Stories about Disaster from September, 2007
The Accidental Russophile writes about the difference between the Russian and American views of international terrorism: “Putin's most recent tour of southeast Asia was little more than an arms dealer visiting his new customers.”
“A few months after the events in New York City thebookmann had an usual dream where he was part of the World Trade Center Memorial project”: Thebookmann shares his personal memorial for the victims of September 11, 2001.
“Thousands of Algerians took to the streets to protest the recent suicide attacks that killed tens,” writes the Big Pharaoh from Egypt. “Very good news. I’m still dreaming of mass protests across the Arab world against the daily carnage in Iraq. I know I’ll be dreaming for a long time,”...
A prank was recently played on the entire city of Bogota, in which an individual called several companies indicating that a massive earthquake to strike the capital city. The false alarm sent many scurrying for safety and left the phone lines of the local seismology center at the point of collapse. Some Colombian bloggers and forum members provided the reminder that earthquakes cannot be predicted and lamented the fact that many Bogotans were unprepared in the event of a real emergency.
Marisa Treviño of the blog site Latina Lista focuses on the difficulties faced by Mexican families during the mine disaster in Utah.
Moscow City Day celebrations this year coincided with the third anniversary of the Beslan school siege. Some Russian bloggers discussed the regime's attempts to make people forget the unforgettable tragic event of September 1-3, 2004.
Eduardo Villanueva, a communications professor, writes about the problems with the telecommunications system following the August earthquake in Peru [ES]. “No, there was no contingency plan…no, the state did not do what it should have done,” writes Villanueva.
Finally, the 21 Korean abductees returned to Korea. While people are pleased to see them in good condition, there are numerous criticisms about them. It seems that their attitudes and the church’s reaction after their release have brought out more arguments. In addition, how to deal with the amount of...
Omar Barsawad from Yemen writes about two types of fires – the one in Greece and flaring.
Living Dominica is inspired to see the island rebuilding after Hurricane Dean.
Barbados Underground reports on a major fire at a manufacturing plant.
From El Salvador, Hunnapuh [ES] gives its assessment of the impending arrival of Hurricane Felix.
A storm of blog entries has appeared as Hurricane Felix approaches the Nicaraguan shore. The most recent computer models show Felix hitting the north shore of Nicaragua, its eye moving inland across the mountainous north of Honduras. Several bloggers in Honduras are bracing for the storm offering suggestions on how to stay safe and assistance after the storm passes.
Barbados Free Press posts maps of the Brittons Hill area sent in by a reader, with the objective of “getting people to remember earlier land uses…maybe it will help in understanding what happened there last Sunday.”
The weather phenomenon subsequently named Hurricane Felix caused flooding and landslides in Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday 1 September. Blogger Attillah Springer photographed the capital, Port of Spain, under water.