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  • 'Black Lives Matter' movement arrives in Israel

    08/01/2016 4:07:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    INN ^ | 07/31/16 22:38 | David Rosenberg
    A delegation from the radical “Black Lives Matter” movement arrived in Israel last week to promote what the group called “the fight for dignity, justice and freedom”. […] During the trip to Israel, the BLM delegation participated in a raucous anti-Israel protest in the Samarian village of Bilin, near Modi’in Illit. Two Arab protesters were taken into custody during the event, the Bethlehem-based Ma’an reported. The BLM delegation in Israel highlighted the movement’s international goals, expressing its opposition to what it described as the “genocide” of Palestinian Arabs at the hands of “Zionist vigilantes”, as well as capitalism, and the...
  • Decision to Blow up US Citizen With Robot Was Improvised in Less Than 20 Minutes

    07/13/2016 9:49:10 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 131 replies
    A hotly-contested decision by law enforcement to use a drone robot to blow up a U.S. citizen, who allegedly carried out the murders of five police officers in Dallas, just got exponentially more controversial—because, according to Dallas Police Chief David Brown, the “whole idea was improvised in about 15 to 20 minutes.” Already igniting fury around the country for neglecting any semblance of due process, the use of the “Remotec model F-5” to deliver a pound of C-4 explosive to decimate suspected shooter Micah Xavier Johnson as he targeted police in a sniper-style attack, has been revealed by the police...
  • Man shot, killed outside BAM Nightclub in Fort Lauderdale

    11/25/2015 6:33:13 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    WPLG ^ | November 25, 2015 | Yelena Orrelly
    A woman who said she was the grandmother of the victim's children identified him as Joshua Rogers, 27. She told Local 10 News Rogers had been shot twice before Wednesday's fatal shooting. Deputies have not confirmed his identity.
  • Famed Chef Emeril Lagasse Says Obama May Drive Him Broke

    09/26/2014 12:53:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | September 25, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    Famed chef Emeril Lagasse says that it’s becoming all but impossible to be a successful restaurateur in America today. The government just gets in the way too much. Lagasse specifically singled out the current president’s policies. “It’s becoming a very challenging industry to become a very successful average restaurateur,” continued Lagasse. “I can’t charge $300 a person in my restaurant or I would not be in business. Am I using any different ingredients? Not really. Am I using any caliber of service staff? I don’t think so. I think our service is as good or better than most places.” “And...
  • Obama Says “BAM” – The Brain Activity Map

    03/17/2013 12:42:20 PM PDT · by Cvengr · 14 replies
    Obama has consistently created history, and he did so once again. Brain Activity Map (BAM) is a project that aims to map each neuronal activity and connection in the human brain. The project ever since Obama compared it to the Human Genome Project at his State of union address is widely believed to have garnered funding by the US federal government. The ballpark figure that the Obama administration will allocate to this ambitious project is thought to cross over into a few billion dollars. BAM was first proposed in September 2011 by the Kavli Foundation while they sought to bring...
  • Romney super PAC goes up in PA (Expanding the map!)

    10/29/2012 7:31:07 AM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/29/12 | Jonathan Martin
    Mitt Romney’s super PAC, Restore our Future, is launching an 11th-hour ad blitz in Pennsylvania, POLITICO has learned. ROF is going up Tuesday with a $2.1 million ad buy across every Pennsylvania market, including pricey Philadelphia. The group will air a spot, “New Normal,” that lashes President Obama on the economy and is already up in other parts of the country. The late push for Pennsylvania comes as some internal GOP polling has shown the always-elusive Keystone State to be within a few points.
  • MILITARY: Female Marines to get combat assignments

    04/24/2012 2:26:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 116 replies
    NC Times ^ | April 24, 2012 | Mark Walker
    The Marine Corps said Tuesday that it is taking another step toward allowing women to serve in combat roles. Gen. James Amos, Marine Corps commandant, said selected groups of female Marines will get combat unit assignments later this year as part of a study on the appropriateness of women on the battlefield. Amos announced the initiative in a message posted on a service website. The program calls for assigning women officers, gunnery sergeants and staff sergeants to combat artillery, tank, amphibious, engineer and assault units. Current law restricts women from serving in direct combat in all but a few assignments,...
  • Bam Press Conference Analysis

