World Wide Civil Unrest - World War III?

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    A review of history in the early 20th century shows general civil unrest.

    Widespread unemployment, unstable money supplies and other resources, and general disatisfaction with unresponsive authoritarian government led to increasing pockets of unrest in Europe, most especially Germany, in the Communist countries, and led to overthrow of governments resulting in even more oppressive regime seizing power. Economies were destablized; currencies were put at risk; and opportunistic nations looked for ways to capitalize on the unrest.

    Result: World War I and World War II.

    Now we see riots in Barcelona, in France, growing unrest in the UK, in Albania, and now in the Middle East with widespread government protests in Egypt and Jordan who, not insignificantly, are the only allies Israel has in that area.

    Today oil is rising drastically and the markets are plunging as investors scramble to protect their assets in the fact of a possible civil war in Egypt alone.

    And we have North Korea, China, Iran, Venezuela, and a few other places, all friendly to each other, and none the true friend of the Western World possibly looking for ways to capitalize on the unrest. Certainly Hamas and Hezbollah are watching and will likely make a move if they feel that world attention is diverted from Israel.

    Are we moving to the brink of World War III?
     
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    Well, if one believes in the Bible, then we are headed towards a very distinct future that has been spoken of already.

    And with each year that passes, more and more of those thousands year old speakings become reality. Left wing atheists still deny this. Yet, predicted events keep becoming real history.
     
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    Hmmm. Interesting bucs. Plasmaball seems to be a denier.

    And you're approaching it from the Biblical end of the world or some such angle.

    The thing is, either of you could be right. :)

    I'm just curious to see if there are many like me with their antenna up though. I think those closest to experience with the world war scenarios and educated with history from that era might have a different perspective than some of the younger ones.
     
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    Maybe it seems like the world is falling apart. But when was the last time the world wasn't falling apart?

    Now for a round of We Didn't Start The Fire..............
     
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    We obviously should start thinking about pulling troops back to defensible borders....

    Ya just never know.....
     
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    WW3? What you are asking is whether the US will face a revolution. The left tried it back in the 60's.
     
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    One can only hope so. It's such a boost for the economy.
     
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    This is a bit different though. During the mid 20th century up through the early 90's, it was mostly the rest of the world against the Soviet Bloc. But now we have al Qaida and similar groups destablizing numerous Muslim nations, a Europe struggling to retain its economy and character, and a number of rogue totalitarian governments or dictatorships, some with or working to achieve nuclear capability, that seem just itching to expand their horizons. And a USA on the brink of bankruptcy with a lot of its debt held by countries that could go either way in a general multi nation conflcit.

    Like Ollie said, I think we should be paying attention.
     
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    I think a review of History will show that in your second paragraph you discribe some events leading up to WWII.

    Ford stock sure took a dump today but I doubt it was over the unrest in Egypt.

    I don't doubt there will be wars in the coming century but I don't buy in the the whole propohetic/Amageddon thing.

    Think I'd go with Plasma on this. Moving on......
     
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