GOING AS PLANNED
As we transition from one set of holidays to another this week and get ready for New Year's Eve, we also need to get ready for two escalating conflicts around the world in the coming days.
The casualty numbers in the last 24 hours are approaching 200 and climbing.
The sad thing in both instances is that escalating these conflicts is exactly what the instigators in both situations were counting on happening.
Countries like people are entirely too predictable, and can unfortunately be played like a fiddle.
And as we see from these two cases and so many others closer to home, it's much easier to fiddle when what really matters burns.