Well, the moonbats are our in force over the Tsunami issue.
Over at Znet, Paul Street has this little gem:
The terrible human consequences of natural disasters and events generally can’t be fully understood except in relation to existing hierarchies and ideologies of class, race, and empire.
It was mother nature, Paul. Class, race, and empire had nothing to do with it.
Over at the Asian Tsunami Blog that Paul references in his post above were great comments such as these:
There is a good possibility that the US military/CIA let tens of thousands drown rather than “compromise” the sources of their “intelligence”
One hour before disaster struck the Thai coast the authorities knew awave was out there, but they were not sure how big it was and if itwould reach Thailand.They therefore dicided to take the risk of not warning the threatenedcoast areas because a failure in the prediction would be harmful tothe capitalist tourist economy and the prestige of the department.
I believe that the US military/CIA had critically useful information about the tsunami while it was in progress.Based on seismic (earthquake) data alone, any tsunami expert would know that a magnitude 8+ submarine thrust (subduction) event like the 2004 Magnitude 9.0 Northern Sumatra Earthquake would have a good possibility of generating a tsunami (see appended article). The US has a very large military base on the island of Diego Garcia
in the middle of the Indian Ocean where they develop and test the “Son of Star Wars” anti-ballistic missile system, among other activities. Somebody in the military must have been aware of tsunami hazard to the island due to the proximity of the southwestern Pacific archipelago. The US Navy and CIA undoubtedly have many sea-bottom sensors in the Indian Ocean for detecting submarines, undersea nuclear explosions, and earthquakes & tsunamis. I am sure that US military/CIA knew the tsunami was in progress but they did not relay this information to the countries at risk because the info was “CLASSIFIED”.
Got that? We’re at fault.