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3 Big Issues We Hope Someone Is Worrying About

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One of the biggest questions that looms over world politics is what happens to Afghanistan after 2014 when international involvement, especially American military presence, reduces significantly.

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Alexandra Rodda (180)
Friday December 28, 2012, 5:10 am
I won't worry, but I'll think about it. It is not going to be pleasant for a lot of people. If one adds the disasters that the warming planet will create, then it will be quite terrible.

pam w (139)
Friday December 28, 2012, 9:05 am
Most important of all is....


Gene J (290)
Friday December 28, 2012, 10:08 am
All big issues. Yes. But the one that worries me most is not even on the list. " Even with heavy international military support, the Taliban have grown increasingly powerful and combative over the past few years."

What happens to the women and girls of Afghanistan when the last coalition troops are gone? They are already being beaten, raped, having acid thrown in their faces for attending school. They were the most abused people in the world during the Taliban's first term in power. They say now they will be more moderate. Then they had thugs riding around in trucks beating women found out by themselves, forbade women from school, put female doctors back into their houses with no ability to practice their profession and NEVER on men. That was a chamber of horrors for women then, what will it be now? And who will care or help them? Will we just sit and watch as we did last time and wring our hands over their fates while pouring another cold one for ourselves? we are a world filled with hypocrites, no more committed to human rights other than by periodically issuing reports by the UN on abuses. What we look away from does not cease to exist. But maybe we do. As people who can call themselves moral anyway. When will the WORLD demand humane treatment of ALL people everywhere and use the UN to enforce it? That's when we can begin to call ourselves civilized. Not until.

Robert O (12)
Friday December 28, 2012, 11:44 am
I hope somebody is worried about those issues, particularly the water scarcity since water is life and without it there'd be hope of survival for any species. Thanks Cal.

Suzanne L (99)
Friday December 28, 2012, 12:03 pm
TY Cal. There are so many big issues.

cecily w (0)
Friday December 28, 2012, 12:36 pm
The basic need is to stabilize, then gently and humanely reduce, population growth in both Afghanistan and India.
Pam W is right.

. (0)
Friday December 28, 2012, 1:06 pm
As far as Afghanistan goes, that nation was long since been America's new Vietnam. There was never a proper coalition of western might to just level the country. The Roman's were not wrong. To defeat an enemy, you have to do so literally. We gave been playing war games there for years- at what American cost?
India is going to be one of the world's tragedies. Without population control, they are going to either going to have a mass revolt - not the fault of the government, or they are going to have to reinvent themselves into a sustainable country, worthy of international trade; not looking to the West to supply them jobs.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Friday December 28, 2012, 1:59 pm
Thanks Cal--useful post, but wrongly tittled. These issues should be thought about, and acted upon; worry never solved any problem.

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (82)
Friday December 28, 2012, 2:04 pm
"Official figures show that 228,650 of the total 256,329 violent crimes recorded last year in India were against women. The real figure is thought to be much higher as so many women are reluctant to report attacks to the police." (from India Teen Commits Suicide After Police Pressure Her To Drop Gang Rape Case, Marry Attacker)

Worst places in the world for women - A global survey names Afghanistan as the world's most dangerous country in which to be born a woman, followed by the Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistan, India and Somalia

Aletta Kraan (146)
Friday December 28, 2012, 7:38 pm
Noted , thanks !

Kerrie G (116)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 4:37 am
Noted, thanks.

Edgar Zuim (47)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 5:20 pm
All three issues are troubling, but what most concerns is water scarcity. The river Ganges for example, is an open sewer.

Sergio Padilla (65)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 10:21 am
Thanks.... HUMAN OVERPOPULATION is the biggest deal!
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