“O, Lord be gracious unto us; we have waited for thee: be thou their arm every morning, our Salvation also in the time of trouble” Isaiah 33
KATRINA struck. With full force she descended upon us in New Orleans, and changed our lives forever. Father lost his children and sustained two blows at the same time. Is that meant to be? I don't know. I still believe in my Rock; and I know, I have a Friend - Boris A. Miksic.
I am Captain Miro Petar Alibasic, Master Mariner from Korcula, Croatia, Commander of the Supertankers and I used to have a house in New Orleans. When I was home in New Orleans I enjoyed running every evening on the levee behind my house. Levee, the man-made structure has failed during hurricane Katrina and whole city of New Orleans has become a lake. People lost all that they have built over the many years, evacuated in thousands to strange places, called “Superdomes” – modern word for Roman times Arenas, in shock and disbelief fighting for survival and thankful to the Lord that they have their bare lives.
I called Boris. I said: “Boris, I lost house and I will go to stay in Holiday Inn until going back on assignment. Boris did not think twice and replied: “Come to us. Our home is your home”. Now I live in Boris's home. We share piece of bread and we pray together. We always mention name of the country that we belong – our blessed land – Croatia.
Ove izbore ipak je obilježio Boris Mikšić. Dečko s Trešnjevke koji je vlastitim novcem financirao kampanju, gospodarstveniku bez podrške političkih stranaka, drugi krug pobjegao je u posljednji trenutak. Iza sebe je ostavio iskusnu političarku Đurđu Adlešić, HSP-ovu uzdanicu Slavena Leticu, Tuđmanova maga Ivića Pašalića. Građani su nagradili to što je kampanju financirao vlastitim novcem. Njegov uspjeh jasna je i jaka poruka hrvatskih građana političarima - da im sve manje vjeruju. Klasična politička pljuska. Večernji list, 04. siječnja 2005.