Skip to comments.Report sees middle class growing, Islamist terrorism subsiding by 2030
Posted on 12/11/2012 5:35:44 PM PST by Olog-hai
By 2030, for the first time in human history, a majority of the worlds population will not be impoverished and a politically powerful global middle class could total 3 billion people, up from 1 billion today.
These are among the findings of a quadrennial report, Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds, by the National Intelligence Council, which reports to the U.S. director of national intelligence. The world the council foresees is one in which the United States is no longer a uniquely dominant global power but remains preeminent because of its legacy strengths, its ability to form coalitions and the reluctance of China to assume a global role.
The world envisioned by the report is one in which Islamist terrorism, following the trajectory of earlier waves of violence from 19th-century anarchists to the New Left in the 1970s, will exhaust itself and ebb. But the tactics of terrorism will persist. And new actors, whatever their motivation, could shift their focus from mass casualties to massive economic disruptions through cyberattacks.
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Too bad that that Middle Class growth won’t be happening here...
These guys are living in some alternative world, all right.
Great, just what we need, a growing Islamic middle class./s
Of course Islamic terrorism will abate by 2030 - we will have completely surrendered by then.
Aye, they’ll have the global Caliphate and Sharia law courtesy of those who celebrate “multiculturalism” and “diversity”.
Report also sees Washington post on heavy drugs
Well, that certainly explains the recent egregious failures of all U.S. intelligence agencies!
Who are we going to believe? The National Intelligence Council denying reality revealed every freakin' day? or our own lying eyes and ears?
I hate to walk across a doggie park in the dark...
Sorry about that, but I figured the title itself was enough of a barf alert, due to its sheer absurdity.
My dog just put out his report and he said that izzlamic terrorism would GROW exponentially (his word) in the next 20 years. He also said that cats would never reconcile their differences with dogs.
I have 2 dogs and they were debating this issue also, one saying that middle class is an anachronism (really) and that post-Islamicism is already a hot topic among the intelligencia on the Al Queda lecture circuit, and the big dog saying itdonmatta he still does not want to mess with that rabbit in the yard. I bet my dogs know your dog or at least they stay in touch online.
The same "middle class" that currently conrols places like Yemen and Saudi.
Then, naturally, Islamic terrorism will have subsided/evolved into Islamic rule in North & South America and, once again, in Europe.
Hmmm...Now I'm beginning to think the title makes perfect (although hideous) sense after all...
Bad science fiction is everywhere these days.
Yeah, I get up in the morning and there are sometimes paw prints on my keyboard. I always thought he was just perusing the doggy girls online, but now I understand.
I do know that if he got his paws on the guns, there is a certain black lab in the hood who would meet his demise.
And a few humans from across the pond.
Same here. Looks like she was searching for online card gambling, I am sure she does not understand the risk