The Personal Website of Ronald Huereca

The Withdrawing of Forces and Other Predictions for '07

This entry was written as part of ProBlogger’s Group Writing Project.

The year 2006 brought a great deal turmoil for the United States and its allies. The Republicans lost the House and the Senate, and Iraq is in turmoil. However, I don’t think all is lost for the U.S. and world affairs in 2007. Here are my predictions for what lies ahead for politics and world affairs in 2007.

The U.S. Cuts Back Forces Drastically in Iraq

Under increased political pressure from within, President Bush reluctantly orders a majority of the troops out of Iraq. A lot of the troops move to Kurdistan where the people there actually appreciate what the U.S. has done for them.

The “Green Zone”, or “International Zone” remains intact in Baghdad. Iraq will primarily be controlled by the Iraqi Army, with assistance from U.S. Special Forces. The civil war that people predicted doesn’t happen. Violence does escalate, but the Iraqis realize that the problems are not being caused by the U.S. presence. Iraqis join the Army in droves in order to protect their homeland from outside influences.

Hillary Clinton Will Announce Her Presidential Run

This prediction has come true as of January 20, 2007.

Mrs. Clinton has kept her intentions for running for President under wraps, but I predict she will let the cat out of the bag in 2007.

She will gain a huge backing from the Democrats, and will lead most polls.

Korea Has an ‘Accident’

Korea has already announced itself as a nuclear power. However, no nuclear country has been able to go without some nuclear mishaps. Korea will have an accident that will threaten the Demilitarized Zone and force the U.S. troops to withdraw temporarily. The U.S. starts enforcing the Demilitarized Zone from the air (which is very opposed by North Korea), but can’t stop the influx of thousands of North Korean refugees fleeing for freedom.

Israel Gives Iran an Ultimatum

Israel has been a quiet dog so far this year with the exception of the clash with Lebanon. Israel has a lot of bite for being such a small country, however. Iran will deliver to Israel what Israel interprets to be a “declaration of war.” Israel mobilizes and threatens Iran to back down from the statement or face “harsh” measures. The U.N. holds an emergency meeting to seek reconciliation between the two countries. Iran refuses to back down. We’ll have to wait until ’08 to figure out what happens next. 🙂

Martin Scorsese Wins an Oscar for ‘The Departed’

Okay, this last prediction has nothing to do with politics or world events, but who can resist making an Oscar prediction? He will win, and will win big. His only contender will be Clint Eastwood for “Letters from Iwo Jima.”

Conclusion

Thanks for reading my predictions for ’07. If any of them come true, be afraid… be very afraid.

Writer and software engineer Ronald Huereca has been a developer at notable agencies like iThemes and 10up. His varied background has him working with WordPress since 2006, eventually creating his own plugin which, of course, lead to more. He spends quite a bit of his time volunteering with the WordPress project as a core and polyglot contributor. With all of his passions, writing has been the way Ronald expresses himself best. He has written both technical books as well as fiction. Some of his works include Project Mayhem, Mindefusement, and WordPress and Ajax. “You can only delay the inevitable” is his favorite quote. Ronald enjoys reading Stephen King and John Grisham. When he’s not writing, Ronald dreams of building websites filled with cats yawning, disclaimers his strong opinions, sings karaoke, and advocates for empathy surrounding mental health.

20 thoughts on “The Withdrawing of Forces and Other Predictions for '07”

  1. Pingback: More Reviews and Predictions - Group Writing Project Day 2

  2. Wow, somebody's looking for controversy. If one of those predictions came true I'd be surprised. I thought my prediction regarding Cuba was risky 😉
    Interesting read nonetheless

  3. @John Wesley,

    I should have clarified my prediction. I predict Scorsese wins best director. Usually that has nothing to do with how good a film is. I personally found "The Departed" hilarious.

    @Nick,

    I'm always on the look out for controversy. 🙂 However, I don't think my statements are that controversial. I've read worse. These are just predictions, and like you, I would be surprised if any of them came true.

  4. Pingback: Bloglinkr Blog » Problogger’s Group Writing Project - Read Submissions

  5. Pingback: Why I Love Problogger Group Writing Project | Kuala Lumpur is Home

  6. Pingback: Reviews and Predictions: My Top 10 Posts » Questallia

  7. Pingback: Lyndon Antcliff » A big bunch of links to cool articles

  8. Pingback: Chewing Pencils: Helping you make money from drawing cartoons!

  9. Pingback: Links by the hundreds, thanks to an Aussie » TravelBlog Archive » Family Travel

  10. Pingback: ProBlogger Reviews and Predictions Links at [MacStansbury]

  11. Pingback: Planeta Ubuntu » Reviews and Predictions: All 282 Entries

  12. Pingback: Spreading Link-Love at Madhur Kapoor’s Blog

  13. Pingback: Medium Dreams » Reviews and Predictions: All 282 292 Entries

  14. Pingback: Rob Schaumer » Blog Archive » Effort Recognized, Lessons Learned And Some Link Love… Reviews and Previews Group Writing Project - Reader Submissions

  15. Pingback: » Do you need something to read? Here is more than enough

  16. Pingback: Pedro’s Spot | Back from Christmas

  17. Pingback: Back from Christmas | FinancasPessoais.pt

Leave a Reply to Mama Duck Cancel Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Scroll to Top