Saturday, November 03, 2007

Experts rightly say the climate is our biggest security threat, we all know it as we watch the world prepare to make it irreperable!

Experts rightly say the Climate is our biggest security threat: we all know it as we watch the world prepare to worsen it Exponentially!
It really bothers me that any idiot knows this as we watch the environment deteriorate around the world and what we see beginning right here in America is occurring on an even worse scale as the world ignores the reality of our situation and because of Bush, is racing towards world war three. Attacking Iran will be the trigger. we just do not know what the excuse to pull that trigger will be?
First, knowing what many of us fear is going to happen right here as you are I am sure I am very concerned over Musharraf setting the example and Declaring Martial Law so he could stay in power. We know what this will mean to this so called war on terror but I have environmental concerns so here it is If you want to read about it Here is another look at the power grabbing Pakistani state of emergency

Anyway, as we watch the world race to war over Iran we hear the truth spoken but of course ignored so Bush can find his excuse to attack Iran. I know it is worthless but I thought it pretty funny when President Carter called Bush a fool over Iran. Watch the Video
Iran will be attacked and that will set off world war three but I want to talk about our deteriorating environment that we are preparing to essentially destroy. Just in America we watch every day as one part of the country or the other is experiencing the dire consequences of our worsening environment. We have been watching the developing water wars between Alabama, Florida, and Georgia.not to speak of the continuing wildfires in California, and most of the country experiencing floods, numerous tornadoes,hurricanes, and severe heat.

This all adds up to just one more reason for Bush to have to declare martial order himself as many of us suspect. It is very telling that every single time in the chief idiots Presidency that Bush speaks against something as he did in this case, he is guilty of doing it himself or preparing too. I don't know any exception do you?
There is so much to discuss today in regard to Bush's Duplicity but I have to discuss the Southeast's water situation as it is worse than I thought and we haven't heard anything officially on it. I haven't even heard it acknowledge or spoken about from the White House.

I know it is just one small town so I am sure it is of no concern to Bush but this is related to the larger problem in the area, Alabama, Florida, and Georgia: ORME, Tenn. (AP) — As twilight falls over this Tennessee town, Mayor Tony Reames drives up a dusty dirt road to the community's towering water tank and begins his nightly ritual in front of a rusty metal valve. With a twist of the wrist, he releases the tank's meager water supply, and suddenly this sleepy town is alive with activity. Washing machines whir, kitchen sinks fill and showers run. About three hours later, Reames will return and reverse the process, cutting off water to the town's 145 residents.
The severe drought tightening like a vise across the Southeast has threatened the water supply of cities large and small, sending politicians scrambling for solutions. But Orme, about 40 miles west of Chattanooga and 150 miles northwest of Atlanta, is a town where the worst-case scenario has already come to pass: The water has run out.
The mighty waterfall that fed the mountain hamlet has been reduced to a trickle, and now the creek running through the center of town is dry. Three days a week, the volunteer fire chief hops in a 1961 fire truck at 5:30 a.m. — before the school bus blocks the narrow road — and drives a few miles to an Alabama fire hydrant. He meets with another truck from nearby New Hope, Ala. The two drivers make about a dozen runs back and forth, hauling about 20,000 gallons of water from the hydrant to Orme's tank. Please read A town out of water
I am surprised nothing can be done but am concerned about the Atlanta area and some of the things I am learning as to how bad it is and still nothing from the White House. Persistent droughts continue to dry up water supplies throughout the southeast, causing widespread restrictions on usage that, in some cases, are pitting neighbors - and states - against one another. With no end in sight, the U.S. Weather Service reported Thursday, parts of the region could to run out of water in less than 90 days.
Georgia, Alabama and Florida all derive most of their water supplies from the same two reservoirs, managed by the federal Army Corps of Engineers. While more people in Florida and Alabama tend to use more water for farms, power plants and industry, Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue is working to make sure that residents in his state don't wind up high and dry.

