Why Y2K "over there" (3rd world) matters!greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Since I won't be able to "head for the hills" (I live in the suburbs of a major city), I have had to convince myself that "it won't be that bad" in the USA. However, I really worry about other countries that even folks like Ko-skin-em say are in trouble. Countries like Russia and China. Here is a good link from "Scary" North's site regarding the Islamic world:
I don't have any ax to grind with the middle-east, but I really worry what these folks will do if their de-salinization plants and oil refineries "go down". Between there being more Jews in the USA than Israel (Jews and Moslems don't "mix" well), and US aggression and tampering in the middle-east, I don't rest easy on this issue.
-- Anonymous99 (Anonymous99@Anonymous99.xxx), May 12, 1999
I am definitely a non-expert on this region. However, from those I have talked to from there, or who have lived there, riots sound very unlikely. Most seem to take a very fatalistic attitude about the tough things in life, even ones which are preventable - "Allah's will be done". When non-Muslems can be blamed, they are; leading to war. I would NOT want to be in Israel next year.
-- Tricia the Canuck (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 12, 1999.
or Iran, Iraq, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Turkey, Somalia, Albania, Greece, etc...
waitin' for dinner
-- Dog (desert dog @-sand.com), May 12, 1999.