Several residents have come forward using their names while talking
about hearing a huge explosion at the Industrial Canal. Others coming forward
want to remain anonymous, fearing repercussions from Big Brother
ABC News Coverage On Explosion Report
People are coming forward faster than the flood waters engulfed New Orleans,
as more eye witness accounts are surfacing about the levees being blown-up by
the dirty hands of government agents or military operatives.
This time eye witnesses are talking about how they overheard several military
enlisted men at a New Orleans check-point, talking about how several of "their
military buddies" were being reprimanded for blowing the levees even though
acting on direct orders.
Although several New Orleans residents have already given their names and told
about hearing a huge explosion at the Industrial Canal just before it gave-way,
others like the person hearing the military chatter are asking to remain anonymous,
frightened of being intimidated and harassed by Homeland Security.
And with the obvious "hush-hush" attitude pervading the minds of
many Americans, the Gestapo-like neo-con stranglehold on Washington is now seeping
into the heartland, moving America closer and closer to becoming a full-blown
Listen as Bruce, who wants to leave out his last name, explains how he heard
second-hand information concerning a military demolition of the levees and how
his source wants to also remain anonymous fearing repercussions.
"My carpenter friend came back from the Katrina area to tell about going
through one of the check-points down there that was manned by some National
Guardsmen. He said they were having an angry conversation about their friend
who was being court-martialed for blowing the levee," said Bruce. "They
were particularly angry because they said he had been ordered to do it in the
first place. This was the first time that my buddy had even heard anyone say
anything about the levee having been blown.
"I talked him into calling you but he wants to remain anonymous. He doesn't
remember names he just remembers the conversation. He says the guys were saying
'it's a good thing they didn't send us or we'd be the ones getting hassled'
sort of stuff. He had a buddy with him who may remember more than he did."
Besides the information surfacing regarding explosions being heard at the levees
and government complicity, former U.S. Senator Max Cleland has called attention
to a number of bodies that turned up in the Charity Hospital trauma center several
days after the hurricane, obviously assassinated with bullets in the back of
Although there has been no official explanation as to the cause of death, the
question has to be asked whether the assassinated bodies recovered in the flood
waters had been witnesses to the levee sabotage?
Last October, Cleland commented:
"I think New Orleans has a real challenge on its hands, not just in recovering
from the disaster, the natural disaster, but what has happened to the police
department there?And then, of course, in the Charity Hospital there, the trauma
center a few days after the hurricane went through, a number of bodies wound
up there, assassinated with bullets in the back of their head.
"Those corpses are over in a warehouse now, and nobody's really seen them
but the pathologist who told a friend of mine, who told me. So we have a massive
cover-up here, I think, that has to be investigated independently."
The cover-up Cleland is referring to may also involve the real cause behind
the levee failures, as recently Terry Adams, a lower 9th Ward resident living
a block away from the Industrial Canal, reported hearing a huge explosion just
before the levee gave-way and he floated downstream to safety on his rooftop.
Besides Adams, New Orleans bus driver, Ryan Washington, recently said he has
heard numerous other stories just like the Adams account, recalling a massive
explosion prior to a "three football field long hole" in the Industrial
Canal caused massive flooding, resulting in death and destruction throughout
Washington said another local resident, Michael Night, heard the same explosion
but was unavailable for comment.
"I've talked to many people hearing the same massive explosions by the
Industrial Canal," said Washington in a telephone conversation from his
home in nearby Slidell. "I will get busy compiling the names as we need
to get at the truth behind what really happened as rich land developers and
the government have been trying to get their hands on the 9th Ward property
ever since the same thing happened during Hurricane Betsy in 1965."
Not only do Adams, Washington and Night think the levees were purposely blown,
but long time New Orleans activist known as Mama D testified to the same in
Congress recently but received a cool reception from legislators, who appeared
to want to ignore the accusations and eye witness accounts.
Besides Mama D, Capital Hill discussions about the levee failure have recently
included comments from New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, testifying before the Senate
only three weeks ago.
According to a Capital Hill insider who wants to remain anonymous, Nagin's
comments outside the hearing room were far more interesting than what he officially
"Listen to Mayor Nagin's testimony at the Senate hearings in Washington
a few weeks ago. Very interesting," said the anonymous source closely following
the New Orleans levee story. "Apparently he told some media people that
the levees may have been blown and that the military was gunning down unarmed
civilians and one Senator called him on it. Of course, Nagin backed down in