Gaddafi's Private Plane, Reportedly Loaded With Gold, Ready To Leave For Zimbabwe As Early As Tomorrow

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Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:41 | 992655 Confused
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We will impose a no fly zone on such a date and time. Nice. 

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:06 | 993196 VinniPukh
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I'm really hoping someone's standing by with 'Lockerbie' painted along the side of their stinger.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:43 | 992660 Cognitive Dissonance
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OK, who's turn is it to hide......er......provide safe sanctuary for the sociopath?

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:47 | 992689 jus_lite_reading
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His friend Mugage- birds of a feather, flock together!

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:54 | 992729 solgundy
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is Zimbabwe near Kenya????

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:55 | 992737 long-shorty
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completely OT:

I just saw a commerical on CNBC that said:

"Colon Flow is being released to the general public."

I was paralyzed by laughter for 30 seconds.  

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:24 | 992918 StychoKiller
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Guess that's better than having it released ON the public! :>D

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:32 | 992990 savagegoose
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think rhodesia, nearer sth africa

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:22 | 992896 aerojet
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Why is that fuck Mugabe still drawing air?

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:06 | 992809 Won_Over
Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:13 | 992832 Pure Evil
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I have a ranch out in Montana that can provide sanctuary for a 143.8 tonnes of gold,......., ahem, I mean my good friend Muammar.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:32 | 992987 Cognitive Dissonance
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LOL

I see. So you'll accept to the two legged baggage if he brings along the baggage loaded with Gold bricks? :>)

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:11 | 993236 Carl Spackler
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Remember, he is also bringing with him his cadre of Ukranian nurses !

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 13:24 | 993663 BigJim
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And look! The news was on www.abc.net.au - an entire internet domain dedicated to gold!

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 14:40 | 993959 HedgeFundLIVE
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interesting take here by the Prez of Israel, saying large tech companies should take up more responsibility for the situation in the Middle East!:

http://www.hedgefundlive.com/blog/facebook-and-i-guess-google-should-finish-what-they-started-in-the-middle-east

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:43 | 992665 Azannoth
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Would be funny if it crashed at start from overload

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:12 | 993250 Carl Spackler
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If it crashed over land, that could create the biggest gold rush in the history of Libya.

 

 

 

 

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:45 | 992671 sushi
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K_Daffy could give the other African leaders a few lessons in cross-dressing.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:44 | 992673 Real Estate Geek
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A no-fly zone enforced by whom, exactly?  Aren't "our" carriers elsewhere?

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:52 | 992717 tmosley
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We still have a carrier in the region.  It's called Europe.

You don't launch stealth aircraft from carriers.  Can't have a bunch of dead pilots over Libya.  Wouldn't speak well to our military superiority.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:06 | 992802 tonyw
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Egypt has a large airforce (including many F16s) that is more than a match for any Libyan pilots who can still be trusted to fly their planes and return to base. The Arab League has not called for military action and unless they or the UN (no chance IMHO) we should not intervene.

 

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:13 | 992831 tmosley
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Indeed we shouldn't.  But then, we shouldn't have done a lot of other things, but that never stopped the sociopath in chief from doing them.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:16 | 992858 Pure Evil
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Which sociopath in chief would that be?

The Johnson one, or the Carter one, or the Reagan one, or the Bush/Hitler the First one, the Clinton one, or the Bush/Hitler the Second one, or our current beloved by all, 'Teleprompter In Chief' one?

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:43 | 993054 tmosley
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Which one?

Whichever one was in office at the time of the atrocity.

You don't get to be President by being a nice guy.  You get there by stabbing people in the back, and by leveraging "relationships" in any way possible.  A regular person doesn't really stand a chance.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:11 | 992829 MachoMan
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I thought variants of the joint strike fighter were carrier capable?  Or has that project been scrapped?

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:16 | 992850 tmosley
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Dunno.  The main point is that Italy has a huge US military presence, so there is no need for a carrier group there.  You can launch from Italy just as easily as you could from a carrier, and you have a larger array of aircraft to choose from.  

I wasn't aware of a carrier capable stealth fighter, but I am not an expert (by any stretch of the imagination) on modern military technology.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:28 | 992949 Pure Evil
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The JSF is carrier capable, but is still in the production and testing phases.

