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Thread: Russia, ISIS or Ebola?

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    Russia, ISIS or Ebola?

    Which of these ongoing potential problems is worse and more likely?


    Threat #1

    Conventional conflict over Ukraine with NATO and US, possibly escalating to nuclear war with Russia..


    -- Russia says they're trying to support a truce in Ukraine, but by announcing new sanctions that are expected to be formally approved on Monday, the EU's leadership "is practically sending a signal of direct support to the 'party of war' in Kiev.

    Britain said on Friday it could contribute 3,500 troops to a NATO rapid response force defending against new threats like the Ukraine crisis. The rapid reaction force is meant to reassure former Soviet satellites such as Poland and the Baltic states that fear an emboldened Russia will turn its sights on them. --


    Threat #2

    ISIS attacks on US soil with devastating results, possibly even knocking out the power grid, crippling the US for months..


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    When Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned last month that the Islamic State (IS) is an “imminent” threat to the United States, a number of lawmakers and analysts seized upon that claim.

    “This is really the first group that has the wherewithal in terms of financing” to potentially strike on US soil, said Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) of California, who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee. IS, also called ISIS and ISIL, has “heavy equipment, heavy explosives, the ability to move quickly.”

    Indeed, many have argued that IS now represents a far greater prospect of peril to US interests than Al Qaeda does. --


    Threat #3

    Ebola virus spreading slowly thru the US, possibly becoming more infectious thru mutation.
    Z-mapp and other inoculations either can't be manufactured fast enough or lose effectiveness..


    -- Obama told NBC's "Meet the Press" that the Ebola outbreak, which has killed 2,100 people in African five countries, was unlikely to spread to the United States in the short term.

    But he added there could be implications if Washington and other powers did not send urgently needed equipment, public health workers and other supplies to the region.

    "If we don't make that effort now, and this spreads not just through Africa but other parts of the world, there's the prospect then that the virus mutates. It becomes more easily transmittable," he said in the interview broadcast on Sunday.

    "And then it could be a serious danger to the United States," he added. --
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    Re: Russia, ISIS or Ebola?

    Cheeses, I voted first!

    Since it is a public poll I have to declare that I voted amongst the most likely threat out of the three contained threats. Russia is an old bully nearest to me in Europe. No ebolla virus deaths around here. While ISIS is pretty much contained also.
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    Re: Russia, ISIS or Ebola?

    I dunno Grip. Asking whether you want to die by beheading, terrible disease, or go up in a nuclear cloud is a little pessimistic coming right out of the gate. I realize that's not what you're asking, per se, but still....

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    Re: Russia, ISIS or Ebola?

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    I dunno Grip. Asking whether you want to die by beheading, terrible disease, or go up in a nuclear cloud is a little pessimistic coming right out of the gate. I realize that's not what you're asking, per se, but still....
    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.
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    Re: Russia, ISIS or Ebola?

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    Which of these ongoing potential problems is worse and more likely?


    Threat #1

    Conventional conflict over Ukraine with NATO and US, possibly escalating to nuclear war with Russia..


    -- Russia says they're trying to support a truce in Ukraine, but by announcing new sanctions that are expected to be formally approved on Monday, the EU's leadership "is practically sending a signal of direct support to the 'party of war' in Kiev.

    Britain said on Friday it could contribute 3,500 troops to a NATO rapid response force defending against new threats like the Ukraine crisis. The rapid reaction force is meant to reassure former Soviet satellites such as Poland and the Baltic states that fear an emboldened Russia will turn its sights on them. --


    Threat #2

    Ebola virus spreading slowly thru the US, possibly becoming more infectious thru mutation.
    Z-mapp and other inoculations either can't be manufactured fast enough or lose effectiveness..


    -- Obama told NBC's "Meet the Press" that the Ebola outbreak, which has killed 2,100 people in African five countries, was unlikely to spread to the United States in the short term.

    But he added there could be implications if Washington and other powers did not send urgently needed equipment, public health workers and other supplies to the region.

    "If we don't make that effort now, and this spreads not just through Africa but other parts of the world, there's the prospect then that the virus mutates. It becomes more easily transmittable," he said in the interview broadcast on Sunday.

    "And then it could be a serious danger to the United States," he added. --


    Threat #3

    ISIS attacks on US soil with devastating results, possibly even knocking out the power grid, crippling the US for months..


    --
    When Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned last month that the Islamic State (IS) is an “imminent” threat to the United States, a number of lawmakers and analysts seized upon that claim.

    “This is really the first group that has the wherewithal in terms of financing” to potentially strike on US soil, said Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) of California, who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee. IS, also called ISIS and ISIL, has “heavy equipment, heavy explosives, the ability to move quickly.”

    Indeed, many have argued that IS now represents a far greater prospect of peril to US interests than Al Qaeda does. --


    None of the above, the real threat is America's obsession with threats.

    When I see assault rifles when I drive across an arbitrary line in the sand to visit close friends, I wonder what America is afraid of. Canada has been your best friend since after the civil war, has never harmed anyone, provides you oil and gas below market value, our sons and daughters fought and died in your war on terror....and you station heavily armed and armored police at the "Peace Arch" border crossing to what, keep out dangerous maple syrup?

