October 18th, 2014
01:18 PM ET

On GPS Sunday: Is ISIS threat exaggerated? And why are the markets rattled?

Watch "Fareed Zakaria GPS," Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN

On GPS this Sunday: Fareed speaks with Admiral James Stavridis, dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts University, the former supreme allied commander of NATO, and author of The Accidental Admiral, and Daniel Benjamin, a former coordinator for counterterrorism at the State Department, about the threat posed by ISIS.

Next, Fareed speaks with Peter Piot, who co-discovered Ebola, about why this outbreak is so serious, and how the world should respond.

Later, what has gotten stock markets and economists worried recently? The head of the IMF says the world economy is not in a new normal, but a new mediocre. What is happening? Fareed speaks with Martin Wolf, the chief economics commentator at The Financial Times and the author of The Shift and the Shocks: What We've Learned and Still Have to Learn from the Financial Crisis, and Rana Foroohar, Time’s assistant managing editor.

“The European situation looks very bad,” Wolf says. “There's obviously a lot of bad geopolitical news. And there's also, I think, a lot of uncertainty.”

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  1. Richard Westerhoff

    I think it's time we sat back and let the Arabs take care of Iraq and Syria. Why should we put our aircraft and people at harms way to defeat Isis if the Iraqi army doesn't want to or care too? I think our President is wise NOT to put men on the ground. Why???? If the Iraqi army doesn't want to fight and Turkey just wants to kill Kurds. Let them, let's get out of there!!!. We fought a ten year war in Iraq and are still fighting in Afghanistan. If they, and I mean the Iraqi Army didn't learn anything in the ten years we were there they never will. F–K the middle east especially if we are going to be one of the biggest exporters of Oil products in 2015. We'll only get tied down if we continue being the main air force in the fight for Isis.

    October 18, 2014 at 1:59 pm | Reply
    • Blue Saffron

      Nobody invited us caucasians into the M-E or Iraq rattling our sabres. We have killed millions for no reason. Trust me there will be payback. Just like in Afghanistan we retreated with the tail between our legs claiming victory. What victory? We are broke. Just go to Fort Bragg et al and see the cemeteries full of our dead ones. Go to Walter Reed and watch the maimed. Go to Veteran's Hospital and witness the sick die waiting for help. Enough.

      Bush needs to stand trial alongwith his team.

      October 18, 2014 at 5:08 pm | Reply
      • M. Bradshaw

        Spot on, chap.

        October 18, 2014 at 5:36 pm |
    • Blue Saffron

      Hmmm Richard. "Biggest exporter of oil in 2015?" So I guess that's why the price of gasoline is going really down.
      Cool.

      October 19, 2014 at 12:09 am | Reply
      • Cristobal

        Shut up i diot hindoo. Go raype your daughter in the temple of bang-a-loru.

        October 19, 2014 at 4:06 am |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©

    The ISIS threat is not exaggerated, but the Islamic State is not in the USA yet.
    I have complete confidence in Obama: he will do what has to be done, as the situation develops.
    I assume that Hillary Clinton will be the next president. She would handle the Islamic State's adventures appropriately.
    I would not trust the current leaders of my Republican party to handle the Islamic State well.

    October 18, 2014 at 2:39 pm | Reply
  3. Allan Kinsman©

    A threat? Of course it is and especially if you are in Iraq. Violence on a scale like this should get the world's attention. We should cut off their internet access and together stop the threat. The real issue are the Iraq people. What do they want and that equation will be the result no matter what we want.

    October 18, 2014 at 3:37 pm | Reply
  4. Shapiro K

    Talking about Syria is beating a dead horse. ISIS poses no existential threat to USA or anyone else. The world ought to be focusing on genocides in India before it is too late and india becomes an inferno.

    The capital markets are reflecting this concern. India's dismemberment is imminent.

    October 18, 2014 at 3:39 pm | Reply
    • Blue Saffron

      Oh shut up. You've said the sane thing under your other 9000 names and you're still a bigoted creep. India is no more an existential threat to the US that Key West is to Billings. Shut the hell UP already you racist bigot.

