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Hell on Earth: I'Ve Seen 20 Wars. But Nothing Prepared Me for This

World  (tags: Destruction, Disatser, environment )

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The first thing you notice is the silence which seems to hang over the place. There is no sound as we approach this once-thriving coastal town.Driving round the final bend in the mountain road before making the descent into Minami Sanriku, nothing can....


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Rajee Seetharam (138)
Monday March 14, 2011, 3:07 am
So beautifully and touchingly written! Reading this, I felt I was the one standing there and looking.....omg! What trauma they must be undergoing...all those people and animals!! How courageous the Japs are!! Wishing them speedy recovery.
Noted with thanks.

Agnes H (144)
Monday March 14, 2011, 3:38 am
I couldn't watch the videos I'm afraid. The pictures told me enough. I'm so sorry for the people, especially the children who were at school at the time and lost their families. I really feel for them. How are they going to cope? Especially the younger ones who probably ended up orphans at such a young life. I know there are plenty of orphans around in the world due to the fighting that's going on everywhere at the moment. But seeing this wave coming in and not being able to do anything but watch your town or village being destroyed like that! It must be so fearful. I'm sorry but I'm near tears.

Arild Warud (174)
Monday March 14, 2011, 3:59 am
Thanks Anna.

kay h (156)
Monday March 14, 2011, 4:25 am

Krasimira B (175)
Monday March 14, 2011, 7:05 am
I'm speechless. The title is enough. My heart is full with compassion... Thank you Anna.

Carol H (229)
Monday March 14, 2011, 7:34 am
great article and pictures of this awful aftermath. thanks Anna, noted

Pat B (354)
Monday March 14, 2011, 8:56 am
Who is going to go against Mother Nature? This is soooo tragic, and heartbreaking. Between New Zealand, and now Japan. My prayers go out to all who are living there....xox

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Monday March 14, 2011, 9:08 am
So tragic for the dead and people who have lost everything.

Andrea H (30)
Monday March 14, 2011, 9:12 am
Great story. Thanks

Jo-Ann Harris (85)
Monday March 14, 2011, 11:24 am
Thanks Anna. Noted and a beautifully written article. It gives us a glimpse on the devastation and horrible condition these people are living in, much less trying to cope and make sense of. Why must it take a disaster such as this to bring the world together? I have no heart bleeds and eyes swell with tears for these people.

Michael Griffiths (5)
Monday March 14, 2011, 11:30 am
This eartquake makes it plain to those who are not in a state of slumber or denial that Humanity itself must change. the earthquake itself is a great tragedy but the use of Nuclear power is causing a greater disaster.
Governments and the main stream media are liars - There is a meltdown ongoing at the first reactor now even worse another reactor which uses Plutonium has exploded with mushroom cloud. Plutonium is many times more lethal than Uranium YOU now have yet another wake up call ITS YOUR CHOICE - Stay as you are trusting in others Governments and their like to sort things out OR do something think for yourself and get your heads out of the sand if you care about the ones you love.
You need Iodine to protect the Thyroid this can be purchased in the form of Kelp - yes seaweed either as part of your diet or in food supplement form from Health stores or Pharmacy.
There is a cover in operation and even if if does not get to the worst case scenario BE PREPARED there is much more of these disasters long over due and IT WILL HAPPEN - I could go into more detail about the why and how of this but that is not the most important issue - be prepared - what if all your power and fuel stopped think about please - I love you and care about you and detest how those in power abuse that power.
Get storable foods and all that you know you would need - Imagine that there may come a time very soon when you will not be able to simply go to Walmart for your goods - THIS IS NOT A JOKE - I rarely post but feel a resposibility to nudge those who are in a state of denail.
Better safe than sorry and for sure ievents like this and worse WILL HAPPEN

Glenda J (158)
Monday March 14, 2011, 11:42 am
When something of this Magnitude happens in any town or village we would if possible come together and due what's right each and everyone of us..Fear may be within the minds of us all but when something happens as this we would be there to help it's our human trait.

. (0)
Monday March 14, 2011, 11:48 am
It is so heartbreaking, noted and thanks

linda b (186)
Monday March 14, 2011, 12:17 pm
Such a tragic disaster, thank you Anna

Sharon Balloch (127)
Monday March 14, 2011, 12:35 pm
can not even look... sending money and prayers is all one can do from so far away. thanks

Katherine S (34)
Monday March 14, 2011, 12:51 pm
it is indeed hell on Earth, I wish Japan a speedy recovery and hopefully many more people will be be reunited with their families safely

Shaheen N (64)
Monday March 14, 2011, 2:12 pm
Heart wrenching,very sad & depressive. My thoughts & prayers are with the people of Japan. may GOD grant them courage & strength to bear the loss. Amen.

Past Member (0)
Monday March 14, 2011, 2:43 pm
The pictures tell a thousand words.

Melody Aragorn (135)
Monday March 14, 2011, 3:04 pm
Lets stand together and be their strength in our own simple ways, spread the word, get help..
Least we can do is sign and fwd.. Lets do it for JAPAN..
Animals... Humans... have lost their families and homes,
Please do fwd and dont forget to sign..
May every Angel helping there never fall short of strength..
May every LIFE out there know that help is on its way..
To LIFE as LIFE I urge you humbly today..

Bless the soul who found these links and yes Thank you Ben O, and my group of friends who had fwd these links to me..Bless your hearts and may none of you fall short of strength ever..

For Life As Life.. Stand together as One..

SK O (19)
Monday March 14, 2011, 3:34 pm
A heartbreaking koan.

patricia lasek (317)
Monday March 14, 2011, 4:45 pm

Heart wrenching.

Robert O (12)
Monday March 14, 2011, 4:56 pm
I'm sure many people (myself included) can't really wrap their minds around the sheer magnitude of destruction and loss of human life. It's just awful and almost seems surreal. So tragic.

Ann L (15)
Monday March 14, 2011, 6:49 pm
Just beyond belif. My heart goes out to Japan. Noted and FB. Thanks Melody A for all the sites we can click and help. Signed and forwarded.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Monday March 14, 2011, 7:06 pm
Devastating !!!!

Nancy C (806)
Monday March 14, 2011, 9:10 pm
With technology today, we can gather a bit of the terror that the poor Japanese people are experiencing. So, all the better to encourage everyone to help.

Walter Firth (45)
Monday March 14, 2011, 9:57 pm
Our deepest and heartfelt sympathies to the people of Japan. It is past time for those with bitter memories to forgive and forget the past.

Mia R (3)
Monday March 14, 2011, 10:37 pm
In our hearts and in our prayers.

greenplanet e (155)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 2:19 am
We humans can be very vulnerable to the forces of the planet.

Heartfelt condolences.

Brenda Towers (0)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 3:05 am

Kerrie G (116)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 5:31 am
Noted, thanks.
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