What do India, Pakistan. Iran, Somalia, Sri Lanka etc... have in common? The Indian Ocean where China is increasing it's power on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. Why isn't the media covering the defeat of the Tamil Tigers? What countries are increasing their navy and bases in the Indian Ocean area? Hmmm China and Iran to name a few. Oh, one more thing ... what country is cash strapped and is almost powerless to do anything about this ... USA perhaps? This is not a bash Obama thread ... however ... under his watch and he is preoccupied with many problems China is flexing it's monetary, military, energy muscles big time in that area. Especially energy ... Press Coverage's favorite topic. China is solidifying it's energy supply lines in the area. The Indian Ocean area could well be the scene of a possible WWIII. North Korea sees all this and is flexing it's muscles because China wants peace in the area as it's influence grows. China has been cutting back on North Korea and they can cause major problems for China in the Indian Ocean area. Iran is using Israel as an excuse but Iran is worried for it's own security in this area and is surrounded by nuclear countries. They need to be nuclear to be a power player in the area. Did I mention that the USA may be intentionally letting Iran go nuclear ... keeping Israel at bay because Iran will help keep Pakistan, India and China in check. Imagine Iran as a power player and an ally of the United States ... it may be happening right before our eyes as the energy situation changes the face of world power. I may have some of my facts a bit jumbled here ... and there is no story I can find that ties it all together. But I have read enough stories lately to believe that this poorly written thread may actually be the story in world news in the next few years and decade to follow. Feel free to chime in here ... this is big stuff and the MSM is asleep at the wheel on this major ... very major story. Instead of telling the whole story it's telling the story piecemeal ... but it is all connected. Did I forget to mention Russia - Georgia and NATO. Did I mention that NATO wants more bases and it's own navy in the Indian Ocean area ... ahhh too much to write in one thread. Social security and Medicare are minor stories to this one my forum friends.