“Time is running out fast. I think we have maybe a few months — it could be weeks, it could be days — before there is a material risk of a fundamentally unnecessary default by a country like Spain or Italy which would be a financial catastrophe dragging the European banking system and North America with it. So they have to act now.”
“The only two guns in town, one is only theoretical, and that is increasing the size of the EFSF to 3 trillion. It should happen but it can’t for political reasons. The other one, the only remaining share is the ECB. They may have to hold their noses while they do it, and if they don’t do it, it’s the end of the euro zone.”
IF we keep going in this direction, and there’s no reason to think we won’t, these young men find new groups to care for them and they shift their loyalties to new gangs/mafias/cartels/militias etc. at a pretty amazing clip. Given the danger this shift in primary loyalties represents for the future, going it alone isn’t an option. You need a community at your back.
Tough to read. I would think that would be especially tough if you had hung it out there in any of our current war zones and were looking for something interesting to do when you rotated home.
This is not to disparage any of our service men. It is a simple (though hardhearted) calculation on where loyalties will lie when we are running way past 25% unemployment.
You will indeed need community at your back. How do you (right now) make that community successful and attractive to those out there with these skills? Might want to figure that out.
I’m not making any specific predictions here, as I don’t have anywhere nearly enough information to do so. But I will say that the “reasonable expectation” of war in the Taiwanese Straits in the next two years is, in fact, alarmingly reasonable.
My guess, and I *might* just be an idiot here, is that this would have, oh say, some SLIGHT impact on your local situation.
I would not have thought that’s where it would break out. Western Civ seems so preoccupied with the sandbox and rockpile that war in the rolling hills and majestic scenery on Europe seems a bit far fetched at the moment. It’s so much easier to do what we are doing in places where the resistance is less akin to total destruction and chaos rather than BMW’s, Audi’s, and kick ass cheese.
Like AP said, it happened there before – twice. Why not again?
Seems as though we are globally on track for something truly epic. Unless the Global Guerrillas vision of the future suddenly materializes, I fear the world has one more big one to try and walk through without annihilation.