Monday, December 22, 2014
Here we go again! More misery brought into NZ, to go out to our streets and bars, to destroy peoples' lives. The police are doing a great job to try to lessen the effect of this insidious drug. What would you do if a member of your family entered this 'dark world?' Who would you turn to for help? What lengths would you go to, to 'win back' your loved one? Read about my 'take' on this twilight world in my book, ROSKILL. Go to (www.authorneilcoleman.com) and follow the links. You can also get one from me at (email@example.com) Check out my ROSKILL by Neil Coleman FB page and watch the TV1 interview about my book.
There are reports on BBC and other news outlets that North Korea is experiencing a total outage re internet access. This comes just days after the USA, Obama in particular, warned that there would be 'a response,' as a consequence of the USA's belief that NK was responsible for the attack on Sony. Now it seems that the USA has struck back and anyone thinking that they are not capable of delivering a telling blow is indeed deluded! Now it is a matter of how serious this 'attack' is, whether it is a sign that 'wars' are going to be taken to the Net in ways we cannot imagine, or if is just a 'warning to NK' to back off with its threats to seriously attack the USA and others. China must be watching this with intense interest as in many ways it still sees NK as an ally. I am sure that many will see this as the USA once again 'bullying ' a smaller nation, but it must also be said that NK has put itself in a position where it has become a target. Very few nations would line up behind the 'mad leader' in his efforts to 'punish the USA!' Hell, even Cuba is going about major changes as relations between it and the USA are approaching the 'norm' that should exist between neighbours. It is the unpredictability of NK's reactions that is most worrying and the possibility of a nervous China entering the 'fray.' Maybe Putin will use this as an excuse to launch further 'foreign adventures.' Maybe the USA will also chose to settle some old scores with other nations. What is right or wrong is a quality that is much to the fore for debate. Reactions will be governed by the 'world view' of nation states and those power groups that control them. We are in for a 'torrid time!'