The 1st Great War of the 21st Century Has Begun
by Gerald Celente
by Gerald Celente: Egypt
Welcomes the New Boss
It is a bad
science fiction movie written by mad political scientists.
years to the day that President George W. Bush took America and
his "Coalition of the Willing" to war with Iraq, President
Barack Obama has taken America and his "Broad Coalition"
to war with Libya.
And just as
the world was sold a "coalition of the willing" that was
predominantly a fleeting alliance of the cajoled and the arm-twisted,
the putatively "broad" Obama coalition consists primarily
of America’s two cronies-in-war, the UK and France.
Only in a mad
political science fiction movie could a President engaged in perpetuating
two unjust, immoral, interminable, and expensive wars begun by his
predecessor, take his nation into yet another unjust, immoral, expensive,
and, in all likelihood, interminable war … and expect a happy ending!
of war in Iraq and 11 in Afghanistan have resolved nothing and served
only to inflame anti-American sentiment around the world, drain
the US treasury, kill and wound hundreds of thousands, if not millions,
of innocent people, and destroy the lives, limbs, and souls of thousands
of American troops.
on the battlefield, the mad political scientists have stepped up
to the plate again. Despite nothing but failure, President Obama
has decided, unilaterally, to squander still more American men and
money in a war on Libya, promising that this time he won’t strike
In what could
be a casting call for a mad sci-fi movie starring the Three Stooges,
America’s newest Decider-in-Chief fights from the safety of the
Oval Office while his equally battle-unscarred and chicken-hearted
French and British counterparts, Nicolas "Sarko the American"
Sarkozy and David (Eton/Oxford, what else?) Cameron lead the charge
from the plush distance of the Palais de l'Élysée
and 10 Downing Street.
predicted, at their onsets, that the Afghan and Iraq wars would
be failures, we now predict that war with Libya will not only be
equally unsuccessful, but could have even graver global implications.
Will Gaddafi fold without a fight? Or, faced by defeat and certain
death, will he hit London, Paris, or New York with bio warfare,
a dirty bomb or other tactic?
Absent a worst-case
terror attack, even if the "broad coalition" overthrows
and kills Qaddaifi, it will not amount to victory any more than
executing Saddam Hussein and routing the Taliban has brought victory
to Iraq and Afghanistan.
If it feels
as though the world is spinning out of control, that’s because it
is … and at breakneck speed! In just the past few months, revolution
has engulfed the entire Middle East and North Africa. In just the
past week a gigantic earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown has
crippled Japan. And war, (under whatever guise; e.g., "humanitarian
crisis" or "answering the call of a threatened people")
has been declared on Libya.
The trend to
the "1st Great War of the 21st Century"
is accelerating. Events are happening so quickly that it is nearly
impossible for us to compile, absorb, analyze, and distill the voluminous
information in our Trend Alerts before they are eclipsed
by the cascade of new events.
It is in our
Spring Trends Journal, now scheduled for mid April publication,
where we will compile, absorb, analyze and distill the voluminous
information. This edition represents a crucial episode in the "History
of the Future" – a blow-by-blow build-up to war, rather than
the mainstream media’s blah-by-blah coverage. Busy cheerleading
the home team they are, even at this late stage, incapable of recognizing
that the game ends with the 1st Great War of the 21st
is founder and director of The Trends Research Institute, author
2000 and Trend
Tracking (Warner Books), and publisher of The Trends
Journal. He has been forecasting trends since 1980, and recently
called The Collapse of ’09.
2011 Gerald Celente
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