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* Asian_Tsunami: "Aid Politics" *
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132005 Australia plans big boost in aid to tsunami-ravaged Indonesia: reports

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Australia SYDNEY (AFP) - Australia plans to take a leading role in the reconstruction of tsunami-stricken Indonesia with an aid package worth more than 500 million dollars (385 million US) to restore infrastructure, 050103
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U.S. US leads drive to thwart extremists 050103
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What Powell said "If nations are poor, if they don't see hope, if they're riddled by disease, if no one is helping them, then radicalism takes over, they lose faith in democracy and they start turning in other directions," Mr Powell told CNN. 050103
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yahoo! Search The United_States and Australia have made the humanitarian challenge in the tsunami disaster zone a security priority and plan to pour billions of dollars into the region to stop it turning into a breeding ground for Islamic radicalism and terrorism. 050103
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132005 India turns down international aid in Andaman islands

5:26 PM ET
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Yahoo! Search Minister of State for Home Prakash Jaiswal said the Indian government believed it could handle the catastrophe on the badly hit southern islands, which are home to military airbases and considered a strategic zone by New Delhi. 050104
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WMD "_that_America_was_being_'stingy'___" 050104
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U.S. Eureka!!!

Bush + Colin_Powell + ...

=

Weapon_of_Mass_Deception (WMD) 050104
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U.N. UN set to take control of tsunami relief effort
at Financial Times (Jan 5, 2005)
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Australia Australian aid sets the standard: Oxfam
at The Age (Jan 5, 2005)
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122005 Relief effort is propaganda trick, say Tamil Tigers 050105
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152005 Relief effort is propaganda trick, say Tamil Tigers 050105
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Sri Lanka http://www.guardian.co.uk/tsunami/story/0,15671,1383515,00.html

The Tamil Tiger leadership has accused the Sri Lankan government of trying to make political propaganda out of the tsunami relief effort by exaggerating the amount of aid it is sending to Tamil-controlled areas.
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U.K. http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/01/05/news/edstocking.html

OXFORD, England The tsunami crisis has proved that people can and do care about others on the other side of the globe. Hearts have been moved by pictures of parents whose children were swept away, entire communities obliterated and the outstretched arms of survivors, desperate for whatever aid is available.
Ordinary people have donated to appeals such as Oxfam's at an unprecedented rate. Their generosity has inspired - and pushed - governments to step up to the mark.
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* * Britons * 050105
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French_Wine * Butterfly_effect * 050105
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France French_wine France Doubles Aid for Asian Disaster

Thu, Dec. 30 (1230), 2004 041231
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Google Search PARIS - One-upping the United_States, France nearly doubled its aid pledge for tsunami victims to $57 million Thursday and briefly claimed the role as leading donor nation, 041231
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U.S.
January 5, 2005 (152005)

"The good heart of the American people"
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a "point" http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2005/01/05/the_good_heart_of_the_american_people/

Bush"s version of America's good heart is pass_the_buck and the responsibility...
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somebody "The $350 million pledged by the Bush administration, some of which will be diverted from other relief needs, represents 0.003 percent of our national income. Europe, on average, is spending about triple that." 050105
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Be_on_Notice OOps...

_'when_we_pledge_an_amount_we_'plan'_to_deliver_

"WMD"...
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An "amazing" newslink Conspiracy theorists see dark forces behind tsunami disaster

1 hour, 48 minutes ago

"Conspiracy_theories"
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? why governments were so slow to act in the minutes and hours before tsunamis slammed into their shores, killing almost 150,000.

"There's a lot more to this. Why is the US sending a warship? Why is a senior commander who was in Iraq (news - web sites) going there?"
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??? "the US military and the State Department received advanced warning of the tsunami, but did little to warn Asian countries."

