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"US Intel: Water a Cause for War in Coming Decades"

Posted on the 22 March 2012 by Jc_refuge
Looks like I scooped CNBC and their intell sources by almost a week on this story. But I will happily take this confirmation. Note however, that I am not folding "climate change" into my call as they are ...
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An assessment reflecting the joint judgment of federal intelligence agencies says the risk of water issues causing wars in the next 10 years is minimal even as they create tensions within and between states and threaten to disrupt national and global food markets. But beyond 2022, it says the use of water as a weapon of war or a tool of terrorism will become more likely, particularly in South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.
The report is based on a classified National Intelligence Estimate on water security, which was requested by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and completed last fall.
Read CNBC's tale here.
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