Maybe it is the globalization of news, but unrest throughout the world is popping up all over the place, for various alleged reasons and in various forms.
Syria continues to be a tragedy, way too often described in the media as an “internal” issue, but when you look at the many “powers” interfering, from big to small, one must expect it to continue feeding the news with increasing drama.
Thailand? Well that is more of the same, each sides swapping roles every few years, between who’s in office and who’s in the streets…. Would personally love to see the King stand up and speak the mind of the people, all the people, not only the noisiest.
And of all places, riots in…. Singapore!? The weirdest news out of that one was the shock within the authorities and the police, who were so ill-prepared for such a possibility, that they had neither riot-gear and relevant “equipment”, nor had received any training on how to address such problems. Funny, no? They had not even thought it could happen, at any scale….
Aah, and Ukraine is at it again. Russia interferes with discounted gaz (am simplifying a bit here), which represents a few billion dollars a year for the few in control; how simple is that, you fiddle the numbers to say it was consumed in Ukraine, while reselling it on the international market at normal rates – through those ever so tax-efficient Swiss-based trading houses. Last time they so abused the statistics, that even the Russians got upset and closed the taps. Interestingly, the ex-Prime Minister – presently in jail on foggy grounds – who is so keen to present herself as a victim was in the “gaz bizness” with her husband in the nineties. Small circles we are turning in…. A solution would be to settle things through some fist fights, so the Klitschko guy would be a strong favorite.
Oh, and here comes Turkey. High-level corruption, big time manipulation and influence games between the military, the business-world and the government will not bring much good…. This is likely to have strong implications, as a big mess in Turkey would spread and be “quite unpleasant”. Just look at a map to see what I mean…
And the last one is for little Kim, North Korean buddy of Dennis Rodman, who is cleaning up some business conflicts and had his own uncle executed by a firing squad. In fact, news is now coming out that some underlings were executed with antiaircraft guns, with some top-guys watching (Kim himself is suspected to have been there). Just to give an idea, you do not to pick up any bodies after such an execution, as those weapons leave nothing to be picked-up…..
Anyway, and as always when these things hit the news, watch the political lines behind them, and above all, smell the money….