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The situation in Bahrain is now critical, with live fire raining (literally: the army is shooting from helicopters on citizens and journalists) on protesters, resulting in dozens killed, even as Libya (9th largest crude reserves in the world) is rumored to be in a comparable situation. The countdown on Saudi Arabia is now on. Watch the latest development at Al Jazeera which is now broadcasting live from Manama.

And from the New York Times:

Government forces opened fire on hundreds of mourners marching toward
Pearl Square Friday, sending people running away in panic amid the boom
of concussion grenades.

A Western official quoted a witness saying that the shooters were from
the military, not the police, and that protesters began dropping to the
ground after the firing started.

It was not immediately clear if the army was using live ammunition or
rubber bullets to fire at the crowd, mostly young men who had been part
of a funeral procession for protesters killed earlier in a crackdown by
police on their peaceful revolt against the government.

Minutes later, forces in a helicopter fired on a reporter and
videographer who were shooting a video on the latest violence.

That earlier crackdown killed at least five people and, once again,
left the Obama administration in the uncomfortable position of dealing
with a strategic Arab ally locked in a showdown with its people.

On Thursday, the masses of once-peaceful protesters were transformed
into a mob of angry mourners chanting slogans like “death to Khalifa,”
the king, while the opposition withdrew from the Parliament and demanded
that the government step down. At the main hospital following the
violence, thousands gathered screaming, crying and collapsing in grief.

On Friday, the funerals created a potential new flashpoint as mourners
chanted antigovernment slogans. In the village of Sitra, south of
Manama, a crowd of thousands accompanied the coffins of Ali Mansour
Ahmed Khudair, 53, and Mahmoud Makki Abutaki, 22, both killed by
shotgun fire on Thursday.

 

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Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:32 | 974099 AN0NYM0US
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The countdown on Saudi Arabia is now on.

 

 

which is why there is live fire in Bahrain, that is where it will be stopped

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:33 | 974122 Ragnarok
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Bahrain is the cum dumpster of rich Saudis from Riyadh who can't get enough of Russian hookers.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:47 | 974188 SheepDog-One
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It will not be stopped.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:16 | 974261 AN0NYM0US
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keep in mind this likely more a Sunni/Shi'te faceoff than democracy now and there is always the lesson of Tiananmen Square not to mention China's interest in the region but my wording should have been "try and stop"

 

http://bh.china-embassy.org/chn/xwdt/W020110213797542720092.jpg

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:51 | 974572 caconhma
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America zionist regime of Bush, Clinton, and Obama & Ben Shalom Bernanke are absolutely incompetent. Their idea of a world central government running by zionist bankers is a sick lunacy. Consequently, we are witnessing worldwide instability and revolutions.

The present Obama regime objectives to destabilize the nuclear-armed Pakistan will result in a nuclear holocaust.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 13:01 | 974631 Rodent Freikorps
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So you are saying Muslims will use nukes, even though the US an the Soviets managed to spare the world.

Not really a sign of muslim humanitarianism, if you ask me.

Downright un-neighborly to be destroying the Earth like that.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 13:24 | 974755 SteveNYC
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You are right. The more they fire on the people, the more hatred they will breed. These dumb fucks are toppling themselves, and it is going to be very, very ugly and violent unfortunately. Fools.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 17:14 | 975554 DosZap
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Want to screw up your rulers, and country, and end up with a Dictator?, keep this up.

Get the populace hating you more, and you will go down.I guarantee it.

Same here, start beating,and shooting civies, and every uniformed LE will be in street clothes. or targets,or worse.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:58 | 974240 jus_lite_reading
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I would not be shocked to see some trigger happy cops in the good old US of SA doing the exact same thing if not worse when things turn ugly here.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:06 | 974275 Azannoth
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Yes they will, but someone will be shotting back at least

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:26 | 974391 Pure Evil
Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:05 | 974274 Gully Foyle
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AN0NYM0US

I remember someone on MSNBC, I think, just before the invasion of Iraq pointing out how the Middle East would fall like dominoes. That the locals would rise up and toss out their governments.

