Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Compare this -----

Photo from Christian Science Monitor:

In this photo distributed by the official Chinese news agency Xinhua, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, center, and Communist Party leaders arrange relief work of the earthquake during his flight for the disaster area on Monday May 12, 2008. Premier Wen flew into southwest China's Sichuan Province on Monday afternoon and left straight for the quake-hit county of Wenchuan to oversee rescue work there, Xinhua said.
Xinhua, Yao Dawei

Wow! This is impressive! The Chinese Premier was ON – SITE the very same day as the natural disaster struck. He used a bullhorn to tell some students trapped in the rubble of their school that the army was coming to rescue them. There were 50K troops in the area within 24 hours, and they were using heavy equipment to move the rubble and get the people who were trapped out. They were also distributing supplies like food, water and medicine, and setting up tents for shelter and medical centers.

Now, compare all of that to what bush and the military did after Katrina. I wonder if China will send in some private mercenaries to shoot the locals, like bush sent in Blackwater?

We have such a backwards and barbaric country. I guess we look good compared to Myanmar, but we look totally inept and callously uncaring next to the Chinese.

1 comment:

Crystal said...

Ahhh... the comparison with Katrina didn't stuck, but yes, China did way more in 2 days than the States did in two months! Shame!

Go China =D