From the website:

http://www.jsf.mil/news/index.htm

"ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 16, 2011 – The Defense Department’s joint strike fighter program is on track to field the F-35 Lightning II in fiscal 2016, the program’s director said here yesterday."

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:27 | 993349 nonclaim
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The JSF is carrier capable, but the carrier itself can't stand it: the exhaust heat is known to bend the landing pad, specially if the plane is still loaded with fuel and bombs. The pilot has to do it quickly or do a drift forward (no true V in VTOL).

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:49 | 992696 Cognitive Dissonance
Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:26 | 993339 DaveyJones
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MG preferred the Tiffanys reference

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:47 | 992681 Apostle of Unknown
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Also, he should get plastic surgery. Not just for the anonimity, but to do us all a favour

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:14 | 992841 Cheyenne
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Beautiful.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:48 | 993082 Drachma
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I'll bet he's been flesh stretching in futility for some time now.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:47 | 993469 greenbear
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He kind of looks like a shar pei.  But not as cute.  To say the least.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:47 | 992683 jus_lite_reading
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I'd expect to see a headline in the next few days stating:

Dr. Deficit's (aka Ben Shalom Bernank) Private Plane, Reportedly Loaded With Gold, Ready To Leave For Zimbabwe As Early As Tomorrow

 

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 15:14 | 994120 DoChenRollingBearing
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Dateline: January 2013

Lame duck President Obama and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will take a short trip overseas on Air Force One just before the new President comes into office.

Reports of pallets of gold being moved to Andrews Air Force Base continue to trickle in...

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:47 | 992684 johnnymustardseed
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Hope Playboy does a spread on his hot chick bodyguards. Hoochie Mama

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:22 | 992899 tmosley
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I saw some pictures the other day.  NOT hot chicks.  Unless you'll Bill Clinton.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:48 | 992686 Hooter Shaker
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"Tripoli Bob" is not going to commit suicide.  He's going to "buy" safe haven with that plane load of Gold.

 

 

 

 

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:58 | 993147 fragrantdingleberry
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I'd rather see Gaddafi go like Mussolini.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:48 | 992688 John McCloy
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The U.S. Will inform him he can keep the gold if he just picks up and leaves without harming the oil infrastructure. German warships are his warning to hasten his decision. IMO he will leave with his gold and the oil infrastructure unharmed.
The global ponzi cannot be afforded to stumble. Recovery on.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 22:06 | 995601 Papasmurf
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I think he will destroy the oil infrastructure.  That is the win for him in the endgame of control and if not control to deprive others.   If he dies now, it shortens his live by how much?  Negligable difference.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:49 | 992697 allele
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"We will impose a no fly zone on such a date and time. Nice."

 

Yes it is nice, and it is one of the few intelligent steps that the west has taken.  A cornered animal is much more dangerous that one with an escape route.  Better to leave him the most palatable option from your point of view rather than force him to stay a fight to the last.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:54 | 992726 tmosley
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Nah, just really good at poker.

Much like with the fishes, he was always able to produce four kings.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:50 | 992701 Mae Kadoodie
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He will actually be pitching his tent in Englewood, New Jersey.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:50 | 992702 falak pema
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A Khaddafi suicide is like a El Duce paparonni spaghetti balls masquerade. He'll run the moment anybody with back-up screams...'boo'...He's all wind n piss. Needs his Nanny cum female slave. He'll be on the plane as soon as the Benghazi freedom fighters decide it's time to take Tripoli..."multo rapidos...e adios amigos! I'm out and my sons can shag themselves any way they like or join me"....But one day, they'll all be singing the same same tune..."nowhere to run, nowhere to hide"...I hope! Or the world's a big dope pen!

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:50 | 992704 Weisbrot
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can he take all the korrupticians with him?

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:51 | 992706 Misean
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Waisting valuable space on his private plane for "hard currencies" like "dollars" for a flight to Zimbabwe...ROFL! You just can't make this stuff up.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:02 | 992785 serotonindumptruck
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Mugabe is no doubt licking his lips in anticipation of that airplane loaded with gold and currencies. My guess is Qadafi will suffer an unfortunate accident shortly after landing in Zimbabwe.

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