- The death merchants are at it again and again. War is really for the profit of the Illuminists. War drums are sounding loud and clear in Latin America. It is not just Venezuela who is targeted. Quite obviously, the Illuminists want the entire Central and South America region.
Washington Seeks to Destabilize Venezuela: The Empire Strikes Back (and Loses)US Policy of Armed Confrontation and Intervention
US policy toward Venezuela has taken many tactical turns, but the objective has been the same: to oust President Chavez, reverse the nationalization of big businesses, abolish the mass community and worker based councils and revert the country into a client-state.
Washington funded and politically backed a military coup in 2002, a bosses’ lockout in 2002-03, a referendum and numerous media, political and NGO efforts to undermine the regime. Up to now all of the White House efforts have been a failure – Chavez has repeatedly won free elections, retained the loyalty of the military and the backing of the vast majority of the urban and rural poor, the bulk of the working class and the public sector middle class.
Washington has not given up nor reconciled itself to coming to terms with the elected government of President Chavez. Instead with each defeat of its internal collaborators, the White House has increasingly turned toward an ‘outsider’ strategy, building up a powerful ‘cordon militaire’, surrounding Venezuela with a large-scale military presence spanning Central America, northern South America and the Caribbean. The Obama White House backed a military coup in Honduras, ousting the democratically elected government of President Zelaya (in June 2009), a Chavez ally, and replacing it with a puppet regime supportive of Washington’s anti-Chavez military policies. The Pentagon secured seven military bases in eastern Colombia (in 2009) facing the Venezuelan frontier, thanks to its client ruler, Alvaro Uribe, the notorious narco-paramilitary President. In mid 2010 Washington secured an unprecedented agreement with the approval of right wing President Laura Chinchilla of Costa Rica, to station 7000 US combat troops, over 200 helicopters, and dozens of ships pointing toward Venezuela, under the pretext of pursuing narco-traffickers. Currently the US is negotiating with the rightist regime of President Ricardo Martinelli of Panama, the possibility of re-establishing a military base in the former Canal Zone. Together with the Fourth Fleet patrolling off shore, 20,000 troops in Haiti, and an airbase in Aruba, Washington has encircled Venezuela from the West and North, establishing jumping off positions for a direct intervention if the favorable internal circumstances arise.
The White House’s militarization of its policy toward Latin America, and Venezuela in particular, is part of its global policy of armed confrontation and intervention. Most notably the Obama regime has widened the scope and extent of operations of clandestine death squads now operating in 70 countries on four continents, increased the US combat presence in Afghanistan by over 30,000 troops plus over 100,000 contract mercenaries operating cross border into Pakistan and Iran, and provided material and logistical assistance to Iranian armed terrorists. Obama has escalated provocative military exercises off the coast of North Korea and in the China Sea, evoking protests from Beijing. Equally revealing, the Obama regime has increased the military budget to over a trillion dollars, despite the economic crises, the monstrous deficit and the calls for austerity cuts in Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
US Planning a Coup d’Etat in Venezuela? Expanded US Military Presence in Colombia. Hurrah for Hugo Chavez
It’s no fun being on Washington’s enemies list. Just ask Hugo Chavez. Last week, the Venezuelan president had to cancel a trip to Cuba after he was told that a coup was underway and his life was in danger. The information came from the same anonymous source who had warned him of the earlier coup in 2002. The letter said: “The execution phase is accelerating..… There is an agreement between Colombia and the US with two objectives: one is Mauricio and the other is the overthrow of the government.… They will hunt down ‘Mauricio’ (and) try to neutralize part of the Armed Forces.” (“Venezuela Pushes for Peace”, Coral Wynter, Green Left News)
“Mauricio” is Chavez’s codename. Whoever is behind the coup, wants to kill Chavez. There’s no way of knowing whether Chavez is really in danger or not, but don’t be surprised if he is. After all, the US claims it has the right to kill anyone it sees as a threat to its national security, and Chavez ranks high on its list of threats. In any event, the warnings coincide with other unsettling developments. At a recent meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS), Colombian officials charged Chavez with harboring guerrillas on Venezuelan territory. (The allegations could be used to justify a preemptive attack) Chavez reacted angrily to the accusations and broke off diplomatic relations with Colombia. But the row did not end there. Obama’s nominee as US ambassador to Venezuela, Larry Palmer, decided to throw a little gas on the fire by backing-up Colombia’s claims. Now the two countries are at loggerheads which seems to be what the Obama administration had in mind from the very beginning. US policy towards Venezuela has changed at all under Obama. If anything, it’s gotten worse.
