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The Death Throes Of Civilisation: Egypt, Tunisia, Libya And Belgium

by | 24th, February 2011

WHAT we are watching, therefore, is death throes Tunisia, Egypt, Libya the collapse always starts at the fringes. But add Belgium, a country that has now broken the world record for the most number of days without a government and also add Greece. Ireland will follow shortly, and behind that, Portugal, Spain and then who knows Italy, maybe. Even Germany. Dark things are happening there.

Greece, needless to say, is  dead man walking , or more like live country rioting. Violent clashes, in a long line of violent clashes, broke out again yesterday between protesters and the police. Now there’s a surprise. Police have a punch-up with rioters. Well, I never.

This time, there were about 20,000 to 30,000 protesters, in two rallies that converged outside Parliament in the early afternoon. The numbers, we are told, were not particularly large by Greek standards, and the violence was moderate, if slightly spectacular if you’re into police burning. But there was also the first general strike of the year, putting two fingers up

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