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Aranuth Ravenshoe Sept. 2012

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The Middle East continues to boil, bubble, and foment trouble. There is a large swathe of country encompassing Libya, Yemen, Egypt, Tunisia, and Syria that are continually “on the boil”. Russia, America, and China, among others, with their continued sales of weapons and ammunition to these countries are not helping the establishment of peace.
 Libya, with a population of eight million people, has a conservatively estimated twenty million light arms including Kalashnikovs, rocket-propelled grenades, and various other offensive weapons. As usual the greater proportion of deaths and casualties consist mainly of women and children.

Israel is getting an itchy trigger finger over the possible acquisition by Iran of nuclear strike weapons. Iran is also attempting to bolster a free-falling currency. The falling currency value is being attributed to sanctions imposed by the U.S. and the European Union.

The entire Middle East is a powder keg at present; one accidental or in…