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'They've lost control':French claim Japan is hiding full scale of nuclear disaster
Daily Mail UK ^ | Last updated at 3:05 PM on 16th March 2011 UK | By David Derbyshire

Posted on 03/16/2011 8:15:55 AM PDT by Red Badger

Japan's stricken nuclear power plant was abandoned for hours today, as soaring radiation forced emergency workers to flee for their lives and authorities were reduced to spraying reactors with police water cannons.

All 50 emergency workers who had been fighting to keep overheating reactors cool were this morning pulled back 500 yards from the complex as radiation levels became too dangerous.

And in an extraordinary attack, the French government accused the Japanese of losing control of the situation and hiding the full scale of the disaster.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Japan
KEYWORDS: earthquake; france; french; fukushima; japan; nuclear; tsunami
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1 posted on 03/16/2011 8:16:03 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

Or, maybe they just don’t surrender as quickly as the French?


2 posted on 03/16/2011 8:17:36 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Red Badger

Just to stir the pot a bit.

Canada regulator reports water leak at nuclear plant

http://af.reuters.com/article/energyOilNews/idAFN1610498020110316?sp=true


3 posted on 03/16/2011 8:17:43 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Red Badger

Do we have American "0" Presidential leadership here?

I guess I've answered my own question.

4 posted on 03/16/2011 8:19:09 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Show me what Obama brought that was new and there you will find things only radical and destructive.)
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To: Red Badger

Stocks took a dive on this news. Bernake and the Feds are buying whatever they have to in order to hold 1275 on the S&P. Wish I knew what stocks they are buying at the PPT.


5 posted on 03/16/2011 8:19:44 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: Red Badger

I’m sure the French are on the front line reporting the action...


6 posted on 03/16/2011 8:20:24 AM PDT by JohnLongIsland (time to get out of ny => 110 days and counting...)
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To: LibFreeUSA

Either way you answer this, you are CORRECT!


7 posted on 03/16/2011 8:20:36 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Show me what Obama brought that was new and there you will find things only radical and destructive.)
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To: screaminsunshine

Do we have American “0” Presidential leadership here?
He didn’t sign up for this kind of world problems.


8 posted on 03/16/2011 8:21:37 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: Red Badger

I see that Japan isn’t surrendering fast enough to suit the French. Didn’t they already move all of their people off the island?


9 posted on 03/16/2011 8:21:54 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: LibFreeUSA

The sad part is that he is making Bill Clinton look like a great president.


10 posted on 03/16/2011 8:22:41 AM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: LibFreeUSA

The sad part is that he is making Bill Clinton look like a great president.


11 posted on 03/16/2011 8:22:50 AM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: scooby321
"He didn’t sign up for this kind of world problems."

Bush's Fault.
12 posted on 03/16/2011 8:25:23 AM PDT by askrenr (HOOAH! It's an Army thing.)
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To: Red Badger

Sounds like the French are saying that Japan needs to admit defeat. When the going gets tough, the French surrender.


13 posted on 03/16/2011 8:25:28 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (It's good to know by removing the effects of food and fuel inflation, my paycheck won't suffer.../s)
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To: scooby321

We are going in to a Depression. We will not make 2 more years with Obama in charge. No way. No how.


14 posted on 03/16/2011 8:26:30 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: Red Badger

Has the GOJ asked the French for help?

Or just experts from the home of the brave...?

Surely the french who built a weapons grade reactor for Saddam Hussein in the 80’s are well versed in preventing every possible nuclear disaster


15 posted on 03/16/2011 8:26:42 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Red Badger

http://yaleman.org/gallery2/v/2007/how+to+make+your+own+french+flag.jpeg.html


16 posted on 03/16/2011 8:28:18 AM PDT by johnandrhonda (have you hugged your banjo today?)
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To: screaminsunshine

I’m not giving up, NEVER!


17 posted on 03/16/2011 8:28:18 AM PDT by A. Morgan
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To: Puppage

Call me crazy, but the French MIGHT know what they are talking about on that. Something like 80% of their electricity is generated from nuclear power.

It is one of the only things I agree with them on. That, and when they blew up that damn Greenpeace ship years ago.


18 posted on 03/16/2011 8:30:33 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: A. Morgan

Give up what? There is no way out of the economic box we are in. No way out. If there is...What?