Guess he was right.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:29 | 974406 AN0NYM0US
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ironically that was the NeoCon meme re Iraq

 

http://articles.latimes.com/2003/mar/14/world/fg-domino14

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 20:06 | 976097 Buck Johnson
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You are correct about the live fire, they are doing this (I didn't know the monarch of Bahrain uses mercenaries in it's police and forces, Pakistani, Indian, Jordanian etc.) to make sure this doesn't come over to Saudi Arabia.  Believe it or not they are only a 25 km distance away via the King Fahd Causeway connecting Bahrain to Saudi Arabia.  If you look at the statistics, 47% of the 18.5 million individuals living in Saudi Arabia is under 18, and 40% of the population lives in poverty and has no access to education and aren't employable.  Much of the issue is the fact that 90% of the workers who are hired are hired from abroad and are Sunni.  So Saudi Arabia has alot of issues with high youth unemployment and also Sunni exclusivity to jobs that may go to Shia or uneducated/poor Sunni.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Fahd_Causeway

 

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/MB19Ak01.html

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:31 | 974106 Azannoth
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I wonder if the this police tank in the picture has a 'Serve and Protect' line ?

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:59 | 974245 jus_lite_reading
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I was thinking the same exact thing.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:01 | 974253 Josh Randall
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+1 RFLMAO

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:08 | 974281 Gully Foyle
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Azannoth

"I wonder if the this police tank in the picture has a 'Serve and Protect' line ?"

 

http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=34433


Rapists with a Badge

by Paula Parmeley Carter, Cop Block

According to the 3rd Quarter Report of The National Police Misconduct Statistics and Reporting Project, police officers committed sexual assaults at a rate of 79 per 100,000 law enforcement personal.  That rate is over two times the rate of the general public (28.7 per 100,000).  The fact that rapists seem to be concentrated among a group of armed individuals who have the purported authority to detain and arrest other individuals, should be more than a little alarming for even the most prolific bootlicker.  In just the last month several stories of officers committing disgusting crimes have been in the news.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 14:25 | 975019 jus_lite_reading
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Power going to their "head"?

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 22:17 | 976453 StychoKiller
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More like "Punish and enslave!"  (reference Barricade in the 1st Transformers movie)

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:31 | 974108 Ragnarok
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Morons, they should have splurged for some LRADS.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:31 | 974115 Amabo Kcarab
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Blythe needs a distraction.

Well here it is.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:32 | 974116 Sizzurp
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Live fire ? Damn these boys ain't messing around.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:12 | 974302 Arch Duke Ferdinand
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War will break out between Saudi Arabia vs Iran....Shiite vs Suni

....Unfortunately....Is Easy to see this coming.

Why "War is merely the continuation of politics by other means.".......

http://seenoevilspeaknoevilhearnoevil.blogspot.com/2011/02/why-war-is-merely-continuation-of.html

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:31 | 974117 Sizzurp
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Live fire ? Damn these boys ain't messing around.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:49 | 974191 SheepDog-One
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People already forget that over 500 people were killed in the Egypt riots? No these protestors are not messing around and the same is coming here to the US as well with lots of firearms.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:52 | 974215 Alienated Serf
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all our dominoes are falling in the middle east.  even though they don't directly border on us like the eastern bloc did with the USSR, they are still our satellites.  the empire is starting to crumble...

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:53 | 974221 Rodent Freikorps
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Don't forget all the govt. sponsored fractures in society based on victimology.

It'll be a crazy mess, before the sides get ironed out.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:00 | 974252 Alienated Serf
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rulers have been using divide and conquer and "external threats" to control the sheeple for thousands of years...

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:11 | 974295 Orly
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But we've had the Internet for only a decade.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:43 | 974500 Oh regional Indian
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Ah but orly, who controls (or shoudl that be con-trolls) the internet?

it is as free as it is because it is very much a part of the simulations. When it is done, you'll be down to beign allowed to access it through 2 points, Google or Facebook. 

