posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 01:22 PM
reply to post by kathael
Personally, I dont think it was all face saving. I am familiar with the culture too, so I dont totally discount that, but I think part of it was
irrational hope that they COULD get it under control. Sometimes people go into denial when the SHTF.
They are human, not machines. They are tired, afraid, hungry, emotional, grief stricken, you name it, and they were still trying their best to get a
good outcome. Some people are risking their lives to minimize the danger to others.
I blame them less than I blame the people hounding them for "the absolute truth" when they probably couldnt know it while they were trying
frantically to deal with all of the variables.
I think people should just get off the judgment kick and let them deal with it.