Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Looters Disrupt Rescue Efforts

This piece posted at Irish Trojan's Blog, demonstrates just how bad the looting is getting in New Orleans (Note that major looting is also being reported in Biloxi).

Mayor Nagin orders police to focus on looters
8/31/2005 08:22:00 PM EST
Posted by Guestblogger

As looters get way out of control, the New Orleans mayor told the police to abandon their search and rescue efforts and crack down on the lawlessness in the city. Nagin says, "They are starting to get closer to heavily populated areas -- hotels, hospitals, and we're going to stop it right now."

"Abandon search and rescue efforts" because of the looting? What a disgrace! The so-called "social contract" is being destroyed by antinomian anarchists in the damaged areas. Don't get me wrong, but these people are "thugs" of the worst kind. Every one of them belongs confined in an area surrounded by very high fences...not to punish them...not to help reform them...but to protect the lawful population from their penchant to terrorize.

There are even reports that looters are trying to break into the Children's Hospital, where 100 children are being cared for by terrified medical staff. Police and National Guard troops have been called but have not been able to respond.

Should the order be given to shoot these people in self-defense? Or would that simply lead to outright war in the flooded streets of New Orleans? Can you imagine urban warfare like Falluja here in the United States? How does a "civilized" society respond to such a riotous threat? Sadly, it appears to be true...."the enemy is within."