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Egypt Is Dying

16 Feb

Egyptian V

Egyptian V (Photo credit: yamaha_gangsta)

According to the story of Exodus, Egypt suffered ten “plagues” before Pharaoh finally agreed to release the Hebrews from bondage.  Those plagues included waters becoming blood, frogs, lice, flies, diseased livestock, boils, hail, locusts, darkness, and finally, the deaths of all firstborn Egyptian children.   

That list of plagues surprises in the sense that it did not expressly include famine. The Egyptians were harassed, annoyed, and troubled—but they weren’t generally starved unto death.

However, recent events suggest that Egypt may be about to suffer an “Eleventh Plague”—famine.

Over the past 20 years or more, the US has used the fiat dollar’s status as the “world reserve currency” to export American inflation to foreign countries.  As a result, the prices of food and other commodities have been rising globally to keep up with the depreciating dollar.  As the dollar inflates (grows less valuable), foreign food prices rise, and foreign people find themselves less able to purchase food.  They begin to starve.

•  Although the Arab Spring of A.D. 2011 appeared to be a purely political upheaval, it was largely a food riot fueled by the hunger of starving people of North Africa.

The Arab Spring resulted in significant political changes.  People hoped that political change would bring better lives and more food.  However, if the Arab Spring changed the political climate, it didn’t change the Egyptian food supply.

Almost two years after the Arab Spring, Egyptians are still starving

•  Earlier this month, the Egyptian Gazette reported that, “The bloody civil disturbances that rocked Egypt during the past ten days were food riots as much as anything else.”

President Obama (winner of the Nobel Peace Prize) has leapt into this humanitarian crisis by selling Egypt 20 updated F-16s and 100 Abrams tanks.

Interesting, hmm?  The Egyptian people are starving and Obama sends them tanks and fighter jets.  To paraphrase Marie Antoinette, Obama has apparently said, “Let ’em eat tanks.”

Not to be outdone, the International Monetary Fund has instructed Egyptians on the need to reduce the government’s budget deficit by reducing food and fuel subsidies, which keep more than 40% of Egyptians who are unemployed or underemployed alive.

According to the Washington Post, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood government views the current unrest in Egypt as a problem of too much “demand” for food rather than an inadequate “supply”.   I.e., the problem isn’t that the government has failed to provide enough food.  The problem is that is that Egyptians (almost half of whom live on less than $2 a day) are eating too much.

Therefore, the government proposes to reduce its bread subsidy to three hand-sized loaves of pita bread per person per day, about 400 calories’ worth.

The Egyptian government is telling people who live on less that $2 a day to eat less.

We can guess what the Egyptian people may soon tell their government to “eat”.

•  As David P Goldman observed, “A state that can’t feed its people is a failed state, and that’s why the Egyptian state is at the brink of collapse . . . . We are watching something unique and terrible in modern history, namely the disintegration of a society of 80 million people, with the prospect of real hunger—a self-made famine brought about by social and political disaster rather than crop failure or war.  It is horrific and dangerous.”

We shouldn’t be surprised to see another “Arab Spring” Egypt by the end of A.D. 2014.  Or, rather than a public uprising, perhaps we’ll simply see the Egypt’s national collapse.  Either way, Egypt is headed towards the “eleventh plague” of famine and then, political disintegration.

It might happen this year, but I’ll bet that within the next 24 months Egypt may cease to exist as an intact nation and degenerate into civil war or perhaps a patchwork of districts and tribes run by autonomous “warlords”.

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2013 in Economy, Inflation/Deflation

 

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12 responses to “Egypt Is Dying

  1. Tony

    February 16, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Ain’t it interesting that Egypt’s plight has the same cause? Look what the foreigner Joseph did. He ravaged the country. Took everything from the people.

     
    • Anthony Clifton

      February 17, 2013 at 8:49 AM

      is this indictment of Joseph from Potiphars wife, or some other bad faith source
      .http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribe_of_Joseph

      define took….

      http://stevenmcollins.com/Joseph_in_the_Latter_Days.pdf

      did Jesus say to pray “Take our daily bread”…

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Here_We_Go_Round_the_Mulberry_Bush

      or give ? prospect that …http://www.ophir-gold.com/

      can a stopped clock be correct twice a day ?

      http://bibleatlas.org/ophir.htm

      can a blind hog find an acorn…?

      http://www.hope-of-israel.org/ophir.htm

      or are the other “clues”…like the word Pipe ?

      http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah%2030&version=KJV

      Behold, the name of the Almighty cometh from far, burning with his anger, and the burden thereof is heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire:

      And his breath, as an overflowing stream, shall reach to the midst of the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of vanity: and there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people, causing them to err.

      Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountain of the Almighty, to the mighty One of Israel.

      And the Almighty shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall shew the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of his anger, and with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones….

      Define Majesty

      and ….Order of Battle

       
      • Tony

        February 18, 2013 at 11:45 AM

        Anthony,

        If any man thinks he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know.

        The Jews are God’s chosen because as a demographic, they are the prodigal son.

        The OT is a revelation of this people and their conception of God and overlaid with it, is a revelation of the true God.

        2 Samuel 14:14 NKJV
        For we will surely die and become like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. Yet God does not take away a life; but He devises means, so that His banished ones are not expelled from Him.

        Luke 9:54-55
        54 And when His disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, just as Elijah did?” e 55 But He turned and rebuked them, f and said, “You do not know what manner of spirit you are of.

        Judges 21:10-11
        10 So the congregation sent out there twelve thousand of their most valiant men, and commanded them, saying, “Go and strike the inhabitants of Jabesh Gilead with the edge of the sword, including the women and children. 11 And this is the thing that you shall do: You shall utterly destroy every male, and every woman who has known a man intimately.”

         
      • Anthony Clifton

        February 22, 2013 at 7:05 AM

        did you ever read the one by Dr. Seuss called Bartholomew Cubbins ?

        http://poorrichards-blog.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-myth-of-jewish-people.html

        show just one peice of evidence that a Yiddish speaking Khazar is in the

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evidence_(law)

        TEXT @ GEN 49 & Deut. 32…. JUST ONE !!!

        BINGO !!! NO JEWS !!! NO “JEWISH” STATE !!!!

        http://www.birobidjan.co.uk/

        The Jews are God’s chosen because as a demographic, they are the prodigal son.

        that’s a new hat trick right ….?

         
  2. dasanco

    February 16, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    perhaps, not the book of Exodus … but instead Ezekiel words are applicable?
    perhaps they simply are the first to be visited by the four horsemen?

     
    • Adask

      February 16, 2013 at 7:25 PM

      Nice insight. I wish I’d thought of it myself. Maybe, in North Africa, we are hearing the first sounds of the approaching Four Horsemen.

       
  3. Paul M

    February 16, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    The mask of King Tut seems to have been changed to look like the mask from the movie “V for Vendeta” ( which is hard to find)

     
  4. Anon4fun

    February 16, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    “Not to be outdone, the International Monetary Fund has instructed Egyptians on the need to reduce the government’s budget deficit by reducing food and fuel subsidies, which keep more than 40% of Egyptians who are unemployed or underemployed alive.”

    This is typical of the IMF since the NWO’s recent change in emphasis from conquest by socialization to conquest by privatization (not counting when their own interests are in jeopardy, in which case socialism to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars is top priority for the “too big to fail”).

    Something to keep in mind the next time a shill for international usury pushes cutbacks in the food stamps on which 50 million Americans depend.

     
    • Yartap

      February 17, 2013 at 10:32 PM

      Anon4fun,
      I’m with you – the US is starting to see cut back.

       
  5. gary lee

    February 17, 2013 at 3:06 AM

    uhhhhhh, seeing a pattern here?????//

     
  6. Ngone Aw

    February 17, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    That expalins why they branded Gaddafi and murdered him, Malthusian Eugenics, demons!

    http://willyloman.wordpress.com/2011/07/30/pure-evil-nato-attacked-libyan-pipeline-and-the-factory-that-makes-replacement-pipes/

    Were the Norway terrorist attacks designed in part to cover this story? Both occurred July 22nd, 2011 and only one has really seen the light of day in the alternative as well as the mainstream media.

    Last week Pravda reported that NATO attacked the Great Manmade River pipeline in Libya which literally brings water across the desert to millions of Libyans and farms in western and southern Libya as well as to the capital Tripoli and Benghazi. The Manmade River project is not only a life-sustaining source of water for millions of Libyan people and a core part of Libya’s agriculture, it also stands as a source of national pride and identity. It is the largest irrigation system in the world and you can find a map of it on the Libyan dinar note. Gadhafi himself called it “the eighth wonder of the world”. They started the project in 1983 with an extraordinary session of the People’s Congresses and 25 billion dollars later, it was completed. Funding came from profits from the very oil industry that NATO countries hope to privatize.

    NATO’s strikes seem to have been extremely deliberate in their planning. First, they targeted a key section of the water supply line itself, then the next day or so, they targeted the only facility which makes the replacement sections of the pipes

     
  7. glo

    March 10, 2013 at 8:04 AM

    Egyptians do overeat and 80% are obese. They eat anything and everything. Soon as spengler said – they will starve as Islamists have to eat too.

     

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