Dear Chiangmai Mail,
I am glad I found your publication to have a place to
send my concerns about the current world situation, and to find out if other
people have the same fears and worries as me. Seldom a war was planned as
open and cynical. And seldom a war was based on worse lies - on the tale
that an oriental dessert-country, 2/3 the size of Texas is a threat to world
This war, from the Bush administration accurately planned
will leave a world, which was not known until this day. 12 years after the
resolution of the Warsaw pact, the world alliance turns in agony, the
transatlantic partnerships degraded, Europe torn apart, the European Union
downgraded to a caricature.
How can one single man achieve this? A Texan who came to
office, only when the court allowed him to enter the White House. A man who
stopped drinking at the age of 40, who found his way to Jesus Christ
afterwards and who sees himself as the man to clean the world from the evil.
Something worse as this ‘exorcist’ could have hardly happened. It is a
way back to the Stone Age and we are part of it.
I wonder what we will think about it in one year’s time
and where we will all be in one year’s time. My wish to the international
community in Chiang Mai is - do not let a maniac, from whatever country he
might be, let the friendship of people in this community drift apart. After
all we will stay the same.