It is Friday night tomorrow, but I do not know how much fun we can have with all the news coming down (covered below). Requests always welcomed though.
Short post as there is too much going on and I want to follow things this evening.
I have no special understanding of the issues involved at the troubled nuclear plant. My feeling is that if something was going to happen, and I mean worse than what already has, it would have happened by now. Let's hope the new power line can be in place so that the material can be controlled.
What about the earthquake and tsunami damage? While all the talk has been about how Japan will rebuild and how they will pay for it (No one wondered about Haiti for some reason..) not much sympathy has been shown for the stoic Japanese people. I cannot fathom what it feels like. One minute you live on the sea and all is well and the next the earth moves and the ocean becomes an enraged force that sweeps your town, your friends, your family out to sea, never to be seen again. Find words for that.
No Fly Zone Resolution
Tonight the UN which usually cannot authorize stopping genocide (Rwanda has no oil I guess) somehow found a way to pass a resolution authorizing a "No Fly Zone" over Libya.
It is not clear as yet who will be doing the enforcing, this Wall Street Journal article was thin on details (understandable) but there was this section which is a little strange for a No Fly Zone:
Options included using cruise missiles to take out fixed Libyan military sites and air-defense systems, according to these officials. Manned and unmanned aircraft could also be used against Col. Gadhafi's tanks, personnel carriers and infantry positions, with sorties being flown out of U.S. and North Atlantic Treaty Organization bases in the southern Mediterranean.Did not know tanks could fly.
Conflict is always dangerous for the known and unknown. I have mixed feelings on this. I would like to see Gadhafi go, but where does it end? I would like to see more British and French forces in on this and not just a US show. We shall see what happens but this is very serious and deserves your attention.
Right now the Japan disaster is consuming the news speak and headlines, and rightly so. Libya will now command attention when bombs start dropping. Ok. It is at times like this that sneaky, nasty players like Russia, China, and especially Iran like to make some kind of major move, going quiet and unnoticed. These are dangerous times.
Saint Patrick's Day
Just load it and go:
Have a good night.