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    Levees bombed to flood black people?

    Gimmie a break.


    Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan said it's up to the government to prove that a levee wasn't bombed to flood poor black people out of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

    Farrakhan said he's heard that military explosives may have been used to blow a hole in the levee, resulting in what he said would amount to "mass murder."

    Quoting the Bible and the Quran, The Rev. Farrakhan said he suspects there was a government conspiracy behind the New Orleans flooding, but is confident that God will reveal the truth.

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    Oh Brother. The sad thing is, is that some people will actually believe this nonsense.

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    Wrong. The burden of proof would be on the other side.

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    click on the link for the story. They then have a poll to ask you how likely this statement is.

    Scope out the results ~

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    You don't think some people will actually believe this?

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    Thanks Pook, I saw the results, and some people DO believe it. Not many, granted, but some.

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    This country would be alot better off in many ways if people would at least THINK before they say something, and educating themselves about a topic before talking about a conspiracy theory.

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    A pretty fair number are buying it - 1 in 10 think it's possible or likely - that's pretty high, for such a nonsensical idea.

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    Motive? Do they list a reason why the government would want to do this? After all, even if these people think that the government thought it could save the money that it was spending on whatever services the poor residents of that city were getting each year, the BILLIONS of dollars that this flood will eventually cost the government far exceeds any monies being spent on services they received.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rachrach99
    This country would be alot better off in many ways if people would at least THINK before they say something, and educating themselves about a topic before talking about a conspiracy theory.
    IMO, that's part of the problem. This guy is thinking and this is what he wants people to believe. He does everything in his power to separate the races. I think this is how he gets people to join 'his' cause.

    JMHO
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    PS.....I've seen a spokesman on some of the 24/7 shows, can't remember which, spouting this conspiracy theory. The guy honestly believes it,.........ehh,.......or wants us to believe it................fran


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    Farrakhan speaks for Farrakhan, period. He, of course, has his few followers, the Nation of Islam. He does not represent African-Americans, most of whom cringe whenever he opens his mouth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeana (DP)
    Wrong. The burden of proof would be on the other side.
    That was my first thought too. I think, if Farrakhan can't show some kind of proof or validity to his claims, he should be arrested for attempting to incite race riots. Free speech is one thing, but there should be some accountability when a very public figure starts blathering on about conspiracy theories in a way intended to anger mobs of people.

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    You know, I'll bet Farrakhan was the one who did the bombing, just to get his name in the news again. (no, I don't believe there was a bomb, but spread the rumor all the same.)

    About 10 years ago I worked in inner-city Detroit. One day Farrakhan and his posse arrived in town. I stood outside and watched his entourage drive past our building. At least 50 police cars surrounded his limo - Probably due to numerous assasination threats. This guy is way too full of himself. 50 cars that the city can't afford and they're all pulled off the beat to make this guy look like he's important.

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    This was actually said by him weeks ago and KFI in LA had people calling in and saying until they can prove it wasn't the goverment then they were going to believe Farrakhan.

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    What is so disturbing is that I actually know a middle aged, educated white woman from NO who believes this. She told me (before the levees broke but during the hurricane) that the media would say that they broke, but really the government would break them because they would do anything to save the city of NO.

    I didn't even know how to respond to something so bizzarre coming out of the mouth of someone whose opinon I normally respect and value. It's beyond belief.

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