      October 18, 2014 at 4:58 pm | Reply
      • Blue Saffron

        Watch your language. Dalit. Lemme tell ya somethin'. You know what we do to ID rustlers like you in America? We hang 'em by their sand colored balls to the branch of an oak tree. People like you polish my boots and saddle my horse.

        India is a diseased country and devouring our precious resources and not producing enough. On top of that you hindus are massacring minorities including Christians. We cannot accept that. Next week a million people march will be underway to protest genocide in Indian Occupied Kashmir...

        Now git before I kick your a ss so hard you will be wearing it for a hat.

        October 18, 2014 at 5:25 pm |
      • M. Bradshaw

        Giddyup!

        October 18, 2014 at 5:37 pm |
      • Blue Saffron

        I'm not Indiab, you stupid sack of shit. You and your multiple personalities should be in lockdown somewhere before you take your white suprematist ugly ass and shoot up some perfectly innocent people because your hatred had eaten you up inside.

        You are a diseased carcass who is nothing more than a keyboard warrior. You're nothing. Your horse is probably the only thing you sex up besides your very own Queen Palma and her five princess daughters. You're as ineffectual as your retarded John Wayne cowboy threats. He's dead. Do the same.
        Fuck right the hell off, you stupid nance. Go back to gaming, you dumb twat. CoD is the closest thing you'll ever get to any war action anyhow, you little girlyman. Coward.

        October 18, 2014 at 9:31 pm |
      • Cristobal

        Shut up chappati eating terrorist from India. Go attend this rally.

        An anti-India rally, calling for the independence of Kashmir is being planned on British soil.

        A "Million March" is to take place on October 26 which expects to see thousands of people rally through central London in protest against India's "Genocide in Kashmir"..

        October 19, 2014 at 4:10 am |
    • Blue Saffron

      @Shapiro. Yea. Shut up stupid.

      October 18, 2014 at 6:33 pm | Reply
    • Blue Diamond

      Indeed. Capital markets are anticipating a fork going into India's starving belly. It's end as we know it is before us. Folks, don't let Fareed deflect your attention to Syria.

      October 18, 2014 at 6:57 pm | Reply
      • Blue Diamond

        What the fuck do I know? Nothing. I came here to rag on Fareed because me and my 9001 personalities want to get Fareed shut down because I got fired from my volunteer intern position and nothing is more humiliating than being told my free labor isn't up to par with the work ants do when I've dropped a piece of Cheetos. I'm useless. I know.
        On to change my name again and hope nobody notices!

        October 18, 2014 at 9:37 pm |
      • Cristobal

        Fareed has veen a victim of hindoo atrocities in India. Poor guy could not find his roots in India. The hindoos erased his past. Because his family was subjugated by Hindoos. They were harassed. They were kept enslaved. There will be a class action suit filed against India by muslims of Indian origin for these crimes. I feel pity for Fareed.

        October 19, 2014 at 4:14 am |
  5. Ferhat Balkan

    The biggest problem is the fact that we don't know what we're doing. That's right. We don't. Currently there's a bombing campaign against ISIS. Is that a solution? No. In fact, bombing is only a short term solution (such as rescuing the Yazidi Kurds). When it comes to a long term plan, we have nothing. Nobody knows what to do, yet we're there bombing in the hopes that ISIS will be defeated. When did such strategy actually work? Did it work in Yemen, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Pakistan etc? There's no doubt that troops on the ground is the only solution, but the Kurds are getting annihilated and the Iraqi army simply refuses to fight (primarily due to most of them being Sunni Arabs). As such, everyone expect Turkey to step in, but it's not that simple. The fact is, no one wants to get involved in that mess. Especially with ground troops. Expecting another country to step in is simply unrealistic and unfair. The reality is that eventually, we'll get involved with troops on the ground one way or another. Because that is how right wing governments try to solve problems (with War). The conflict in Iraq and Syria is an international nightmare, thanks to Bush and his cowboy diplomacy. Instead of blaming the failed policies of the past, the media blames Islam as the source of the problem. In fact, the root of the problem is too many failed policies in the Middle East over many years due to foreign intervention. These drone strikes, air bombing campaigns and deciding what is right and what is wrong for a region we know little about is the reason behind all this mess. This constant interference where we don't belong... Is ISIS a threat to the US? Not at all. At least not anytime soon. They're not exactly invading from Mexico are they? But the neocons seem to think so. "The imminent threat of ISIS is real and must be dealt with! We must bomb them out of existence!!". Well, I hate to break it to you, but you're wrong. Just as you were wrong when you decided to invade Iraq in 2003. The never ending cycle of violence never ends, because the rich and corrupt politicians think that bombing is the only solution. Think about it.. Was there ISIS and al-Qaeda in Iraq before the US invasion? Now, thanks to this latest bombing campaign, there will be more.

