1. Jack's Shack December 29, 2004 at 6:19 pm

    At a time like this, with the number of dead in the thousands and climbing it is hard to come up with any sort of reason that makes sense to me.

  2. mquest December 29, 2004 at 6:15 pm

    The government in Sri Lanka does not have much control of the country. Some of the areas that were hit hard are areas controlled by the Tamil-rebels This fact may result in their unwillingness to get to much help.

  3. mquest December 29, 2004 at 5:27 pm

    It is hard to tell from the article but it looks as if the are specifically rejecting the “military” portions of Aid. It might be a bad decision on their part but, It does not seem all that odd to me. I think it is pride that is getting in the way.

  4. Soferet December 29, 2004 at 10:32 am

    Yeah, it’s unbelieveable. It only serves to extend the tragedy. They’re preventing their suffering citizens from receiving every possible aid & preventing Jews from doing mitzvot.
    A friend of mine from UVic was a Sri Lankan Jew. His mother was Jewish, his father Catholic. His father’s family tried to stop their marriage & then disowned him when they failed.
    It’s heart breaking.

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