Guest Post: The Enduring Middle East Strategic Framework Begins to Emerge as Iran Surges, and the US Resiles

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Fri, 08/06/2010 - 19:15 | 508265 Hedge Jobs
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Nasrallah is a true modern day hero standing up to the terrorist zionist regime. A real freedom fighter of the resistance movement.

If only some leader, any leader in the US had the balls to stand up to the zionist criminals like he does instead of supporting their war, banking and economic crimes.



Fri, 08/06/2010 - 19:21 | 508271 Shylockracy
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Fri, 08/06/2010 - 19:40 | 508286 MarketTruth
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(And take that you self-hating anti-semite AIPAC members)

Fri, 08/06/2010 - 20:04 | 508308 Shylockracy
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Someone who hates 95% of all semites (that is, the Arabs) justly deserves being named and shamed as an anti-semite.

So you are strictly correct in designating AIPAC agents as anti-semites.

Fri, 08/06/2010 - 20:37 | 508361 Shylockracy
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When Zionists -blinded by their filthy lucre and with innocent blood dripping from their fangs- start hysterically junking you, you know you must be doing something right.

So come and junk me, Zio-Junkers! I'm in the mood to play the freak-magnet tonight!

Fri, 08/06/2010 - 20:37 | 508364's picture

Why not take some of that energy and head over to and make a donation for the next flotilla. That would be just about the most productive thing you could do for the our Pals in the Middle East while sitting at your keyboard. I did!

Fri, 08/06/2010 - 20:41 | 508367 Shylockracy
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Fri, 08/06/2010 - 23:52 | 508567 Yardfarmer
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HOLY SHIT!! armageddon has already broken out on ZH!! always the bellwether. I am junked therefore I AM. there will be blood!

Sat, 08/07/2010 - 00:00 | 508578's picture

Hey Yardfarmer -- think the rain'll hurt the rhubarb?

Sat, 08/07/2010 - 00:07 | 508583 Yardfarmer
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without a concerted effort, it's nearly impossible to kill rhubarb

Sat, 08/07/2010 - 08:03 | 508736 Sean7k
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+1 Rhubarb is hard to for this call for military escalation crap, please save it for the MSM. Iran is all bluster. The Persians have a history of megalomania and on only rare occasions has it been justified.

The world doesn't need more US police work. The problem with taking on more power and influence is the expense in manpower and resources. These resources are what Iran is short on. 

Our money would be better spent on becoming less dependent on the straits of hormuz and its' products. 

There will always be countries clamoring to be the next big dog. Nothing will dethrone you quicker than the expense to your economy. The bankers love to whip up the froth to insure more debt spending and interest payments for what is futile spending.

Wake up America. If we are to go to war, it needs to be with the FED and bankers who would starve our children, kill our sons and daughters and waste our wealth for the transfer of wealth through interest payments on a debt we cannot afford.

Sat, 08/07/2010 - 10:51 | 508808 jeff montanye
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cogent analysis.  the foreign policy of the u.s. needs to be aid (non-military) and trade.  even handed (or maybe a little muslim favoritism to make up for decades of abuse) re: kashmir and palestine.  the u.s. msm is at its most destructive on this issue; may have something to do with the owners/managers personal ideology.  thank goodness for the "self-hating, anti-semitic jews" on the internet (greenwald, et. al.)

Sat, 08/07/2010 - 11:12 | 508816 Turd Ferguson
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"Iran is all bluster". Not.

Hmmm. The Turd's Middle East sources tell him that the Japanese supertanker that was hit by a rogue wave/earthquake was actually hit by an unarmed version of what's mentioned below. To send a message.

Fri, 08/06/2010 - 23:25 | 508545 dkny
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A little Caveat emptor here:

I think it should become apparent the necessary preconditions for all that aid money: people living in refugee camps. Once you start pondering how it could be that people have been labeled refugees for the last several decades -- especially considering all the billions thrown at the palestinans while the peace process was somewhat still alive -- then you'll understand why progress has been so difficult, or rather unlucrative.

So, careful with your donations, as you never know what portion will end up in a Swiss bank account.

Fri, 08/06/2010 - 23:39 | 508557's picture

So, careful with your donations, as you never know what portion will end up in a Swiss bank account.

I've donated $100 to each of the eight Free Gaza voyages and when the IDF started murdering folks on Memorial Day this year I didn't hesitate to send in another $500.

I have also donated to the ISM and sponsored a Palestinian boy for five years.

Feels good to fight against tyranny. Cheap at twice the price. And I have always felt comfortable with the fine folks out there doing the hard work.


Donate at

Fri, 08/06/2010 - 23:53 | 508568 RichardP
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I think the question was - how can you be certain your money did not end up in a Swiss bank account?  Can you be certain??

