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MAP: Port Arthur, TX/LA BORDER in eye of Rita, FEMA fascism will obliterate two states now

INFORMATION about where Rita is likely to strike.

High probabilities for Port Arthur (86%) then Galveston (64&) by Saturday 7 p.m. within 65 miles of eye of Rita.

We have exposed over the past weeks how FEMA has been selling the American people on the Martial Law Police State in the Katrina aftermath. Will the federal Government attempt to conduct another laboratory test scenario for total dictatorial control should Rita provide the right conditions? Numerous credible sources have come forward with examples of how the FEMA has been deliberately sabotaging relief efforts in New Orleans, making things worse than need be. Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard appeared on Meet the Press and broke down in tears as he described FEMA's criminal activities. Broussard stated "We had Wal-Mart deliver three trucks of water, trailer trucks of water. FEMA turned them back. They said we didn't need them. This was a week ago. FEMA--we had 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel on a Coast Guard vessel docked in my parish. The Coast Guard said, "Come get the fuel right away." When we got there with our trucks, they got a word. "FEMA says don't give you the fuel."...FEMA is being treated as the enemy because they are sabotaging key facilities in an effort to intentionally worsen the already desperate scenes of horror in New Orleans. [and now in Texas for sure.] FEMA/federal troops illegally initiated total gun confiscation of law abiding citizens--without receipts so they are unclaimable--and forcibly removed them from their property in New Orleans.
No more border: Port Arthur chosen as hit site, directly on the border of TX/LA
No more border: Port Arthur chosen as hit site, directly on the border of TX/LA
High Probability hit Port Arthur in relation to Houston and New Orleans
High Probability hit Port Arthur in relation to Houston and New Orleans
High Probability hit Galveston in relation to Houston and New Orleans
High Probability hit Galveston in relation to Houston and New Orleans
Nice steering, guys. A true military mind at work: first, excuse for cross-state federal illegal military intervention. Second, both locations have bays: more damage from storm surge, more excuse, bays typically protected from storms. In hurricane, bays become very dangerous storm surge multipler. Fourth, both Galveston and Port Arthur particularly exposed ans sprawled out on banks in the water. Fifth, timely distraction from anti-war and anti-lie Sheehan and thousands of loyal Americans of all political stripes who have surrounded a true psychopath holed up in the White House on September 24.

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WTNT73 KNHC 240251
SPFAT3
HURRICANE RITA PROBABILITIES NUMBER 26
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
10 PM CDT FRI SEP 23 2005

PROBABILITIES FOR GUIDANCE IN HURRICANE PROTECTION
PLANNING BY GOVERNMENT AND DISASTER OFFICIALS

AT 10 PM CDT...0300Z...THE CENTER OF RITA WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 29.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE 93.2 WEST

CHANCES OF CENTER OF THE HURRICANE PASSING WITHIN 65 NAUTICAL MILES
OF LISTED LOCATIONS THROUGH 7PM CDT MON SEP 26 2005

LOCATION__________A___B__C__D__E

31.4N 94.5W 48 X X X 48
32.8N 94.5W 25 3 1 X 29
33.5N 94.5W 17 8 1 1 27
PENSACOLA FL X X X 2 2
MOBILE AL X X 1 3 4
GULFPORT MS X X 1 4 5
BURAS LA X 1 X 4 5
NEW ORLEANS LA 1 2 1 4 8
NEW IBERIA LA 46 X X X 46
PORT ARTHUR TX 86 X X X 86
GALVESTON TX 64 X X X 64
FREEPORT TX 37 X X X 37
PORT O CONNOR TX 5 1 1 2 9
CORPUSCHRISTI TX X X 1 3 4
GULF 28N 89W X X X 2 2
GULF 28N 91W 1 1 X 3 5
GULF 28N 93W 99 X X X 99
GULF 28N 95W 8 1 X 2 11
GULF 27N 96W X X 1 3 4


COLUMN DEFINITION PROBABILITIES IN PERCENT

A IS PROBABILITY FROM NOW TO 7PM SAT

FOLLOWING ARE ADDITIONAL PROBABILITIES

B FROM 7PM SAT TO 7AM SUN

C FROM 7AM SUN TO 7PM SUN

D FROM 7PM SUN TO 7PM MON

E IS TOTAL PROBABILITY FROM NOW TO 7PM MON

X MEANS LESS THAN ONE PERCENT

FORECASTER KNABB

 http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIASPFAT3+shtml/240251.shtml


I was dead serious when I called it the creation of Bushistan, see more:

Title: OPERATION KATRINA, the creation of Bushistan, & further destruction of Constitutional U.S.
Author: impeach Bush the open Traitor now!
Date: 2005.09.10 10:13
Description: No one has to obey an unConstitutional order. Got that National Guard? OPERATION KATRINA is:
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2005/09/324576.shtml

View the Katrina timeline for what they will do to two states now. Impeach the necons for their latest crimes.