    03/12/2011 5:45:29 AM PST · by Son House · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | March 11, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I just listened to a little bit of Obama's press conference opening spreading his "calm" on the troubled waters between here and Japan, and he pointed out that we are at one with the Japanese people. The American people, through him, offer our condolences, and we will do anything. He said we're sending an aircraft carrier over there to help them. He didn't identify the aircraft carrier. I happen to know which one it is. It's the USS Ronald Reagan. Obama didn't identify it. I don't know if that was purposeful or a faux pas or he thought it...
  • Shooter: Victim Threatened Group, Had Weapon(KY)

    08/24/2010 5:26:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies · 1+ views ^ | 23 August, 2010 | Kristen Drew
    SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. -- A Bullitt County man who shot and killed another man is speaking out. The shooting happened Friday night in the parking lot of the Northside Apartments in Shepherdsville. The victim's family said the victim was shot for no reason, but the man who fired said it was self-defense. "He says that we said stuff to his mom, but we didn't," the shooter's wife, Alice Morris, said. Alice and David Morris said that's when victim Charles Pearl stopped his vehicle and approached their picnic table, swinging a tire iron in his hand. "He said, 'That doesn't scare me....
  • Obama strikes back at budget critics

    02/28/2009 1:04:10 PM PST · by topfile · 178 replies · 6,188+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, February 28, 2009 | Jon Ward
    President Obama on Saturday struck back aggressively at critics of his $3.6 trillion budget proposal, casting himself as a populist crusader whose "sweeping change" has angered Washington's entrenched special interests, and promised to fight them. "I realize that passing this budget won't be easy. Because it represents real and dramatic change, it also represents a threat to the status quo in Washington," Mr. Obama said in his weekly video and radio address. Mr. Obama's language was combative and confrontational, as he promised to fight for "American families." "I know these steps won't sit well with the special interests and lobbyists...
  • 70-year-old Elyria woman fights off 4 robbers with Emeril Lagasse pan: Bam!

    02/27/2009 12:54:16 PM PST · by DemforBush · 30 replies · 1,050+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 2/27/09 | Michael Sangiacomo
    ELYRIA — The 70-year-old wife of a Lorain County Family Court judge meted out a little domestic justice of her own Tuesday afternoon when she fought off four robbers with her favorite saucepan. Ellen Basinski refused to be intimidated by a man and three boys who forced their way into her house on Columbus Street and demanded money. "One of them picked up my purse and just dumped it out," she said Wednesday. "Now, my purse is like Fibber McGee's closet, it's got everything in there. I got very angry." Before she even gave much thought about what she should...
  • BAM or BAMster for Obama?

    01/14/2009 8:01:53 AM PST · by GeorgiaGuy · 26 replies · 2,222+ views
    Rush refers to Obama as BAM or BAMster. Where do those words come from? They're not his initials. Are they just a nickname? Thanks.
  • 20,000 Pound "Bus" To Hit Earth "Dead Pool"

    01/28/2008 6:07:19 AM PST · by Doc Savage · 61 replies · 345+ views
    January 28, 2008 | Doc Savage
    Take your best guess as to where the 20,000 spy satellite (big as a bus!) will crash to earth. Winner gets lunch with Hillary. My guess... 1. SuperBowl Halftime!
  • Lost Achaemenid City Rising from Bam Historic Site

    12/18/2006 2:50:05 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 500+ views
    CHN Press ^ | 12-18-2006
    Lost Achaemenid City Rising from Bam Historic Site Bam Citadel, Kerman province where the Achaemenid city of Paishiyauvada was found Discovery of the Achaemenid city of Nashirmeh in the historic site of Bam has called to challenge the political history of the early Achaemenid era as the city had previously been expected to have been the same as Pasargadae, thereby disproving the theory that suggested Darius the Great was a usurper who occupied the throne. Tehran, 18 December 2006 (CHN Foreign Desk) -- Studies by a team of archeologists from Bam Archeological Research Institute led into discovery of a vast...
  • America Supports You: Emeril Sponsors Military-Only Cooking Contest

