My apologies for not providing more links myself… time is short… but, if you do a search on the Internet for the progression of a nations or areas stability and civility you will see that before a people can feel empowered and safe, they must have access to the basics. Food, water, heat, and a secure environment.
After seeing the pictures of New Orleans yesterday and hearing the many reports I can’t help but see the obvious similarities to Iraq.
The evacuation of stranded hurricane victims from New Orleans’ Superdome stadium has been suspended after shots were fired at a rescue helicopter.
“We have suspended operations until they gain control of the Superdome,” an ambulance official told the Associated Press news agency.
Many thoughts are running through my head, but out of respect for the people who are victims here, I am reluctant to go full bore.
I will only say this… I think all levels of the US Government have been thrown into the deep end, and they’re about to learn a LOT. I only hope they apply that knowledge to other spheres of influence.
Please… give often and give generously. Contact your local Red Cross or other Humanitarian agency.
Sometimes it seems like there are just too many disasters and human catastrophes out there to keep track of. That is why we just have to keep giving… , the city of Bam, Iran, the country of Iraq, the Tsunami region, the continent of Africa… and now the Gulf Coast.
These people need nothing more than a helping hand. But they need a lot of them.