What the hell happened in South Sudan? (You can blame tribalism)

Off I go on holiday and suddenly there's a civil war in South Sudan.  What, exactly, went down?  Well, there are specifics - and they are better detailed elsewhere - and there are the generalities, which carry the grand geopolitical sweep of things.  Like many of Africa's conflicts, South Sudan suffers the effects of rapid … Continue reading What the hell happened in South Sudan? (You can blame tribalism)

So on it goes

And thus America goes into Syria. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/obama-approves-military-aid-syrian-rebels-article-1.1372540 It will be done as cheaply as possible; the last phase might involve a no fly zone. Make no mistake, however - America could give a shit about a democratic or free Syria.  That would be lovely, of course, because such a country would likely align with the … Continue reading So on it goes