Remember New Orleans?

Hat tip: Brasscheck

Who can forget?

Thousands of people – mostly children, elderly, the handicapped, and those who stayed behind
to look after them – were stranded for a week exposed to the elements for a week without food, water, or medical care.

The cause?

The failure of federal levels built and maintained at the cost of billions of US tax payer dollars.

The party responsible – the US Army Corps of Engineers – did everything possible to shift blame
from itself including bribe an Engineering Society with $2 million in “awards” to write a technical review favorable to itself.

We just discovered another tactic they used.

While thousands were stranded without help and then for years after, Corps employees masquerading as “citizens” posted hundreds of posts to news blog in New Orleans and elsewhere making personal attacks on Corps critics and blaming the victims for being “stupid” enough to trust the levees and live near them.

If you live in the US, your tax dollars paid for this operation.

The Times-Picayune which was aware of the real identity of the people making these attacks permitted them to go on and is now helping shield the Corps by refusing to turn over its Internet logs.

I guess this is what they call a “government-private sector partnership.”

Hard to believe, but it’s all documented.

1 Comment

  1. New Orleans Ladder

    June 19, 2009 at 11:15 am

    Hey Y’all! Thanks for posting this. We are all up in it down here.
    There is much mudslinging going on at the Times-Picayune article today (in response to the one you posted) here: http://www.nola.com/news/index.ssf/2009/06/army_corps_of_engineers_lets_w.html#preview
    I stomp there asL “backhandpath” and “nonewsladder”
    Also-update…
    The former Editor in Chief has published a response today btw.
    http://www.jondonley.com/2009/06/affidavit-on-smear-campaign-against-corps-critics/
    We really appreciate y’all keeping the lights on down here and spreading the woid.

    Thanks youz,
    Editilla~New Orleans Ladder

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