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N Orleans Rioters Prevent Search And Rescue

Third World culture? — You’re soaking in it!

This latest information on the rioting from CNN:

Rescuers: Boat operation suspended

Thousands still stranded in New Orleans

Thursday, September 1, 2005; Posted: 12:28 p.m. EDT (16:28 GMT)

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (CNN) — As police and National Guard troops struggled to restore order Thursday in New Orleans, emergency teams suspended boat rescue operations because conditions in the flooded city were too dangerous, rescuers said.

The instructions to stand down came during a meeting with officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

CNN’s Rick Sanchez reported that authorities were concerned for the rescuers’ safety because some people have become violent toward the rescuers.

He said officials were trying to figure out how to safely resume rescues.

Translation from PC newspeak: "people are going to die because the emergency personnel are being shot at by the looters."

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, September 1st, 2005. Comments are currently closed.

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