Katrina - A Walking Clucks of Smurfs
- THE RESIDENTS OF NEW ORLEANS
- POLITICIANS AND THE CORP OF ENGINEERS
- THE MAYOR OF NEW ORLEANS
- THE GOVERNOR OF LOUISIANA
- THE RESCUE SERVICES OF NEW ORLEANS
- THE NATIONAL GUARD
- THE PRESIDENT
So... How did the Politicians and the Corp of Engineers smurf up?
First let me make sure all of you are familiar with sovereign immunity . Basically, it basically states that no action by the government can be considered illegal, ergo the government cannot be sued or held liable.
So, for FORTY YEARS the army Corp of engineers have been constructing these levees... Yes, they took a job that could really have been done in a few years, easily, and managed to squeeze it into forty years... Oh, they haven't finished.
Now here's the crux... The walls of the levee are not and have NEVER been built to specification. They should go at least sixteen feet deep, but go only ten feet deep.
Now, how do we the people put up with that? Well... We can't sue the government. We can't have any member of government locked up for criminal negligence... Ergo, there is NO accountability...
it gets better... Katrina was down to a category ONE storm by the time she hit... And the water level NEVER went any higher than normal... At NO point in time did the water level rise above normal... Firemen caught videos of the the levees breaking at about 8:30 am.. A little more than the initial government report.
Those levees would have broke eventually... Even if Katrina had never hit...
I thought I'd spend a post on each one of these.