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POLITICS: New Orleans mayor fears CIA to take him out

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posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 07:28 PM
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Over the last few days we have seen somethign unfold, something which is trully horrific. America the world's last remaining "Super Power" was delt a crippling blow by Nature. Now during the aftermath a new whirlwind has emerged. This one of political controversy with blame being thrown about from political official to government agency and back once more. Now in the aftermath, Mayor Ray Nagin has said he fears the C.I.A. will take him out.
 



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New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin said he's feeling better about his city, he feels confident he has gotten the attention of Gov. Kathleen Blanco and President Bush, but he said he fears the Central Intelligence Agency may take him out because he's been yelling at these officials.

He didn't say it once. He said it twice.

Last night he told a reporter for the Associated Press: "If the CIA slips me something and next week you don't see me, you'll all know what happened."

Today he told interviewers for CNN on a live broadcast he feared the "CIA might take me out."


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I find this...almost amazing if not shocking.

Ray Nagin has told the American people he [a mayor] fears that the Central Intelligence Agency will remove him from power for taking a stand. I was brought up [in fact a lot of us were] on the idea that democracy was freedom and that nothing ever went wrong in democratic Nation's.

Yet an elected official in America fears for his own life?




posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 07:31 PM
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What makes him think this? What has he done to be assassinated?



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 07:33 PM
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Yep, add another straw to the civil war camel's back... There is plenty of room so far, but they are already starting to pile up...



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 07:35 PM
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Well this just goes with the CNN interview I saw where Nagin in effect backpeddled and said the Fed government were being 'very helpful'. The interviewer even made a comment saying first Nagin said they hadn't helped one bit and then all of a sudden he was changing his opinion. Nagin just looked exausted, no fight in him and then said that things would be sorted and blame appropriated AFTER his people were fed.

'It's been seven days', he said.

And a long seven days at that.



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 07:35 PM
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This guy's nuts IMHO...you can't blame the Feds for everything, he bears some responsibility himself along with other local officials...I think he's just trying to deflect blame from himself by making such a wild statement.



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 07:40 PM
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"I don't want to see anybody hold anymore goddamn press conferences," Nagin railed. "Put a moratorium on press conferences. Don't do another press conference until the resources are in this city. And then come to this city and stand with us, when their are [so many] military trucks and troops that we can't even count."

An exasperated Nagin continued:

"Don't tell me 40,000 people are coming here. They're not here. . . . I'm at the point now where it don't matter. People are dying. They don't have homes. They don't have jobs. The city of New Orleans will never be the same in this time."


It's late [1:30am] so I do not have time right now to find other sources, however Mayor Nagin has been standing up for the people. He has also been pointing out a lot of lies said by the current Government and FEMA.

He has pointed out things that FEMA director Michael D. Brown said, including he didn't know about the crisis in the Superdome till the Second of September yet it had been all over the news [world wide] prior to this.

The list of things go on and on...



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 07:43 PM
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I have listened to three of his press statements. The first before the disaster in which he was telling all to get out of town (N.O.).

The second where he indicated help was needed to evacute the less fortunate and the third how he felt he was not listened to after the first and second press interviews. This man, in my opinion is not crazy but desperate.

As far as Bush I don't know enough about that yet. I'm sure there will be some serious inquirys though.

Dallas

Edit: Thought the CIA was restricted from doing operations within the U.S. ?

[edit on 4-9-2005 by Dallas]



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 07:46 PM
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A mayor of an American city saying the CIA is going to take him out is crazy IMHO, perhaps it's just trauma and I don't mean to attack him necessarily, but there's no way in hell the CIA is going to take out anyone.



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 07:53 PM
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Well if it does happen we know who to go after. I hope he is just tired and exhausted and talking out of his rear. To assassinate the leader of a city would be an act of war in my opinion.



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 07:59 PM
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Really?

Look at what the C.I.A has tried to do in the passed.

They have attempted to kill leaders of Nation's going after a mayor would be no problem for them now would it?



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 08:00 PM
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It would only be a problem if they wanted to stay in existance. If you wanted to all but guarantee a war in this country then go ahead and knock off the mayor. I doubt they are even that dumb. I could be wrong.



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 08:05 PM
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Dallas,

Could you possibly provide links to the Nagin interviews you heard. I would truly like to have those to include in the research project.

Thank you!



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 08:08 PM
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Oh , I don't know there was that incident with the CIA medling in Australia's election for PM.



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 08:09 PM
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CNN carried his statements live over the last week. As well as radio stations.

Dallas



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 08:10 PM
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posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 08:33 PM
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He was joking according to what I read.

See the actual video before you decide. He was trying to
be funny, or so I have heard. I have not seen the video yet.



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 08:36 PM
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smallpeeps, maybe you should do the same?

"If the CIA slips me something and next week you don't see me, you'll all know what happened."

That line is not a "joke" especailly during a time like this and during a National Emergency. It's far from something to joke about...



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 08:44 PM
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You're right, i need and want to see this video for myself. I'm sure I'll come across it.

But seriously, "CIA" is almost a cliche these days. It's on everyone's lips, so if the Mayor feels he saw something which would warrant his death, chances are he's vocalized it to a tape recorder or something.

This isn't verified news, from a transcript, because here's a guy who represents New Orleans which is known to have its own verbal dialect and sense of humor.



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 08:47 PM
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Mayor Nagin has some real fears and real concerns.

He knows something is moving behind the curtains, but he can't say what without assuring his fate.

On the other hand, there is no assurance he won't say something after these people are fed, housed, and cared for. Then he could become a real liability to someone?



[edit on 4-9-2005 by garyo1954]



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 08:47 PM
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Odium,

It's called "dark Humor" and it is highly prevalent throughout the armed forces.

I know civilians don't understand such things, but I was in the military for 4 yrs(82nd abn.) and we lived for "dark humor". It kept us going when things were pretty bad.




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