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Posted on 08/18/2010 3:06:53 AM PDT by Scanian
Thirty-five million Americans as homeless refugees: That would be a disaster proportionate to the horrific -- and worsening -- situation in Pakistan.
This time, that forlorn country isn't threatened by Islamist terror, but by Mother Nature. Two weeks of flooding, with more rain on the way, have made refugees of 20 million Pakistanis.
Try to grasp that number. Twenty million people, overwhelmingly poor, have lost their homes, their slight "wealth" and their livelihoods. Thousands have died.
And international aid groups estimate that 3.5 million children are at mortal risk from diseases spread by polluted water and poor sanitation. Think cholera, typhoid, dysentery and common diarrhea -- the latter a killer among children in the developing world.
The Pakistani government has been mum about cholera cases, but aid workers report scattered deaths. That's how it starts.
The deluge has inundated about 100,000 square miles -- leaving thousands of hamlets, villages and towns underwater or swept away entirely. It's the worst flooding in the region in at least 80 years.
This makes Hurricane Katrina look like a thunderstorm.
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Sad yes and tragic and I hope they recover.....But Americans need jobs and growth. We need a president. That’s my major concern.
It is hard to feel for these duplicitious bastards.
I second that.
I’m more concerned about real Americans.
Women and children living in mud huts on the countryside are "duplicitious bastards?"
Don’t damn the everyday citizen for the sins of their political class.
No more deserving this nightmare than our own every day hardworking citizens at the mercy of our own political class.
Many of those “families” regularly sell their children off to the madarsahs for monetary payments. The children are then trained to become terrorists.
Ajmal Kasab who went from Pakistan to India, to commit the Mumbai attacks in 2008, had a similar history. His father sold him to a Muslim group in Pakistan for about 10,000 dollars.
Muslims, rich or poor, are a potent threat. It’s a sad reality, in turn the result of tolerating a barbaric, primitive ideology, and enthusiastically doing business with its promoters, to this day.
The reward for Osama bin Laden is $50 million, I think. That would go a loooong way towards to the clean up, doncha think?
And, of course, I’m sure their Muslim brothers will open their hearts and bank accounts to aid them.
Amazing how often Muslim majority nations regularly get whomped by Mother Nature, isn’t it?
There's nothing more sickening than a pandering liberal writer. They have all the character of slime mold.
My give a damn is busted.
Seems to me that Allah might be trying to send them all a message.....
“Amazing how often Muslim majority nations regularly get whomped by Mother Nature, isnt it?”
I always think the exact same thing.
Too bad, Pakistan.
You’ve been peeing on our feet,
Telling us it’s rain...
Now you have real rain,
Nobody raises a hand.
Sucks to be you, Champ...
It is amazing - Indonesia being the most startling example.
I suggest they redirect the 100 million for the September 11th Victory Mosque to help their fellow man.
and what Muslim countries are rushing to provide aid?
(sound of crickets.......................)
RE:#16. GOOD IDEA!
Recall the tsunami that hit Indonesia? US Navy there on the scene BEFORE the Indonesian Navy, and Indonesia is a f’ing island!!!
Karma is a harsh mistress. Please, allow me to play the worlds smallest violin.