Little by Little, we seem to be witnessing the end of a pandemic that has threatened the whole world for over two years now. But this sigh of relief is not lasting long. There’s a new threat  hovering overhead. A war, another war. Some leaders haven’t learnt anything from past experiences. Putin is angry with Ukraine and sends his troops to the border, as a clear sign of imminent invasion, while boasting of “Russias’s unstoppable nuclear weapons”. Biden warns him: US will «decisively impose swift and severe costs on Russia”. The rest of the world watches this tug-of-war, helplessly. If a higher civilization is peeping at us from another galaxy, I bet they can’t make head or tails of our sheer ignorance and stupidity.    

Irene Bianchi