It appears has if history will repeat itself, once again.
The world is at the cusp of a true depression and Rome burns while the World diddles...
We are all witnessing a downward spiral of the world's economic situation in slow motion. Japan took the fast and hard road, the US did not! They decided to export their way out by printing Dollars and masking the problem while, at the same time "putting lipstick on a pig" by way of media control: How many times did you read, on U.S.- based financial media, that we were in a recovery? How many touts on buying (here) at the bottom? How many times did the real-estate scenario look too good to pass up?
Let's not kid ourselves: We were duped into saving the banks and brokerage houses with our retirement money and time to receive it; we will retire later and get less money... once we do, due to having rescued a banking system that charged us for holding on to our money ("How much money is my account now?"---"That will cost you $1", etc...) .
Greece was lucky to come to the table first: They have, so far, managed to save their banks and Government but Spain is, simply, trying to save their banks and not the Government nor it's people; same as the US did in 2008. Croatia now needs money too. Italy probably will by next week as well.
The world is obviously heading into another depression. If we remember history, the best, and fastest way, to get out of a depression is by a world war. People will lend money to their Governments at zero percent (and perpetually) due to their patriotic instinct. Many will forget about being unemployed and will worry about living and having their loves ones live. I believe (and I hope I am wrong) that we are being led into that direction.
There are many WWIII scenarios today but the Syria problem has an internationally obvious base: Russia and China back Assad but the rest of the United Nations does not; there is a World War right there! No need to look any further!
"Turkey's government admitted that the plane had strayed inside Syria but that it had realized its error and was in international airspace when it was hit.".
There it is right there: Turkey says it did it but that it was destroyed once it had escaped the zone..."
I'm not much into this "New World Order" theory stuff but if there was a way to get over a world depression, transfer wealth to few and de-populate the planet (and thereby guarantee the remainding population with enough food, and other resources, for another 100 years...) all at the same time...this would be it!
I hope... and want to be wrong but it sounds like "Checkmate" to me.
May God Save Our Souls...