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Thread: Middle East is Brewing.
01-27-2011, 07:39 PM #1
Middle East is Brewing.
The US has backed authorian regimes (With billions in military aid going to the regimes.) in the Middle East for decades because they could provide security to the region at the expense of democracy. What will happen now, will Tunisia create a domino effect in the region (With the spread of democracy as Bush wanted to promote with the invasion of Iraq.) and cause the governments in Egypt, Jordan, and other Arab friends of the West to fall? What will be the final outcome, higher gas prices?
01-27-2011, 09:34 PM #2
Higher gas prices could be the good news.
Nuclear war could be the bad news.
01-27-2011, 10:07 PM #3Professional Member*
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We have drills that will go right through glass.
jimCommon sense isn't very common anymore.
01-27-2011, 10:31 PM #4
"Israel's prime minister on Thursday rejected U.S. calls to halt construction in disputed East Jerusalem, clouding a new peace mission by Washington's Mideast envoy."
We can always count on our "ally" in the Middle East. Thank you, Thank you very much.
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01-27-2011, 10:54 PM #5Professional Member
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01-28-2011, 12:19 AM #6
This is going to be the end of cheap oil!! I just know it.
01-28-2011, 07:48 AM #7
I wonder where the "average Arab" would rather live? Iran or Egypt?
If its Iran that could spell bigger potential danger to the west.
01-28-2011, 08:43 AM #8
I dont care what lines you draw over there and what country you call it...their all persians and their all nukin futs!"If anybody can draw on the power, where do we put the meter?" - JP Morgan before pulling Tesla funding
01-28-2011, 10:02 AM #9Removed by Admin- No Return
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This will be a significantly good thing if true democracies take root.
This will be the worst thing that has happened in all of history if theocracies take root.
01-28-2011, 06:51 PM #10
All through out the Arab world the demographic has shifted to those under 30 years in age. Many of them are educated and a large portion of them have no work. Whoever comes out on top in this will have to get economic reform going so that the unemployed get jobs.
But where are these jobs going to come from? Will factories be set up so that they can make widgets an undercut the US and its drive for jobs for their unemployed? And where will the money come from for these factories and even to buy the widgets if they are made?
As said in another thread, it seems out technological system of continuously striving for more productivity and cheaper methods of manufacturing may have run its course. If the race down to the bottom shedding jobs to undercut other manufacturers leaves the young with no work where does that lead society? In flames and under martial law as in Egypt? How will the youth of the world be able to work and provide for themselves? If they have no stake in the game they have nothing to loose and that breads discontent. And with it we may find ourselves in a less stable world.
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01-28-2011, 07:29 PM #13
Open ended editorial printer."If anybody can draw on the power, where do we put the meter?" - JP Morgan before pulling Tesla funding