Normally I keep politics out of this blog, but when I read this: "...that the president has no intention of allowing any foreign power to catch up with the huge lead the United States has opened since the fall of the Soviet Union more than a decade ago. [...] Our forces will be strong enough to dissuade potential adversaries from pursuing a military buildup in hopes of surpassing, or equaling, the power of the United States." in the newspaper it gave me the shivers. The full text can be found here.
Fortunately we don't have a lot of oil in Germany so we are not labeled as "adversaries" yet. But aren't scientists already talking about the upcoming "water wars"? Uh uh, we have quite a lot of that and it's so clean that you can drink it right from the tap. Could become quite an incentive in the future. And what about our seemingly inexhaustible resource here - unemployed people? Perhaps they might be a valuable target of the next "gene" or "organ wars".Posted at September 22, 2002 12:24 PM | Further reading