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Tuesday, September 06, 2005 

An act of Kindness repayed

Back in 1991, while returning home from our little foray in Kuwait. I was on the USS Juneuno. We were steaming back to the Philippines for a little r and r. Thats when a terrible natural disaster struck. How many people recall the Tsunammi that hit the little country of Bangladesh. This country was desimated by a tidal wave that swept tankers and cargo ships miles inland. I recall riding in a Blackhawk chopper taking food and medicines to small villages miles inland that were still flooded. The people in Bangladesh were grateful and worked hard trying to rebuild their lives after this disaster.
I recall a satement made by their leader at the time as well. He said we need help in aid. As we put military enginers on shore and combat troops acting as workers to move, rescue and provide this aid their leader, grateful also said that as a poor country they needed the money to rebuild. Our people were appreciated most dearly but it was the money they needed. We provided this to this country in good faith then the majority of us were to leave as advisors were left behind to aid in supervision of rebuilding Bangladesh.

Now 14 years later this little country , poor and not much of a player in the big picture of things steps up to the plate and says:

WASHINGTON - Bangladesh Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia M.P. today made an announcement of donating $1 million towards the Hurricane victims in the United States.

She noted that the people and the Government of Bangladesh will stand by for extending any help and support which includes sending of military personnel, construction engineers for reconstruction work and medical team for mitigating the suffering of the hurricane affected people of the three states of Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.

ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL! HERE IS A LITTLE COUNTRY WERE A MILLION DOLLARS IS A HUGE PORTION TO THEIR NATIONAL INCOME STEPPING TO THE PLATE, BRINGING A TEAR TO MY EYES AND A WARM FUZZY FEELING TO MY HEART. OFFERING ASSISTANCE AND AID. A MILLION DOLLARS IS NOT MUCH TO AMERICA, ESPECIALLY TO THE LEFT COAST WHO SOME STARS HAVE DONATED WELL OVER THIS MUCH FROM THEIR PERSONAL STASHES .... OPRAH WITH A 5 MILL DONATION FOR EXAMPLE.

WHAT OTHER NATIONS HAVE STEPPED UP LIKE THIS. I CAN NOT FIND ANY WHO HAVE MADE A PLEDGE OR EVEN REMEMBERED AMERICAN GENEROSITY TO THIS POINT AS BANGLADESH HAS.SURE SOME OTHER COUNTRIES HAVE OFFERED AND MADE AID OFFERINGS. JAPAN TO DONATE(READ THE WORD CAREFUL .. DONATE) 12% OF FUEL SUPPLIES FOR THE TIME TO OFFSET OUR SHORTAGE (THANKYOU JAPAN)

EUROPE WILL SEND FUEL BUT THEY HAVE STRINGS ATTACHED ... THATS NOT AID ITS A LIGHT FORM OF BLACKMAIL FROM FRANCE.

WHERE IS CANADA AND WHERE IS MEXICO IN THEIR OFFERS OF HELP? CANADA SITS SILENT AND MEXICO BEGS US TO MAKE SURE THAT ILLEGAL INVADERS ARE ALLOWED AID AND GOVERNMENT BENIFITS (LIKE THEY DON'T ALREADY GET THEM).

BOTTOM LINE IS BAGLADESH REMEMBERED OUR AID AND NOW THEY OFFER WHAT THEY HAVE. NO STRINGS. WHAT A WONDERFUL FEELING TO KNOW SOMEONE REMEMBERS AN ACT OF KINDNESS!!!!

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