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The Endgame Is Coming: Libyan State TV Says Rebels Blew Up Ras Lanuf Oil Tank As They Retreat

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As this is coming from Libyan State TV, the object and the subject may well be inverted, but it doesn't matter who blew it up. What matters is someone blew it up. The endgame is fast approaching, and the No Fly Zone escalation is now likely inevitable. We will post the naval update, and remark on just how far from the shores of Tripoli the USS Enterprise is, later today.


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Wed, 03/09/2011 - 10:53 | 1032831 Oh regional Indian
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hard and fast now, but not still ready to peak.

Libya is THE tipping point of the current con-flagaration, with wide rangin impacts we cannot even imagine yet.

Literally and figuratively, we may see the beginnigs of the end of American Enterprise, who we know, flys a false flag!


Wed, 03/09/2011 - 10:55 | 1032871 Gully Foyle
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Oh regional Indian

I read your Spiral thing ever consider Bagua? It's all about the circle, no beginning or end, just shifting and spinning. Similar way to consciousness as a Sufi, spinning and spinning until the light comes on.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 11:01 | 1032898 Oh regional Indian
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Gully, never had, just did. looks fascinating. You are talkign about the Martial art, right?

My practise has a lot of circular elements, but as subsets of a greater Spiral.

Will delve deeper into Bagua. Are you a practioner?



Wed, 03/09/2011 - 11:24 | 1032978 Gully Foyle
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Oh regional Indian

Yep. One of the three internal arts, four if you include Aikido and five if you add Liu He Ba Fa.

Bagua is also a Qigong.

Anyway other than self defense the internal arts work on body alignment not strength. When a movement is done correctly the energy flows. The combination of deep breathing and movement combines to massage the internal organs helping to remove toxins.

Practiced correctly you reach the same areas found in Yoga or Sufiism or what Gurdjieff taught, hell any mysticism really. Since the focus is not on force your perspective changes to something more akin to Taoism and it's comprehension of organic growth.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 12:09 | 1033145 Oh regional Indian
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Awesome gully. Sounds like moving or dynamic Zazen to me.

Flowing inward, is th ekey, ne?

Indian Martial arts (oldest, supposedly parent of all the lartial arts) called Kalaripayat is amazng, but very outward, fighting focussed. See soem youtube videos though and the weapons, the guys are amazing.


Wed, 03/09/2011 - 11:05 | 1032914 jesse livermoore
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what does that map with a line and a star mean?

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 10:49 | 1032834 sulfur
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go saddam....ahm sorry go muamar go

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 11:00 | 1032883 buzzsaw99
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me too. i'm tired of rooting for the baby killing good guys.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 10:50 | 1032836 Debtless
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Now that London has had their morning, uh, input - let's watch the metals soar today. So it looks like there was just a modest rise by eod.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 10:50 | 1032838 sunnydays
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Here comes $5 a gallon gas this month.  Italy is going to really be hurting soon, their gas prices could be $5 a liter soon.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 10:51 | 1032841 Debtless
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Wed, 03/09/2011 - 10:50 | 1032844 NOTW777
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where is our president??????

will hillary send another letter

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 10:56 | 1032870 Rusty Shorts
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 - on the back 9

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 10:59 | 1032882 John McCloy
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President hindsight is awaiting to see the direction in which public perception forms. He will then "lead" in the direction that the followers are already headed. What is it they say about a leader with no followers..just a man going for a walk.
He may just be the most absent puppet President we have ever had.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 11:00 | 1032892 buzzsaw99
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He's too busy sucking Blankfein's penis erectus.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 11:14 | 1032938 Debtless
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Wed, 03/09/2011 - 10:52 | 1032848 Cognitive Dissonance
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Just this portion of the end game is coming. Plenty of other unwinding lay directly ahead of us.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 10:57 | 1032875 Oh regional Indian
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yup CD, faster and faster now. still as per script though, I'm sure.
When they're done looting and let the system go....that will be something to behold.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 11:07 | 1032917 Cognitive Dissonance
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Interesting thesis you present on your blog this EST morning ORI. Particularly the meeting of the axis you have drawn and the 33rd parallel. For the left brain dominated, your idea is a tough swallow. The most difficult thing for modern man to give up is his conditioned belief that if Western science doesn't endore it, it can't be true.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 11:26 | 1032983 LFMayor
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This reminds me of an "Ancient Mysteries" program I watched last week talking about neolithic plinths and stones... they followed a track similar to the one you've mapped, at least in UK and Europe.

