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McKinney Accuses Government of Slaughtering Prisoners, Dumping Bodies During Katrina

FoxNews

October 2, 2008

Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney, known for her provocative statements when she was a congresswoman from Georgia, accused the Department of Defense this week of using Hurricane Katrina to cover up the slaughter of 5,000 prisoners.

At a news conference in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday, McKinney claimed the Pentagon authorized the execution of the prisoners with one bullet to the head three years ago and then dumped their bodies in a Louisiana swamp.

McKinney said she heard the story from the mother of a National Guard soldier who said her son was assigned to help dispose of the bodies.

"And these were mostly males and her son was afraid to talk because he had signed a silence agreement," McKinney told the crowd. "So he only complained to his mother. But the data was entered into a Pentagon computer."

McKinney said she verified the story from "insiders" who wanted to remain anonymous.

"I suspect that these are prisoners. ... So this investigation of the whole prison industrial complex is extremely important and it should not end with just a question of the nature of prisons in our country," she said to a captivated audience. "These 5,000 souls also need some justice too."

A Defense Department spokesman dismissed McKinney's accusation.

"The claim is outrageous on the very face of it and doesn't merit any further consideration," said Lt. Col. Les' Melnyk. "It would be inconceivable that 5,000 people would go missing in America without anyone noticing it prior to this."

Psychologists and psychology professors contacted by FOXNews.com wouldn't comment on McKinney's mental condition, but they expressed shock at her assertion.

"Wow! What a conspiracy theory," one professor exclaimed before declining comment and hanging up the phone.

Dr. Celia Ward, a clinical psychologist in Washington, D.C., said she wouldn't speculate on McKinney's state of mind because McKinney heard the story from someone else.

"This sounds like a game of telephone," Ward said, explaining how a rumor can change as it passes from one person to another. "But to take something that has so many questions attached to it and to treat a rumor as fact is the basis for mass distortion. It's really a good example of Swift-boating."

Ward said McKinney could have easily verified the story by checking prison records.

"This is the kind of rumor that warrants fact-checking," she said.

McKinney's presidential campaign noted her work with Hurricane Katrina survivors, including serving on a congressional bipartisan committee to investigate the Bush administration's preparation for and response to the storm.

"During the course of Congresswoman McKinney's focus on the victims and their mistreatment, she and her staff received reports of illegal use of force and shootings against innocent citizens from multiple, unrelated sources, including reports of attempts by law enforcement authorities to conceal the evidence of their crimes," the campaign said in an e-mail to FOXNews.com.

"Because these stories came from multiple, unrelated sources, Congresswoman McKinney did not dismiss them out of hand. She attempted to verify them with limited resources, to speak out about them and to get congressional attention through the Katrina committee hearings. Many aspects of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, despite numerous House and Senate committee hearings, remain unanswered and unresolved, including any final or reliable body counts."

A member of the House for 12 years until 2007, McKinney is no stranger to controversy. Shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, she suggested that President Bush knew about the plot in advance but failed to warn Americans because of his father's business interests. Some political analysts say that statement contributed to her defeat in 2002.

After McKinney was re-elected in 2004, she tried to impeach Bush, Vice President Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on charges that they lied and manipulated intelligence to justify the war in Iraq.

McKinney hit a career low point in 2006 when she was accused of striking a Capitol Police officer who grabbed her after she passed a security checkpoint without wearing a congressional lapel pin. She later apologized for the incident. She was defeated in a Democratic primary later that year and left the Democratic Party in 2007. She was nominated in July to run for president on the Green Party ticket. There are 245 other Green Party candidates running for office this fall.

http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/10/02/mc...bodies-katrina/

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Ron this was already referred to in the Sarah Palin thread, there is a link to McKinney making the accusation there. The theory has more holes than a shotguned block of Jarlsberg.

What would the Army/National Guard summarily execute 5000 people?

Why would they make it obvious that they were all executed by killing them all with single shots to the head?

How come one no seems to have noticed that 5000 people, mostly men, (probably prisoners) suddenly disappear? Presumably these people had family, friends and in some cases lawyers.

Being prisoners would make their disappearance even harder to cover up because there would be records of their custody.

It is illogical to assume that 5000 bodies would simply vanish because they were dumped in a swamp.

Why would ordinary soldiers go along with the cold-blooded murder of thousands of their fellow citizens?

Why would having signed a “secrecy agreement” impede someone otherwise disposed to from speaking up? Would the Army do, sue him for “breech of contract”?

I had mixed feelings about her before this even though I disagreed with her about 9/11. Now I think that though her heart is (usually) in the right place but she is a complete idiot.

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Ron this was already referred to in the Sarah Palin thread, there is a link to McKinney making the accusation there. The theory has more holes than a shotguned block of Jarlsberg.

What would the Army/National Guard summarily execute 5000 people?

Why would they make it obvious that they were all executed by killing them all with single shots to the head?

How come one no seems to have noticed that 5000 people, mostly men, (probably prisoners) suddenly disappear? Presumably these people had family, friends and in some cases lawyers.

Being prisoners would make their disappearance even harder to cover up because there would be records of their custody.

It is illogical to assume that 5000 bodies would simply vanish because they were dumped in a swamp.

Why would ordinary soldiers go along with the cold-blooded murder of thousands of their fellow citizens?

Why would having signed a “secrecy agreement” impede someone otherwise disposed to from speaking up? Would the Army do, sue him for “breech of contract”?

I had mixed feelings about her before this even though I disagreed with her about 9/11. Now I think that though her heart is (usually) in the right place but she is a complete idiot.

Inspector Closeau forgets the presence of private mercenary army Blackwater on the ground in New Orleans.

http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Blackwater_mer..._in_New_Orleans

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