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    India Quake Survivors Complain of Slow Aid
    Oct 09 9:42 AM US/Eastern

    Associated Press Writer

    URI, India

    Angry villagers blocked roads in earthquake-ravaged regions of Indian- controlled Kashmir on Sunday, complaining the government was too slow in getting rescue and aid efforts to them.

    Hundreds were known dead from the 7.6-magnitude earthquake that rocked South Asia on Saturday and rescue workers and soldiers still pulling bodies from wreckage in the frontier Tangdar region, 65 miles north of Srinagar, summer capital of Jammu-Kashmir state.

    While the worst of the quake's devastation came in neighboring Pakistan, where tens of thousands were reported dead, damage was severe in parts of Jammu-Kashmir.

    Collapsed houses and shops line the streets in towns and villages nestled in Tangdar's deep valleys as well as in the towns of Uri, Punch and Srinagar. Hundreds of people were injured.

    Most people spent the night in the open, lighting fires with wood pulled from fallen houses to keep warm in near-freezing temperatures.

    Sonia Gandhi, head of India's governing political alliance, visited Uri on Sunday and talked with some of the injured in hospitals.

    "We have come here to share your grief," she said.

    Gandhi told reporters the immediate aim was to provide food and shelter, especially tents and blankets.

    "The requirement is 40,000 blankets and tents so that those who have lost their houses get a shelter over their heads," she said.

    The Indian army has flown in planeloads of medicine, food and drinking water to the worst-hit Baramulla district, said Jammu-Kashmir state's chief secretary, Vijay Bakaya. More than 1,000 tents were being distributed in remote villages flattened by the quake.

    However, many people said they had received no help.

    A crowd of some 200 people blocked the main road between Baramulla and Uri for about 45 minutes, demanding that journalists and soldiers with relief supplies go to their mountainside villages, which they said were being ignored.

    "Everything is destroyed. The ground shook and took everything down," said Syad Hassan, pointing toward the peaks surrounding the valley road.

    The quake killed at least 65 people in his home village of Namala and three neighboring hamlets, he said, but no aid had been provided to them.

    "All the government people, the press people, they are just driving past," he said.

    Kashmir's finance minister, Muzaffar Hussain Baig, said the government was doing its best.

    "The quake caused a lot of damage to infrastructure and communication. And the weather also became bad, which hampered relief temporarily," he said, referring to heavy overnight rains.

    Mud, debris and knee-high slush from landslides blocked roads, cutting off many remote villages.

    Baig said the government had canceled vacations of officials, especially doctors, to bolster relief efforts.

    "There might be some places where delays have occurred, but officials are also humans," he said.

    Teams of doctors and Red Cross volunteers were traveling by road and on foot to remote areas in the mountains to provide emergency medical care, said Bakaya, the chief secretary.

    The assurances made little difference to Farid Khan, a farmer in Jabla, a village about 70 miles north of Srinagar visited by an Associated Press correspondent.

    "No one has come to help us," Khan said. "Yesterday, we buried 20 people in the village, including my five-year-old daughter. We don't know how many more people are lying under the debris."

    Khan watched helplessly as his wife writhed in pain on a cot nearby, her ribs broken when their home collapsed.

  • #2
    There is no question in my mind that this was Larry Pleau's fault.


    • #3
      I blame Nagin and Blanco for this.
      “I’ve always stated, ‘I’m a Missouri Tiger,’” Anderson said March 13 after Arkansas fired John Pelphrey, adding, “I’m excited about what’s taking place here.”

      Asked then if he would talk to his players about the situation, he said, “They know me, and that’s where the trust comes in.


      • #4
        I'm pretty sure it's the fault of the U.S.
        RIP Chris Jones 1971-2009
        You'll never be forgotten.


        • #5
          QUOTE(JWB @ Oct 9 2005, 04:08 PM) Quoted post

          I'm pretty sure it's the fault of the U.S.

          Well, the Republicans anyway...
          Go Cards ...12 in 13.


          • #6
            Before it's all said and done, we'll (the US) be blamed for something over there.


            • #7
              QUOTE(Damon @ Oct 9 2005, 05:46 PM) Quoted post

              Before it's all said and done, we'll (the US) be blamed for something over there.

