Thursday, October 27, 2005

Of Air Bridges, Poverty, And A Failure Of Globalization

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"Hundreds of truckloads of food, water, power generators and other supplies are being flown to Hurricane Wilma victims over a new ''air bridge'' ordered by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff.

After getting a firsthand look at long lines of cars waiting at gas stations and an earful of complaints about shortages from local officials, Chertoff ordered his department to step up shipments by keeping aircraft moving round the clock between south Florida and depots around the country.

The same nonstop airlift capacity was developed after Hurricane Katrina in order to evacuate victims, he said.

''The idea is to just run aircraft in a circle, back-to-back,'' Chertoff said. ''They'll fly the delivery, they'll come back and get more -- as long as it takes.''" ...

Associated Press "Chertoff Orders 'Air Bridge' for Wilma Aid" October 27, 2005 via


Now where have I heard of the need for an "Air Bridge" before?

The survivors of the latest Pakistan/India Earthquake are now sleeping out in the open in freezing winter temperatures, which in this mountainous region can reach as low as -15°C (5°F).

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