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March 7, 2003

This private email to a few friends is by a journalist participant at the recent World Economic Forum at Davos. It was leaked and it is currently circulating through the internet.

Have a glimpse into a world we will never see in person. Called 'Big bourgeoisie distressed': Laurie Garrett's notes on Davos, it is well worth reading. It is very interesting.

I like this bit:

'The WEF was overwhelmed by talk of security, with fears of terrorism, computer and copyright theft, assassination and global instability dominating almost every discussion.

I learned from American security and military speakers that, "We need to attack Iraq not to punish it for what it might have, but preemptively, as part of a global war. Iraq is just one piece of a campaign that will last years, taking out states, cleansing the planet. The mood was very grim.'

The US reaaly does see itself as a trigger happy sheriff.

Thanks to Hector Rottweiller Jr's Weblog for the link.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 12:06 AM | | Comments (2)


the private email from davos is amazing, when I add it to a silly little web quix i did on Dubya, i cannot remember where, it means we live in interesting times, a time of change, potentials abound, i doubt if the faith based neo-cons will be able to weather the storm without destroying us...

quiz? it just asked for your opinion on Dubya, with eight choices by way of radio buttons, curiously the middle five add up to about 5% (from about 100 quiz answerers) the rest went to the two buttons most favourable to Dubya, and the one most disatisfied ('socalled preseident')

in fuzzy sociology (fuzziology) this is termed a Divergence and indicates that the Edge of Chaos is close. Very Close. Anything may happen.

I'll blog on this soon with some references