lost America's reputation and its allies. With barbaric torture and destruction of our civil liberty, he has stripped America of its inherent goodness and morality. And now Bush has lost America's largest port and 25 percent of its oil supply. Why? Because Bush started a gratuitous war egged on by a claque of crazy neoconservatives who have sacrificed America's interests to their insane agenda. The neoconservatives have brought these disasters to all Americans, Democrat and Republican alike. Now they must he held accountable. Bush and his neoconservatives are guilty of criminal negligence and must be prosecuted." (Paul Craig Roberts ‘Failure on Every Front’ September 3 / 4, 2005). If the israeli neocons in the bush administration hadn’t pushed america into the invasion of iraq then it would have been possible for money to have been spent on america’s flood defences. If the jewish neocons hadn’t pushed america into iraq then the national guard would have been able to evacuate many people from new orleans, provide aid to those left behind in the city, and protect property from looters. If the jewish necons hadn’t focussed the presidency on fighting a series of zionist proxy wars then it might have spent more time trying to combat global burning. In the future it will be interesting to see whether the israelis in the american administration continue to fund the jews-only state in palestine or provide money for the reconstruction of new orleans.

Katrina is now being hailed as the country’s biggest ‘natural’ disaster. The deaths and damage it has caused go far beyond the p*ny bombings. It has been recognized that, "Officials from President Bush down to Marc Morial, a former mayor of New Orleans, said the impact of Katrina was worse than that of the 11 September attacks on New York, and so required an even more energetic response." (Andrew Buncombe and Andrew Gumbel ‘Anarchy in New Orleans’ September 02 2005). Whether new orleans will be given greater political and financial recognition of its plight than jewish new york remains to be seen.