Thursday, February 10, 2011

Egyptian discord a prologue, says futurist

By Jeremiah Horrigan
Times Herald-Record
Published: 2:00 AM - 02/10/11

KINGSTON — Maybe you thought that the uprising in Cairo's Tahrir Square was winding down, that the crowds had been pacified and that Egypt had begun its steady march to democracy.

Don't kid yourself, says futurist Gerald Celente. Uprisings like Egypt's are a mere prelude to a series of civil wars over economic unrest in Europe, he says. They in turn will lead to regional wars that will culminate in what Celente calls the first "Great War" of the 21st century.

As these economic conflicts flare up, politicians will call for an "orderly transition of power," but, as in Egypt, such "windbaggery" won't win the day, Celente says.

"There is no such thing," he says, "as a clean and simple revolution." FULL STORY

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