19 posted on 03/16/2011 8:31:05 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: Red Badger

Amazing. The sissy French are willing to say what the big-eared little kid in the playhouse is incapable of saying.


20 posted on 03/16/2011 8:35:56 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: screaminsunshine
"We are going in to a Depression. We will not make 2 more years with Obama in charge. No way. No how."

Stop harshing my mellow. There is always hope, like Sarkozy/2012.....oh wait....

21 posted on 03/16/2011 8:36:46 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: luckystarmom
Roger that.

BO has got to be pretty bad, to make Seasoned FReepers long for the halcyon days of Bill Clinton.

22 posted on 03/16/2011 8:38:36 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Windflier

I don’t get all this French bashing, the French are the only western nation showing ANY leadership today.


23 posted on 03/16/2011 8:40:30 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: Constitution Day
Something like 80% of their electricity is generated from nuclear power.

You're absolutely correct.

24 posted on 03/16/2011 8:42:39 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Red Badger

And “The French” have a hotline connected directly to the Fukashima reactor, right?


25 posted on 03/16/2011 8:44:31 AM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: luckystarmom
The sad part is that he is making Bill Clinton look like a great president.

I hear ya. I would take the Klintoon over this hoser any day. Sad. State. Of. Affairs.

26 posted on 03/16/2011 8:50:41 AM PDT by mancini
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To: LibFreeUSA

The US has a weak, equivocating and ineffectual President whose OWN lack of substance, credentials, experience, vision or moral character have defined the current administration.

Japan is enduring the worst possible economic, humanitarian and political disaster right now… and unfortunately FOR THEM, America is NOT up to fighting form.

The America of old…the America whose voters were unselfish and wise enough to spot a counterfeit from the giddy up-I say, THIS America has forfeit it’s integrity for a radical, self-serving populist smuggled into American politics through the back door and posturing as a leader!

If “O” COULD assist or lead, he would have demonstrated THAT ability HERE and long since on less earth shattering issues than nuclear holocaust and the attending humanitarian debacle.

This country is adrift, like a ship without a rudder. Elections DO have consequences!!


27 posted on 03/16/2011 8:51:38 AM PDT by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: SMARTY
Agreed every asset we have in the Pacific should be racing to Japan to render what every aid is possible. 140,000 people are trapped in their homes by radiation. Why are we not helping evacuate them?
28 posted on 03/16/2011 9:00:25 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: Puppage

There was a nuclear engineering professor from N.C. State on a local radio show yesterday and he quoted that figure.

This French claim was discussed and he did not know any more about it than is being talked about here, but did mention their expertise in the industry.


29 posted on 03/16/2011 9:00:39 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: jpsb
Some of the survivors of the Tsunami have no home to be trapped in. That is a truly deplorable situation. I can't comprehend why no one has been able to airlift aid to them or air lift them OUT!!!

For Ch&^%$ sake, what does it mean to BE the the strongest, wealthiest national entity in the known universe, if you can't even manage an airlift....and after how many days now??

30 posted on 03/16/2011 9:08:10 AM PDT by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: SMARTY

I’m no fan of W, but the contrast with how he would have handled Japan, Libya, etc., is stark. Japan is our best and most important allie in that hemisphere, and is as good as a member of the Anglosphere. W would have been on the phone with other world leaders for hours and hours. There would have been a dramatic, coordinated response.


31 posted on 03/16/2011 9:15:03 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

*ally*


32 posted on 03/16/2011 9:16:14 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: SMARTY

Also, I think before media managed to weaken our shadow president (Sarah Palin) she would have shamed and rallied our pols to take greater action.


33 posted on 03/16/2011 9:17:33 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker
W would have been on the phone with other world leaders for hours and hours. There would have been a dramatic, coordinated response.

Sure, if this were Haiti, a nation totally incapable of taking care of itself, but this is Japan, one of the richest nations on Earth, they are capable of managing. They have asked for assistance from other countries, and it has been given, there really isn't much else to be done from outside, the Japanese are going to have to solve their own problems. Sure we're there to help, but the US and the EU doesn't have to run the show.

34 posted on 03/16/2011 9:20:00 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Red Badger

“Pant operator”? Is that like a seat-of-your-pants operator?


