posted on Jan, 15 2005 @ 03:34 PM
Originally posted by Nemithesis
Concidering the frequency of tsunami occurances on that scale of devistation, I would think this money would be better spent watching for astroids or
maybe even terrorists.
But that is a logical call, not a political one.
Logical to watch for all three- and vulcanism, too. What Bush knows- that most of us are sleeping on- is that a previous American Empire
wiped out by a tsunami caused by earth movements that happen far more often than meteor hits:
"Many great and wonderful deeds are recorded of your state in our histories. But one of them exceeds all the rest in greatness and valour. For these
histories tell of a mighty power which unprovoked made an expedition against the whole of Europe and Asia, and to which your city put an end. This
power came forth out of the Atlantic Ocean, for in those days the Atlantic was navigable; and there was an island situated in front of the straits
which are by you called the Pillars of Heracles; the island was larger than Libya and Asia put together, and was the way to other islands, and from
these you might pass to the whole of the opposite continent which surrounded the true ocean; for this sea which is within the Straits of Heracles is
only a harbour, having a narrow entrance, but that other is a real sea, and the surrounding land may be most truly called a boundless continent. Now
in this island of Atlantis there was a great and wonderful empire which had rule over the whole island and several others, and over parts of the
continent, and, furthermore, the men of Atlantis had subjected the parts of Libya within the columns of Heracles as far as Egypt, and of Europe as far
as Tyrrhenia. This vast power, gathered into one, endeavoured to subdue at a blow our country and yours and the whole of the region within the
straits; and then, Solon, your country shone forth, in the excellence of her virtue and strength, among all mankind...
"But afterwards there occurred violent earthquakes and floods; and in a single day and night of misfortune all your warlike men in a body sank into
the earth, and the island of Atlantis in like manner disappeared in the depths of the sea."
Plato, The Timaeus
, 360 BCE
[edit on 15-1-2005 by Chakotay]