Water Wars Are Here: We Were Warned

WATER WARS are already here, and it has been spoken about with people being warned of what was to come for years. If you know of the genocide taking place in Sudan, then multiply those rates tenfold, realizing that we are killing ourselves if we do not take this seriously. There is water to sustain all of us, only it isn't getting to those who need it the most because of corporate influence, government intervention, and terrorism. And yes, THIS IS TERRORISM. And human nature is now kicking in... survival of the fittest...the law of the jungle (which is exactly the law companies like Halliburton, EXXON, and Bechtel to name a few live by.)

Those that are stronger or connected who can get it, get it. Those too weak or poor DIE. NO ONE in this world should have to go without the basic necessity of life, which is water. NO ONE. This is a LIFE AND DEATH situation for millions of people in Africa, Asia, South America, etc., and yes, a situation Americans mayl find themselves in if we do not face this problem now.

YOU DON'T THINK YOU COULD KILL FOR WATER? THINK AGAIN, and PLEASE read the information here and the story below. Then PLEASE make sure you get this information out to as many as you can, and reflect on what you can do to see that this necessary and precious gift of life is given to those who need it most. Then, make sure that your know for sure where your water is now coming from. You may be surprised to find out the true source.

This is just but one example of what is to come throughout this world by 2015 (not too long in coming) if we don't get truly serious about the water scarcity in this world:

Kenyans Fighting Each Other for Water (Link has since expired. Will be adding more information on this in subsequent entries.)

By CHRIS TOMLINSON, Associated Press Writer
Wed Mar 15, 2:26 PM ETOROPOYI, Kenya -
Akiru Lomukuny's clan already has seen one boy killed, a girl raped and dozens of women beaten just for trying to get a drink of water. Now, she says, things are about to get a lot worse. Generations of east Africans have clashed sporadically over cattle, pasture and, most importantly, water. The drought sweeping the region is making the fight for resources more desperate. Lomukuny is a member of the Turkana tribe. Among these nomads, a family is judged by its cows. The Turkana walk their cows, goats and sheep through Kenya's northwestern corner, along the borders with Uganda and Sudan.It hasn't rained here in more than a year, and her clan — along with more than 11 million other people in this semiarid region that also includes Ethiopia and Somalia — is getting desperate.

Lomukuny knows where she can get water 10 miles away, but the spring is in Uganda. She and her daughters — usually with Lomukuny's three grandchildren strapped to their backs — have gone there for water in the past, only to be ambushed by Dados tribesmen."We were usually attacked on our way back," she said. "We would lose all of our water ... sometimes they strip us naked, take all of our beads."In January, Lomukuny's clan of some 600 families retreated back into Kenya to a secret place where water collects in the rugged hills. But now that supply has run out, and they must look across the unmarked border again."Drought always presents a great risk for us because the alternative is to go to Uganda, where we've had a lot of experience being attacked," she said. "The next move has to be to find water.

There is water in Uganda, so we have to move there."As Lomukuny spoke, dressed in a traditional blanket and leather skirt, dozens of children crowded around, their foreheads covered with an orange fuzz that is a sign of protein deficiency. They are skinny, but don't have the bloated stomachs of the severely malnourished.Only the night before, Dados raiders stole 28 cows from two families in the clan, leaving them destitute. The clan already has lost cattle to the drought, and more become weak and sick every day for lack of enough water.The Rev. Bernard Ruhnan, a German priest who has been trying to end the tribal fighting in the area for 34 years, said there have been minor clashes, but nothing too serious since the drought began. He is working with tribal leaders on an agreement to share resources, but worries about what will happen if the rains don't come soon.

Normally, there are several rainy season in the region. But there was no rain in October or December, and now the expected rain in March has yet to come."If we don't get rain in the next month, it will become much more serious," he said. He said already there were militant elements in both tribes trying to make sure they don't have to share anything.Oxfam and other charities have also been trying to help the Turkana survive the drought without fighting. The British group has drilled water wells and installed pumps. They have also bought livestock from the Turkana, slaughtering them and giving the meat to the needy.But those programs are too small and too far away to help Lomukuny's clan.

They will instead take their chances with the Dados as they try to reach an unoccupied, well watered, pasture, the elders said."The route through Uganda is like going between two dogs," Lomukuny said. "During the migration, the fighting is perpetual, all the way through, until we find a place to settle." She said the biggest concern was the supply of bullets, because unlike in Uganda, the Kenyan government doesn't provide the nomadic tribes with arms and ammunition. She said if the government would only give them more well water, things would be different. But Lomukuny said her clan has to take its chances and cross the border. "I don't care if I lose a child, or my husband, it is a desperate state now," she said. "We have to go." She looked a reporter straight in the eye. "If you want to help me," the grandmother said with immense dignity. "Give me a gun."
This is an issue that is very close to my heart, because for the life of me I cannot understand raping and killing a child just to take their water from them!!!

Water signifies purity, peace, serenity, and is the essence of our souls. It is what sustains us, as the air we breathe. Water is essential for all life forms. For example it makes up 60 to 70% by weight of all living organisms and is essential for photosynthesis. The sustainability of all life on Earth is determined chiefly by the presence of water and the reliability of the cycles that keep it unchanged.Water covers 75% of the Earth's surface. Nearly 98% of the Earth's water is in the oceans, making it unusable by humans because of its saline content. Fresh water makes up less than 3% of water on Earth, with over two thirds of it tied up in polar ice caps and glaciers. Fresh water lakes and rivers make up only 0.009% of water on Earth and ground water makes up 0.28%.

According to Jack Reid On Water Wars http://www.wpherald.com/storyview.php?Stor...28-031259-7228r (Link has since expired, but will be adding other sources to Mr. Reed's statement as I find them) these circumstances added to the spectre of climate change which is already drying up rivers in China, Brazil, and countries worldwide making water sources scarce, will ultimately lead to worldwide wars for water, perhaps within the next thirty years.

So while so many discuss only peak oil and wars in the Middle East for oil, the current situation regarding the scarcity of water, it's privatization, and the effects of that privatization (backed by the World Bank) combined with global warming that is killing people, is not getting the attention it deserves.

Hopefully these links will impart a bit more knowledge on this most important topic for our future sustainability. Simply put, without water, we die. Water is a HUMAN RIGHT.
Half the world facing water shortages by 2025

A must read interview with Vandana Shiva about privatization, the World Bank, and Earth Democracy

Water scarcity in the Middle East

Wars Over Water?

Water wars-The Middle East- and yes, this also effects Israel

Bechtel's water wars

This issue MUST see the light of day. There have been warnings about this for years. It has been happening for years. And we now ignore it at our peril.

I do know how hopeless so much can seem to be to us each day, but if we already HAVE what is necessary to survive and it is simply a matter of us opening our hearts to get it to those who need it, we MUST do it. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.