    09/22/2006 4:42:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 460+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Ashley Farrell
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2006 – If you’re currently a chef on active duty in the Armed Forces, TV cooking-show icon Emeril Lagasse wants your favorite recipe. Emeril is looking for a military chef who has the right recipe and knows how to use it. Any military chef who has a favorite dish can enter the first ever Military-Only Emeril Cooking Contest. Recipes ranging from jambalaya or marinated steak to specialty pies and appetizers all have a chance of winning. “I have great respect for our men and women who serve in the military,” Emeril said. “I also understand the challenges...
  • Historic Bam now desolate and drug-ridden [Bam, Iran]

    05/13/2006 2:52:00 AM PDT · by familyop · 38 replies · 1,448+ views
    <p>BAM: It was once an oasis famous for its dates and ancient Persian heritage. Now, amid a desolate landscape of rubble and wrecked buildings, Bam is a byword for drug abuse and an AIDS problem that threatens to become an epidemic.</p>
  • Freeper Kitchen: All I Need to Know I Learned From Emeril

    08/08/2005 9:25:21 AM PDT · by HungarianGypsy · 86 replies · 1,725+ views
    Yesterday I watched Food TV. Emeril had the winners of his Italian cuisine contest on. Wow! There were some yummy dishes on there. One I need to make next week is a dish called Chicken Meatball Soup. Wine lovers will love it because you can use wine liberally in this dish. There is a newsletter I would like to recommend. I have subscribed to it for years. It's called Real Food for Real People. You can take a look at the site for it at
  • Italians on the Way to Rescue Bam (Fortress in Iran)

    07/28/2005 7:30:42 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 17 replies · 639+ views
    Italians on the Way to Rescue Bam Allocating a 400-thousand-dollar fund and dispatching a team of experts, Italy is going to maintain its prominent role as one of Iranian principal partners in Bam rescue project. Tehran – 26 July, 2005 (CHN) – A team of Italian experts will come to Iran next week to negotiate with the officials of Bam rescue project for starting their activities on one of the castle’s tower. Bam citadel, which dates back to 2 thousand years ago, is one of the biggest complexes in the world made of adobe bricks that was ruined almost up...
  • Life in an opium haze for city in terror after forgotten quake

    07/03/2005 6:00:02 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 472+ views
    Times Online ^ | June 23, 2005 | Antony Loyd
    Survivors of the disaster in Bam are reluctanct to rebuild their lives CHILDREN wake at night screaming from dreams and charge around the confines of the prefab container not knowing where they are. By day the family are so insecure that they are afraid to leave the room. They fear returning to a house in case the roof falls in. Anyway, they cannot find reliable workers to rebuild their home because so many are opium addicts. “Whenever we get some labourers round the first thing they ask is, ‘Where’s the nearest dealer and have you got some gas for the...
  • 11 days in Iran - An American recalls her journey to Iran

    07/03/2005 5:50:04 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 20 replies · 1,235+ views ^ | March 2005 | Donna Jo Napoli
    I recently returned from eleven days in Iran. Before I went, friends told me I was crazy to go. They said I'd meet a lot of anti-American hostility. I'd be in danger, even. I met zero hostility. I don't want this article to become a list of what Iran isn't. That reminds me too much of my first interests in the country. I write fiction books for children and young adults. In 1999, I decided to write the tale of Beauty and the Beast from the lion's point of view. My searching through older versions of the story led to...
  • Texas Ranger pitcher Kenny Rodgers attacks reporters. Breaking..