Possible, ne? I can see it happening. Also, the sharper tacks number 1 in 10,000 even on the net's esoteric, educative, thought inducing places.

And seeing the ME, what will happen in india when long simmering societal tensions are allowed to explode boggles the mind. Ugh! So damn un-necssary.

ORI

http://aadivaahan.wordpress.com/2011/02/16/truth-about-america-truth-about-us/

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 13:37 | 974661 Orly
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Not exactly true, ORI.  (And may I say I appreciate your contribution here.  Your perspective is very helpful...)

Talking to another poster, CPL, there is nothing they can do to shut down the actual Internet, unless they wanted to completely stifle their own commerce at the same time.  Anything on-line leaves four holes open in their network no matter what.  It is always possible to sneak through those holes.

(This is all my take-away from what CPL said, not his words...)

______

I feel for the people of India.  What a lovely people you are.  Unfortunately, it looks like blood is going to be spilled everywhere, including Mumbai.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 14:46 | 975104 Oh regional Indian
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Orly, the appreciation appreciated and returned.

WRT the internet,In the end, in their current forms, most current governments control the critical infrastructure for their nations. Power, telecommunications, band-width access, nodal points for data tx/rx...the rest of it.
They can, if they choose, cause enough disruption in the fabric to cause it to splinter. Think Google going down for a week, no gmail for one week. It is an NSA company after all. Or facebook. Or trading system hack.
So, may not go blink, but can make people go crazy. Hijacking people's identities is so easy, I hear. Think about the potential for that on a large scale.

This medium is extremely vulnerable, I feel.

ORI

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 13:32 | 974805 born2bmild
Fri, 02/18/2011 - 13:05 | 974670 Rodent Freikorps
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Heh. It is when they go after "internal threats" that it gets vicious.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:32 | 974121 alien-IQ
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A few moments ago they quoted a doctor in the Hospital saying that it appears most of the victims had been shot in the head.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:46 | 974185 SpeakerFTD
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Suicide.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:57 | 974234 Crassus
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 Suicide by sniper.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 13:03 | 974655 The Rock
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Suicided

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:11 | 974293 Gully Foyle
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alien-IQ

"A few moments ago they quoted a doctor in the Hospital saying that it appears most of the victims had been shot in the head."

According to Hackworth that would be the result of children playing video games.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:33 | 974124 jobs1234
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BTFD.

The last time they had rioting on CNBC it caused a selloff. But not in the February Bernanke Put market.

Short of Blythe opening "live fire" on Kevin Sack I think we will never go down again.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:45 | 974155 nonclaim
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This is options expiration Friday... the blinders are on and nothing else matters.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:37 | 974126 dick cheneys ghost
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the saudi's are behind this and the 5th fleet is behind the saudi's.

the GCC nations had strong words for rioters in bahrain.

http://nakedempire.wordpress.com/

 

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:35 | 974134 Dr. Engali
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Coming to a country near you.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 13:23 | 974754 born2bmild
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We're (in the US) starting with the nerf version,  classic video of former CIA analyst being dragged out of Hillary Clinton's press conference about free speech in the ME: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/02/17/former-cia-analyst-accosted-during...

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:39 | 974135 williambanzai7
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Where's Abdullah?

 

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:50 | 974201 SheepDog-One
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Where is Abdullah? Need more time to clone another one.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:59 | 974242 Ted K
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Mud wrestling, cage match to the death with Bin Laden.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:01 | 974255 Sophist Economicus
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Coma...

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:12 | 974304 Orly
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It will come out that, ironically, he died the same day Mubarak left (and probably died the same day as King Abdullah...).

Crazy freakin' world.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:12 | 974303 Gully Foyle
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williambanzai7

 

Really dude? LOST and not a single reference to the fucking island and the horrible all are dead dog dream ending?