Probably nothing. I'm no follower of Ley Lines or Shirley and the crystal worshippers, but a pattern is a pattern.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 11:15 | 1032934 Gully Foyle
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Cognitive Dissonance

Yep, this is the start. I've said that things will deteriorate in the US. That allows Obama to be removed from office and a strong white Republican to take control ( Which by the way makes Black/Minority politicians and Democrats seem weak and innefectual). Then the crackdowns start for our benefit. The election gives the ILLUSION of mandate. Don't you just love those mandate games.Genpop don't agree but the elected officials say they were put in place to do for us what we want even if we don't like it or it harms us. Mandate is a lovely word.

Inuaguration day 2013 may not be the first serious policy change but it starts the rapid decline. I expect to see marshal law declared in some rioting cities, and a restriction if not full ban on guns. Maybe even  a Balkanization of the US.

Remember all it takes is a generation and unpopular ideas become accepted.

Even a new world war will not save us. Even NWO will not save us. The stratification of society has begun, rich will get richer and poor will stay poor. Some bones get tossed, food, some health care, you need to keep the masses occupied.

For those whining about too many people, population peaks about 2050 then declines. But the real kicker is the world will be full of OLD people. Only the rich old people will see any benefit. Which means when the population declines there is a lot more "wealth" of rescources to be shared by those limited few.

Maybe they will toss out Carbon credit based lifestyles. It's already being tested and suggested in at least on tv show. X amount of carbon credits for food, heat, travel, clothing, go beyond that and oh well.

Either way the life of excess we grew up with won't exist for our children. And unless you are wealthy definitely will not for the grandkids.

So consume while you can, cause that shit gonna end real fucking soon. Then we all be beggars.


Wed, 03/09/2011 - 11:51 | 1033047 nonclaim
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"Don't fight to save your slavery", as someone wrote here months ago.

Then we all be beggars.

We build the world around us but we barely control anything; we are here for the ride. If I can recommend a good/fun read, "A Canticle for Leibowitz", by Walter Miller, starts like that, beggars and thieves, in the years following a nuclear war... It makes some fun of the catholic church but accepts the fact that it gives structure to a society.

[don't read the wikipedia article; it's a complete spoiler]

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 12:14 | 1033164 Fearless Rick
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+1000 bricks.

Read "Canticle" a long time ago. Very refreshing and apropos for our time. Good suggestion.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 13:58 | 1033496 New_Meat
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+ can kraut.

I didn't realize how evil the old monk was scratching the stone until I polished my first mirror.  ouch.  - Ned

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 12:08 | 1033141 Fearless Rick
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FU, pompous ass. You consume, me make. I'm marginally middle class right now, but by the end of summer, according to plan, I will be noveau riche in silver, food, land and water.

Many will be sucked down the tubes because they have not prepared, but I will not be one of them. In the interim, I take from both the rich and the poor, tread equally on the downtrodden and the wealthy.

Figure it this way. Since transfer payments to individuals, i.e., SS, Medicare, medicade, UI, welfare, food stamps, military pensions and such are coming from the federal and state governments, it's only OUR OWN MONEY that we are taking back, so there's no sin in exploiting those with their hands out nor those with their hands in others' pockets.

I ride a bike, I own PMs, I grow my own food, I catch rainwater, I make my own beer and wine, I employ solar and wind to reduce my dependence on the grid, I build solar ovens and solar heaters for profit. I build. I am the New Suburban Order (MSO) and all of you on either side of my middle are enemies, and thus fodder, to my well-deserved newfound prosperity.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 14:17 | 1033545 SilverFiend
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That is the fucking truth!

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 13:30 | 1033394 SilverRhino
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Take your left/right paradigm and shove it up your ass.


Wed, 03/09/2011 - 14:16 | 1033540 SilverFiend
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That is the F'ing problem!

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 18:08 | 1034262 lilimarlene1
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True. You certainly can't raise a generation up on the theory that you can stick an unborn baby in the old cuisinart and chop it up and, hey, no biggie and not expect that same generation nursed on that mother's milk to look at you and think the same thing. 


