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U.S. intelligence: Future shortages will lead to 'water as a weapon'

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posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 02:57 PM
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U.S. intelligence: Future shortages will lead to 'water as a weapon'


www.rawstory.com

The world may see the failure of key states and even regional wars dotting the globe, all over one thing that’s seemingly ubiquitous today in most industrialized societies: water.

A report (PDF) by the U.S. Director of National Intelligence, released Thursday but originally prepared for U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in early February, paints a grim picture of the potential for chaos as demand for clean water begins to outstrip supply.

While the report’s most ominous predictions
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posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 02:57 PM
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Interesting... water as a weapon
I've heard of privatizing rain water but not using it as a weapon.


The intelligence estimate points to several key regions that will face these challenges first: “North Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia.”

If you think about it it's also regions that are pretty far away from nations that have the largest supply of freshwater.

The future looks a little scary but the people will hopefully pull through.

Though the first user comment on the article doesn't paint a very pleasant picture.



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posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 03:07 PM
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Nice find, I truly believe one day water will be as valuable or more than gold. The problem currently is finding clean water and fluoride free water.

It'll be that way with all life sustaining substances - Government hording and ownership claim -- then charge big time for what nature gives us for free
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posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 03:14 PM
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wih.sagepub.com...


Early in the war of resistance against Japan, the Chinese military command used a tragic version of scorched-earth tactics: they denied access to the Japanese imperial army to a vast stretch of China not by literally scorching it but by drowning it. In June 1938 the Chinese command turned the ultimate symbol of Chinese civilization, the Yellow River, into a weapon of war.


Different version of the same concept.

Many of these places don't seem overly concerned about getting their citizens water.

www.climate.org...





When you look at this map, you have to realize how little agriculture is actually happening in the North of Africa and in the Middle East. That there is a food crisis in the Middle East, which is absolutely astonishing when you consider how immensely rich these places are.

In the center of Africa in that fertile and wet region, people are starving to death and dying from a lack of clean water. Mismanagement throughout these areas is the norm.

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posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 03:24 PM
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Is there a reason why this wouldn't work?

en.m.wikipedia.org...

More water, more loans, more debt. Everyone's happy!
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posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 03:25 PM
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this is why I never complain about all the rain we get here in the northeast

gonna be a game changer in 10 years



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 03:32 PM
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Well as a factoid that's some old news... I believe Stratfor posted material on this topic many years ago. Which doesn't invalidate it, of course.

Regional conflict because of water dispute is not new. Will it all become worse? Of course it will.



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 03:38 PM
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It dose'nt have to come to that. De-salination can turn undrinkable seawater into clean water. The interior of the Earth is constantly introducing mineral rich water into the Ocean. Basically an inexaustable source.



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 03:40 PM
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The government is going to use HAARP to cause a drought unlike anything else.

We sell water, we got $$$. You "steal" (false flag) our water, we take you over. One World Government.

Yeah I don't know, I made that up just now.



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 03:44 PM
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Hmmm yeah, resources are only going to have to be spit among rapidly growing populations...

Something interesting to consider Libya and the

Great Manmade River

which taps Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System



The Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System (NSAS) is the world’s largest known fossil water aquifer system. It is located underground in the Eastern end of the Sahara Desert and spans the political boundaries of four countries in north-eastern Africa.[1] NSAS covers a land area spanning just over two million km2, including north-western Sudan, north-eastern Chad, south-eastern Libya


Yea wars for water? maybe sooner than you think.



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 03:50 PM
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Originally posted by RomeByFire
The government is going to use HAARP to cause a drought unlike anything else.


How?


You "steal" (false flag) our water, we take you over. One World Government.


Are you talking Saudi hovercrafts siphoning water off the Great Lakes? Nah...



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 03:56 PM
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Israel is using fresh water as a weapon against Palestine

Amnesty International has accused Israel of denying Palestinians the right to access adequate water by maintaining total control over the shared water resources and pursuing discriminatory policies



“Israel allows the Palestinians access to only a fraction of the shared water resources, which lie mostly in the occupied West Bank, while the unlawful Israeli settlements there receive virtually unlimited supplies.


www.amnesty.org...



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 03:57 PM
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All commodities should be held by the people alone.

Water is a precious natural right of the people: even in the most capitalist nations, access to water remains a human right.

When they take it away, the people will rise.

All power to the people!




posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 03:58 PM
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The interior of the Earth is constantly introducing mineral rich water into the Ocean.

Sorry,i do not understand this. How is interior of Earth introducing water to the ocean?



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 04:05 PM
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Hmmmmm... that explains why the "Bush" family purchased 100 k square miles of land with mineral rights as the 2nd largest fresh water aqufier in the world lies under it...

Eucador I believe????



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 04:12 PM
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Originally posted by Leftist
Water is a precious natural right of the people: even in the most capitalist nations, access to water remains a human right.


I don't know. The story of Aral sea shows that even in most socialist countries, it does not.


When they take it away, the people will rise.


When they take it away, people will die.

Next.



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 04:14 PM
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Originally posted by OldCurmudgeon

Eucador I believe????


Paraguay.

When the state nationalizes resources to feed starving people it won't help them, however. Latin America has a rich and glorious tradition of taking land back from filthy pigs.



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posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 04:18 PM
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This has been predicted before.

There will be water wars this century.

People continue to breed like crazy. Where will all the new people live work and drink water?

It's going to be a mess.



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 04:18 PM
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Originally posted by Leftist
Latin America has a rich and glorious tradition of taking land back from filthy pigs.


You mean, stealing when it's convenient? No wonder Latin America is still a giant armpit, by and large.



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 04:24 PM
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Originally posted by buddhasystem

Originally posted by Leftist
Latin America has a rich and glorious tradition of taking land back from filthy pigs.


You mean, stealing when it's convenient? No wonder Latin America is still a giant armpit, by and large.


Stealing when its conveninet? Like two illegal, multi-trillion-dollar wars to streal oil and natty gas from Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere? Stealing like the $3 billion that vanished from the pentagon, or the $16 trillion in banker bailouts?

Need I go on?



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