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Gustav holdouts turn to guns, knives and God

August 31st, 2008 . by TexasFred

Gustav holdouts turn to guns, knives and God

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - If the floodwaters rise and trap him in his home by the Mississippi River levee, carpenter Juan LeBoeuf plans to bust out through the roof with a knife.

Bar owner Joann Guidos has a cache of guns to protect her place from looters who roam a city emptied by evacuations ahead of Hurricane Gustav.

Window cleaner Julio Iglesia, who plans to stay in his rented home a block from the mighty Mississippi, is putting his faith in God.

They have been through the horrors of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, losing houses and health in the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history.

Yet they refuse to move under an evacuation order less than 24 hours before another dangerous hurricane is expected to make landfall down the watery coast.

“Katrina was here, but God won’t let that happen again,” said Iglesia.

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Gustav holdouts turn to guns, knives and God

I am NOT going to denigrate that guys belief or faith in God, but God gave man common sense, well, He gave it to some, apparently this guy didn’t get his share.

I am in constant touch with my Son, he’s at the Airport in Kenner with his National Guard contingent. They are staged and in place, ready to make a rapid response to the worst hit areas.

I’m feeding weather info to the troops via text email to their cell phones, they are not getting ANY real weather reports. The command is, but the troops are getting screwed, as per usual, troops are merely mushrooms on the info chain, kept in the dark and fed bullshit. Well, now they have a credible and reliable source for real info, hourly updates and reports from the National Hurricane Center and NOAA.

I’m retired, I’m old compared to these guys, I can’t go fight the wars and do the deeds anymore, but I can damn sure do a supportive mission with Intel. That is, after all, what I did best for many years.

Any real news that I get directly from NOLA will be posted, and it won’t be any of the BS like we saw from the Dem/Libbers and their Democrats Laughing About Hurricane Gustav Timing.

New Orleans has done 1,000 times more to prepare for Gustav than it did for Katrina, I don’t know if Nagin is that motivated or if Jindal built a fire under him. And honestly, I don’t care what the reasons are, the preparation for Gustav has been nothing less than astounding work, done by all the folks involved.

Sometimes a nation has to go through a trial by fire before they can really shine in a disaster. Maybe Katrina was our trial by fire!

It’s all in the hands of God now. Prayers and good thoughts are flowing from our household, I hope they are from yours as well. God Speed to ALL on the Mississippi and Louisiana Gulf Coast, America is going to be there for you!

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5 Responses to “Gustav holdouts turn to guns, knives and God”

  1. comment number 1 by: BobF

    It seems nothing has changed about the troops being kept in the dark. That’s why military installation throughout the world are usually tuned in to CNN or Fox news. We would learn more about upcoming deployments by watching the news than by what came down though command channels.

    Back in 1993 when we were deployed in support of Operation Restore Hope one of our guys got a call from his wife saying she saw it on the news we were returning home. Our deployment commander (I was 1st Sgt) didn’t even get that word yet but the guys wife was right. The next day the orders came down.

  2. comment number 2 by: Robert

    As long as power stays on and the internet-emai-text messaging work, it is difficult to keep anyone in the dark. glad to know they are getting the info from a reliable source.

  3. comment number 3 by: Basti

    I hope this works out better than the last time. Cause last time was FUBAR to the max.

  4. comment number 4 by: rgroland

    TF, hope you son is doing OK down in that mess! Just another example of our brave men and women in uniform..

  5. comment number 5 by: maggiesnotebook

    Interesting comment by BobF. NO and all the coastlines have been tried. The thing is, it will happen again. I don’t know how the people can live this way. A love of your home is the answer, I know. I’m grateful that I haven’t needed to make these terrible decisions.

    It seems we can be very proud of everyone, officials and citizens alike.

    My best to your family Fred.