35 posted on 03/16/2011 9:21:11 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker
“O” is and has always been in a ‘bunker mentality’ since he was elected. Not putting a foot wrong and aligning himself for the ‘next term’ is his primary and sole focus.

CYA is demanding and all consuming. It does not leave much energy or incentive for ‘leadership’ AND it is NO substitute FOR leadership.

“O” wants to walk away from this Presidency with a halo. Nevermind that he will have accomplished NOTHING. (Actually, since he didn't enter the WH with a halo, this will be tough...hee hee)

36 posted on 03/16/2011 9:23:13 AM PDT by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: luckystarmom

I said it when this Bozo got elected, he is so absolutely and completely inept that he will make CARTER look like a great president.. and he is well on his way to doing that.


37 posted on 03/16/2011 9:29:37 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Red Badger

38 posted on 03/16/2011 9:32:54 AM PDT by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: dfwgator

Here, IMO, is a pretty good take on what more should be done:

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2011/03/15/what-aid-makes-sense-for-japan/an-important-for-us-military-forces-in-japan

The issue is getting time-sensitive resources where they are needed.


39 posted on 03/16/2011 9:41:56 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: jpsb
How quickly we forget.

During the Revolution, American soldiers wore French shoes, trousers, and overcoats, carried French muskets, powder and shot, used French artillery, and were supported by a French Army that outmaneuvered the British. A French fleet prevented British reinforcements to Yorktown. Not to mention the money. Lafayette, Rochambeau, deGrasse ... without'em it could have easily gone the other way. Etc. etc. Lay off the Frogs. They have had their ups and downs, and can be very silly, but when it really really counted, they bailed our collective asses and other livestock out.

40 posted on 03/16/2011 9:47:32 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (America might survive Obama. But it cannot survive the kind of people who vote for him.)
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To: jpsb
I don’t get all this French bashing, the French are the only western nation showing ANY leadership today.

I don't know why you don't get it. The French are reverting to form, and leaving the field, right in the thick of the battle, while the Japanese, the Americans, and others stay behind to fight.

That's "leadership"?

41 posted on 03/16/2011 10:16:26 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: scooby321

It’s above his pay grade.


42 posted on 03/16/2011 11:36:12 AM PDT by Red6
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To: 9YearLurker
What should be done as a contingency is moving portable concrete plants and pumps to the site along with massive amounts of cement. Presumably they can get sand from the beach but I don't know that for sure. Certainly they can get water from the ocean.

Actually this should have begun already. Hopefully it has.

43 posted on 03/16/2011 11:42:00 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: scooby321

Above his pay grade...


44 posted on 03/16/2011 12:19:05 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: scooby321

Above his pay grade...


45 posted on 03/16/2011 12:19:10 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: Red Badger

“french government”?

Really, who?

Or is this some French professor at the grey poupon school of mathematical theories....

I’d be very surprised if it turns out this is an official and sanctioned response authorized by France. Pretty stupid to stick your nose into a situation where you are nowhere near, cannot see for yourself.

Japan is a big boy country, they are not stupid, nor do they need the hand wringing of the French, Brits, or Americans, etc...

In fact, Japan is probably just about the best country on earth to get it right. I admire them more each day.


46 posted on 03/16/2011 12:29:00 PM PDT by Professional
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To: Red Badger

Shows fully what Sarko is made of. All he can do is point fingers at the time of crisis.


47 posted on 03/16/2011 3:51:12 PM PDT by R4nd0m
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To: Kenny Bunk

Not to mention the assistance that Jean Lafitte rendered to the US at the Battle of New Orleans.

As a defender of Frog Honor you might be interested in the Battle of Bir Hakeim, where the Frenchies did themselves proud by stopping the mighty Rommel in his tracks:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bir_Hakeim


48 posted on 03/16/2011 7:16:10 PM PDT by Pelham (California, Mexico's most recent colony.)
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To: Pelham

Mon ami Pelham, you have earned a ride in my Renault Dauphine.


49 posted on 03/17/2011 6:33:39 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (America might survive Obama. But it cannot survive the kind of people who vote for him.)
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To: Kenny Bunk

The Renault Dauphine, magnificent in its slowness.

I was always partial to the Deux Chaveaux.


50 posted on 03/17/2011 8:14:11 PM PDT by Pelham (California, Mexico's most recent colony.)
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