Saturday, May 28, 2005
"Sometimes it seems like just awhile ago I met the guy who attempted to drive across Africa with a surfboard on top of the Land Rover, trying to see the effects of 'Western Civilization' there and just yesterday denied access to the United Nations Library (without a Ph.D. or a note from one) while my VW was parked next to Idi Amin's embassy in NYC, yet I know that many changes have come to Africa, and perhaps many more deadly ones to sub-Saharan Africa (an anthropology professor (Stevenson) of mine wrote a book about that region, trying to list all the known peoples there) with predicted climate change since that time. We have 'blood for stones' with diamonds said to be exchanged by Al-Qaida, an untraceable source of funds, despite some of our politicos' opinions, in Africa. Where we have yet to explore solutions to problems there, I would hope that our American focus will not be knocked out of kilter by stressing 'terrorism' to an insidious effect, losing our standing on 'terrafirma'. I hope that the study of 'mass behavior in battle and captivity' does not become the US's solution to international problems, as a former US Ambassador to the UN wrote and published about (Jeane J. Kirkpatrick), back in 1968 about 'the Communist Soldier In The Korean War'. Posted by: George Myers | May 28, 2005 10:09 AM"