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Gulf States Endorse "Military Option" Against Iran

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The latest development in the neverending saga of Iran, comes via the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) which states that according to the Gulf states, the military option may be the best option to deal with the Iranian nuclear program, as the contra-Iran (no pun intended) axis is now complete. The article also reflected "the Gulf states' growing tension and concern regarding Iran's nuclear program, and mentioned their proximity to the Bushehr reactor." What is scary is that the straw man of military intervention is pretty much presented as a fait accompli, and alternatives to military intervention are not even considered as an option. The timing could not be worse: as we highlighted earlier, John Bolton believes that there is ticking clock (through the 21st) after which the option of "striking" Iran with manageable casualties becomes negligible. And lastly, and certainly not making matters any easier, was the earlier revaluation by AFP, that Iran is preparing to unveil an array of weapons next week. An impartial reader would be forgiven if left with the impression that at this point a military operation is all but granted. Yet, keeping an eye out on spot oil, indicates that the realistic chance of an incursion is still negligible, at least as judged by oil prices. We believe that is still one of the best advance warnings indicators of a geopolitical shift. Unfortunately, if the oil market is in any way comparable to stocks in its predictive ability, it just may be that oil is, for once, a reactionary indicator instead of forward looking, in which case it will be useless as a predictive force.


An editorial in the Saudi daily Al-Madina, published in the wake of announcements in Iran and Russia regarding the imminent activation of the nuclear reactor in Bushehr, took a hard line vis-à-vis the Iranian nuclear program, claiming that the military option may be the best way to deal with it. The article reflected the Gulf states' growing tension and concern regarding Iran's nuclear program, and mentioned their proximity to the Bushehr reactor.

Following are excerpts from the editorial:[1]

"Tehran's [August 13, 2010] announcement, confirmed by Russia, that an Iranian nuclear reactor would be inaugurated this month in Bushehr, on the Arabian Gulf coast, and that it would be equipped with fuel and would operate as a nuclear facility, is an indication that the region is now entering a new phase.

"In taking this action, Tehran is ignoring all the advice, warnings, and requests to halt its nuclear program, or at the very least to try to continue it under clear and open international inspection that would guarantee that it does not have a military facet. If [Tehran] insists upon going ahead [with the program] without the agreement of the international community, it will bring embarrassment and suspicion upon every [country] that supported [Iran's] right to peaceful nuclear energy.

"More importantly, by means of this action, Tehran is moving its conflict with the international community into high gear, and [in this case] some may consider the military option to be the best solution. [Delaying recourse to this option] may lead to a point where it is impossible to implement it – if Tehran manages to produce a nuclear bomb of its own.

"What is of concern is [the fact] that the Bushehr reactor is closer to several Gulf capitals than to the Iranian capital itself, as well as the fact that it is very near the crucial oil routes which pass through the Arabian Gulf – placing the neighboring countries in great danger, both in the event of an attack and in the event of radioactive leakage. Moreover, [the Bushehr reactor] may become the site where Tehran will develop its nuclear weapons, which it may use to impose demands or exert pressure on the region. This is a suspicion that Iran has not managed to refute to date.

"If Tehran is interested in the success of its nuclear program for peaceful purposes, and if it wants to make progress in order to ensure prosperity for its people, it must maximize its cooperation with the IAEA. The IAEA, for its part, must display a little flexibility with Tehran, since... equipping the reactor with nuclear fuel is the point of no return. When this happens, the Bushehr reactor will become a facility for nuclear energy.

"All parties must be judicious in confronting the new situation, and must make sure that the inauguration of Bushehr is not a preamble to disturbances or tremors in the region."

[1] Al-Madina (Saudi Arabia), August 15, 2010.

And confirming that Iran will not take any incursion lightly, is the following from AFP:

Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi said on Tuesday that Iran  will unveil next week an array of weapons, including missiles, speedboats and a long range drone, the ISNA news agency reported.

Two missiles, Qiam (Rising) and the third generation Fateh 110 (Conqueror) would be tested next week when Iran marks the annual government week, Vahidi said in reference to the Iranian week which starts on Saturday.

Iran will also unveil the long-range drone, Karar, he said using the nickname of revered Shiite Imam Ali.

On Sunday Iran launches its annual government week which runs until August 30 and is an occasion to showcase Tehran's achievements.

Iran has previously paraded a version of Fateh 110 which has a travel range of 150 to 200 kilometres (90 to 125 miles), but the range of the surface-to-surface Qiam missile was not reported by ISNA on Tuesday.

Vahidi said production lines of two missile-carrying speedboats, Seraj (Lamp) and Zolfaqar (named after Imam Ali's sword) would also be opened next week.

Vahidi said the unveiling of these weapons indicate that "sanctions have had no impact on us, but made us more experienced and self-sufficient."

Iranian officials regularly boast about the Islamic republic's military capabilities and Vahidi's announcements come at a time when local officials have been warning against any attack on the Islamic republic.

Tehran's archfoes, the United States and Israel have not ruled out a military strike against Iran to stop its controversial nuclear programme.

Last week a top commander from the Revolutionary Guards said Iran will mass produce replicas of the Bladerunner 51, often described as the world's fastest boat, and equip them with weapons to be deployed in the Gulf.

