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Nearly 20,000 Bangladeshis Flee Homes as High Tides Submerge Offshore Islands

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posted on Aug, 22 2005 @ 09:36 PM
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Nearly 20,000 Bangladeshis Flee Homes as High Tides Submerge Offshore Islands


CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (AP) - Unusually high tides partially submerged two offshore islands Monday in southeastern Bangladesh, forcing nearly 20,000 residents to flee their flooded homes, a relief official said. No one was hurt or missing.
A gradual tidal surge submerged almost two-thirds of Sandwip island under 5 feet, Golam Rabbani of the Bangladesh Red Crescent said by telephone from the nearby port city of Chittagong.

"The sea rose slowly since Sunday, so people had time to take shelter," Rabbani said.

Strong tides also washed away about 100 temporary straw-and-mud huts used by fishermen and salt collectors on Kutubdia Island, near the coastal town of Cox's Bazar, according to Liton Kutubi, a journalist who lives on the island.

At least 500 villagers, mostly fishermen, took shelter on higher ground, Kutubi told The Associated Press by telephone.

The weather bureau said a depression brewing in the Bay of Bengal and the pull of a full moon were likely causing the high tides, which also breached protective mud embankments and inundated low-lying areas of Chittagong, 135 miles southeast of the capital, Dhaka.


Okay something is odd about this to me, how come after so many years of living in that region, the high tide surpasses the usual level without a storm or tsunami? Wouldn't have these people know the history of the effects of the high tide in their area in correspondence with full moons?

What else could be the cause of this surge in sea levels in the area other than the full moon? Could a depression stir up this much water?



[edit on 8-22-2005 by worldwatcher]




posted on Aug, 23 2005 @ 12:24 PM
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This country experiences annual flooding that covers about one third of their land. With this high tide and the depression forming in the Bay Of Bengal, this would be more than enough to inundate such a low lying area.



Here is some more info on Bangladesh from the CIA World Fact Book

www.cia.gov...



posted on Aug, 23 2005 @ 10:28 PM
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this smells like more bush/blair nwo terror to me....review the link and the space preservation act and notice the references to environmental modification and tectonic weaponry....Why aren't 350 bombs exploding simultaneously big news?

By S. Rowan Wolf, Ph.D.
Online Journal Guest Writer
www.onlinejournal.com...

August 23, 2005 (Uncommon Thought Journal)—On Wednesday August 17, 350 bombs exploded simultaneously across Bangladesh. The U.S. corporate media did a sound bite and the story disappeared. Even most of the international media have given the story short shrift.

I am baffled as one would think that this would be top line news. Setting off 350 explosions in 50 cities across a country at the same time would seem to require a relatively large network of bombers and a high degree of coordination. True, the bombs were small and the death toll low (2 killed and 125 wounded), but the action itself is stunning.

Because of the "ineffectiveness" of the bombs, it is assumed that they were intended to cause panic and disruption. Perhaps, but couldn't they also have been a trial run—a test so to speak? Maybe the story has gotten so little coverage because the media doesn't want to "panic" the public. Or maybe it is because of other issues—such as the "China complex."

I am using the term "China complex" to refer to the growing network of influence and cooperation between China and other nations—such as Bangladesh which has a long history of ties to China. There is also conflict between Bangladesh and India. On August 19, there was a a skirmish at the border between the two countries. India and the U.S. have been strengthening relations, and the US is selling weapons to India.

Of course, the United States' ally in the "war on terror" has been Pakistan, but Pakistan has also made friendly overtures to China—about a year and a half ago the two nations held joint military exercises.

China has other "friends" that might worry the U.S. China has made an oil deal with Iran and now the two nations are talking about military cooperation. Also part of the China complex is Venezuela (with whom, China is expanding influence with oil contracts), and an ever-strengthening relationship with Russia to the point that China's military is being "Russianized." It is clear that China is attempting to send the US a message about the US plans for empire. That has made the news—Russia and China join forces to challenge US dominance.

The Bush administration has been trying to build their case for taking military action against Iran—based on Iran's alleged nuclear weapon plans. However, the IAEA has concluded that Iran is not making weapons from its enriched uranium. (Save that article if nuclear weapons are used as an excuse for invading Iran).

I truly don't like the way that relations are shaping up. On one hand you have the United States (and maybe Britain). On the other you have the China complex. Is the flap about Iran about Iran, or is it about China, or is it about oil? Are we seeing the alignment of a major resource war? That seems like a distinct possibility, but what about Bangladesh and their 350 bombs exploding in a half hour period? I find that event relatively scary even if the global media does not. It sends a signal, but from whom—"Islamic terrorists" or US (or India) covert operations? Either way, or none of the above, the event should be getting much more air time than it is...

