Notice how soon the MSM leaves the scene of disasters. Haiti! New Zealand! Well now less than 150 days until a decade will have passed since 9/11/01! There are at least 10 spectacularly interesting books and long articles that will be apprearing discussing that period and its impacts on the USA. ON another blog–HLSWatch.com I have suggested in that decade starting on 9/11/01 as a 1 with 10 being the highest level achieveable in domestic civil preparedness, despite organizational changes and the expenditure of $500 billion dollars, the USA has moved from a 1 to a 2 on the scale of preparedness. The issuance of PPD-8 on March 30th will all of its key deadlines well past 9/11/11 should tell US how much needs to be done.
So compare Japan with just one month in from the largest disaster/catastrophe in its history of that interesting Island Nation-State. It will be forever changed from the events of that last month. I would argue that so far PTS [Post Traumatic Stress] has now encompassed most of the leadership of Japan. Data and information is still being manipulated to pretend this event is not going to impact Japan and perhaps even the world for the next two decades. Japan’s economic future has changed overnight. While still too early to have an accurate picture I believe that Japan will fall within this decade to the bottom of the top ten world economies. WOW!
IN the meantime the evacuation and exclusion zones expand with evidence that that expansion will be be permanent for next 3 decades.
And if you are traveling to Japan probably should have your recently calibrated personal dosimeter.
Good luck to the Japanese people. The world need’s your wisdom and energy. But it also needs you to be honestly assessing this huge event.
One month after Japan was devastated by a massive quake and tsunami, the questions are mounting: Why have officials waited so long to finalize the death toll? Why did the Prime Minister wait over three weeks to visit the disaster zone? And what’s next?