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mrfrapp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 06:48 AM
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133. I've got a copy...
Edited on Sun Sep-04-05 06:49 AM by mrfrapp
I've got a copy of BBC World News from the 2nd September but it doesn't seem to be the same as the broadcast you have a copy of. There's no interview with Lieutenant Commander Sean Kelly but there is an interview with Michael Perini, the Director of Public Affairs from US Northern Command.

Pernini: It's a really tragic situation and our hearts go out to those who've lost loved ones. In our nation's history it's probably going to be the number one catastrophe situation we've ever had. I can tell you, we were there very, very quickly. We have been working around the clock here in Colorado Springs and throughout the southern part of our country to save lives, save thousands, to sustain lives and we are working our recovery plan.

Announcer: You say you were there very quickly but let us put to you again there has been huge criticism from all along that coast that the operation hasn't got under way quick enough, that people are still suffering.

Perini: We think the operation has gone very quickly, a catastrophe of this size is something very significant. We have rescued over 15,000 people from the Superdome alone; we've put trucks and airplanes, over a 100 helicopters. We prepositioned as much as we could within the letter of our laws here in the United States. You have to remember that we have to be directed by the President of the United States or the Secretary of Defence as a US military operation at the federal level to be involved. So, we saw the storm coming, we prepositioned our forces as close as we could and quite literally as the storm went north our first ships and vehicles went right on in.

Torrent to the Windows Video file here:
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