    06/29/2005 4:41:53 PM PDT · by No Blue States · 103 replies · 5,395+ views
    dfw local news | 6-29-05 | self
    Breaking in DFW, Texas Rangers Pitcher Kenny Rodgers attacks Fox Reporter and others. Did anyone in the DFW area just see it on the news? Reporters have the right to be on the field.. He totally lost his cool. One reporter left on a stretcher. Charges will be filed.
  • The Mystery of Illegal Immigration: My Theory as to why both parties are shirking the duty.

    06/19/2005 12:06:58 AM PDT · by Mr.Haas · 66 replies · 1,292+ views
    06/19/05 | Tom Haas
    Before I begin explaining my theory, can we all agree that illegal immigration is a problem that most Americans (even liberals are against it, most of the time) disagree with? I voted for G.W. Bush for his second term because I was most certain that such a "conservative" President would do us all a favor and stop the 15 million illegal immigrants in our country, sneaking into our country at the rate of 3 million per year. After all, if homeland security is so important during this unprecedented magnitude of war, surely securing the borders should be at the top...
  • A year after quake, Iran city struggles to rise above the rubble

    01/04/2005 9:04:14 PM PST · by F14 Pilot · 408+ views
    CSMonitor ^ | Jan 4th, 05 | By Ramita Navai
    BAM, IRAN – The palm trees still rise from the Iranian desert in the oasis city of Bam. But their dusty leaves now overlook a shattered city, razed by a devastating earthquake that killed more than 30,000 people in 10 seconds. From a distance, not much seems to have changed since Dec. 26, 2003, the day of the 6.5 magnitude temblor. Collapsed buildings still line the streets. Those families who survived in the center of town have not returned. Caramel-colored dust coats everything. But out of the devastation, this city, once middle class, is slowly coming back to life. Gone...
  • Will donors pay up?

    01/04/2005 8:47:20 PM PST · by F14 Pilot · 10 replies · 424+ views
    National Post ^ | Steven Edwards and Araminta Wordsworth
    At the UN - Kofi Annan, the UN Secretary-General, warned yesterday that much of the US$2-billion promised in aid to tsunami victims is unlikely to materialize. He said past disasters have shown governments often fail to make good on their pledges. "If we go by past history, yes, I do have concern ... Mr. Annan told a news conference. He gave the example of the city of Bam, Iran, which was levelled by an earthquake on Dec. 26, 2003, exactly a year before the tsunami devastated countries around the Indian Ocean. Foreign governments and organizations promised US$1.1-billion in aid, but...
  • Coincidence! Major quake exactly 1 year ago: Asia killer tops 26,000 death toll of Bam shaker

    12/29/2004 1:22:35 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 6 replies · 502+ views ^ | Wednesday, December 29, 2004
    Wednesday, December 29, 2004 WHEN THE EARTH MOVESCoincidence! Major quake exactly 1 year agoAsia killer tops 26,000 death toll of Bam shaker also on Dec. 26Posted: December 29, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 Is it just a striking coincidence? The 9.0 killer earthquake in Asia that unleashed tsunamis killing tens of thousands followed exactly one year to the hour after the Bam, Iran, earthquake that killed 26,000. On Dec. 26, 2003, a 6.6 quake hit the ancient city of Bam in Iran. While the quake was much smaller than the one that struck near the island of Sumatra Sunday, its epicenter...
  • Sad Serb axes penis, then regrets decision

    12/11/2004 7:04:18 PM PST · by Ellesu · 68 replies · 1,007+ views
    BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro - A Serbian man was so depressed by his family’s dire financial situation that he cut off his penis with an ax, only to regret it afterwards and ask for help, Serbian media said Friday. The 30-year-old from the industrial town of Kragujevac in central Serbia was distraught by what he described as “the poverty and misery” around him, daily Kurir reported. “My wife is sick, and I can’t even buy medicine. My father, mother and I live from my father’s paltry salary,” the man was quoted as saying. “I saw no other way out, grabbed a rusty...
  • Argentine warship hits Brazil ship

