Category Archives: Foreign Disasters

International Disaster Assistance and DoD!


By virtue of Presidential Executive Order DoD is the primary response organization for foreign disasters. Not the STATE department or its AID or OFDA! Oddly perhaps DoD ignored its own talent and insights into foreign disasters in Iraq and Afghanistan. … Continue reading

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One Accounting for 2011 Disasters!


There is a difference between costs, damages, and losses and certainly insured losses and insurable losses are other important categories. But see the UN report below: Disasters cost $366 billion in 2011: UN Geneva (AFP) Jan 18, 2012 – Natural … Continue reading

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Japanese Meltdown Continuing!


I have not posted on this subject for a while but worthwhile to do so given constantly new information leaking out of Japan about the March 11th event. Japan’s Premier Plans to Resign By REUTERS Published: August 23, 2011 TOKYO … Continue reading

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JAPAN and the aftermath of March 11th


I have not posted on Japan for a while. But today’s NY Times has an article suggesting that Japan has finally placed a figure on its recovery from March 11th at $157 Billion and the article also provides the following … Continue reading

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Afghanistan and Iraq–USA 0 for 2?


Well the post 9/11 military effort has now resulted in questionable success in Afghanistan and Iraq. Another generation of disaffected military produced by US foreign wars? Perhaps a US George McDonald Frazer will come forward to document various  US Charges … Continue reading

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TURKEY and ITS Elections!


Turkey is highly earthquake prone. Modern Turkey created by the breakup of the Ottoman Empire which sided with the Germans in WWI and defeated a poorly planned British landing at Gallopolli in WWI. Modern Turkey is also a member of … Continue reading

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JAPAN–The NEWS WORSENS TWO MONTHS IN!


The information flow from Japan on its crisis and catastrophic events of almost two months ago is no where nearly adequate to evaluate the future for that country. Perhaps the cutting of all civil servants salaries by 10% to fund … Continue reading

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