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Note to David and Ray,

Please stop confusing the Germans with facts. It seems to make them grumpy.

Thanks.

Oh and thanks for the change in security procedures. I could not read a damn thing because of the background.

Hhmm, its a while ago... but I can remember that here in the media was the theorie that the sluggish help was becouse in the city were many black ppl.
Hey, this was discused too in the us media. Bush was goin down in that city and had talked to a black family to show he has nothing against black mens.

But the ask "Does Bush dont like black ppl?" is justified. As I had seen it on TV, the most ones you had seen was black mens, and why they had need so long to bring em all out of the city, or give them medical help, or food, or clean water, or why they had closed the city for all who had tryed to escape by himself?

I think america wasnt prepared for such an heavy disaster.

But Im asking my self why Bush had declined the service of the german MedEvac? Its an specialiset airplane, like in hospital in the sky...

I live in Houston. I've been involved with this since New Orleans residents started showing up in our city. Race has never been a part of the relief efforts. That is, until the usual crowd of race hustlers showed up and crapped all over everyone. One of these race hustlers even complained that the American Red Cross sucks because it has too many white volunteers. Seriously.

http://louminatti.blogspot.com/2005/12/note-to-rev-anthony-evans-of-national.html

Are there professional race hustlers in Europe on par with our Jesse Jackson's and Al Sharpton's? I don't know. Just keep in mind that being a professional race hustler is a very lucrative racket, one that has made them very wealthy.

@Zachar1as:
"Hhmm, its a while ago... but I can remember that here in the media was the theorie that the sluggish help was becouse in the city were many black ppl.
Hey, this was discused too in the us media. Bush was goin down in that city and had talked to a black family to show he has nothing against black mens."

Yes, this was implied in the US media as well, but as David's blog covered before, this assumption was spin and not a real reflection of the facts. One of the reasons that this blog exists is to show the inaccuracy and one-sidedness of media reporting.

The fact of the matter concerning the rescue and relief efforts was that the local and state authorities were remiss in their preparation for a storm that they knew was going to hit them. One could have easily implied that the mayor of NO didn't like black people because of his lack of preparation or the Governor of the State of Louisiana didn't like black people because she didn't prepare for a storm she knew was going to hit. You can look through the archive on this blog and see if you pick up some of these artices where the one-sidedness of the reporting is grossly apparent.

"But the ask "Does Bush dont like black ppl?" is justified. As I had seen it on TV, the most ones you had seen was black mens, and why they had need so long to bring em all out of the city, or give them medical help, or food, or clean water, or why they had closed the city for all who had tryed to escape by himself?"

I think this was answered also by the previous paragraph. The governor and the mayor could have had buses and transportation prepared and the federal authorities even had asked the governor if she wanted to have them take over the relief efforts, and she refused. There are failures all along the chain of authority here, and your questions tend to prove the point of this blog, in that you are fed an incredibly biased and one-sided presentation of the events concerning Hurricane Katrina. Again, do a little research in the blog here, you might get your eyes opened. That race baiting about Bush not caring about black people is a load of tripe right out of the far left handbook and it belies the fact that the Bush administration has had more minorities in powerful positions than any of the administrations before it, including Clinton's.

"I think america wasnt prepared for such an heavy disaster."

A disaster area tthe size of Germany, I don't think there are many countries that can boast that they are ready for such a disaster. You are right, if you are implying that the organization had some serious deficiencies. But then again, while sitting in Germany and seeing the pictures on the TV of US unpreparedness, I wonder if any Germans thought about how unprepared Europe was for that heat wave that took the lives of sveral thousands?

"But Im asking my self why Bush had declined the service of the german MedEvac? Its an specialiset airplane, like in hospital in the sky..."

Probably for the same reason India refused the help right after the Tsunami a year ago, they wanted to do it themselves, it was localized, and, rightly or wrongly, they had their pride as well. They wanted to show that they would handle their own problems.

@Zachar1as -
But Im asking my self why Bush had declined the service of the german MedEvac? Its an specialiset airplane, like in hospital in the sky...

He turned down a lot of help at the time. Some of it I quite understand (like Cuba's troops and France's generators), and some of it I think he should have accepted. I don't remember how soon or late Germany's offer came or know the reason that it wasn't accepted, but it might be that we just didn't need plane transport as badly as we needed things like helicopters and pilots.

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