Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 35547
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2021/12/03 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2005/1/5 [Politics/Foreign/Europe, Politics/Foreign/Asia/Japan] UID:35547 Activity:high
1/4     Updated govt. aid figures:
        Australia:      $765m
        Germany:        $680m
        Japan:          $500m
        US:             $350m
        \_ Politicizing disaster relief is sickening.
        \_ How much has been given privately?  How much does it cost for our
           carrier group and soldiers to be over there helping?
           \_ ssshhhh!
              \_ Sorry, didn't mean to feed the trolls.
           \_ Yeah, but do the Indonesian people think that way?
              \_ Who cares?
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Nations from all over the world have been quick to offer their assistance to the many countries devastated by last week's tsunami. The Israelis, as you might expect, have a lot of people who are quite skilled in rapid crisis response and have offered their help to Asia. Apparently allowing Israelis into t heir country would violate some sort of abstract political point they ar e trying to prove. Snubbing Israeli offers of assistance is a fairly common way in which Mus lim nations can grandstand within the international community. When Iran had that big earthquake last year their government did the exact same r outine. gif Filibuster Cartoons version 30 - Design copyright 2003 Jaco Joubert - Al l original images copyright 2001-2003 JJ McCullough - Non-original image s copyright their respective owner.