US Expands 7 Bases in Colombia
The Pentagon recently announced that it plans to expand 7 military bases in Colombia. State Dept officials said that the US merely wants to step up its counter-narcotics operations, but no one’s buying it. Everyone knows the US wants to reestablish its control over the region. The military build up in Colombia is another way of ratcheting up the pressure on Chavez and fanning the flames of political instability in the hemisphere. Naturally, the base-expansion has the region’s leftist leaders worried that Latin America may be headed for another era of US-backed dirty wars.
Also, the internet is abuzz with stories that Obama is planning to deploy warships and ground troops to Costa Rica in the near-future. Here’s an excerpt from an article on Alternet that provides some of the details:
“Rather than retooling its diplomatic approach to fit the new reality in Latin America, Washington is expanding its military footprint. It is will soon be operating out of seven military bases in Colombia and has reactivated its 4th Fleet, both highly unpopular moves in Latin America. Rather than taking the advice of countries in the region to demilitarize its war on drugs, the U.S. recently announced it is deploying 46 warships and 7,000 soldiers to Costa Rica to “interdict” drug traffic and money laundering.”
- It is getting pretty obvious that the Illuminist cabal ruling America wants a worldwide military conflict. War with China, the rising power, is just a matter of when. China is a major threat to the Illuminist central bank cartel. China alone can break the entire western Illuminist economic and fiat currency hegemony. Many countries will automatically side with China for the sake of their own economies.
Cementing Military Alliances against Beijing: Washington’s Bond with China’s Neighbors
In recent months, the US has been busy cementing alliances in Northeast Asia and inking a new agreement with China’s Southeast Asian neighbor Vietnam. The US intension is clear: to stir negative sentiment against China among its neighboring countries.
Recent news reports that the US and Vietnam are discussing a nuclear energy utilization agreement, including allowing Vietnam to proceed with uranium enrichment, which is an essential step for making nuclear weapons. The US is trying to consolidate its scattered influence in the region. To some extent, it can manage to do so, given its geographic detachment, its global influence and its economic might.
The US power play caters to the fact that China’s neighboring countries are on guard against its growing influence. Quickly after the US stated that the South China Sea is of US national interest, Vietnam began intensifying its protest against China’s legitimate activities in the disputed waters. Will the US-Vietnam alliance bare fruit? There are reasons to doubt it will, like the short-lived Soviet-Vietnam alliance in the 1970s. The Southeast Asia Collective Defense Treaty Organization, initiated by the US in the Cold War era to mainly counter China, disbanded in 1976 due to internal disagreement and inconsistent policies.
America Threatens China in the Yellow Sea: What Strength Does Carrier USS George Washington Want to Show?
Pentagon reportedly said Thursday, August 5, that the U.S. aircraft carrier USS George Washington would participate in a series of the United States-Republic of Korea (ROK) joint naval exercises in the Yellow Sea. This series of U.S.-ROK military exercises include anti-submarine maritime interdiction operations, bombing and special armed forces’ operations for a “show of strength”.
“We have repeatedly expressed our clear and firm stance on the ROK-U.S. military drills to the relevant parties,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu made the remarks after Pentagon said Thursday. China is in the resolute opposition to the use of the Yellow Sea and other coastal waters by foreign military vessels and planes to affect or jeopardize the country’s security interests.
Sino-US Relations: Taking a Stand on US Provocation and Threats
The Pentagon signaled over the weekend that US aircraft carriers might participate in future joint drills in the Yellow Sea. The words added to the already sizable distrust accumulated recently between China and the US. They also shattered the illusion of some Chinese over how the US treats China.
In a short period of time, the Sino- US relationship has ebbed quickly and seems to be still in a downward trend. Various US politicians have expressed that the US does not see China as an enemy. However, words like these and recent actions by the US to contain China’s growth suggest otherwise.
The mindset of taking on China as an opponent and suppressing China’s rise remain firmly in place, even though such thinking may be temporarily sheltered by Washington’s urgent short-term needs. It seems as if the US is good at playing games. US politicians are sweet-mouthed but then stab you in the back when you are not looking. Many Chinese feel betrayed when new anti-China actions take place soon after top Washington officials assure China of the importance of strong bilateral relations.
