October 31, 2012

Oil Rulers Toy with Armageddon

Hossein Askari, Asia Times

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The conflict, repression, and vast disparities of wealth that mark out the Persian Gulf mock the religion of which it is the birthplace. The region's future is bleak, with Armageddon a near-inevitable endpoint of present trends. The alternative is for the international community to recognize how it can help end the drift towards disaster. But it will take unprecedented vision, statesmanship and cooperation to do so.

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TAGGED: Middle East, global economy, oil, Persian Gulf

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