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‘We can hear the screams’: 1,000 feared dead in Turkish earthquake as scores of buildings collapse
Up to 1,000 people were feared dead today after a powerful earthquake hit Turkey. The 7.2-magnitude tremor devastated parts of Van province in the east of the country, collapsing dozens of buildings into piles of twisted steel and chunks of concrete.
Desperate survivors dug into the rubble with their bare hands, trying to rescue the trapped and injured. The worst hit was Ercis, a town of 75,000 close to the Iranian border in one of Turkey’s most earthquake-prone zones. Twenty-five to 30 buildings collapsed including a dormitory.
At least 85 have been killed and 150 injured, but scientists estimated that up to 1,000 people could be dead, due to low housing standards in the area and the size of the quake.
Hospital staff in Ercis have been forced to treat injured people in the garden as the buildings were badly damaged.
Nurse Eda Ekizoglu told CNN: ‘The hospital has been badly damaged, so we can’t operate inside,
‘We’re giving care in the hospital garden and at a nearby building with a generator.
‘There should be more than 100 dead bodies left next to the hospital. We left them there because it’s dark and we didn’t want to step on bodies.’
An eight-storey building with shops underneath was flattened. Residents sobbed outside the ruins, hoping that missing relatives would be rescued.
CNN-Turk television showed one young man crying: ‘My wife and child are inside! My 4-month-old baby is inside!’ source – Daily Mail UK
Reunion is bittersweet as over 1,000 terrorists also go home
TEL NOF AIR BASE, Israel (AP) – Israel’s prime minister has warned the Palestinian militants freed in a prisoner swap that they will be punished if they return to violence.
Netanyahu issued the warning after greeting the lone Israeli soldier freed in the swap, in which Israel is releasing more than 1,000 prisoners. Some 300 of them had been serving life sentences for deadly attacks on Israelis.
Netanyahu said he understood the pain of Israeli families who have lost relatives in Palestinian violence.
He said, “We will continue to fight terror and every released terrorist who returns to terror will be held accountable.”
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.
TEL NOF AIR BASE, Israel (AP) – Freed Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit has arrived at an air base in central Israel for an eagerly awaited reunion with his family.
Schalit landed at Tel Nof air base on board a military helicopter.
His parents, Noam and Aviva, have led an emotional campaign to win their son’s release for the past five years. They have led nationwide marches and set up a protest tent outside the official residence of the prime minister.
Earlier Tuesday, Hamas militants in Gaza freed Schalit in a swap for more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners.
Ahead of the reunion, Schalit switched out of civilian clothes given to him by Hamas and into an Israeli military uniform. source – My Way
US tax dollars funding Palestinian terrorists and terrorism
Every single Palestinian Authority terrorist held in an Israeli jail receives a monthly salary from the PA. Terrorists who committed the most heinous crimes – and therefore received longer sentences – receive the most money, according to a report in Israeli paper Yisrael Hayom.
Despierta America! Mexican drug cartels are stepping up to the terrorist plate without the Allah factor and Lebanon-based terrorist group Hezbollah is using them as third base in order to slide into home: the United States. Terrorist groups are coming from Latin America, through Mexico and arriving at their final destination: the USA, even without the need for Janet Napolitano’s fifty-one foot ladder!
Reports have finally begun to surface regarding terrorist groups infiltrating America through Mexico. More and more we are seeing the disgusting, barbaric tactic of beheadings being carried out by the Mexican drug cartels. As recent as January of this year, fifteen decapitated bodies were found on a beach walk way in the resort town of Acapulco. The bodies were between ages fifteen to twenty five. As of today, more victims of beheadings were discovered in Acapulco along with other bodies that were viciously mutilated. Over 15,000 people were murdered in 2010 due to the drug cartels while many officials claim Juarez is the most dangerous place in the world right now, even exceeding the war torn Middle East. Unfortunately, it has taken beheadings for the defense light bulb to go off in our heads that the threat of Jihad is a lot closer than we think. I guess prayer rugs, Korans and suicide bombing memoirs that were found in the Arizona desert weren’t enough of a clue. Terrorists and Mexican drug cartels are exchanging ingredients to their cold blooded, calculated homicide missions and the Obama administrations is providing them the mixer.
