Carol wrote:Have you been paying attention with the solar activity Swanny? Who knows what Mother Nature has in store for humanity and the planet. Sometimes the only thing left to do is pray and trust in God's plan.
My problem is that I don't believe in gods and I certainly don't believe in aliens stepping in at the last moment to save the day
Found a good post about the conflict in Syria
Gerard White · Birkbeck College London
We created this mess going all the way backto the CIA Coup in Iran 1953. In the 80's supplying Saddam with tanks and munitions for the Iran Iraq war, in which we also sold Iran anti-tank weapons, then the sanctions after Kuwait causing the deaths of 500,000 children under the age of 5 before UNICEF stopped counting, the illegal invasion of Iraq in 2003 due to non existent WMD causing Sunni Shia sectarian violence where none existed before, causing another million deaths, millions more refugees, fermenting civil war in Syria and fuelling Islamic State, destabilising Libya and causing a refugee crises of biblical proportions.
If Ms Theresa May is so concerned about Human Rights,perhaps she should ban the sales of sniper rifles and grenade launchers of the type recently used against unarmed protesters in Gaza, of which her Government granted export license totalling £230 million.
But of course, we are part of the coalition seeking to bring peace and stability to the region, the same coalition who just sold Saudi Arabia $100's of Billions worth of arms and munitions to bomb Yemen back into the stone age causing the worlds greatest humanitarian crises. It's difficult to get up to date figures but In November 2017, Save the Children reported that 130 children were dying every day, with 50,000 children already believed to have died in 2017.
Yet we are about to provoke a war with Russia, sure they spend only a fraction of what NATO spends, but they do have enough nuclear weapons to destroy the world a few hundred times over, they have a new range of Mach 5 missiles which we have no defence against and nuclear powered ICBM's which can circle the globe continuously.
Our aging Typhoons, the ones which haven’t been scavenged for parts are mere target practice for the Russian S-400 the worlds most lethal long range anti aircraft system. Why do you think the US have sent USS Destroyer Donald Cook? They want to get a measure of how vulnerable their F22’s and F35’s are, and will the Russians really sink the Cook because if they do, NATO’s aircraft battle fleets suddenly look very vulnerable, something which the Chinese will observe closely.
Still look on the brightside, holidays in Cyprus are really cheap at the moment.
"My friends, as I have discovered myself, there are no disasters, only opportunities. And, indeed, opportunities for fresh disasters."
I don't see a gods plan in any of that