    October 18, 2014 at 4:27 pm | Reply
    • Blue Saffron

      Watch your language. Dalit. Lemme tell ya somethin'. You know what we do to ID rustlers like you in America? We hang 'em by their sand colored balls to the branch of an oak tree. People like you polish my boots and saddle my horse.

      India is a diseased country and devouring our precious resources and not producing enough. On top of that you hindus are massacring minorities including Christians. We cannot accept that. Next week a million people march will be underway to protest genocide in Indian Occupied Kashmir.

      Now git before I kick your a ss so hard you will be wearing it for a hat.

      October 18, 2014 at 5:24 pm | Reply
      • Blue Saffron

        This message was inadvertently posted here. It has been reposted above where it was meant to be. Sorry for the mispost.

        October 18, 2014 at 5:29 pm |
      • Blue Saffron

        Actually it's because you're too fucking ignorant to follow a thread or know how to push a button. Ignorant little cowardly K K K Grand Wizard who admits to wanting to lynch people of a different skin tone. Blazing internet warrior milquetoast ineffectual limp wristed scaredy cat. You should be sorry you were born. We are.

        October 18, 2014 at 9:42 pm |
      • Cristobal

        What would a raypist hindoo know anything of politeness or decorum. Born out of raypes and living in caves eating chapptis of american aid you Indians are a burden on wirld society.

        Just read your comments. Pathetic rsmblings if an uncouth greasy haired curry eating w og from the sands on raypist India. Terrorising minorities.

        October 19, 2014 at 4:18 am |
  6. M. Bradshaw

    An anti-India rally, calling for the independence of Kashmir is being planned on British soil.

    A "Million March" is to take place on October 26 which expects to see thousands of people rally through central London in protest against India's "Genocide in Kashmir".

    The rally will begin in London's Trafalgar Square and end at Prime Minister David Cameron's office at 10 Downing Street.

    October 18, 2014 at 5:35 pm | Reply
    • Umar Mir

      Thank you @ Bradshaw @Sapphire. I will attend. I am from Jammu Kashmir ghat is occupied by India.

      October 18, 2014 at 5:57 pm | Reply
    • Blue Saffron

      @ M Bradshaw: shut up stupid.

      October 18, 2014 at 6:19 pm | Reply
    • Blue Diamond

      India's dismemberment is imminent. Folks keep your attention focused. Get your pop corn ready.

      October 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm | Reply
  7. Blue Sapphire

    A similar anti-India protest rally has also been planned at Brussels following day on October 27.

    October 18, 2014 at 5:40 pm | Reply
  8. Blue Saffron

    I want a good but kicking.
    Who's going to give me one?

    October 18, 2014 at 6:17 pm | Reply
    • Blue Diamond

      Everyone kicks hindoos right in the teeth.

      October 18, 2014 at 6:58 pm | Reply
  9. Umar Mir

    People all over the world, please pray for us Kashmiris living under Indian Occupation in Jammu and Kashmir. Our independence movement has now entered a crucial and final phase. We want independence from India. We want to hold plebiscite.

