EXPLOSIVE RESIDUE FOUND ON FAILED LEVEE DEBRIS!
Ruptured New Orleans Levee had help failing
By: Hal Turner September 9, 2005 3:36 PM EDT
NOTE: This story has been UPDATED as of Saturday, September 10, 2005 @ 11:40 PM EDT The updated info is incorporated into the story and appears in bold type
SECOND UPDATE: Monday Sept. 12, 2005 @ 8:23 AM ABC News Video with Ear Witness to Explosions and states emphatically "They blew this levee" Click the link below the story
New Orleans, LA -- Divers inspecting the ruptured levee walls surrounding New Orleans found something that piqued their interest: Burn marks on underwater debris chunks from the broken levee wall!
One diver, a member of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, saw the burn marks and knew immediately what caused them. When he surfaced and showed the evidence to his superior, the on-site Coordinator for FEMA stepped-in and said "You are not here to conduct an investigation as to why this rupture occurred, but only to determine how best to close it." The FEMA coordinator then threw the evidence back into the water and said "You will tell no one about this."
At that point, the diver went back down to do more inspection of the levee. On the second dive, he secreted a small chunk of the debris inside his wet suit and later arranged for it to be sent to trusted military friends at a The U.S. Army Forensic Laboratory at Fort Gillem, Georgia for testing.
According to well placed sources, a military forensic specialist determined the burn marks on the cement chunks did, in fact, come from high explosives. The source, speaking on condition of anonymity said "We found traces of boron-enhanced fluoronitramino explosives as well as PBXN-111 embedded in the debris. This would indicate at least two separate types of explosive devices."
The levee ruptures in New Orleans did not take place during Hurricane Katrina, but rather a day after the hurricane struck. Several residents of New Orleans and many Emergency Workers reported hearing what sounded like large, muffled explosions from the area of the levee, but those were initially discounted as gas explosions from homes with leaking gas lines.
If these allegations prove true, the ruptured levee which flooded New Orleans was a deliberate act of mass destruction perpetrated by someone with access to military-grade UNDERWATER high explosives.
More details as they become available . . . . .
Click Here to Watch the ABC NEWS Video
SPECIAL UPDATE FOR "COUNTER-PUNCH" READERS (September 14, 2005)
Counterpunch writer Manuel Garcia, Jr opines on this story about how a storm surge could be solely responsible for this levee failure, but is factually incorrect in his analysis.
Yes, a storm surge occurs as a hurricane approaches land, bringing water in from the sea. The water builds up on itself and floods land as the hurricane comes ashore. But only as it comes ashore. Once the rear part of the eye wall comes ashore, the winds blow in the OPPOSITE direction, thus sending water away from the land.
Hurricanes swirl counter-clockwise. The top right side of the hurricane is throwing water inward toward land, the left side of the eye is going in the OPPOSITE direction. So for Mr. Garcia to argue that the storm surge was "delayed" (for the 24 hour difference between landfall and levee failure) is simply impossible.
Mr. Garcia then goes on to state "This pressure would work to both strain the levees -- like a membrane being stretched -- and to infuse water through pores and cracks in the solid (earthen) material.
The portion of the levee that failed was not earthen. It was 40' long steel I-beams, pounded deep into the earth by a pile driver and surrounded at the top by steel reinforced concrete! The portion of levee that failed was steel and concrete, not earth!
I don't know about any of you, but I've never seen steel and concrete stretch "like a membrane." In fact, the ABC New video which is part of this story, shows the steel and concrete. Concrete is twisted, ripped and shattered. Hardly the effect of water.
Had Mr. Garcia talked to me before posting his story on counter-punch, I could have pointed these things out. Now, you'll all just have to watch the video and see it for yourselves. -- Hal Turner 9-14-05 5:40 PM