Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Breaking: Watts Bombing

(August 26, 2007)

This is my poor attempt at a graphic showing roughly where the bombs hit. They both hit in the same place, man...this is NO ACCIDENT.

The news is trickling out of the area. The 110 and the 105 freeways have been damaged, if not destroyed in the area, and so has the Alameda Freight Corridor. Heckuva job, guys. Heck of a freaking job. The Alameda Freight Corridor is crucial for moving freight out of the ports of San Pedro and Long Beach. The 105 also has the Metro Green Line running on a median, and the Metro Blue Line also runs through this area and is no doubt knocked out of commission.

Federal troops have been sent down to the Southern LA area. They haven't been moving to help anyone save for the folks in Texas, and now they are moving to cordon off the area where the bombs hit. They are also apparently there to keep the press out.

Los Angeles' misery index is going to go through the roof, folks. We are somewhat isolated from this but eventually it's going to affect us big time. The whole region is going to be in deep doo-doo. Heck of a job. Heck of a job.

UPDATE: Watts Towers is a twisted heap of concrete, metal and tile. One of the treasures of Los Angeles is now history.

Here's what it looked like in Better Days.

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