"Why did the US State Department remain mum on the existence of an impending catastrophe?,"
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ACEH BANDA ACEH, INDONESIA -- Fundamentalist Muslims have begun arriving in the stricken capital of Aceh, including a group chaired by an influential cleric identified by Western intelligence sources as an al-Qaeda sympathizer, 050105
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152005 Tsunami could be a "circuit-breaker" in Aceh unrest: Australian military
AFP - 10 minutes ago
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somebody The rebels want Aceh to become an independent state, which it was until an invasion by Dutch colonialists in the late 19th century. 050105
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U.N. 6 January, 2005, 05:25 GMT

The UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has urged international donors to convert pledges of aid for the tsunami victims into
$1bn cash for immediate use.
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why not
_that_America_was_being_'stingy'___

* UN"s Premptive_War(s) against US *
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OOps...
* UN"s preemptive_wars against US *
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" _24_percent_vs_1_percent_" 050105
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North Korea Eureka!!!

"Even impoverished North Korea has chipped in with a pledge of $150,000."
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India India shows its sphere of influence
at Times of India (Jan 5, 2005)
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Yahoo! Search India's aid of $ 23 million rushed to Sri Lanka within hours of the disaster has also been noticed, along with the deployment of what is now being seen as the most potent navy in the Indian Ocean. New Delhi has dispatched three survey ships converted to hospitals-at-sea one to Nicobar, one to Sri Lanka, and one to Bandar Aceh in Indonesia. 050105
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Russia http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/050106/photos_wl_sa_afp/050106043235_0aghaenh_photo0
Wed Jan 5 (152005),11:32 PM ET

Russian President Vladimir Putin sends condolences to worst-hit Asian countries
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. Vladimir_Putin telephoned the leaders of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and Thailand, the four countries most affected by the tsunami disaster, to offer condolences and further humanitarian aid. 050106
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China ... 050106
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" OOps...

China fails the tsunami test at MSNBC"
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The Graces from Heaven http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6785287/

2:32 p.m. ET Jan. 5, 2005

"So why are the Chinese still at their moorings?"

China"s historic policy of "non-interference" in the internal affairs of its neighbors...
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172005 Tensions flare in quake countries

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4153769.stm
12:51 GMT
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Sri Lanka In Sri Lanka, the Tamil Tigers have warned of serious consequences if government soldiers are not withdrawn from welfare camps. 050107
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Indonesia In Indonesia's Aceh province, clashes have broken out with separatist rebels. 050107
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182005 Japan orders biggest military deployment for Asian tsunami disaster
AFP - 25 minutes ago
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Japan TOKYO (AFP) - Japan will send some 1,000 military personnel to Indonesia in the country's biggest overseas deployment since World_War_II to help victims of the Asian_tsunami disaster. 050108
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Gulf States ***
* Collective miserliness
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Arab governments, and the oil-rich Gulf states in particular, have been criticised for not pledging more for the victims - the majority of whom are Muslims from Indonesia.
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Saudi Arabia Friday, 172005, 12:35 GMT

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4151241.stm

Saudi Arabia ups its aid pledge for tsunami victims, after criticisms that Gulf states are not giving enough.
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Gunfire 182005 21 minutes ago

echoed through the main tsunami-hit city on Indonesia's Sumatra island...
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Protest Meanwhile, hundreds of people protested in Sri Lanka's Tamil-dominated north after U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan agreed to a government request that he not visit tsunami-stricken areas under Tamil rebel control. 050109
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192005 Annan winds up Sri Lanka visit amid row over "blocked" visit to rebel area

4:02 AM ET
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Sri Lanka http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4158667.stm

Tigers"s fury at UN head Kofi_Annan travel ban
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122005 Indonesia pulls the plug on foreigners - at Sydney Morning Herald 050113
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Indonesia Military Escorts Ordered for Aid Workers

1132005 9 minutes ago
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24 minutes ago US queries Indonesian restrictions 050113
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1172005 U.N. Bans Travel in Tsunami-Hit Region
AP - 2 minutes ago
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ACEH in parts of devastated Aceh province following reports that fighting had broken out between Indonesian government forces and insurgents 050117
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1252005 Indonesia Faces Tsunami Corruption Charges AP via Yahoo! News -
10 minutes ago
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. "that corrupt officials were siphoning off aid earmarked for tsunami-battered Aceh province," 050125
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