17,000 Dead (So Far) After Earthquakes smash Turkey and Syria

More than 17,000 people are dead after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked southeastern Turkey and northwestern Syria early Monday, according to officials.  As of today, not one cent of aid money and not one shipment of emergency food has been sent by the United States because of “economic sanctions.”  What kind of slithering human filth is in the US Government that they would spite such suffering through economic sanctions?

We all know the Biblical story of Sodom and Gomorrah.  The Lord smote them for their evil.  But what was it that God saw in Sodom that enraged him most?  In Ezekiel 16:49, God said “’Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.”

That was the big one to God; Sodom did not help the poor and the needy.  For that, God smote them; struck them down.

So here we are, now days after an earthquake of Biblical proportion struck Turkey and into Syria, flattening over 5600 buildings, killing over 17,000 (so far), rupturing water lines, outing electric power, breaking roads and bridges which now prevents the movement of food, and what have WE done to help?  Nothing.

What vicious and hardened people are we who have so much, but do mothing for these people?  Have we forgotten that Almighty God sees what we’re doing?  Are we so arrogant and comfy that the idea of our living God becoming enraged at us, does not even enter our minds?

I say economic sanctions should be Waived immediately for food, water, medicine, shelter, generators, food, communications gear and heavy machinery to remove debris and rescue the trapped.  I say a Herculean emergency assistance effort from the United States and Europe should be commenced immediately to Turkey, Syria, Lebanon (if needed) and any other area affected by the horrifying earthquakes that have struck that region.


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