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Somalia declares emergency over locust swarms

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  1. HankD

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    Somalia has declared a national emergency as large swarms of locusts spread across east Africa.

    The country's Ministry of Agriculture said the insects, which consume large amounts of vegetation, posed "a major threat to Somalia's fragile food security situation".

    There are fears that the situation may not be brought under control before the harvest begins in April.

    The UN says the swarms are the largest in Somalia and Ethiopia in 25 years.

    Meanwhile, neighboring Kenya has not seen a locust threat as severe in 70 years, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

    However, Somalia is the first country in the region to declare an emergency over the infestation.

    Somalia's unstable security situation means that planes cannot be used to spray insecticide from the air.


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    A John the Baptist Meal!
     
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    A preview of events still yet to come?
     
  3. HankD

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    maybe - Book of Joel.
     
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    Are locusts mentioned in Revelation also!
     
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    Buy incubators and hatch an army of chickens?
     
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    I read that Somalia may have significant amount of off shore oil. They are inviting the oil majors to come in and drill for it. Saudi Arabia is right next door, so this may be true. Preliminary survey suggest this.
     
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    I should care but I don't. Maybe the Palestinians will go help them. Naw, Islam teaches kismet. Allah don't care.
     
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    no
     
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    Yes. Rev 9:3,7.
     
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    Thank you Ziggy for that correction!
     
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    Apparently, I was close:

     
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    Until those rascals stop eating the green tree start sting men, were still not quite there yet
     
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    You know, I've read this several times, tried to solve it like a puzzle, but the only sense I could make out of it is that maybe you are saying is referring to the end times and that if the locus behavior isn't all about stinging people they aren't the right kind of locus and that that that time is not here yet? How'd I do?
     
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    Looks like the locust have spread to the Middle East, as it has hit Iran..

    "Iran afflicted by large swarms of desert locusts, amid coronavirus woes

    'The density of locusts in the swarms is so high that a 10 to 15-centimeter layer of dead locusts forms on the ground after spraying pesticides.'..

    Iran afflicted by large swarms of desert locusts, amid coronavirus woes
     
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    Someone has been studying the Good Book!
     
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    after a study of Joel
    locust are not typically stinging type insects unless perhaps they are divinely equipped.
    swarming locust are rare and must go through 4 phases to swarm which obviously theses have.

    the big concern is the devastation to the flaura and fauna of a region denuding the countryside of harvest crops for that growing season - famine.
     
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    Yeah they can use that oil revenue to pay the world back for the garbage their pirates have pulled for the last 30 years.
     
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    Yep need to go and blow them all out of the water
     
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