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Thread: Russia, ISIS or Ebola?

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    Re: Russia, ISIS or Ebola?

    this could have been a Warren Zevon song if he was still around

    Isis is probably the most pressing



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    Re: Russia, ISIS or Ebola?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    This is true.

    It's nice to realize them before they get too big though.
    Unfortunately, we'll never know what should be forefront and what should be back burner.

    I have no doubt our power will become obvious when needed.
    Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."

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    Re: Russia, ISIS or Ebola?

    I'd say Ebola. Terrorists and soldiers are much easier to fight than an infinitely replicating super-virus that has already shown signs of mutation, especially for the country with the most powerful military in the history of the world.
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    Re: Russia, ISIS or Ebola?

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    I'll say realistically, we'll probably contain ALL three, but there's a chance something could spiral. I didn't create these situations, nor do I cry "the sky is falling", only offer debate.
    So I have to choose? I'll take door number three. I think disease is a greater danger than the other two. The other two we can control. A disease, perhaps not so much.

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    Re: Russia, ISIS or Ebola?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    this could have been a Warren Zevon song if he was still around

    Isis is probably the most pressing
    I think ebola is probably a bigger threat at this point. Someone gets on a plane from Liberia to anywhere...the potential of the virus coming to the US is there.

    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.


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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    Re: Russia, ISIS or Ebola?

    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.
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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    A murderer putting a bullet through someone's brain is a medical procedure too.

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    Re: Russia, ISIS or Ebola?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    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.
    And even if the border were absolutely secure, how do you keep someone from entering legally if all their paperwork is in order and they show no outward signs of illness?


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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    Re: Russia, ISIS or Ebola?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    And even if the border were absolutely secure, how do you keep someone from entering legally if all their paperwork is in order and they show no outward signs of illness?
    Yup.

    But if there is an outbreak, if we had closeable borders, airports, shipping ports, etc, we could close them.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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    A murderer putting a bullet through someone's brain is a medical procedure too.

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    Re: Russia, ISIS or Ebola?

    Russia.

    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)

    ISIS

    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.

    Ebola

    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.
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    Re: Russia, ISIS or Ebola?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    Yup.

    But if there is an outbreak, if we had closeable borders, airports, shipping ports, etc, we could close them.
    Theoretically, but that would not be very good for business or for foreign relations.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
    Quote Originally Posted by Oborosen View Post
    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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