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Are we on the brink of WWIII?
In The News / 11:50 AM - Wednesday March 02, 2011

Are we on the brink of WWIII?

A lot of Middle East countries in political disarray, and this is where the majority of the world's oil supply is.

From an article I read online (note Iraq is included):

The Libyan uprising follows the ousting of longtime rulers by protest movements in Tunisia and Egypt in the past two months. Anti-government demonstrations have also erupted in Yemen, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, Algeria, Morocco, Iran and Iraq.

Governments throughout the region, including the royal family in Saudi Arabia, holder of the world's biggest oil reserves, have announced increased spending on social programs, such as food and energy subsidies and job creation plans, to assuage the unrest. The protesters are demanding moves toward democracy as well as higher living standards.

- Asked by andrewj5267, A Guy Critical, Male, 36-45, Miami, Teaching

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no, we are not.

we are about to see skyrocketting increases in fuel oil prices, both in bulk and at the pump. we are going to see a limited war ~ perhaps between saudi arabia (w/israel and u.s. help) and iran. we are likely to impose a no-fly zone, with or without u.n. approval, and we may have to do some limited bombing to drive the dictator out of his bunker and into the arms of the new governent.

WWIII it ain't. just more blood and more money spent on our addiction to oil. if all of this was happening in dagestan, tibet, uganda, or paraguay, it wouldn't even make front page news. it's ALL about the oil "fix" that we junkies must have.

- Response by two469, An Alternative Girl, Female, 18-21, Seattle, Science / Engineering

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There are a few bosses that need to be taken care of. Depending on their allies is the toll tell answer.

- Response by diglebe2, A Guy Critical, Male, 36-45, Self-Employed

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Lack of energy could well lead to the next World War. If you think of countries like China and India who's economies are rapidly expanding!!!!

- Response by hands, A Creative, Male, 46-55, Hong Kong, Who Cares?

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No.
There is not going to be a world war. We are just in a transitionary phase that is the obvious result of the information age. A tribesman in the middle of Africa can see pictures online on his mobile phone of neat and tidy streets in the west and our cushy lifestyle and feel like he wants that peaceful scene too. But there isn't even running water electricity or roads where he is. The world is just transitioning. It will all work its way out in the end and we are fools to think we small people even have a say. It is in the hands of power hungry corporations now. Walmart is bigger than most countries. What does that tell you. The future is going to be a global society whether we like it, accept it, or fight it. It will eventually happen. The power is where the money is because that is what drives policy. We may think we have a choice but in the end we sort of just direct and slowly change small things here and there. but the world domination by companies is a foregone conclusion. Look at Monsanto. Look at the top GNP's in the world and compare them to corporations out there. It will eventually break and a newer system will come into play but you cannot stop globalization any more than you could stop rock and roll.

- Response by A Hippie Chick, Female, 29-35, Administrative

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U.S., China, Russia vs. ???
Wouldn't there have to be an opponent?

- Response by tenspro35, A Career Man, Male, 46-55

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