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Can't understand why the Muslim world thinks the way they do....but Al Jazeera is to be respected (according to some on this board)


Al-Jazeera's tsunami conspiracy theories

Arab news service reports chatter about plots, India-Israel nuke test implicated


Posted: January 6, 2005

6:32 p.m. Eastern

© 2005 WorldNetDaily.com

Everyone knows a magnitude 9.0 earthquake triggered the massive tsunamis that have killed more than 150,000 in South Asia, right?

Wrong, reports Al-Jazeera, the popular Arab news service.

Some think the U.S. and Indian militaries deliberately caused the tsunamis with electromagnetic pulse technology.

Some of the theories reported on seriously by Al-Jazeera include:

The U.S. government knew of the disaster ahead of time and failed to warn Asians in affected countries, as evidenced by the American Navy base situated on the Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia that was alerted and escaped unscathed from the effects of the tsunamis;

Indian and U.S. military testing of weapons using electromagnetic waves triggered the earthquake;

Aliens caused the disaster as a way to correct the planet's "wobbly" rotation;

The Australian and Thai governments deliberately failed to respond to warning of the impending earthquake.

Dr. Bart Bautisda, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology's chief science research specialist, categorically rejects any claim of foul play having been the reason behind the disaster.

The weapons-testing theory holds no water, he says, because of the amount of energy needed to cause such a quake.

"You would need a very huge amount of energy. It's impossible. A billion tons could not do it," he told Al-Jazeera.

Bautisda admits that wave activity might be triggered very close to the scene of a giant explosion, but the effect would only be a tiny fraction of the tsunamis that hit the Asian coastline on Dec. 26.

"It's possible to cause vibration, but not sufficient to cause disruption," he said. "We can tell the difference between an artificial explosion and an earthquake. The mechanisms are different."

But what about a nuclear explosion?

An Egyptian magazine today claimed the tsunami "was possibly" caused by a secret Indian nuclear experiment in which "Israeli and American nuclear experts participated," the Jerusalem Post reported.

According to Al-Osboa', India, in its heated nuclear race with Pakistan, has received sophisticated nuclear know-how from the U.S. and Israel, both of which "showed readiness to cooperate with India in experiments to exterminate humankind."

The magazine claimed geologists have warned about holding nuke tests "in the region of the Indian Ocean known as 'the Fire Belt,' in which the epicenter of the earthquake lies."

The Fire Belt includes dangerous terrain that can move at anytime, without human intervention, Al-Osboa' reported.

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Do you have a link to the Al Jazeera article that said this? I don't trust worldnetdaily from previous experience.

I looked all over the al jazeera english site and couldn't find anything like that.

I am sure worldnetdaily just made it up...........after all, they are not as credible as Al Jazeera


This was probably on Al Jazeera TV, not in an article

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I am sure worldnetdaily just made it up...........after all, they are not as credible as Al Jazeera


This was probably on Al Jazeera TV, not in an article

i searched their website for "tsunami conspiracy" and got this

no mention of America here.

Thai government may have killed tsunami warning

12/29/2004 2:15:00 PM GMT

Thailand’s Meteorological Department may have delayed tsunami warning fearing it could damage the country’s tourism industry, officials said on condition of anonymity.

Sulamee Prachuab, head of the department’s Seismological Bureau, said that the agency had to be cautious because the government’s tourism agency fears such warnings would affect the country’s tourism if a predicted disaster didn’t occur.

The department said it did issue warnings of the looming tidal wave Sunday, but broadcasts beamed to tourist resorts in the country’s south undermined the threat, and a website caution was not posted until three hours after tsunami hit Thailand’s resorts.

"Five years ago, the Meteorological Department issued a warning of a possible tidal wave after an earthquake occurred in Papua New Guinea, but the tourism authority complained that such a warning would hurt tourism," Sumalee said.

Right after the earthquake struck northern Sumatra at 7:58am on Sunday, officials of the meteorological department held an emergency meeting with Supharek Tansrit-tanawaong, director general.

"The very important factor in making the decision was that it’s high [tourist] season and hotel rooms were nearly 100-per-cent full. If we issued a warning, which would have led to an evacuation, [and if nothing happened], what would happen then? Business would be instantly affected. It would be beyond the Meterological Department’s ability to handle. We could go under if [the tsunami] didn’t come," said a source who attended the meeting.

They said that the Bangkok office warned that an earthquake measuring 8.1 on the Richter scale, much lower than announced later, was threatening the region.

"We didn’t think there would be subsequent seismic waves, because a similar quake of 7.6 on the Richter scale, which hit Sumatra on November 2, 2002, did not affect Thailand," said a member of the department on condition of anonymity.

Also, this time, the quake hit west of Sumatra which made the officials assume that the island will prevent any waves from breaking towards Phuket and its vicinity, he added.

