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Scientist makes bold prediction that war is on the wane
Daily Mail ^ | 24th November 2012 | Leon Watson

Posted on 11/24/2012 12:47:07 PM PST by the scotsman

'It may be difficult to believe, but according to research published next month a world without war may be getting nearer.

Futurologists from the University of Oslo in Norway and the Peace Research Institute Oslo have predicted that global conflict will halve in the next 40 years.

Their study claims the combination of higher education, lower infant mortality, smaller youth cohorts, and lower population growth are a few of the reasons why the world can expect a more peaceful future.

That will mean in the next five years the current conflicts in Libya, Tajikistan, Syria, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Mauritania and Iraq will probably be over, the research suggests.

As the risk of war decreases worldwide, by 2017 it will be greatest in India, Ethiopia, the Philippines, Uganda and Burma.

And by 2050, as the number of countries at war falls from one in six to one in 12, the risk of conflict will be greatest in India, Nigeria, Sudan, Ethiopia and Tanzania.'

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1 posted on 11/24/2012 12:47:14 PM PST by the scotsman
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To: the scotsman

Islam is always at war


2 posted on 11/24/2012 12:49:04 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Because Islam is a war plan.


3 posted on 11/24/2012 12:49:55 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: GeronL

So we get rid of islam


4 posted on 11/24/2012 12:50:31 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: GeronL

Guess they forgot that one.


5 posted on 11/24/2012 12:51:37 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: bigheadfred

Good plan!


6 posted on 11/24/2012 12:52:01 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: the scotsman

Throughout the world, how many of the wars that are currently going on are based on an Islamic aggressor, and a resistance? As long as we have Islam, and we have civilization - there will be a war. This war is not because of civilization infringing upon Islam - but on Islamic belief of world domination.

The choice is simple - submit, or die.


7 posted on 11/24/2012 12:52:01 PM PST by Hodar (A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.- Burroughs)
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To: the scotsman

Peace and safety...


8 posted on 11/24/2012 12:52:18 PM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: Hodar
The choice is simple - submit, or die.

Submit, die, or eliminate islam.

9 posted on 11/24/2012 12:53:37 PM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: Hodar

I submit they ALL die!


10 posted on 11/24/2012 12:55:47 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: the scotsman
Scientist makes bold prediction that war is on the wane

He's right, but not for the reasons he thinks. There is one really big battle left.

11 posted on 11/24/2012 12:55:47 PM PST by tbpiper
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To: the scotsman

Calm before the storm.


12 posted on 11/24/2012 12:56:50 PM PST by Scutter
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To: the scotsman

Tell the Muzzies, convert or die, cleanse the earth with fire and sort out the survivors Dear Lord


13 posted on 11/24/2012 12:57:01 PM PST by WilliamRobert (Obama lied, people died)
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To: the scotsman; null and void; GeronL

Yeah, baby. All bigheadfred needs is a few access codes...


14 posted on 11/24/2012 12:58:19 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: the scotsman
Futurologists from the University of Oslo in Norway and the Peace Research Institute Oslo have predicted that global conflict will halve in the next 40 years.

I guess "futurologists" don't consider it beneficial to look at history as a guide. How about, "The War to End All Wars". That worked out well, not.

15 posted on 11/24/2012 1:00:10 PM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: null and void

‘Submit, die, or eliminate islam.’
My choice is the later, as long as islam is around we are in trouble.


16 posted on 11/24/2012 1:01:04 PM PST by WilliamRobert (Obama lied, people died)
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To: the scotsman
Revelation 19:19

And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.

Yea Right

17 posted on 11/24/2012 1:03:00 PM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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To: the scotsman

What a Crock of BS.the last three Great Wars have occurred during a period where the Billigerants were highly educated,As such they were also Technologicaly advanced for that period.

The Chance for war is increasing.Not decreasing.These idiots can dream on but its best to maintain supremacy in every militaty technology and keep your powder dry.


18 posted on 11/24/2012 1:04:17 PM PST by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: the scotsman

That’s because Islams European campaign will completed by then.


19 posted on 11/24/2012 1:05:11 PM PST by yuleeyahoo (Liberty is not collective, it is personal. All liberty is individual liberty. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Gene Eric; tet68; bigheadfred

don’t you just love stupid predictions?


20 posted on 11/24/2012 1:05:11 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: the scotsman
Just like human nature shows that a free market economy works to better mankind, human nature also shows that wars will be fought over land, resources and ideology to the end of time.

No changing human nature.

5.56mm

21 posted on 11/24/2012 1:09:46 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: the scotsman
A hundred million defenseless Chinese were murdered while China was not at war, so maybe a lack of war won't accomplish what the “scientist” implies.
22 posted on 11/24/2012 1:09:46 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: the scotsman

All wars could be over tomorrow, if those that love Freedom and Liberty would simply submit to those who want to rule us and kill us.

I suspect this scientist also works on the Global Warming fantasy.

We hardly have peace in our neighborhoods, let alone around the world. We started killing each other when we came out of the caves and we have gotten very good at it. There will not be sustainable world peace until we are all dead.....


23 posted on 11/24/2012 1:10:07 PM PST by Gator113 (**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**)
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To: the scotsman

Junk science.


24 posted on 11/24/2012 1:10:17 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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25 posted on 11/24/2012 1:11:33 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: GeronL

Amazingly stupid.
The specter of a an Islamic world conquest is bright
before their eyes and they write it off.
Foolish.


