Monday, December 5, 2016

Italy

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video

A violent earthquake rocked Italy early Wednesday morning, but the heroic effort of many saved the life of one little girl and it was all caught on video.

At 3:36am a 6.2-magnitude earthquake shook the rural town of Accumoli and over 240 people have been confirmed killed.

The tragedy left parts of the city completely in rubble as the city slept in their homes.

One little girl was asleep in her bed when the quake hit, and she woke buried under the debris of what used to be her house.

The young Italian girl was trapped for over 15 hours, but rescue workers and villagers found her and dug her out.

The amazing moment they pulled her out of the rubble was caught on video.

This little girl is safe, but hundreds have lost their lives.

In tragedies like this, we often see the best of human behavior. When we are hit the hardest, humanity rises up and helps each other.

Right now, there are a lot of people in Italy that needs help.

Keep the people of this small Italian town in your prayers.

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syria

Italy will not help the United States lead airstrikes in Syria, according to their Prime Minister.

“If being a protagonist means playing at running after other people’s bombardments, then I say ‘no thank you,’” said Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

He added: “Italy’s position is clear and solid. We want to wipe out terrorists, not please the commentators. The one thing we don’t need is to multiply on-the-spot reactions, without a strategic vision.”

“Pleasing the commentators” means, apparently, that Italy sees the war on ISIS mostly as theatrics–a way to placate restless Western citizens, rather than actually confront a major global threat. It’s unclear whether or not Italy has a better idea for “wiping out terrorists” on their own, but that’s unlikely.

Since the attacks on Paris in November, and the attacks on San Bernardino, California, last week, the call to defeat ISIS has grown progressively louder in Western countries—now that they’re starting to feel the danger of terrorism for the first time in years.

But Italy, which has not yet seen an ISIS attack on their soil, has decided to sit on its hands and do nothing.

Renzi cited the botched war in Libya—led by Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama—as evidence that Italy shouldn’t throw their weight behind another U.S.-led intervention in the Middle East.

“Four years of civil war in Libya show it was not a happy decision,” he added. Today there needs to be a different strategy” to deal with ISIS. He added, “The one thing we cannot allow ourselves is a repeat of Libya.”

Despite Italy’s lack of involvement, countries as diverse as the United States and Russia have led the charge to defeat ISIS—and, according to sources, ISIS is losing land and clout in the Middle East, even if they’re still able to do considerable damage in other countries.

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