This year the US is testing China’s resolve over issues ranging from China’s offshore ocean sovereignty, to the Chinese yuan, to trade. Each time it seriously damages the mutual trust previously built.
Military Threats Directed Againt China? US aircraft carrier heads for Yellow Sea
BEIJING/NEW YORK: After days of hesitation, the Pentagon has decided to send an aircraft carrier to the Yellow Sea in upcoming joint drills with the South Korea despite China’s strong objections, a Pentagon spokesman has said. Chinese scholars said the move is likely to draw a harsh response from Beijing, and cast a shadow over China’s already chilly military relations with the United States.
Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said on Thursday that the U.S. will send the USS George Washington supercarrier, which participated in last month’s joint drills between the U.S. and South Korea in the Sea of Japan, to the Yellow Sea for their upcoming exercise. He did not give specific dates for the exercise in the Yellow Sea and the Sea of Japan, but the Associated Press said he was referring to the joint annual exercise named “Ulchi Freedom Guardian” scheduled for Aug. 16 to 26.
“China will definitely react harshly to the move. It’s hard to predict its specific reaction, but that will for sure cast a shadow over Sino-U.S. military relations,” said Rear Admiral Yang Yi, former head of strategic studies at the People’s Liberation Army’s National Defense University. The ministries of foreign affairs and national defense did not comment on the information as of press time on Friday.
After strong and repeated protests from China over the initial plan of sending the U.S. carrier to drills in the Yellow Sea, which Chinese experts warned would place the Chinese capital within the carrier’s striking distance, the Pentagon switched the Japan-based carrier to the Sea of Japan in the July drill.
Fidel Castro Warns of Imminent Nuclear War; Admiral Mullen Threatens Iran; US-Israel Vs. Iran-Hezbollah Confrontation Builds On Multiple Fronts!
- The MSM isn’t really reporting on the fact that attacking Iran will likely be the start of World War 3. This is the expressed opinion of many experts. We have American forces aligning for war in Latin America and Korea also. I am, as usual, highly impressed with the understanding of Webster Tarpley. His article is pretty long, here are some excerpts:
Fidel Castro Warns of Imminent Nuclear War; Admiral Mullen Threatens Iran; US-Israel Vs. Iran-Hezbollah Confrontation Builds On Multiple Fronts
On July 21, the present writer offered the evaluation that an attack on Iran by the United States and Israel was now emphatically back on the agenda after a two-year hiatus.1 More than two weeks after issuing that warning, it is possible to offer a second installment of evidence to buttress the original finding. The author considers that this evidence is now sufficient to confirm the July 21 analysis. The contours of the coming conflagration are becoming somewhat more distinct, and give us reason to fear not just a Middle East regional war, but possibly even a world war, with increasing danger that nuclear weapons will come into play.
Fidel Castro Convokes Parliament, Issues Dramatic War Warning
The most dramatic and outspoken confirmation of the views expressed here on July 21 comes from Fidel Castro, the first secretary of the Cuban Communist Party, and the de facto head of state of Cuba. During the spring and summer of 2010, Castro has referred several times to the growing war danger among the United States, Israel, and Iran. On August 8, Castro took the unusual step of convening a special session of the Cuban parliament to discuss the nuclear war danger threatening the peace of the world. Essentially, Castro called for the worldwide mobilization of peace-loving forces to avoid the worst, and included a special personal appeal to Obama.
Castro: Hundreds Of Millions Of Deaths
According to the Cuban News Agency, this war avoidance agenda ‘was the purpose of the Cuban Revolution leader’s address to the Cuban parliament summoned for an extraordinary session in Havana, due to the urgency of mobilizing the world, faced with the danger of a nuclear war that would be triggered by a US-Israeli led aggression on Iran.’ Castro said that Obama, ‘in the instant he gives the order, which is the only one he could give due to the power, speed and countless number of missiles accumulated in an absurd competition between powers, he would be ordering the instant death not only of hundreds of millions of people, including, an immeasurable number of inhabitants of his own country, but also the crews of all US ships in the seas near Iran.” “Simultaneously, the war would break out in the Near and Far East and across Eurasia,” said Fidel. Otherwise, if the war breaks out, the current social order will abruptly vanish and the price will be much higher, Fidel warned.’2
Whatever one may think of Castro personally and politically, he is unquestionably one of the longest-serving national leaders in today’s world, and brings to the table his experience during the Cuban missile crisis of October 1962. Castro knows, in short, what a nuclear confrontation looks like from the inside. The American public would do well to put aside the arrogance and impudence of the US mass media and pay attention to why this sick old man is putting so much of his flagging energy into an attempt to alert the world to a danger which is being widely ignored.