That is the value of good works by proxy, I suppose.  One can feel good about doing good without having to look too closely to see if any good was done at all.

Sat, 08/07/2010 - 00:05 | 508582's picture

I think the question was - how can you be certain your money did not end up in a Swiss bank account?  Can you be certain??


I think the question is can you be certain that the mailman isn't sleeping with your wife?

Sat, 08/07/2010 - 10:59 | 508810 jeff montanye
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and it was his idea: "you said 'fuck him, give him a buck'; the light lunch was my idea".  too bad, but we can't all be rachel corrie (may her name never die).

Sun, 08/08/2010 - 15:18 | 509667 TBT or not TBT
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Saint Pancake's name will live on.

Fri, 08/06/2010 - 23:59 | 508576 dkny
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Feels good to fight against tyranny.

Yep, always have to frame it as a grand battle between good and evil.

Reminds me of Arafat's calls for sacrifices and "resistance" from all those poor people, while he was pocketing all those billions. He really milked that refugee cow dry.

Sat, 08/07/2010 - 00:11 | 508585's picture

And how much of my tax money has been sucked up by Israel.

That's my money, taken without my consent and used for purposes I find objectionable (to put it mildly). When I donate to my Palestinian friends I like to multiply the amount of that extorted blood money many fold.

The ships are going to keep coming and coming and coming.

Sat, 08/07/2010 - 00:45 | 508606 dkny
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Been a while since I saw numbers, but I believe the bulk of it is recycled directly to the american military industry.

I know it is your intention to frame the discussion in such a way that fits your world view, but others undoubtedly appreciate the complexities of such matters, as well as the existence of other interested parties which may have to lose if the aid is cut.

Sat, 08/07/2010 - 01:01 | 508617's picture

I believe the bulk of it is recycled directly to the american military industry.

...which buys high-tech American weaponry, much of which Israel resells to our enemies, just like they sold the Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard's information to the Soviets. It's as if the stereotype is all to true in some cases.

I know it is your intention to frame the discussion in such a way...

There is no need to frame you when all the readily apparent facts point to your guilt.

Sat, 08/07/2010 - 01:32 | 508635 dkny
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Yep, those F-15s are poping on the black market like fake LV bags.
Care to back that up that assertion? Or is that a strawman to avoid the inconvenient truth that companies like Boeing might want the arrangement to go on?

...point to your guilt.

HAHAHAH! Pathetic....

Sat, 08/07/2010 - 08:03 | 508737 ISEEIT
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I submit that you are wrong in positioning these sales as 'secret'. The arms are sold by Israel being our proxy. The MIC desires the tension. It is considered desirable to have viable threats so as to justify the care and feeding of our military. All part of the Farcist/Corporatist doctrine of control.

Sat, 08/07/2010 - 11:09 | 508815 jeff montanye
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there is some truth in what you say but it falls far short of a full explanation.  any objective study of the genesis of the war in iraq will show that the impetus came from extreme zionist israel firsters in the sharon and bush administrations.  to put much of the wild errors of u.s. middle east policy since ike on the mic is only less misleading than to put it on the oil industry.

Sat, 08/07/2010 - 12:12 | 508837 Cathartes Aura
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Rocking This Thread Crockett!

some of us are not so silently cheering you on, just letting you know. . .

peace. intentional.

Sat, 08/07/2010 - 18:06 | 509076's picture

Nice to see you!

Sun, 08/08/2010 - 16:14 | 509712 dkny
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Interesting stuff, yet hardly proves the point you're trying to make that Israel is some sort of middleman, reselling whatever it gets and pocketing the money.

Simplification of the issue is your goal, while many companies are involved in development of weapons/technologies, and needless to say some will "bleed" between projects, and might end up where the USA doesn't want.

That's why, as one of your links pointed out, Israel cancelled a sell to China.

Still, as I've already said, go ahead and cacnel all this military aid/financing to Israel -- and Egypt while at it -- and then check to see who gets riled up the most stateside. There are more players in this game than you wish to admit, since that would invariably detract from your conspiracy agenda.

Sun, 08/08/2010 - 16:33 | 509736's picture

Conspiracies by definition involve more than one party. By suggesting that "(t)here are more players in this game than you wish to admit" makes YOU the conspiracy theorist.

But no on seems to be buying your worldwide gentile conspiracy theory. Is it due to bad marketing or is it just a bad product? Probably both.

Sat, 08/07/2010 - 01:20 | 508628 Bringin It
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You keep making these foolish accusations against Arafat.  About him stealing money.  Yeah, it's clear he skimmed it all off and was living like a king while you kept him trapped and harassed in a  small office building, occasionally blowing holes in the building and poisoning his food.  Yes, obviously, the man was living large at the expense of others - Not.

