June 7, 2011 – MAD WORLD- Suddenly, the world is a very scary place and is becoming more like the broken, decaying, dystopian world in science-fiction films none of us ever imagined would become a reality. Everything appears to be disintegrating around us. Fears about the worsening European debt crisis is growing as weak economic data from China sent stock markets around the world tumbling over the last two weeks. The financial contagion has already spread to Spain and beyond. Governments in the Middle East are unraveling and falling into the hands of mob rule. Tension is growing between Iran, Arab nations and Israel. NATO is escalating its offensive in Libya everyday and appears to be one decision away from a ground offensive. NATO jets made 60 airstrikes inside the country today. Unrest is growing in Syria as well as the body count for protestors who are at odds with the ruling oligarch over government policy. More than a thousand people have already died in the massacre. Russia has already warned the U.S. that any intervention in the country could solicit a response involving Russian troops. Russia has ambitions of building naval bases in Tartus Syria and has no desire to see it plans of erecting a beachhead in the Middle East go up in smoke- no matter how many protestors Syrian forces gun down in the streets. Japan’s has been leveled by natural disasters and its utility infrastructure is in ruins and still leaking dangerous radiation over the Japanese countryside. Worst, Japan has to borrow money to rebuild its own country even as more seismic and volcanic threats loom over the country. Fearing a U.S. financial collapse could be imminent, China has already divested 97% of its interest in U.S. treasuries. There is no one in the world left to finance America’s maniacal spending habits. South of the U.S. border, Mexico’s oil production is in decline and drug violence has now taken over large parts of the country. 30,000 people have died so far in the violence. China is restless and is starting to colonize its interest around the world. The U.S. has $61.6 trillion dollars in unfunded debt obligations and that’s just what’s on the books. The actual figure is much higher. George Miller, who developed the Mad Max films, said he never thought he would live to see the films become a reality. In the sci-fi hit films, Wikipedia says, “the world is described as “crumbled and…the cities have exploded;” there have been uprisings and social disorder due to energy shortages; and that “two mighty warrior tribes” had gone to war. The governments attempted to restore order, but life has become a “whirlwind of looting and a firestorm of fear, in which men began to feed on men.” What has happened to our planet?
MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s rival crime gangs are in an arms race, and the latest sign of that are the homemade “Mad Max” type heavily armored vehicles they deploy to withstand fierce clashes with each other. The army found two more “narco tanks” over the weekend in Ciudad Camargo in Tamaulipas state along the border with Texas. –McClatchy(c) Village Roadshow, Warner Bros Mad Max
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