Sunday, July 31, 2005

60 Years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Below is my comment on the article of "Living Under the Cloud" Page 30 TIME, August 1, 2005

I really appreciate that you picked up the tragedy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as your cover story to let people know the meaning of the atom bombs dropped by the B-29 on the innocent citizens sixty years ago.

Without knowing the facts and thoughts of survivors of two cities and the U.S.servicemen aboard the B-29s, many Americans tend to justify this atom bombardment because it ended the war and saved lives too. It is with good reason.

However, the question lies not on the past behaviors of both Japan and the U.S. but on the future commitment of preventing the use of atomic bombs as well as an unexpected disaster of meltdown or explosion of nuclear plants all over the world in order not to increase the number of the hibakusha in the future. U.S. and Japan should take the initiative to do so by overcoming the past.

Because the survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are not the only hibakusha. So far, uncountable number of “the hibakusha” have suffered from the physical ailments and the psychic trauma caused by radiation, such as the downwind people in several US nuclear plants, Chernobyl nuclear plant and depleted uranium weapons.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Shocking Resemblence

Below is my comment on the article of "Unraveling The Plot " Page 28  Time, July 25, 2005

Shocking resemblance is seen between the four London bombers and the Aum Shinrikyo cult members who unleashed sarin in the subway of Tokyo almost ten years ago. They are both young and intelligent, look like ordinary citizens but have strong belief in sole radical religion.

As your article pointed out, it is hardly possible to find out these kinds of terrorists before they execute their suiside bombing because they show little or nothing on their records to raise suspicion.

The only way to stop them is not the force by authorities but the strong bond and love by their families.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Wolfowitz Shows His Commitment To Poverty

Below is my comment on the article of "The Other Side of Paul Wolfowitz " Page 50  TIME, June 27, 2005

Your article on Paul Wolfowitz shows us how important a leader rushes to the scene first and takes the initiative to capture the minds of the subordinates. The scene on the spot was Africa where he found himself on the front line of the war on poverty.

Despite that many of the 8,000 staff in the huge and rigid bureaucracy of the World Bank are skeptical of Wolfowitz as a neocon leader, his quick move with warmth changed their minds from negative to positive as a man of realizing the mission almost impossible, namely reducing poverty in Africa.

I do hope that he devotes himself to the daunting task of changing the World Bank and forgets about his past behaviors as a neocon leader.