    11/30/2004 4:03:02 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies · 1,035+ views
    Argentine warship hits Brazil ship From correspondents in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil December 1, 2004 AN Argentine warship inadvertently fired on a Brazilian frigate during joint naval exercises in the Atlantic Ocean, injuring five people, officials said. Four Brazilian sailors and an Argentine officer were hurt during live-fire training late on Monday night off the coast of Brazil near Cabo Frio, 125km north-east of Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Navy said. The accident happened when an Argentine warship fired a shot from one its canons, hitting the Brazilian frigate Rademaker. The five men were taken to a naval hospital in...
  • Bush Rejects Bin Laden Tape, Hits Kerry

    10/29/2004 5:46:57 PM PDT · by ambrose · 46 replies · 2,942+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/29
    Bush Rejects Bin Laden Tape, Hits Kerry Fri Oct 29, 2004 08:28 PM ET By Steve Holland COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - President Bush vowed on Friday the United States will not be intimidated by a pre-election warning from Osama Bin Laden and called Democrat John Kerry "shameful" for accusing him of bungling the search for the al Qaeda leader. The bin Laden tape eerily offered a flashback to the Sept. 11 events that changed Bush's presidency on a day he was recalling the emotions of the moment. It also served to remind Americans that the man Bush once wanted "dead...
  • Pakistan Says It Seized Americans Tied to Al Qaeda (6/13/2002)

    06/13/2002 6:16:02 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 12 replies · 818+ views
    New York Times ^ | Thursday, June 13, 2002 | By DEXTER FILKINS
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 12 — Several men believed to be American citizens have been taken into custody here during the past few weeks on suspicion of being linked to Al Qaeda, senior Pakistani officials said today. The Pakistani officials said most of the men had been picked up along with other suspected Al Qaeda and Taliban members in joint American-Pakistani raids in the country's remote tribal areas near the border with Afghanistan. They said they believe that the men form a disjointed network of disaffected Westerners who converted to Islam and have been drawn to militant causes, fighting alongside Al...

    06/13/2002 2:00:10 AM PDT · by kattracks · 2 replies · 269+ views
    New York Post ^ | 6/13/03 | BRIAN BLOMQUIST
    <p>WASHINGTON - An associate of alleged "dirty-bomb" plotter Jose Padilla is under arrest in Pakistan and has been grilled by the FBI, a Pakistani intelligence official said yesterday.</p> <p>The suspect was identified as Benjamin Ahmed Mohammed, the Pakistani official said, although FBI and CIA officials refused to confirm the report.</p>
  • Three months after deadly quake, Bam survivors turn on Iranian government

    04/02/2004 10:21:46 AM PST · by Eala · 6 replies · 178+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 4/02/2004 | Dan De Luce
    Bereaved, homeless and penniless, time is the one thing Pari has too much of. Three months on from the earthquake that killed her 10-year-old daughter and husband, and levelled her home, Pari sits in a dusty tent pitched by the side of the road. She has a steel plate in her cheek after being struck by falling bricks in the cataclysm and now has trouble opening her mouth to eat. She could not afford to travel to Tehran for a second operation. The synthetic fabric turns the tent into an oven as temperatures rise to 40C in the south-east desert....
  • Humanitarian Mission Shows America's Spirit

    01/09/2004 2:08:28 PM PST · by Ex-Dem · 4 replies · 139+ views ^ | January 9, 2004 | Capt. Nicholas J. Sabula
    AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar (AFPN) -- When I was notified about my Air Expeditionary Force Silver deployment in October, I knew I would be spending the holiday season, my birthday and my promotion away from my wife and miss sharing these cherished times with her. What I didn't know then was that I would have an opportunity to do something fulfilling we can both look back on proudly for years to come. Helping people is a great feeling, but helping a country in need is something I never expected to be involved with before taking part in a historic...
  • The West must read the meter in Bam and Tehran

