So Attraction Magazine is assuming that imagineers were already listening to Tiana attraction audio real-time through headphones.
It's not like WDW ideas haven't been affected by conflict before. In 1971, a Persian themed resort sounded very exotic. Eight years later (1979) was the Iran Hostage Crisis and the taking over of Iran's government by the Ayatollah. Not very likely you would have a resort based on Persia after...
I think what has everyone concerned is the apparent over-thinking of the theme. Instead of a fun log flume ride in the Louisiana Bayou with the PATF characters, they concoct a story following the movie about a salt mine, her co-op, and restaurant.