Don't think their aim is fascism? Then what explains this?

Hurricane Rita: Will FEMA Block Aid & Take Guns?

Will Rita mean another Laboratory test of The Martial Law Police State?

Steve Watson / Paul Watson & Alex Jones | September 23 2005

Hurricane Rita, a major Category 4 storm, roared toward the Texas and Louisiana coastline early today, amidst a gridlocked mass exodus northwards.

The AP has reported that forecasters believe Houston and Galveston may avoid direct hits as Rita has veered slightly to the east, towards the Beaumont and Port Arthur area about 75 miles east of Houston.

At 8 a.m. EDT, Rita was centered about 260 miles southeast of Galveston and was moving to the northwest at near 9 mph. Its winds were near 140 mph, down from 175 mph reached late Wednesday and early Thursday.

Forecasters have warned of the possibility of a storm surge of 15 to 20 feet, and rain of up to 15 inches along the Texas and western Louisiana coast. Rita is expected to hit with full force on Saturday.

Warnings are also in effect in New Orleans, where the forecast for rain is for 3 to 5 inches, close to the amount engineers said may cause fresh flooding into areas recently cleared.

Nearly 2 million people along the Texas and Louisiana coasts have been told to evacuate their homes in what Houston Mayor Bill White called ``one of the largest mass evacuations in American history.'' .

Late last night traffic was still gridlocked for about 100 miles and people were beginning to run out of fuel.

Homeland Security Scanners Holding up evacuation

CNN has reported that the fuel shortage was just one area being overlooked in federal preparations. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Houston Democrat has criticized the dearth of federal security screeners at Houston International Airport. These scanners have created lines of passengers trying get out of the city, Lee blames Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff.

"I know we can't leave other airports exposed," Lee said. "But it's all about preparedness. We're pointing to gaping holes and getting no response from the secretary."

Instead of bypassing the scanners, Homeland Security is sending more of them.

A spokesman said 180 screeners have been shipped to Houston from four different airports, and it is expected that more will be sent today.

Will FEMA "mess it up" again?

We have exposed over the past weeks how FEMA has been selling the American people on the Martial Law Police State in the Katrina aftermath. Will the federal Government attempt to conduct another laboratory test scenario for total dictatorial control should Rita provide the right conditions?

Numerous credible sources have come forward with examples of how the FEMA has been deliberately sabotaging relief efforts in New Orleans, making things worse than need be.

Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard appeared on Meet the Press and broke down in tears as he described FEMA's criminal activities.

Broussard stated "We had Wal-Mart deliver three trucks of water, trailer trucks of water. FEMA turned them back. They said we didn't need them. This was a week ago. FEMA--we had 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel on a Coast Guard vessel docked in my parish. The Coast Guard said, "Come get the fuel right away." When we got there with our trucks, they got a word. "FEMA says don't give you the fuel." Yesterday--yesterday--FEMA comes in and cuts all of our emergency communication lines. They cut them without notice. Our sheriff, Harry Lee, goes back in, he reconnects the line. He posts armed guards on our line and says, "No one is getting near these lines."

The mission of FEMA has never in reality been to bring people food and water and help in times of crisis. Alex Jones has attended numerous FEMA drills where the whole point of the exercise is to round people up, break up families and institute a brutal police state crackdown. FEMA needed to create a chaotic atmosphere in New Orleans so they could legitimize this.

We have since posted multiple reports of police being ordered to guard key infrastructures in order to defend them from FEMA federal agents. Sheriffs in numerous different counties are guarding highways to keep FEMA out. FEMA is being treated as the enemy because they are sabotaging key facilities in an effort to intentionally worsen the already desperate scenes of horror in New Orleans.

FEMA is sabotaging lines of communication so their activities cannot be exposed to the wider relief authorities and the media.

Commenting on the sabotage by FEMA of communication lines, Washington insider Wayne Madsen states,

"Jamming radio and other communications such as television signals is part of a Pentagon tactic called "information blockade" or "technology blockade." The tactic is one of a number of such operations that are part of the doctrine of "information warfare" and is one of the psychological operations (PSYOPS) methods used by the US Special Operations Command."

