The Port of Southern Louisiana…
Hurricane Katrina recently roared from the Gulf of Mexico and into the ‘Gulf States’ of America. Costs of human lives aside, let us check out some other costs…so to speak.
Once again, i shall be quoting and referencing STRATFOR (Strategic Forecasting Inc.) quite a bit here, especially since i pay them for information. The other day, i received the following email “Red Alert” from STRATFOR (BTW, my first “Red Alert” from them):
The Geopolitics of Katrina
A Category 5 hurricane, the most severe type measured, Katrina has been reported heading directly toward the city of New Orleans. This would be a human catastrophe, since New Orleans sits in a bowl below sea level. However, Katrina is not only moving on New Orleans. It also is moving on the Port of Southern Louisiana. Were it to strike directly and furiously, Katrina would not only take a massive human toll, but also an enormous geopolitical one.
Does Mainstream Media or Robert F. Kennedy Jr. ever mention the “Port of Southern Louisiana”??? No, they are far too busy looking for ways to blame W.
The Port of Southern Louisiana is the “fifth-largest port in the world in terms of tonnage, and the largest port in the United States.” Big, huh. The four bigger ports are either importing or exporting to the Port of Southern Louisiana, and most certainly located in Southeast Asia and/or near Europe. You guess, since i have offered plenty of free clues.
The Port of Southern Louisiana is a “river port. It depends on the navigability of the Mississippi River. The Mississippi is notorious for changing its course, and in southern Louisiana — indeed along much of its length — levees both protect the land from its water and maintain its course and navigability. Dredging and other maintenance are constant and necessary to maintain its navigability. It is fragile.” Yes, any port built at the mouth of a river like the Mississippi River would be considered “fragile”, and especially when the city built around such a port is built some 30-feet below sea level. New Orleans has been around for a very long time, and no hurricane can kill or destroy it. Basically, as long as there is a Mississippi River, there will be a New Orleans and a Port of Southern Louisiana…so to speak of the obvious.
This is especially interesting:
“About 2 percent of world crude production and roughly 25 percent of U.S.-produced crude comes from the Gulf of Mexico…”
Look closely at those numbers…
America has both Oil and Gas Rigs in the Gulf of Mexico!!! The Democrat Party and *THEIR* Liberal Environmentalists don’t allow drilling for Oil or Gas along the Florida coasts, and who know where else!!! If America can produce “roughly 25 percent” of its crude Oil needs in parts of the Gulf of Mexico, then why is America importing crude Oil from other countries?!?!?!?!
The Gulf of Mexico needs a name change…to something like the ‘Gulf of Oil’, in my humble Low and Ignorant Insane swamp hermit opinion. How long will it take for the Leftist minds of America to understand that the Democrat Party’s greed for power, and their so-called Environmentalist supporters have duped America?!?!? How long will it take??? i suspect that $5-a-gallon gas will break the backs of *ALL* the Democrat Party’s major supporters.
Before ‘Thangs get better, Americans must first (probably) pay $5-a-gallon for gas. At that point, the Democrat Party will crumble, and America will start drilling for Oil and Gas everywhere they can.
Americans ain’t going to get many more warnings…simple as that. New Orleans has been hit hard, and Democrats are already blaming W., because the Dems are simply stupid. America best rid itself of the Democrat Party real quick, unless we want to pay $10 for a gallon of gas.