Least you could have done was a Pythonesque cut and paste with thje Smoke Monster carrying Abdullah away.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:14 | 974311 Orly
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That thinks too much.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:36 | 974137 the not so migh...
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Times like this I wish there was a higher power to protect babies and kids from this disgusting shit.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:36 | 974139 umop episdn
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http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index.php/news/content/view/full/101226

Things aren't going too well in Iraq, either. Is the entire middle east going to burn? I guess the 'black gold' is a kind of curse, too.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:41 | 974161 Ragnarok
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I guess the 'black gold' is a kind of curse, too.

 

Yes, those Canadians/Russians/Americans chanting "Allah Akbar" and gang raping reporters are getting out of hand.... oh wait.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:15 | 974323 Gully Foyle
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Ragnarok

"Yes, those Canadians/Russians/Americans chanting "Allah Akbar" and gang raping reporters are getting out of hand.... oh wait."

You really want to go there?

Spend sometime reading

http://www.dailyrotten.com/

For God loving Christian White people doing fucking absolutely hoprrendous things to each other and themselves.

 

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:29 | 974387 Ragnarok
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Yes you're absolutely right, last time I was home in Alberta someone actually tried to kill me with kindness and shouted religious rhetoric at me like "Merry Christmas", I was terrified.

 

Then the gov't goons set up check stops to make sure there weren't any drunk drivers, the horror!  Damn you Canadian Oil industry! Damn you to Hell! The curse strike again!

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:32 | 974428 Rodent Freikorps
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A Baptist gave me a stern look once. I've been living in fear ever since.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:59 | 974637 Roger O. Thornhill
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Yes, a church lady once said she'd have her church pray for my sister who was sick - the trauma of such viciousness was hard to recover from (/sarc). 

You want vicious, read about socialists and their utopia ( Pol Pot in Cambodia -> 1 to 2 million killed):

 

 

The Khmer Rouge leadership boasted over the state-controlled radio that only one or two million people were needed to build the new agrarian communist utopia. As for the others, as their proverb put it, "To keep you is no benefit, to destroy you is no loss."[14]

Hundreds of thousands of the new people, and later the depositees, were taken out in shackles to dig their own mass graves. Then the Khmer Rouge soldiers beat them to death with iron bars and hoes or buried them alive. A Khmer Rouge extermination prison directive ordered, "Bullets are not to be wasted." These mass graves are often referred to as The Killing Fields.

The Khmer Rouge also classified by religion and ethnic group. They banned all religion and dispersed minority groups, forbidding them to speak their languages or to practice their customs. They especially targeted Buddhist monks, Muslims, Christians, Western-educated intellectuals... ....Many others were summarily executed. Confessions forced at S-21 were extracted from prisoners through such methods as raising prisoners by their arms tied behind and dislocating shoulders, removing toenails with pliers, suffocating a prisoner repeatedly, and skinning a person while alive.[15]

 

 

 

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 15:03 | 975153 karzai_luver
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replace your khamers with USA and it reads perfectly fine.

 

Usa has just perfected the art of propaganda and keeping all the real nasty stuff off your tv.

 

Usa will kill or support the killing of millions for any reason and you will lap it up.

 

Still looking to buy 1 of those really great khamer f15 with the tricked out heads up display.

 

 

 

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 16:03 | 975351 Confuchius
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If you want real vicious; the UK medical journal "The Lancet" has an article regarding the over one million Iraqui civilians (exterminated | assinated | murdered) by the peace loving wonderful americans.

 

If you want more, how about the fact that more bombs were dropped on the poor Laotians in the '60s than were dropped on the whole of Europe in WWII?

Vicious. Yes, round eye, look first in the mirror.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 17:10 | 975544 Rodent Freikorps
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The Lancet is untrustworthy. Especially since most of the deaths are due to IEDs set by the followers of the Religion of Peace.

Killed a few tens of millions collectivizing the farms recently?

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:52 | 974216 earnyermoney
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Well, Iraq is the result of Iran stirring the pot in exchange for the CIA stirring the pot in Iran.With live fire in Bahrain, look for Iran to exploit that situation as well.

I'm beginning to believe Ben's decision to use the dollar as a financial weapon is the "Black Swan".

