Keeping in mind that modern Bangladesh has only been in existence since 1971, you will see how quickly they began receiving God Smacks for their treachery and murderous rebellion against Him. The following are descriptions taken from various references sites on the web:
December 6, 2009 - Two passenger buses hit head-on, killing 21 and injuring 50.
November 29, 2009 - Road accidents killed 30+, and a capsized boat accident killed 54.
October 31, 2009 - Labor dispute between garment workers and police left 4 dead, 200 injured.
September 20-23, 2009- Traffic accidents, from a head-on collision between two passenger buses to a hit-and-run-over of a four-year-old girl and other accidents, killed 10 and injured 35.
August 14, 2009- Bus plunged into a ditch, killing 13 and injuring 10.
July 27, 2009- Rain in Dhaka, capital city and population 10 million; biggest rain in 53 years; killed 6 people when power lines shocked them to death; 1000s stranded in their swamped homes. 13 inches of rain; what’s the big deal? GOD HATES YOUR REBEL BACKSIDES, that’s what! ^_^
July 14, 2009- Truck fell into a ditch; 13 dead, 15 injured.
Reported June 6, 2009- A mutiny among Bangladesh soldiers against their officers ended with the killing of nearly 80 people. Sucks to be them!
May 29, 2009- A truck and bus head-on collision killed 16 people and injured 25 others.
Reported May 27, 2009- 147 people died in Bangladesh and another 6,000 were injured by Cyclone Alia. “Cyclone Alia is reported to have swept away nearly 180,000 homes and affected the lives of more than 3.3 million people” in both India and Bangladesh.
July 11, 2011- “At least 44 schoolboys were killed and many more injured […] when the truck they were traveling in skidded off a highway and plunged into a canal in southeast Chittagong district [.]
Timely, and topical – the river of Padma (the largest in that region) is drying up AND the humans have poisoned themselves. The water is laced with arsenic (a little dab will do ya in!). The end result will be a desert where a river used to be. Just as God can make springs of water where no water was – God can take away your water. And never, nowhere on the landscape of Bangladesh is a call to REPENT! Well HERE is that call, rebels. Why will you die? Repent of your sins and your waters and all other problems in Bangladesh can be fixed, healed and you can be saved in this life and in the life to come. Jeremiah 9:15 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will feed them, even this people, with wormwood, and give them water of gall to drink. You rebels. Luke 13:5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
"Cyclone Sidr was the fourth named storm of the 2007 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. The storm formed in the central Bay of Bengal, and quickly strengthened to reach peak sustained winds of 215 km/h (135 mp/h), which would make it a Category-4 equivalent tropical cyclone on the Saffir-Simpson Scale. The storm eventually made landfall near Bangladesh on November 15. The storm caused large-scale evacuations in Bangladesh. So far, 3,447 deaths have been blamed on the storm, with that number expected to rise.
Save the Children estimated the number of deaths to be between 5,000 and 10,000, while the Red Crescent Society reported on November 18 that the number of deaths could be up to 10,000.
The Daulatpur - Saturia, Bangladesh Tornado was an extremely destructive tornado that occurred in the Manikganj District, Bangladesh on 26 April 1989. There is a great deal of uncertainty about the death toll, but typical estimates indicate that it killed around 1,300 people, which would make it the deadliest tornado in recorded history. The twister injured over 12,000 and left more than 80,000 people homeless.
The tornado reportedly had a path 16 kilometres (10 mi) long, destroying all structures in an area of 6 square kilometres (2.3 sq mi). The deadly incident occurred in the evening hours at around 18:30 hours local time.
Bangladesh is built over the flood plains of three major rivers, the Brahmaputra, Meghna, and Ganges Rivers. The three rivers converge in Bangladesh and empty into the Bay of Bengal through the largest river delta in the world. The flat land within each flood plain is fertile, and the country is densely populated. As a result, floods on any of the three rivers can affect a vast number of people. When all of the rivers run high with monsoon rains and melting snow from the Himalaya Mountains (the source of the rivers), much of Bangladesh can be under water. Floods help make the cultivable land in Bangladesh fertile and thus help the agriculture sector of the country. But, excessive flood is considered a calamity. The floods have caused havoc in Bangladesh throughout history, especially during the recent years: 1987, 1988, and 1998. The most recent one occurred in 2007. According to government statistics 298 people died and a total of 1,02,11,780 people are badly affected by it. 58,866 houses are completely damaged for the flood up to 13 August 2007.
