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(CNN)   India rejects aid offers, insist death and suffering is part of national pasttime   ( divider line
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19583 clicks; posted to Main » on 31 Dec 2004 at 3:36 PM (12 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2004-12-31 03:39:28 PM  
Integrity...or something.
2004-12-31 03:41:01 PM  
2004-12-31 03:41:10 PM  
OK, so how stupid do you have to be to refuse help in a situation like this. It doesn't make you any less powerful to accept help when you need it.
2004-12-31 03:41:20 PM  
India is sending aid to Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Thailand.
2004-12-31 03:41:55 PM  
Diseases in India:
Anything that ever killed anybody ever.
2004-12-31 03:42:18 PM  
Go figure, they must really dig snuff
2004-12-31 03:42:25 PM  
number two link accepted! im moving up in the world...
2004-12-31 03:42:37 PM  
Look on the bright side, Dawrin awards will be plentiful this year..
2004-12-31 03:43:33 PM  
"India's refusal does not include U.N. agencies and nongovernment organizations already working in the region."

That's actually very refreshing, as opposed to the countries that say, "Sure, we'll take your money (and buy weapons with it to kill your soldiers when you come here.)"
2004-12-31 03:43:47 PM  
How dare they take care of themselves!
2004-12-31 03:43:56 PM  
Maybe they just see the glass as half full? You know, more room for everybody else and all that.
2004-12-31 03:44:27 PM  
Offer more it jobs!
2004-12-31 03:47:14 PM  
India wasn't hit particularly hard.. well, the damage is at least localized, plus apparently Sri Lanka took a lot of the force. India is a large nation that's quite capable of handling this situation.

Regardless, flame on!
2004-12-31 03:47:57 PM  
Yeah, cause that 35 mill we sent will really help anyway.
2004-12-31 03:48:38 PM  
good job, i'm sure your suffering masses will support your position. That is, if they had enough food and water to stand up.
2004-12-31 03:49:49 PM  
Damn...they ought to get the HERO tag. They'll take from the U.N. or world wide groups, but they don't want to just take money from other countries. Maybe some disaster will take out the 1st world, and when India fills the gap left, the world will be a better place.
2004-12-31 03:49:58 PM  
Personal pasttime of headline writer.... Nah... too easy.
2004-12-31 03:50:18 PM  
This looks like a FLAME WAR getting ready to happen.

2004-12-31 03:50:34 PM  

Check your facts. 350 Million from US Gov.
2004-12-31 03:51:32 PM  
Yeah, I don't sit around and watch the news all day.
2004-12-31 03:51:32 PM  
/no clicky pop.
2004-12-31 03:51:36 PM  
gregbains It's not stupid. They have a rather large miltary and very well developed infrastucture. India has come a long, long way in the last 20 years. It's great that they don't need other countries troops to help them sort this out.
2004-12-31 03:52:39 PM  

Fark is news.
2004-12-31 03:52:41 PM  
They should save their money for use on their infant mortality rate or fighting illiteracy.
2004-12-31 03:53:06 PM  
Yeah, cause that 35 mill we sent will really help anyway.

The $350M would be better spent on the smaller, poorer, and more harder-hit countries anyway. India gets enough business from the US (and the rest of the world) that they shouldn't need our help.
2004-12-31 03:53:37 PM  

Check your facts. 350 Million from US Gov.

meh. it could be 3500000000000000 million from US gov and tards like aaadarklaw would still have their panties in a knot.
2004-12-31 03:53:58 PM  
Sort of like the butterfly cocoon thing, eh?

It's been a while since the US has "pulled itself up by the bootstraps", I guess India decided it was their turn.
2004-12-31 03:55:16 PM  
aaadarklaw, you're a dumbass.

Anyway, I am really happy about what the US is doing in this situation. The people are giving lots of cash, the evil corporations are giving lots of cash, and finally the govt is giving lots of cash.
2004-12-31 03:55:23 PM  
In Indonesia especially, and to some extent in Sri Lanka, whole areas have been wiped out. Roads gone, communications gone, tens of thousands dead or injured. In India, the damage extends along hundred miles of coastline, but it is a narrow corridor. The damage in most places does not extend more than half a mile inland. The survivors have already walked inland, where there is water, food, etc. India should accept some help for rebuilding, but the immediate large scale crisis is not on India's mainland. Some of India's Andaman islands are in trouble, and more help should be directed to them. But India is behaving as the regional superpower that it is. Before democracy, there were periodic famines in India, now India is an exporter of food. They are in a position to send help to neighboring countries, and that's what they are doing, and it is honorable for them to do so.
2004-12-31 03:55:42 PM  
Cool, they don't want help. Please put the $350million to something USEFUL in the US then.