US Media Blackout On War News Like Summer 1914
Not surprisingly, the controlled Wall Street news media in the United States did everything possible to trivialize, denigrate and ridicule this dramatic warning. Frivolity and inanity rule US news coverage this summer. The National Socialists had a word for this – Nachrichtensperre, the embargo of real news. To the extent they noticed Castro at all, the US networks focused on the state of Castro’s health, and on the soap opera rivalry between Fidel and his brother Raul, who had replaced him in the presidency several years ago. …
A Flurry Of Incidents Along The Main Fronts
The clash which is materializing pits a group of countries including most probably the United States, Israel, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and perhaps some others against a rival coalition including the government of Lebanon, the Hezbollah organization, Iran, and Syria, joined by guerrilla forces in Yemen, Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and elsewhere. During the past two to three weeks, unusual military incidents have occurred at the main flash-points where these rival coalitions are likely to collide
Mullen Admits US War Plan Is Ready — Thanks To Petraeus
On Sunday, August 1, US Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Pentagon’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, shifted decidedly away from his personal brand of conciliatory rhetoric and towards the language of naked threats against Iran. Mullen stressed that the United States does indeed possess a war plan against Iran. According to one summary, ‘Barack Obama’s main military adviser said today the US does have a plan to attack Iran should it become needed as a means of stopping the Tehran regime from acquiring nuclear weapons….Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and the country’s highest ranking officer, was asked by Meet the Press on NBC whether the military had a plan to attack Iran. “We do,” he replied…. He said it was unacceptable for Iran to obtain nuclear weapons, but he said that equally he would be “extremely concerned” about the prospect of a military engagement…. Striking Iran could have “unintended consequences that are difficult to predict in what is an incredibly unstable part of the world”…. As Mullen put it: “I hope we don’t get to that, but it’s an important option and it’s one that’s well understood.”’7
The war plan in question would have been drawn up by the US Central Command, mainly during the time that it was run by General David Petraeus, the neocon leader who has now emerged as the virtual military czar of the hapless Obama regime. If war comes, Petraeus will gain immeasurably in power, with the obvious temptation to decree martial law.
Shapiro: New 9/11 Or New Oklahoma City Needed To Save Obama
A blunt and cynical appraisal of the crisis of the Obama regime and of Obama’s need for a wag the dog crisis to shore up his cratering poll numbers comes from Rob Shapiro, co-founder of the Progressive Policy Institute, a think tank close to the right wing Democrats of the Democratic Leadership Council. A Bilderberger activist, Shapiro served as a top official during the Clinton administration. An article in the London Financial Times about Obama’s alarming weakness contains this revealing assessment by Shapiro of how Obama might restore his authority: ‘“The bottom line here is that Americans don’t believe in President Obama’s leadership,” says Rob Shapiro, another former Clinton official and a supporter of Mr Obama. “He has to find some way between now and November of demonstrating that he is a leader who can command confidence and, short of a 9/11 event or an Oklahoma City bombing, I can’t think of how he could do that.”’20
Venezuela Threatened By The US Via Colombia
The notion that coming hostilities involving Iran could also be extended to the Latin American continent is plausibly argued by Russian analyst Nil Nikandrov of the Moscow Strategic Culture Foundation, the think tank associated with General Leonid Ivashov. Nikandrov points to the increasingly close relations between Iran and Venezuela to suggest that the conflagration may well be extended to this latter country as well. Here a likely scenario involves the US playing off Columbia against Venezuela in a classic exercise of the imperialist buck-passing favored by the Brzezinski faction. As Nikandrov argues, ‘Under B. Obama, the US started to actively reinforce the existing and set up new military bases along the borders of Venezuela. The US maintains 10 military bases in Columbia alone, though on top of that the Pentagon enjoys unrestricted access to the de facto occupied country’s own military infrastructures. US army and navy bases have also been promptly built in Costa Rica and Panama. Experts believe the list of potential targets of the forces deployed at the bases includes both Venezuela and its regional allies – Cuba, Nicaragua, and Ecuador. US military advisers are dispatched in increasing numbers to Guatemala, Honduras, and Salvador. Chavez speaks frequently about the threat posed by the US. This July, he mentioned several times the warnings about the higher than ever threat of the US aggression he received from a well-informed “secret friend” in Washington. Washington is waging a permanent smear campaign against