The Devastation in Japan is Terrible

by Marilou Moursund on March 14, 2011

in Foreign Markets,Geopolitical,Tribute

It”s difficult to even comment when there has been a natural disaster on this scale. Rescuers are just now getting to some of the hardest hit areas in northeast Japan, and the fate of the three damaged nuclear reactors is uncertain at this point. I can say with certainty that when help is needed.  From the WSJ article:

Marines stationed on Okinawa dispatched a high-speed military ferry to Japan Monday morning to assist in the operations, according to the U.S. military. The fast logistics craft, based on a commercial passenger ferry, is to deliver supplies, communications equipment, personnel and equipment for a refueling base.

U.S. Marines continued reconnaissance operations for the planned land-based supply and refueling base, to be set up west of Sendai. “They”re going to be building it by today, tomorrow or sometime in the next 48 hours,” said Sgt. Maj. Steve Valley, a military spokesman. “So at least then we”ll have a supply point close to the major damage.”

A friend of mine”s husband is stationed at Misawa AFB in northeastern Japan, and she described the earthquake as terrifying.  They were very fortunate that the tsunami did not affect the area, and Misawa is now the center for some US led search and rescue efforts.

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