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Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction What are the threats posed to global security and order by Iran, North Korea and al Qaeda. What threat do these actors represent? Which should be a priority to deal with do you think should be done?

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While North Korea is definitely unstable, I think the leader is more a threat to his own people than he is to the rest of the world. People there are starving because of his policies.

I don't know how to compare Iran and Al Quaeda. After the fiasco that started the current war in Iraq (based on faulty information on WMD), I don't know what to believe. We only get our information through the media and the government. Do we completely trust either to give us an unadulterated viewpoint?

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Al Quaeda, or whoever fills their void, is the most dangerous because it is a multinational stateless arm....

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Speaking of global security, the biggest current threats to it are from terrorist attacks. Al-Qaeda is definitely one of the main terrorist groups operating currently, but there are many others operating from different parts of the world and directed against different countries of the world.

When we speak of terrorism we speak only of terrorist groups, and not of the countries of the world who directly or indirectly support and protect these terrorists. This has been one of the major causes of spread of terrorism. When it comes to identifying the responsibility of terrorism, I think we should also include the rich countries, that provide military and other aids to countries that surreptitiously divert part of such aid to terrorist activities.

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