Conflict update: February 9 2017

Just by way of an update, there’s a pretty good chance this place will be quiet tomorrow. I’m traveling again and, well, I might just feel like crashing afterwards. That’s also why this is posting a few hours earlier than I usually post these updates. #ThanksTrump As the Trump administration decides how to proceed now… Continue reading Conflict update: February 9 2017

Conflict update: February 8 2017

#ThanksTrump Of the many unconscionable things Donald Trump has done in the not-even-three-weeks since he became president, this would be among the most unconscionable: The leaked draft of a presidential memorandum Donald Trump is expected to sign within days suspends a 2010 rule that discouraged American companies from funding conflict and human rights abuses in the… Continue reading Conflict update: February 8 2017

Conflict update: February 6, 2017

Hey, so I’m not all the way back into blogging, but I’m back enough to post this very partial roundup of world news, with more to come tomorrow. There’s no particular rhyme or reason to what I’ve summarized here, it’s just whatever I had done when the clock hit 11:56 or whatever time it is… Continue reading Conflict update: February 6, 2017

Conflict update: February 2 2017

Iran Reuters is reporting that the Trump administration will impose new sanctions on several Iranian entities, perhaps as soon as tomorrow. Whatever their rhetoric about the nuclear deal, it’s clear that Trump’s people have come into office looking for an excuse to take an action like this, to quickly get back to the days when… Continue reading Conflict update: February 2 2017

Conflict update: February 1 2017

Iran If the Trump administration accomplishes nothing else in its (hopefully only) four years in office, provoking a war with Iran seems to be at the top of its bucket list. How else do you explain the National Security Advisor taking the podium at a White House press briefing and doing this: “Recent Iranian actions,… Continue reading Conflict update: February 1 2017

Conflict update: January 18 2017

NOTHING MATTERS LOL ♫ It’s the final countdown… ♫ Marking another milestone for a changing planet, scientists reported on Wednesday that the Earth reached its highest temperature on record in 2016, trouncing a record set only a year earlier, which beat one set in 2014. It is the first time in the modern era of… Continue reading Conflict update: January 18 2017

Conflict update: January 11 2017

On the plus side, I finally finished that interview I was transcribing and sent it to my editor. On the minus side, that plus a checkup at the doctor occupied most of my day. I’ll try to get back in some regular order tomorrow. Syria Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: the Syrian… Continue reading Conflict update: January 11 2017