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:18 | 974341 Gully Foyle
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earnyermoney

http://theautomaticearth.blogspot.com/2011/02/february-17-2011-inflation...

...

My reasoning for a dollar resurgence is twofold. First, we are on the verge of a large deleveraging of dollar-denominated debt, of which there is more than any other kind of debt worldwide. This will create demand for dollars. I also think we are going to see substantial capital flight from Europe as a result of their looming sovereign debt default crisis. That capital flight is very likely to find its way into the US as the least worst option, on a knee-jerk flight to safety into the reserve currency. While the finances of the US are obviously dire (at least as bad as the European countries at the centre of the incipient sovereign debt contagion), it is not reality that drives markets, but perception, which is emotionally-driven rather than rational. If we assume markets will behave rationally, we will be wrong-footed every time.

It is important to look at where the markets perceive risk to lie, and where they demonstrate fear. For this, one must look at credit default swap spreads. Like any good predator, markets will pick off the small and sick first and move from the weakest to the next weakest victim. The markets are currently very concerned about the situation in Greece, and increasingly concerned about the remainder of the European periphery. They are not at all concerned about the possibility of a US default, despite the obvious evidence of risk. Human beings are either in a state of complacency or one of panic at any given time, and they are currently extremely complacent about the possibility of US debt repayment difficulties. There is a perception that the US is far, far too big to fail and will therefore not fail no matter what the circumstances.

If we see the capital flight that I expect, the US should have no trouble at all selling its treasuries at a low risk premium for quite some time to come, while many European countries could easily find themselves paying risk premiums (interest rates) in the double digits. As real interest rates (ie adjusted for changes in the money supply) are always higher than nominal rates in a period of deflation, those double digit interest rates would represent even more of a burden than they would appear to at face value. The regional disparity of risk premiums would also create division and recrimination within the European Union, heightening the uncertainty that is anathema to markets, and therefore strengthening capital flight.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:59 | 974144 NOTW777
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buy silver, gas and oil B4 the weekend

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:41 | 974160 tmosley
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Such a blatant violation of the non-aggression principle will not go without an answer.

Look for Civil War to erupt throughout the Middle East over the next month.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:17 | 974332 Arch Duke Ferdinand
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""Look for Civil War to erupt throughout the Middle East over the next month.""

Why Canada's four Western Provinces, w/ a plethora of natural resources and only 12.5 million citizens is the safest quadrant in the world....

http://seenoevilspeaknoevilhearnoevil.blogspot.com/2011/01/why-vancouver-bc-is-worlds-safe-haven.html

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 13:26 | 974771 Canaduh
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Please stop trying to send people here, it is not necessary to ruin the whole world.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:41 | 974166 Caviar Emptor
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It's very critical not only to Bahrain but in the larger Gulf: Sunni royalty firing on Shia citizens. That plays perfectly into Iran's hands, has implications for Iraq, Saudi and others. 

The deafening silence of the US on the issue is not being overlooked and Bahrain is going to be a very, very sore point since US and UK need it as a base. 

Troubles ahead

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:46 | 974170 bankonzhongguo
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Hilarious how Obama and the CFR toadies really think they can keep control of this.  I like all the Monday morning quarterbacking after (its not over) Egypt - how it really was our idea all along and we are with the people on Twitter.  Somehow I don't think we are down with the 60% Shia population surrounding COMUSNAVCENT.  With all the Indians (half the people are not Arab) doing all the work there, expect a zombie siege and a massive purge of "radicals."

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:42 | 974171 Hammurabi
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Alajazeera TV are reporting live from Bahrain, But not from Libya where 100 of protesters are killed by the worth arabic dictator, Alajazeera is pro Shiit Iran, the only winer from the protests happening the arabic world is Iran

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:00 | 974250 Coast Watcher
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There was news from Libya, but the AJ anchor said the gov wasnt allowing media into the country. He was relying on a string of tweets for news. Didn't sound good.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:08 | 974280 Rodent Freikorps
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Kadaffy's amazon legion will save him.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:29 | 974403 Crassus
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Al Jazeera is reliably pro Saudi. But this could turn into a transnational Shia revolt.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:44 | 974178 johnQpublic
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watching this coverage from wisconsin errrr bahrain is crazy

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:44 | 974182 vote_libertaria...
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....aaaand equities love the prospect of total chaos in the oil fields.

