Daily Archives: November 9, 2009

Eyes on Hurricane Ida for The Gulf Coast.

Hurricane Ida has left death and destruction in its wake. It is on a collision course with US Gulf Coast. Ida has killed 91 people in El Salvador. Sixty people were missing. The cause of the missing was mudslides and floods.

US oil refiners has evacuated oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday. Louisiana Offshore Oil plant. The facility that can handle larger supertankers have stop unloading ships  due to the storm.

A quarter of the US oil refining 15 percent of natural gas are produced in the  Gulf of Mexico. The  region produces 40% of the nations refining capacity.

The National Hurricane Center in Florida has issues a Hurricane watch from Grand Isle, LA to Mexico Beach,Fl.  New Orleans was not including.

Governor Bobby Jindal,  of Louisiana has proclaimed a state of Emergency on Sunday. This allows the government mobilized first responders.

The government in Mexico has called for mandatory evacuations for islands in the Caribbean Sea. However, the government will  not evacuate Cancun resorts.

Reuters

Secretary of US Army Warns Against Looking at Muslim Soliders

Army Secretary is concerned that Thursday shooting by Major Nidal Hassan will paint all Muslim soldiers as unpatriotic because of their religious beliefs.

General George Casey warns not to cast aspersions Muslim soldier and officers that would “cause a backlash against some of our Muslim soldiers.”

General Casey who appeared on three network news magazines including “This Week With George Stephanopoulos,”  asking for calm. Casey set out to remind the public the good of diversity.

“A diverse Army gives us strength,” General Casey, who visited Fort Hood Friday, said on “This Week.”

“The speculation could heighten the backlash,” he said on “This Week.” “What happened at Fort Hood is a tragedy and I believe it would be a greater tragedy if diversity became a casualty here.”

Senator Lindsy Graham on CBS News program “Face the Nation” Along with Senator Jack Reed of Senate Armed Services Committee pointed out Muslims have served with honor in the Army.

“At the end of the day this is not about his religion — the fact that this man was a Muslim,” Senator Graham said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

He added: “To those members of the United States military who are Muslims, thank you for protecting our nation, thank you for standing up against the people who are trying to hijack your religion.”

Senator Graham renews his support for Muslim soldiers and officers.

“I mean does every soldier who shows discontent with the war and every soldier that has had a bad performance report — what are we going to do with those folks?” Sen. Graham said. “At the end of the day, maybe this is just about him. It’s certainly not about his religion, Islam.”

New York Times