Radio host Carol Baker who has been tracking the FEMA sabotage stated that Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Jeff Hingle had his deputies patrol the county line under orders not to let FEMA in.

As is discussed in the Meet the Press interview, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Harry Lee also has armed guards patrolling the county line in order to prevent the FEMA sabotage.


We have also exposed the long history of incompetence, corruption, fraud and criminality associated with FEMA, its officials and the people it employs.

We have also exposed how funding for flood protection systems was slashed by both the Clinton and Bush Administrations, latterly to pump more more into the war on terror and the war in Iraq.

We have also exposed evidence, backed up by overwhelming local opinion, to suggest the levees were intentionally breached by the federal government.

We have also exposed how the federal government has illegally initiated total gun confiscation of law abiding citizens and forcibly removed them from their property in New Orleans. Federal forces have led criminal gangs of police in an America-killing gun grab.

The bottom line on Katrina is that whether you believe it was all incompetence or part incompetence and part malevolence, the lasting pretext is the same.

When a disaster takes place, you have no rights and the federal government can arrest you if you don't follow their every order.

Along with forced gun grabs and evacuation, we have further exposed the intricacies of the operative federalized Police State, with the presence of foreign troops, SWAT teams, privately employed security mercenaries, the treatment of citizens as "insurgents" and evacuees as "internees" and the euthanization and inoculation of survivors.

Furthermore we have probed the profiteering of government darling companies such as Haliburton, and the blatant disregard of any responsibility of the inhuman Neocons in the Bush Administration who are devoid of any care at all.

FEMA is clearly using this human catastrophe as a means of executing its decade long plans and providing the pretext for future takeover scenarios of all major American cities.

FEMA is not an elected body, it does not involve itself in public disclosures, and it even has a quasi-secret budget in the billions of dollars. It has more power than the President of the United States or the Congress, it has the power to suspend laws, move entire populations, arrest and detain citizens without a warrant and hold them without trial, it can seize property, food supplies, transportation systems, and can suspend the Constitution. Not only is it the most powerful entity in the United States, but it was not even created under Constitutional law by the Congress.

FEMA executive orders have been paving the way for the police State for many years. For a full synopsis of FEMA's executive orders in light of the hurricane, click here.

Hurricane Rita could provide the conditions for a second wave of Police State propaganda on behalf of FEMA and the hideous Neo-con administration, and this time the whole world will be watching. Will they pull it off again? Will it be on an even grander scale this time?

Rest assured that whatever happens we will report the developments. Watch this space.

 http://www.prisonplanet.com/Pages/Sept05/230905Rita.htm


related:
RITA & KATRINA: 1st evers: 2 Cat.5, in one season, in Gulf, on same path;1.3M+ leave TX/LA
author: various
Hurricane Rita...zipped from tropical storm to Category 5 hurricane in 30 hours--storm equivalent of racecar going 0 to 100 in nothing flat. --- first time ever in one hurricane season, two Cat 5's cross Gulf of Mexico on nearly identical paths. --- AIR FORCE HAS POWER TO 'ZAP' STORM, DEMOTE IT, THOUGH THEY DON'T, THEY JUST 'ZAP' PICTURE EVIDENCE OF STORM STEERING. "President Bush, in a speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition, told residents, "listen carefully to the instructions provided by [your terrorist lackeys in the] state and local authorities, and follow them." 'Cause when we finally get a more complete cleanout unlike Katrina, then we can really take over your homes for corporate development purposes, shut down media, start martial law, confiscate guns illegally, have wet ops destroy infrastructure, shoot witnesses, test microwave crowd control devices, build FEMA camps, starve you out, import private paramilitary from Iraq, and bring in more international troops to destroy you. We did that in Katrina. And it worked. That, America, is my "response". Thank you for being such a nation of fools. God bless America. God bless FEMA. Let her rip, Mayfield and Chertoff. Power up that mother. Let's roll.'

and here comes a third Gulf Hurricane?
High uncertainty in Rita's track [and next up: Hurricane Phillipe, swashbuckling around in the Atlantic, then, after a hard left turn, heading for the Florida Straights]
00:49 Sep-23 (7 comments)
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2005/09/325385.shtml

