A lesson for America
Richard Salbato 2-1-2011
you have watched the fall of the Lebanon
government and then one government after another over the past month, you may
be wondering what is next and how that affects America in the future. Although non of these problems are over yet, there are now plans for
new riots in Syria
for this week and these riots are expected to break out in all Arab countries
sooner or later.
of the lessons we can learn from all this is that even if you have a democracy,
if the government does not represent the will of the people, they will rise up
in what we now call “people power”. That happened in America when our government passed
the health care law even though all polls showed that 78% of the people were
against it even before it passed? Then during the town halls, the people spoke
out saying “You do not care what we think at all.” Because of the new
communications on the Internet this continued until we had the Tea Party
Movements and then the downfall of most of the government.
matter what kind of government you have it must be at the will of the people
and not against it
We now have a huge problem coming up in
that has been brewing for 40 years and is about to explode and our government
is doing nothing about it and the people know it.
History of Egypt
those of us who have some reasonable education in this country, we marveled at
the scientific genius of those who built the pyramids and the great cities
without the power and tools we have today. For those who think outside the box,
some of us wondered why the Egyptians built these great cities and centers of
government out in the middle of the dry deserts instead of close to the Nile, maybe the greatest agricultural land in the world
at the time. I investigated this conundrum and found this was done deliberately
even though water had to be shipped in carts for miles each day. Again the
answer showed their scientific genius. The great engineers of Egypt knew that the wealth of the nation rested
in their great agricultural land or both sides of the Nile all the way to the Red Sea. For every building they built by the Nile they would loose valuable farm land in the fertile banks
of the great river.
long term thinking took some very smart people who thought out every unforeseen consequence of there actions
before doing anything. As a result they became the most prosperous nation in
came the Romans who dug a channel from the Medateranian Sea to the Red Sea now called the Suez
Canal. A thousand or more years later the Europeans build a dam on
the upper Nile and in 1950 the Aswan
High Dam was built larger to control the flooding that happened every year
in the lower Nile. Now this flooding spread
out on both sides of the Nile and not only
watered the land but brought with it the great fertilizers from the mountains. Now
what do they have?
of the highest population densities in the world, with over 90% of the people
of Egypt crowded together up
against the banks of the Nile, and you have
all the necessary fixin’s for trouble. Eighty million
people live mostly next to the Nile
River. But they have
almost no farming.
imports more wheat for their Pita Bread than any nation in the world in spite
of the fact that they have less than 85.000,000 people. They are now dependent on imports of food and
the prices are going up each and everyday. The average wage for those working
is $2,800 per year and they have 20% unemployment. Now think about the fact
that wheat has gone up 80% in the last two years.
with a new government, what can the Egyptians do to solve this problem?
This is an example of mega-projects
built by economically illiterate socialist governments.
the dam is a boon for Israel.
One small nuke and the entire country of Egypt
will be washed into the Mediterranean.
are basically only five things left that keep Egypt going:
Tourism, roughly 5% of
Remittances. Egypt's most
reliable export is workers, who send money home to their families.
Oil. But on the way
to zero by the end of the decade.
The Suez Canal, built in the
1860's courtesy of Europeans. It is becoming less important as ships get larger
(too large to use the Canal).
Foreign Aid. Mostly from America and
Republicans want to shut off all FA.
population is growing at something like 3.5% per year. And unemployment is about 25%, which means that the ranks of young,
unemployed, unmarried males-unquestionably the most dangerous creatures ever to
have walked the Earth are swelling.
Egypt is a disaster in waiting. But the same
is more or less true of all the Islamic countries (with the minor exceptions of
the Emirates and Malaysia).
All of them, like Egypt,
produce little that can be traded.
there's zero innovation
real democracy succeeds as it did in Tunisia,
it could light the fuse on regional unrest that quickly flows into the big oil
producers, including Saudi Arabia,
Iraq and even Iran.
Iraq Cannot Survive
we think of Iraq,
we think of the war and their potential of Oil Wealth. But then the Iraqis
talk, all they talk about is water.
