Saturday, September 03, 2005

"Troops threatened to BEAT REPORTERS"

Yeah, it's exactly as I suspected. Our "democratic" government is gagging the Press, covering up who knows how much about what's really going on down south. This is from a 14-minute-old Reuters article about the New Orleans Convention Center:

People here said there were now 22 bodies of adults and children stored inside the building, but troops guarding the building refused to confirm that and threatened to beat reporters seeking access to the makeshift morgue.

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One National Guard soldier who asked not to be named for fear of punishment from his commanding officer said of the lack of medical attention at the center, "They (the Bush administration) care more about Iraq and Afghanistan than here."

The Louisiana National Guard soldier said, "We are doing the best we can with the resources we have, but almost all of our guys are in Iraq."

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One police officer told Reuters there were 100 people in a makeshift morgue at the Superdome, mostly people who died of heat exhaustion....

At the arena, too, there was much talk of bedlam after dark.

"We found a young girl raped and killed in the bathroom," one National Guard soldier told Reuters. "Then the crowd got the man and they beat him to death."

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1 comment:

Lisa said...

Oh my god