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  •  Aljazeera has been covering it (6+ / 0-)

    in great detail.  Virtually every broadcast has four or five minutes of new tape or live reports from the scene.  I'm expecting a half hour to hour long documentary fairly soon.  They often do that.  

    Something else:  No one seems to remember that much of the parts of Pakistan that were hit by the floods had been devastated by the earthquake in 2005 (I think) and had scarcely begun to recover from that horror.  This makes the situation in places like Swat Valley even worse.  I grieve for the people there, for I've spent quite a bit of time in Kalam, the largest town in the Upper Swat Valley.  It's spectacularly beautiful country not unlike areas of CO or Alberta.  

    -7.13 / -6.97 "The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion." -- Edmund Burke

    by GulfExpat on Mon Aug 09, 2010 at 02:38:57 PM PDT

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    •  Actually (4+ / 0-)

      Most of the areas hit hardest by the quake have managed to avoid the worst of the flooding.

      Sure, Swat may have felt the quake, but I recall the main damage was in and around Kashmir.

      The P.A.K. (Pakistani Administered Kashmir) and I.A.K. (Indian...) seem out of the shaded regions on the UN map above, for the most part.

      The best way to save the planet is to keep laughing!

      by LaughingPlanet on Mon Aug 09, 2010 at 02:50:42 PM PDT

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