Tuesday, February 15, 2005

The blame game.

You knew it was only a matter of time:
VIENNA (AFX) - A group of Austrian and German victims of the Asian tsunami disaster are to file a lawsuit demanding that Thailand, French hotel chain Accor and US forecasters prove they reacted adequately to the disaster, their lawyers said.

The suit, naming Accor and the US-run tsunami early warning system in the Pacific as well as Thai authorities, will be filed in a New York district court this week, the lawyers said in Vienna.

Accor is named in the lawsuit because the plaintiffs say the chain did not properly inform relatives of the victims after the disaster and had built its Sofitel hotel on the island of Phuket on a quake fracture line.
International law will now mandate that hotel chains must participate in Tarot card readings, crystal ball consultations and meditation sessions in an effort to see far enough into the future to predict natural disasters. Building permits will then be approved by the UN and issued in areas where it has been determined to a 100% certainty that no tsunami, earthquake, typhoon, hurricane, tornado, landslide, drought, flooding or locusts will threaten the resort.

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