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An Army Times article reads: "While some fight the insurgency in the city..." and thus we are perhaps treated to another insight into the slow response time and negligent preparations.

As so many others have noted, if this were to happen to New England and thousands of white people were trapped, would the response have been so slow? Would gun-toting bandits be labeled "the insurgency"? (New Hampshire, the "live free or die" state, has a lotta guns...)

Xeni Jardin writes: "We are talking about fellow American citizens here -- in America."

"Not insurgents. Not refugees. Not enemies. Americans."

Besides, as the mayor of New Orleans pointed out, the violent criminal activity is being perpetrated by a small number of people. Most are looting for survival. The question I ask to those who respond to looting with sneers and calls for capital punishment: "Would you not do anything to feed your family? Shame on you." (Boing Boing)

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