Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Fasten your seatbelts

Fasten your seatbelts, and put your
trays in the upright position

Start putting two and two together in the Middle East, and you quickly realize that the entire world is in for a bumpy ride over the next four to five years. Scroll back in time on “we The Peeps 1”, and you’ll get a little more of an understanding of what is being said on this “times 24/7” web site.
<Thank God, it’s not the New York Times.>
Strung together loosely, these two stories in particular seem to indicate that, even though we may “recover” from this Depression, the real purchasing power of Americans will be greatly diminished for quite some time. During this period, The Middle East will be engrossed in turmoil the likes of which we have not witnessed in some time.
The United States simply won’t have the cash on hand to get deeply involved, and the American Public will not stand for the government printing and/or borrowing any more money. This may be of great benefit to the Western powers, none of whom can afford this sort of conflict. The turmoil will necessarily be an “Arab” responsibility. They will have to pay for it with oil money.
The OPEC member States may not have any substantial customers for their oil in the coming years, as countries focus their economies on oil independence and alternative energy sources. The big question is; “Will the entire Middle East fall under radical Islamist rule?”
That age-old “domino theory” may turn into a modern day “domino reality”. This, of course, puts Israel smack dab in the middle of all this upheaval. Can they survive? Will they cave in to a Palestinian State simply to survive themselves? If current Treaties and mutual defense agreements remain in place, does the United States have a contractual obligation to get involved in the defense of Israel?
I don’t know if anyone in our government has the answers, but I’ll bet a nice lunch that they’re wrestling with every aspect and outcome. If they aren’t, then we have another problem, altogether. I hope this News format will wake some folks up to what’s unfolding all around them, so, through awareness, this Nation will be prepared for the aforementioned bumpy ride.

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