Thursday, May 22, 2008

Typhoon vs. Huricane -- Compare and Contrast

Crawford Kilian looks at the Chinese response to the earthquake, comparing that country's impressive response with the mind-blowing stupidity of the state-controlled non-response, that of the Burmese authorities, to another national tragedy resulting from a different natural disaster.

Before we start wagging our heads judgementally, it might be prudent to recall Washington's non-response to Katrina three years ago. Here's another post to check.

There may have been an effort to erase the evidence. The Army Times link from Crof's blog now says "The story you are looking for cannot be found" but take a look at this Google search:

"This place is going to look like Little Somalia"

I got over eight hundred responses.
The comparisons are worth noting.

(Incidentally, I also found the Army Times link via a different search. It didn't get erased...just moved.)

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