The conclusion is that they will have a good excuse to use full force and martial law whenever there is a problem.
Yeah, no kidding. That was one of the first thoughts that I had. It's not what is right, or what is true, but what can be engineered in an opportunistic way. There is a case, however, for better consrtraints on the lawless. What changed? What happened that all HELL breaks loose and AnarchY reigns? In an enormous catastrophy like this perhaps it can't be helped. I mean: "Oh no, my house is gone and I have no food or water, gee, I guess I'll go rape somebody" - doesn't make sense, does it?