Communication is a two way street, so if you don't feel like you are in on the real story behind what is going on right now, why don't you ask? You have every right to explore this topic of conversation, and if it would help to play dumb about it, play dumb. If all you want is information, you pose no threat to anyone. Knowledge is power, and it's what you need to gain peace of mind today. To get it, you just have to go up to the right people and ask. Not so hard, is it?