Venezuela. Reports are circulated that Chavez hosts ETA terrorists or guerrillas from Iran, Palestine, and Lebanon and helps them to penetrate the US. The disinformation, easily disproved by Venezuela, will certainly reemerge when the US and Israeli forces hit Iran’s “nuclear infrastructures”, airports, and army bases. Ignoring Washington’s ire, Chavez openly sides with Iran. He visited Tehran on a number of occasions and keeps inviting the Iranian leaders to Caracas. Chavez pledges not to abandon Iran in trouble. The US is keenly aware what the signals sent by Chavez mean: against the backdrop of the war in Afghanistan and the coming war in Iran, Venezuela’s taking its barrels offline would send the oil prices skyrocketing up to $200 per barrel and thus reanimate the global economic crisis.’24 Unfortunately, increasing the price of oil is currently an enticement, rather than a deterrent, to the Anglo-American financiers.
A World War?
If things actually play out in this way, the resulting conflict, stretching from the Middle East to Latin America would indeed qualify as a new world war. ….
US Gambits To Antagonize China
At the same time that the exhausted and overstretched US military is preparing actions across a fast arc of countries stretching from Lebanon and Syria in the west to Pakistan in the east, the Obama regime is also assuming a decidedly bellicose demeanor in regard to China. Obama and company are evidently encouraged by their success in browbeating and blackmailing China into giving at least verbal assent to the latest round of UN Security Council economic sanctions against Iran. They are intent on creating diversions on the Chinese flanks to keep the Middle Kingdom tied down as much as possible in the moment that war might break out in the Middle East. Needless to say, this approach only underlines the inherent adventurism of the line currently dominant in Washington.
Hillary Meddles In The South China Sea
On the one hand, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced her intention to begin meddling on a grand scale in the already difficult disputes about islands and oil in the South China Sea, parts of which are claimed by China, Taiwan, Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, and so forth. As the New York Times sums up Mrs. Clinton’s demarche: ‘Opening a new source of potential friction with China, the Obama administration is stepping into a tangled dispute between China and its smaller Asian neighbors over a string of strategically significant islands in the South China Sea. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaking at an Asian regional security meeting in Vietnam, stressed that the United States remained neutral on which regional countries had stronger territorial claims to the islands. But she said that the United States had an interest in preserving free shipping in the area and that it would be willing to facilitate multilateral talks on the issue. Though presented as an offer to help ease tensions, the stance amounts to a sharp rebuke to China. Beijing has insisted for years that all the islands belong to China and that any disputes should be resolved by China. In March, senior Chinese officials pointedly warned their American counterparts that they would brook no interference in the South China Sea, which they called part of the “core interest” of sovereignty.’26
US Nuclear Deal With Vietnam Directed Against China
Another prong of this attempt to keep the Chinese tied down in conflicts with hostile neighbors close to home is represented by the fast-moving negotiations between Washington and Hanoi for a nuclear technology sharing deal. This ploy obviously intends to scare the Chinese with the prospect of a nuclear-armed Vietnam, acting as a cat’s paw for the United States in the same way that the US is trying to use India. As the Wall Street Journal reported, ‘the Obama administration is in advanced negotiations to share nuclear fuel and technology with Vietnam in a deal that would allow Hanoi to enrich its own uranium—terms that critics on Capitol Hill say would undercut the more stringent demands the U.S. has been making of its partners in the Middle East. The State Department-led negotiations could unsettle China, which shares hundreds of miles of border with Vietnam. It is the latest example of the U.S.’s renewed assertiveness in South and Southeast Asia, as Washington strengthens ties with nations that have grown increasingly wary of Beijing’s growing regional might. U.S. officials familiar with the matter say negotiators have given a full nuclear-cooperation proposal to the communist country and former Cold War foe, and have started briefing House and Senate foreign-relations committees. A top U.S. official briefed on the negotiation said China hadn’t been consulted on the talks. “It doesn’t involve China,” the official said.’27 In the first three months of this year, we experienced a phase of growing US-Chinese hostility centering on the refusal of Google to obey relevant Chinese law regarding the Internet. After that, we had a short interval of relative calm, with the Chinese allowing their renminbi currency to float upwards to a limited and symbolic extent, and also voting for the UN sanctions against Iran demanded by the US. Now, tensions have abruptly begun to rise rapidly again in the Far East.
