Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Ann Althouse has some interesting posts on the Indian Ocean tsunami.

First: We all knew that this was coming. I'm just surprised that no one's tried the blame the actual tsunami on the United States.

Second: An interesting observation that could best be summed up by that Chinese"anagram?"

Third: On on site reportage of the disaster

Fourth: A bit about the victims. Last night, I was listening to NPR on the way home from Maine, and I heard that the reason that so many children were killed on one island resort (was it Phuket? I don't remember) was that in the initial pullback of the coastal waters, fish were stranded on the beaches, and the kids ran out to catch them. Then came the wave.


Wretchard has some (as always) great analysis on early warning systems and trivialization of the tragedy as well as a post on how the Pacific tsunami warning system registered the Indian Ocean wave.

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