It looks like chaos, but actually, everything is unfolding according to plan.
Are you watching Europe? Imploding national economies seem to be threatening the entire project of European Union and sending shock waves through financial markets around the globe. This is a moment of extreme significance—for the future of not only Europe but all of us. What is happening? Where is it leading? Such questions are on the lips of observers everywhere.
To the layman, Europe is in the midst of cataclysmic change. Yet the longtime student of European affairs understands that this crisis was both premeditated and planned.
Two principal actors are behind it, and these two will shape the Continent’s future. The first is Germany. This is already patently obvious to anyone watching events there.
The second, believe it or not, is the Vatican.
Events like this of late seem to occur when the national attention is elsewhere. In light of this, it shouldn’t be surprising if a nation takes advantage of the Sochi Winter Olympics as a distraction, as Putin did with his invasion of Georgia under the cover of the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
While you were distracted with the Grammys:
(CNN) — The U.S. military conducted an airstrike in southern Somalia on Sunday against a suspected militant leader, a U.S. military official told CNN.
The target was described by the official as a “senior leader” affiliated with al Qaeda and Al-Shabaab, al Qaeda’s affiliate in Somalia.
The United States has not yet been able to determine whether the target was killed, the official said. Continue reading