Among the department’s 900-person staff, only four who were earthquake experts.

Tourism represents Thailand’s number one foreign income earner, and the government officials are cautious with any news they fear would hurt Thai’s tourism .

A fact-finding committee of independent experts and government officials is to be set up as early as next month to determine whether the Meteorological Department failed to give a timely public warning, Surapong Suebwonglee, minister of Information and Communication Technology.

"We will investigate the facts of how the Meteorological Department handled the situation," he said

However, the ministry hasn’t decided yet what action will be taken against officials if it was proved that they failed in their duty.

A tsunami had not hit Thailand in more than 300 years.

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maybe it was an op-ed piece, in which case thats exactly what it is - an opinion of some guy.

Its one thing to paint America negatively in things they are involved in (eg, Iraq), but its something completely different when they talk about conspiracies involving aliens!

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oh, and a search of Google for "al jazeera tsunami conspiracy" is not yielding anything from Al Jazeera's website.

the only results are copies of the worldnetdaily article.

Like I said, worldnetdaily just made it up........... :rolleyes:

On a positive note I guess this little extreme micro example is symbolic of the problem/challenge we face..........worldnetdaily get questioned here (even when reporting on the bullshit Al Jazeera throws out).............and the bullshit that Al Jazeera throws out is taken as gospel by unfortunately too many people in that part of the world (and some right here are more apt to give Al Jazeera the benefit of the doubt over worldnetdaily....hint, hint :) )

Good jobs bigpops...give yourself a pat on the back.....you exposed the the evil of worldnetdaily and help saved millions from corruption because a google search did not turn up something (even though, like I said, this was probably excerpts on Al Jazeera TV that is not necessarily in print) :finger:

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Uh-oh, that preacher of hate, that vehicle of lies, that mechanism of misinformation, that distributor of propaganda, that conveyer of bullshit, worldnetdaily, oops, I mean Palestinian TV is at it again:

PA TV: U.S., Jews caused tsunami

Palestinian sermon calls for destruction of America, Israel

Posted: January 10, 2005

1:00 a.m. Eastern

By Aaron Klein

© 2005 WorldNetDaily.com

With Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon recently crediting the Palestinian Authority for clamping down on incitement against the Jewish state, official Palestinian television last week blamed Israel for the tsunami in southeast Asia, preached the destruction of Israel and the U.S., and declared America the prime sponsor of world terror.

"The Muslim remembers how the Jews corrupted the land ... . They invest in the East Asian countries, which were destroyed [by the tsunami] because of the Jewish and American corruption and destruction," said Palestinian preacher Sheik Ibrahim Madiras Friday during his weekly sermon broadcast on PA television, according to a translation by Palestinian Media Watch.

"The Jews are Jews. Their character and custom are the corruption and destruction of this land. We keep warning you: the Jews are a cancer that spreads inside the body of the Islamic and Arab nation," continued Madiras.

Madiras told his audience the Palestinian goal is the destruction of Israel. "We are interested in returning to our genuine borders. We want to return to the 1948 [pre-Israel] borders," said Madiras, referring to the period before Israel's creation.

"[We have a claim] which we can't forget and will never forgive forever [against] Britain and all governments who assisted that state [israel] to be established on this land, which is a false state on a true land."

Madiras went on to called America the center of terrorism. "America today is the sponsor of terror on this land. America, who pretends for freedom and pretends for democracy, is the sponsor of terror on the face of this land. America has reached her peak, by Allah's will, is on the way to the abyss. America, led by its president now, [who is] leading it to the abyss, to destruction, to death, by Allah's will. America, for whom Bush dug a grave the day he invaded Afghanistan, and prepared the grave for burial the day he invaded Iraq, by Allah, America will be buried the day the American embassy will be moved to Jerusalem, and it will be the last nail in her coffin."

Sharon and other Israeli leaders last month credited Mahmoud Abbas for helping to lower official incitement in the Palestinian media against Israel. But as yesterday's PA presidential election drew closer, Palestinian incitement grew exponentially.

Abbas campaigned alongside Islamic Jihad and Hamas terrorists, and called Israel the "Zionist enemy." He also vowed to protect and shelter wanted terrorists, referring to them as "heroes."

"We will not forget those wanted by Israel. These are the heroes that are fighting for freedom," said Abbas.

Earlier last month, Palestinian television featured a senior PA academic, Dr. Hassan Khater, founder of the Al Quds Encyclopedia, saying the killing of Jews is mandated by the prophet Mohammed, Palestinian Media Watch reported.

Khater, quoting what he said was Islamic tradition, told viewers, "Mohammed said in his Hadith: 'The Hour [Day of Resurrection] will not arrive until you fight the Jews, [until a Jew will hide behind a rock or tree] and the rock and the tree will say: Oh Muslim, servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him!'"

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