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Left Starting to Blame Syrian Crisis on Global Warming

Posted by Steve Markowitz on September 9, 2013

The crisis in Syria is indeed complex.  Depending on who is pontificating, the blame lies in various circles.  Some blame Obama’s handling of the Middle East, others blame Obama so-called red line, still others blame the Israelis, etc.

The causes behind the current Syrian strife are much deeper and go far beyond the butchery of dictator Bashar al-Assad.  It involves a centuries old conflict between Sunni and Shia Muslims.  This conflict will ultimately play out and unfortunately will likely require much bloodshed before being resolved.  It also involves the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire and the resulting actions of the colonial powers that created new countries in the Middle East that have no logical reasons to exist as sovereign entities.

As complex as the Middle East problems are, some on the Left have come up with a simplistic and novel cause of the Syrian mess; Global Warming.  One related comment came from Bill Moyers of PBS fame who said:

“One way the changing climate has already made itself known is through a devastating drought – and ensuing food shortage – in Syria; it created a powder keg, and played a significant role in sparking the country’s civil war.  We can expect to see similar scenarios unfold in the future.”

Another example of this Leftist drivel is included in the video clip below.  If one wants to start placing blame on the current Middle East crisis on hunger, then they might instead start by blaming the Progressive governments worldwide that have manipulated interest rates to historic low levels causing currencies in developing countries to plummet.  This has resulted in significant price increases of basic staples including food in those countries.

Okay, if the current Middle East turmoil is a result of Global Warming as proffered by these wackos, was it the absence of Global Warming that caused the turmoil in the Middle East in the previous 2,000 years?  How about the century long wars that engulfed Europe from the time of Henry VIII?  You can’t make this stuff up!


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