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Frankenstorm and Empire

The recent assault on New York by Frankenstorm is a stark and very costly reminder of the power of our planet's weather systems, even if its effects were compounded by a full moon and consequent high tides.

The Death of Great Britain?

The Kingdom of Great Britain resulted from the political union of the kingdoms of England and Scotland with the Acts of Union on 1 May 1707 under Queen Anne 305 years ago. Then in 1801, under a new Act of Union, this kingdom merged with the Kingdom of Ireland to create the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. In a final iteration after the Irish War of Independence (1919–1921) most of Ireland seceded from the Union, which then became the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

BAE, EADS and the madness of the European unification

As I wrote in my previous post on Risks and riots - the European disaster zone, the madness of the European unification process has been demonstrated on a smaller fractal, by the potential BAE/EADS merger proposals. Why would a British political leader ever entertain losing BAE Systems to European control? To summarize, BAE Systems is half the size of EADS and makes the same profit, which suggests that it is a much better company.

Market reaction to recent geopolitical events

Despite the recent escalations in Geoploitical tensions globally the markets have risen over this period, as September was the month that Central Banks announced their capability and intention to intervene on a scale not seen before, firstly with Mario Draghi's ECB unlimited bond buying support program, followed soon after by the QE3 infinity program from Ben Bernanke specifically focused upon reducing US unemployment rates.

The African regional civil war

Africa is described in BREAKING THE CODE OF HISTORY as a continent in the stage of early regionalisation with some 53 nations. The book highlighted that Africa would bifurcate into two systems, north and south. To the north would be the Islamic nations, and to the south the tribal Christian nations.

The force behind the Islamic energy of expansion

5 September 2012 The force behind the Islamic energy of expansion and resilience is constantly underestimated by the old West. Indeed the front cover of Time magazine on 17th September showed a picture and the caption The End of Al Qaeda, a title born of US ignorance and hubris, motivated by the successful assassination of Bin Laden, and one that could not be further from the truth.

Iran’s challenge to Israel and the West

4 September 2012 Iran’s challenge to Israel and the West was manifested from a nation that was the first Islamic nation to revolt against the western power architecture back in 1977-79. That revolution resulted in the overthrow of the Shah and its replacement with Shia Islamic power. Having had its revolution it will not have another to overthrow the current regime unless the economy collapses completely.

Regionalisation and civil war in the Islamic Middle East

3 September 2012 The Regional Civil war of the Islamic Middle East.  This conflict continues to escalate, sucking in more countries into its war zone, with Turkey edging closer to conflict with Syria. In BREAKING THE CODE OF HISTORY that Islamic system is identified as being in a similar phase of its cycle to that of the Western Christian Super Empire in its late stage of Regionalisation.

Risks and riots - the European disaster zone

2 September 2012 The European disaster zone.  In Europe, despite Mario Draghi’s plan that effectively calmed  the markets , the brutal reality of the European Crisis is starkly apparent in Greece, where the population is suffering severe and prolonged economic hardships not seen since Germany in the 1930s. In such situations the risks of riots and revolts becomes very high, and indeed the recent riots in Greece suggest that they will only become worse with time as desperation becomes more widespread.

China's aggressive expansionist stance

1 September 2012 China demonstrated its aggressive expansionist stance specifically against Japan over the Senkaku islands. At its core this incident in which both sides have deployed patrol vessels to the island waters, is the confirmation that China does not plan to expand peacefully, but instead will take its economic power and invest in a blue water navy that has the singular purpose of protecting and expanding Chinese national interests.

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