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Starvation and the Middle East
American Thinker, by David Archibald

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Posted By:HedgehogInOz, 7/4/2014 10:44:26 AM

A lot of the folktales we were told as children involved starving peasant children begging for scraps of bread. [SNIP] It is a region that is troubling the world needlessly when you consider the big picture. The Middle East-North Africa (MENA) region has 500 million Arabs, Persians, North Africans and others living in an area with an agricultural system that can support half that number. The region as a whole has a population doubling time of 34 years. While they are being fed, they breed. All that does is increase the number of people who ultimately will be dying of

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MsZzroyal, 7/4/2014 10:49:56 AM     (No. 9910869)

Now what? Is Obama going to bring all the third world trash from there?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Alice, 7/4/2014 11:22:30 AM     (No. 9910904)

That is certainly a grim, grim picture of the future. It reminds me of the Hindu concept of Kali Yuga, which some Hindus think we are in now.

From the Wikipedia entry, one of the attributes of a Kali Yuga as stated by Markandeya in the Mahabharata is:

People will start migrating, seeking countries where wheat and barley form the staple food source.


Check out the rest of it; it´s pretty familiar stuff, like:
Lust will be viewed as socially acceptable and sexual intercourse will be seen as the central requirement of life.

We know many Christians think the Apocalypse is near, as has been the case for 2000 years. It turns out it all more or less coincides with like thinking in India.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 7/4/2014 11:30:14 AM     (No. 9910917)

Grim, but real. We ought to spend our time and treasure ensuring our own survival in these vicious times. But even with us, the most important takeaway (IMHO) from the article is this:

"While they are being fed, they breed."

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Penney, 7/4/2014 7:28:06 PM     (No. 9911353)

Since 1947 Israel has labored and made their little desert land country bloom. The resulting abundance feeds huge numbers of people far beyond that country.

In contrast, after over 1000 years, what do the surrounding desert countries produce?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Trigger2, 7/5/2014 5:59:12 AM     (No. 9911602)

Cry me a river. Those people need to rise up and throw off their muslim yoke. No more muzzie imports. Zero, Nada.

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