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Posted: 9/2/2005 8:38:28 AM EDT
Barbara Starr on CNN is reporting live that a convoy of HMMWV's and troops are headed to the convention center to take aid including food, water and medicine to the 15,000 people stranded there!
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 8:41:35 AM EDT
I hope they can keep order. That's going to be an ugly scene real quick if they don't keep people in line right from the get-go.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 8:43:44 AM EDT
Lock and load.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 8:44:05 AM EDT
Evidently, they are sending the badasses that just arrived today from Arkansas in this convoy. This is a battle hardened unit that just returned from Iraq. The reporter was saying the commanding general was having to tell the guys to poiint their guns down, that they weren't in Iraq. Evidently these troops are ready for action!

If any gang bangers challenge them, they likely wind up like Al Sadr's Iraqi militia did.....cannon fodder!
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 8:44:08 AM EDT
Already reports of more troops now driving through the city where possible.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 8:45:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2005 8:45:50 AM EDT by Langadune]

Originally Posted By Charging_Handle:
Barbara Starr on CNN is reporting live that a convoy of HMMWV's and troops are headed to the convention center to take aid including food, water and medicine to the 15,000 people stranded there!



They need to take more than aid... they need to take a big old truck old of ass kickin'

ETA... maybe that IS what they're sending
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 8:45:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Charging_Handle:
Evidently, they are sending the badasses that just arrived today from Arkansas in this convoy. This is a battle hardened unit that just returned from Iraq. The reporter was saying the commanding general was having to tell the guys to poiint their guns down, that they weren't in Iraq. Evidently these troops are ready for action!

If any gang bangers challenge them, they likely wind up like Al Sadr's Iraqi militia did.....cannon fodder!



Good. Anybody starts rioting and they need to dispatched right there.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 8:48:18 AM EDT
They are forging through the streets instead of forging across a river. Simply amazing. There had to be some serious planning and recon before hand to pull it off. Don't want to swamp out the vehicles.

Just making the point here that you don't just drive into flooded streets because I know there are those out there who want to bitch about why they didn't do it sooner.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 8:48:30 AM EDT
Some CNN news reported just said something about "all this coming after the mayor of New Orleans issued a statement and gave an interview"..

I hope they don't credit this to him.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 8:48:50 AM EDT


Remove the cameras and reporters.

Send in the Razorbacks.

Rinse and repeat as needed.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 8:50:29 AM EDT
Starr reporting she is standing next to 3 star general running op and directing traffic. Sounds like the scene in Patton with George C. Scott directing traffic.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 8:54:13 AM EDT
It better be one big ass convoy.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 8:56:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2005 8:56:43 AM EDT by sterling18]
How deep can HMMWV drive through before it stalls?
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 9:02:33 AM EDT
I saw what I estimate was at least 100 buses staged near the convention center as well as a massive convo of military vehicles loaded down with pallets of supplies moving in.
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