    01/05/2004 2:00:13 PM PST · by KriegerGeist · 13 replies · 117+ views
    National Review Online ^ | Jan 5, 2004 | Michael Ledeen
    The West must read the meter in Bam and Tehran By Michael Ledeen | National Review Online | Jan 5, 2004 The Bam earthquake showed the Western world at its best (rescuers, doctors, money, medicine, and food poured into Iran) and the mullahcracy at its worst (no national leader dared set foot in the disaster zone for four days, and then only when the army and assorted thugs could protect the mullahs against the rage of the locals). When some Americans prepared to leave, they were begged to remain. The Iranians feel safer with us than with their own tyrants....
  • 97-year-old woman likely survived nine days in Iran earthquake in bed

    01/04/2004 10:32:50 AM PST · by Pan_Yans Wife · 7 replies · 202+ views ^ | January 4, 2004 | AP
    The 97-year-old woman rescued after nine days in the rubble of an earthquake appeared wrinkled and dry, but showed a big appetite Sunday. Officials said she likely survived because she was wrapped up in bed and had just gotten breakfast when the deadly quake shook Bam. "Please I'm hungry, I need food," Sharbanou Mazandarani was heard saying when an Associated Press photographer visited the field hospital where she is being treated. "For the Imam's sake, please give me some food." The death toll from the 6.6-magnitude quake rose to about 35,000, Brig. Gen. Hoseyn Fat'ahi of the Islamic Revolution Guards...
  • Iranian People Cheer U.S. Warming After Bam Quake

    01/04/2004 8:34:47 AM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 32 replies · 120+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 4, 2004 | Erik Kirschbaum
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - Ordinary Iranians are cheering a warming of diplomatic ties between Tehran and the United States brought on by the Bam quake, and hope an end is in sight to a quarter century of isolation from a country many openly admire. Even though conservative Tehran newspapers may rail at "earthquake diplomacy" by George W. Bush, many average Iranians on the capital's streets Sunday said they welcomed the American president's overtures that may rebuild severed ties. "I was overjoyed when I first heard America planes were going to fly in to help Bam," said Hassan Tayebi, 51, a retired...
  • 97-Year-Old Iranian Quake Victim Rescued

    01/03/2004 9:36:09 PM PST · by optimistically_conservative · 7 replies · 158+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 03, 2004 | MATTHEW PENNINGTON
    BAM, Iran - For nearly nine days after an earthquake demolished her city, 97-year-old Sharbanou Mazandarani lay trapped under furniture and crumbled masonry, passing fear-filled days and cold nights. Mazandarani was not ready to give up. And on Saturday, dogs trained to detect humans in rubble located her and rescuers dug for three hours to pull her out of the rubble unhurt. "God kept me alive," the petite, wrinkled Mazandarani said as she lay on a bed in a makeshift hospital in Bam, covered to her chin with a blue blanket and a brown print scarf tied around her head....
  • Iran Quake Survivors Tell of Close Call

    01/01/2004 6:55:46 PM PST · by Pan_Yans Wife · 4 replies · 153+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | January 1, 2004 | ALI AKBAR DAREINI
    Mehrdad Vakili remembers his father screaming, "Get out of the house!" as Iran's devastating earthquake began shaking the walls of the family's home. The 12-year-old boy ran but was immediately pinned by rubble. Mehrdad was rescued. His father and younger brother were not. "I don't want to live without them," Mehrdad said Thursday as a female relative dabbed his tears with a handkerchief at his bedside in a Kerman hospital, where he was recovering from a broken leg and severe stomach wounds. Survivors brought to the provincial capital recounted narrow brushes with death during the Dec. 26 earthquake that struck...
  • Iran experts raise Bam quake magnitude to 6.8

    01/01/2004 8:23:51 AM PST · by John H K · 4 replies · 156+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 1, 2004
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian scientists said on Thursday they had revised the magnitude of an earthquake that struck the southeastern city of Bam last Friday to about 6.8 from the previously reported 6.3 on the Richter scale. The Housing and Construction Research Centre said the analysis of 18 monitoring stations in and near the quake zone showed the quake was not only more powerful than first thought but also that its epicentre was directly under the city. The pre-dawn earthquake destroyed most of the buildings in Bam, 1,000 km southeast of Tehran, and killed an estimated 30,000, although some officials...
  • Iranians Flee Quake-Devastated City

