LORD of the SWORD, on Dec 27 2003, 05:37 PM, said:
Cardie, on Dec 26 2003, 05:15 PM, said:
I hope we are willing to send in our rescue and medical people, despite strained political relationships. It's always sobering to realize that whatever murderous catastrophes humans can concoct, nature can dwarf them in a second.
I, for one, hope that the US DOESN'T send aide. Where was Iran after 9-11? Did they help the US? Hell no!
So, as harsh and cruel as it sounds, if they don't do for us...why should the US do for them? Especially when Iran is NOT an ally of the US. I know if I was a doctor and President Bush said: "Go to Iran and help them." My response would probably be along the lines of: "Go to hell."
The very thought that someone could even utter an opinion like this is absolutely sickening. Ohh, so just because they didn't lend aid to the US, you shouldn't lend aid to them.....that's the most selfish and disgusting thing I've ever heard.
Lord of the Sword, the US is the world's last super power, an extremely rich and advanced nation. 9/11, as awful as it was is NOWHERE near the scale of this disaster. The local government in Iran is simply not capable of handling this disaster as well as the US authorities handled the attacks on 9/11.
Where's the morals of saying that just because the country is a political enemy it shouldn't be worthy of aid in a major humanitarian crisis.
Thank God the US government doesn't share your opinions.