Illegal immigration is not about one being anti-Hispanic as the left likes to claim. It’s not about the color of someone’s skin. It’s not derived from some fear that immigrant masses will overpower the job force thus decreasing jobs for natural born American citizens. It is an issue about national security or I should say lack thereof. A recent Department of Homeland Security document stated that over 180,000 illegal aliens from countries other than Mexico were apprehended from 2007 through mid-March 2010. Jameel Nassr, a major Hezbollah operative was recently busted in Mexico for setting up anti America and anti Israel networks. He also frequently traveled to Venezuela to visit Obama’s amigo Hugo Chavez and his terrorist thugs. As terrorists decrease their striking distance on American soil, Obama sits on his throne seated at the right hand of Michelle and does nothing.
Living in a border state, I know all too well the threat of illegal immigration and the way the left has ridiculed Arizona in our efforts to not just secure our state but in essence the nation. I recently attended a gun show here in Arizona. I know, darn, I guess I should just go ahead and put my name on the D.O.J.’s “Crazy Right Winger Threat to America” list. Maybe there’s a space between Osama Bin Laden and Joe the Plumber. There is always a feeling at these shows that these people understand the threat in America’s backyard. We have come to terms with the fact that the government is not going to help protect us. We understand that as Edmund Burke said “all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”
At the show there was a table selling body armor. On top of a bullet proof vest was a copy of a law that California Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein sponsored that bans criminals from being able to possess body armor. The bill came about after two police officers, James Guelff was killed in 1994 and Chris McCurley was killed in 1997 by heavily armored assailants. I agree with the notion that there needs to be accountability or restrictions on what hardened criminals can possess, but the way the government is stepping up their plans to disarm America while terrorist are flexing their muscles is scary. We saw after the tragic Tucson shooting how politicians jumped to begin new bans on firearms. The most recent is an Arizona law being heard to disallow one from carrying any clip that exceeds more than ten bullets! Hopefully you’re a darn good shot if you have a whole crew of attackers chasing you because after number ten you will be cut off courtesy of the government! The government loves to tell us what we need to do in order to protect ourselves with helmet laws, seat belt laws and every other law. However, when it comes to protecting ourselves against a major threat that lurks in our back yard, forget it! Some like to call us conspiracy theorists as if that term will make us back down from the threat that exists. Others realize the threat of terrorist crossing our borders is real and if our government isn’t going to take matters into their own hands we must have the means to protect ourselves if need be. What are we supposed to use to defend ourselves, spit balls? Blow darts?
In the summer of 2010, U.S. Republican National Committee Rep. Sue Myrick requested that U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano create a special team to further investigate the potential problem and threat. When are we going to quit the investigations and start putting some action to actually fighting the threat? It’s kind of like reading a manual on how to install locks on your doors when the burglars are already breaking in.
Americans are watching the complete chaos unfold in the Middle East. Many of us find ourselves amazed with our mouths hanging open Bill Clinton style. The problem is America isn’t exempt from the very happenings taking place on our streets as we are seeing in the Middle East. Yeah Obama puts down his snow cone and takes a break from his “Rules for Radicals” reading at times for an occasional condemnation of Libya as firing squads murder innocent civilians. But hey, that’s on the other side of the planet right? That could never come to America right? Wrong. It is just south of the border and the government has already given them their passport. The threat is close, very close. God forbid the day we turn on the news to see beheadings taking place in the streets of America.