The 1991 Bangladesh cyclone, also unofficially known as Cyclone Gorky, was among the deadliest tropical cyclones on record. On the night of 29 April 1991 a powerful tropical cyclone struck the Chittagong district of southeastern Bangladesh with winds of around 250 km/h (155 mph). The storm forced a 6 meter (20 foot) storm surge inland over a wide area, killing at least 138,000 people and leaving as many as 10 million homeless."
In addition to these natural disasters, A/K/A God Smacks directly from the Hand of God, God is dealing with them at every level. For example headlines scream Sound Pollution: A severe health hazard! One such article advises Because of the sound pollution millions of people in Bangladesh are exposed to a number of health risks from deafness to heart attack. According to this publication, noise intensity at 45 dB (decibels) can generally cause a person to not be able to sleep; whereas 120 dB can cause pain. BUT, hearing damage actually begins at 85 dB. The average noise level on the busy streets of Dhaka (Bangladesh Capital) is between 60-80 dB but of course increases with truck noises and/or loud speakers. I mean you gotta get louder to be heard over all that noise, right?
Additionally, now the nation has plans under way to build some Nuclear Power Plants. The reason? Bangladesh faces massive electricity shortages that have hit its booming textile industry, with generation of 3,000 megawatts at peak times still 2,000 megawatts short of actual demand."
In 2007, violence over power cuts in a northern Bangladesh town left at least 20 people dead in clashes between police and farmers who had demanded increased power supply for irrigation.
"The country's military-backed government, which took over in January after an emergency was imposed and elections cancelled over vote-rigging allegations, has made tackling the power crisis one of its top priorities. - Space Daily on line article of June 24, 2007. Regarding that whole vote-rigging reference, please see more on that issue in the Government section.
Of course another on-going, daily disaster given to these rebellious God-haters is the fact that their children suffer neglect and apathy! (See more on this in the Poster Children For Sin section). However, this little quote from The Daily Star 2008-11-01 article, pretty well paints their own picture of the promised curses: Grim accounts of brutality on two minor street boys stealing fruit from the sellers shop in the city market that ultimately led to their death have touched the cord of the citizenry. Frozen with hunger and wandering aimlessly in the market area, an eight year-old street boys eyes were drawn to some red apples in the fruit sellers shop which perhaps he has never tasted before (WHAT?! sorry I digress). He could not resist himself and (sic) from picking one and started running to safety. But the fruit seller could not afford the loss, chased the boy and ultimately caught him and started beating him up. At one stage he hit the boys head with a brick. Profusely bleeding, the boy fell unconscious. This time the fruit seller ran to safety and some passers by took the boy to a hospital where the doctor declared him dead. Now, read these Bible verses and tell me if Bangladesh is blessed, or cursed:
De 28:17 Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store.
Jer 2:34 Also in thy skirts is found the blood of the souls of the poor innocents: I have not found it by secret search, but upon all these.
Jer 19:4 Because they have forsaken me, and have estranged this place, and have burned incense in it unto other gods, whom neither they nor their fathers have known, nor the kings of Judah (read this Bangladesh or all the KINGS OF ASIA!), and have filled this place with the blood of innocents;
The leather trade in Bangladesh is hit hard by global economic crisis The officials of the state-run Export Promotion Bureau said that the export of raw hides and finished leather dropped by 19.61 percent and 22.65 percent respectively from its target set for the July-November period in the current fiscal year to June 2009. According to the Reuters January 22, 2009 article on the subject.
22 people killed in boat capsize On January 20, 2009 government officials were still plucking out the dead bodies from a boat capsize which took place on Monday, January 19, 2009. This trawler was carrying day laborers (about 50 of them) when it was hit by an EMPTY cargo vessel. Now that is what I call a God SMACK.