Thursday, September 22, 2005

Global Warming is NOT a US National Security Issue!

Comment posted on Gen. Wes Clark's blog on Thursday 22nd Sept 2005 at 22:00 hours CET

I must strongly disagree with Gen. Wes Clark, who is showing a remarkable lack of depth of knowledge when he says that Global Warming is a national security issue.

The US, with 5% of the world's population consumes 26% of the world's energy (American Almanac). Around the world some 2 billion people are without electricity (US Dept. of Energy) while US residents consumed over 12,000 kilowatts of electricity each (Grist Magazine). The US is the world's largest single emitter of carbon dioxide, accounting for 23% of energy related emissions worldwide. (US Dept. of Energy)

That makes global warming an International Security Issue.

If the US Government does not change its policies in tune with the demands of the rest of the world, then it will become incumbent on the rest of the world to impose the necessary sanctions on the US.

If that does not work, the countries of the world will be required to take steps to ensure that the US leadership, like Saddam Hussain, is replaced.

Considering that the US has a third rate totally unprofessional army which has been whipped in Vietnam and Iraq, to bring the US under control will not be much trouble. The US population is so indolent not even able to get rid of unelected and corrupt leaders, unlike Ukraine and Georgia!!

Since the US army is run by sycophants (remember Gen. Powell's lies in the UN, which he now claims is a blot on his record, or the lies by Jt. Chiefs Chairman Gen Myers who said "New Orleans Dodged a Bullet"), they will turn tail and run or hide in Green Zones, unlike what Gen. Wes Clark has been claiming publicly about professionalism. The army does not even have the basic needs - so whipping them is no big deal as the barefoot freedom fighters in Iraq are proving.

In truth, IMHO, the present US army is the laughing stock of the world and appears to be a collection of a bunch of bullies and cowards. Only such people treat people like animals as in Guantanamo Bay, Afghanistan and Abu Ghraib.

In summary, Global Warming is an International Issue and defaulters will be eliminated.

Jacob Matthan


At 19:54, Blogger bitchslam said...

Global Warming is a national security issue for every nation on earth. See?

At 21:04, Blogger Jacob Matthan said...

It cannot ever be a national security issue. Those who cause global wareming by their behaviour are responsible for it. It cannot be a national security issue for them. As US fails to sign the Kyoto Agreement, it becomes an International Security issue for all the other countries, not a just a national security issue for the US. See?


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