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> > Is it a case of they must be seen to be doing something or do the
> > (and UK for that matter) authorities really believe they are
> > fighting a war?
> > Regards
> > Steve
I think they believe whatever they say not long after they say it. What we
have in the White House now is a bunch of cold war warriors trying to relive
the days when we "defeated the evil empire" by standing around and watching
as it collapsed from within through mismanagement.
Now they are engaged in a battle for they know not what and are calling it a
war because they think that will rally the nation around them while they try
and figure out what to do. One faction seems to want to take over the
policing of the whole world and run it in our image and another wants to
take the commanding heights of commerce and let the market (which we happen
to be in nominal control of at this moment in time) sort out the
relationships between countries. Neither faction seems to be paying much
attention to what is happening to the world as we play our global games in
It may actually turn into a war if they're not careful but it will be
nothing like we've ever seen before: jet planes against camel jockeys
charging across the desert waving kalashnikovs and crying "Allah Akbar."
The muslims have no industry, no armies to speak of, and they are trying to
destroy what science they once had in the name of some new kind of
creationism. It won't be a war as much as it will be a high-tech slaughter
of innocents who think they can stop the world and get off so they can step
back into a past that never existed.
Anyway, that's the way things look to me at the moment but who knows what's
just around the corner waiting for us?
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