Wednesday, January 24, 2007

You have GOT to be shitting me!

Posted, in its entirety, from Yahoo!/Reuters, due to the fruit fly nature of their lifespan.

At 11:21 this morning, this drivel is posted on Yahoo in the guise of "News":

By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent

LONDON (Reuters) - Global warming could exacerbate the world's rich-poor divide and help to radicalize populations and fan terrorism in the countries worst affected, security and climate experts said on Wednesday.

"We have to reckon with the human propensity for violence," Sir Crispin Tickell, Britain's former ambassador to the United Nations', told a London conference on "Climate Change: the Global Security Impact."

"Violence within and between communities and between nation states, we must accept, could possibly increase, because the precedents are all around."

He cited Rwanda and Sudan's Darfur region as two examples where drought and overpopulation, relative to scarce resources, had helped to fuel deadly conflicts.

Experts at the conference hosted by the Royal United Services Institute said it was likely that global warming would create huge flows of refugees as people tried to escape areas swamped by rising sea levels or rendered uninhabitable by desertification.

Tickell said terrorists were likely to seek to exploit the tensions created.

"Those who are short of food, those who are short of water, those who can't move to countries where it looks as if everything is marvelous are going to be people who are going to adopt desperate measures to try and make their point."


John Mitchell, chief scientist at Britain's Met Office, noted al Qaeda had already listed environmental damage among its litany of grievances against the United States.

"You have destroyed nature with your industrial waste and gases more than any other nation in history. Despite this, you refuse to sign the Kyoto agreement so that you can secure the profit of your greedy companies and industries," al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, wrote in a 2002 "letter to the American people."

Paul Rogers, professor of peace studies at Bradford University, said any attempt by countries to build fortress walls to keep out climate change refugees -- what he called the "barbarians at the gate" mentality -- was doomed to fail.

"If you just take the example of Bangladesh, if 60 million of 140 million people could not survive in Bangladesh yet they were kept there, you would have A) gigantic human suffering and B) progressive very deep radicalization -- very, very angry people -- and that is not in anybody's security interest."

Bangladesh, with a 580 km (360 mile) coastline on the Bay of Bengal, is acutely vulnerable to rising sea levels, cyclones and droughts.

Climate scientist Mitchell said the Mediterranean and Middle East were likely to receive less rainfall as a consequence of climate change, adding to existing tensions over water.

John Ashton, special representative for climate change at Britain's Foreign Office, voiced concern that this could further destabilize a region already beset by conflict.

"Given the volatile nature of that region, given the global consequences of that volatility, yes I'm hugely worried by that," he told Reuters.

So, Osama is really just a Tree-HuggingGreen® with a radical agenda, and is pissed at the U.S. over Kyoto? Or that we Greedy Americans® are 'stealing' the world's oil?

ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS? Since when did Osama get his degree in climatology? Oh, that's right, you don't fucking need a degree to be an expert in that field, do you?

No, wait!

Climate change creates terrorism? WTF are these people smoking?!!! Send these goatfuckers a few air-conditioners and they're going to quit acting like rabid dogs? Not likely, dipshits!

There was at least an inkling of truth, buried in this story, "Those who are short of food, those who are short of water, those who can't move to countries where it looks as if everything is marvelous are going to be people who are going to adopt desperate measures to try and make their point"

Really? You don't say! I'd never guess that savaging hords had ever considered waging war of such a trivial thing as RESOURCES. It's only been happening since man first walked on two fucking feet you idiots!

How it is that people take this shit seriously is beyond me. We are all truly doomed.

Why? Because people read this shit and take it for more than it's worth, and in fact, take it as the absolute truth.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

"Wow" is right.

My fury over the Seery piece, which I read first, was tempered by the outstanding rebuttal of the Gutfield piece, over its sheer insanity and pointing out what the Seery screed really is, political hackery.

I can't say that I disagree with the outcome that Gutfield is proposing either, and I think he's as serious as a heart attack about it. As am I.

I have long held the belief that we are heading toward a civil war in this country, and articles such as these do nothing to alleviate my concerns. Then again, most people believe that such things are written as, and intended to be, nothing more than hyperbole. I don't think so in this case. If one needs any proof, ask yourself the question, "Are there persons walking around in this country who actually believe in what Seery is preaching? And if so, how many of them are there?" I am willing to make a wager about that number of people, the "true believers" if you will, and it's at least well into the seven figures, if not bigger. These people are sick for even suggesting such things, yet for them, there is nothing morally reprehensible about their behavior. Hypocritically, then, they will openly call for the prosecution and imprisonment of people such as Greg Gutfield for "incitement" or "conspiracy for attempted murder" for openly calling Seery out for doing the exact same thing.

I think that Gutfield truly would enjoy decking Seery, as well he should. If this specific situation should come to blows, as I am sure that things like this eventually will, I can't see why some sort of politically based assassinations would not become the eventuality.

It may get really messy over here. How soon is my bigger concern.