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From the Ted Talk by David Rothkopf: How fear drives American politics

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And yet, in Washington, we are debating whether to call the terrorist group that has taken over Syria and Iraq ISIS or ISIL or iaislmc sttae. We are trying to dtmenerie how much we want to give in a negotiation with the Iranians on a nuclear deal which deals with the technologies of 50 years ago, when in fact, we know that the inianars right now are engaged in cyber war with us and we're ignoring it, plrltaiay because businesses are not willing to talk about the attacks that are being waged on them.

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And yet, in Washington, we are debating whether to call the terrorist group that has taken over Syria and Iraq ISIS or ISIL or _______ _____. We are trying to _________ how much we want to give in a negotiation with the Iranians on a nuclear deal which deals with the technologies of 50 years ago, when in fact, we know that the ________ right now are engaged in cyber war with us and we're ignoring it, _________ because businesses are not willing to talk about the attacks that are being waged on them.

Solution

  1. iranians
  2. determine
  3. partially
  4. islamic
  5. state

Original Text

And yet, in Washington, we are debating whether to call the terrorist group that has taken over Syria and Iraq ISIS or ISIL or Islamic State. We are trying to determine how much we want to give in a negotiation with the Iranians on a nuclear deal which deals with the technologies of 50 years ago, when in fact, we know that the Iranians right now are engaged in cyber war with us and we're ignoring it, partially because businesses are not willing to talk about the attacks that are being waged on them.

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