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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.
What I recall most about the tsunami in Indonesia was shaking my head at the EXTREME generosity of Americans - both privately and with their tax dollars. Tons of money and aid to a population that, for the most part, would kill Americans just as soon as look at them.
I wonder - if you were to talk to the man on the street in Indonesia today, would they speak highly of America? Would they pour out their gratitude?
Just wondering where the nukes are??
I recall pic of US Marine handing MREs to a muslim refugee wearing an Osama t-shirt! That about says it all.
It is of course the will of God
Worry not for the millions. They are in Allah’s hands
Allah is obviously not happy with Pakistan.
Well, at least Pakistan has nuclear weapons, F-16’s, send their rich kids to American schools, and tin cups for billions in aid for it’s military and elite to rip off.
Is Allah angry?? Maybe, if it didn’t hit the Taliban area. The Taliban Mullahs will say the people who are against them have brought this upon themselves for not supporting them.
A few years back there was a huge earthquake there. Americans were the first to the scene with money, aid, supplies, food and, after we rescued the people, they pretty much spit on us by killing our soldiers and openly stating their hatred of us. We did our share, let the rest of the world come to their aid.
I don’t think Mother Nature singles out Muzzies. I just think they’re incredibly bad at responding to her attentions.
No humanitarian aid to muslim countries
I’m OK with helping the Christians there.
If the Pakis aren’t going to be grateful, let their fellow Muslims aid them. No point in helping people who are going to send their children to kill us.
I pray that all Pakistanis might find Christ.
I'm sure the muzzies see the construction of the al-Osama Mosque and September 11 Victory Center as a project issued by their moon god. Their fellow vermin may die by the tens of millions, but it won't matter. It's "allah's will."
Sure is. And it’s also amazing how so much of the resulting petrodollars has ended up in the Swiss bank account of the rulers and how little of it has gone to educating the citizens and building the infrastructure of those nations.
If, instead of stealing everything they could get their oh-so pious Islamic fingers on, the leaders of the Islamic world had invested their nations’ wealth productively, they could most likely have shrugged off these disasters with relative ease.
I find it very hard to feel much in the way of sympathy for Pakistan.
There are plenty of ultra-rich Muslims that could be coming to their aid, but won’t.
Certainly not all, but enough of those “ordinary people” were amongst those dancing in the streets and celebrating when innocent people were making the horrendous decision to either be burned alive or jump to their deaths from the World Trade Center. These “ordinary people” have amongst them those who dress their babies in suicide bomber gear and commemorate the event by taking pictures of them to be used as motivation and propaganda for their future martyrdom while taking out innocent Israelis and others with them when they detonate. It’s too bad we don’t have a crystal ball to tell us which ones are which.
Yes, instead of building a mosque near the site of Muslim “victory” near the scene of the crime, why don’t they instead donate that money to their fellow Muslims inmtheir time of need?
I forget the name, but one of their former leaders said something to the effect that they would eat grass and leaves if they had to in order to become a nuclear power. Well here’s a good time to stand by that resolution.
Right -- where's that Saudi royal family, with all its billions, whose Wahabbist fanatics have been radicalizing the Sunnis over there?
Helping muslims gets us nowhere -- we've been down that road WAY too many times. Giving them aid is pointless, because no matter what, you are the infidel and must be crushed. I say, let us take a pass this time. We're no longer the country we once were anyway, we can't afford it anymore.
Besides, any funding we give will only find its way either to Swiss bank accounts or into the hands of terrorists to purchase more weapons to kill more Americans and Israelis.
Anyway, Pakistan has a monsoon season every year, why aren’t they prepared for this flooding?
Wrong starting premise NY Post.
“Thirty-five million Americans as homeless refugees: That would be a disaster proportionate to the horrific — and worsening — situation in Pakistan.”
With this administration, you must qualify the statement to Red State/ Blue State, as here in America Red States get no help either.
It’s Allah’s Will.
Remember the cyclone that hit Bangladesh ( formerly East Pakistan) decades ago..I think that 300,000+ were killed..no one had any idea of the actual number
1970. Upwards of 1/2 million dead.
You’re saying “drowning” like it’s a bad thing. Now only if you can say, “every muzzie in the world is drowning” then I might feel a twinge......... might.
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