Erik sees green peace
My Dear Erik,
I thought of writing to you because just when we were about to say 'long time-no see', you have re-appeared on the horizon, now at the invitation of the greens rather than the blues- but then, that doesn't matter to you as long as you can fly to and fro. Not once bitten twice shy, are you?
As you know, Erik, we have made a few small changes in the set up over here. Now the Blue Lady is in charge of, well, theoretically everything. But the reality is that she in charge of nothing, really and that the Green Man takes all the decisions and does all the work. All that the lady has to do now is to go across to Nepal for some silly summit or the other.
I know this arrangement might sound funny to you knowing the Lady as you do, what with her reputation for taking all the decisions herself. Anyway, it has been more than a month now and strangely enough it seems to work, though no one really expected it to.
Of course, you might miss your old friend Kadi when you do your rounds here but then there are some things that do not change. Remember the professor? Well, he is still around though he too has now changed colour from blue to green. And remember, Erik, when you are having your talks with him don't embarrass him by praising Satellite- he won't be too happy about it after being called a quota cheat by Satellite!
I think you realize, Erik, that there is one big difference between your last visit here and your present sojourn. If we remember right, no one wanted you here the last time you came and there were even demonstrations against you. Now however, the mood of the people seems to say that they would make any sacrifice- and that includes having you as an intermediary- for the sake of peace.
Anyway, Erik we wish you luck. Of course you are only joining a long line of so-called mediators- Parthasarthy, Dixit and Liam Fox among them- and what they have in common is that they all failed and Velu took all of us for a ride. There is every chance of that happening all over again and the first to know that must be the Green Man who has put his reputation- and life, probably- at stake. So, we must hope that you will succeed, even though many feel that the odds are against you.
Yours truly, Punchi Putha
PS- By the way, Erik what does Uncle Sam think about your visit here? I ask because if we remember right Uncle Sam made a big song and dance about terrorists after they were attacked last September and said that those countries which harbour terrorists are also terrorists. So, in Uncle Sam's book, the Tigers are a terrorist organization and you do allow them to operate in Oslo, so you too are terrorists! Pardon me, but I am confused by all these statements! So, just make sure Uncle Sam won't bomb and obliterate your landscape like they did in Afghanistan, will you?