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    • Rudy Haugeneder
    • 17.06.13 | 18:43 (IDT)

    Syria's importance -- and future, it appears -- is dictated by anti-Shi'ite and extreme Sunni oil-rich Arabs and their financial resources upon which the West and new developing nations , unfortunately, depend. Once a new source of energy has been developed, and 3D manufacturing using non-petroleum resources become the low-cost norm, Gulf Arab countries and their skyscrapers will become skeletal versions of the economic power they yield today, and will return to their nomad roaming days where they posed little threat to anybody but themselves. Oddly, Israel too, with its horrendous internal social and economic chasms, lack of water and resources, will also revert to nomadism, except that most Jews will rapidly abandon the country and dash to developed countries to become bankers, music composers, scientists, merchants, etc., just as they always have. However, that may not be ideal. The developed West, like everybody else, has to deal with dramatic and rapid Climate Change which will severely alter the landscape and economies, probably resulting in an unprecedented global culling of humans, that will eventually -- in the not too distant future -- see all survivors becoming nomads wandering the planet with blank and angry expressions when they stumble across the ruins of the 21st Century. The Arabs will be first to revert back to nomadism which will outlaw Islam, Christianity, and judaism as ruinous plagues -- along with other religions. The rest are certain to follow in very short order.

    from the article: Russia vows to prevent Syria no-fly zone; U.S.: Issue not on table at NATO
    First published 17:30 17.06.13 | Last updated 17:30 17.06.13
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