    October 18, 2014 at 6:32 pm | Reply
  10. Blue Diamond

    So let us talk about the muslims in India since Fareed segway(ed) this into his post. The muslims in India have been massacred, suppressed, maimed and rayped by the hindu majority in India. They have been living in oppression. Suffocated. Genocides committed against them.

    The time has come for Muslims in India to rise and demand a separate independent state for themselves. Where they can live in dignity, in peace, in a civilized culture and not under Hindu subjugation. We have seen the fear in your eyes and the quiver in your voices. From the ashes of India shall rise the Phoenix.

    The western world and Americans support a separate state for the Muslims in India. A state based on democratic principles , capitalism, a belief in the unity of god .

    October 18, 2014 at 6:37 pm | Reply
  11. banasy©

    I see the trolls are back acting like children. There is even one that spews out a lot of hate for people from India. This is one disgusting racist.
    Trully sickening. Have fun children. I hope they bring back the monitoring staff to block and delete some of the hateful comments.

    October 18, 2014 at 9:55 pm | Reply
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©

      @ banasy?
      "...the monitoring stuff?"
      Never.

      October 18, 2014 at 10:25 pm | Reply
      • banasy©

        Lol. Sarcasm caught. Thank you Joey. Haven't felt like coming to the boards for awhile. Lots going on at home and this new troll with so much hatred to post is just too sickening for me to bare. I saw where he hi-jacked your name, the one in blue I mean.
        I don't know why CNN puts up with him.
        Just a matter of time before those ugly posts get blocked and/or deleted.

        October 19, 2014 at 7:44 am |
      • banasy©

        You are quite astute, JIF; I did not author these posts. I find it further disconcerting that anyone thinks about me enough to steal my name.

        I would never confuse "bare" for "bear", either.

        October 19, 2014 at 1:29 pm |
    • Cristobal

      Stupid i diots just polluting this forum. Nothing intelligent to say. Just i diotic ramblings like Fareed writing his blogs. These Indians are a disgrace to our great country. Mexicans are geniuses compared to these hindoos. At least they believe in Jesus not some ugly duckling terrorist deities.

      October 19, 2014 at 4:22 am | Reply
  12. Blue Saffron

    Now look here pilgrim. We don't want or need any CNN monitors poking their noses around here. We can take care of ourselves.
    Now mosey along and go to your room out yander.

    October 18, 2014 at 11:52 pm | Reply
    • Cristobal

      Shut up i diot. If you nothing worthwhile while to say just dip your fingers in your a zz and eat some curry. Extra hot.

      October 19, 2014 at 4:24 am | Reply
  13. m.s.mohamed ansari

    GLOBAL ECONOMIC COLLAPSE REASON ILLEGAL WAR AND ROYALBUDGET $1.7TRILLION
    next BBC All press and media Arabs leader and G20 leader ELECTRONIC VOTE ,,WHITE HOUSE HOUSE OF COMMAND,HOUSE OF LORD,,MICROSOFT, under control by CONGRESS ATO Z CONTROL ECONOMIC BY QUEEN ELIZABETH still British rule the global 21 st century

    Royal budget and wedding cost. 10 generation total $ 57 trillion
    Each every politician rolling 8 years only
    But queen family enjoying 10 generation world leader creation war

    GLOBAL ECONOMIC FALL REASON WAR. Improve economy only peace and prayer

    WAR cost total $ 3.5 TRILLION. Every poor human blood tear .please saves economic

    POVERTY FAMINE &Effected education many people suicide. Many people Drug addict

    Jobless PRESENT ECONOMIC CRISIS

    Effected All liberal democracy. Billion of people tax pays.

