this could have been a Warren Zevon song if he was still around
Isis is probably the most pressing
ISIS is probably the one we can hope to do something about with the military (try shooting a virus sometime). Basically, there's things we can do to stop ISIS. Ebola...a lot less.
Keeping highly infectious diseases out of the country isnt going to happen. That ship has sailed, if it was ever possible.
Our borders are like sieves.
I do not see it as a threat. It wasn't a threat so far.
People get threatened by Russia by it's history (USSR). Seems like the black hole that USSR left to Europe, was more than Nazi's hole.
USSR is persecuting some people even now in 2014.
While we bitch around here about Russia, USSR and KGB, Putin is doing "the moderator" out there. While he achieve agreements for peace with Ukraine president, the West/US keep pushing with sanctions. At this point is not the opposite media or anti Obama group who underrate the West/US values. Are the leaders themselves. It seem so easy for Putin to find the concurrent language with Ukraine who been fighting each others for so long and it seem so hard to find the concurrent language with the West/US (aka the true diplomats)
The beheading, is a fenomen not new to our world, not the first and not the last. We have also seen a lot from terrorists and non terrorists. The main threat of ISIS isn't what it is doing in Iraq and Syria.
The beheading videos. ISIS goal is not to send the message to West/USA with the dead journalist. Instead, they are sending the message with the man who does the beheading. An UK citizen, transmitting the threat to the West is much more to be worried about than a dead journalist (without offending the dead men). All Europe and world was shocked how ISIS got so many foreign fighters and most of them came from most civilized countries (like UK, France, USA, Canada etc.).
Most of these people left a very good job behind. Most of them were doctors, dentists, financiers. Most of them left their children behind. It must have been something really important for someone with a good job, a good house, a good family to go there and leave everything behind.
The West and US have been in quiet so far because indeed there really is so less information about ISIS. Of course you don't have to look about ISIS in Syria and Iraq because there is just fights (they even upload videos daily). ISIS need to be investigated inside Europe.
Main threat is that here around us might be a lot of jihadists and unfortunately we can never figure that out. Might be your doctor, your dentist, your teacher, your fire worker etc.
So before thinking to attack ISIS military, we need to know how did these group become so big and powerful within a year and how did they achieved to recruit people from most civilized countries of the world (from that part of world where peace and love is a saint value).
If you destroy the ISIS now, you'll destroy all the evidences which are needed to fight them. Because ISIS can't be fought only with guns.
I do not trust none of the viruses by a long time.
Every time there is a virus, within a short time the anti virus is on market.
We have very good scientists or we have very good business men.
Last edited by Coin; 09-08-14 at 12:00 PM.
Envidia te mata !!!
The blind leading the blind !!!