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To: DoctorZIn
Anger rises following deadly quake

SMCCDI (Information Service)
Dec 26, 2003

Anger is rising against the Islamic republic regime following the deadly quake which jolt the historic southeastern City of Bam. Many Iranians are already blaming the regime for the lack of appropriate help and as the cold wave is expected to take more lives in the region with the start of night fall.

The few choppers, planes and tractors sent to the area, cut from neighboring cities, are judged to be unsufficient for the heavy task of rescuing thousands of wounded and many missing residents which have been trapped under the ruins or to transfer those laying in the streets to medical facilities.

The anger has increased especially as the hospitals of neighboring cities are refusing more patients and as the regime's President has issued formal orders banning any aid coming from outside of governmental networks by requesting the transfer of any popular aid to these entities known as to be corrupt.

Many Iranians are remembering the fraud which followed the Roodbar earth quake of the last decade and how most foreign aids were stolen by officials in order to be sold on the black market. Indeed, many of the materials sent especially by the US, such as, medicines and tents were seen later as being sold in Tehran's streets while thousands died due to lack of the same necessary materials in the Roodbar region.

http://www.daneshjoo.org/generalnews/article/publish/article_4205.shtml
19 posted on 12/26/2003 10:04:26 AM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are free, we shall all be Iranians!)
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