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Posted: 1/7/2005 8:58:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2005 9:00:31 PM EDT by WalkerTexasRanger]
These are unreal.  Click on the before/after button and be sure to scroll through all 14..  

Tsunami pictures from space



Link Posted: 1/7/2005 9:09:35 PM EDT
The scale of that disaster is hard to comprehend.
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 9:12:13 PM EDT
I'll just say "Wow".  Pictures 12 and 13 especially show the energy of the waves.  It takes much more to make rooted trees disappear than surface structures.
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 9:21:20 PM EDT
Those later pictures were amazing. I couldn't imagine so much water rushing in that it makes the ground barren of life.
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 9:26:12 PM EDT
The land is just gone......man that is power.
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 9:30:21 PM EDT
Slide 7 is interesting.

Still, after seeing those pictures of poor little survivors wearing Bin Laden tshirts (and not getting beaten senseless by their neighbors) , I have a tough time giving a damn about Indonesia or Sri Lanka. Save our aid for Thailand.
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 9:31:15 PM EDT
Oh wow... 5 and 6 are just crazy... as well as the rest. But the fifth and sixth ones are unbelievable, there isnt anything left on those islands....
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 9:49:20 PM EDT
wow
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 9:59:56 PM EDT
just wow
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 10:00:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2005 10:08:58 PM EDT by benbob]

Originally Posted By Tomislav:
Slide 7 is interesting.

Still, after seeing those pictures of poor little survivors wearing Bin Laden tshirts (and not getting beaten senseless by their neighbors) , I have a tough time giving a damn about Indonesia or Sri Lanka. Save our aid for Thailand.



Sri Lanka is Buddhist it's not a Muslim country.

www.oneasiatravel.com/oneasiatravel_country_srilanka_religion.htm

Religion

Sri Lanka is a country of many religions and the pattern closely follows the ethnic groupings. Theravada Buddhism is the religion of the Sinhalese and is the dominant religion accounting to 70%.

Hinduism follows with about 15%, then followed by the Tamils. Muslims and Christians account for the rest with about 7.5% each.
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 10:00:42 PM EDT


Those pics are just unbelievable.

Link Posted: 1/7/2005 10:04:06 PM EDT
Tag
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 10:18:54 PM EDT
wow and tagged.
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 10:26:12 PM EDT
Damn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I'm shocked and speechless...

I'm amazed that only 150,000 died so far...
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 10:31:22 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 10:41:10 PM EDT
DAMN.  Just.... DAMN.  
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 10:42:51 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 10:44:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 10:49:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tomislav:
Still, after seeing those pictures of poor little survivors wearing Bin Laden tshirts (and not getting beaten senseless by their neighbors) , I have a tough time giving a damn about Indonesia or Sri Lanka. Save our aid for Thailand.


Hear, hear! Those moslem SOBs were dancing in the streets when the WTC/Pentagon was hit, I remember that very vividly. Thailand helped the USA during the Vietnam War.
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 10:58:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2005 11:04:18 PM EDT by Defcon]
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 11:04:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wolfpack:
Dude, people in those countries are so poor they wear whatever they can get...they don't have a Macy's in the third floor of the mall down the street like you do.



Then they could show the common courtesy of turning the tshirt inside-out. Wearing a shirt extolling the greatness of the man that wants to destroy America, (and had a few thousand killed), isn't the most brilliant move in the world.


Originally Posted By Defcon:
How many people exactly did you see wearing a BL shirt?

Your willing to persecute a whole country by seeing a guy or 2 wearing a BL shirt?  You better not go to a college campus or your poor little head may pop!



You keep telling yourself that. Show me the picture of those guys being beaten black-and-blue by their outraged neighbors, and you have a point.  

They are free to hate America. They are also free to fuck off and die when their survival depends on a handout from my wallet.
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 11:05:24 PM EDT
I saw a picture of the first wave, it was worse than any seen in a movie of such an event, it was at least as hight as thirty story hotels on the beach.  I could not beleive it.
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 11:06:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 11:08:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2005 11:09:03 PM EDT by Max_Mike]

Originally Posted By Defcon:

Originally Posted By Tomislav:
Slide 7 is interesting.

Still, after seeing those pictures of poor little survivors wearing Bin Laden tshirts (and not getting beaten senseless by their neighbors) , I have a tough time giving a damn about Indonesia or Sri Lanka. Save our aid for Thailand.



How many people exactly did you see wearing a BL shirt?

Your willing to persecute a whole country by seeing a guy or 2 wearing a BL shirt?  You better not go to a college campus or your poor little head may pop!


Awesome pictures.  Thanks.  Gonna go forward this to my brother.


ETA: I think the people of Sri Lanka have had their own little terrorist organization to worry about.



A third to half of the people killed in this catastrophe were children, many of the survivors are orphans.

It takes a callous person to want to punish the whole population over a T-shirt.
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 11:14:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Defcon:
Answer the question.  You made the statement. You used the plural.



Recently? 2. One in Sri Lanka, one in Indonesia.

But you need to read up on your recent history. Not a very US-friendly part of the world.

From the second link:
Support for Bin Laden is not uncommon in Indonesia

(Note that the above are from the BBC. Can't have you crying about 'biased right-wing sources' or something!)
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 11:17:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2005 11:17:31 PM EDT by Tomislav]

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:
It takes a callous person to want to punish the whole population over a T-shirt.



If you are so concernced, get your butt on a plane and get over there. I certainly didn't cause the tsunami, and if my countries limited resources are going to be used over there, let them go to people that don't want to see us killed.
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 11:33:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tomislav:

Originally Posted By Defcon:
Answer the question.  You made the statement. You used the plural.



Recently? 2. One in Sri Lanka, one in Indonesia.

But you need to read up on your recent history. Not a very US-friendly part of the world.

From the second link:
Support for Bin Laden is not uncommon in Indonesia

(Note that the above are from the BBC. Can't have you crying about 'biased right-wing sources' or something!)



The vast majority of Indonesia's Muslims are renowned for an extremely moderate approach to their religion. Most reject the threats made by the extremists and are concerned about the impact this will have on the country's image as a bastion of liberal Islam.

From your own link ^ Doh!! You don't read good do ya?
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 11:57:45 PM EDT
Truely amazing.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 12:45:39 AM EDT
Thanks for the link.

Awesome photos.  (And somebody went to a lot of work putting this together!)

The scary thing is that the damage on the ground in the populated areas is probably even worse than some of these photos actually show.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 1:02:54 AM EDT
Shows the power that a tsunami can have
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 3:38:07 AM EDT
When mother nature decides she is going to kick your ass, you are going to lose....every time.
As a kid my dad taught me to respect the ocean...beacause it can do whatever it wants with you.
I spent my fair share of time out at sea in storms, and have seen hurricanes and tropical storms from a 36' ChrisCraft.....but nothing I have seen...not even 40' swells 20 miles offshore.....can even capture what these people went through. There are no words that tell the story of those that got caught in this wave. Regardless of what religion they practiced...they met their maker.
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