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Submitted by Anonymous on
there was an obvious rush to judge the actions of the chilean authorities as calm, heroic and organized. what is emerging is a situation where there is lack of coordination between the outgoing and incoming administrations, lethargy on the part of govt. to swallow their pride and accept aid, looting, no tsunami warning (even the navy apologized to the public), many buildings that collapsed are quite new which makes one wonder about the so called 'best' practices in building codes, etc. so an obvious lesson is not to rush and pour praise where it is really not due. but to be cautious and wait for a full-view picture to emerge. it may not be as pretty as we would like it to be...