Friday, March 11, 2011
8.9 earthquake & tsunami hit NE Japan
Remember those first estimates of 300 some casualties? And now this: "10K dead in Japan amid fears of nuclear meltdowns" (Weekend Edition, March 13, 2011). I can't look at these pictures without tears. I spent the first twenty years of my life among these people. I went to their public schools with some of them, to one of their universities. It's awful. I've received emails indirectly from one of them, but some are incommunicado. Cell phones are out. Trains aren't running. It's far worse than 9/11. There's not even the "benefit" of an enemy to focus their outrage. It's just vast devastation. Horrible. Pray for the Japanese people.