...and since they don't want our help, let's take back all those outsourced jobs. Thank you, come again.
2004-12-31 03:56:08 PM  
cyberlost: Fark is news.
2004-12-31 03:56:32 PM  
Maybe Dell can open up a new call center in Sri Lanka to help their economy recover.
2004-12-31 03:57:28 PM  
I agree with India's stance, as long as their people don't suffer needlessly under that policy. I doubt that the US would accept outside aid from another nation's government if it was not necessary, which in our country, it never is.
2004-12-31 03:57:30 PM  
The government has no right to turn down aid when they can't even feed their citizens on a good day. You think if you walked into the slums with their share of the money and asked if they wanted it or not they'd turn it down?

These people are destitute. Their government is making a political point of turning down aid that could make a difference in their lives, tsunami or no tsunami.
2004-12-31 03:59:36 PM  

Good point.
2004-12-31 04:00:58 PM  
I'll take a lot of shiite for this, but here it goes...

Maybe Allah is trying to tell them something...


Maybe the God will finish the job...
2004-12-31 04:01:14 PM  
India: We can handle the smallish number of dead an injured here, please give your money to those harder hit.

FARKers: Idiots!

A tag for India, please, and to the submitter.
2004-12-31 04:02:23 PM  
imprimere: Maybe Allah is trying to tell them something...

You mean like: "Convert to Islam"?
2004-12-31 04:02:38 PM  

Other than that, I totally agree with you :)
2004-12-31 04:04:09 PM  
open to interpretation...
2004-12-31 04:07:04 PM  
good times.,
2004-12-31 04:09:31 PM  
Earthquake... Tsunami...

Where is the pestilence and plague, the famine and fire?

Let's get this over with already!
2004-12-31 04:12:03 PM  
I can't wait to see this next years "Cardboard shantytown gets destroyed by *insert natural disaster here*." for having nukes, you would think they would have progressed beyond the point of many of their their citizens being so poor to having to use cardboard as a primary building material. Why not take that aid and get some decent infastructure, clean up some of the poluted areas. Yes I know that most people don't live in a cardboard box, but you have seen those shantytowns when thousands live on TV.
2004-12-31 04:15:02 PM  
Article in the Jakarta Post, Jan. 1, 2005:

India sends aid to Sri Lanka, RI, Maldives, Thailand

NEW DELHI (DPA): Two Indian aircraft equipped as mobile hospitals left for Sri Lanka Friday to treat victims of Sunday's tidal waves.
Sunday's earthquake off Indonesia and the tidal waves that followed wrought devastation in the coastal belts of India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, the Maldives and Thailand, leaving more than 120,000 dead and millions displaced.
India said Thursday that it would provide assistance worth about US$23 million to Sri Lanka, $1 million to the Maldives, another million to Indonesia and half a million to Thailand.
Ships carrying medicine and doctors are on their way to Sri Lanka and Indonesia and Indian aircraft and naval vessels are helping in relief and rescue operations in the Maldives.
India has conveyed to foreign governments offering assistance that local authorities in the disaster-hit areas of India's eastern coast feel the impact at present could be handled with domestic resources.
"So it is advisable that relief should be sent where it is most urgently needed," India's external affairs ministry spokesperson Navtej Sarna said at a press briefing Thursday.
"Nevertheless, were this situation to change and were we to feel that a particular support is needed from any internatonal agency or country then that would be considered at the time," Sarna said.
2004-12-31 04:16:07 PM  
You guys are quick to judge. Would you stick by your opinion if you learned that they are denying Aid to help out the more largely hit countries? Would you still then stick by your opinion if you learned, as of now they are capable of aiding themselves, and asking for aid when you can already handle the situation would be considered selfish?
2004-12-31 04:16:25 PM  
India HAS to accept our help...otherwise we'll have to spend that money on education and our homeless....and god knows we can't do that.....
2004-12-31 04:17:37 PM  
Because this money isn't intended to lift people out of poverty. 350 million wouldn't make a difference, anyway. They're refusing the money because they have the capability to take care of the damage the tsunami caused themselves, and are letting those countries harder hit by the tsunami and less able to take care of the damage have it. Some of you people are farking idiots.
2004-12-31 04:18:11 PM  
Oops.. and I'm quick to ignore the majority of replies.

Glad to see most of you aren't farking morons.
2004-12-31 04:19:32 PM  
As someone pointed out, something like 1/5 of Indian's are starving already, and as long as that goes on it seems weird of them to refuse aid, unless they're basically saying "Thank you very much but we are too good to accept the same assistance that those poorer countries which we certainly are not are needing"
2004-12-31 04:20:32 PM  

Make your point and try not to insult. It will carry more weight.

... just a suggestion
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