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Turning A Blind Eye as A Nation and Its Culture Wash Away

posted by Jael Ever @ 16:26 PM
October 10, 2011

 While the Western world, and particularly the U.S. media, is not watching, three-quarters of Thailand is in danger of record-breaking monsoon floods washing much of that nation away.  The floods have killed over 300 people and some 2.6 million in 10, 130 villages have been displaced.
 In Cambodia, another 100 victims are washed away and 2 million more are affected.  Vietnam and Laos are also severely suffering.  Typhoon Nalgae that hit the Philippines a few days ago, contributes to these heavier than ever rains.

 Thailand’s prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, sent distress signals to the world that, in addition to near-complete destruction of the ancient temple in Ayutthaya, the nation’s capital of Bangkok is also overwhelmed.  Her government is now evacuating thousands of people from parts of that capital city.

 Some 760,00 homes, as well as factories, and, according to Lindsay Murdoch of, “businesses estimated at billions of dollars” will be flooded.  Over 200 roads in the area are damaged, including the Asian Highway.

 The nation’s armed forces are moving citizens to military bases and the airport, and piling sandbags along rivers  and canals.  In addition to manipulating dams, installing pumps, and dredging canals, officials have 1,000 boats trying to push flood waters quickly out to sea––before the huge sea surge hits in a few days. 

 According to The Extinction Protocol, Smith Dharmasaroja, head of Thailand’s Natural Disaster Warning Foundation, says “The problem is water management.  We kept too much water in the dams early in the rainy season, and now at the end of the season, they have to release a large amount of water at the same time, which has caused floods.”

 Ayutthaya sits in a valley of the Chao Phraya River.  The city, with gigantic monasteries in towers filled with ancient relics, is the center of the nation’s Buddhist religion, to which 94.6 percent of its citizens adhere.  Now that valley with water overflowing two meters high has caused hundreds of worshipping monks, as well as hospital patients, to flee these national religious sites.

 Old Testament believers would have taken note when religious or cultural sites, such as Ayutthaya and the Washington Monument, are damaged by natural or unknown phenomenon.  In 1 Samuel 5, when enemies put the ark of God in the temple of the idol Dagon, “when they arose early on the morrow morning, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of The LORD; and the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands were cut off upon the threshold; only the stump of Dagon was left to him.”  Modern man, of course, would not coordinate such incidents.  But Bible prophecies, such as this, are written as a message to Christians.  It is up to them to decide whether to take heed or not!

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