Apocalypse or A Pack of Lips?

About: france to close embassies in fear of cartoon backlash - france - france 24

In my econ 101 class it was posited that most wars are caused by economics. I am surprised that there appears to be a religious war brewing.  Maybe the Muslims are still seeking retribution for the Crusades. Maybe NOT!  There is oil at stake which is the economic variable.  Where is the UN in this mix?




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  1. apocalypse
  2. a pack of lips
  3. war
  4. arab fall

Comments


Seth says
it is a "pack of lips".

Mark de LA says
M 2012-09-19 12:43:49 16200
KEWL!  I am so relieved. It may be that there is approaching a quorum in size of tribes on Earth who move from pre-literate to literate in time. Usually that is acccomanied by a modicum of consciousness including an Ego sufficient to take pause & question the beliefs they are operating with.
Maybe?
Maybe not.

No guarantee that any of that will work, though


Mark de LA says
In Pakistan there is a bit of a worry since they DO HAVE nuclear weapons! The Middle East gets warmer this morning. The drudge headlines are below borrowed for the purpose of chronicling :

US EMBASSY IN PAKISTAN UNDER SIEGE
IRAN: Hundreds chant 'Death to France,' 'Down with the U.S.'...
IRAQ: PM condemns U.S. over YOUTUBE anti-Islam film...
INDONESIA: U.S. consulate shut for second day amid protests...
AFGHANISTAN: Hundreds chant anti-American slogans...



Mark de LA says
Excuses to riot & kill - the BIG ELEPHANT in the room: (one wonders why one group seems to be exempt from UN criticism on the face of it).

Pakistan explodes in protest; 17 killed...
'DAY OF LOVE'...

PROTESTS IN IRAN, INDONESIA, IRAQ, SRI LANKA, BANGLADESH, LEBANON, KASHMIR...

'Obama, our patience has its limit... Don't blame us if your citizens die'...

French embassies, schools closed in 20 countries...

France bans protests against Muhammad cartoons...




Mark de LA says
You don't have to be a hedge fund person to get an out of this one:
http://www.cnbc.com/id/49117901
CNBC: ... When people get at each other’s throat, the rich and the poor and the left and the right and so on, and you have a basic breakdown, that becomes very threatening,” Dalio told CNBC in an exclusive interview on “Squawk Box.” “For example, Hitler came to power in 1933, which was the depth of the Great Depression, because of the social tension between the factions. So I think it very much is dependent on how the people work this through together and worry about the social elements.”
... throw it all out & start over again? I am a prophet of smooth & peaceful transitions, but ...


Mark de LA says
... & then Al Qaeda does have plans for Libya & probably many others:
source: ...

An unclassified report published in August highlights al Qaeda's strategy for building a fully operational network in Libya. The report ("Al Qaeda in Libya: A Profile") was prepared by the federal research division of the Library of Congress (LOC) under an agreement with the Defense Department's Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office.

Al Qaeda's senior leadership (AQSL) in Pakistan has overseen the effort. AQSL "issued strategic guidance to followers in Libya and elsewhere to take advantage of the Libyan rebellion," the report reads. AQSL ordered its followers to "gather weapons," "establish training camps," "build a network in secret," "establish an Islamic state," and "institute sharia" law in Libya.

...


Mark de LA says
It's an interesting speculation of mine, but outside of the Libyan embassy which was a planned Al Qaeda attack perhaps the rest of the stuff spread throughout the Middle East was as a result of the administration blaming it on a movie that most people in the Middle East would not have know existed except for Obama blaming it.
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/some-administration-officials-were-concerned-about-initial-white-house-push-blaming-benghazi-attack-on-mob-video/



Mark de LA says
Ending Wars nicely (Obama version): Today from DRUDGE:
WORLD ON FIRE:
AFGHAN SOLDIER KILLS 2 MORE AMERICAN TROOPS...
String of Iraq car bomb blasts kill at least 32...
Muslim protesters torch Buddhist temples in Bangladesh...
Militant group al Shabab attacks church in Kenya...
Bomb explodes near Islamic school in Nigeria...
Grenade attack on fair in Thailand injures 30...
Car bomb kills 4 in Syria...
U.S. MILITARY DEATHS IN AFGHANISTAN HIT 2,000




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