People are so stupid.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 11:53 | 1033093 Triggernometry
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Plenty of unwinding lays? I love a straightforward bitch.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 12:44 | 1033255 Cognitive Dissonance
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Plenty of unwinding lays?

Um-mm, no.

I didn't use the pleural of lay so the usage is correct.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 13:37 | 1033417 slewie the pi-rat
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yes, of couse it's correct.  this whole libyan sideshow is just a bankster ploy to get our minds off March Madness.  it's just gonna be a replay of iraq, and when we learn that mo.Q is really a terrorist and a threat to our homeland, we will invade, sack the museum, and start up the new prison business with the dogs and the genital-car battery/waterboarding stuff.  we could scapegoat a female MP and use a female brig. gen. MP for the "dust-off".  then, we could build a huge base and "embassy complex" and auction off the nation's natural resources to the same people who were already developing them, b4 we started all this nonsense in the first place!!!

if moQ can't stop this vandalism, they will probably find him huddled in a basement coffin, somewhere, waiting to be captured, tried, and hanged by the neck until dead.

i've got $20 on moQ, at, would you believe (?) 4-to-11!  no shitsky.  i'm the original sucker 4 the underdog, and if moQ can slug his way to starting over against whatever the problems seem to be, well, i'm for him!  he is the legitimate head of the legitimate goobermint of these vandals, is he not?  why does he need "help" with his "police powers" now?  why not just let them fight and try to compare the fires to what our military burns every freaking morning b4 breakfast?

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 10:53 | 1032855 Cookie
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Ms. Masters is playing with herself this morning

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 13:41 | 1033435 slewie the pi-rat
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she likes it when it makes us hot thinking about it, too, doesn't she, cookie?

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 10:53 | 1032856 Hdawg
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The big nosed crooks will have their $200 oil by any means possible.

Go long, long, long

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 10:55 | 1032865 Rusty Shorts
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Well shit, $7 gas coming soon, better buy a few slaves while they're only $90 - CNN.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 11:01 | 1032869 Tense INDIAN
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Stocks should take a hit:::

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 11:00 | 1032886 Rusty Shorts
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I'm surprised that China doesn't have a Frigate in the Mediterranean.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 11:13 | 1032941 Rusty Shorts
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"But history never repeats itself exactly. The Chinese knew almost nothing about Africa in 1418; now China is Africa’s biggest trading partner. Hundreds of thousands of Chinese work there, in everything from oil and iron to farming and finance.

Last month, Beijing took another step beyond anything that happened 600 years ago.

With Libya teetering on the brink of civil war, it ordered the 4,000-ton frigate Xuzhou through the Suez Canal to cover the escape of 30,000 Chinese workers. For the first time in history, a Chinese warship sailed on the Mediterranean Sea."

Read more:

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 11:17 | 1032953 Gully Foyle
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Rusty Shorts

"But history never repeats itself exactly. The Chinese knew almost nothing about Africa in 1418; now China is Africa’s biggest trading partner. Hundreds of thousands of Chinese work there, in everything from oil and iron to farming and finance."


Yes but the Chinese did know about South America. If I recall correctly something like 90% of China's silver came from South America in the 1500's.

All China did was take the basics and modify them. Use what the West did in an earlier emerging marketplace.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 14:01 | 1033505 New_Meat
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Rusty, one frigate at the end of a long tether.  Wonder where they'll get bunkers to get home?  Lots of lessons learned this trip for PLAN.

- Ned

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 11:01 | 1032889 ACjourneyman
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Hey,can we take Charlie Sheen over there and drop him on MOMAR from 5000',  even we miss him it would be a win win.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 11:09 | 1032926 zx12r
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A tiger's blood bomb. Winning!!!

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 11:02 | 1032900 Hugh Jorgan
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Damn-and I was just about to make a move on a new flying carpet.  Maybe I can pick up a cheap Chinese knock-off!

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 11:05 | 1032909 tom a taxpayer
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Airmen sometimes write messages on bombs to be dropped.

What might be written on the first bombs dropped on Libya to establish a no fly zone? 

"This bomb is only meant to scare Saif and Muammar Quadaffi."

"Candygram. Candygram for Muammar Quadaffi."  

"Peace-seeking missile" 

"Me fly. You no fly."

"This is the way the Nobel Peace Prize winner rolls."