R.I.P. Posse Comitatus [they are attempting to justify their calculated wait-- that caused a severe "non-response disaster" after Hurricane Katrina, as instead, in their warped world, a selling tool for complete lack of any checks and balances for military policing in the USA! They caused the problem, and they want a reward.] "Fast-forward to the present. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, General Peter Grace, soon to become Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has called "for Posse Comitatus to be reconsidered in response to suggestions that it slowed down deployment of troops," [NO. What slowed down any response, was the intentional confication and delay of AID, and ignoring their own well thought out mobilziation plans! They all deserve criminal sentences for their malice.]
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2005/09/325433.shtml

PEAK OIL? I think not! FREE Insider book: The Energy-Non Crisis, or, politic$ of $scarcity
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2005/09/325263.shtml

Aim 24.Sep.2005 09:08

joystick

It struck me as interesting that our fearless leader diverted his scheduled trip to TX yesterday morning to some sorta command central out in Denver.

Meanwhile we just keep telling ourselves that it is just "sicklickal" and not due to any excess warmth we produce with our lifestyle choices. I don't recall this many hurricanes in one year of this sorta intensity before ever. 47 years old, cmon.

the public safety guy/weatherman busybody person in my circle of friends spends most observation time staring at forecast models on this TV. And buys into the "sicklickal" theory without question.

Yesterday morning, as I biked to work, I noticed peculiar winds coming outa the east along with the un forecast rain. When i brought this strange phenomena to the attention of my buddy, I asked him if it could possibly be related to the tropical storm. He instantly replied "NO" as if my question was both off limits and ignorant. That is the PC state of mind only.

The fact is. I know weather as a relationship. I know this because I actually expose myself to it and not some bullshit computer generated crap. I also have observed that the human mind will attempt to modify any and all externals to suit its model of perfection. So who is to say that Dr Strangelove and crew stopped, when the atom split? I have not closed my account on this matter. I am not attempting to put forth a theory or expose a conspiracy to alter the weather, but. . .

Would someone PLEASE post some pics of a 1965 sky full of those phony looking contrail clouds?

And a set of pics showing some aircraft tail section pieces protruding from the 18 ft hole in the side of the pentagon would be reassuring as well. I do not recall a pre disaster evacuation of the pentagon area on the morning of 9/11 2001. Cmon folks, somebody had to take a picture of that airliner that were supposed to believe was flown into the pentagon by a bunch of kids who emerged from dirty holes in a foriegn land. That just happens to be an oilfield.

I don't know for sure, don't know if I wanna either. HMMMMMM.

Took my TV and the rest of IT, and threw it out. I Buy nothing, including the party line conspiracy theories. I need water, not gas, to live. The big Machine needs gasoline to continue to produce heat. There is no magic "fuel cell" technology thats gonna save me. That is MY fact. Plugging in your 'hybrid' is even more of a problem then just saying no to the need for another techno band aid for your fat assed laziness. Form your own mythos and scream it at the top of your power. You have nothing to lose. Damn the ignorance of the collective fearset. Keep lookin' for cool, clear water and enjoy it before a chain link fence gets put around its source to be sold only to the ones who will buy it wrapped in a container made of ?

Peace.

Bush at Northcom int'l MARTIAL LAW drill: LA "curfew"; TX "stops Texans return" 24.Sep.2005 12:55

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summary:

Says Bush, "NORTHCOM is the main entity that uses federal assets, federal troops to interface with local and state government. I want to watch that relationship. It's an important relationship, and I need to understand how it works better."

During his speech to the nation from New Orleans last week, Bush vowed to utilize the military's ability to wield "massive logistical operations on a moment's notice" ---

Northcom is running a martial law takeover drill at the exact same time that Bush is visiting Northcom.

...far from this being a change of plan, Bush is visiting Northcom for a reason. That reason is Bush overseeing (but certainly not controlling) a martial law takeover drill which is directly connected to Granite Shadow, which the Washington Post reported, "is yet another new Top Secret and compartmented operation related to the military's extra-legal powers regarding weapons of mass destruction. It allows for emergency military operations in the United States without civilian supervision or control."

The article outlines the preparations for martial law takeover in the US.

So Northcom are running a martial law takeover drill at the exact same time that Bush is visiting Northcom. Is this a coincidence?

Some in Congress are simutanously using Rita as a selling tool for more martial law: urging legislation allowing non-rescue personnel in the armed forces be used to conduct domestic law enforcement, though of course, only when El Residente says "it's required," like in a "disaster's aftermath" This is only something the military have been barred from doing since the founding of the United States, except for the war/occupation of the South by the Northern Troops during the Civil War. Posse Commutatus Act was passed to assure that such military colonalism of the federal government does not take root in ANY STATE in the domestic United States, under any circumstances. Posse Commutatus is a proper check and balance on military power by civil power. Besides, as FEMA has shown, it Special Operations troops are not trained for environmental rescue. They drill and have performed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina actions related to the denial of aid and water, and it even cut police communication wires. This is a serious fascist organization--using facist and war techniques--directly under a rogue presidential supremacism.

