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Tuesday, May 06, 2008


This is coolbert:

"For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places." - - Matthew 24:6-8

Here is the type of headline that shocks and gets your attention right away.

"Burma cyclone death toll could hit 63,000"

"Aid agencies are scrambling to mount a massive relief effort after military rulers in Burma, also known as Myanmar, said 22,464 people had been killed and a further 41,000 were missing feared dead after the weekend cyclone."

Also the type of scenario the British Admiral Parry had in mind when he predicted the world order will begin to break up starting around the year 2012.

"Parry . . . He identified the most dangerous flash points by overlaying maps showing the regions most threatened by factors such as agricultural decline, booming youth populations, water shortages, rising sea levels and radical Islam."

[this could best be termed as an Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield [IPB]].

"Parry predicts that as flood or starvation strikes, the most dangerous zones will be Africa, particularly the northern half; most of the Middle East and central Asia as far as northern China; a strip from Nepal to Indonesia; and perhaps eastern China."

"He [Parry] pinpoints 2012 to 2018 as the time when the current global power structure is likely to crumble."

The Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh, Burma, etc., is an area cited by Parry as being perhaps the one place in the world most subject to catastrophe with chaos and massive displacement of people being the result. A displacement that will set up a chain reaction on a world-wide scale that brings unintended and horrific consequences.

Rising sea levels, warmer waters, cyclones of ever-greater intensity, teeming populations living on low-lying lands close to the shore-line, authoritarian don't-care governments lackadaisical in efforts to assist disaster victims, etc. In the case of Bangladesh you also have the problem with Islamic fundamentalism.

Burma does not [?] have a restive Muslim population that is ripe for rebellion?

Nonetheless, this is a natural disaster that poses a particular problem for the Burmese dictatorial junta? The long-suppressed locals will in desperation decide the "final days" of the generals has come?




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