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Posted: 3/30/2006 10:27:06 PM EDT
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Mar 31, 1:21 AM EST

Strong Quakes Kill at Least 38 in Iran

By ALI AKBAR DAREINI
Associated Press Writer


TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Two strong earthquakes flattened villages in western Iran early Friday, killing at least 38 and injuring hundreds, state media reported.

At least 10 tremors rocked the mountainous region throughout the night, state television reported, saying the first one had a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 and struck around 1 a.m. local time.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 5.7 magnitude quake shortly before 5 a.m. local time., followed by a 4.7 magnitude aftershock about 15 minutes later.

The quakes were centered near Boroujerd and Doroud, two industrial cities about 210 miles southwest of Tehran, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported.

Provincial official Ali Barani said the quake flattened several villages.

State television said 38 bodies had been pulled out of destroyed houses in Silakhor, a region north of Doroud.

The broadcast said more than 700 people were injured, most of whom were in bed at the time.

The quake damaged buildings and toppled telephone lines in Doroud, IRNA quoted officials there as saying.

People in Doroud ran into the streets in panic when the first quake hit shortly after midnight. Many spent the remainder of the night outside.

"We are afraid to get back home. I spent the night with my family and guests in open space last night," Doroud resident Mahmoud Chaharmiri told The Associated Press by telephone.

But Chaharmiri said there were no scenes of destruction in Doroud such as those after similar sized quakes in Iran.

In February 2005, a 6.4-magnitude quake in southern Iran killed 612 people and injured more than 1,400.

A magnitude 6.6 quake flattened the historic southeastern city of Bam in the same region in December 2003, killing 26,000 people.

Iran is located on seismic fault lines and is prone to earthquakes. On average, it experiences at least one slight earthquake every day.

Link Posted: 3/30/2006 10:28:19 PM EDT
Damed shame...
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 10:33:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Confederate:
Damed shame...



yup, really awful.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 10:33:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 10:35:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bigscrun:
50 megaton earthquake?



No shit.. either another nuke test, or GWB's fired up the ol' Halliburton GroundPounder 1000™ again.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 10:51:24 PM EDT
5.7 is not that big at all. Yet it actually kills people in the third world.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 11:01:20 PM EDT
Did the ground beneath Tehran open up and swallow the city whole?

No?

Damn.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 11:04:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/30/2006 11:05:10 PM EDT by dpmmn]
That news warms my heart
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 11:14:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MMcCall:

Originally Posted By bigscrun:
50 megaton earthquake?



No shit.. either another nuke test, or GWB's fired up the ol' Halliburton GroundPounder 1000™ again.



Link Posted: 3/30/2006 11:16:43 PM EDT
Guess Allah don't want them to have nukes.

Aviator
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 11:36:09 PM EDT
Everytime some natural calamaty hits the west the Iranian 'leader' is on the news saying it's allahs will, wonder what he'lll say about this then...



oh....wait, it's probably The west's fault somehow.

Link Posted: 3/30/2006 11:39:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Aviator:
Guess Allah don't want them to have nukes.

Aviator



Haha, you have a great avatar!!!
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 11:49:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:00:26 AM EDT
You guys dont seem to be aware how pro-American the typical Iraniancitizen is. They know the mullahs are liars and corrupt as hell. They compare what their leaders say about us with what they see with their own eyes on satellite tv and what their relatives living in LA say, and realize who the good guys are.

So dont cheer when average Persians perish in earthquakes.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:04:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/31/2006 6:06:52 AM EDT by Sub-MOA]

Originally Posted By raven:
You guys dont seem to be aware how pro-American the typical Nazi citizen is. They know Hitler is a liar and corrupt as hell. They compare what their leaders say about us with what they hear with their own ears on shortwave radio and what their relatives living in Philadelphia say, and realize who the good guys are.

So dont cheer when average Prussians perish in earthquakes.

Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:05:48 AM EDT
Need to re-zero the Haliburton EQ machine and aim for the nuke sites.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:09:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Sub-MOA:

Originally Posted By raven:
You guys dont seem to be aware how pro-American the typical Nazi citizen is. They know Hitler is a liar and corrupt as hell. They compare what their leaders say about us with what they hear with their own ears on shortwave radio and what their relatives living in Philadelphia say, and realize who the good guys are.

So dont cheer when average Prussians perish in earthquakes.




I'm really serious. The Iranian population in general is very pro-American. It's hard to believe but it's true.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:09:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By raven:
You guys dont seem to be aware how pro-American the typical Iraniancitizen is. They know the mullahs are liars and corrupt as hell. They compare what their leaders say about us with what they see with their own eyes on satellite tv and what their relatives living in LA say, and realize who the good guys are.

So dont cheer when average Persians perish in earthquakes.



This is why we can't win wars anymore....If we had this attitude in WWII, we would've lost.

We were at war with Germany. We didn't worry which Germans were on their side and which ones weren't. We hammered them until they lost the will to fight.

If it goes down with Iran, that is the way to win. To worry about which ones are "good guys" and which ones aren't guarantee defeat. There is no winning of hearts and minds. That is a bullshit war plan put forward by dipshits. There is only destroying hearts and minds until the will to fight is completely stamped out.

This is why we are not gaining decisive victory in Iraq. Insurgents dropping mortars on your postion feom a neighborhood? Flatten the neighborhood. When people are more scared of being carpet bombed for letting insurgents work from their nighborhood, that they are of the insurgents, or their devotion to allah, they will stop letting inurgents operate.

Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:16:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/31/2006 6:16:34 AM EDT by Sub-MOA]

Originally Posted By raven:

Originally Posted By Sub-MOA:

Originally Posted By raven:
You guys dont seem to be aware how pro-American the typical Nazi citizen is. They know Hitler is a liar and corrupt as hell. They compare what their leaders say about us with what they hear with their own ears on shortwave radio and what their relatives living in Philadelphia say, and realize who the good guys are.

So dont cheer when average Prussians perish in earthquakes.




I'm really serious. The Iranian population in general is very pro-American. It's hard to believe but it's true.



<Walter Cronkite Voice> Day 322 of the Iranian hostage crisis and yes, they are still dancing in the street and burning flags… Looks like Carter is just too right wing for them folks </WCV>

Glass covered self lighting parking lot...
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:17:34 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:19:43 AM EDT
It was Bush's fault.

Link Posted: 3/31/2006 7:02:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Sub-MOA:

Originally Posted By raven:

Originally Posted By Sub-MOA:

Originally Posted By raven:
You guys dont seem to be aware how pro-American the typical Nazi citizen is. They know Hitler is a liar and corrupt as hell. They compare what their leaders say about us with what they hear with their own ears on shortwave radio and what their relatives living in Philadelphia say, and realize who the good guys are.

So dont cheer when average Prussians perish in earthquakes.




I'm really serious. The Iranian population in general is very pro-American. It's hard to believe but it's true.



<Walter Cronkite Voice> Day 322 of the Iranian hostage crisis and yes, they are still dancing in the street and burning flags… Looks like Carter is just too right wing for them folks </WCV>

Glass covered self lighting parking lot...



That was 26-27 years ago. The Persians got to find out how life was under an Islamic theocracy. Surprise, it sucks. And they're tired of it.

The sad thing is, Egypt's very similar. Egypt was very liberal and modern 100 years ago. Since then, their politics have been pushing for an Islamic theocracy like Iran's. Bin Laden's XO lead that fight for many years in the 70's. The Egyptians seem hellbent on following Iran's lead, even though the average Iranian doesn't want it any longer.
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