I Have a Gripe

October 13, 2010

What a Wonderful World it Would Be…

Filed under: International News — alvb1227 @ 1:32 pm

Like many around the world, I have been watching the rescue of the miners in Chile. This has been a true blessing and while I continue to hold my breath that each man comes up safe, I had a few thoughts.

During the ongoing commentary, they spoke about all the countries that have come together. The United States sent mine experts, NASA sent different technologies, such as the IV fluids used and compression garments to help prevent clots on the ascent. Oakley donated the specialized glasses the miners needed to help adjust their eyes to the light. The Bolivian President came to the site to welcome the one Bolivian stuck in the mine 69 days. South African engineering teams have helped throughout the entire process.

Prayers and well wishes from around the world have been posted online. I’ve seen posts from Africa, Greece, the U.S. and more.

Now, I am far from an expert on international affairs, but from my understanding Bolivia and Chile aren’t exactly the best of friends, but they worked together, along with countries from around the world to help. Chile wasn’t afraid to ask for help and many countries answered the call. As far as I know, countries like Iran didn’t offer help, but still, I think it shows a great human spirit. Countries put politics aside and worked together to focus on a solitary goal – saving these men.

See what happens when politics is put aside and people work together? What a wonderful world it would be…

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