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  •  FEMA claiming that Navy Ship came to N.O. recuse? (none)

    During the briefing I believe that I heard the Lt. General say that he had this ship recusing people in N.Orleans.

    Captain of the ship says he was ordered away from N.Orleans. This is very damning to the recuse spin being briefed today.,1,4144825.story

    •  Actually, it was Adm. Keating who said that... (none)
      Admiral Timothy Keating, Commander U.S. Northern Command, stated unequivocally on CNN that the USS Bataan (LHD-5) was on-station on Tuesday, rescuing people from New Orleans.

      Unfortunately, that is not true, and that fact has been documented.

      Adm. Keating also stated, today, that NORTHCOM had troops already in motion on Friday, August 26.  This directly contradicts his previous statements that, although his command was ready to begin active-duty deployments on Thursday, no such orders were forthcoming from the National Command Authorities until after Hurricane Katrina had struck New Orleans and the Gulf coast.

      A voice of objective reason in the partisan din of the U.S. National Security community.

      by mustang dvs on Mon Sep 05, 2005 at 03:07:46 PM PDT

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