War things as flower pots
I was at the Singapore airshow yesterday. Lots of people were selling weapon systems and warfare related avionics. There was even a Serbian booth next to the US one — once enemies now together at a trade show. Many spies were going around taking pictures and asking probing questions.
Fighters and missiles on display.
Seeing all the missiles, I remembered something I saw once in Lao. Lao, a little country between China, Thailand and Vietnam was heavily bombed by the Americans during the Vietnam War to cut-off the supply routes of the North Vietnamese fighters.
The Laotians today use the remnants of these bombs as flowerpots.
Missile fin as rubbish bin.
Update: A former US soldier left a comment on this post
Lee Thorn Says:
February 28th, 2006 at 1:40 am. Quite beautiful, isn’t it? Thank you.
I helped load many bombs that fell on Laos in 1966. I have worked there on and off, now, for eight years through our ngo, Jhai Foundation. “Jhai” in a social sense in Lao language means this :
that moment when all understand that harmony has been restored. This is often experienced in a village meeting. It is not ’agreement and it is not ‘resolution’. Just harmony. It is a moment of harmony. It is so wonderful everyone wants more.
“Jhai” … that’s what we need, isn’t it?
yours, in Peace, Lee Thorn chair, Jhai Foundation