Also on August 8, Iran took delivery of four new mini-submarines of the home-produced Ghadir class. Weighing 120 tonnes, the "stealth" submarines are aimed at operations in shallow waters, notably in the Gulf.

h/t Keith


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Tue, 08/17/2010 - 17:09 | 526974 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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1984, bitchez!

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 17:25 | 527016 Mad Max
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To think that WWIII would pit the US against Russia - who ever could have foreseen that?

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 17:27 | 527023 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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ZBIG.  Me.  You....

Oh you were being rhetorical!  Gotcha ;)

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 18:27 | 527154 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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George Will should stick (schtick) to writing up baseball.

Wed, 08/18/2010 - 05:01 | 527729 TwoShortPlanks
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Death by tray it shall be.

Wed, 08/18/2010 - 03:59 | 527713 Tense INDIAN
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many had predicted:

Flashback 2007: Israel Warns World War III May be Biblical War of Gog and Magog



Wed, 08/18/2010 - 08:27 | 527841 caconhma
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The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) does not speak for "Islamic States". It is a DC-based neocon zionist-terrorist organization.

During the last century they and they-alike have destroyed Russia. Now, it is America in their cross-hear for a destruction. They wage a total war against the USA.

With total control the mass media, Hollywood, and pornography business they already destroyed the cultural and moral fabric of the American society. They have already ruined the US economy. Involving the USA in endless international wars and the phony war on terror here in the USA, these neocon zionist-terrorists are well no their way to ruin of whatever still left of the US Constitution and democracy.

It is the time for America to defend itself from these neocon zionist-terrorist enemies! 

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 17:13 | 526986 papaswamp
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Debka is reporting some crazy action going on in Iran....

"Two mysterious incidents are reported by DEBKAfile in the run-up to the fueling up of Iran's first nuclear reactor Saturday, Aug. 21.Tuesday, Aug. 17, an Iranian F4 Phantom fighter jet was claimed by Tehran to have crashed 6 kilometers north of the Bushehr nuclear reactor in southern Iran. DEBKAfile's military sources report it was shot down by Russian-made TOR-M1 air-missile defense batteries guarding the reactor."

"On Aug. 1, three unidentified UAVs slammed into the reactor buildings, scaring the townspeople who were sure the plant was under American or Israeli attack.

After the heads of government in Tehran put their heads together to try and identify the drones, without success, the defense ministry emerged with a communiqué reporting that a single drone had crashed on the nuclear reactor's dome, but insisted it was launched by Iran's Revolutionary Guards to test the alertness of the air defense personnel guarding it and the effectiveness of its anti-air radar system."


Whether any of it is true or not I have no idea.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 20:45 | 527353 Iam_Silverman
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"a communiqué reporting that a single drone had crashed on the nuclear reactor's dome, but insisted it was launched by Iran's Revolutionary Guards to test the alertness of the air defense personnel guarding it and the effectiveness of its anti-air radar system.""

So, was this test classified as a success, or a failure?  I'm still scratching my head over that one.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 23:06 | 527529 caconhma
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Stop paying attention to zionist lies.

Wed, 08/18/2010 - 09:31 | 527929 Iam_Silverman
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"Stop paying attention to zionist lies."

Very well.  Will you provide me with the truth then?

It was a retorical reply.  A retoric.......  Oh. never mind.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 17:14 | 526987 Mitchman
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If the Saudis are worried about the reactor, let them bomb it.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 17:17 | 526996 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Exactly.  If the House that is Saud is worried, let them be.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 17:19 | 527004 Mitchman
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We're consistently selling these guys fighter jets and other materiel.  Let them use it.  Not us.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 17:31 | 527010 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Do they know how to operate these said machines and whatnot?

Anywho; agreed.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 17:57 | 527081 Treeplanter
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Yeah, but the Saudis are not the lean mean fighting machine that overthrew the Hashemite dynasty with a vanguard of Jihad fanatics.  The Persians are a different animal altogether. In this case the House of Saud are a bunch of Fraidy Cats.  I wonder if Israel is waiting for a public request from them and the Gulf States to take down the Persians.  Wouldn't that be ironic?

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 18:42 | 527186 bonddude
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That's a done deal, imo.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 19:18 | 527245 gmrpeabody
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Tue, 08/17/2010 - 18:39 | 527176 New_Meat
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LH-please stop, the ear-worm is killing me. - Ned

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 17:15 | 526988 bugs_
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Would those be members of the 57 states?

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 17:17 | 526997 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Ha!  Good one.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 18:44 | 527191 bonddude
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Expect that count to increase.

He wasn't supposed to tell you how many states there really are. Slip up.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 18:45 | 527195 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Him and Cameron, couple of loose lipped morons.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 17:15 | 526989 Ragnarok
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Throw this in too, just for fun:

Russia's grain ban spotlights Egypt's politically explosive dependence on cheap bread


Tue, 08/17/2010 - 17:51 | 527070 Treeplanter
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That's ironic.  Rome once depended on Egypt's wheat harvest.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 17:57 | 527083 Ragnarok
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Well all of North Africa's harvest, but the tilt of the earth had something to say about that.  Desertification Bitchez!

