I cannot leave it unsaid… maybe if we weren’t sanctioning them to death, it wouldn’t be a problem. Now don’t get me wrong, I know that Ahmadinejad is no saint, but the sanctions do nothing more than hurt the poor people of that country. When keeping in mind what Dr. Paul, and even the C.I.A. has said about “blow-back”. Now is the time, more than ever, that we need a President like Dr. Ron Paul. He’s been 100% consistent for 100% of his career. Don’t throw “Robama” against BHO! Why have a compromised candidate, when you can have a FLAWLESS ONE!
-Marshall “The Jeenyus” Culpepper-
August 13, 2012
Rescue teams rummage through rubble looking for victims of the earthquakes and aftershocks. (Photo: Reuters)
Iran’s government faced criticism on Monday over its response to two earthquakes that killed 306 people, with complaints of a lack of tents and about President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s decision to go ahead with an overseas trip.
Although officials announced on Sunday, less than 24 hours after disaster struck, that search and rescue operations had finished and all survivors had been freed from the rubble, some locals expressed disbelief that authorities could have reached the most remote villages so soon.
“I know the area well. There are some regions where there are villages that you can’t even reach by car,” one doctor in the city of Tabriz told Reuters by telephone on Monday, declining to give his name because of the sensitivity of the issue. “It’s not possible for them to have finished so soon.”
- Iran government criticised over earthquake response – Reuters (in.reuters.com)
- Iran’s government criticized over earthquake response (csmonitor.com)
- Tehran criticised for quake response (guardian.co.uk)
- Iran accused of ignoring deadly earthquakes (telegraph.co.uk)
- Ahmadinejad Takes Heat For Iran Quake Response (foxnews.com)