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I don't know if anyone else has noticed, but there are an unusually high number of hotspots around the globe on the brink of all-out war today.

Check out who below the fold...

* Venezuela and Ecuador are on the brink of war with Colombia. Hugo Chavez has sent 10 tank battallions to Venezuela's border with Colombia after Colombia's military killed a rebel leader on Ecuadoran territory.

* The Saudis have advised their citizens to leave Lebanon immediately after a bullet hit a diplomat's car. Earlier this week our idiot in chief ordered 3 warships to take up position on the Lebanon coast,, in an ill-advised move. Surprise, surprise, this has been seen as provocative and fanning the flames of the mounting troubles there. Also, the  Israeli army is training for its next Lebanese War.

* In the only twofer besides the good ole USA, Israel is also on the brink of war with the Palestinians as southern Israel continues to get attacked with rockets, resulting in Israel killing 100 Palestinians yesterday.

* Tanks and troops patrol the streets of the Armenian capital Yerevan after a bogus presidential election resulted in violent protests in which 8 were killed.

* Kosovo has declared independence, inflaming Russia and Serbia, who have vowed to maintain sovereignty over Serb-majority areas of Kosovo.

* and, um, of course, most of the continent of Africa

* Iran (do I really need to explain this one? Didn't think so.)

* Pakistan (see Iran above)

The sad thing is there is no doubt in my mind I've overlooked several conflicts.

For such a short diary, this sure is exhausting me. Know what I mean?

Thoughts, anyone?

Originally posted to glamberson on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 03:28 PM PST.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Tips (8+ / 0-)

    Somehow a tipjar seems awfully perverse for a diary like this...

  •  Waist Deep in the Big Muddy (5+ / 0-)

    And the Big Fool says to push on.

  •  You forgot this: (3+ / 0-)
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    glamberson, JeffW, Stranded Wind

    Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne acknowledged Saturday that White House-brokered water negotiations among Alabama, Florida and Georgia have failed.

  •  Where cheney? (3+ / 0-)

    When we are together it isn't me who matters, but the other person

    by AHiddenSaint on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 03:33:05 PM PST

  •  like the Balkans before WW I (1+ / 0-)
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    glamberson

    Just like the Balkans before WWI - tension everywhere, and idiots pouring more fuel on the fire.

     I think power stress shutting down steel and textile industries in Pakistan is going to make a huge kaboom first.

    •  Exactly (1+ / 0-)
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      Stranded Wind

      Everyone seems so keen on war these days. It all seems so foolish.

    •  Idiots pouring more fuel on the fire (0+ / 1-)
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      dfb1968

      On March 5, 2008,members of the KCAC will be meeting in Washington, D.C with the CIAC on Capitol Hill.

      Among speakers at past CIAC and KCAC meetings have been Mike Evans, author of "The Final Move Beyond Iraq: The Final Solution While the World Sleeps."  In a radio appearance on the Jim Bohannon show on May 30, 2007, aired on C-Span June 9, 2007, Evans revealed his "Final Solution:" Kill as many Iranians as possible; bankrupt Iran.  don't trust me,listen for yourself. There are very dangerous zionists infiltrating the US and they have pots of money supporting them.

      oh, and by the way, Jimmy Carter is an anti Semite because he preaches Christianity.

      The Knesset Christian Allies Caucus, founded by the late Yuri Shtern, in January, 2004, is chaired by Member of Knesset Benny Elon. It is made up of twelve members of Knesset from seven parties, across the political spectrum. Its mission is to build formal and direct lines of communication, cooperation and coordination between Christian leaders and Members of Knesset.

      Jerusalem - The Knesset Christian Allies Caucus met today with Congressman Dave Weldon, co-Chairman of the Congressional Israel Allies Caucus (CIAC). The CIAC was established in July 2006 in response to the initiative of its sister caucus, the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus (KCAC) of the Israeli Parliament.

      Attending the meeting were many MKs of the caucus, Opposition leader and Chairman of Likud, MK Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as many Christian leaders. Discussed at the meeting was cooperation between the KCAC and the CIAC. At the event, Chairman of the KCAC, MK Benny Elon and Congressman Weldon, ratified a joint resolution between the two sister caucuses. "This resolution will act as a blueprint for political cooperation between the KCAC and its sister caucuses." said caucus director, Josh Reinstein. This resolution will be signed by all of the chairmen of the 11 sister caucuses later this year.

