Friday, September 02, 2005

Hell in a Handbasket, Part III

A woman holds 7-day-old Envi Taylor at the evacuation staging area in Metairie, Louisiana.

Oh my God. We have acheived Hell in America. New Orleans is one of the largest cities and one of the most important strategic assets in the United States - and now it is entirely ruined. People are being lost, raped and murdered. The police have barricaded themselves in their headquarters. We have lost the city as thoroughly as if by a nuclear strike. Except there are still innocents alive and walking the streets, being stalked and hounded by the two-legged animals that may have once been human but are no longer.

May God have mercy on us all.

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A mighty explosion rattled the outskirts of New Orleans and the ruined city's frayed nerves on Friday as U.S. troops finally headed toward the region in a federal aid effort that the mayor said was a disaster unto itself.

Police locked themselves in their own headquarters in fear of the spreading anarchy as looters, shooters and gangs roamed the streets thrown into chaos in aftermath Hurricane Katrina's deadly attack on the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Tens of thousands of people sat helplessly on the streets and sidewalks near the city convention center, waiting for help that had not yet come.

Others trudged along flooded and debris-strewn streets toward the Superdome football stadium where they hoped to be bused to safety.

They stumbled around bodies that lay rotting and untouched five days after deadly Hurricane Katrina struck the U.S. Gulf Coast and left what officials said could be thousands of dead.



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