    You have roving bands of survivalists "patrolling" the "longest undefended border in the world" with assault rifles, .50 caliber sniper rifles who say they are there to prevent "mongrels" from entering.

    The United States has twice invaded my country, twice repelled, while the worst we have done to you is export several billion dollars worth of high grade pot, which, from the sounds of things must have been a huge mistake....pot induces paranoia according the US Justice department.
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    Re: Russia, ISIS or Ebola?

    Thx for changing the order from the title.

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    Re: Russia, ISIS or Ebola?

    Quote Originally Posted by dogtowner View Post
    Thx for changing the order from the title.
    I, instinctively, suspected something was out of order with my OP but I couldn't see it, thanks.
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    Re: Russia, ISIS or Ebola?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    None of the above, the real threat is America's obsession with threats.

    When I see assault rifles when I drive across an arbitrary line in the sand to visit close friends, I wonder what America is afraid of. Canada has been your best friend since after the civil war, has never harmed anyone, provides you oil and gas below market value, our sons and daughters fought and died in your war on terror....and you station heavily armed and armored police at the "Peace Arch" border crossing to what, keep out dangerous maple syrup?

    You have roving bands of survivalists "patrolling" the "longest undefended border in the world" with assault rifles, .50 caliber sniper rifles who say they are there to prevent "mongrels" from entering.

    The United States has twice invaded my country, twice repelled, while the worst we have done to you is export several billion dollars worth of high grade pot, which, from the sounds of things must have been a huge mistake....pot induces paranoia according the US Justice department.


    I've been suspicious of the Canadians slowly poisoning us with arsenic laced Maple Syrup for decades. It's just like those french speaking canucks to get us with a smile. Ooops,, I'm half French Canadian, with most my living relatives there. I better call them and say 'Eh, you hosers, call the PM and stop this sabotage!" j/k

    I think the real border threat is farther south. But, I agree somewhat that we don't ever see the real threats before they happen. That's life though, it's very unpredictable. We'll probably be so worried about all the world's problems that we won't be aware of the asteroid coming.
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    Re: Russia, ISIS or Ebola?

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    I've been suspicious of the Canadians slowly poisoning us with arsenic laced Maple Syrup for decades. It's just like those french speaking canucks to get us with a smile. Ooops,, I'm half French Canadian, with most my living relatives there. I better call them and say 'Eh, you hosers, call the PM and stop this sabotage!" j/k

    I think the real border threat is farther south. But, I agree somewhat that we don't ever see the real threats before they happen. That's life though, it's very unpredictable. We'll probably be so worried about all the world's problems that we won't be aware of the asteroid coming.


    Actually, you have exposed a rather nasty regime based strategy to take over the United States without violence. It has been planned since we defeated the US in 1812. It is a two pronged attack.

    1) Our maple syrup must be 100% maple or it cannot be labelled maple syrup. Through that, we are developing a sugar dependency [we ship cheap wheat so you buy a lot of pancakes] which, when we shut it off, will make everyone very anxious...

    2) We have not so secretly developed the most potent marijuana in the known universe and have been 'dumping' [selling below local prices] to disguise the above sugar dependency, which when removed along with sugar, will make everyone really, really chippy.

    That is when we will strike, demand control of the United States and it's foreign missions, and we will restore maple syrup and pot. And with our natural relationship with Cuba, you will have no choice. Because we have always been a peaceful country, the world will easily accept our terms for global domination.

    This is a vast conspiracy only I know about so don't tell anyone.

    Oh, btw, the first thing we will do is convert to driving on the left hand side of the road, but because we are polite and never want to offend anyone, we will phase this change in, cars the first year, trucks and buses the second
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    Re: Russia, ISIS or Ebola?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Actually, you have exposed a rather nasty regime based strategy to take over the United States without violence. It has been planned since we defeated the US in 1812. It is a two pronged attack.

    1) Our maple syrup must be 100% maple or it cannot be labelled maple syrup. Through that, we are developing a sugar dependency [we ship cheap wheat so you buy a lot of pancakes] which, when we shut it off, will make everyone very anxious...

    2) We have not so secretly developed the most potent marijuana in the known universe and have been 'dumping' [selling below local prices] to disguise the above sugar dependency, which when removed along with sugar, will make everyone really, really chippy.

    That is when we will strike, demand control of the United States and it's foreign missions, and we will restore maple syrup and pot. And with our natural relationship with Cuba, you will have no choice. Because we have always been a peaceful country, the world will easily accept our terms for global domination.

    This is a vast conspiracy only I know about so don't tell anyone.

    Oh, btw, the first thing we will do is convert to driving on the left hand side of the road, but because we are polite and never want to offend anyone, we will phase this change in, cars the first year, trucks and buses the second

    Kill us with kindness, how truly evil. Get us high on some good bud, then take away the sugar? Ahhhh,, you've gone too far, we'll have to declare jihad and steal all your oil now. I see a conspiracy brewing between Canada and Arab forces.

    The world almost seems this crazy to me. The News Media is going to create another YK2 joke for everyone to laugh at.
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