From: MORTON PRAGER
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 12:47 AM
To: ; Brian Prager
Subject: Worsening situation
As the information continues to come from Japan, the news is all bad.
I would now urge Machico to get Rui out of the country as soon as possible. This is an obligation of her love for him, which one shouldn’t doubt, and I would put it to her in those terms. To protect the son she loves, she must try to get him out of the country. Japan is already facing vital shortages of food, medical supplies, and various essential services, and those deficits stretch into an indefinite future.
The threat from the nuclear reactors continues to grow, and if they are safe from radiation now, that may not be true tomorrow. Impress upon her that radiation sickness is truly miserable and shortens life.
I imagine that getting out of Japan right now may be difficult because of the number of people probably trying to flee, but Rui is an American citizen, and the American Embassy, although not helpful previously, really should be of help in this regard.
Brian, I trust that you will be trying to contact Machico, if you haven’t already. I urge that your approach be to make Rui safe; that is your main concern as it should be hers.
Japan has truly been hit with a triple whammy of unprecedented magnitude.
I’m sure all of us are eager to hear whether Machico has passed along any new information about her and Rui’s situation.
Love to all,