 

frickin bots

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:45 | 974184 Caviar Emptor
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Watch Sak, Fed and the entire circle of conspiracy try to manage this to avoid a flash crash:

So far, they delayed reports on Bahrain on CNBS until 1 minute ago. And it was a very cursory report, not mentioning casualties or panic. 

They're POMOing the hell out of the market which is right in front of a 3-day weekend. They know what that alone could mean in the context. 

They're raising margins on PMs and I think they have a hand in the WTI market. Thought so ever since the huge spread to Brent and other crudes blew out. I don't believe the phony reports of a glut in Cushing. Gasoline prices still surging 

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:53 | 974220 SheepDog-One
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Bunch of damn crap, all it comes down to now is sweep the shit under the rug so you can get out of today without the markets crashing and live to do it all over again the next day. Such a world of shit.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:50 | 974205 Apostle of Unknown
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TGIF Arab style

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:03 | 974265 Josh Randall
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Weekend at Bernies/Akbhar's

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:50 | 974207 palmereldritch
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Once Saudi goes it will be the greenlight to attack Iran.

http://www.chess.com/forum/view/endgames/pawnqueen-checkmate

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:50 | 974208 Sizzurp
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If they get a massacre on their hands, it will not look good.  Saudis Eastern Prov. seems ripe, but the Sauds can be very brutal.  They won't mess around either.  Too much money at stake, and they know Obama won't say a word.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:09 | 974284 BaronG
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There is no way, 0 chance, that the Saudis or US will let anyone affect operations at Dhahran or other Aramco hubs. Too much money generated there. Outside of those areas, sure. 

 

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 13:38 | 974840 Saxxon
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Agreed BaronG.  Now the desperately sick Karma the west has weaved with the House of Saud is coming to fruition.  The phat motorists in the USA must be kept on the goddamned road no matter what.  Our way of life is not negotiable, no matter what we suck up.

Junk me with gusto, I am an American and know what I am talking about.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:50 | 974211 NOTW777
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yesterday some fat sheik in bahrain was telling reporters there could be some

"mishaps"

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:57 | 974235 NOTW777
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people getting killed in the ME and obama is trucking in paid protesters to wis

to support the unions.  he is the pres. of the unions first and foremost.

ironic that the MSM obama media compares union rioters to oppressed in ME

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/17/AR201102...

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:10 | 974283 gwar5
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100%

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:59 | 974247 99er
Fri, 02/18/2011 - 11:59 | 974248 Seasmoke
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can these guys head over to wisconsin state house

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:06 | 974276 bunkermeatheadp...
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Cheeseheads make easy targets.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:19 | 974346 Orly
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But very difficult to get a kill shot...

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:02 | 974259 qussl3
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In other news markets are green.

 

All hail the FED.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:02 | 974260 Chump
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Shit seems to be unraveling.  Here I was hoping we'd get through this year, but we're still in February and seeing this sort of unrest.  Not good.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:18 | 974344 Seasmoke
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whats a year .....whats a month.....whats a day......either way, it was coming and its here and its now

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:31 | 974419 Chump
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True words.  I was being selfish.  I need some more time before I'm "ready."

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:04 | 974268 Ahmeexnal
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Once again, the power elite no longer have a need for the current puppets. Hence these "revolutions" that have sprung up. Make no mistake. This is  CIA engineering at it's best, just as when they dumped the Shah, Marcos, and countless other previously "friendly" rulers.

The reason they get the boot:  They goot greedy with GOLD!

 

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:12 | 974305 bunkermeatheadp...
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+1

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 13:44 | 974871 Saxxon
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Fat James Morrison, I have to tender a diagreement there.  I don't think our agency has that kind of muscle any more.

