The growing conflict between Sunnis and Shias spread to Asia as a Pakistani general threatened to wipe Iran off the map if any harm comes to Saudi Arabia. This was a not very subtle threat to use nuclear weapons.
Transhumanists see a future where our brains are wirelessly connected to the Internet, giving us godlike powers. Besides being a breathtakingly bad idea, this sci-fi vision has become an alternate religion, promising heaven on a silicon chip.
Europe had its paradigm violently shifted last Friday–at least 128 dead and hundreds more injured in multiple terror attacks in Paris. France responds by bombing Raqqa, the “capital” of the Islamic State, and calling for a return to border controls inside the EU.
Russia’s growing influence in the Middle East and Europe is worrying some strategists at the Pentagon. Coincidentally, the founder of RT (Russia Today) was found dead in a hotel room in Washington, D.C. this week.