Another man-caused disaster
Islamic terror attacks continue all the time, but the reason why you don’t usually hear about it is because the liberal media refuses to let you know about it. Did you know that all the pirates that operate in the Indian Ocean region are all Muslims? And did you also know that all the money they get when they kidnap people or seize ships goes directly to fund Islamic terrorism around the world? No, you didn’t know that. You better wake up then, don’t you think?
MOGADISHU – Pirates have hijacked a yacht with four Americans on board off the coast of Oman, a regional maritime expert and an advocacy group monitoring piracy in the Indian Ocean said on Saturday. ”The S/V Quest was attacked by pirates in the Indian Ocean and the four Americans on board are being held hostage,” advocacy group Ecoterra said in a statement.
Ecoterra said the 58-foot yacht was owned by Jean and Scott Adam. It was not immediately clear if the couple were sailing the yacht at the time of the attack. Pirate gangs in the Indian Ocean are making tens of millions of dollars in ransoms, and despite successful efforts to quell attacks in the Gulf of Aden, international navies have struggled to contain the piracy owing to the vast distances involved. The couple began their world trip in 2004, according to their website. An U.S. official in Nairobi declined to comment and said the Pentagon Public Affairs was handling press inquiries. East African maritime expert Andrew Mwangura said the yacht was sailing from India to Salalah in Oman when the sea-bandits struck on Friday afternoon.” source – CNBC/Reuters
Somali pirates are Islamic terrorists
Consistent with Janet Napolitano’s policy of no longer using the word “terrorism”, this latest “man-caused disaster” off the coasts of Oman involves Somali pirates, who are Muslim and practice Islam. Now, the MSM won’t ever tell you that, but that’s what they are, and the money that they get goes directly to fund terrorists causes around the world. So yet again, another bona fide incident of Islamic terrorism goes massively under-reported.
(Reuters) – Suspected Somali pirates captured a U.S.-bound tanker carrying around $200 million worth of crude oil in the Indian Ocean on Wednesday in one of the biggest hijackings in the area so far. The Irene SL, the length of three soccer pitches and with 25 crew members on board, was carrying about 2 million barrels of oil, or nearly one fifth of daily U.S. crude imports. The hijacking came a day after an Italian tanker carrying oil worth more than $60 million was snatched by Somali pirates, reinforcing industry fears that the piracy scourge is “spinning out of control”.
“This morning the vessel was attacked by armed men,” the Irene SL’s Greece-based manager Enesel said. “For the moment there is no communication with the vessel.”
Commander Susie Thomson, spokeswoman for the multinational Combined Maritime Forces fighting piracy in the area, said the 333-meter tanker was hijacked 220 miles off Oman and was likely to have been attacked by Somali pirates. “We can only speculate as to where the ship is being taken.” source – Reuters
So what is the American response to this direct attack?
Not a thing…
Happy New Year Moscow!
Bet you never knew that spam could save your life. Those attending New Year’s Eve celebrations in Moscow received a very special gift and weren’t even aware of how much they should have been celebrating that night. Hundreds of lives were potentially saved thanks to shoddy terrorist operations, and a spam text message. An unnamed black widow suicide bomber, believed to be part of the same group that struck Moscow’s Domodedovo airport, was all set to kill as many as possible in crowds gathered in Red Square for the New Year. There was one very deadly flaw in the whole plan; the would-be mass murderer was sloppy and had her cell phone turned on prematurely. Russian security sources said that when she received a “Happy New Year” text message from her mobile service provider hours before the planned attack, her explosive belt was detonated, killing only herself.
“She was at her Moscow safe house at the time getting ready with two accomplices, both of whom survived and were seen fleeing the scene.
Islamist terrorists in Russia often use cheap unused mobile phones as detonators. The bomber’s handler, who is usually watching their charge, sends the bomber a text message in order to set off his or her explosive belt at the moment when it is thought they can inflict maximum casualties.
The phones are usually kept switched off until the very last minute but in this case, Russian security sources believe, the terrorists were careless.” source: Telegraph UK