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 18:13 | 527125 Treeplanter
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Had to be man made global warming.  West Virginia coal and all.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 18:45 | 527194 bonddude
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Tue, 08/17/2010 - 18:47 | 527200 Ripped Chunk
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"FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS" Chuck Heston as a senile political tool.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 19:50 | 527293 bonddude
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I'm talking about Moses not Bowling for Columbine.

Did you have a point?

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 20:48 | 527357 Iam_Silverman
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"Did you have a point?"

Not likely, they use James Brady as a semi-functional tool too.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 21:29 | 527404's picture

"Get your stinking paws off of me you damned, dirty ape."

-- Moses in Planet of the Apes

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 18:40 | 527184 New_Meat
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1965 redux

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 17:15 | 526990 Apostate
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"Sir, I don't think we can go any more retarded than we already have been."

"Damnit, son, don't give me problems, give me solutions! Full retard hasn't been enough!"

"Well, sir, we could start cutting out portions of our own brains and then eat the chunks raw."


[one meal later]

"Hrrumrghgl... get Bolton on the line... tell him that the "show must go on." Do you chair green the bumble? Huh? Of course I'm making sense! Just call him!"

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 17:16 | 526993 chet
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Not sure one editorial by a non-official in a Saudi paper can be construed as "Gulf States endorsing military action."

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 21:31 | 527409's picture

British "intelligence" used an undergraduate's term paper to make the claim that Saddam could attack their nation in 45 minutes.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 22:10 | 527466 Cathartes Aura
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cue: chortle

++ many clever retorts!

Wed, 08/18/2010 - 01:54 | 527664 Steaming_Wookie_Doo
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More from the hoist-with-your-own-petard files: If we hadn't destroyed Iraq, they would've kept the balance with Iran (at least more than now). Mind you, if Iran were Sunni instead of Shia, all oil would be cut off for any contemplation of war with their Islamic brothers.

As for Saudi gumption, they can't seem to make much use of the advanced weaponry except for briefly bombing defenseless Yemen.

Wed, 08/18/2010 - 06:01 | 527753 Bringin It
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I don't have a TV, but when I travel, if the hotel room has a TV, I turn it on.  ... So there's Anderson-360 going Skud-Stud over "Iranian missiles that can travel 6,000 miles and hit Paris and London."  Go to 11:30 PM commercial break.  Come back.  "That's 6,000 kilometers.  That was a mistake.  Not 6,000 miles.  They can hit Israel."



Tue, 08/17/2010 - 17:18 | 526999 flacon
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Orwellian News Flash: "Nobel Peace Prize winning President goes to war."

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 17:20 | 527007 Mitchman
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Tue, 08/17/2010 - 17:22 | 527013 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Ever notice how David Letterman recycles jokes over and over and over?

1984, bitchez!  ;)

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 18:42 | 527188 New_Meat
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"Ever notice how David Letterman..."



Wed, 08/18/2010 - 06:04 | 527754 Bringin It
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++ Mitchman

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 18:00 | 527094 Treeplanter
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The Loser in Chief is not that desperate.  Yet.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 19:10 | 527235 Moneygrove
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maybe the bush twins can join the army now !!!!!!!!!! lol

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 17:21 | 527011 Mad Max
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Tonight on Faux News: Who wants to be an Archduke Ferdinand?

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 17:29 | 527027 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Israel is Germany?  Just sayin'.

Not Only Did Harvard Dump Its Israel ETF, It Opened A New Position In A Turkish ETF:
Harvard Explains Israel Share Sales: It Wasn't Divestment, It's Just That Israel Is No Longer An Emerging Market:

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 19:16 | 527244 nmewn
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Yeah Haaahvaahd has a great track record picking winners...LOL.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 22:11 | 527468 Mad Max
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Remember, Summers is Obummer's main economic advisor.  Yes, the same Summers who nearly bankrupted Harvard, and says women aren't good at math.

Be afraid.  Be very afraid.

Wed, 08/18/2010 - 06:23 | 527762 nmewn
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Barry clearly has an eye for talent...bringing in nothing but our best & brightest to advise him ;-)

We are indeed fortunate.

Van Jones, a communist, to tilt at windmills for him. Giethner for Treasury, the former NY Fed Prez who can't keep up with his own income reciepts, very reassuring. Kevin Jennings to look after school children (you'll have to Google it, decorum prevents me from trying to explain this character, Jennings).

Appointing Biden to oversee a trillion dollars worth of "shovel ready stimulus"...sheer genius.

The International Nobel Peace Prize winner who accepts the prize with one hand and presses the button on drone attacks with the other. A self styled "constitutional law professor" who thinks Heller vs. DC is as bad as Arizona's new immigration law even though it copies Federal law just like many other state laws, that is, a distinction without a difference. I suppose he will sic Holder on racist states like Massachusetts next...LOL.

Voting present is no longer an option for him...and it shows.


Tue, 08/17/2010 - 19:39 | 527278 ZackLo
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Ah, but you see france owes germany alot of euro's..

yeah larry summers did real well with haaaaavaads investments rofl.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 17:33 | 527034 Cleanclog
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Well, who is small time royalty for a monarchy becoming increasingly irrelevant?

