Sunday, September 04, 2005

DHS blocking private relief efforts

Just when I'm thinking it couldn't possible be as bad as it looks, I found this news story via Defense Tech. Homeland Security won't let Red Cross deliver food:

'The Homeland Security Department has requested and continues to request that the American Red Cross not come back into New Orleans,' said Renita Hosler, spokeswoman for the Red Cross.

'Right now access is controlled by the National Guard and local authorities. We have been at the table every single day [asking for access]. We cannot get into New Orleans against their orders.'

So they're blaming the locals for not asking for aid. But they are actively preventing aid from flowing into the city. Holy shit.

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