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Friday, September 02, 2005

Shoot to kill in the big easy!

No peeing in the water! Kill him!!!!
Photo from CNN.COM

Taken from All Headline News.com:

In a bid to prevent rioting and looting, authorities issue shoot-to-kill orders to the troops in New Orleans.

Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco says that the guardsmen are allowed to open fire on "hoodlums" taking advantage of from the devastation by Hurricane Katrina. "

These troops are fresh back from Iraq, well trained, experienced, battle tested and under my orders to restore order in the streets," Blanco says.

"They have M-16s and they are locked and loaded. These troops know how to shoot and kill and they are more than willing to do so if necessary and I expect they will," she adds.

I never realized that this was now the policy down there. Great idea! Now, not only do these poor people have to worry that they might not make it out alive due to lack of supplies, disease, etc, but they now have to worry that they may end up being on the other end of a sharp shooter's scope. Haven't these people been through enough? A shoot to kill policy is insane! Bush and Kathleen Blanco should be tossed into that mess to die!!! Let's see how long they would survive and what they might resort to.

Also here's an article by Paul Krugman on the evacuation efforts so far, titled A Can't-do Government.