At his Only In New Mexico blog yesterday Jim Baca talked about the potential for mass instability owing to widespread "poverty and persecution." I left a comment there about the potential for revolutionary upheaval, organized or otherwise.
As if to drive home Baca's point the Inter Press New Service today published an article UN Helpless as Crises Rage in 10 Critical Hot Spots telling how the United Nations humanitarian and diplomatic capabilities are being overwhelmed by simultaneous crises in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia, Afghanistan, Ukraine,
the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic.
Of the 10 situations, at least 7 were directly caused by the United States and at least two others have US involvement in their history, and those don't represent the limits of US meddling by any means. The US is actively seeking to destabilize Venezuela and Ecuador and is in the process of surrounding China with military bases and warships much the same way it has surrounded Russia since the Cold War ended with new additions to NATO complete with new bases, missile batteries and active duty troops.
The US has in the past few years started a new military command, Africom, with the intent of controlling African oil the way it controls Middle Eastern oil. The Middle East lies in ruins. Tensions are high between the US and Russia over the US organized fascist Ukrainian coup and the US continues through allies Japan and South Korea to inflame tensions with China over meaningless territorial disputes involving tiny islands.
Who will bring the mad dog to heal?
(Note: this was written yesterday but not posted until this morning)