"500 pounds of diplomacy by other means."

"Sorry. Hillary made me do it."

"Negotiate this!"

"My first and final offer."

"No animals were harmed in the manufacture of this high explosive device."

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 11:10 | 1032923 centerline
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First post that made me laugh today.  +1.  Your dating yourself though with the candygram one!

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 11:11 | 1032929 Long-John-Silver
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Warning! This bomb could result in Gold & Silver Market Explosion.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 13:34 | 1033409 SilverRhino
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"We're Baaacck!!!!!"

"1986 was a test run"

"France is not in our way this time."

"Where's the baby's room again?"

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 11:14 | 1032939 sangell
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Wish my cable company had Libyan state TV.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 11:20 | 1032960 Long-John-Silver
Wed, 03/09/2011 - 11:20 | 1032962 theopco
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close enough

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 11:22 | 1032958 plocequ1
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Our father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name..

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 11:23 | 1032974 Vergeltung
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Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy Kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

it's Ash Wednesday as well.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 11:20 | 1032961 THE DORK OF CORK
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Don't worry somewhere in the Med Charlie is waiting for the call..................


Wed, 03/09/2011 - 11:24 | 1032979 Vergeltung
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I don't see the stomach for a no-fly zone in the west. there's no leadership. it's mostly Italy's immediate concern, as to actual, direct, supply needs. let them do it.


oh wait, they have no army or air force to speak of do they?

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 11:54 | 1033092 Long-John-Silver
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The American tit has gone dry.We can't afford a third front in the Middle East.


Wed, 03/09/2011 - 11:54 | 1033097 THE DORK OF CORK
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I would not go that far - the Tornado is the only European NATO tactical aircraft with the range / payload combination to fly into and out of Libya from southern Italy / Sicily without air to air refueling.



Wed, 03/09/2011 - 12:51 | 1033286 PY-129-20
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Italy? You are joking?!?  Since the times of the Romans they had no effective army. They fucked up, whereever they went and we had to save their asses a million times during WWII. They couldn't even handle Greece...

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 16:16 | 1033922 THE DORK OF CORK
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This is not the Warsaw Pact we are talking about - if you have doubts send in your Tornados then.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 11:52 | 1033077 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Africa is our hope.  They are fighting for their rights.  Americans ask for theirs.  Africa are the rebels.  May the rebels unite and rise over the fascist oilgarchs and throw them down from their perch. 

Africa has awoken, and the world has no idea what will happen, because they watch instead of interact.  The US "solution" is unilateral war.  There are many other ways to help, especially considering a no fly zone would be seen as a takeover of the country by international forces, and this is exactly what the people of Africa are rebelling against.  They want the outsiders OUT. 

Yes everyone from Bernanke to Lindsey Williams knew Fed policy would create price instability, but the outcome is chosen by us.   Africa is doing their best, considering the oilgarchs are sending everyone from Al Ciaduh to their own military after them.  Africa is the key, and the whole world needs to participate in the triumph over the fascist oilgarchs that have robbed the world of her things.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 12:24 | 1033192 Fearless Rick
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Mr LH, I like your slant. I have considered fighting with the Libyan rebels, but current conditions keep me from doing so (business to run, fighting other fights), though were I younger, say, in my 20s instead of my late 50s, it would be a serious consideration, especially if I was in a dead-end job.

So, one wonders, our wayward youths, how many of them are entertaining thoughts of actually participating in a revolution, in a foreign land, for what appears to be a good cause. I suspect many are not that brave or that adventurous, though there must be some. Then consider the youths of other countries, similarly encouraged, who may wish to be part of something bigger, magical almost.

The Libyans don't need a no-fly zone instituted, they just need more fighters and I imagine there are more on the way daily. One must consider their choices, and between unemployment and overthrowing dictators, it's something of a no-brainer for those so inclined.

American boys and girls are too tame. They won't fight. But, European and North African youths. Another story, there.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 14:12 | 1033512 slewie the pi-rat
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yep.  no shit the libyans don't need a no-fly zone!  i hear that!

and best of luck to the "fighting youth", too, mr. kipling.  really.  they are into a deadly, deadly game of chess and if they do not checkmate the moQ and snap his little neck, they will be placed into the box for those no longer playing on the board. 

as for american youth, they may be working or studying or partying or travelling, or fighting for this or that, themselves.  hanging out, doing the wash, living their lives.

as for the libyan "no-brainer"~~~/;<), don't forget to walk that mile in those shoes...

i wish you well in your business and your other fights, but as far as baiting american youth about being too tame, well,...nuf sed... 