Supply arms and 100 dollar bills to keep the pipes / canals open with brute force, yes.  Engineering multiple Revos, no.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 14:00 | 974931 Orly
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Five to One, baby

One in Five

No one here

Gets out alive now...

 

They got the guns

But we got the numbers...

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:08 | 974278 Caviar Emptor
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Odds of an oil shock have risen exponentially today

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:10 | 974292 antisoshal
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Ya know, a year or more ago I learned a lot from the comments here. Now it doesnt really matter what the subject is: it WILL degenerate to monkeys throwing feces at eachother shouting "Obammy" and "Republitard". As someone said yeasterday, "This used to be a good place to discuss issues and ideas. Now its a good place to watch America disintegrate."

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:15 | 974317 bunkermeatheadp...
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Go back to reading The New Yorker, you... you.... Sophisticant!

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 13:46 | 974885 Saxxon
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I on the other hand thought this particular dialog was remaining fairly on-point.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:18 | 974337 CrashisOptimistic
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The only thing that matters:

Bahrain pumps only about 35K barrels/day of the good stuff.  2 billion cubic feet per day of the gaseous stuff.

This isn't much.  They're small.  Big US military base, though.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:19 | 974348 karzai_luver
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Obeyme and Hitlary must be removed.

They and their types are the murders and torture/terrorist kingpins of the world.

 

Stay after them all you who love freedom.

 

Grind them and their totalitarian thugs and rapists into the ground.

 

Do not give up, they only have the power you  allow them to have.

 

Grind them beneath your righteous boots and send them into the trash heap of history along side Stalin-Mao-The SHah-Saddam and the other toadies.

 

Crush them.

 

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:23 | 974370 bunkermeatheadp...
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The elites have figured out it's less expensive to corrupt a democracy than it is to payoff dictatorships.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:25 | 974379 stoneman sacked
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Just another peasant revolt. Soon they will be back to their tents

 

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:36 | 974450 AnAnonymous
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 They stand no chances against choppers. It looks worse than Ti An Amen square: shooting people on a funeral procession. I wonder if this event will be as googled as Tian Amen Square in the US though.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:40 | 974456 karzai_luver
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They will FALL, if not today then soon.

 

Once even a small part of the real people of a country understand the crimes that are done to them on a daily basis , they will not support the economy.

 

They will FALL, mark it so.

 

The only question is will they take you down next if you supporrt the terror mongers and hustlers who run this circus?

 

Crush them.

TPTB are ensuring their own demise , this type of act demands revenge.

 

Blood oaths will be taken and carried out.

 

Crush Them!!!!!

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:38 | 974471 AldoHux_IV
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Anyone else having trouble accessing the website-- the livestream seems to be down.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 13:13 | 974713 The Rock
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Doesn't work for me either.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 12:38 | 974473 bullet357
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Cliff High Nailed it again in his web bot report.  Global Revolution is coming to a town near you. A person reading his web bot run would be three to four months ahead of the curve before events happen. What he has to say that is coming about this spring and summer is  terrifying.  Two words to live by in 2011: Food & Ammo.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 13:23 | 974757 koot
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This of course is viewed as Tanks, guns and helicopters made in America doing this by soldiers trained through the US.  

 

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 13:45 | 974882 PaperWillBurn
Fri, 02/18/2011 - 15:38 | 975275 bad craziness
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Shocking alright!  For the Highlanders to beat the Hurricanes is some crazy shit.  Just shows what a half decent coach can do.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 16:05 | 975363 almost_have_a_name
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Relax, the local government is just trying to open a national dialog with the protesters. 

I love the smell of dialog in the morning !

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 17:09 | 975540 DosZap
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With this pandemic situation in OIL countries, why is gold not thru the roof?

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 18:21 | 975756 TuesdayBen
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Huge brawl scheduled for noon tomorrow at WI state capitol:

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/assets_c/2011/02/walkerrally0056.php

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