Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Iraqi Tornado Kills Kansas Residents

Iraq Bombing Kills at Least 14 People in Kurdish Capital Irbil

May 9 (Bloomberg) -- An explosives-laden truck detonated in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil, killing at least 14 people, the Kurdistan regional government said.
The explosion today in the compound of the Interior Ministry of Kurdistan's government also left 87 people wounded, including some in critical condition, and caused extensive damage, the autonomous governing body said in a statement on its Web site.

Kansas Town Surveys Destruction After Deadly Tornado
May 7 (Bloomberg) -- Residents of Greensburg, Kansas, returned home for the first time today to survey destruction left by the state's deadliest tornado in more than a decade.
"It looks like a bomb hit the town,'' American Red Cross spokeswoman Karyn Yaussy said by telephone from the farming community. Rescue crews pulled a survivor from the rubble last night, City Administrator Steve Hewitt said in a televised briefing.
At least 10 people were killed by twister, which destroyed 95 percent of Greensburg three days ago, Hewitt said. Winds of 200 miles per hour (320 kilometers per hour) uprooted century- old trees, flattened homes and piled cars atop of cars. Every building on Main Street was destroyed.
The Red Cross housed and fed hundreds of residents at nearby cities yesterday while the town was closed. Officials said a curfew will be imposed tonight, partly as a precaution against looters.
I may have gotten the pictures mixed up. Do you think the Iraqi bombing victims will have a nice Red Cross shelter to stay in? Insurance claims to file? Neighboring cities to move to?
We can't prevent tornados. I think the invasion and occupation of Iraq could have been predicted and prevented.

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