Curiouser & Curiouser in Libya

A heavily armed group of American commandos recently landed at a Libyan air base but found they had not been properly invited, so they were thrown out (or politely asked to leave, it’s unclear which!) Is anyone else puzzled by what’s going on? GT. Link:...

India to get bullet trains

Kipling must be turning in his grave, but it was probably bound to happen. I’m not sure how this got into my Twitter feed but it’s interesing. Prime minister Modi may not be a nice person but he certainly seems to mean business. Link:...

Orson Welles’ Hong Kong ferry collision

Remember “Ferry to Hong Kong,” the movie where Orson Welles is skipper and Curt Jurgens the petty crook destined to live forever on the boat from Hong Kong to Macau? 100 people were injured on October 26th in a ferry collision. Rabid fundamentalists may see it as...

ISIS steps into a vacuum in Libya

A major ISIS goal is to control more oilfields. Given a political vacuum in an oil-rich country, they will step in and take advantage; breathtakingly obvious when you think about it. Ominously, they now control the major city of Sirte. Link:...