As predicted, things are getting hairy all over again in Syria, a place where too many conflicts are going on. The casus belli this time is the little town of Manbij, in the northern part of the country. Actually is controlled by Kurds, with logistic support from the US. Russians and Americans found themselves together against the will of the Turkish government to seize the town, a move that greatly enraged the leadership of this regional power. Check here the story, from Stars and Stripes.
There are many conflicts that are out of the media beat, including the ongoing confrontation in Ukraine between national government, Russian-sponsored separatist and Russian armed forces. Said conflict is in progress since 2014, with a significant portion of Ukraine – the Crimea region – de facto annexed by Russia in spite of every international treaty.
There are dozens, maybe hundreds, of reasons for losing a political campaign even if every effort has been done and huge sums of money have been invested to achieve the result.
Look at this infographic, it’s quite simple to understand.
The comparison of the last three rounds of presidential elections is crystal clear. The Democrat’s number of voters is falling down like a brick. The enthusiasm of 2008, with the victory of Barack Obama, has been widely lost in 2012 and it’s gone with the wind this year.
So be it, we have a final result. Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States of America and the GOP get a solid majority in Senate and in the House of Representatives. America turned “red” big time, we can say that next year will start a new era for the American politics.
This will be the last post about the upcoming presidential election in the USA, I promise! A few days from now, we will finally know who will be the next president and what will happen from January it’s anybody’s guess.
The starting point of this post is about what happens a minute after the definitive results will be known. In a normal democratic competition, the loser will recognize the outcome and proceed to congratulate with his/her competitor. This should happen at any level, from the bottom to the top. About a week ago, we got a presidential candidate that denied such recognization if he doesn’t get elected.
July 8th, 2016 will be remembered for the so-called first use of a robot to attack (and kill) a gunman in Dallas, TX. I’m reading this all around the internet today, with a number of Skynet-like hypothesis and dramatic questions involving the militarization of the police procedures all around the USA.
Well, I know for sure that fact-checking is not a prominent trait in many news outlets, not to mention the great mass of the social media horde. The point is not to state who came first, or more properly, what killed first. It’s about knowing what’s happening in the world and having the instruments needed to understand it.
I have to say that I was amazed by the last marketing move from Marvel. With a single comic, the new “Steve Rogers Captain America” by Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz, they got the attention of the whole internet. Try to imagine this. One story, a “new” idea, the equivalent of a multi-million dollar campaign in a matter of a few days. Wow.
I write “new” because it’s not the first time that Captain America gets on the wrong side of the fence. He’s been brainwashed or mind-controlled more than a few times, sometimes with dire results. So why all the rage right now? Could he really be bad to the bone? I mean, we’re talking about an iconic character, that’s right, but it’s the same character that has been killed at least twice.