    FDI INVESTOR &Joint ventured, effected global Federal Reserve

    Effected CNC manufacturer & energy power

    BANKRUPT 170 BANKS OVER ALL 87000 BRANCHES

    Million of people death martial for not success only peace and prayer only success
    Now we are in 21st century there were times former journalist exposed truth and sacrificed their precious life for the sake of truth, they unveiled the real history. Perhaps contradicting to their present power and money clouded their mind and our upcoming generation becomes a victim.
    We do not believe politicians as we used to, we do not believe the media, and whereas we believe each other”
    Thanking you securing A benefit t future GLOBAL ECONOMIC

    1. Press freedom 2.libral democracy 3.all country equal currency4.open emigration 5.free trade policy 6.avoid electronic vote 7. Every one equal right

    Your’s sincerely
    M.S.MOHAMED ANSARI MOONERRGEBB
    Pragmatism has now fallen foul of the continuing power of the press.
    http://costofwar.com/
    http://edition.cnn.com/SPECIALS/war.casualties/index.html
    http://openlibrary.org/authors/OL3647712A/World_Media_Association
    Economic save only 6 point. Peace, prayer, liberty, unity, friendly, simple

    October 19, 2014 at 3:02 am | Reply
  14. Cristobal

    With few exceptions most are just juvenile one liner s tupid comments. No brain power. Just one stupid person taking on several IDs and talking to himself scratching his balls.

    Listen, ISIS \ Syria\ India are piece of the same puzzle and no discussion of one can take place without discussion of the other. Get that Fareed? Now go find your roots in India and see for yourself how your ancestors were subjugated snd suffocated by India.

    As announced by CNN, ISIS has opened up an office in India to free the muslims of and from the hindu domination and enslavement. Let the fight begin. The seat of the Islamic Caliphate shall be India. We will call it New Cordoba by renaming Mumbai.

    October 19, 2014 at 4:04 am | Reply
  15. Cristobal

    An anti-India rally, calling for the independence of Kashmir is being planned on British soil.

    A "Million March" is to take place on October 26 which expects to see thousands of people rally through central London in protest against India's "genocide in Kashmir".

    The rally will begin in London's Trafalgar Square and end at Prime Minister David Cameron's office at 10 Downing Street.

    A similar anti-India protest rally has also been planned at Brussels following day on October 27.

    October 19, 2014 at 4:27 am | Reply
  16. Blue Sapphire

    Fareed: what they did not teach you in the ashrams:

    Contemporary terrorism was refined by the Italian Mafia. Italian neck tie, deliverance of dead fish, severed limbs et al was the norm. They were Catholic Christians.

    Subsequently, India mastered terrorism
    via raypes and beheadings and burning innocent people alive in Indian Occupied Kashmir and Gujarat, Assam, Tamil Nadu etc. These bad guys were hindus. Again, millions have been killed.

    October 19, 2014 at 4:58 am | Reply
    • Blue Sapphire

      Did you get the point? Modern day terrorism has been defined by hindus!!!!

      Are you afraid of doing a story on India's atrocities? Has the Indian government threatened you or your family? Have the CNN bosses held you off? Has CIA dictated your agenda?

      Tell us the real story. We are not into ISIS that you could fit into a high school ball field.

      October 19, 2014 at 5:03 am | Reply
    • Hannah

      Fareed is a stooge in the hands of CNN. His master's voice. Ultimately CIA controls CNN.

      October 19, 2014 at 5:37 am | Reply
  17. Hannah

    ISIS is just a footnote. The larger picture is the atrocities against moslems. This chapter was written by India. ISIS fights for justice.
    Therefore, it has opened up an office in India. It is now a multinational just like McDonalds. It serves fast justice.

    October 19, 2014 at 5:41 am | Reply
  18. chri§§y

    True @ banasy! I cant imagine any of this s m u t can be good for ratings can you? And @ Joey where is your beloved NSA now lmao?😉 In case you didnt catch that yep im being sarcastic! Lol

    October 19, 2014 at 5:18 pm | Reply
    • banasy©

      I suspect that the goal is to get the comments closed, @Chrissy. I don't know what personal satisfaction would be derived from that, but then again, I'm not deranged, either.

      October 19, 2014 at 6:29 pm | Reply
  19. chri§§y

    True! No rhyme nor reason with his severely mentally inpairedness! Adds new meaning to attention defficent though doesnt it? Maybe the insane assylum in his neck of the woods is full though.

    October 19, 2014 at 7:16 pm | Reply

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