Despite illegalities, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld pushed forward, bringing in an international troop organization will "respond" to Rita like Katrina: he ordered NorthCom and the myriad forces it directs to assist non-legislative (presidential invented only) FEMA and Homeland Security days ahead of the Rita storm, just as was done for the Katrina storm. Note: Northcom called upon well in advance for both storms, and still nothing happened for days in Katrina. That is only intentional then.

For Rita, the U.S. Navy has a flotilla of six ships, including three huge amphibious vessels carrying 800 Marines, helicopters and landing craft, ready to "follow the storm in,'' Rowe said. [Is that part of a drill as well? Merging weather warfare with troop follow up behind it? Getting the military used to it? The same thing by the way happened both in the aftermath of the Hurricane Katrina, and the aftermath of the Aceh "earthquake"--that the U.S. military "responded" to--though it was in a foreign country, Indonesia. HAARP, or the euphemism, an "eco-type of terrorism" can create artifiial earthquakes, according to the 1997 quote of the U.S. Secretary of Defense William Cohen. It is additionally reported by President Chavez in Venezuela himself that the US/NATO have something called Plan Balboa to invade the Venezuelan "Bolivarian Revolution" to destroy it. Perhaps the U.S./NATO invasion of South America will be in the wake of a massive electrically steered hurricane crashing into the oil areas of Lake Maricabo in Venezuela, destroying their oil infrastructure there and crippling their economy immediately since it is a huge portion of their foreign trade.]

"In New Orleans, we're tracking what the Army Corps of Engineers is doing with (Friday's new) levee break," Rowe said.

MILITARY 'MAYORAL CURFEW' IN LAKE CHARLES: Curfew for hard-hit Lake Charles, Louisiana: mayor [?] announced a dusk-to-dawn curfew while there's no one to get in there: Louisiana state police estimated that more than 50 roads from Slidell to Lake Charles are closed.

TX GOV--THOUGH WITHOUT ANY RIGHTS TO DO SO--SAYS "DO NOT RETURN, YOU WILL BE TURNED BACK." Texas Gov. Rick Perry ordered evacuees from the city of Beaumont and Jefferson and Orange counties not to return home until officials say it's safe. "Evacuees who attempt to enter disaster areas will be turned back," said a statement from Perry's office.

Earlier, Honore said there was "significant damage" to Lake Charles' airport and "some of its hangars there, the telephone system, as far as cell towers." The general said he was redeploying 400 troops from New Orleans to Lake Charles to link up with emergency response personnel.

The National Guard is shifting 2,400 troops who occupying New Orleans and Alabama during Hurricane Katrina. They are being moved to western Louisiana and eastern Texas.

And Meterologist Scott Stephens ( http://www.weatherwars.info) has had enough of his TV gag order on weather geo-engineering. He's quitting his TV meterologist position to talk about weather wars full time. "There's a chess game going on in the sky," Stevens said. "It affects each and every one of us. It is the one common thread that binds us all together." Well, that's a pretty poor average for the USA, when only one meteroligist still looks at the sky and rejects the corporate media gag orders on talking about weather engineering realities.


full articles:








URL:  http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_
15_4106185,00.html
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President Bush and Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff are briefed on Hurricane Rita on Friday at Peterson Air Force Base near Colorado Springs, home to the U.S. Northern Command's new Joint Operations Center.


Bush enters 'war room'

President monitors Rita's progress from NorthCom

By Alan Gathright, Rocky Mountain News
September 24, 2005

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE - Inside the belly of NorthCom's Joint Operations Center, staffers from all military branches and 60 federal agencies scanned color monitors as they readied for a battle with a foe that could only be survived - not beaten.

A giant screen showed Hurricane Rita's predicated path, which, on late Friday afternoon, was bearing down on coastal Beaumont, Texas, then hooking into the Lone Star State.

At the head of a command table in the lecture-hall-size room was a "Mr. President" nameplate awaiting George W. Bush.

The commander in chief was coming to see firsthand U.S. Northern Command's brain center for responding to domestic disasters - natural or man-made.

Technicians had rushed to complete the new Joint Operations Center - or JOC - in early September, just days after Hurricane Katrina struck.