Prince William of Britain.  Princess Stephanie of Monoco.  A Jordanian or Moroccan princeling that both dislike the Iranians. Kuwaiti, Omarite, Somali?  Even a Saud.  Tilt can come very fast and from an unlikely event.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 18:40 | 527039 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Exellent point, to you and Mad Max.  The ruling dynasties know their ship has sunk.  What to do, what to do?  A sacrifice....

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 18:09 | 527113 Treeplanter
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The King of Jordan is still the shot caller in his little barrio.  But when you say, "The Queen," everyone knows you mean Elizabeth.  I think Victoria was the last one to call any shots in Britannia.  The King of Thailand has a great deal of moral and popular influence.  You don't dis that king if you are smart.  All the other royals are just rich people with titles.  The Saudis are afraid of their Shiite minority.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 20:52 | 527361 Iam_Silverman
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"The Saudis are afraid of their Shiite minority."

Then the only answer is to draft them all and send them off to war!

Conscription is the prescription.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 17:25 | 527018 Bagbalm
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It would be dark humor indeed if they waited until all this new military hardware was stretched out in a big fancy parade and laid a string of cluster bombs on the suckers...

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 17:46 | 527064 Max Hunter
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I wanted to verbally attack you for such an indifferent and monstrous thought, but... I couldn't stop laughing... :)  dark indeed..

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 18:23 | 527147 NumberNone
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Notice the roll-out of new equipment occurs after the reactor is online and after the date the Bolton says is too late to attack without massive radiation casualties. 

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 17:25 | 527019 LadyH
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Hmmm so they have two speedboats and a shallow water sub or two? That makes their navy less well equipped than Roman Abramovich.

Saudi editorials are not known for deviating firm the official line and that one pretty much tells Israel to pull it's finger out it's ass and get on with blowing up that Jerry built reactor. Fucking thing looks like it will take itself out the game within a few years anyway. I wouldn't want to be downwind.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 17:58 | 527088 doggings
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I wouldn't under estimate them too much if I were you.

remember you also have overwhelming firepower on land in Iraq & Afghanistan and guerillas can hurt you there too.

jus sayin'

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 19:36 | 527276 gmrpeabody
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Iran, with a little help from their friends, are quite capable of taking down a Nimitz class carrier. That being said, They would, in that event, also be in possession of the world's largest glass parking lot, and would probably be reduced to nomadic tribes roaming the "glasslands" for decades to come.

Not to mention, it may set Russia back a few more years in their bid to become a serious player along with China.

Just saying...

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 22:12 | 527470 Mad Max
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In your scenario the US would be the one country that has twice used nuclear weapons first in a conflict, with no other countries having used them at all.  Think about how that would affect strategic thinking in other countries.  It would be a virtual guarantee of a devastating first strike against us from China or Russia (or both) not too far in the future.

Of course, our political leadership doesn't seem to have the slightest concern about the logical implications of their actions, so it could happen.

Wed, 08/18/2010 - 07:21 | 527785 zenmeister
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That's probably not quite right. A "flexible response" (aka, unilateral use of nuclear weapons to counter a successful conventional attack) has been part and parcel of the NATO (read US) military doctrine for decades now. As long as you maintain a viable second strike capability there isn't much of an incentive for a nuclear aggressor to go against you first.

Wed, 08/18/2010 - 05:20 | 527735 sushi
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the world's largest glass parking lot,


And the world's largest glass parking lot is going to upwind of where exactly? Remember, this war is being brought to you by the same folks who produced all that tasty, zesty, sweet, flower scented, shrimp. Not to mention the greatest housing boom the world has ever known.

Wed, 08/18/2010 - 11:11 | 528120 DosZap
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Why you were junked for the truth is humorous.

Iran get's bombed to shit, Russia does NOTHING.Except TALK.Neither does China.

And, if you do not think the Gulf states want the Persians nuke facilities destroyed......your on crack.



Tue, 08/17/2010 - 18:41 | 527141 1fortheroad
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Ever hear of the sunburn missile, the are not scuds.



Wed, 08/18/2010 - 08:42 | 527858 tamboo
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even worse, they've upgraded to the onyx.

no doubt they have some nuclear tips to go with them, they aren't exactly hard to find.

Wed, 08/18/2010 - 09:07 | 527890 chistletoe
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ZH duly noted the trial excercise on the japanese super tanker a few weeks ago.

If even one supertanker is actually sunk (how hard can that be?  they are sitting ducks, forGawds sake!)

(a supertanker costs roughly 150 million to build and holds 200 million or more worth of crude)

the insurance companies will CLOSE Hormuz to any traffic, no ifs ands or buts.


The strategic reserve now holds as much oil as 6 weeks of US crude oil imports.

6 weeks is not a hell of a long time.


Yes, Iran might be the worlds first glass parking lot,

but the USA would instantly be transformed into

100,000,000 "independent" tea partiers with guns going around looking for any gasoline that they can steal ... and that would be truly quite a spectacle .... such as the world has never seen before!!!!


Tue, 08/17/2010 - 17:30 | 527030 RSDallas
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Wolf better start packing his bags.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 17:33 | 527033 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Can we send Vanderbilt with him?

