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Posted: 9/2/2005 2:28:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2005 2:32:53 PM EDT by TIMMAH]
Found on Drudge...



World stunned as US struggles with Katrina
Sep 02 10:08 AM US/Eastern


By Andrew Gray

LONDON (Reuters) - The world has watched amazed as the planet's only superpower struggles with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, with some saying the chaos has exposed flaws and deep divisions in American society.

World leaders and ordinary citizens have expressed sympathy with the people of the southern United States whose lives were devastated by the hurricane and the flooding that followed.

But many have also been shocked by the images of disorder beamed around the world -- looters roaming the debris-strewn streets and thousands of people gathered in New Orleans waiting for the authorities to provide food, water and other aid.

"Anarchy in the USA" declared Britain's best-selling newspaper The Sun.

"Apocalypse Now" headlined Germany's Handelsblatt daily.

The pictures of the catastrophe -- which has killed hundreds and possibly thousands -- have evoked memories of crises in the world's poorest nations such as last year's tsunami in Asia, which left more than 230,000 people dead or missing.

But some view the response to those disasters more favorably than the lawless aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

"I am absolutely disgusted. After the tsunami our people, even the ones who lost everything, wanted to help the others who were suffering," said Sajeewa Chinthaka, 36, as he watched a cricket match in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

"Not a single tourist caught in the tsunami was mugged. Now with all this happening in the U.S. we can easily see where the civilized part of the world's population is."

SINKING INTO ANARCHY

Many newspapers highlighted criticism of local and state authorities and of President Bush. Some compared the sputtering relief effort with the massive amounts of money and resources poured into the war in Iraq.

"A modern metropolis sinking in water and into anarchy -- it is a really cruel spectacle for a champion of security like Bush," France's left-leaning Liberation newspaper said.

"(Al Qaeda leader Osama) bin Laden, nice and dry in his hideaway, must be killing himself laughing."

A female employee at a multinational firm in South Korea said it may have been no accident the U.S. was hit.

"Maybe it was punishment for what it did to Iraq, which has a man-made disaster, not a natural disaster," said the woman, who did not want to be named as she has an American manager.

"A lot of the people I work with think this way. We spoke about it just the other day," she said.

Commentators noted the victims of the hurricane were overwhelmingly African Americans, too poor to flee the region as the hurricane loomed unlike some of their white neighbors.

New Orleans ranks fifth in the United States in terms of African American population and 67 percent of the city's residents are black.

"In one of the poorest states in the country, where black people earn half as much as white people, this has taken on a racial dimension," said a report in Britain's Guardian daily.

Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn, in a veiled criticism of U.S. political thought, said the disaster showed the need for a strong state that could help poor people.

"You see in this example that even in the 21st century you need the state, a good functioning state, and I hope that for all these people, these poor people, that the Americans will do their best," he told reporters at a European Union meeting in Newport, Wales. guy sounds like a true communist

David Fordham, 33, a hospital anesthetist speaking at a London underground rail station, said he had spent time in America and was not surprised the country had struggled to cope.

"Maybe they just thought they could sit it out and everything would be okay," he said.

"It's unbelievable though -- the TV images -- and your heart goes out to them."

(With reporting by Reuters bureaux around the world)





The looters are a disgrace and should be shot.



Link Posted: 9/2/2005 2:30:29 PM EDT
Its a shame the world (or even Americans for that matter) that theo whoe chaos is a direct result of Liberal Socialism.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 2:31:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TIMMAH:
Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn, in a veiled criticism of U.S. political thought, said the disaster showed the need for a strong state that could help poor people.

"You see in this example that even in the 21st century you need the state, a good functioning state, and I hope that for all these people, these poor people, that the Americans will do their best," he told reporters at a European Union meeting in Newport, Wales.



That's sort of what exacerbated the problem in the first place; a welfare state that destroyed these peoples' abilities to take initiative and cope for themselves. Instead, they left everything up to the corrupt incompetent government both before and after the hurricane, and we see the horrific results on tv.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 2:41:57 PM EDT
It's our own fault the people are like this. Society here has become so apologetic that when some kid shoots up a school we blame a video game or a TV show, but the kid and his parents are never responsible. We make excuses for everybody.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 2:42:49 PM EDT
Screw the World
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 2:44:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
Screw the World



Now that's better! I accused you of sounding like Jesse Jackson in another thread... but you must be feeling yourself again. [thumbsup]
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 2:49:06 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 2:49:09 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 2:50:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2005 3:29:06 PM EDT by The_Macallan]

[Rodney]

Tough crowd, tough crowd.

I get no respect.