It was now ready for the president, who landed about 5:30 p.m. Friday at the base near Colorado Springs and waved to reporters before shaking hands and chatting with local military leaders.

Bush's spokesman said the president would monitor the hurricane's anticipated landfall early today and see how well the military works with other federal and state agencies.

Their mission: drive a massive air, land and sea response after the 400-mile-wide hurricane plows into Bush's home state - and possibly Katrina-battered Louisiana - with a storm surge of 15 to 20 feet, 125-mph winds and up to 25 inches of rain.

"This is a fight against a fairly awesome opponent," said Army Maj. Gen. Richard Rowe, NorthCom's operations director, before Bush arrived. "I think it could have a fearsome blow."

When Katrina hammered the Gulf Coast last month, the military, along with other agencies in the Bush administration, were criticized for a stumbling response. This time, Rowe vowed things will be different.

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld ordered NorthCom and the myriad forces it directs to assist the Federal Emergency Management Agency and homeland security days ahead of the storm.

When Katrina hit, Rowe said, "We let the storm have a vote. This time, I would say we're voting before the storm. We're way ahead, setting up command and control. We're trying to bring everything we can in at it." [Purile nonsense. They were prepared and intentionally did nothing for Hurricane Katrina.]

The Navy has a flotilla of six ships, including three huge amphibious vessels carrying 800 Marines, helicopters and landing craft, ready to "follow the storm in,'' Rowe said.

"In New Orleans, we're tracking what the Army Corps of Engineers is doing with (Friday's new) levee break," Rowe said.

NorthCom analysts are tracking preparations made by the medical, land, sea, air and even military mortuary teams. The storm war room also will have live video feeds from "hurricane hunter" aircraft.

During his speech to the nation from New Orleans last week, Bush vowed to utilize the military's ability to wield "massive logistical operations on a moment's notice" - including communications, federal troops, transportation and other services - to aid in future disasters.

The military has set up a field task force in San Antonio, headed by Army Lt. Gen. Robert Clarke, Rowe said. It also has positioned five communications teams, equipped with satellite phones, that can keep information flowing after Rita's winds destroy land telephone lines.

In Lafayette, La., members of the Louisiana National Guard, who watched in anguish from Iraq as Katrina flooded the home state, have returned to help their fellow Louisianans confront Rita.

"For the (military's) operations guys, it has been exhausting for the last 48 hours,'' Rowe said. He said he expected the president's visit to lift spirits at NorthCom. "There's an awful lot of excitement among the folks who have been grinding for three or four weeks,'' Rowe said. "There's a burst of energy.''

Evacuees

More than 72,000 hurricane evacuees are in shelters in 22 states and Washington, D.C., according to the Red Cross and state officials.

Louisiana: About 44,000 in 320 shelters

Texas: 17,000 at 70 shelters

Mississippi: 5,081 in 96 shelters

Arkansas: About 2,500 in camps

Alabama: 469 in 19 shelters

Tennessee: 431 people in eight shelters

Colorado: 417 in one shelter

Illinois: 331 in shelters

Oklahoma: 275 at Camp Gruber

California: 261 in two shelters

Wisconsin: 242 in two shelters

Massachusetts: 199 at Camp Edwards

Rhode Island: 193 in Navy housing in Middletown

Pennsylvania: 139 in two shelters

West Virginia: 117 at National Guard Camp Dawson

District of Columbia: 104 at the D.C. Armory

Utah: 83 at Camp Williams

South Carolina: 82 in one shelter

Florida: 57 in one shelter

Michigan: 41 at Fort Custer Center

Missouri: 30 at one shelter

Ohio: 16 at Rickenbacker Air National Guard base.

Nebraska: 10 in Lincoln


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Rita downgraded to tropical storm
Curfew for hard-hit Lake Charles, Louisiana


LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana (CNN) -- Forecasters downgraded Hurricane Rita to a tropical storm Saturday as troops were deployed to deal with damage from its landfall as a Category 3 hurricane near the Texas-Louisiana state line.

The storm hit Lake Charles, Louisiana, hard, with rough wind-whipped waters flooding areas in the city. The mayor announced a dusk-to-dawn curfew.

...

At 2 p.m. ET, Tropical Storm Rita's center was between Shreveport, Louisiana and Lufkin, Texas, moving at about 12 mph with maximum sustained winds near 65 mph.

Forecasters expect it to bring torrential rains in the next few days.