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 18:49 | 527203 bonddude
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"Gentlemen, you'll need safari jackets with epilets and kevlar underwear...."

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 18:58 | 527218 bonddude
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The Saudis and Emirates are trying to reposition as a "financial center" (they don't know what's happening? -Or are the just thinking generationally?).

You bet your ass they want the other fanatic in the neighborhood shut down.

Pick your favorite fanatic. Israel has.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 17:39 | 527046 israhole
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"Some British Jews are desperate to stop the truth about the Jewish state being spread around. The Jewish Chronicle reported today that Jewish “Community leaders are battling to stop an exhibition of paintings by children from Gaza being shown in schools in the North of England'

This picture says much more than a 1,000 words. At first, I was at a loss for words, the evocative painting by a Gazan child, who's evidently seen the horrors of the Judaic War Machine first-hand, jolted me."

Check out the drawing here:

And they call themselves the "world's most moral army".  They are liars, and Israel-firsters in all host nations are TRAITORS!  Unplug the jew-tube and learn the facts.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 18:16 | 527130 Optimusprime
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Most ZH readers are in time warp when it comes to Israel issues.  They could stand to read some Gilad Atzmon.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 18:39 | 527179 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Most people who stereotype are close minded.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 19:03 | 527226 Max Hunter
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I noticed you got junked already.. I thought to myself, how many israeli-firsters even know who he is.? Must have been an Israeli that junked you.  And if it's an Israeli-firster, and knew who he was, then that person is only here to disrupted productive conversation.

I think Gilad Atzmon is a gifted writer.  That's good advice you are giving.. Nice

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 20:10 | 527309 gmrpeabody
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Wed, 08/18/2010 - 06:17 | 527758 Bringin It
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Atzmon was born a secular Jew in Tel Aviv, and trained at the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem.[8] His service as a paramedic in the Israeli Defense Forces during the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon caused him to reach the conclusion that "I was part of a colonial state, the result of plundering and ethnic cleansing."[1][4]He told an interviewer that it was there he first learned about Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, legislation to prevent their return, and the wiping out of Palestinian villages. “We were indoctrinated into a denial of the Palestinian Cause. We were not aware of it.”[9]  From Wiki

Thanks Max.  There is no "Jewish problem".  There is a Zionist problem.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 19:58 | 527299 alien-IQ
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I wonder how many know, or even care what MEMRI really is? In short: Based out of DC, Israel and Berlin, they have been long ago proven to be a propaganda arm of the Israeli government and American Neocons.

Here's an excerpt from a 2002 article in the Guardian about them:

"The second thing that makes me uneasy is that the stories selected by Memri for translation follow a familiar pattern: either they reflect badly on the character of Arabs or they in some way further the political agenda of Israel. I am not alone in this unease.

Ibrahim Hooper of the Council on American-Islamic Relations told the Washington Times: "Memri's intent is to find the worst possible quotes from the Muslim world and disseminate them as widely as possible."

Memri might, of course, argue that it is seeking to encourage moderation by highlighting the blatant examples of intolerance and extremism. But if so, one would expect it - for the sake of non-partisanship - t o publicise extremist articles in the Hebrew media too.

Although Memri claims that it does provide translations from Hebrew media, I can't recall receiving any.

Evidence from Memri's website also casts doubt on its non-partisan status. Besides supporting liberal democracy, civil society, and the free market, the institute also emphasises "the continuing relevance of Zionism to the Jewish people and to the state of Israel".

That is what its website used to say, but the words about Zionism have now been deleted. The original page, however, can still be found in internet archives.

The reason for Memri's air of secrecy becomes clearer when we look at the people behind it. The co-founder and president of Memri, and the registered owner of its website, is an Israeli called Yigal Carmon.

Mr - or rather, Colonel - Carmon spent 22 years in Israeli military intelligence and later served as counter-terrorism adviser to two Israeli prime ministers, Yitzhak Shamir and Yitzhak Rabin.

Retrieving another now-deleted page from the archives of Memri's website also throws up a list of its staff. Of the six people named, three - including Col Carmon - are described as having worked for Israeli intelligence. "

You can read the full article here:

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 21:38 | 527418's picture

I wonder how many know, or even care what MEMRI really is?

I thought it was a song from Cats.

But seriously, thank you for the background on these people.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 22:48 | 527516 ArrestBobRubin
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Bang on there mate. All, please be aware of who is getting your knickers in a twist and why. MEMRI and Debka are the worst of the worst. Emanations directly from the Belly of the Beast. Or its ass, I'm not sure. Check and you'll see who and what is bringing their mind rotting "info" to you.

ANYONE who cites their spew either doesn't know what they need to know before flinging shit into the blogosphere, or they do and are part of the problem, not our solution. Either way, caveat emptor to fair minded people when it comes to this dreck...

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 18:18 | 527133 still kicking
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As a normal little boy I probably drew a picture of that equivalent about 100 times, granted they were stick figures and my abilities sucked.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 20:18 | 527319 desgust
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Israhole, nobody has a chance against these destructive monsters. Just hope one day the whole turns against them and their children!