Egypt, Iraq was one of
the most fertile lands in the world. The land between the Tigris and Euphrates and on both sides was the greatest farm land in the
world for thousands of years. From this land was first
the Garden of Eden, and later the Great Babylonian Empire. However for the same
reason as Egypt these great
farm lands have dried up and there is a huge water shortage throughout Iraq.
I first leaned about this when I
walked in the waters of the Jordan
where Christ was baptized. It was no longer a river but just a slow moving
stream. The reason again is Dams. Not built by Iraq,
but dams built up river from Iraq
by Turkey, Iran and Syria
on the Tigris, Euphrates, and Karoon rivers.
with Oil Iraq
will not survive. See below a more detailed explanation of this.
Soros and Egypt
Globalist widget, Mohammed El
Baradei is a trustee of the "International
Crisis Group" an "independent" non-profit
group run by bankers to incite revolutions and profit from them. His fellow trustee is
none other than the ubiquitous Rothschild’s
front man, George Soros.
El Baradei, who recently resigned as Director of the
Intl. Atomic Energy Agency, is being groomed by the Illuminati to replace
Mubarak. (He and his agency won the 2005 Nobel Prize.) In April, he gave a
speech at Harvard saying he was "looking for a job" and wanted to be "an
agent of change and advocate for democracy" in Egypt. This is code for local boss
in the NWO banker tyranny. (Barack Obama has taught us about
In February, El Baradei was part of a new non-party
political movement called the "National Association for Change" which
included a leader of the banned Masonic Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim
brotherhood is a proxy for Britain's
MI-6 and started in England
before World War I.
On Thursday El Baradei returned to Egypt.
A Lesson for America
Egypt and Iraq’s greatest wealth, water, America’s
greatest wealth today is Oil and Gas. We have the largest deposits in the world
and our government has not let us drill for it for over 40 years and now
without a massive all out program to get this Oil and Gas out of the ground
quickly, America will fail the minute this foreign oil is shut off. This is the
unforeseen consequence of not drilling
for 40 years.
Destroy the Garden of Eden
BAGHDAD: From his mud brick home on the edge of the Garden
of Eden, Awda Khasaf has
twice seen his country’s lifeblood seep away. The waters that once spread from
his doorstep across a 20% slab of Iraq known as the Marshlands first
disappeared in 1991, when Saddam Hussein diverted them east to punish the
rebellious Marsh Arabs. The wetlands have been crucial to Iraq since the earliest days of
civilization -- sustaining the lives of up to half a million people who live in
and around the area, while providing water for almost two million more.
The waters vanished after
the First Gulf War due to a dictator’s wrath; over the next 16 years, they
ebbed and flowed, but slowly started to return to their pre-Saddam levels. By
2007, with no more sabotage and average rains, almost 70% of the lost water had
been recovered. Now it’s gone again. This time because of a crisis far more
endemic: a devastating drought and the water policies of neighboring
and Syria. These three nations have effectively stopped most
of the headwaters of the three rivers -- the Tigris, Euphrates,
and Karoon -- that feed these marshes.
Particular attention is
now being paid to the biblical Book of Revelation, in which the Euphrates River drying up was prophesized as a
harbinger for the end of the world. It is not doomsday yet in Iraq, but the water shortage here
has not been worse for at least the last two centuries -- and possibly for
several millennia more. Government estimates suggest close to two million
Iraqis face severe drinking water shortages and extremely limited
hydropower-generated electricity in a part of the country where most households
get by on no more than eight hours of supplied power per day, in the best of
The flow of the Euphrates
that reaches Iraq
is down, according to scientific estimates, by 50% to 70% and falling further
by the week.
Here, in the land between
the two rivers that was once the heartland of ancient Mesopotamia,
the water crisis has ravaged agriculture, an industry still struggling to
regain its footing after three decades of deprivation and war. This was the
second mooted site (the other was the Marshlands themselves) of the fabled
Garden of Eden -- a land so rich in soil and water that it would quench the
needs of its dwellers throughout eternity. It doesn’t look quite like that now.