    12/31/2003 8:00:53 PM PST · by saquin · 2 replies · 121+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 1/01/04 | Karl Vick
    BAM, Iran, Dec. 30 -- Already bereft, Bam edged toward emptiness Tuesday as a steady stream of survivors leaving the devastated city turned into something more like a torrent. [snip] In the battered Revolutionary Guard compound that has served as a campground for rescue and relief workers, 83 U.S. government relief workers arrived in late afternoon, swelling an international aid contingent that already numbered more than 1,100. As the first official U.S. delegation to set foot in Iran in more than a decade, the American physicians, engineers and relief experts were the object of considerable interest, representing a possible bridge...
  • Plea For Bam Rescuers Not To Fly Home (1,000 still alive, buried?)

    12/31/2003 6:08:15 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 166+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1-1-2004 | James Astill/David Pallister
    Plea for Bam rescuers not to fly home James Astill in Bam and David Pallister Thursday January 1, 2004 The Guardian (UK) Rescue teams now leaving Bam were implored to stay by the Red Crescent's senior official in the city yesterday, because he believes up to 1,000 people could still be buried alive. In a rebuke to the United Nations' strategy of redirecting resources to relief work, Jalil Tabatabaei said last night: "These [UN] officials think everyone is dead because they have no experience [of earthquakes]. On my calculations, I am sure 1,000 trapped people are still alive; we will...
  • After Bam

    12/31/2003 3:15:09 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies · 119+ views ^ | December 30, 2003 | Amir Taheri
    It may take months before we know the exact number of the people who died during the recent earthquake in Bam, south-eastern Iran. The authorities have cited the figure of 30,000 dead and over 50,000 injured. Local sources, however, speak of double those numbers. It would take weeks before all the affected small towns and villages, numbering in hundreds, are reached. The hasty burial of corpses in mass graves renders any exact estimates that much more difficult. Also, thousands of people who have lost their homes are already leaving the region in search of temporary or permanent refuge elsewhere in...
  • Satellite Image of Bam After the Earthquake

    12/30/2003 11:53:43 PM PST · by prisoner6 · 15 replies · 280+ views
    Satellite Image of Bam, Iran Earthquake This one-meter resolution satellite image of Bam, Iran was taken by Space Imaging's IKONOS satellite on Dec. 27, 2003, just one day after a catastrophic earthquake struck the historic city. The full image shows widespread destruction as a result of the 6.7 magnitude earthquake that leveled 70 percent of the buildings according to news reports. Clearly seen in the center of the image (see thumbnail below) is the 2,000-year-old citadel, considered the world's largest mud fortress. According to news reports, much of the medieval fortress crumbled like a sand castle when the quake...

    12/30/2003 11:24:36 PM PST · by anglian · 7 replies · 160+ views
    NY POST ^ | December 30, 2003 | AMIR TAHERI
    <p>December 30, 2003 - It may take months before we know the exact number of people who died during the recent earthquake in Bam, south-eastern Iran. The authorities have cited the figure of 30,000 dead and more than 50,000 injured. Local sources, however, speak of double those numbers.</p>
  • Now wait for the political tremors (Iran)

    12/30/2003 7:23:49 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 7 replies · 137+ views
    The Economist ^ | December 30, 2003 | The Economist
    The political after-effects of a terrible earthquake are already being felt DISASTER could hardly have struck at a worse time or taken a less anticipated form. Before dawn on December 26th, a Friday, the Muslim day of rest, the sleeping town of Bam was all but razed by an earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale. More than one-third of the town’s 80,000 inhabitants were killed, either immediately, or later in the rubble of their homes. The authorities were ill-prepared. It was Bam’s first big quake in a millennium. New and old, public and private, the buildings of Bam had...