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 20:45 | 527352 JR
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This comment, Israhole, regarding the above evocative exhibit of “What the World’s ‘Most Moral’ Army Doesn’t Want You to See,” was made today by Musique...

You're absolutely correct, Greg. All the pictures in the exhibition capture a unique & personalized story of death, horror and destruction caused by the most vicious murderous thugs on earth through a child's eyes. Specially the picture called "the world is ONLY watching" - brings tears in eyes. That boy lost almost every family member and the sadness in his eyes, so moving.

Yes, the f____ world is just only f____ watching.

I am totally sick 'n tired of seeing chelsea's "judeo-christian" wedding coverage everywhere - from tv to supermarket rags. They describe her as if she were the princess - huh! clintons? They are considered as barely touchable by the rothschild standard, royalty is just pipe dreams. Remember all the girls lost their chance to be a princess for a day in Bosnia by slick willie?

Rachel Corrie's princess dream was bulldozed by the bloodthirsty gangs.

how about little Kaukab Al Dayah; ( has her picture.) Why wasn't she given a chance to be a princess by the chosen devils?

Ahhh, the Goldman-Chelsea religion, otherwise known as the Judeo-Christian religion.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 17:41 | 527051 americanspirit
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Who says that Israel has to attack Iran by air? I think that's all a feint. If I were the Israeli Mossad I would already have a couple of suitcase nukes in place deep under Teheran and a few other vital targets. I would probably have had agents on the crews pouring the concrete for this new reactor, and buried a nuke there too. When the time comes - reactor accident. And if Teheran retaliates, huge gas explosion devastates Teheran.  Of course, if I were Iran, I would already have a number of CBW long since in place in key Israeli ( and US ) cities. By the way, anybody seen those 4 North Korean subs that left DRNK a month or so ago. Could they be lying on the seabed offshore of Israel? I wonder what their mission was/is. Given its remote location, Armageddon (in Syria) might be one of the few places to survive. Irony is the laughter of the Gods.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 17:58 | 527089 Oswald Spengler
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Hey, I read that book. It was quite a thriller and the hero lived to marry his girl.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 18:56 | 527209 New_Meat
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spirit, very risky to lose physical control of a weapon.  only the former USSR has had the stones to lose that level of control.

agents during construction, no doubt.  Influence, tougher.

don't know how gas explosion happens, not hollywood.

chems? maybe if they have binary capability, but mass of the weapon and dispersion pattern requires really high population density.  We know definitively that Chi-town is out of the target list.

DPRK diesels?  I'd bet a supersized meal at your favourite place that there are 688's playin'.

You don't think that there is SOSUS on either side of Suez Canal, do you?


Tue, 08/17/2010 - 21:44 | 527426's picture

Armageddon (in Syria) might be one of the few places to survive. Irony is the laughter of the Gods.

The word Armageddon appears only once in the Greek New Testament.[5] The word comes from Hebrew har m?giddô (?? ?????), meaning "Mountain of Megiddo". Megiddo is a small mountain on which ancient forts were built that guarded the main highway, the Via Maris, that connected Egypt with Mesopotamia. Megiddo was the location of many decisive battles in ancient times (including one in the 15th century BC and one in 609 BC). The town Megiddo in Israel is approximately 25 miles (40 km) westsouthwest of the southern tip of the Sea of Galilee (or Lake Tiberias to the Romans) in the Kishon River area.[6]

Wed, 08/18/2010 - 11:57 | 528258 DosZap
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This war will be the war of Ezekiel 38-39,not Armageddon.

Armageddon comes at the end of the Tribulation.

So, we all have more easy.

Wed, 08/18/2010 - 06:45 | 527773 Hephasteus
Tue, 08/17/2010 - 17:41 | 527053 Mad Mad Woman
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As if we didn't have enough problems already. I am afraid if this does happen soon or at anytime for that matter, we are all in deep shit. Stuff is going to happen that we don't want to happen. Where's the nearest bomb shelter?

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 18:11 | 527119 Treeplanter
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Could be kicking over a big fat domino.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 23:05 | 527527's picture

As if we didn't have enough problems already. I am afraid if this does happen soon or at anytime for that matter, we are all in deep shit.

Blowing up lots of not quite white people is always a good antidote for fear.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 17:43 | 527058 Ned Zeppelin
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 I want one of those Bladerunner 51s.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 18:02 | 527099 doggings
Tue, 08/17/2010 - 21:12 | 527380 Turd Ferguson
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It'd sure be fun to sit in that fucker and pick off assholes on Waverunners.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 23:11 | 527536 ArrestBobRubin
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Tue, 08/17/2010 - 23:14 | 527539 turds in the pu...
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supercavitating torpedoes, bitchez

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 17:46 | 527061 Rich V
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Plutonium Bitches!!

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 17:48 | 527067 Idiot Savant
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"Yet, keeping an eye out on spot oil, indicates that the realistic chance of an incursion is still negligible, at least as judged by oil prices."