I am hearing for the first time about lake Allatoona in Georgia, Atlanta's secondary water supply and how important it is not only to Georgia but Alabama, and Florida. As a result of going to Washington to look for help as water is running out in Lake Lanier there main water supply, Governor Perdue arrived home to more water Problems. It seems to ne as a reward for complaining Georgia was now going to lose some water rights to Lake Allatoona.
Maybe I am naive but this absolutely blew me away. I was stupefied to hear that Cobb County returns 15 million gallons of treated sewage to the Lake every single day. That sounds pretty bad to me. Is this standard procedure? I was amazed to find this out. It seems to me that that area must already have a severe problem if they are doing that. Anyway as Alabama relies on Lake Allatoona as its main water supply they were allotted more water and Georgia's allotment of the treated seage was cut. I mean, this all just blows me away!
Cobb's water authority got pulled into the temporary agreement because Allatoona is especially valuable to Alabama. The state takes much of its drinking and industrial water from the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa River Basin, which feeds the lake. The basin starts in northwest Georgia and flows to the Mobile Bay in Alabama. The problem is worsening
We are not hearing anything about this and as I am right now listening to what is going on in Pakistan and I can only come to the conclusion that as Musharraf said he had to take control because there was so many problems in the country but we know he feared losing his power, that Bush is allowing problems to add up in America so that he can do the same damn thing! what do you think?
I want to close with a Link to the experts saying what we already know and that is that the climate, our environment, is our biggest security threat and not the so called terrorists that Bush is using for his excuse to start world war three and worse the planets condition beyond any hopes of repair. Please read the think tanks dire assertions

James Joiner
Gardner Ma
www.anaveragepatriot.com

George W Bush, Pervez Musharraf, Martial order, water wars, environmental crisis

10 comments:

Larry said...

It's coming Jim:

Gen. Pervez Musharraf suspended Pakistan's constitution and deployed troops in the capital Saturday, declaring that rising Islamic extremism had forced him to take emergency measures that included replacing the nation's chief justice and blacking out the independent media that refused to support him.

Authorities began rounding up opposition politicians despite calls from Washington and other Western allies not to take authoritarian measures.

The U.S. called for Musharraf to restore democracy. However, the Pentagon said the emergency declaration does not affect U.S. military support for Pakistan and its efforts in the war on terrorism. Britain said it was deeply concerned.

His leadership threatened by an increasingly defiant court and an Islamic movement that has spread to Islamabad, Musharraf said Pakistan was at a "dangerous" juncture and extremists had directly challenged the government's authority.

"The extremism has even spread to Islamabad, and the extremists are taking the writ of the government in their own hands, and even worse they are imposing their obsolete ideas on moderates," the president said in an address to the nation late Saturday on state-run television.

Musharraf replaced the chief justice of the Supreme Court _ who had emerged as the main check on his power _ before a crucial Supreme Court ruling on his future as president. His emergency order accused some judges of "working at cross purposes with the executive" and "weakening the government's resolve" to fight terrorism.

He criticized the Supreme Court for failing to make a ruling yet on whether to validate his contentious victory in a presidential election, and for punishing government officers, including police. He said this had left the government system "semi-paralyzed."

Seven of the 17 Supreme Court judges immediately rejected the emergency, which suspended the current constitution. Police blocked entry to the Supreme Court building and later took the deposed chief justice and other judges away in a convoy, witnesses said.

In his television address, Musharraf said he hoped democracy would be restored following parliamentary elections.

"But, in my eyes, I say with sorrow that some elements are creating hurdles in the way of democracy," said Musharraf, who was wearing civilian clothes and spoke firmly and calmly. "I think this chaos is being created for personal interests and to harm Pakistan."

The order drew swift complaints from the United States and Britain _ Musharraf's main Western allies. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urged restraint on all sides and a return to democracy.

The United States "does not support extraconstitutional measures," Rice said from Turkey, where she was participating in a conference with Iraq's neighbors.

Musharraf claimed that 61 terrorists have been freed on order from the court _ an apparent reference a case that has been led by the now-deposed chief justice to press authorities over suspects held by intelligence agencies without charge.

