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2006-02-18 Southeast Asia
Red Cross estimates 200 dead, 1,500 missing in Philippine landslide
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Posted by Fred 2006-02-18 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [269 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Unfortunately, I think it's none missing, thousands dead. :-(
Posted by Barbara Skolaut">Barbara Skolaut  2006-02-18 01:15||]">[]  2006-02-18 01:15|| Front Page Top

#2 This is a tragedy. It was also inevitable. Spain's hundreds of years of dysfunctional rule (albeit probably no worse than native rule, pre-Spain) did not leave the Philippines equipped for self-rule. Incidents like this have their roots in America's abandonment of the Filipino people to their avaricious and incompetent (but eloquent) native elites in 1946, at which point the Philippines was perhaps the richest country in Southeast Asia, thanks to roughly fifty years of American rule.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2006-02-18 15:42||]">[]  2006-02-18 15:42|| Front Page Top

#3 so it was our fault? Jeebus!
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2006-02-18 16:31||   2006-02-18 16:31|| Front Page Top

#4 We didn't save them from themselves. A vicious form of imperialism, that.
Posted by too true 2006-02-18 16:36||   2006-02-18 16:36|| Front Page Top

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