Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Bush Says that he "Expects" Violence in Iraq

“I expect violence because there is a group of terrorist and killers who want to try to stop the advance of democracy in Iraq.” he said http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051011/us_nm/iraq_bush_dc

My comment must be said here:
Like there has not been any violence? The latest death toll for Iraqi civilians is: 25457 (www.iraqbodycount.net) (October 11, 2005); The latest Soldier count is: 2,154; (http://icasualties.org/oif/) 72 journalists and media assistants have been killed since March 2003. (http://www.rsf.org/rubrique.php3?id_rubrique=20) And there has not been any violence?

Just read the article below for one small fine example of life in Iraq:

Insurgents kill more than 40 Iraqi’s.

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Insurgents determined to wreck Iraq's constitutional referendum killed more than 40 people and wounded dozens in a series of attacks Tuesday, including a suicide car bomb that ripped apart a crowded market in a town near the Syrian border, police said. U.S. and Iraqi officials have repeatedly warned that the insurgents would step up their attacks to undermine Saturday's referendum, a crucial step in Iraq's democratic transition. http://news.yahoo.com/fc/World/Iraq

Another Note:

It is horrible what has happened in Pakistan, the latest is the toll is up to 35,000. I was reading that 60% of the Pakistanis age is under 15. The age dependency ratio is 88.34% meaning the population under 15 and over 64. In Islamabad 68.42%. Sindh 83.58%. (http://www.statpak.gov.pk/depts/pco/statistics/other_tables/pop_by_age_group.pdf) read the update below on the latest in Pakistan.

Earthquake toll jumps to an estimated 35,000

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan - Heavy rain and hail forced the cancellation of some relief flights to earthquake-stricken regions Tuesday and survivors scuffled over the badly needed food — the first international aid to make it overland to this devastated city. Officials estimated that the death toll would surpass 35,000.http://news.yahoo.com/fc/World/South_Asia_Earthquake

My Comment:

I was wondering what the Christian evangelical reaction was of the latest earthquake news and I found this quote from the bible:

“not yet the end. "For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines, and pestilence's and earthquakes. "But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs." Matthew 24:3-8

OneWorldNet published an article titled, “Did God Send Katrina as judgment for Gaza?” (http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=46178) The Christian evangelicals feel that all the signs of the end times are upon us, with the famines, earthquakes, diseases, and other natural disasters. One site provides the reader with a ton of information and links to the latest end time news encouraging the reader to “Not Be Left Behind”. (http://www.prophecyupdate.com/)

We try to find reasons to justify horrible disasters such as Katrina and the earthquake in Pakistan. But I feel that we may not know the “real” reasons but that these natural disasters are a part of the cycle of natural events, a way to keep the population under control. Sounds hard, but there was an ice age. The sun is a variable star, we’ve had numerous weather cycles, the mini ice age was 700 years ago that killed off the Vikings.

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