posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 03:44 PM
This is from a post from a forum my brother goes too that we both made as a collaboration, although I'd say he put a little more work into it.
I just got off the phone with my aunt and uncle who live in Burlington, Iowa. They live(d) on second street and my uncle operates a storage-type
warehouse on third where they have pumps currently pumping water out of the basement just as fast as it's coming in.
As you may be aware, there was a levee breech, almost literally across the river from where he is. I was talking to him and I brought that up.
He said it was the strangest and in his words, "randomest, coincidental" levee break to occur. It's one thing when you have a levee break in New
Orleans because the waters flooding all over it, it's in a state of disrepair, etc., but this levee...
This levee was only 15 years old (put in after the '93 flooding) and totally above the waterline, including the extra "sandbags" they put there.
I use the quotes, however, for a reason. There is an airport just south of burlington (not sure if it's still in the city itself, but its near
enough) that had sorta become a major command post and supply drop off area for everything that's needed to help keep water out, and if it breaks,
seeing how Burlington is a small but urban settlement right next to the river. My uncle was down at the airport to get supplies back his way for
himself and others (they already had a lack of preparedness because most of the town was at the carnival on friday/saturday rather then preparing like
he was) and he noticed a lot of strange things.
First he, he mentioned how for the first time in his life, he was told to stay away from sand bags (but not the "same" sandbags 20 feet away) and
heard someone say to "handle those bags with care"...
Secondly, he mentioned how two helicopters over the past day seemed to have been running a route between their and just across the river (within 5
miles of the airport), especially last night...there is farm land across the river and a highway.
Lastly, he mentioned how there was a distinct rumbling, then 5 minutes later, the water started to recede...which he thought was strange as hell given
the fact it was supposed to crest tonight. Then an hour later he heard that a levee broke.
I can tell you one thing, that levee breach saved my Uncle's business (at least for the time being, as well as giving him time to where he can set
more pumps up and more supplies), as well as countless others...but given that the National Guard was on full alert in the area (full alert during a
#ing flood?) and both the helicopters have NOT been seen since the levee break...
The thing I have to ask though, is why blow it? Maybe someone powerful had something at stake on the Mississippi, or very possibly this was benign in
nature in order for Burlington to not flood...but if it was benign, why not say it?
In my opinion, it's because they don't want to give any credance to the theories you guys have formulated about New Orleans Levees (most obvious
connection), World Trade Center Seven...or the World Trade Centers. In my opinion, the WTC were not demolished by 'our' hands, but Seven is very
possible, and hell, if they can do that, it certainly means we could have done the World Trade Centers (which is why the government wouldn't want to
give any ammo to this belief)