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1. Space Preservation Act of 2001
H.R. 2977, introduced by Rep. Kucinich, October 2, 2001 ... uses of space for the benefit ... Act may be cited as the `Space Preservation Act of 2001'. SEC. 2. REAFFIRMATION OF POLICY ON THE PRESERVATION OF PEACE IN SPACE ...
www.fas.org/sgp/congress/2001/hr2977.html

HR 2977 IH

107th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2977

To preserve the cooperative, peaceful uses of space for the benefit of all humankind by permanently prohibiting the basing of weapons in space by the United States, and to require the President to take action to adopt and implement a world treaty banning space-based weapons.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 2, 2001

Mr. KUCINICH introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Science, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, and International Relations, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To preserve the cooperative, peaceful uses of space for the benefit of all humankind by permanently prohibiting the basing of weapons in space by the United States, and to require the President to take action to adopt and implement a world treaty banning space-based weapons.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the `Space Preservation Act of 2001'.

SEC. 2. REAFFIRMATION OF POLICY ON THE PRESERVATION OF PEACE IN SPACE.

Congress reaffirms the policy expressed in section 102(a) of the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 (42 U.S.C. 2451(a)), stating that it `is the policy of the United States that activities in space should be devoted to peaceful purposes for the benefit of all mankind.'.

SEC. 3. PERMANENT BAN ON BASING OF WEAPONS IN SPACE.

The President shall--

(1) implement a permanent ban on space-based weapons of the United States and remove from space any existing space-based weapons of the United States; and

(2) immediately order the permanent termination of research and development, testing, manufacturing, production, and deployment of all space-based weapons of the United States and their components.

SEC. 4. WORLD AGREEMENT BANNING SPACE-BASED WEAPONS.

The President shall direct the United States representatives to the United Nations and other international organizations to immediately work toward negotiating, adopting, and implementing a world agreement banning space-based weapons.

SEC. 5. REPORT.

The President shall submit to Congress not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, and every 90 days thereafter, a report on--

(1) the implementation of the permanent ban on space-based weapons required by section 3; and

(2) progress toward negotiating, adopting, and implementing the agreement described in section 4.

SEC. 6. NON SPACE-BASED WEAPONS ACTIVITIES.

Nothing in this Act may be construed as prohibiting the use of funds for--

(1) space exploration;

(2) space research and development;

(3) testing, manufacturing, or production that is not related to space-based weapons or systems; or

(4) civil, commercial, or defense activities (including communications, navigation, surveillance, reconnaissance, early warning, or remote sensing) that are not related to space-based weapons or systems.

SEC. 7. DEFINITIONS.

In this Act:

(1) The term `space' means all space extending upward from an altitude greater than 60 kilometers above the surface of the earth and any celestial body in such space.

(2)(A) The terms `weapon' and `weapons system' mean a device capable of any of the following:

(i) Damaging or destroying an object (whether in outer space, in the atmosphere, or on earth) by--

(I) firing one or more projectiles to collide with that object;

(II) detonating one or more explosive devices in close proximity to that object;

(III) directing a source of energy (including molecular or atomic energy, subatomic particle beams, electromagnetic radiation, plasma, or extremely low frequency (ELF) or ultra low frequency (ULF) energy radiation) against that object; or

(IV) any other unacknowledged or as yet undeveloped means.

(ii) Inflicting death or injury on, or damaging or destroying, a person (or the biological life, bodily health, mental health, or physical and economic well-being of a person)--

(I) through the use of any of the means described in clause (i) or subparagraph (B);

(II) through the use of land-based, sea-based, or space-based systems using radiation, electromagnetic, psychotronic, sonic, laser, or other energies directed at individual persons or targeted populations for the purpose of information war, mood management, or mind control of such persons or populations; or

(III) by expelling chemical or biological agents in the vicinity of a person.

(B) Such terms include exotic weapons systems such as--

(i) electronic, psychotronic, or information weapons;

(ii) chemtrails;

(iii) high altitude ultra low frequency weapons systems;

(iv) plasma, electromagnetic, sonic, or ultrasonic weapons;

(v) laser weapons systems;

(vi) strategic, theater, tactical, or extraterrestrial weapons; and

(vii) chemical, biological, environmental, climate, or tectonic weapons.

(C) The term `exotic weapons systems' includes weapons designed to damage space or natural ecosystems (such as the ionosphere and upper atmosphere) or climate, weather, and tectonic systems with the purpose of inducing damage or destruction upon a target population or region on earth or in space.



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