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US Military Smuggled Vacationers Out Of Superdome  
User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9644 posts, RR: 68
Posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1732 times:
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The military got us out, which we were all thankful for

--Jenny Sachs 06 Sep 2005

Jenny Sachs, of Sheffield, told how soldiers had to smuggle her out of the New Orleans Superdome in secret.

She was one of about 30 Britons who, realising they could not escape the city, had fled to the stadium for shelter. The military told all non-US citizens to stay together for safety, Ms Sachs added. They later told them they would be secretly smuggled out in groups of 10 under cover of darkness as it had become too dangerous for them to remain in the stadium, she told BBC News. [Scroll to third item for Jenny Sachs text and video.]

http://www.legitgov.org/index.html#breaking_news

Wanna bet what color her skin is?

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User currently offlineNumbertwelve From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 1431 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1729 times:

Don't wanna bet, Clickhappy, but no doubt: THERE'S NO RACISM, Condi said.


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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20728 posts, RR: 62
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1711 times:

Quoting Numbertwelve (Reply 1):
but no doubt: THERE'S NO RACISM, Condi said.

I can hardly wait for the congressional hearings when Condi gives her alibi, "I was out shopping for new shoes and attending a play on Broadway, Senator."



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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1700 times:

I love your sources... "legit government.org"  liar  Hilarious to say the least.

Did you read about the people the Mayor gave head of the line bus priveleges to during the Superdome evacuation? Equally impressive.  Wink


User currently offlineJCS17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1690 times:

No shit. This has been reported all over the media plenty of times already, but if you've ever read the full report you'd know that the British vacationers were threatened, intimidated, and their women groped. You definitely don't want a foreign vacationer dying in the Superdome because of questionable circumstances. Pretty smart move on the government's part to isolate the Brits and get them out quick.


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User currently offlineFokker Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1686 times:

I don't think it matters what color her skin is. Her home wasn't destroyed and she had a place to go. The military did the right thing by getting them out, and sending them home. That's 30 less people to feed and worry about.

User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1670 times:

Quoting JeffM (Reply 3):
I love your sources...

I saw and heard the British person saying that on TV last night. It was part of an ITV video report on British citizens holed up in the Superdome.

http://www.itv.com/news/373542.html

Mark


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13229 posts, RR: 77
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1666 times:

Interestingly, (if that's the right word), one of the other UK tourists interviewed separately to this report, said that public transport out of the city shut down on the Saturday before Katrina hit.
Huh?
Am I right in thinking that was around 48 hrs before Katrina arrived?
If so, never mind tourists, small wonder so many locals without a car, (which NO had a much higher percentage of compared to the rest of the US average), could not get out.


User currently onlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1648 times:

Quoting Fokker Lover (Reply 5):
I don't think it matters what color her skin is. Her home wasn't destroyed and she had a place to go. The military did the right thing by getting them out, and sending them home. That's 30 less people to feed and worry about.

Fokker Lover welcome to my Respected User list!  wave 

Thankfully someone here is making sense. I have to say that even though I sympathize with the people in the Superdome that lost everything their behavior was less than acceptable. They didn't help the situation with the looting and the rape and whatever else they did. I am glad our military got them out and think it was the right thing to do. No matter what color your skin is or how much money you have no right to behave like that no matter what the circumstances.


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1642 times:

Quoting JCS17 (Reply 4):
No shit. This has been reported all over the media plenty of times already, but if you've ever read the full report you'd know that the British vacationers were threatened, intimidated, and their women groped. You definitely don't want a foreign vacationer dying in the Superdome because of questionable circumstances. Pretty smart move on the government's part to isolate the Brits and get them out quick

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Quoting Fokker Lover (Reply 5):
I don't think it matters what color her skin is. Her home wasn't destroyed and she had a place to go. The military did the right thing by getting them out, and sending them home. That's 30 less people to feed and worry about.

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User currently offlineB744F From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1584 times:

Is this the same sensationalist nonsense that created the whole war zone story with rapes, gun battles, etc?

User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21677 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1564 times:

I'm glad that they got them out. As said before, they were being threatened, abused, etc. They were in danger, and the military got them out of it. Well done.

-Mir



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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13638 posts, RR: 62
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1544 times:
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Clickhappy, you're just NEVER happy with anything, are you?  stirthepot 

Skin color had nothing to do with this and you know it. Besides, had the military NOT done their part to evacuate the foreign tourists you'd be screeching even louder!

Just pipe down and move on.



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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1519 times:

One or two of the British tourists I saw being interviewed made precisely the point that others on here have. That they had a home to go to, and that the other people there had nothing. That they felt awful about being moved out when everyone else was being left there, and that they felt guilty that they were getting preferential treatment, relating their experiences from the comfort of a hotel room in Houston. On the other hand (and this is perfectly natural) they also wanted desperately to get out.

A difficult one for both them and the authorities to deal with.



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 2003, 14061 posts, RR: 62
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1513 times:

Quoting Fokker Lover (Reply 5):
I don't think it matters what color her skin is. Her home wasn't destroyed and she had a place to go. The military did the right thing by getting them out, and sending them home. That's 30 less people to feed and worry about.

it really depends if the tourists were just a burden to the local rescue system or if they could contribute (e.g. after the tsunami in Thailand, some tourists stayed on and were actively helping in the rescue operations).

Jan


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