[/Rodney]



Link Posted: 9/2/2005 2:50:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WildBoar:
Its a shame the world (or even Americans for that matter) that theo whoe chaos is a direct result of Liberal Socialism.



care to translate?
I don't speak gibberish.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 2:51:21 PM EDT
At least our own citizens don't blow up our own busses and trains...
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 2:53:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By squeezecockerp7m8:
At least our own citizens don't blow up our own busses and trains...



... Only FBI buildings
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 2:54:09 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 2:54:24 PM EDT

"Not a single tourist caught in the tsunami was mugged. Now with all this happening in the U.S. we can easily see where the civilized part of the world's population is."


And that's where I stopped reading.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 2:55:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 2:55:45 PM EDT
Funny, I keep seeing the same footage of N.O. over and over again. CNN and MSNBC only wants you to see certain things, and it seems that the news media hasn't said too much about the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 2:58:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Jack_T:

"Not a single tourist caught in the tsunami was mugged. Now with all this happening in the U.S. we can easily see where the civilized part of the world's population is."


And that's where I stopped reading.




Evidently the dumbass who made that statement has forgotten about the fact that they had to seal the place off and you couldn't take children out of the country without the paperwork because pedofiles were stealing kids. But of course, pedofilia is pretty much the norm in much of Europe and Asia, it's "A-okay"...
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:06:00 PM EDT

"Not a single tourist caught in the tsunami was mugged. Now with all this happening in the U.S. we can easily see where the civilized part of the world's population is."


Then again, the average Sri Lanka peasant is used to living in filth and squalor, and going for days at a time without food.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:15:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2005 3:19:03 PM EDT by Melvinator2k0]
I dont mean to start something with the UK arfcommers but I havent seen one thread wishing us luck and encouraging us (correct me if I am wrong), unlike what we did on the day of their bombings. I dont think the world knows how fragile the United States acutually is.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:26:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:32:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Melvinator2k0:
I dont think the world knows how fragile the United States acutually is.



What???
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:36:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2005 3:46:27 PM EDT by vito113]
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:36:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ar15bubba:

Originally Posted By Melvinator2k0:
I dont think the world knows how fragile the United States acutually is.



What???



I think the world has no idea exactly how STRONG we are.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:37:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Melvinator2k0:
I dont mean to start something with the UK arfcommers but I havent seen one thread wishing us luck and encouraging us (correct me if I am wrong), unlike what we did on the day of their bombings. I dont think the world knows how fragile the United States acutually is.



It's understandable after the big fuck you we gave to the world over their opposition to Iraq. As much as you people want to pretend that the world soley exists of the United States that simply isn't the truth.

This whole situation is a disgrace. It's a huge black eye on our great Nation.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:40:12 PM EDT
Would someone please explain to me how all the idiots of the world actually think liberating Iraq was F'N MEAN of us to do...

Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:40:22 PM EDT
I'm sorry but this is what happens when you let what is essentially a housing project represent the entire country on the global stage.

Most of what we would consider "decent" New Orleaners got the fuck out when told to and are probably helping each other as they return. The "decent" folks who got stuck behind are suffering under the shitbags.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:53:48 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/2/2005 4:14:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2005 4:15:06 PM EDT by napalm]

Originally Posted By vito113:
The BBC has no one in NO, so it's news crews are covering the coast between Gulfport and Biloxi, much more upbeat and positive coverage.




Funny how that works, eh? We get the exact opposite here; it's all nonstop doom and gloom in New Orleans.


Makes one wonder what kind of agenda the US media has, doesn't it?
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 6:54:24 PM EDT
Looters,and the fact 1/2 of the NOPD walked off the job Tuesday night . That is the real disgrace
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 6:59:02 PM EDT
I think it's sad the world is judging us by the scum of NO. I feel even worse that there are good people down there being victimized and having to deal with that scum too.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 7:30:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TIMMAH:
Found on Drudge...


World stunned as US struggles with Katrina
Sep 02 10:08 AM US/Eastern


By Andrew Gray


"Not a single tourist caught in the tsunami was mugged. Now with all this happening in the U.S. we can easily see where the civilized part of the world's population is."





How many hundreds of orphaned children were turned into sex slaves a day after the tsunami. Give me a f'ing break. I don't think there is a person on this board that didn't believe the remaining thuglife down there would be pulling this shit. What else are you actually arming yourself against?
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 1:53:47 AM EDT

Makes one wonder what kind of agenda the US media has, doesn't it?



Their agenda is to make money, that means ratings, that means blood, guts, gloom, doom. Nice doesn't sell. Good doesn't sell. Look at "reality" TV.

That's all that American news programs are anymore, "reality TV". Complete with scripts. Even to the point of making up their own stories, or running stories they know are made up because it's good for ratings, and therefore good for profit.

American journalism has long given up the high-road of morals for the low-road of business.

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