A grim report issued today by the Russian Agriculture Ministry warns that wheat plantings in the country, once the World’s second-biggest exporter, will drop 2.3 percent to 64.2 million acres for this year’s crop due to last summers historic drought and the soaring cost of oil and the fertilizer made from it.
The Bloomberg News Service further warns about this report that this absence of Russian supplies comes as the US says Global grain inventories will drop 13% this year and have led to riots that has toppled leaders in Tunisia and Egypt and more governments around the World have starting hoarding food.
This dire news comes at the same time the Wall Street Journal News Service is warning that our World is now consuming more grain then it is producing and London’s Telegraph News Service is warning that American farmers are now fearing a return of the apocalyptic 1930’s Dust Bowl as the Ogallala Aquifer, the World’s largest underground body of fresh water, begins to run dry.
Even more ominous in this report is its stating that a Global Resource War has now begun between the East and West, with the Middle East being the “first battleground”, specifically the vast oil and water resources belonging to Libya.
The distinguished American Professor and Human Rights Watch board member Michael T. Klare first coined the term “resource wars” in his 2001 book “Resource Wars: The New Landscape of Global Conflict” wherein he warned that our World was on the cusp of a century of warfare over access to the dwindling supplies of oil and fresh water every Nation needs, but there is not enough of to go around.
Interesting to note is that in Publishers Weekly review of this seminal and prophetic book they forecast that “Klare's message is important, but it probably won't be heard by many beyond readers of the handful of major newspapers that will review it.”
Though this forecast has proven accurate among the masses of Western people, the same cannot be said of their leaders, most important of them being the former British Defense Secretary John Reid who, likewise, in 2006 warned that Global weather changes and dwindling natural resources were combining to increase the likelihood of violent conflict over land, water and energy.
Most important to note about Reid’s 2006 warning was that it came at a time that the United States was securing its own energy future by taking the vast oil wealth of Iraq in covert partnership with Iran, but since that time has been moving away from its traditional European and Middle Eastern allies as it further retrenches into its own hemisphere.
Being left out in the cold, so to speak, with America’s retrenchment, the British, under their former Prime Minister Tony Blair, began actively courting Libya dictator Colonel Muammar el-Qaddafi, in 2007, allowing the release of Abdel Baset Ali al-Megrahi, a former Libyan intelligence agent and the only man convicted in the Lockerbie Bombing, in exchange for oil drilling rights for British Petroleum (BP).
The New York Times News Service further reported about this “deal” between Blair and el-Qaddafi: “A senior British official, Sir Gus O’Donnell, formally acknowledged that BP had lobbied the British government in pursuit of its oil interests and the British government, in turn, resolved to “do all it could to facilitate an appeal by the Libyans to the Scottish government” for Mr. Megrahi’s release.”
Not just to Libya’s oil were the British after either, as in the early 1980’s, drilling teams in this North African Nations southern parts discovered one of the largest water systems in the World in four major underground basins, these being the Kufra basin, the Sirt basin, the Morzuk basin and the Hamada basin.
In order to utilize this massive underground water wealth the Libyan’s began construction of the “Great Man-Made River”, which aside from being the largest water transport project ever undertaken on our Planet has, also, been described as the “Eighth Wonder of the World.”
In late August, 1991, “turned on the tap” of their Great Man-Made River in a ceremony attended by nearly all Middle Eastern leaders, including former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak who encouraged his countrymen to “go to Libya” to begin growing food for the entire region.
Important for the reader to note about Libya’s Great Man-Made River is that with a population of barely 6.4 million people, the food resources being grown since the early 1990’s (estimated that by 2012 could feed 50 million) could only be done so with the importation of over 1 million migrant workers, many of whom the UN now reports are either trapped or now fleeing.
Most important of these migrant workers were the nearly 40,000 Chinese who were saved by their Nation’s “epic evacuation” and who were working on vastly improving Libya’s ability to market grains and fresh foods to Asia and various other projects, and by far posed the West’s biggest threat to their “claim” over Libya’s vast oil and water wealth.
Unfortunately for el-Qaddafi, however, was that instead of cementing firm defense relations with either Russia or China he became a “ripened plum” ready to be picked off by the West, especially after his storming out of the Arab League meeting in Qatar in March, 1999, after calling the Saudi King “a liar” and further stating that the Saudi ruler was a “British product and American ally.”
Not being told the Western people about el-Qaddafi, his regime, or his family, is that the vast amount of Libyan oil and water wealth has been given to the Libyan people themselves, and even though like all other oligarchs (especially those in the US where just 400 people control over half of that country’s wealth) pale in comparison to the Billions of Dollars stolen from the peoples of Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, Bahrain, Tunisia, Iraq, Jordan and Djibouti by their Western backed despotic rulers. That is not say, however, that el-Qaddafi, his regime, or his family, were not despotic, they were just less so than all the others by a wide margin.
So, with the Middle East now seeing its greatest turmoil since the early part of last century when the Arab people began throwing off the yoke of colonial repression, and with Libya being the “main prize” because of its vast oil and water wealth, it was no wonder that the new British Prime Minister, David Cameron, became the first Western leader to visit Egypt, a visit that was quickly followed by Egyptian Special Forces troops storming into Libya to aid the rebels.
Those Egyptian Special Forces troops were then quickly followed into Libya by British Special Air Services (SAS) troops and MI6 agents who arrived “in the dead of night, armed with weapons, maps and explosives while dressed in plain black clothing”, but “not to worry” said the British, “they were just looking for hotel rooms”.
Though these British SAS troops were quickly captured by the rebels and kicked out of Libya, one would have to be in complete denial to not know that there are other teams of Western military and intelligence agents directing the war against el-Qaddafi and his forces to gain control over this most coveted of Middle Eastern Nations.
Most appalling in all of these events are that the American people are not being allowed to know the truth of what is truly happening, the reason being, and as the United States own Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, told the US Congress last week, “American media outlets do not offer real news despite their being the most technologically advanced” in the World.”
To support Secretary Clinton’s assessment of how far the once free US news establishment has fallen in telling the American people the truth was the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health report released this week detailing how US Military Forces have killed over 1 million Iraqis, a staggering number of deaths not reported to these people by their “mainstream” media even though it took these university researchers just hours to compile this information from the Pentagons own reports.
As we have reported on many times, the still top-secret Pentagon report released to London’s Telegraph Newspaper in 2004 detailing the World we are now entering is still being ignored by the American people, but its warnings should be heeded now at all costs as these dreaded Resource Wars are now beginning in full, including its dire findings that:
Britain will be 'Siberian' in less than 20 years
Threat to the world is greater than terrorism
Once again, warfare will define human life
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