The female entrepreneur Linda Resnik was on CR Show talks about sharing her successful story in the business world.
She is saying all the right words such as care about your employees, something must have intrinsic value in order to sell in the market, the company must care about environment, etc.
I have no idea what is the back ground of her company. She is promoting her product on the show. Pomegranate juice is what she is selling. She claims that scientific research supported by her with peer review has indicated that it is a good anti-oxidant that helps lower the PSI level of prostate gland. This prevents the onset of prostate cancer.
This is such a hot air, sweet talk and PC talk to woe consumers to buy her product. This is a psychology of the marketing folk which is her profession. This is similar to the selling point of being green with so many merchandises lately. Whole foods super market chain is another example.
He has a very factitious attitude toward the fat cats on the show. However, when it comes to US foreign policy toward Iran, he is so enthusiastic and totally forgets that any aggressive policy would entail in term of cost at all.
Reshid Kahlidi is the professor at Columbia University. He is offering a balancing view on US policy toward the Israeli Palestinian conflict. His was not given time to expound on his thesis at all.
The thought of NPR is also a mouth piece of the government in the sense that it receives funding from government then it has to do what government tells it to do as part of the deal of becoming a balance station. So it also received fund from business entities as well as private listeners and it offers program that meet the need of these communities too.
The idea of writing short story as a way to descript thing that cross my mind or I read online or offline. This sounds very simple but it may take some time to get used to it.
A panel of experts on Pakistan and Afghanistan were on the CR show talking about the situation there and what has the US military and state department have been done there and the reaction of the local people and officials think about them.
The picture that I take away from viewing and listening to the conversation is US has no intention to help the local government to turn around the public feeling by supporting the local government genuine effort to woo the public to support US policy and stay away from the Taliban and Al Qaeda.
US advisors simply do not trust the local government to hand over all the money and support their idea of reform and economic development that would gather more support from the locals. So it is a bunch of lips services for democracy. This is a recipe for disaster when it comes to winning the heart and mind of the locals.
The locals would say US has its drone to bomb the Taliban and Al Qaeda, but they also have their drone which is known as “suicide bomber” in the western media. This is the kind of tit-for-tat spirit that so-called enemy has toward the drone technology of US and developed world.
The journalists on the panel are all from NYT. They are Jane Perlez, Mark Masetti, Pir Zabair Shah. They said that the Taliban and Al Qaeda have a long term view of their resistance against US while US has only a short term plan that only last as long as the current president is still insisting on pursuing the same policy to the end of his term. This is not really the case with Obama. He is continuing the policy of W. Bush toward Afghanistan and Pakistan. So it is not a short term policy as the opposite side sees it.
The panel agrees on one thing it is when US interest and the Pakistan, Afghanistan interest become aligned, there is little chance that the plan of wiping out Taliban and Al Qaeda will turn out to be successful.
The panel also reveals that the Taliban has a secret weapon-Sheri laws and land reform���that is winning the heart and mind of the locals in the border province of Pakistan. There are still too many economic injustices existing in the provinces or North West Pakistan. Land lords are still in control of vast swath of land in this region. Serfdom is still the dominant economic model in the area.
There is another author who spent two years of his life living among the Pakistani people to find out what the real living condition is and what is on the people mind. He is Nicholas Schmidle. His new book is “To live or to perish forever; two tumultuous years in Pakistan”.
He was on CSPAN “AFTER WORDS” program last night. Schmidle also interests in the development of Bangladesh political system and its history. He claims that this country is very open, he can freely travel and talk to anyone he wishes. Bangladesh refuses to accept the Islāmic system imposed by Pakistan on it and become an independent nation.
The plan to turn a deep sea port at the southern city of Pakistan into the next Dubai is meeting with resistance from the local people who feel that they are not benefiting from this effort at all. The Beluchi party takes advantage of it to demand more power from the central government.
Pakistan current government is very shrewd in taking advantage of the mistake of Taliban and Al Qaeda to soar up the public support of its current reform and cooperation policy with US according to Schmidle.
Robert Kagan was on Brooking Institute again bashing the past government and current government policy toward resolving the Iran ambitious goal to be energy independent and having the capacity to produce nuke weapons when she sees fit.
Diplomats from Italy and France are on the Brooking institute panel discussion last night. They had some insight on the problem of negotiation with Iran in term of exchanging Western Aids with giving up nuke development effort for peaceful purpose or not.
One idea that crosses my mind when reading about US foreign aides to Pakistan and North Korea with the conditions stipulated by US side. The reality of foreign military and economic aides is a joke even during the Vietnam era. South Vietnam officials have long been complained about the unfair nature of the aids. The aides receiving party has no choice on what to buy and who to buy and under what price and what condition. It is more take it or leave it arrangement. This is still the same attitude when it comes to foreign aids to Pakistan, Afghanistan and North Korea.
The claim of black mail from North Korea is sounding like the North Korea had received a lot of resources from US side and US had actually carried out its promises. This is not the case from the North Korea perspective with the promises made by Carter and Clinton administrations.