EUROPEANS FILE TSUNAMI LAWSUIT




 
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Boots
 
March 18th, 2005  
Duty Honor Country
 
 

Topic: EUROPEANS FILE TSUNAMI LAWSUIT


It was only a matter of time before people placed blame on the Tsunami. First people blamed the US for causing the wave, now the US did not do enough to get the warning out...when does it stop???

EUROPEANS FILE TSUNAMI LAWSUIT

A group of Austrian and German victims of the Asian tsunami disaster are set to file a lawsuit demanding that Thailand, a French hotel chain and US forecasters prove they reacted adequately to the disaster.

Lawyers for the group said the Thai government, the French hotel chain Accor and the US-administered tsunami early warning system in the Pacific are the targets of the lawsuit, which will be filed in a New York district court this week.

"We found that serious lapses were committed," said Herwig Hasslacher, one of the three lawyers.

They said the suit at this stage intends to uncover evidence to prove the targets were negligent, rather than demand compensation...

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March 18th, 2005  
Missileer
 
 
Are they saying that the USA is the only Nation smart enough to detect earthquakes? I think not. I would be totally ashamed to admit that I had to rely on a country around the world from me had to tell me to run or get drowned.
March 18th, 2005  
Whispering Death
 
 
Did someone bother to tell them that their families where harmed outside of the U.S. boarders?

I mean, if we did somehow provide some kind of ample warning wouldn't it just be another case of U.S. imerpialism over the other countries' soverign warning systems?
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Boots
March 18th, 2005  
chewie_nz
 
wow, thats truelly impressive guys, took you no time at all to turn this into yet another "the worlds out to get us" thread

good job.


personally i think this suit is pointless, of course mistake are going to happen with an event this rare, i hate this phrase but it was an act of god!
either sue god or just let the grieving do what it supposed to do
March 18th, 2005  
Corocotta
 
 

Topic: Re: EUROPEANS FILE TSUNAMI LAWSUIT


Quote:
Originally Posted by Doody
It was only a matter of time before people placed blame on the Tsunami. First people blamed the US for causing the wave, now the US did not do enough to get the warning out...when does it stop???

EUROPEANS FILE TSUNAMI LAWSUIT

A group of Austrian and German victims of the Asian tsunami disaster are set to file a lawsuit demanding that Thailand, a French hotel chain and US forecasters prove they reacted adequately to the disaster.

Lawyers for the group said the Thai government, the French hotel chain Accor and the US-administered tsunami early warning system in the Pacific are the targets of the lawsuit, which will be filed in a New York district court this week.



"We found that serious lapses were committed," said Herwig Hasslacher, one of the three lawyers.

They said the suit at this stage intends to uncover evidence to prove the targets were negligent, rather than demand compensation...

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You should change the title of the post. Europe is lots bigger than Austria and Germany. That lawsuit is ridiculus.
March 18th, 2005  
CABAL
 
 
Quote:
First people blamed the US for causing the wave, now the US did not do enough to get the warning out...when does it stop???
In history, the United States have become a political pendullum, swinging back and forth.

It will only stop if you swing yourselves to other direction instead of what you are in right now.
March 19th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
There is no detection system for earthquakes. Various experiements have been tried but all have failed. Even a Chinese experiment in the 70s I think which allegedly found ways to use animals to detect earthquakes was an utter failure. It worked once... possibly a complete fluke and it never worked again.
If there was such a detection system, Japan would have it by now.
Looks like everyone wants to sue the Americans for everything.
What ever happened to sorting things out by ourselves?

I can understand the European position though.
Europe is just so peaceful, they don't understand just how evil some people can be. So to them, George W Bush looks "evil." They accuse Americans of being stupid and unaware of the world but the same could be said of Europeans (and everyone actually). The "world" that Europe speaks so fondly of, is quite frankly, just Europe. Want to see the world? Live in a poor ass country for a while and be aware of your surroundings.
March 19th, 2005  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by chewie_nz
wow, thats truelly impressive guys, took you no time at all to turn this into yet another "the worlds out to get us" thread

good job.


personally i think this suit is pointless, of course mistake are going to happen with an event this rare, i hate this phrase but it was an act of god!
either sue god or just let the grieving do what it supposed to do
Hehe yes but to be fair it is a ludicrous court case, the pacific monitoring system cannot possibly accurately monitor the Indian ocean at best it might provide a warning the I doubt it could predict the magnitude of what happened.

On top of this US funds the majority of the Pacific system oddly enough because it has a large pacific coastline but no Indian ocean shore front so if the Austrians and Germans want one for the Indian ocean then fork over the cash for it and stop trying to apportion blame for a natural disaster.
March 19th, 2005  
USAFAUX2004
 
 
Pointless, but hey theres money to be made (yea right)
March 19th, 2005  
chewie_nz
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
Europe is just so peaceful, they don't understand just how evil some people can be. .
well considering WWI & WWII, as well as the cold war, i think the people of europe have experienced evil