The Bush regime and their counterparts are in my view trying to bring America down. There can be no other excuse for their utter lack of caring for what they do, who it effects, how it effects them, and the damage they do not only to our system of government, but the sustainability of our world. For in doing so, they will then achieve more power and wealth for themselves...Their, "New World Order." They are a danger to the very fabric of our Constitution and have taken this country on a path that I fear we cannot recover from if we continue to allow them to complete their plans. And in essence this report agrees with that assessment.
The Press Release
OXFORD, England - June 13 -
Major new study deeply critical of UK and US policies in the 'war on terror', finding that they make the risk of future terrorist attacks on the scale of New York, Madrid or London more likely, not less likely.
One of Britain's leading independent think tanks concludes that the current focus on international terrorism is distracting politicians from more fundamental threats to global security, causing their responses to those threats to be wholly inadequate.
Report receives worldwide attention and gains support from major international figures in the political, military and NGO world.
Climate change a bigger security threat than terrorism
Monday June 12, 2006
The government's obsession with the "war on terror" is counterproductive and distracting politicians from more fundamental threats to global security, a leading UK thinktank warns today. The most likely causes of future conflict are climate change, competition for natural resources, social and economic marginalisation and militarisation, it says.
The independent Oxford Research Group says in its report
Global Responses to Global Threats that the effects of climate change - displacement of peoples, food shortages, social unrest - have long-term security implications far greater than those of terrorism, and notes that the Pentagon's office of net assessment takes the same view.
However, it adds that the response to climate change should not involve greater reliance on nuclear power because this would encourage the spread of nuclear weapons and increase the risk of terrorists getting hold of them. Deepening global socio-economic divisions will be a serious trend, it says: "The marginalised majority is increasingly likely to support political violence against the rich minorities of the world."
Separately, Hans Blix, the former UN weapons inspector, will today in the Commons present MPs with his new commission's report on how to rid the world of weapons of mass destruction. Among his recommendations is a commitment by states to remove all their nuclear weapons from foreign soil. The US has more than 100 nuclear weapons at its Lakenheath base in Suffolk, an arms control group says. A Greenpeace poll found 60% of Britons did not know or did not believe it.
This is a very excellent and well written report (18 months in the making) from what I have read of it. It interconnects the threats to our global security from the climate crisis, poverty, marginalized and subjugated populations, political unrest, and fighting for control of the world's resources including water, which currently is not being done by those governments involved in diverting us from these issues for personal gain. It is a must read.
It is divided into the following four parts:
1. Climate Change
2. Competition over resources
3. Marginalisation of the majority world
4. Global militarisation
I truly believe with all of my heart that unless these threats to our survival are given the attention they must be given now, this world will see a war as it has never anticipated. The "New World Order" that many say these governments which use only military force as an option wish to see is not going to be easy for them. I predict peoples of this world will begin to rise up more and more in response to the deterioration of our social system, the increased use of military force to possess our natural resources, and the total indifference to the plight faced by millions in regards to poverty, lack of water, lack of education, disease, and substandard living as a result of this "New World Order."
As I tried to relay in my essays on the global water crisis, this is not something that should be ignored. For just as Al Gore is right to be serious about relaying the consequences of doing nothing about the climate crisis that we face (which this report addresses) so should we all be serious about not allowing that five to ten year window to close on our chance to still save this world for future generations.
And once again as this report relays, these threats to our world will not be mitigated by ONLY political action. It will have to be US, the inhabitants of this planet who join together in giving politicians and governments NO OTHER CHOICE but to do that which will preserve this world. We can no longer sit on the sidelines allowing this to go on. We can no longer believe that those in power will do what is necessary without our intervention. In other words, the Renaissance of the 21st Century must commence and people MUST be made aware of the seriousness of the threats that face this world, or we will fall.
The old way of business is no longer going to be effective. And again, as Al Gore is out here (thankfully) trying to change the minds of the people on the issue of climate change to spur them to action in a unique way (and yes, to me that IS more important than running for President,) so should it also be serious to us regarding poverty, social inequity, and relaying the TRUTH of exactly what our government is doing to this country to not save it, but take it for themselves.
I'm ready for that Renaissance. I want my son to be able to live in a world where he can say with asssurance that his elders did not fail him and his generation. This world is still worth saving...For them...NOW.
But yes, I know, using Bush and all of the misery his people have brought upon this world with their war on terror that has done nothing but breed terror, is so lucrative to use in a political campaign. Therefore, more than likely here this world will sit for another three years as the window closes more while the "Parties" duke out their trivial and frivolous BS soundbites.<sigh>. Perhaps when the bread riots start, or when another Presidential election is stolen by these thugs, or the day comes when we have to carry a shotgun to protect our water, people will see how absolutely crucial it was to START NOW.
So please then read this report and understand that time is of the essence, and what happens to mitigate these crises depends on US. Not some campaign in two years that embraces the very ideology that has put us here. A NEW way of thinking globally for the future is what we now need to see us through this. I think this report is a good start.