    12/30/2003 6:41:35 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 6 replies · 125+ views
    Skynews ^ | 12-30-03
    Rescue workers in Iran have pulled free two children from the rubble of a destroyed house. The news came as authorities warned the death toll from the quake could reach as high as 50,000. When emergency crews searching for survivors were alerted by the chirping of two canaries from beneath the ruins in the disaster hit city Bam, they immediately started clearing debris. The country's official IRNA news agency said: "The two children were stuck in the debris next to their broken bird case. "After hearing the birds singing, rescue workers went to the location and were removing debris when...
  • Iranian Rescuers Find Quake Survivors (some woke up right before being buried)

    12/30/2003 1:50:12 AM PST · by stlnative · 21 replies · 221+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 12/30/03 | ALI AKBAR DAREINI
    Iranian Rescuers Find Quake Survivors 1 hour, 51 minutes ago By ALI AKBAR DAREINI, Associated Press Writer BAM, Iran - As search crews despaired of finding more survivors from Iran's devastating earthquake, Monday brought moments of hope: Rescuers pulled a girl out alive from the rubble of her caved-in house, and three men believed dead stirred in their white burial shrouds. More than 25,000 bodies have been retrieved since Friday's 6.6-magnitude quake shook the ancient city of Bam and its surrounding region in southeast Iran, according to provincial government spokesman Asadollah Iranmanesh. At least 10,000 people were believed injured. Two...
  • Why did so many have to die in Bam?

    12/29/2003 7:11:30 PM PST · by Pikamax · 50 replies · 302+ views
    Guardian ^ | 12/30/03 | David Aaronovitch
    Why did so many have to die in Bam? David Aaronovitch Tuesday December 30, 2003 The Guardian The Iranian spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei yesterday managed to get to Bam, three days after the earthquake which may have killed 30,000 of his fellow Iranians. The president, Mohammad Khatami, followed soon afterwards. Khamenei had words of dubious comfort for survivors when he told them that "we will rebuild Bam stronger than before". Given the collapse of 80% of the buildings, from the old fortress to the new hospitals, the Iranian government could hardly make the new Bam as weak as the...
  • Quake aid may open door for US and Iran

    12/29/2003 11:16:29 AM PST · by StilettoRaksha · 12 replies · 190+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | December 29, 2003 | Ilene R. Prusher
    ISTANBUL, TURKEY - For the first time in more than a decade, four American military aircraft landed in Iran Sunday in a gesture between two countries more noted for acrimony than mutual aid. The US, joining dozens of other countries in providing emergency aid after Friday's earthquake, delivered about 120,000 pounds of medical supplies and water to the nation once branded by President Bush as part of the "axis of evil." But it is often at humanity's most trying moments that old foes are brought together in a spirit of cooperation and compassion. "The reception was very warm," said Lt....
  • Iran's spiritual leader vows to rebuild after quake

    12/29/2003 7:40:04 AM PST · by StilettoRaksha · 1 replies · 142+ views
    CNN ^ | December 29, 2003 | Kasra Naji
    <p>BAM, Iran (CNN) --Inspecting extensive earthquake damage in Bam, Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, promised Monday that the ruined historic city will be rebuilt.</p> <p>Three days after a 6.6-magnitude quake struck Friday, authorities said most of the 25,000 discovered bodies from the quake had been buried.</p>
  • Dead Mother's Embrace Saves Iranian Baby's Life

    12/29/2003 7:41:05 AM PST · by stlnative · 12 replies · 189+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 12/29/03 | Parisa Hafezi
    Dead Mother's Embrace Saves Iranian Baby's Life 2 hours, 6 minutes ago By Parisa Hafezi BAM, Iran (Reuters) - A baby girl cradled in her dead mother's arms was rescued alive from the rubble of a collapsed building in Bam on Monday -- a rare moment of joy amid the devastation of Iran's worst earthquake for years. But rescuers were witness more to the fragility of human life when one seven-year-old boy was found alive but suffocated as people rushed forward to dig him free. The six-month-old baby girl, named Nassin, was found in remarkably good health 72 hours after...