If you are looking for stealing of the peoples money, you need to look no further than your friends on Wall Street, the recognized world thieving champs.  Are you trying to divert attention from what your friends are up to or are you just a dense ideologue?

Sat, 08/07/2010 - 01:29 | 508633 dkny
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I was wondering when the alter-ego will tag team.

Welcome to the party, but unfortunately reading skills are required, unless you call B.S. on the CBS link I gave, and plenty other info on the net.

I'll give you a smiley face for that attempt to associate me with Wall Street crooks.

Sat, 08/07/2010 - 02:10 | 508657's picture

I was wondering when the alter-ego will tag team.

If all the so-called anti-semites in the world are really just one stupid but prolific person then why do you need Megaphone?

Sun, 08/08/2010 - 16:24 | 509726 dkny
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I love it how you guys are trying so hard to defend a guy that stole billions from a group of very impoverished people, while prodding them to commit self-sacrifice ... literally. All this while lamenting over their impoverished state.

Some cognitive dissonance that must be.

Sun, 08/08/2010 - 18:28 | 509860's picture

Some cognitive dissonance that must be.

"One Cow in Palestine is worth more than all the Jews in Poland"

....Izaak Greenbaum

Sat, 08/07/2010 - 01:02 | 508618 laosuwan
Sat, 08/07/2010 - 01:21 | 508629 Bringin It
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Go away you lunatic troll with nothing to offer.

Sat, 08/07/2010 - 01:21 | 508630's picture

Sure, Gaza is a paradise. However, there's a wall around it and no one is allowed to get in or out, so we'll just have to take the IDF's word for it.

That sounds reasonable.

Sat, 08/07/2010 - 08:29 | 508741 Max Hunter
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Look.. These Zionist shills need to relinquish themselves from any guilt over suffering of Palestinians for the misery Israel has caused in the region.

They will not look at the pictures of people DYING and SUFFERING, but they want to point to an occasional store that opens up the get everyone to take their eye off the ball.

I guess i'm suppose to not believe the pictures and videos of children dying in their mother's and father's arms because there was a mall that opened in a section of town that probably paid Israel (in one way or another) handsomely to not bomb.

Like the guy above me stated.. you offer nothing but lies and deception, just like your jewish masters.

Free Palestine !

(comment not a reply but an addition to Crock)

Sun, 08/08/2010 - 16:30 | 509733 dkny
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(comment not a reply but an addition to Crock)

And what a crock it is....

The only one with agenda, or intentionally blindfolded, is you buddy.

Ignoring all the actions undertaken by the Arab League since 1947 is nothing short of criminal neglect of historical facts. Oh, how quick you are of absolving them from any responsibility....

Fri, 08/06/2010 - 20:38 | 508365 Internet Tough Guy
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Tyler, cleanup on aisle five. Seriously, this isn't project mayhem-worthy.

Fri, 08/06/2010 - 21:33 | 508418's picture

cleanup on aisle five.


I'm pleased to see that you have followed the good advice that one should write about what one knows.

Sat, 08/07/2010 - 00:12 | 508587 Yardfarmer
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ITG, bwahahahahahahahahaha! priceless!

Fri, 08/06/2010 - 21:29 | 508414 RichardP
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But it is educational, on several different levels.

Fri, 08/06/2010 - 22:50 | 508514 MarketTruth
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Agreed, it is educational and yes it is part of Project Mayhem. The political and banking/central bank scene is such that the truth about AIPAC and the assassins Mossad and controlling Zionists are coming to light. As such, Project Mayhem may need to go to action accordingly.

Remember: Within the United States current sitting Vice Preseident Biden said he is a proud Zionist. Ask yourself, is this guy working for the USA's We The People or for the Zionists and their agenda?


Sat, 08/07/2010 - 01:23 | 508631 Bringin It
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++ MT

Sat, 08/07/2010 - 01:59 | 508651 desgust
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* 1 !!!!

you are so right! It took us/me also so long to get to some truth! The whole western world kept lying us for decades!

Fri, 08/06/2010 - 19:39 | 508284's picture

Nasrallah is a true modern day hero standing up to the terrorist zionist regime.

As bad as the Israeli government can be there's no need to go over the top. Nasrallah is just another politician who exploits war anxiety and economic hardship amongst the his own people. If there's a war I'll root for the Lebanese but first I'll root for no war at all.

Best not to get caught up in the hysteria which articles such as this seek to stir up.



Fri, 08/06/2010 - 20:13 | 508326 Clayton Bigsby
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what do you base this assertion upon?

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