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UN chief says crisis could result in failed states
Breitbart / Agence France Presse ^ | April 1, 2009

Posted on 04/01/2009 8:57:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

UN chief Ban Ki-moon warned Thursday that failing to act to halt the global economic crisis could lead to widespread social unrest and failed states, ahead of the G20 crisis summit here. "What began as a financial crisis has become a global economic crisis," the UN secretary general wrote in an article in the Guardian newspaper.

"I fear worse to come -- a full-blown political crisis defined by growing social unrest, weakened governments and angry publics who have lost all faith in their leaders and their own future."

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: agenda; bailout; economy; g20; porkulus; stimulus; unitednations; worldgovernment
You can't put anything past this genius.
1 posted on 04/01/2009 8:57:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
UN chief says crisis could result in failed states

Michigan?

(lol)

2 posted on 04/01/2009 9:02:13 PM PDT by SIDENET (Thailand?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lets hope some Muzzle countries fail


3 posted on 04/01/2009 9:05:15 PM PDT by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: SIDENET

UN chief says crisis could result in failed states
Michigan?

don’t forget CA.


4 posted on 04/01/2009 9:10:57 PM PDT by Lou Budvis (0bama Lied and the Market Died)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

[Ban called for a “truly global stimulus” package, and argued that developing countries need one trillion dollars over 2009 and 2010.]

Only a trillion? No problem. No price is too high to prop up some cannibal in a field marshal’s uniform.


5 posted on 04/01/2009 9:12:08 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (")
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To: Brad from Tennessee

That’s ok. Let them fail.


6 posted on 04/01/2009 9:17:54 PM PDT by JaneNC (I)
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To: JaneNC

We had a lot of failed states before the crisis. Zimbabwae, Haiti, Sudan etc. The UN has not acted on any of those..so what’s the big deal about a few more?


7 posted on 04/01/2009 9:20:12 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Lou Budvis

CA is already a failed state..with a failed Governor.


8 posted on 04/01/2009 9:30:16 PM PDT by max americana
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Read this article about the coming commercial real estate (CRE) collapse:

The Soft Financial Panic Of 2009 Has Just Begun

"CRE has its own vicious cycle. Unemployment increases, demand for office space decreases, rents fall, and then commercial property prices fall. CRE prices have already fallen and the next leg down could make the subprime crisis look like a cakewalk. "

9 posted on 04/01/2009 9:30:24 PM PDT by blam
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To: max americana

roger that


10 posted on 04/01/2009 9:30:53 PM PDT by Lou Budvis (0bama Lied and the Market Died)
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To: Oldexpat

Yeah, we could see this spread into Europe. Seeing EU states fail would be really bad. Could even happen here.


11 posted on 04/01/2009 9:33:20 PM PDT by misterrob (FUBO----Just say it, Foooooooooooooo Boooooooowwwwww. Smooth)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No kidding. I’m in the energy business and we set records as recent as August. Now it is crap and the world has shut down as far as power monitoring. I thought I was safe. Wrong.


12 posted on 04/01/2009 9:37:48 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: misterrob
"Yeah, we could see this spread into Europe. Seeing EU states fail would be really bad. Could even happen here."

This guy thinks so.

What's Dead (Short Answer: All Of It)

"Civil unrest will break out before the end of the year. The Military and Guard will be called up to try to stop it. They won't be able to. Big cities are at risk of becoming a free-fire death zone. If you live in one, figure out how you can get out and live somewhere else if you detect signs that yours is starting to go "feral"; witness New Orleans after Katrina for how fast, and how bad, it can get.

"The bad news is that you won't have a job, pension, annuity, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and, quite possibly, your life."

13 posted on 04/01/2009 9:52:17 PM PDT by blam
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ban ki-moon is a doom and gloom guy. If we don’t act now b.s., that is his favorite line. Act now or global warming. Act now or failed economy. What exactly has this guy done? Stop Iran from nuc development? nope. Help Sudan’s persecuted? nope. It is way past time to ditch this organization.


14 posted on 04/01/2009 9:53:25 PM PDT by jpatt (UNsuksbigtime)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lou Dobbs tells United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to STICK IT!

This is great, enjoy.

http://www.thedailychange.com/united-nations-ban-ki-moon-putz/


15 posted on 04/01/2009 9:54:37 PM PDT by TheDailyChange (Politics,Conservatism,Liberalism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This UN guy is taking his cues from Obama: create financial chaos, exploit it, generate hatred ,fear and more chaos by an unrelenting propaganda campaign against wealth producers, drive companies out of business, nationalize them, turn power over to corrupt union thugs, form civilian thug brownshirt brigades. The marxists are using government to destroy freedom. The UN is the facilitator of totalitarian regimes: China, Russia, Venezuela, Iran, the African dictatorships, the Muslim theocracies. The UN is the friend of tyranny and the enemy of freedom.


16 posted on 04/01/2009 9:59:04 PM PDT by gorilla_warrior (Liberalism is a hate crime that can no longer be tolerated.)
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To: jpatt
Some good news:

Nikkei Climbs As Auto Shares Surge On U.S. Hopes

Thu Apr 2, 2009 12:49am EDT

TOKYO, April 2 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei average gained 4.1 percent on Thursday as automakers surged on growing optimism about the U.S. economy after a string of better data than expected.
Banks such as Mizuho Financial Group (8411.T) gained on short-covering after recent sharp falls, while signs that foreign investors are becoming more active buyers also helped boost overall sentiment.

U.S. auto sales for March met or beat Wall Street's dismal expectations and encouraged hope that the world's largest car market may be nearing bottom. [ID:nL1176986]

Market analysts said this combined with a range of factors, including a sense that a "managed" bankruptcy of General Motors (GM.N) has been largely factored in, helped send auto shares surging for the second straight day.

[snip]

17 posted on 04/01/2009 10:05:24 PM PDT by blam
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To: GeronL

Pakistan?


18 posted on 04/01/2009 11:34:10 PM PDT by sanchmo
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To: GeronL
Lets hope some Muzzle countries fail

That won't happen as long as Obama has access to your/my tax dollars.

19 posted on 04/02/2009 4:11:19 AM PDT by Go Gordon
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To: gorilla_warrior

Your assessment is on the bullseye. Good one.


20 posted on 04/02/2009 6:32:05 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Freedom's Precious Metals: Gold, Silver and Lead))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is the international version of Sharpton’s threat that it’s gonna be a long hot summer when shaking down quivering politicians.


21 posted on 04/02/2009 6:38:27 AM PDT by Inwoodian
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