She waltzed with princes, persuaded kings, walked with the Queen of England, influenced presidents, served as floating Ambassador to Pakistan and Morocco, traveled with Afghan fighters, and by no means is that all Joanne Herring has done.
I can picture what’s going to happen to many listeners this evening as they tune into The George Espenlaub Show at 6:30 p.m. EDT. Folks will be approaching their computers at the designated time to hear our guest, Joanne King Herring. Others will be reaching for their phones with the Spreaker Application installed; there will be many that fires up their IPads, or some other tablet device. The crowd will be sitting in various positions in many different places.
Some will have their feet propped up while drinking a favorite beverage. Others could be possibly eating dinner while listening to the show; maybe driving in their vehicle with the listening device hooked to the radio so as to hear it through the speakers. Many more could be walking, running, or working but the common denominator that brings all these folks from far and wide is the fact that Joanne King Herring is on The George Espenlaub Show live. It won’t be long into the show that people will be leaning in closer so as not to miss a word spoken by our guest.
Here is a document written by Joanne and emailed to me yesterday, August 27, 2012:
Let’s go to the Middle East and whip them into shape…
America needs desperately to understand with whom they are dealing. How they think, how they live, and why things happen as they do. For instance when I first went to the Middle East in the 70s and well into the 80s the Sunnis and the Shiites lived peacefully together like Baptists and Catholics. They attended each other’s parties and had a mutual respect for one another. The terrorists have managed to create a war among brothers so that they could blame the problems they exacerbate on religion. In reality, these so called religious leaders are no different from Hitler and Stalin. They are interested in power and money. This whole religious Mahdi thing has been cleverly manipulated into a crusade. Before the Muslim brotherhood Hezbollah, Hamas, Haqqani, plus Al Qaeda and the Taliban (which are off shoots of the others) united to destroy the Middle East to rebuild it under their control, there was little problem among the countries. These organizations have been working for 50 years for this “Arab spring” which is in reality a very long winter for the world. Iran and Iraq were the exception. The two did manage to resolve their problems, no matter how badly, without major U.S. Intervention.
We cannot promise democracy to the world. WE cannot afford it and the blood of our children is too precious. The whole problem starts with poverty. People cannot live on $1 per day that is why my Marshall Plan is so important.
- People must have food, for example MPC is planting soybeans in all 34 provinces of Afghanistan without security. The villagers protect us.
- People must have clean water, for example I a northern province they had the highest death rate for children in the world. We cleaned the water and they now have a lower children’s death rate than Los Angeles
- Food and water provided, they need the schools –men cannot read road maps or manuals, thus it is hard to form an army or get jobs
- Minimum healthcare is needed – polio cubes, shots, midwives
- Without jobs they cannot sustain the schools or even begin to build the desire for democracy. They scream for democracy yearning for a better life. They have no idea how to begin to sustain it leaving them vulnerable to fanatics
America simply does not understand that 110 years ago, people in this country signed contracts with an ‘X’. It takes time to evolve. That is the problem in these highly populated extremely poor countries making them easy targets to manipulate into war. Incidentally our Marshall Plan is flourishing: a Congressional Committee and General Allen will be visiting our village.
The good news for America and business is that business is flourishing in the Emirates, Dubai and Saudi. This is a perfect time to set up relationships for investment in countries like Afghanistan with its new discoveries of essential minerals and partnerships in the United States. This trip could be extremely financially interesting. The groups who will be our hosts are not just the Royal Families but the richest most successful businessmen in these countries. They are extremely interested in the investing in our country for all the reasons we discussed. They have the means and they have the cash. They realize they must diversify around the world to survive.
I have a delightful story about how the Queen of Saudi Arabia managed to get schools started in her country. The people were totally against them. I would love to share it with you because again it points how America must learn to accept people, their traditions and beliefs before we can ever resolve problems large or small
In 1973, when I went to Saudi for the first time, it was mud streets and mud houses but today it is a soaring metropolis and there is no poverty. There were the poorest people in the world; nomads existing in the desert. Their poverty was such that they washed the newborns in camel urine. In my lifetime they have traveled the road to huge prosperity. Thanks to oil and good management they are now the most prosperous people in the world yet many of their cultural differences are still close to the surface and hinder our understanding of one another. I was born in 1929 and the Arab peninsula was a hell hole. 80 years is not enough to change people to American ways. No amount of years may ever be. Just think how long it has taken me to grasp even the smallest details of modern technology. We must learn to accept them and deal with them on their terms then we can exist together and share our prosperity.
Please don’t miss the show this evening when Ms. Joanne Herring sits in the guest chair and shares with us what she has accomplished, what she is doing now, and what her goals are for the future. Tune in at 6:30 p.m. EDT., for The George Espenlaub Show live from the Funny Farm in a place called our world.
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