November 11th, 2013
04:07 AM ET

Typhoon survivors' grim struggle amid corpses

Survivors root through the splintered wreckage of their homes searching for loved ones who may be buried beneath. Others are scrambling to find food and water in areas littered with corpses.

Three days after Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms in recorded history, scythed across the central Philippines, people here are struggling to grasp the enormity of what they have lost and the challenges they still face.

The storm, known as Yolanda in the Philippines, has left devastation on a monumental scale in its wake.


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  1. saywhat

    Good morning @bobcat@banasy@BOMBO@dazzle
    cuts in pay & benefits for those in uniform? Who came up with that grim idea? Absolutely unacceptable.Those up on the Hill fattening their behinds sitting on their 'thrones' are the ones to relinquish theirs.

    November 12, 2013 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Getting this country to this point and hungering for more disasters they are to be blamed for all our woes.
    "Viva la France" cried McCain & Graham in glee when France torpedoed US-Iran negotiation on bribe from Saudis. Just to spite their own President and to shake their tails for the pleasure of their 'ally'. War is what they want.
    Stop this nonsense and stop feeding the 'allies'.
    Cuts in pay for those in uniform. Shame.

    November 12, 2013 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Those two need to be put out to pasture. Graham grows more incoherent daily. McCain implied he may run again. Those two warmongers need to run AWAY.

      November 12, 2013 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Good afternoon saywhat.

    How much of an influence do think Mr. Netanyahu was in the decision from France ? Now I've read where there is a bi-partisan push for even stronger sanctions against Iran. We need to take those drums away from our lawmakers in an attempt to silence these people. Are there any peace loving legislators left in Washington, or have all their wallets been so stuffed by the war machine that they will continue to turn that blind eye ?

    November 12, 2013 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Sanctions are preferable to a ground invasion.

      November 12, 2013 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)¬©

      Oh absolutely banasy. But those drums are starting to get very loud again. Why scuttle the chance for a peaceful settlement before it's even signed ? If it were up to Netanyahu, Graham and McCain, we'd be pounding them right now.

      November 12, 2013 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      We do not need to get onto Israel's proxy war. Period. The Three Stooges need to choose another instrument to play.

      November 12, 2013 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • saywhat

      responding rather belatedly@bobcat, what i understand is that Saudis played a major role in France's regrettable decision.
      And yes war drums are beating louder,sanity seems to have left that august house.And there it is Netanyahu who plays the puppeteer.American public as we have seen these past 12 yrs remains complacent.

      November 12, 2013 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • saywhat

      My response to you was blocked@bobcat.

      November 12, 2013 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    Could we devise a new kind of wooden horse or camel?

    November 12, 2013 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    What i would like to know is WHEN can an inspection be done of Israels nuclear facilities???

    November 12, 2013 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)¬©

      There ya go. I would say the answer is never.

      November 12, 2013 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini¬©

      @chrissy; I think such an inspection could be done whenever the USA thought the inspection would be to its advantage.

      November 12, 2013 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      They won't even admit that they have them. They don't have to; we know. We know.

      November 12, 2013 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©


    November 12, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    @chrissy: whenever the USA wants that.

    November 12, 2013 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Who takes orders from who? I wonder at times.

      November 12, 2013 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini¬©

      Not banasy.

      November 12, 2013 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    Sometimes it's better to let George do it.

    November 12, 2013 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Lol well of course we know, after all WE paid for most of them! And no wonder Iran wants them, i would to if i were in their shoes!

    November 12, 2013 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    The troll got banasy's mentality conceptually, but not her education. She might avoid writing "whom," but then she'd recast the sentence.

    November 12, 2013 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    Next, troll?

    November 12, 2013 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat

    belatedly responding though, i understand that Saudis played a major role in France's regrettable decision.
    Its in the 'august halls' of the Congress where Netanyahu rules and where you see the war drums beating the loudest.

    November 12, 2013 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    still not getting thru.

    November 12, 2013 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  14. saywhat

    i understand it was S.Arabia playing the major role in france's regrettable decision.

    November 12, 2013 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  15. saywhat

    Its in the 'august halls' of Congress where Netanyahu rules and where you hear those drums the loudest.

    November 12, 2013 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
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