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DICKHEAD CHERTOFF OUTRIGHT LIES: “Katrina scenario did not exist”

Defending the U.S. government's response to Hurricane Katrina, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff argued Saturday that government planners did not predict such a disaster ever could occur.
 http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/09/03/katrina.chertoff/index.html?section=cnn_us

Defending the U.S. government's response to Hurricane Katrina, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff argued Saturday that government planners did not predict such a disaster ever could occur.

"That 'perfect storm' of a combination of catastrophes exceeded the foresight of the planners, and maybe anybody's foresight," Chertoff said.

He called the disaster "breathtaking in its surprise."

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Oh, yeah, lying dickhead Chertoff? Feast your eyes on this:

 http://www.mrbill.com/MBReed.wmv

[A Louisiana wetlands public service announcement starring Mr. Bill (of all things)]

Let me add that the public service announcement is from earlier THIS YEAR 03.Sep.2005 21:49

James W.

A prophetic public service announcement earlier this year to raise awareness about the environmental conditions that could lead to a hurricane drowning the city.

 http://www.mrbill.com/MBReed.wmv

That's such absolute bullshit 03.Sep.2005 22:04

PHH

They interviewed him on NPR and he was saying that the people in the Superdome were being feed. The interviewer disagreed with him. Chertoff said that was just some unfounded rumour. The interviewer said he'ld just come from there and there's no mistake.

I know somebody who works with Chertoff. He says that if you met the guy and talked to him in person, you'ld never believe he was anything important.

people who work with Chertoff 03.Sep.2005 22:20

grapevine

refer to him as "Jerkoff"

Close the Switch Again, Igor... 03.Sep.2005 23:01

tar baby

The only thing breathtaking is Dr. Chertoffstein's paralytic inability to get the Homeland Security monster sewn together and up and running. Is he just a temporary straight man, a set up for putting an Army General in charge?

Regarding Chertoff's shuffle dance, bob-and-weave act:

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2005/09/324053.shtml#194206
"Yes, Mah-stah!"

Chertoff is lying to hide the truth that they knew exactly what would happen 04.Sep.2005 09:15

helper

found these gems over at Team 8 + research forum:


New Orleans disaster was predicted with July 2004 emergency drill

Models predicted New Orleans disaster, experts say
 http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050902/ts_nm/weather_katrina_criticism_dc

"In July 2004, more than 40 federal, state, local and volunteer
organizations practiced this very scenario in a five-day simulation
code-named "Hurricane Pam," where they had to deal with an imaginarystorm that destroyed over half a million buildings in New Orleans and forced the evacuation of a million residents."

"...It predicted that 200,000 people or more would be unwilling or unable to heed evacuation orders and thousands would die, that people would be housed in the Superdome, that aid workers would find it difficult to gain access to the city as roads became impassable, as well as many other of the consequences that actually unfolded after Katrina hit this week."

"Craig Marks who runs Blue Horizons Consulting, an emergency
management training company in North Carolina, said the authorities had mishandled the evacuation, neglecting to help those without transportation to leave the city..."


HURRICANE PAM EXERCISE - JULY 2004
Center for the Study of Public Health Impacts of Hurricanes
Louisiana State University
 link to hurricane.lsu.edu

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
Officials hope eight days of intense training for a catastrophic hurricane will aid recovery efforts if the real thing ever hits
July 20, 2004
 http://www.ohsep.louisiana.gov/newsrelated/incaseofemrgencyexercise.htm

FEMA - Hurricane Pam Exercise Concludes
Release Date: July 23, 2004
 http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=13051


New Orleans' Previous Plans for Hurricanes

All Things Considered, September 1, 2005 · One of the questions raised this week is how well people anticipated what would happen if a major hurricane hit New Orleans. Hurricane Katrina flooded much of the city -- and there is a severe lack of basic supplies and even shelter. For some answers about how the government prepared, one can look at the plan for Hurricane Pam. Robert Siegel talks with Mark Schleifstein, environment reporter at The New Orleans Times-Picayune.
 http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4828801

2001 Exercise

Corps of Engineers to stage hurricane emergency exercise in New Orleans, May 1 to May 4
April 25, 2001
 link to www.google.nl

2000 Exercise

Hurricane Exercise in New Orleans tests state's readiness
July 14, 2000
 http://www.hurricane.lsu.edu/_in_the_news/july14_advocate.htm


Do you know where the DHS payroll center is? 04.Sep.2005 09:25

anon

Yep. New Orleans. Now ain't that a kick. Add it to the conspiracy gumbo. Wonder what'll be next when the DHS clerks and bureau-rats don't get their checks next week? Government workers (cops) evicting government workers who can't pay their rent? DHS folks applying for food stamps (just like Wal-mart folk)?

DHS=Walmart 04.Sep.2005 10:11

narc

The global corporatocracy doesn't give a rat's ass about the "people" at DHS, or Walmart, or London, or Fallujah, or anywhere else. Excess population must be reduced.

Let the best man win!