26 posted on 11/24/2012 1:14:55 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: the scotsman

It all has to do with what the actual meaning of “war” is to these jokers.

Everything is being defined down or redefined these days.

“Man Caused Disaster”, “Overseas Contingency Operation”, etc. ring a bell?


27 posted on 11/24/2012 1:16:38 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: the scotsman

When “scientists” are predicting that war is on the decline that leads me to believe that we are probably on the cusp of WW3. Conflict is too ingrained to human nature to go away anytime soon so any waning in its outward exhibition is just saving up for a big blowout.


28 posted on 11/24/2012 1:17:24 PM PST by Flying Circus
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To: bigheadfred
So we get rid of islam

Ok.

/johnny

29 posted on 11/24/2012 1:19:17 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: bigheadfred
Don't you mean get rid of all Muhammadans?
30 posted on 11/24/2012 1:22:03 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: the scotsman
There are VERY few conflicts in the world today that do not feature Islam on at least one side. Last I saw, there were 33 active wars going on in the world, and only FOUR did not have Muslim forces involved.

Funny how the article fails to mention that 800-lb gorilla.

31 posted on 11/24/2012 1:22:34 PM PST by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: the scotsman

War will increase, scripture says, until the return of the messiah.

Men and demons just can’t help themselves.


32 posted on 11/24/2012 1:25:18 PM PST by lurk
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To: tbpiper

There is one really big battle left.

The war to end wars, the mother of all wars....

It will be so bad that it will need external supervision to save the world.


33 posted on 11/24/2012 1:31:53 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: the scotsman
That will mean in the next five years the current conflicts in Libya, Tajikistan, Syria, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Mauritania and Iraq will probably be over, the research suggests.

Somebody is dropping acid and other drugs! Current conflicts will be replaced by bigger conflicts, unless there is a big famine and the muslims eat each other until they're all gone. Muslims don't need an excuse to make war; it's in their nature and they'll always attack, rape, murder and destroy.

34 posted on 11/24/2012 1:41:58 PM PST by roadcat
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To: the scotsman

Ivory tower scholars have a terribly poor track record about predicting war and peace.

A much more realistic attitude can be found in the opinions of warriors, the people who actually fight the wars.

The reason for this is simple. If the ivory tower scholar is wrong, by then, nobody will care. But if the warrior is wrong, he and those warriors he cares about could get killed.

The trouble begins when politicians listen to the scholars instead of the warriors. Being erudite and long-winded is no substitute for being right.


35 posted on 11/24/2012 1:43:49 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: mountainlion

They think the opposite of this is true for me.

The only good mozlum is a dead mozlum.

So, as long as izlum exists, there will be war.


36 posted on 11/24/2012 1:43:55 PM PST by bicyclerepair ( >-> Zombies eat brains. >-> 50% of FL is safe.)
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To: the scotsman

“global conflict will halve in the next 40 years.”

So, half the worlds Muslims will be gone in 40 years?


37 posted on 11/24/2012 1:49:18 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: the scotsman

My predication of WWIII is probably a lot, and I mean a lot better bet...


38 posted on 11/24/2012 1:50:52 PM PST by Popman
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To: the scotsman

Just like obunghole said Alquida is on it’s heels and terrorism is on the wane. Like Al Gore coming to NYC in a blizzard to speak about global warming. If it’s not reported it’s not happening. The world is looking much rosier today, thank you scientists who were told to follow the agenda or the money stops


39 posted on 11/24/2012 1:55:14 PM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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It may be difficult to believe, but according to research published next month a world without war may be getting nearer.

All praise to Hillary and Obama! The Middle East conflict is ended!


40 posted on 11/24/2012 1:56:28 PM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: the scotsman

Wasn’t World War 1 called “The War to End all Wars”, I think for a couple of decades (until they repopulated).


41 posted on 11/24/2012 2:09:17 PM PST by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: the scotsman

These poor “scientists” are either very stupid or don’t have access to any news about what is going on in the world.


42 posted on 11/24/2012 2:09:17 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Criminal defense lawyers won't have the Twinkie to kick around anymore.)
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To: the scotsman

Of course we won’t have any more war. It was outlawed in 1928 by the Kellogg Briand pact. Duh!


43 posted on 11/24/2012 2:11:23 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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That's because they don't count it as war when governments murder their own citizens, which socialist/communist countries always do.

And make no mistake, Obama's "fundamental change" of America makes us a socialist/communist country.


44 posted on 11/24/2012 2:12:32 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Labor unions are the Communist Party of the USA.)
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To: the scotsman

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45 posted on 11/24/2012 2:42:31 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: SandRat

I want it all gone. People, buildings, books, and goats. Right down to the memory it ever was. Banished. Obliterated. Annihilated. For all time.


46 posted on 11/24/2012 2:44:52 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“While they are saying ‘peace and safety’ their destruction will come upon them suddenly... (I Thess. 5:3) “They have treated the wound of my people carelessly, saying, “peace, peace,” when there is no peace.” (Jeremiah6:14)


47 posted on 11/24/2012 3:17:29 PM PST by WVNan
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To: Teacher317; neverdem

Which four wars do not involve Islam?


48 posted on 11/24/2012 4:03:23 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: the scotsman
about as ridiculous as a few years ago a think tank thought
the big countries will no longer make war..... /s
49 posted on 11/24/2012 5:45:51 PM PST by urtax$@work (The only kind of memorial is a Burning memorial !)
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To: the scotsman

war, by any other name, is still war.


50 posted on 11/24/2012 5:48:34 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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