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 19:06 | 1034460 frankoo
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As far as our "American Youth" goes, shit, good luck try getting thru the Texting maze when you want to talk to them.  The majority of our "American youth" is so dumb downed they can't pass a Taks Test. No way getting them up for protecting the good old U S of A. They don't  give a shit about anything but a joint, Snoop, I-Phone, MTV and the X-Box. Well, maybe a new pair of Niki's.  Fuck the Boy Scouts, Fuck school, Teachers, Law Enforcement, child support, two parent family. Fuck sending your  Grand Parents a thank you note for a Christmas gift. Invest in our youth, OK, how about ten years of the draft. ( No English Required) That would shape this country up for a generation or two. Didn't mean to discriminate and leave out our legislature body.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 14:44 | 1033653 CustomersMan
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      Interesting thoughts.


      Also consider this fact.  The U.S. Govt. switched to a PROFESSIONAL Military. If we still had a draft many more individuals who think like us would be trained in Military tactics and the use of ARMS.


       It occurs to me now that the right-wingers like Cheney, had this in mind when they privatized the military. 


       They didn't want a wide cross-section of the population knowing how to use arms in a military sense. So it is no accident they went private,...more control of who knows how to use what (military hardware). It wasn't about saving taxpayers money.

        They also know that those who were trained, come back into society, the general population, with that knowledge in military tactics, and that they may have that come back to haunt them should their scheming, theft and treachery be exposed.


Wed, 03/09/2011 - 14:31 | 1033593 CustomersMan
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     Good Post.


     Thanks, CuzMan

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 18:18 | 1034298 lilimarlene1
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Not really, plenty of West Pointers are from working class families who might not have a great love for TPTB. 


You don't think the rich are sending their kids into the service do you?

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 12:04 | 1033120 dan10400
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It would seem if all the oil assets were blown up, there might be less reason to intervene (impose a no-fly zone or otherwise).

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 12:13 | 1033162 fasTTcar
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Ha Ha...


Squatters in Gaddafi London home

Squatters have taken over a London house thought to belong to Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, police have confirmed.

A group calling themselves "Topple The Tyrants" occupied the £10m house in Hampstead Garden Suburb in north London on Wednesday morning.

They said they would remain in place until confident the property's assets would be returned to the Libyan people.

The UK government froze assets owned by Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and his family last week.

The group's spokesman, Montgomery Jones told the BBC: "We will stay here until we can be sure the property will be returned to its rightful owners."

He said: "The police came to look around, then went away. The house isn't occupied at the moment but there are things to sit on."

The group said the property was managed by the Gaddafi family through a holding company registered in the British Virgin Islands.

In a statement it added: "We didn't trust the British government to properly seize the Gaddafi regime's corrupt assets, so we took matters into our own hands.

"In the meantime we want to welcome refugees from the conflict in Libya and those fleeing tyranny and oppression across the world."

"We stand in solidarity with the Libyan people."

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 14:47 | 1033657 CustomersMan
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    Interesting thoughts.


      Also consider this fact.  The U.S. Govt. switched to a PROFESSIONAL Military. If we still had a draft many more individuals who think like us would be trained in Military tactics and the use of ARMS.


       It occurs to me now that the right-wingers like Cheney, had this in mind when they privatized the military. 


       They didn't want a wide cross-section of the population knowing how to use arms in a military sense. So it is no accident they went private,...more control of who knows how to use what (military hardware). It wasn't about saving taxpayers money.

        They also know that those who were trained, come back into society, the general population, with that knowledge in military tactics, and that they may have that come back to haunt them should their scheming, theft and treachery be exposed.


Wed, 03/09/2011 - 20:34 | 1034702 Buck Johnson
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The endgame is coming for sure.  In Lybia Ghadafi isn't going to let those fields go directly to his competition.  In his mind if you want the country you will have to start from scratch.  Also in the US we will see Balkanization happening in the country.  Because once the federal govt. can't give us benefits, then the local and state govt. will go it alone and form their own polity.

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