"Extremists are openly roaming," he said "And no one knows whether any of the these freed men were behind recent bomb attacks."

Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, a longtime rival of Musharraf who recently returned from eight years of exile, flew back to Pakistan from Dubai where she was visiting family. She left the airport under police escort; her house was surrounded by paramilitary troops.

After her arrival at Karachi's Airport, Bhutto said she did not believe there would be fair elections as long as emergency rule remained in place.

"Unless General Musharraf reverses the course it will be very difficult to have fair elections," she told Sky News television by telephone. "I agree with him that we are facing a political crisis, but I believe the problem is dictatorship, I don't believe the solution is dictatorship.

"The extremists need a dictatorship, and dictatorship needs extremists."

The government halted all television transmissions in major cities other than state-controlled Pakistan TV. Telephone service in the capital, Islamabad, was cut.

Musharraf said some independent TV channels had contributed to the uncertainty in the country.

In justification, the emergency order obtained by The Associated Press said "the constitution provides no solution for this situation, there is no way out except through emergent and extraordinary measures," it said.

This is a preview of Bush's upcoming move for dominance!

Larry said...

Check this out Jim:

America's Armageddonites Push for More War
By Jon Basil Utley, Foreign Policy in Focus
Posted on October 22, 2007, Printed on November 3, 2007
http://www.alternet.org/story/65845/
Utopian fantasies have long transfixed the human race. Yet today a much rarer fantasy has become popular in the United States. Millions of Americans, the richest people in history, have a death wish. They are the new "Armageddonites," fundamentalist evangelicals who have moved from forecasting Armageddon to actually trying to bring it about.

Most journalists find it difficult to take seriously that tens of millions of Americans, filled with fantasies of revenge and empowerment, long to leave a world they despise. These Armageddonites believe that they alone will get a quick, free pass when they are "raptured" to paradise, no good deeds necessary, not even a day of judgment. Ironically, they share this utopian fantasy with a group that they often castigate, namely fundamentalist Muslims who believe that dying in battle also means direct access to Heaven. For the Armageddonites, however, there are no waiting virgins, but they do agree with Muslims that there will be "no booze, no bars," in the words of a popular Gaither Singers song.

These end-timers have great influence over the U.S. government's foreign policy. They are thick with the Republican leadership. At a recent conference in Washington, congressional leader Roy Blunt, for example, has said that their work is "part of God's plan." At the same meeting, where speakers promoted attacking Iran, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay glorified "end times." Indeed the Bush administration often consults with them on Mideast policies. The organizer of the conference, Rev. John Hagee, is often welcomed at the White House, although his ratings are among the lowest on integrity and transparency by Ministry Watch, which rates religious broadcasters. He raises millions of dollars from his campaign supporting Israeli settlements on the West Bank, including much for himself. Erstwhile presidential candidate Gary Bauer is on his Board of Directors. Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson also both expressed strong end-times beliefs.

American fundamentalists strongly supported the decision to invade Iraq in 2003. They consistently support Israel's hard-line policies. And they are beating the drums for war against Iran. Thanks to these end-timers, American foreign policy has turned much of the world against us, including most Muslims, nearly a quarter of the human race.

The Beginning of End Times

The evangelical movement originally was not so "end times" focused. Rather, it was concerned with the "moral" decline inside America. The Armageddon theory started with the writings of a Scottish preacher, John Nelson Darby (1800-1882). His ideas then spread to America with publication in 1917 of the Scofield Reference Bible, foretelling that the return of the Jews to Palestine would bring about the end times. The best-selling book of the 1970s, The Late, Great Planet Earth, further spread this message. The movement did not make a conscious effort to affect foreign policy until Jerry Falwell went to Jerusalem and the Left Behind books became best sellers.

Conservative Christian writer Gary North estimates the number of Armageddonites at about 20 million. Many of them have an ecstatic belief in the cleansing power of apocalyptic violence. They are among the more than 30% of Americans who believe that the world is soon coming to an end. Armageddonites may be a minority of the evangelicals, but they have vocal leaders and control 2,000 mostly fundamentalist religious radio stations.

