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Sheehan Pal: Levees Dynamited For The Rich

A member of Cindy Sheehan’s legal team, and Veterans For Peacefundraiser, Andrea Garland, claims the New Orleans levees were dynamited to protect "the rich part of town." And that the subsequent flooding was the result of officials using "too much dynamite":

Andrea Garland
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Also heard that part of the reason our house flooded is they dynamited part of the levee after the first section broke – they did this to prevent Uptown (the rich part of town) from being flooded. Apparently they used too much dynamite, thus flooding part of the Bywater. So now I know who is responsible for flooding my house – not Katrina, but our government.

This outrageous claim has been heavily promoted by the Howard Dean paid shill site, the Daily Kos, here and here and probably elsewhere on that un-navigable site.

This story has also been picked up by self-proclaimed "American hero," Dick Gregory, as reported in this recorded interview from the CNSwith the unfunny man:

"It (Hurricane Katrina) didn’t hit, it went down the Gulf," Gregory said. "And nobody is asking, if it missed, where’s this damn water coming from? Who shut them pumps off and who’s going to investigate those two barges with dynamite on them that hit that levee," he said in reference to the failure of the city’s levees and water pumps, which were intended to protect the city from flooding.

Andrea Garland stands to gain financially from promulgating such a tale. Ms. Garland is working in tandem with the VFP and their point man, Ward Reilly, in their scam to raise funds on the back of Katrina victims. (Discussed here and here.)

Ward Reilly, left, of Baton Rouge, La., and Andrea Garland, right, of New Orleans, light candles at their camp site on the side of the road near the ranch of President Bush, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005, in Crawford, Texas. The two are members of Cindy Sheehan’s legal counsel and have been camping at the site with her. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Of course, Mother Sheehan herself is also deeply involved in the VFP’s boondoggle, which they call Camp Casey III. The VFP’s fraudulent activity has also been vouchsafed for and heavily promoted by Michael Moore, as well as many leftwing organs, including the Howard Dean paid shills at the Daily Kos.

Authorities are investigating the VFP’s Katrina relief claims. Apparently some actions have been taken to stop their fraudulent activities. As even Andrea herself almost reports:


September 11th, 2005

Well, folks…. it’s been a long and interesting day. I apologize – no pictures will be posted tonight.

A whole lot of BS went on today and it’s not worth going into too many details. Suffice to say that Jeffrey and I returned back to the camp in Covington from a supply run to be surrounded by a dozen police officers asking for our ID, all sorts of questions, wanting to search our van … all about this renegade RN that showed up last night offering us lots of medical stuff, long story short we gave him a ride to his van last night and they had to make sure we weren’t in cohots – with someone who it now appears was being pursued on trumped up charges as after all the nonesense they let the dude go. I know, that’s all very incoherent, but that’s the best I can do.

The important news to impart is: WE ARE GOING HOME

So after a long, stressful day with all sorts of craziness with cops and the Red Cross and everything else under the sun, we have decided we are going home.

Translation? They were busted by the Covington police. The police had been informed that the VFP were lying about their claims of "supporting" the Red Cross. Apparently, they have sent the Veterans For Peacefrauds packing.

But you can be sure there will be no cessation of fundraising for Katrina Relief from them. Indeed, this has yet to be reported at all on their own site.

But Andrea isn’t through. She goes on to promise proof of her outlandish claims:

I don’t have the energy to explain, so I’m just going to tell you all how it is. ‘They’ are trying to take our city from us. Thousands upon thousands of poor, mostly African American citizens of New Orleans were murdered. Those levey breaks? Dynamite. Don’t ask me for proof yet – just give us some time, we will get it to you. The ones that didn’t die were starved. The rest, ‘evacuated.’ To quote one of our state reps, who now claims the quote was taken out of context, they solved the public housing problem in New Orleans.

As of now, the death toll from Katrina in all of Louisiana stands under 200. (Which actually is not far out of line for the usual death rate for the state.)

Andrea Gardner is a well-poisoner. In a better world she would be behind bars. Of course, that may happen yet.

And just for the hell of it, another photo of the endlessly fascinating(at least to herself) Andrea, together with her mope fiancé (and would-be National Guard liaison):

It turns out Andrea has an art gallery, doncha know. Funny, no word about her turning that space into a soup kitchen or a shelter for the Katrina victims. Or even offering it to her pals, the ever homeless VPF.

Last June Andrea did manage to host a house party for the George Soros stooges of MoveOn.org. Naturally, they screened Michael Moore’s Goebbelsesqueagit-prop fabrication, Fahrenheit 9/11

So at least now we know where Ms. Gardner got her peculiar notions about "facts" and "truth."

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, September 12th, 2005. Comments are currently closed.

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