Comments: Red Cross confirms they were denied access to New Orleans

I went to a reception in New Orleans in August
of this year. Thirty some years ago, I rode
with my father to New Orleans. There were new
homes in New Orleans east. This was a swamp a short time previously and was especially hard hit this time. He said that this was trouble waiting to happen. The Army Corp of Engineers have spent a fortune since the 1930's along the MS river. For a short time my father was attached to Army Corp of Engineers. See Juliette (Baldilocks) for logistical aspects. Without the coodination of Mayor of NO and Governor of the state, the military cannot bring in help! New Orleans is different than New York, Boston, Atlanta, in that it is surrounded by water. FEMA cannot start to handle this without the military! The Posse Comitatus means our military cannot go in without explicit authorization.
James M. Barber

Posted by James M. Barber at September 9, 2005 12:10 PM

This story took a week to surface. The Red Cross thinks this story is so important that it is broadcasting it on the XM satellite radio channel devoted to news of its relief activities and to its fundraising. Spread the story, it must be remembered.

Posted by Jaccuse at September 10, 2005 07:53 AM
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