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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Up In Smoke

What's the tons of British food aid to Katrina victims about to have in common with the city Atlanta, Georgia?


HUNDREDS of tons of British food aid shipped to America for starving Hurricane Katrina survivors is to be burned.

US red tape is stopping it from reaching hungry evacuees.

Instead tons of the badly needed Nato ration packs, the same as those eaten by British troops in Iraq, has been condemned as unfit for human consumption.

And unless the bureaucratic mess is cleared up soon it could be sent for incineration.

One British aid worker last night called the move "sickening senselessness" and said furious colleagues were "spitting blood".

It should have them spitting blood. Has me foaming at the mouth as it is and, if the poor folks of New Orleans could get enough to eat down there in first place, they'd be shitting a Scottish Castle in total outrage. What the fuck?!?

The food, which cost British taxpayers millions, is sitting idle in a huge warehouse after the Food and Drug Agency recalled it when it had already left to be distributed.

Scores of lorries headed back to a warehouse in Little Rock, Arkansas, to dump it at an FDA incineration plant.

The Ministry of Defence in London said last night that 400,000 operational ration packs had been shipped to the US.

But officials blamed the US Department of Agriculture, which impounded the shipment under regulations relating to the import and export of meat.

The aid worker, who would not be named, said: "This is the most appalling act of sickening senselessness while people starve.

It sure is and the reason is because the GOP gets nothing out of it. These poor homeless black people in New Orleans don't have anything to give to the rich, white, Republican "ownership society". There's got to be an independent investigation on everything the Government did post Katrina because this is looking more along the lines of racially and financially motivated genocide. I can just hear Karl Rove muttering in a Col. Klink voice, "Yez, Operation: Starve 'Em Until Zay Zubmit To Zah Might of Herr Leige Lord Bushitler zhould show zem goot, yah?!?". Someone needs to ask Ken Mehlman if this was part of his "minority outreach plan" for the GOP all along ...

"The FDA has recalled aid from Britain because it has been condemned as unfit for human consumption, despite the fact that these are Nato approved rations of exactly the same type fed to British soldiers in Iraq.

"Under Nato, American soldiers are also entitled to eat such rations, yet the starving of the American South will see them go up in smoke because of FDA red tape madness."

Indeed and it's red tape brought to you by a Republican-helmed White House, Republican-helmed Congress, and a Republican-helmed Senate. That's a trifecta. They wanted their fuckin' "ownership society" and Red State America provided it so they should own this and own it with actions; not with lipservice and photo-ops that the Republican-helmed MSM seem to enjoy delivering so much. The entire lot of them are the largest useless shower of corrupt and rotten rat bastards this country has ever seen.

(Hat tip to DailyKos)


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