Brief Update: Nikkei closes slightly lower by -70 points at 13,388. We have blatant ramping of the S&P Futures (ES), which are now 6.05 handles at 1642.75, with a session high at 1645 even. Even though the UK will not take part in any military action against Syria because their House of Commons voted against it, we got headlines crossing after from the US Defense Secretary saying that he still expects military action against Syria without the UK. With that news, you would think ES would be at least unchanged, or maybe lower, but not today. Tomorrow should be interesting.