Questions mount over Hurricane Katrina's death count. Estimates are
now well below 10,000 with the death toll currently standing at 648 for Louisiana,
Mississippi, and Florida. So, why did the Bush Administration order 75,000 body
Along that line, other things don’t add up. For instance, why
did FEMA contact a crematorium in the local area; how could people identify
their loved ones if only ashes remain? Why did FEMA rebuff efforts of volunteer
morticians? Why did the feds try to ban reporters from covering the body recovery
effort? Why have the feds employed mercenaries in New Orleans? Don't we have
plenty of volunteers, police and military in the U.S. to get any job done that
needs doing? What's really going on?
I don't know with any certainty, but here are some theories:
Maybe the Bush Administration doesn't want us to know how many people
died because they just can't take the political heat for being completely
incompetent. That's somewhat understandable. Maybe they ordered 75,000 body
bags and hired Houston-based Blackwater mercenaries as more pork barrel projects.
Nothing new there.
Or, maybe the feds want to hide bodies in an effort to grab land for
their developer friends, or deny insurance claims for their friends in the insurance
industry, as some people assert happened last year after Hurricane
Charley in Florida. The Bush Administration can’t count on the police
or military to carry out their dirty work, so they use private security firms.
That's in keeping with the Bush Administration's MO (modus operandi).
Or, maybe they don't want us to know exactly how some of these folks
died. Maybe some New Orleans police did not abandon their stations.
Maybe they were murdered while trying to protect their city. After all, Mayor
Ray Negin made public statements saying, "The CIA might take me out".
What was that all about? There are reports that there was a shoot-out between
New Orleans police and contractors. And rumors are rampant that the 17th Street
levee was bombed to protect the wealthier parts of New Orleans. Something along
those lines occurred in the Great Flood of 1927.
Or, maybe the body bags have little to do with Katrina. Maybe the bags
are for us. On September 11th, the Bush Administration announced a
new Pentagon guideline to allow pre-emptive nuclear strikes. Most people think
that means an attack on Iran. However, some observers believe that some place
in America (perhaps off the Carolinas' coast) will be the Bush Administration's
Under the cover of Katrina, maybe the Bush Administration hopes no
one will notice an order of 75,000 body bags.