US attitude towards tsunami ..

I was thinking about this from the day the Tsunami struck….someone has expressed his anguish in the mail I received…

Though I don’t subscribe to all the details below, I still believe they haven’t tried their best to inform us about the disaster… even if it helped to save one life it is worth the attempt…

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US Officials detected Quake but there was no alert system…………….. Do you also think so……………….Is it essential to have some mechanized system …………. to save few lives if not all

Just read this …………….abstracts of article appeared in Economic Times…..dated 28th Dec 04 may be we would know what US is………….

“US Officials who detected a massive earthquake off Asia’s Coast on Saturday tried frantically to warn the deadly wall of water was coming, the head of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said on Sunday. But there was no official alert system in the region because such catastrophes only happen there about once every 700 years, said Charles McCreery, director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s center in Honolulu.

Now just read the important part of the article……..

“We tried to do what we could” McCreery said, “we don’t have contacts in our address book for anybody in that part of the world” ………..do you think in a country of 100 + crores populations one needs address book……….. don’t we have a Prime Minister, Who could have been informed………..don’t we have our embassy in US……

“We actually issued a bulletin about the quake but it only went to the countries in the pacific ….that subscribe …. And that would include Australia and Indonesia”

………..Just think thru……….after advancement of Civilisation from stone age to present Revolutionary Communication Age……… do Mankind have to wait for some subscription to save lives…………. Just because US has invested in these monitoring systems……US felt it not necessary to save lives of Indians and Sri-lankans who have been worstly effected ……….so many mothers lost children and many children lost their parents isn’t it a sheer poor mindset that US carries …..

“they were unable to reach the thousands in the countries most severely affected including India, Thailand and Sri Lanka because none had tsunami warning mechanism or tidal gauges to alert people, he said………………………….just think thru again….. do we need such mechanized version to save lives ………we have live incident of GANESHA DRINKING MILK …….. and this news was spread across India in just half hour……………… Tsunami had given around 1.5 hr ………..don’t you think we had enough time for saving many lives ……….think of those Children, Old age people and not the least our Air force personnel’s who lost their lives…………….

Now just read the last note ………….this will shatter you ……………..

“A warning center such as those used around the pacific could have saved thousands of lives, Waverly person of the US Geological Survey’s National Earthquake information Center, said most of those people could have been saved if they had a tsunami warning system in place or tide gauges……he said ……and I think this will be a lesson to them..”

Just try to find out Answer…………..
1) Had US tried to inform Indian Admin, how many lives could have been saved from 8000+ till now…
2) Is technology a monopoly to save someone lives…………..
3) What lesson is US trying to teach us and that too at cost of so many lives….
4) Is US trying sell these mechanized products to us by not saving lives……..and boosting its economy
5) Are we dependent on others to save our countrymen……
6) At this point we are trying to provide aid to srilanka and others inspite of fact that India too is suffering and …………….US could not inform us as their address book was empty???? What a Pitty ….

Its High time we realized that dependency on so called big brothers for anything.. even for warnings to save lives comes with a cost. Nothing is done with good will; its all pre-calculated and thrusted interests…

We Indians need to be more pro-active, determined, matured and intelligent enough to solve our own problems… rather than looking at others “#$%” ; if we don’t remain alert we are going to drown both culturally and literally.


Building long term visions both as individuals and communities; acting immediately to save our own lives, integrity, property, interests, culture, environment is the only solution to prevent “Future Indian generations” from perishing.