Water Wars Caused By Scarcity And Control Will Take Center Stage in 21st Century
Water Conflict Coming.U.S. Intel
A report surfaced Thursday which was discussed by the US State Dept. on World Water Day regarding what they say is a greater chance for conflict/terrorism in the 21st century due to water scarcity. Funny, I have been writing about this for years. Seems many of us are ahead of the curve on many issues. However, my views on the coming wars were based on them primarily coming also as a result of militarization of water as a political/economic weapon and a way to subjugate poor people through privatization, which is already occurring and the fact that US AID is part of this spells it all out.
As we have seen very recently in places like Iraq that is exactly what happened. The U.S. invaded Iraq thus facilitating the entrance of companies such as Bechtel to come in order to privatize the water system (they eventually pulled out.) Monsanto was also given access in order to push their GMO seeds on the farmers. Therefore, when I read a report put out by intelligence agencies or the military/government regarding this I don't see it as a report of warning for the people. I see it as a blueprint for them to use in the facilitation of their concentration of more power and control over the populace. Obviously, they know what is causing and contributing to much of the scarity of water in our world yet these same governments do nothing policywise to actually improve the lives of the poor being most affected by it before the worst of it hits.
Matter of fact, the U.S State Dept. gave approval for tarsands to be shipped to the U.S. from Alberta last year and just this week President Obama announced a fast tracking of the southern portion of the Keystone pipeline to a refinery in the Gulf Coast which will ship it out to China and other markets as well to be burned, thus exacerbating the very climate crisis bringing on the droughts, floods, storms, water evaporation and glacier melt affecting the water of millions globally (and believe me I know Republicans would do the exact same thing, which doesn't endear me to any of them.) Tarsands uses and pollutes/toxifies a tremendous amount of water. Not the policy of a government in my view that is seeking to conserve global water and help the poor. Also, allowing drilling in the Arctic, again in the Gulf of Mexico, virtual silence regarding the effects of climate change on water supplies (specifically in the Great Lakes Region and the Colorado Basin) as well as not even mentioning the drought in Texas that has lasted well over a year in Texas alone with towns running out of water with millions in agriculture costs already doesn't seem to corrolate. Simply continuing to support the fossil fuel/pesticide driven industrial agricultural method of multi-nationals such as Monsanto (which also privatized water supplies) and Dow Chemical has led to tremendous losses of potable water globally.
Global wars over water have also already been occurring for decades. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is chiefly due to water, as are tensions in other ares such as Yemen, Syria, Jordan, etc. Iraq and Turkey have been at odds over the Tigris/Euphrates, China and India over the Brahmaputra; and tensions have also been flaring in Africa between Sudan, Egypt and the waters of the Blue Nile. People are also already being displaced by sea level rise on islands such as Kiribati, Vanuatu, the Carteret Islands, etc. and droughts and floods are occurring more frequently and are more prolonged and extreme. So I would say we are not headed for water wars... we are already there. And it is a war between we the people and they the governments of the world and their corporate collaborators who will use this water crisis as they have the climate crisis in order to gain as much power and make as much profit from it as they can.
Therefore as the video above illustrates, this is an ongoing unsustainable cycle perpetuated by water waste...our waste and the waste of industry, agriculture and a world for the most part that does not connect the dots between consumption and waste being twice the rate of replenishment. Add to that a growing population and you see where this is going. The solution to this seems simple, but based on human nature is very complex. In another civilization where greed and selfishness would not come into play conservation would be such a no brainer that the inhabitants would more than likely not find themselves in this predicament of survival. However, we are human and we are here. The question now is, do we have the moral will it will take on an unprecedented scale to conserve this precious resource while doing all in our power to fight the forces who have already predicted our fate? If we wish to survive, we have no other choice.