Dispatch: Heroic Imp

· Dispatch, Katrina

Earlier today, my pal Heroic Imp sent me this chilling vision of the future I thought was worth sharing:

New Orleans has one of the world’s greatest international ports, one of the largest in the nation, and it is a major focus of the city’s economy. New Orleans is home to the corporate offices of oil companies with major offshore operations in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as the distribution and service centers of offshore equipment suppliers and fabricators.
The manufacturing industry is a significant part of the economy, with petroleum, petrochemical, shipbuilding, and aerospace industries all playing a role. The New Orleans region also functions as a mining, processing, and transportation center for other minerals, principally sulfur. Service industries are playing a larger role, with health care and telecommunications leading the way. The New Orleans region is widely regarded as a leading center of medicine and health care in the South.
The city was allowed to be destroyed, MARK THESE WORDS…it will be rebuilt, like Iraq, as a major “revitalized” oil refinery port. An all new “illuminated” oil town, afterall improved refineries, production, will “help our energy problems.” Get us away from the dependency on foreign oil. Cheney is behind this. Halliburton, according to today’s New York times, has just won the open “bidding” for the first round of re-building, $500 million to whet the taste buds.
Like Iraq it was destroyed to be rebuilt as an oil capital.