      Congressman Weldon called for the "Unity of all peoples of good will to declare that those who stand together for freedom, democracy and justice must stand with Israel in its hour of greatest trial." MK Elon, Chairman of the caucus, expressed that "this network of inter-parliamentary caucuses that have been created around the world will bring in a new era of political support for Israel ". Christian leaders attending the meeting were proud of the new burgeoning relations. "I think that part of the reason there is this growing relationship between Jews and Christians is that our values our under attack, both physically and spiritually. " said former Prime Minister Netanyahu who himself has been a pioneer in building the new relationship with Christian allies around the world.

      For more information please contact:

      Sincerely,

      Batsheva Neuer

      Batsheva Neuer (christianalliescaucus@gmail.com)

      Knesset Christian Allies Caucus

      Batsheva Neuer, Administrative Assistant

      Email:

      Every prophet knows that nobody loves you for being the enemy of their illusions. --Wm Sloane Coffin.

      by Orpheus on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 04:05:23 PM PST

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      •  The Zionists are coming! The Zionists are coming! (0+ / 0-)

        Lest anyone wonder about the persistence of Americans' warm sentiments toward Israel, consider how easily "criticism" can be dismissed when it takes this form:

        There are very dangerous zionists infiltrating the US and they have pots of money supporting them.

        No one is in a better position - or has more reason - to help the Palestinians than Zionists do, excepting the Palestinians themselves.  Though Zionist groups occasionally find their efforts less than welcome by forces opposed to a two-state solution, they'll certainly do more good than a century of "Israel Apartheid Weeks" ever will.

        More "Zionist infiltration", then, is precisely what any movement that describes itself as "pro-Palestinian" needs, if it wants the support of the vast majority of American Jews - and Americans.

        •  The TR was inappropriate (0+ / 0-)

          The post was about Iran, not Palestine.
          It stated facts and sources.

          It did not generalize about "Jews," "the Jews," "zionists," or "the zionists," or "Israelis."  It alluded to a specific group of zionists with a great deal of money.

          Netanyahu is a dangerous ideologue; the Tikkun website, Richard Silverstein blogspot, among others, fear him.

          In a meeting of The Israel Project, Tamara Wittes said she was concerned that Sheldon Adelson, a staunch supporter of Netanyahu, would try to disrupt the processes laid out by the Annapolis conference; Adelson is the third wealthiest person in the US.  

          Haaretz reported last week that Jews were the richest 'religious' group in the US (and yes, commenters did quibble that "Jewish is not a religion."  The information about wealth relative to religion came from the Pew survey that was released last week).

          It IS surprising that the title of Mike Evans' book was not offensive to you.

          Every prophet knows that nobody loves you for being the enemy of their illusions. --Wm Sloane Coffin.

          by Orpheus on Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 01:14:13 PM PST

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  •  Most of the continent of Africa? (1+ / 0-)
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    Demena

    I give you props for calling it a continent instead of a country, but please note while there are significant hotspots (i.e. around Darfur/Chad and the continued strife in the DR Congo), "most" of the continent of Africa is not on the brink of war. Some African countries, such as Namibia, Botswana, Gabon and Ghana are actually doing quite well for themselves nowadays.

    I mean, how bad could Senator John McPalpatine possibly be?

    by terra on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 03:44:27 PM PST

    •  Tunisia, Libya, Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe, .. (0+ / 0-)

      The list of unrest goes on and on. Kenya, always considered one of the stablest parts of Africa, is now one of the most unstable. Given how quickly these disputes pour over the border into neighboring countries, it seems to me that the assertion is valid. Unfortunately.

  •  Don't worry about Colombia/Venezuela/Ecuador (0+ / 0-)

    There won't be a war there.  

    -5.38/-3.74 I've suffered for my country. Now it's your turn! --John McCain with apologies to Monty Python's "Protest Song"

    by Rich in PA on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 03:55:20 PM PST

  •  Another Balkan War (1+ / 0-)
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    glamberson

    I smell another Balkan War...but I don't think the West is going to lift a finger, at least not quickly.

    Of course there ARE many wars in Africa right now, so there's the easy answer.

    I doubt there will be a war in South America. I think American generals are telling Bush in no uncertain terms that invading Iran is insane and they will NOT go along with it.

    I smell another war in Israel/Palestine. What are our warships doing there? Not sure. Expansion to Lebanon? Certainly possible.

    Civil War in Pakistan as an extension of the chaos in Afghanistan. Further Bush failure to stop al-Qaeda.

    Zimbabwe is on the verge of collapse.

    Armenia will be a local affair akin to Burma.

  •  Too bad your poll didn't include (1+ / 0-)
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    glamberson

    "all of the above."

    The law is slacked and judgment doth never go forth: the wicked compass about the righteous and wrong judgment proceedeth - Habakkuk 1:4

    by vox humana on Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 09:16:11 PM PST

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