Sunday, August 29, 2021

Lee Kuan Yew’s Prediction on Afghanistan in 2009

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

The Two-Minute Version:

YG from SG

Former Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew shared his insights regarding developments in Afghanistan and the Middle East during an interview with Charlie Rose on 23 October 2009.

The Full, 55-Minute Version

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(NY Times)
The powerful storm made landfall near Port Fourchon, La., on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, slamming the southeastern coast with dangerous winds and storm surge.

NEW ORLEANS — Hurricane Ida battered Louisiana on Sunday with an onslaught of harsh winds and floodwaters, leaving nearly a million people without power including much of New Orleans and at least one person dead.

The hurricane made landfall as a powerful Category 4 storm, which weakened to a Category 2 storm on Sunday night with maximum winds of 105 miles per hour. It sent hundreds of thousands of people scrambling to evacuate, and left countless others bracing for survival, in an eerie echo of Hurricane Katrina, which made landfall in Louisiana 16 years ago to the day.

Ida’s eye came ashore late Sunday morning near Port Fourchon, La., with maximum sustained winds of 150 miles an hour, just shy of the 157 m.p.h. winds of a Category 5 storm. Hurricane-force winds extended up to 50 miles from the storm’s center, which was moving northwestward in the afternoon across a region of bayous, lakes and wetlands, menacing Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

The storm’s trajectory and strength present a high-stakes dual threat to the region. Storm waters are expected to strain the levees and pumps and other hurricane defenses that were reinforced around New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. At the same time, hospital systems are already under strain as Louisiana grapples with one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in the nation.

With the storm passing close to New Orleans through the night, it was impossible to determine the full extent of destruction and potential loss of life on Sunday.