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World Bank warns of social unrest

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posted on May, 24 2009 @ 08:57 AM
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World Bank warns of social unrest


news.bbc.co.uk

The head of the World Bank has warned that the global economic crisis could lead to serious social upheaval.

"If we do no take measures, there is a risk of a serious human and social crisis with very serious political implications," Robert Zoellick said.

He pointed to Eastern Europe, which faces the "tricky situation" of fast-shrinking economies and protests.

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posted on May, 24 2009 @ 08:57 AM
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Stating the obvious?

The size and scope of the worsening economic crisis on a global scale is alarming.

Mr. Zoellick goes on to speak of what he calls "X-factor" such as a pandemic being thrown into this economic crisis.

You don't really need to be a world leader or head of the world bank to see the potential for real problems in the near future as governments lose the ability to sustain "civil order" when the economies are near breakdown, and the ability to provide basic and essential services are compromised.

How bad will it actually have to get before there are global protests that turn violent and will eventually put military and peoples against each other?

Could "world" war three actually be a war between the governments and militaries and the suffering people of the world?

No doubt, these are going to be perhaps the most challenging times for humanity going into the future if this crisis continues to worsen.

What is missing from this article is any positive hope, possible solutions, plans to address the problems, rather it seems as if the head of the world bank expects things to get worse and apparently there isn't much if anything that can be done to stop that.



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posted on May, 24 2009 @ 08:59 AM
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Since the Bilderberg meeting there has been more and more of this news everywhere.

I think the time is coming.



posted on May, 24 2009 @ 09:17 AM
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I second that...


Major meetings took place, major decisions must have been made, major "news" (new implementation) shall arise...imo.


Peace



posted on May, 24 2009 @ 09:34 AM
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The "X-Factor" that the head of the world bank speaks of?

Adding this to the already worsening economic crisis?

WHO chief warns H1N1 swine flu likely to worsen


www.reuters.com...


GENEVA, May 22 (Reuters) - The world must be ready for H1N1 swine flu to become more severe and kill more people, World Health Organization chief Dr. Margaret Chan said on Friday.

A genetic analysis of the new virus showed it must have been circulating undetected for some time, in pigs or perhaps in other animals.

The WHO is poised to declare a full pandemic of the virus, which has infected more than 11,000 people in 42 countries and killed 86. And U.S. health officials released $1 billion for companies to get started on a vaccine in case it is needed.


What if this "X-factor" is actually seen as a potential way to control the situation?

What better way to disperse unruly crowds than the threat of a lethal contagious virus outbreak?

If this virus does come back in a more lethal form, it could kill millions of people?

Beware the "X-factor"



posted on May, 24 2009 @ 09:53 AM
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From the news report, for those who may not read it:


"In my opinion, in this context, nobody really knows what is going to happen and the best one can do is be ready for any eventuality," Mr Zoellick said in an interview with Spain's El Pais newspaper.

"There is also what I call the 'X-factor', that one can not foresee," such as the recent outbreak of swine flu, he said.


news.bbc.co.uk
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A sincere warning, or a plan?

Timing, and the word IF could change everything, if it does happen that way then the timing could be rather convenient depending on how one looks at the situation.



posted on May, 24 2009 @ 10:04 AM
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when parents start seeing there kids going hungry nothing will stop them from providing them with food..if they have to steal or even murder they will feed there kids....



posted on May, 24 2009 @ 10:14 AM
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Originally posted by fatdad
when parents start seeing there kids going hungry nothing will stop them from providing them with food..if they have to steal or even murder they will feed there kids....


When the demands for food and essential supplies exceed the free market's ability to supply it and dependence on governments grow beyond their ability to provide "emergency supplies" then that is exactly what could happen.

With fewer and fewer jobs and greater job losses the resulting growth in poverty will cause that exact scenario.

What worries me are the numbers of people especially in the USA who believe this will not effect them and are completely unprepared for the possible loss of services and essential supplies.

They will likely be the most desperate among us if it does happen.



posted on May, 24 2009 @ 10:28 AM
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Didn't the banks and corporations cause all of this third world suffering in the first place? Lending these governments "money" that they couldn't possibly repay, thus forcing these countries to privatize their natural resources damning the local populations into abject poverty and economic slavery.

Hopefully after the fall of the fiat money system, there will be a new and fairer system put into place. Money that is actually based on something of value (ie. a return to the gold standard). Not just wothless pieces of paper which in fact, got us to this mess.



posted on May, 24 2009 @ 10:34 AM
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I agree this is a plan; rather than a warning. they are prepping us for unforseen change.

We already have a food crisis in 2009, yet it doesnt make the local news. See here; www.abovetopsecret.com...

