Just got back from being stuck in Taipei city center for a half-hour air raid drill. For those of you who don’t know, they run the sirens and the cops clear everyone and everything off the street. Some of the locals were none too happy at being told to stop walking around I can tell you.
Well Chen Shui Bian you have succeeded in making the country look dumb again. Why pick Computex week when Taiwan is trying to showcase it’s wares to the world? It’s not as if buyer confidence has already been hurt enough by the worry of quakes, floods and drought. Do we need to remind everyone of the countrys political troubles and the shortsightedness of the people who run it?
While on the subject, why air raid drills? Why not fire drills or earthquake drills. Flood drills might also be worthwhile if you witnessed the chaos in Neihu last summer. Frankly when the air raid comes (missile attack more likely), I think even the locals will know the best thing is to get off the street and hide in the basement.