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Monday, February 9, 2009

Natural Fires or Mass Murder?

I was just reading an article about the brushfires in Australia. Now people are saying that they may have been caused by arsonists! Not Nature herself. That makes me feel worse! I hope it's not true because that would be much harder to excuse than if the fires had been caused naturally. Thankfully one of my favorite internet buds is OK, and so is her family! I thank GOD for that anyway. But I still am thinking of the people down there, and hope that one of my favorite guys from INXS does not get caught up in it. Even though I know it's many miles away from them, I still worry!!

According to this article I found, the death toll is now at over 160. Bodies were found in crashed cars that had tried to escape the fires, it's terrible! The flames are moving so fast that people were getting desperate! One man jumped into his pool, one woman hid her children in a wombat burrow, etc! It's just terrible!! One officer said that if this was started by arsonists, it is nothing more than mass murder! I must say I agree. Seems that way. It'd have been different if the fires were started naturally. That could have been easier to get over. But to think some people started the fires just for fun, well, it's horrible to think about. The fires were further complicated by 60 mph winds and 117 degree weather. That's why it's going so fast! Before this, the worst fires to hit the state of Victoria occured in 1983, when 75 people were killed. That's only half though of what is being found now.

If anyone wants to read the full article, here is what I found: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090209/ap_on_re_au_an/as_australia_wildfires. I sure do wish everyone well who has survived to now. And I hope it is really not caused by humans! I'm in denial here though. Most likely it was caused by humans. The sad thing is that it was also probably done deliberately.
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