They may be considering the possibility of hyperinflation. We should hope that another Great Depression is the worst case scenario.

Most Countries have never experienced hyperinflation. We need to take a look at what happened in Germany and compare the similarities.

Compare today with the hyperinflation in Germany and it appears we cant avoid it. www.abovetopsecret.com...

It's all coming, not if but when.



posted on May, 24 2009 @ 10:38 AM
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What on earth is Robert Zoellick doing commenting on social unrest? Surely he should restrict his comments tot he economy instead of scaremongering about social unrest.

What's next, the suggestion that a global currency will stop the unrest.

Oh please.



posted on May, 24 2009 @ 10:39 AM
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Originally posted by kommunist
Hopefully after the fall of the fiat money system, there will be a new and fairer system put into place.


While the wording may be somewhat different that is exactly how they will be able to exploit the worst of this crisis to push through globalist agendas and especially socialist/Marxist reforms.

The capitalist free market system will be portrayed as the great evil, and perhaps eventually a badly shaken and desperate people will openly accept "radical changes"



posted on May, 24 2009 @ 10:47 AM
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However intimidating his remarks may be I think we should all heed this warning and prepare for it.

When you mention radical changes I'm thinking of Global treaties, that could out trump the Constitution.

I wonder if his message is addressed to us or Homeland Security?

If we all knew the truth now I think people would be making mass bank runs and clearing off the shelves of grocery stores. They cant hide this much longer.



posted on May, 24 2009 @ 10:58 AM
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Originally posted by wonderworld
However intimidating his remarks may be I think we should all heed this warning and prepare for it.


Indeed, having come from the head of the world bank this should not be minimized in any way. He should know the impact of his words in advance and I doubt he would use such language without good reason.



When you mention radical changes I'm thinking of Global treaties, that could out trump the Constitution.


Can the socialist/Marxist agendas be any clearer?



I wonder if his message is addressed to us or Homeland Security?


A warning to us and a call to action for homeland security?



If we all knew the truth now I think people would be making mass bank runs and clearing off the shelves of grocery stores. They cant hide this much longer.


If the truth is being withheld behind the warnings from the world bank then that truth must be far worse than we can imagine. I am sure these comments are gauged and very calculated well in advance of his public statements. I doubt we have heard the worst.



posted on May, 24 2009 @ 11:02 AM
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You are absolutely correct. The number of individuals on welfare/public assistance programs in the USA is mind-boggling to say the least. They are in no way prepared, or frankly even have the means to prepare, for any of this. In my opinion, the US will suffer the most (based on the sheer volume of people that LIVE ENTIRELY off of the gov't), followed by most of Europe.

Social unrest is not that difficult to predict. It's already happening. Compare the number of family members that have opted to kill their families and then themselves -- so far this year. Suicides are up. Murders are up. Parents killing their children is up. When you begin to study the numbers, it's very scary -- and extremely depressing and sad. In case I need to clarify, I am referring to murders/suicides in smaller town and cities -- not places that nornally see such events such as Detroit, New Orleans, etc.

People are already getting desparate. And it's going to get worse.



posted on May, 24 2009 @ 11:12 AM
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It's a little scary when this was only addressed to Spain. This should have made the mainstream media but of course we have most media being censored.

This is why most people believe such a thing could never happen. If this news was on CNN or elsewhere we would have a lot of people asking questions and demading transparency. Some would be in panic mode.

I'm planning on emailing the link to others I know.



posted on May, 24 2009 @ 11:17 AM
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Originally posted by wonderworld
It's a little scary when this was only addressed to Spain. This should have made the mainstream media but of course we have most media being censored.


The world markets react unfavorably to news like this, especially when it comes from the head of the world bank, so limiting the news should be no surprise.



posted on May, 24 2009 @ 11:19 AM
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Whilst Googling for "Social Unrest" I find a lot of recent headlines on this topic...

news.google.com...

Don't forget the EU has been rioting for months now over economic stiff-arming and mass lay-offs...

"Perfect Storm"...

NWO Vision is Finalized, Final Preparations in Progress
www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on May, 24 2009 @ 11:38 AM
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Youre right about the markets acting unfavorably. I'm still waiting for another September 15th to happen when the DOW dropped 777 points. The worst is not behind us.

Some think we are in the eye of the storm. If that's the case we should all be concerned. The economy cant continue to recieve more blows. I expect several bubbles to burst. Commericail real estate, prime mortgage, and possible a treasury bubble burst, among a few.



posted on May, 24 2009 @ 12:04 PM
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Sounds to me like the bankers are giving us a friendly heads up. How nice of them.


It's more like they are worried and they just want to save their own KEESTERS!



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