Spot oil huh, are you serious? Israel is done posturing, they're going to swing for the fences and we're all going to be surprised if/when it happens.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 18:23 | 527142 Treeplanter
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Does Israel hit Hezbollah ahead of Iran or wait for them to fire rockets?  They aren't supposed to defend themselves, anyway, I say they might as well go for maximum damage to the jihad martyrs.   Whatever, the Strait of Hormuz shuts down and our 18 wheelers are not restocking our supermarkets and fuel pumps.  

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 18:59 | 527221 New_Meat
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Hezb'Allah (please get it right-party of God) a sideshow.

SoH totally separate.

Maybe there are plans to keep the puppy open.  Probably haven't thought about that since Jimmy Carter's time.

- Ned

Wed, 08/18/2010 - 12:06 | 528287 DosZap
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He's fine. Hezbollah, Hizbollah,Hizbu'llah..........several ways for it to be corrrect.


Tue, 08/17/2010 - 20:08 | 527307 New_Meat
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someone said I'm supposed to... nah

but I hope things going well, gonna be tough.

- Ned

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 21:41 | 527423 nmewn
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It (the link) was directed at those who think America still get's the majority of it's oil from the doesn't...and hasn't for years. That's why I'm in the camp of shutting down our bases in Europe...the child must learn to walk unaided at some point ;-)

Things are well. And it may not be as tough as some predict if a few things turn the right way. And they seem to be, lately.


Wed, 08/18/2010 - 12:01 | 528272 DosZap
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"they're going to swing for the fences and we're all going to be surprised if/when it happens."



Tue, 08/17/2010 - 17:49 | 527068 Caviar Emptor
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Nuke the nuke!

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 18:23 | 527148 Dapper Dan
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I just HATE hate.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 21:48 | 527430's picture

Nuke the nuke!


I see you're cheering on destruction by big government again. I really wish you statists would quit picking my pocket in your quest to kill innocent folks overseas and bankrupt the economy at home.

Stop hating America.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 17:54 | 527076 Caviar Emptor
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USS Jimmy Carter cruising to the Gulf of Aqaba. Operation bitter ole beatch locked and loaded. 

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 18:24 | 527151 stev3e
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Is that the cruise ship wearing the big wool sweater?

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 19:11 | 527239 Moneygrove
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does the carrier g.h.w.bush have a glory hole for g.w ?????????

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 18:37 | 527173 knukles
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The Carter is a Most Interesting Boat.  Nuc sub converted to open deep-water engineering capabilities.  Like splicing Internet, telephone, etc., cables amongst other tricks of the trade. 

Some years ago, numerous Internet cables (believe it was 3) were severed within hours of one another in the Mediterranean, only to have service restored within, surprise, hours.  And there were reports that the Carter was in the vicinity.

Just an odd remembrance.  "Woolly sweater" is really somewhat fitting, no? 

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 18:41 | 527187 bugs_
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Ivy Bells - Woolly Sweater - yeah it has a nice ring to it :-)

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 19:02 | 527224 New_Meat
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USS Theodore Roosevelt nick-name: "Big Stick".

lol at "Wooly Sweater".

- Ned

OT: anyone know who's code name was "Pasty"?

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 20:14 | 527313 Adam Selene
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The Carter is a Most Interesting Boat.  Nuc sub converted to open deep-water engineering capabilities.

Umm, you mean like Habitat for Humpbacks?

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 21:51 | 527436's picture

The Carter is a Most Interesting Boat.

Hope there aren't any killer rabbits swimming in the vicinity of Aqaba.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 18:00 | 527092 Ned Zeppelin
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I suppose its "Guns Of August" time.  Heck, I'll be at the beach watching it all on CNN.   And watching the dead fish roll in on each wave.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 21:52 | 527439's picture

Sure, put up your feet and watch people die. It's all the rage from one Empire to the next. So you nail Christ to a tree once in a while, what's to worry?

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 18:04 | 527104 Oswald Spengler
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If one commits the act of sodomy with a cow, an ewe, or a camel, their urine and their excrements become impure, and even their milk may no longer be consumed. The animal must then be killed and as quickly as possible and burned.

Ayatollah Khomeini

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 18:12 | 527123 Uncle Remus
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The inference is that this is more than a rare or isolated incident.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 18:15 | 527128 Max Hunter
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Yeah... Right on man!!..


These guys are so different.. They have to be bombed.. Why would someone say that? We need to bomb them.  Why would someone discuss sodomy with animals? That is a call to bomb them.. Yeah... Right on man!.. Jesus Rocks!

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 18:29 | 527157 Treeplanter
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Even Iran's "moderate" leaders have stated they will be fine with taking several million dead from a Israeli retaliatory strike, if they have destroyed six million Jews it will be worth it.  Allahu Akbar bitchez!  Here comes the 12th Imam, wait a minute! The Madhi is named Irving and he's pissed!

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 21:55 | 527444's picture

Israel's leaders openly laugh at Americans who still support them even after all the trouble they caused.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 18:35 | 527167 NumberNone
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+1 You sealed it for me with Jesus Rocks.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 18:19 | 527137 Optimusprime
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Ever dip into the Talmud on sex with non-Jews?  Don't open a can of worms.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 19:06 | 527230 New_Meat
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what about that Jewish cow, was that OK? ;-O

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 18:36 | 527168 GeoffreyT
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Yo OSwald.