              Which is why I think we should position ourselves to blame Pleau...


              • #8
                I wonder if the Japanese mafia guided the earthquake over there using a Russian made system.


                • #9
                  If you listen to Pat Robertson, God is to blame...


                  Robertson: Disasters point to 2nd Coming
                  Evangelist observes quakes, hurricanes 'starting to hit with amazing regularity'

                  By Joe Kovacs
                  © 2005

                  Pat Robertson

                  This weekend's catastrophic earthquake in South Asia in the wake of recent U.S. hurricanes and December's tsunami is catching the eye of televangelist Pat Robertson, who says we "might be" in the End Times described in the Bible.

                  "These things are starting to hit with amazing regularity," Robertson said on CNN's "Late Edition."

                  Robertson, a former GOP presidential candidate and host of the "700 Club" daily Christian TV show, noted, "If you read back in the Bible, the letter of the apostle Paul to the church of Thessalonia, he said that in the latter days before the end of the age that the Earth would be caught up in what he called the birth pangs of a new order. And for anybody who knows what it's like to have a wife going into labor, you know how these labor pains begin to hit. I don't have any special word that says this is that, but it could be suspiciously like that."

                  "What was called the blessed hope of the Bible is that one day Jesus Christ would come back again, start a whole new era, that this world order that we know would change into something that would be wonderful that we'd call the millennium," he continued. "And before that good time comes there will be some difficult days and there will be likened to what a woman goes through in labor just before she brings forth a child."

                  When asked if the world was approaching that moment, Robertson said, "It's possible. I don't have any special revelation to say it is but the Bible does indicate such a time will happen in the end of time. And could this be it? It might be."

                  Hurricane Katrina left more than 1,200 people dead in the Gulf Coast region of the U.S., while the rising death toll from this weekend's earthquake in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India is in the 30,000 range. Dec. 26, some 275,000 people lost their lives from a tsunami sparked by an undersea earthquake in the Indian Ocean.

                  Some New Testament verses often cited by Christians regarding signs of the end of this present age before the return of Jesus to Earth include:

                  "For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows." (Matthew 24:7-8)

                  "And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;" (Luke 21:25).
                  Robertson isn't the only one raising the End Times issue, as author and WorldNetDaily columnist Hal Lindsey has weighed in.

                  "It seems clear that the prophetic times I have been expecting for decades have finally arrived. And even worse, it appears that the judgment of America has begun," Lindsey said on the Sept. 9 broadcast of the "International Intelligence Briefing" on the Trinity Broadcasting Network. "I warn continually that the last days lineup of world powers does not include anything resembling the United States of America. Instead, a revived Roman Empire in Europe is to rule the West, and then the world. "

                  As WND reported last month, Robertson suggested the assassination of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez.

                  "We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability," he said, but later backed away from the suggestion of assassination after an uproar of criticism.

                  But he revisited his concerns about Chavez today, telling CNN, "The truth is, this man is setting up a Marxist-type dictatorship in Venezuela, he's trying to spread Marxism throughout South America, he's negotiating with the Iranians to get nuclear material and he also sent 1.2 million dollars in cash to Osama bin Laden right after 9-11."

                  "I apologized and I said I will be praying for him, but one day we will be staring nuclear weapons and it won't be [Hurricane] Katrina facing New Orleans, it's going to be a Venezuelan nuke," Robertson said.

                  When asked where he got the information about cash going from Chavez to bin Laden, Robertson said it was from "sources."

                  "That's what I was told. And I know he sent a warm, congratulatory letter to Carlos the Jackal. He's a friend of Moammar Gadhafi. He's made common cause with these people who are considered terrorists."
                  “I’ve always stated, ‘I’m a Missouri Tiger,’” Anderson said March 13 after Arkansas fired John Pelphrey, adding, “I’m excited about what’s taking place here.”

                  Asked then if he would talk to his players about the situation, he said, “They know me, and that’s where the trust comes in.


                  • #10
                    Fuck Pat Robertson.


                    • #11
                      I can remember Pat Robertson saying the End Times were here back in 1979 when the Russians invaded Afghanistan
                      Go Cards ...12 in 13.