Crops of grain, barley, mint, and dates have failed almost en masse. Further
west, in Anbar province, a prized rice variety that
was once sold at a premium throughout Iraq and in the markets of
neighboring countries has just been harvested. Like almost all other crops,
this year’s yield is a disaster.
“We blame the Turks for
this,” Lack of water for irrigation, especially in Anbar,
is a key problem.
“The Scent of a Dying
The snow melt feeds the
Tigris system from the Zagros Mountains in the
There are now seven dams
on the adjoining Euphrates system, most in Turkey
with plans for at least one more. And then there are the rampant inefficiencies
built into Iraq’s
antiquated 8,000 miles of canals and drains, which send countless millions of
gallons gushing into parts of the country that have little use for the water,
and no means to harness it even if they did.
Ducks and geese sit
listlessly on creek banks that have not been exposed in decades -- if ever --
to direct sunlight. Infestations of flies circle like Saturn’s rings around
giant, steel barrels of drinking water, imported from the nearby city of Nasiriyah, that line village roads.
Earlier this fall, the
major tributaries of the Euphrates were
flowing at around 30% of their normal levels. “Look at that mark on the bank,”
says Awda, pointing to a stain on a corrugated iron
beam at the base of the bridge. Not long ago, he notes, this had been a
high-water mark. The waterline is now at least nine feet lower. The pungent
murk of the riverbed lingers in the air. “Take a deep breath,” says Awda. “That smell is the scent of a dying ecosystem.”
Two fishermen, who had
launched themselves into what remained of the waterway in a bid to net carp,
return to the banks with their haul -- 12 fish, none bigger than 10 inches. The
catch is not enough to feed their families, let alone take to market. Two years
ago, the fish were fat and bountiful.
A giant water buffalo,
which once spent the best part of the summer immersed in the water, is now
making do with what remains. He stands motionless, buried to the midriff in a
festering, black mud. The caked soil cast offers at least some respite from the
heat, but with the temperature expected to hover between 118 and 124 degrees
Fahrenheit for the following week, he doesn’t have long left to wallow.
There is trouble, too,
from Iran, whose government
earlier this year ordered the diversion back into Iranian territory of a key
tributary of the Tigris -- the Karoon
River, which enters Iraq just north of the southern city of Basra. Until early this
year, the Karoon had sent regularly a vital flush of
freshwater down the Tigris and into the Shatt al-Arab waterway at the northwestern
end of the Persian Gulf. The freshwater pushed
back the tidal effect and allowed tens of thousands of Iraqis from the southern
Marshlands to make their livelihood through fishing and farming. “There were 13
billion cubic meters of freshwater [annually] feeding into the Shatt al-Arab,”
says Dr. Rashid. “Now that has gone. We have asked them to sit down and talk
but they won’t even answer our requests.”
In late October 2009,
Iraqi technicians finally met with their Iranian counterparts. “They were told about
the effect on the people in the south who are exclusively Shias
-- their people,” says Iraq’s
foreign minister, Hoshyar Zebari.
“They were very embarrassed by this and promised to look into it.” Today, the
saltwater of the relentless tides around Basra
is still winning the push-me, pull-you game and, like a rampaging army, has
pushed farther north up the waterway than ever before. As a result, some 30,000
locals have left their land, some of which has now been heavily salinated, leaving it of marginal agricultural value at
Across Iraq, entire ecosystems are under
threat. So far, redress from the Turks and the Syrians has
consisted only of sympathetic words, followed by the occasional tweak of the
The giant power station in
the city of Nasiriyah
was still using only two of its four turbines that are normally powered by the
flow of the Euphrates. Nasiriyah
was getting by on about six to eight hours of power a day -- roughly the same
as the rest of the country.
Throughout the summer and
fall, engineers at the power station were desperately hoping the river would
not fall another eight inches, to a level that would have left Iraq’s
fourth-largest city without any electricity whatsoever.
Both Turkey and Syria
have been suffering from the same rainfall deficiency as Iraq.