"Share prices in the City [of London - the most important city in the world] suffered their biggest fall since March today amid fears that a debt crisis in the millionaires' playground of Dubai heralded a new phase in the global financial meltdown and a double-dip recession in 2010."
from Fears of double-dip recession grow as Dubai crashes [11/26/09]
"VIENNA (Reuters) - U.N. nuclear watchdog governors voted on Friday to rebuke Iran for building a uranium enrichment plant in secret but Tehran rejected the move as 'intimidation' which would poison its negotiations with world powers."
from IAEA votes to censure Iran over nuclear cover-up [11/27/09]
Iran has apparently made incredible progress on this facility in the last couple of weeks:
"Fri, Nov 11 2009
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief says that UN inspectors have found "nothing to be worried about" in Iran's latest nuclear facility.
"The idea was to use it as a bunker under the mountain to protect things," Mohamed ElBaradei told the Thursday print of the New York Times, pointing to Iran's Fordo nuclear facility, some 160 kilometers southwest of Tehran.
"It's a hole in a mountain," the IAEA chief said.
(But then, maybe the idea was to allow the oligarchy to claim that it's a nuclear facility. After all, Jeffrey Steinberg of EIR once indicated that Iran's president is a Synarchist puppet.)
So, as the economic collapse progresses, we are being fed a virtual reality to the effect that it's just another dip in the road to eventual recovery, along with one about Iran having WMD (just as before the invasion of Iraq) in order to "explain" Israel's likely eventual invasion of Iran ("Armageddon's" fuse) which will coincide with the financial collapse in order to bail out all of the oligarchy's economist-puppets who have been predicting a recovery. (Note that the US recently prevented Russia from providing Iran with missiles it could use to protect itself from Israel.) That way, they can retain some of their credibility in case they need it to prevent LaRouche's policies from being adopted.