THE DEAD ARE DEEPLY MOURNED
MAY THOSE LEFT BEHIND FIND COMFORT AND A SYMPATHETIC SHOULDER TO CRY ON
Réquiem ætérnam dona eis,
et lux perpétua lúceat eis.
Requiéscant in pace.
Eternal rest grant unto them,
and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May they rest in peace.
Rescue workers in
China are struggling to reach nearly 60,000 people who are reported as missing near to the epicentre of the earthquake, prompting fears that the death toll will continue to soar way past the present total which is close to 15,000. Sichuan
The efficiency of the rescue work, the openness and the grateful acceptance of international aid, by the Chinese government, will, it is hoped, help to speed up the recovery of trapped victims, as well reduce the risk of the outbreak of epidemics of disease and also the risk of exposure to the elements, hunger or even starvation.
A video of the rescue work going on after the devastating earthquake in
DISMAY AND DESPERATION
Nearly two weeks after cyclone Nargis hit the shores of the Irrawaddy Delta, the inflow of overseas aid is still being restricted and expert foreign rescue workers are still prevented from entering to assist in the rescue and other humanitarian work.
And now, threatening to make matters even worse, a second cyclone is bearing down on
, whilst the country is still in the midst of a gargantuan humanitarian crisis,which was initially caused by devastation wrought by cyclone Nargis, and which is being exacerbated by the evil Generals who head the inhuman tyrannical murderous military junta which enslaves and tortures the noble Burmese people. Burma
Up to now over 128,000 lives have been lost, according to the latest Red Cross estimations (and the number is certain to rise when diseases and starvation take their toll), and it is estimated by a UK aid organisation, that between 1.6 to 2.5 million souls are now in dire need of help such as shelter, clothing, food and clean water, as well as other essential emergency aid.
To view a video, please go HERE
The international community needs to exert maximum pressure on the Junta, and if they remain intransigent, then whatever has to be done, must be done to ensure that all the required help, both in the form of manpower and materials, is supplied to help the Burmese people, with or without the consent of the wicked men who control Burma.
When the emergency is over, the Generals should be charged and brought to an international court to be tried for their crimes against humanity, then if found to be guilty, they should be severely punished.
Or even better, their own people should do unto them as they have done to their people!
Conscientia mille testes
-Conscience is as good as a thousand witnesses