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President Obama held a press conference at 12:30 p.m. EST regarding the devastating tsunami that hit Japan on Friday afternoon. He assured a group of reporters, and the live feed that broadcast his address, that a U.S. aircraft carrier was in Japan, with others on the way to aid in rescue efforts and account for all military personnel stationed there.

He also stated that a ship was en route to provide assistance as needed, and that U.S. embassy workers in Tokyo had been moved to an outside location.

“Our thoughts and our prayers are with the people of Japan. This is a potentially catastrophic disaster, and the images of destruction and flooding coming out of Japan are simply heartbreaking,” he stated.

Watch the video in full below.

  • ash

    Don’t the Japanese callously slaughter dolphins and whales? Screw them. I feel sorry for any animal and good person suffering there but I have had nightmares about The Cove.

    • Lily

      I completly agree with you altough there is also a lot of animal humanitarians there that got a very bad deal…. I do not wish this on anybody…

    • herwin

      @ Ash. I just did read Eating Animals which describes the horrors of factory farming and even describes cows being skinned alive in slaughterhouses. In America. I also did see some pretty nasty videos on youtube about other animal cruelties, all in america. Nightmares !
      Should i now become anti american and say screw you when your country is hit by a mega distastreus event ? I don’t think so.
      I hope you realise your first reaction is stupid and i hope you can admit your misstake.

    • Michael Raymer

      This is where herwin and I are in 100% complete agreement. To view a calamity like this with satisfaction, because of the actions of a very few, is childish and troubling.

      • Kevin

        I agree wholeheartedly, happy to see those I might disagree with on other issues saying the same. This is a sickening sentiment.

  • LittleMe

    Every nation has been involved in animal cruelty in one way or another. Think of the children, if nothing else. They can’t be held accountable and don’t deserve to suffer like this.

  • Michael Raymer

    Y’know, as I sit here and think about this, I think we can completely kiss Antarctic whaling goodbye, with these latest events. No one is going to try to justify spending money on whaling when they have so much to rebuild. And with all the events that have lead up to this, I just can’t see them deploying the fleet, next winter. Any thoughts?