I don't know if this has been done before, and this thread might not have a lot of life to it (hoping I'm wrong on that), but I wonder if world events such as the Syria crisis, Crimea crisis have had an effect over the release of information to the public. I would imagine that Disney would stay out of these topics but doesn't do announcements when such events are pretty hot, in a combination of not sending a mixed message and not getting drowned out. Also I wonder if such recent events might get a subtle mention in the ST (i.e. a mention of a planet annexing another or something along those lines). Anyhow, its your opinions that I'm interested in, so please, discuss.