At 3:30 a.m. ET, Rita's center slammed into the extreme southwest coast of Louisiana near Sabine Pass, Texas, with winds of 120 mph.

Minor-to-significant damage and power outages were reported throughout the region, from Galveston, Texas, to Lake Charles. (City-by-city impact)

...

Louisiana state police estimated that more than 50 roads from Slidell to Lake Charles are closed. State officials said an Interstate 10 bridge over the Calcasieu River in Lake Charles was damaged by barges that broke loose and hit the bridge.

Earlier, Honore said there was "significant damage" to Lake Charles' airport and "some of its hangars there, the telephone system, as far as cell towers."

The general said he was redeploying 400 troops from New Orleans to Lake Charles to link up with emergency response personnel, as soon as high winds in the area allow safe passage.

The National Guard is shifting nearly 2,400 troops who were providing relief from Hurricane Katrina in Alabama and Mississippi to help with the response to Rita in western Louisiana and eastern Texas.

...

Texas Gov. Rick Perry ordered evacuees from the city of Beaumont and Jefferson and Orange counties not to return home until officials say it's safe. "Evacuees who attempt to enter disaster areas will be turned back," said a statement from Perry's office. (Watch Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison on Rita -- 4:31)

Rita failed, however, to significantly damage the nation's largest oil refinery and about 200 other facilities near Houston, Texas, according to an official who monitors the region. (Full story)

It was feared that the storm would hinder the national fuel infrastructure,...[providing another corporate excuse to jack prices up, when oil is hardly scarce even now in the United States--there is a supply-side surplus in the United States (see comments at above "PEAK OIL! I think not!" thread"]...

New Orleans repairs to begin

In New Orleans, parts of the Lower 9th Ward were under 8 feet of water [from a suspiciously "blown" looking levee in the Industrial Canal there that happened AT NOON ON FRIDAY, before Rita even there.]

An 8-foot storm surge from Rita on Friday started water to overflow a levee along the city's Industrial Canal. [That's the official story. FEMA however said that "it's up to the military how they classify this as an overflow or breach." In other words, these terms are not being really defined clearly. Even FOX News video of a broadcaster I saw, was rather pointed that "hey, that doesn't even look like an overflow sitaution." Besides, overflow would have occurred evenly all along the levee, right? Nope, that's not what it looks like.]

...

Waters on the West Bank of the Industrial Canal are about a foot deep and should be pumped out quickly, Gapinski said, but a pump station in the [Black populated] Lower 9th Ward is "out of commission" and will [oh, gosh darn it] take a while to fix.

'Big catastrophic mess'

Louisiana's Cameron Parish, a flat marshy area stretching along the coast eastward from the Texas state line, "is going to be a big catastrophic mess," said parish Deputy Sheriff Ron Johnson.

"I don't believe we're going to have much left there," said Johnson, who was riding out the storm with the rest of the parish officials in Lake Charles. He said all but a few of the 10,000 residents of the parish evacuated.

...

In downtown Galveston, Texas, two historic residences and a commercial building were engulfed in flames. Winds of up to 70 mph fanned the flames and caused a blizzard of blowing embers as firefighters fought the blaze.

About four blocks from the fire, a wall of a restaurant collapsed.

CNN's Rick Sanchez, Miles O'Brien, Randi Kaye and John King [and I] contributed to this report.

 http://www.cnn.com/2005/WEATHER/09/24/rita/index.html

Bush Heads To Colorado For Military Takeover Drill

Prison Planet | September 23 2005

Reuters reports,

President George W. Bush canceled his trip to Texas on Friday to avoid interfering with the move of a search-and-rescue team closer to the area where Hurricane Rita was to hit, the White House said.

Instead of traveling to San Antonio, Bush will go straight to Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he will visit the U.S. Northern Command.

White House spokesman Scott McClellan said the Federal Emergency Management Agency decided to reposition the search-and-rescue teams from San Antonio closer to the storm, "and we didn't want to slow that decision up in any way. So we made the decision that we would go straight to Colorado."

Our sources inform us that far from this being a change of plan, Bush is visiting Northcom for a reason. That reason is Bush overseeing (but certainly not controlling) a martial law takeover drill which is directly connected to Granite Shadow, which the Washington Post reported, "is yet another new Top Secret and compartmented operation related to the military's extra-legal powers regarding weapons of mass destruction. It allows for emergency military operations in the United States without civilian supervision or control.

The article outlines the preparations for martial law takeover in the US. So Northcom are running a martial law takeover drill at the exact same time that Bush is visiting Northcom. Is this a coincidence?

