Relief efforts, Kosovo, and y2kgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
I was watching MSNBC earlier and listening to the relief efforts that are underway in Kosovo. I then began to wonder if this will significantly hurt the inventory that the Red Cross and other agencies have. What will happen if it does deplete their stores and how long will it take to replenish them? What will happen if there are significant Y2K problems in let's say just 3 other countries where there are infrastructure failures, no power, unable to produce or transport food, etc. Let's say just for the sake of argument, that the U.S. is problem free and is then looked to by these other countries for food and support. What is the possible outcome? Will we be able to supply them? How many may die in other countries if there is only so much to go around? What if there are problems in the U.S. and we have hungry people here but our resources are depleted ? I think that the possibility of major problems in other countries is mind boggling. The effect it will have on this country could be major....even if everything here is alright. IMHO
-- B.Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 06, 1999
It has always seemed to me that the bleeding hearts seem to derive a lot more feelgood from feeding foreigners than natives, so I would expect the food boats to be headed mostly outbound. I also do not think that the military will have great reluctance to share with the general population.
Opinion only, no factual data.
-- dave (email@example.com), April 06, 1999.
I agree, generally.
We should and can provide "aid" for a terrible situation we helped create. But if you add this aid the masssive sales of wheat to russia, China andothers -- we are probably depleted (similar to missles).
time will tell.
-- Jon Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 06, 1999.
Jon Don't include me in that we. The only reason the government gets my tax support is because they have the guns and the prisons to go with them. I propose you research how many kosovo's have died in comparison with other countries we have bombed.
China 1945-46 Korea 1950-53 China 1950-53 Guatemala 1954 Indonesia 1958 Cuba 1959-60 Guatemala 1960 Congo 1964 Peru 1965 Laos 1964-73 Vietnam 1961-73 Cambodia 1969-70 Guatemala 1967-69 Grenada 1983 Libya 1986 El Salvador 1980s Nicaragua 1980s Panama 1989 Iraq 1991-99 Sudan 1998 Afghanistan 1998 Yugoslavia 1999
Now try and support these "dispicable" nations with more of "our" tax dollars.
-- R. Wright (email@example.com), April 07, 1999.
When you become the world's super cop, guns; you also become the world's super nanny, butter.
-- gilda jessie (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 07, 1999.
R. Wright (email@example.com),
>China 1945-46 Korea 1950-53 China 1950-53 Guatemala 1954 Indonesia 1958 Cuba 1959-60 Guatemala 1960 Congo 1964 Peru 1965 Laos 1964-73 Vietnam 1961-73 Cambodia 1969-70 Guatemala 1967-69 Grenada 1983 Libya 1986 El Salvador 1980s Nicaragua 1980s Panama 1989 Iraq 1991-99
Tsk, tsk -- have you forgotten that, according to several Clinton attackers on this forum and an article author who has not yet responded to my e-mailed request for details, we must pretend that there were only 8 U.S. military interventions in the period between WW2 and the Clinton presidency, in order to magnify the significance of Clinton's use of the military to make him look as evil as possible, because a balanced objective presentation of historical fact would not support his demonization by his attackers?
-- No Spam Please (No_Spam_Please@anon_ymous.com), April 07, 1999.