Although little focused on in America, Armageddonites attract the attention of Muslims abroad. In 2004, for instance, I attended Qatar's Fifth Conference on Democracy with Muslim leaders from all over the Arabian Gulf. There, the uncle of Jordan's king devoted his whole speech to warning of the Armageddonites' power over American foreign policy.

Armageddonite Foreign Policy

The beliefs of the Armageddon Lobby, also known as Dispensationalists, come from the Book of Revelations, which Martin Luther relegated it to an appendix when he translated the Bible because its image of Christ was so contrary to the rest of the Bible. The Armageddonites worship a vengeful, killer-torturer Christ. They also frequently quote a biblical passage that God favors those who favor the Jews. But they only praise Jews who make war, not those who are peacemakers. For example, they vigorously opposed Israel's murdered premier Yitzhak Rabin, who promoted the Oslo Peace Accords.

Based on this Biblical interpretation, the Armageddonites vehemently argue that America must protect Israel and encourage its settlements on the West Bank in order to help God fulfill His plans. The return of Jews to Palestine is central to the prophetic vision of the Armageddonites, who see it as a critical step toward the final battle, Armageddon, and the victory of the righteous over Satan's minions. There are a couple internal inconsistencies with this prophecy, such as the presence of Christians already living in the Holy Land and the role of Jews in the final dispensation. In the first case, Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, and other Religious Right leaders tried to pretend that Christians already in the Holy Land simply didn't exist. As for Jews, they needed to become "born again" Christians to avoid God's wrath (or, according to some Armageddonites, a separate Jewish covenant with God will gain them a separate Paradise).

Everyone else -- Buddhists, Muslims (of course), Hindus, atheists, and so on -- are then slated to die in the Tribulation that comes with Armageddon. As described in the bestselling Left Behind series, this time of human misery ends with Christ then ruling a paradise on earth for a thousand years.

Armageddonites know little about the outside world, which they think of as threatening and awash with Satanic temptations. They are big supporters of Bush's "go it alone" foreign policies. For example, they love John Bolton. They were prime supporters for attacking Iraq. And, with very few exceptions, they were noticeably quiet about, if not supportive, of torturing prisoners of war (only with a new leadership did the National Association of Evangelicals finally condemn torture in May, 2007). Their support of the Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani shows that they consider aggressively prosecuting Mideast war (to help speed up the apocalypse) more important than the domestic programs of these socially liberal politicians.

On other foreign policy issues, they are violently against the pending Law of the Seas Treaty, indeed any treaty which possibly circumscribes U.S. power to go it alone. They want illegal immigrants expelled and oppose more immigration. They fear China's growth. They despise Europeans for not being more warlike. The UN figures prominently in their fears, and the Left Behind books present its Secretary General as the Antichrist. Domestically, they strongly support the USA PATRIOT Act and all of President Bush's actions, legal or illegal.

Armageddonites and Fascism

Author and former New York Times reporter Christopher Hedges argues that worldview and reasoning of the Armageddonites tend toward fascism. In his book American Fascists, Hedges focuses on their obedience to leadership, their feelings of humiliation and victimhood, alienation, their support for authoritarian government, and their disinterestedness in constitutional limits on government power. Theirs was originally a defensive movement against the liberal democratic society, particularly abortion, school desegregation, and now globalization, which they saw as undermining their communities and families, their values, and livelihood. Their fundamentalism is very fulfilling and, Hedges writes, "they are terrified of losing this new, mystical world of signs, wonders and moral certitude, of returning to the old world of despair."

Hedges, a graduate of Harvard Divinity School, also shows that fundamentalists are quite selective. They don't take the Bible literally when it comes to justifying slavery or that children who curse a parent are to be executed. The movement is also very masculine, giving poor men a path to re-establish their authority in what they perceive as an overly feminized culture. Images of Jesus often show Him with thick muscles, clutching a sword. Christian men are portrayed as powerful warriors.