The operation is taking place right now in Washington DC. To repeat, this is a drill, we do not claim it to be any more than that, though the implications are still sinister. Exercises would normally be cancelled in light of the hurricane but that hasn't prevented this exercise from going ahead

Just as ominous is the fact that Texas Governor Rick Perry has appeared on the news saying that the onslaught of hurricane Rita could provde terrorists with a chance to strike the US at its weakest point.

More details if and when they emerge.

 http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/september2005/
230905takeoverdrill.htm


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WEATHERWARS.INFO's meterologist Scott Stephens, leaves his TV job, to concentrate more on getting word out about the "chess game being played in the sky" above our heads:



It was Stevens' decision to leave the TV station, said KPVI general manager Bill Fouch.

"When Scott signed his current contract, he told Brenda and me at the time that it would be his last contract," Fouch said Thursday. "We knew, but the timetable moved up because of all the attention (he's been getting.)"

Since Katrina, Stevens has been in newspapers across the country where he was quoted in an Associated Press story as saying the Yakuza Mafia used a Russian-made electromagnetic generator to cause Hurricane Katrina in a bid to avenge the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima. He was a guest on Coast to Coast, a late night radio show that conducts call-in discussions on everything from bizarre weather patterns to alien abductions. On Wednesday, Stevens was interviewed by Fox News firebrand Bill O'Reilly.

Stevens said he received 30 requests to do radio interviews on Thursday alone.

Fouch said Stevens wanted to leave as quickly as possible because his "plate is full," and he needs to take advantage of the opportunities that exist now.

Stevens said he's received offers that he's not at liberty to discuss.

Stevens, 39, who was born in Twin Falls, plans to remain in Pocatello, where his family remains. He said his family wishes him the best in his future endeavors.

It costs him hundreds of dollars each month to run his Web site,  http://www.weatherwars.info, but he said that's a price he's willing to pay.

"There's a chess game going on in the sky," Stevens said. "It affects each and every one of us. It is the one common thread that binds us all together."

Although the theories [sic] espoused by Stevens - scalar weapons, global dimming - are [marginalized, despite high documentation that the U.S. government has been wanting this since the 1950s, and], there are thousands of Web sites that mention such phenomena.

"The Soviets boasted of their geoengineering capabilities; these impressive accomplishments must be taken at face value simply because we are observing weather events that simply have never occurred before, never!" Stevens wrote on his Web site. "The evidence of these weapons at work found within the clouds overhead is simply unmistakable. These patterns and odd geometric shapes seen in our skies, each and every day, are clear and present evidence that our weather has been stolen from us, only to be used by those whose designs for humanity are rarely in alignment with that of the common man."

However, Stevens never discussed his weather theories on the air during his time at Channel 6 - an agreement he had with the station management. What the meteorologist chose to do in his off time was his business, said his manager of eight years.

Fouch said he would miss Stevens, whom he described as energetic, easy-going and enthusiastic about the weather, but he is supportive of his decision to pursue his passion.

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For Stevens, however, the recent attention to him...has been somewhat of a distraction from [his TV] work.

"When there has been so much attention, it gets in the way of them doing their jobs and me doing my job," Stevens said.

Find out more:

To learn more about Stevens and his thoughts on manipulated weather, check out his Web site at  http://www.weatherwars.info.

 http://www.journalnet.com/articles/2005/09/23/news/local/news05.txt

Says Bush, "NORTHCOM is the main entity that uses federal assets, federal troops to interface with local and state government. I want to watch that relationship. It's an important relationship, and I need to understand how it works better."

During his speech to the nation from New Orleans last week, Bush vowed to utilize the military's ability to wield "massive logistical operations on a moment's notice"

Bush urged "greater federal authority and a broader role for the armed forces." [How much broader can it get? Bush has burned the Bill of Rights, has international pre-emptive invasions without Congressional approval (Iraq), holds thousands in jail now without trial or without charge, and even has a power to throw citizens out "revoking" citizenship. FEMA builds concentration camps and secret underground bunkers. When do we invade Iraq, after all Cheney handed down orders saying that "come the next terror strike," he wants a plan to attack Iran even if Iran had nothing to do with the terror strike.

Heil Hitler indeed.

Impeach the American Nazi Party, the neocons. Restore the Constitution.

 http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7000257258
Bush at Northcom's international martial law war drill (cover:
Bush at Northcom's international martial law war drill (cover: "Rita watch")
Bush elsewhere, unknown photo
Bush elsewhere, unknown photo