News Report (from dp.ru): The famous Russian TV reporter, M. Leontiev, believes that the only solution to the crisis is a global war.
My Comment: This is not a solution, but a way to get into another life cycle that will be much worse than this one! Mr. Leontiev should imagine that tomorrow he will be born into a hungry family in Africa, for example…
News Report (translated from utro.ru): The President of the Russian Federation, Medvedev, stated that politicians have to learn to listen to each other and to make decisions. This is the way to minimize the current financial crisis.
My Comment: Mr. Medvedev is right, if what he means is that only the true, altruistic, mutual understanding will soften our fate.
News Report (from The Telegraph and FOX News): Al-Qaeda’s second-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, said: “This crisis is one of … the series of American economic hemorrhages after the strikes of September 11… The ones shouldering the burden are taxpayers, whose money was spent to rescue senior capitalists and to protect the fraudulent interest-based system from collapse.”
Al-Zawahri called on Americans to convert to Islam: “To the American people and the people of the West in general … God sent his Prophet Muhammad with guidance and the religion of truth… ”
My Comment: One would think that Ayman al-Zawahiri himself sets an excellent example of a virtuous life – an example worthy of imitating… Still, I am sure that his appeal is sincere!