So the war with Iraq has essentially ended, atleast for the time being. However, the situation in the Middle East is still very unstable, anything could happen on a moments notice. If the Shiite Muslims end up controling Iraq it probably wouldn’t bid well for women in that country or for relations with the Western world. Iraq could turn into an Iranian puppet state. Iraq’s neighbor, Syria, should be worried because of their recent aid to the enemy and harboring of terrorists and former Iraqi regime members. Syria’s belligerent behavior is capturing the unwanted attention of the good ‘ole USA. I doubt we’ll invade Syria, but its not unprobable that we’d send over a six pack of missles to get the message across. Its just a matter of time until Syria’s captial is completely destroyed.
An oracle concerning Damascus:
“See, Damascus will no longer be a city
but will become a heap of ruins.
It doesn’t matter whether the destroyer of Damascus is the USA, a coalition, or Israel, it’s going to happen. Intolerance can be a very positive attitude, especially when applied to terrorism.
Although North Korea has toned down their rhetoric in recent weeks, they have announced that they are converting their radioactive material to weapons grade material. It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out.
SARS (severe accute respiratory syndrome) is capturing global headlines as governments are moving to quarantine those who are infected in an attempt to curb the epidemic which has a 5% mortality rate so far. People all over the world are wearing surgical masks in high risk, highly trafficked areas like airports and hospitals. The local economies of areas infected are suffering greatly. Many restaurants and schools in Hong Kong have closed. Some people wonder if this virus won’t turn into a plague of sorts.