At least 1,000 people were killed and over 1,500 were injured following a 5.9-magnitude earthquake Wednesday morning that struck a mountainous region of southeastern Afghanistan near the Pakistan border.
The earthquake was reportedly felt across several provinces and into Pakistan – though no large scale damage was seen in the neighboring country.
Some of the areas in Afghanistan that felt the quake most violently are remote spots in which telecommunications is poor at best and hospitals are far away. For these reasons, the reported number of deaths is expected to rise considerably.
More than 25 villages were near completely destroyed, according to The New York Times. Houses, especially those made of soil or wood, caved in entirely and neighbors spent the early hours of the morning pulling the dead and injured from the rubble.
In Afghanistan, many of the country’s densely populated towns and city-centers sit on or close to geological fault lines, which can yield up to 7-magnitude quakes. Wednesday’s earthquake appeared to stem from tectonic plates between India and Eurasia.
The United States Geological Survey says over 7,000 people have died in the past decade due to earthquakes. In one area between Kabul and Jalalabad, it was estimated that a 7.6 magnitude earthquake could impact 7 million people.
At the beginning of the year, two earthquakes struck a remote, mountainous area of Afghanistan, killing at least 27 people and impacting hundreds of homes.
Pakistani authorities have been ordered to provide assistance and relief to the Afghan government in the aftermath of the quake.
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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