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- Although, I don’t have hard evidence to say that the current anomalous weather all over the world is man-made, I am highly suspicious. The sheeple do not understand that there is a plan to drive all of them to seek a savior. The plan calls for massive calamities, wars, pestilences, earthquakes… This is just the Illuminists’ Hegelian dialectic action plan. They create the crisis/calamities and then offer up their Anti-Christ as savior of humanity.
Pakistan Flood: HAARP Used in Pakistan? – Urgent
All started suddenly and thousands died, millions displaced, hundreds of villages vanished in the matter of just 4 days!!…strangely there were no weather warnings, no alarms.. these are the worst floods in the history of Pakistan BUT no one from Global MET offices could even trace what is going on in this region?
We have investigated this matter and concluded that HAARP has recently been used in NW area of Pakistan .. the choice of starting point was perfect.. all the flood is going in downstream i.e. Khyber (Hills) to Karachi (Sea)… it is designed to submerge entire Pakistan and bring up the worst crises and chaos ever happened.. they know they can’t win a war with Nuclear armed Pakistan – it would be a mutual destruction, so they have other ways to do it!.
- The United Nations is a useless Illuminist organization. In fact, it is worse than useless, it is at the heart of their New World Order, Global Luciferian Police State plan.
“The New World Order under the UN will reduce everything to one common denominator. The system will be made up of a single currency, single centrally financed government, single tax system, single language, single political system, single world court of justice, single state religion…Each person will have a registered number, without which he will not be allowed to buy or sell; and there will be one universal world church. Anyone who refuses to take part in the universal system will have no right to exist.”
Assessment of the New World by Dr. Kurk E. Koch
“The UN is but a long-range, international banking apparatus clearly set up for financial and economic profit by a small group of powerful One-World revolutionaries, hungry for profit and power.
Curtis Dall, FDR’s son-in-law as quoted in his book, My Exploited Father-in-Law
Floods worse than tsunami, Pakistan and Haiti quakes: UN
ISLAMABAD: As the United Nations said on Monday massive floods in Pakistan had affected 13.8 million people and eclipsed the scale of the devastating 2004 tsunami, the 2005 Pakistan earthquake and the January 2010 Haiti earthquake, the death toll so far has reached over 1,600 across the country.
However, the Federal Flood Commission (FFC) put the death toll at 1,204, with 1,309 injured in flood and rain related incidents. Thousands of families have been evacuated from Muzaffargarh city, situated between Chenab and Indus rivers, after a flood warning was issued by the district administration.
The road link of DG Khan, Rajanpur and Balochistan with the Punjab remained suspended on the second day on Monday. Due to heavy flow, a bridge on Nullah on Dera-Multan Road collapsed near Ghazi Ghat on Monday.
Three Wapda officers were swept away on Monday afternoon when they attempted to cross the hill torrent near Khad Buzdar on the Indus Highway from its collapsed portion. The locals later recovered their bodies. Those killed include Wapda Deputy Manager Haji Abdul Hameed, Line-Superintendent Ameer Atta Hussain and another unidentified official.
River Indus at Chashma is in high flood as 739,307 cusecs of water was discharging from Chashma while at the Jinnah Barrage, the discharge was 586,660 cusecs of water. According to the data released by the Federal Flood Commission (FFC) here on Monday, more than 289,086 houses have been destroyed or partially damaged with 3,610,735 persons affected across the country by the flash floods.
The FFC said at least 91,210 houses had been destroyed or damaged in the Punjab, 171,010 in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 19,619 in Balochistan, 1,430 in FATA, 2,336 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 3,481 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir so far.
At least, 208 relief camps have also been established in all the flood-hit areas to provide prompt relief to the victims. The flood also affected 4,772 villages in various parts, including 1,472 in the Punjab, 468 in KP, 2,584 in Balochistan and 193 in GB.