An Outsider’s Insight

Will Scotland vote for independence and self rule?  It seems to me to be a mistake if they do so in this troubled world. Independence today and possibly something like ISIS setting up shop tomorrow and no way to stop it from happening.

Whom else is threatened? Poland and Eastern Europe. Poles have a history of aggression from Russia and if Putin succeeds in Ukraine, and he likely will do so to some degree, Poland and neighbor countries could be next. Even if NATO steps in to try and stop Russia, it will still mean war in these countries with fragile economies.

Can ISIS be stopped? Probably but it is only the next threat in the Mid-East. At least Saddam Hussein was a known constant but now the entire region is in greater flux than it has ever been, all because of the West’s gluttony for oil.

How much of a threat is North Korea? Not much as long as the leadership fears for the life of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un. I don’t think he is the actual leader of the government but he is the one the people there fear. I believe the military is in firm control of the country and Jong is but a puppet.

Ebola? Be afraid; be very afraid. Our government isn’t telling us just how fast this disease is spreading. So far, isolation of infected people is the only deterrent from this plague. It knows no borders and is not bigoted.

Published in: on September 18, 2014 at 12:33 pm  Comments (5)  

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  1. Hi Dr. Gloom.

    I agree except on the Scotland issue.

    • Yep, I suppose Scots could use bagpipes as weapons. 🙂
      Thanks, Mark.

  2. Your favourite matters; political. Situation is difficult for Ukraine. We tried to support them. But England and Germans should help them much more. We have a prime minister. It’s a woman. She claims: our help for Ukraine will be careful now.
    So the situation is dynamic.
    Good that you write your blog every day. Good exercise for your fingers and your mind.
    Have a great weekend. 🙂

  3. She is our NEW prime minister. Sorry that I have omitted this important fact.

    • Thank you, Jola. 🙂

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