September has been an interesting month that merits some reflection before comment.
Events in Burma are still unfolding. Yet another unloved junta is still desperately clinging to its power and wealth in the face of a popular uprising that is thus far pacific on the side of the rebels. The junta are still extremely dangerous and the initial bloodshed, caused by troops opening fire with automatic weapons on unarmed and peaceful demonstrators, has provoked international condemnation.
In Britain the Scottish Prime Minister is dithering about calling a snap election. This next election could be make or break for national socialism in Britain. If Scottish Prime Minister Brown is able to juggle a forth win for the national socialists, Britain will become a one party state and the national socialists will continue to strengthen their grip. They are busy introducing new powers to enable them to fiddle the election.
In Brussels the march to a European Super State continues over the bodies of its citizens. The French and Dutch are apparently not to be trusted with a vote on the Constitution because they voted NO last time. Scottish Prime Minister Brown is determined to prevent the British from having a vote. Once the Constitution is adopted, there will be a central appointed Federal Government with a President and a Foreign Minister. Brussels will then have total control of all foreign and domestic policy with the United States of Europe.
Russia continues to flex its muscles in a return to the Cold War in an ever more unstable world.
US military and Executive officers have been condemning the British withdrawal from Iraq and suggesting a lack of courage. The effect of drawing troops back to Basra airport may have had the same effect as a complete withdrawal but British troops are still exposed to danger while the Blair Brown regime tries to make its mind up, influenced by the current consideration of an election date for Britain.
The run on the Northern Rock bank in Britain demonstrated the fragility of business confidence around the world. Property prices in the US and Britain have fuelled economic expansion well above the real value of the property. In the process it has hidden some worrying signs in other parts of the economies of these two countries. Now that the property bubble is threatening to burst in a spectacular manner, a serious recession could be about to begin. In a global market, this could start a chain reaction and caused considerable hardship in many countries.