Surprised by the lack of discussion here about Ukraine.
Lots to talk about, from the fact that this is a European war, to the ineptitude of the Russian ground forces, to the horrific loss of life and general targeting of cities and civilians, to the "bio weapons lab" conspiracy theory, to the US and NATO responses to date, China's role and possible impacts on their Taiwan strategy, etc.
Infuriating and depressing. At this point, I’m hoping for an insider to take VP and his top loyalists out of the picture. That’s one scenario for both ending the madness and keeping other nations from feeling forced to getting involved, beginning an irreversible escalation.
Current world events, as well as things here in the U.S. and climate trends remind me that I’m glad I don’t have children. I can’t imagine the stress of considering the future world they would inhabit.