The overwhelming power and warmongering of the Armageddonites has inspired some resistance from other fundamentalists, but they are a minority. Theologian Richard Fenn writes, "Silent complicity (by mainline churches) with apocalyptic rhetoric soon becomes collusion with plans for religiously inspired genocide." Their death-wishing "religion" is actually anti-Christian and should be challenged openly by traditional Christians.

The next election will likely loosen their grip on the White House. However, their growing ties to the military industrial complex will remain. Exposure of their war wanting as a major threat to America and the world may well become as destructive for them as was the famous Scopes trial in the 1920s. But that will only happen if Americans become as concerned as foreign observers about the influence of the Armageddonites.

an average patriot said...

Damn straight Larry!
you read my story. You know my line of thinking. Bush is allowing things to fall apart here until he can use the excuse on us.
As usual Bush spoke against someone else doing sometghing only he can do.
Remember, Chavez is trying to keep his power as is Putin. Thay all want to stay in to fight this upcoming world war.

an average patriot said...

Larry
I have never heard of the term Armageddonites. I will check out the link so thanks. You know I have said all of that numerous times. I stopped writing on one site because there were so many fools there who said Bush was trying to bring about the end of days and they were ready was I?
There is more too. Remember Reagan using the term the shining city on the hill. That of course is America. It was established by the calvanists and others of the time to be a country God would feel at home in.
It just kills me as I always say, that we talk about something for years and no one listens then when a supposed expert says it too late, all of a sudden it is news and they are enlightened. Argghh!!!

Larry said...

Reagan hooked up with Falwell and Robertson to use the "religious" moniker to gain fear from average Christians who heard weekly the concerted message of fear and war from the pulpits.

Now the movement has expanded and though it is large, many may be fleeing since Bush has screwed up the world, at the urging of their "religious right."

an average patriot said...

Larry
I know and Bush is worsening the nightmare. I have said for years and I am sure you have read it a few times, that Bush has perverted Christianity and our America as he accuses the Islamists of doing to Islam.
I just replied to you that Bush is speaking against what Musharraf just did as he always does when someone else does what is reserved only for him.
You read my repeated storyline. Bush is letting the situation build here so he can do the same thing.
All the leaders are trying to stay in power so they can fight this war. It stinks to know what is going on and tyo be powerless to be heard or do anything about it.
When I tell my sons what is going on they think I'm mad and something like that can not happen in our America.They do not get it. This is not our America.
This is Bush's America. You read I think the Russian Doctrine of Destruction on my main page that he is following? He has to destroy with war before he can install his new order!

Brother Tim said...

Jim--
One of the first things that will be done is to shut down the Internet, or at least all the blog-hosters. This will quiet a lot of dissent.

My advice is to download your site to a hard disk, so it can be preserved for the future.

an average patriot said...

Brother Tim
I was thinking about that and I hope to find out how to do it today. I hope we can keep communicating though.
I was listening to what Musharraf did to get an idea of what would happen here. Since the media is in his pocket it wouldn.t be hard to shut down but they would probably kepp their mouthpiece Fox open.
They will target us as we are the printing press of 1776. They will endeavor to shut us up as they are so the truth does not get out.
I am sure you read Larry's comments and I have said it 100 times but it will happen if Bush feels Guilianni will not get in too ensure this world mess continues. Stay in touch and good luck to us!

Brother Tim said...

Jim--
Flagship is Blog of Revelation.

http://www.ofrevelation.blogspot.com/

If you have trouble trouble archiving your site, I'll see what I can do to help you. I've got a busy day planned, but will get with you tonight.

an average patriot said...

Brother Tim
That was fast. I just logged your site and will link to it when things settle down.
I absolutely appreciate your offer of help and will take whatever I can get. I hope to avoid leaning on you though!
I have a call out to 2 computer savvy nephews who are tech support and rebuild computers etc. One of them set me up but went back to Vegas that day. I am hoping to hear back from him. Thanks again! Take care and stay in touch!