1: There have been developments in the tragic story of the little boy who was drowned i Greek waters.
For one thing, left leaning political parties have been trying to blame PM Harper for the death, claiming that his family had applied for a visa to Canada. In fact this it not the case. It also turns out that these people where not refugees but wanted to get, as I understand it, a free set of dental implants and felt it was worth moving to Europe to get them.
Stratfor’s George Friedman published an interesting article on September 1, “Pondering Hitler’s Legacy,” to mark the 76th anniversary of the beginning of World War II. The first outcome of Hitler’s war, he says, was that it destroyed Europe’s hegemony over much of the world and its influence over the rest:
Within 15 years of the end of the war, Britain, France, Belgium and the Netherlands lost their empires . . . By the end of the war they had lost the will, the energy and the wealth to maintain their power. After half-hearted and doomed attempts to resist, these countries willingly participated in the dismantling of what they had once thought of as their birthright . . . After the war, Europe faced the task of rebuilding buildings. The ambition to rule had been exhausted.
This assertion is disputable. The dusk of European hegemony started in the aftermath of the First World War. The wealth was largely gone by 1918. A financially crippled Britain abandoned the gold standard in 1931. France was even more severely damaged: the ravages of war on her soil exceeded 100 percent of her 1913 GDP; the national debt rose from 66% of GDP in 1913 to 170% in 1919. High inflation caused the franc to lose half its value against the British pound.
3. Australian PM explains that the Islamic State is more evil in some ways than the Nazis. And he is quite correct.
4. Islamic opportunists refuse to leave train in Hungary
(Wow it must be awesome to just make up rights as you want them. The fact is they ceae even being refugees the minute they refuse to be registered in the first nation they come to. I believe that is the law. They become illegal immigrants that very second they refuse or cross a border which they have no right to cross whether they bought a ticket or not)
Thank you M., Buck, Gates of Vienna and all. A busy day again and more to come. Some very interesting videos actually.