If we were to excerpt some of the batshit insane ravings that are present in the collected writings of the cock-slashing cult, we would likewise find much to giggle at... not least of which is the idea that Abraham fucking his half-sister was AOK, and that nobody batted an eye when some Sky Wizard told them that he wanted them to mutilate their children's genitals.


So, y'know... pick your poison, retardation-wise.


As to anything produced by either MEMRI or Debka... let's jsut say that they had as big a hand in promulgating bullshit about Iraq as did CHalabi and Tony Blair... so I would not believe (a) anything they said; or (b) any translation they purported to have done.






Tue, 08/17/2010 - 19:03 | 527228 Oswald Spengler
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The Old Testament proscribes stoning of a woman found guilty of grabbing a man's testicles in a fight but I don't think the Jews or Christians follow that practice today. Islamists still espouse the laws in the Koran so you can be as tolerant as you want but until I hear a loud denouncement of the Taliban by the mullahs I will continue to consider them primitive fanatics and keep my distance.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 19:22 | 527255 Max Hunter
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I suspect your voluntary gesture of keeping your distance is very much appreciated.  Too bad your head and your ass didn't have a little day light between them..

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 20:11 | 527310 Oswald Spengler
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I get it. You fuck camels. Ever tried a goat?

Wed, 08/18/2010 - 01:53 | 527662 Moonrajah
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Could you share with us your experience of the latter?

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 22:01 | 527452's picture

...I don't think the Jews or Christians follow that practice today. Islamists still espouse the laws in the Koran...

Rabbi probed for circumcised infants' herpes Baby died from disease after undergoing procedure


City health officials are investigating the death of a baby boy who was one of three infants to contract herpes after a rabbi circumcised them.

Ten days after Rabbi Yitzhok Fischer performed religious circumcisions on twins last October, one died of herpes and the other tested positive for the virus, according to a complaint filed by the health department in Manhattan Supreme Court.

The complaint, reported in Wednesday’s edition of the New York Daily News, also said health officials later found a third baby who had contracted herpes after being circumcised by Fischer in late 2003.

Under Jewish law, a mohel — someone who performs circumcisions — draws blood from the circumcision wound. Most mohels do it by hand with a suction device, but Fischer uses a practice rare outside strict Orthodox groups where he uses his mouth to draw blood after cutting the foreskin.

Herpes can cause potentially severe complications for infants because of their undeveloped immune systems. A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics found that the rare ritual puts newborns at serious risk of contracting herpes simplex virus and shouldn't be performed as part of the circumcision procedure.

Fischer’s lawyer, Mark Kurzmann, told the Daily News that Fischer was cooperating with the investigation, although it’s unclear whether Fischer submitted to the city’s request for a blood test.

“My client is known internationally as a caring, skilled, and conscientious mohel,” Kurzmann said.

Wed, 08/18/2010 - 07:30 | 527792 Bringin It
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Appearently cutting and then sucking a bleeding infants cock and passing herpes in the process is the final word on who-has-the grottiest-religious-practicies and Oswald, et. al. will now feel suitable shame and change the subject.  Let's see.

Look up glass houses Oswald.


Tue, 08/17/2010 - 18:39 | 527175 knukles
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How the Fuck they got any livestock left? 
Big Turban, no Camels.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 18:46 | 527196 Uncle Remus
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Deep in the heart of Tex er Tehran...

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 20:28 | 527329 merehuman
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nale or female, ? does it matter? Implication is that excrement and urine may be consumed until anal penetration. Explains a lot of angry Iranians.

Wed, 08/18/2010 - 02:32 | 527681 Moneygrove
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Is he talking about the cows in crawford texas ????????

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 18:11 | 527117 gigeze787
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2011 version SAT analogy question:

MEMRI is to the Mossad what CNBC is to the PPT.

ZH doesn't shill for the PPT, so why shill for the Mossad?


Tue, 08/17/2010 - 19:28 | 527266 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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It is a disclosure.  Keep your friends close... yaodaming?

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 23:19 | 527546 ArrestBobRubin
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Ya got Junked 4 times for THIS?

Wed, 08/18/2010 - 00:05 | 527588 bobzibub
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Tue, 08/17/2010 - 19:02 | 527227 naiverealist
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Before taking everything from this group as gospel, please look at their board of directors and advisors. . . it reads like the latest list of neocons.

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 19:25 | 527262 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Right.  So the crazy guys are saying something crazy.  What is your point?

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 19:46 | 527284 Cognitive Dissonance
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Too bad they dumped Holbrooke. See the very bottom. I'd say that toned down the war mongers by at least 1%.



MEMRI’s Board of Advisors and Directors comprises a group of distinguished figures in government, media, law and academia.  Among them are former prime ministers; attorneys-general; justice ministers; leading legal and counterterrorism experts; and recipients of the most prestigious awards, including the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the United States Congressional Gold Medal.  This group also includes former United States government officials, such as the director of the CIA; Secretary of the Navy; Director of Operations with the FBI; Ambassadors to the United Nations, Iraq, the European Union, and Romania; Secretary of Education; Deputy Defense Secretary; and head presidential counsel.  Members of MEMRI's Board of Advisors are bipartisan and have honorably served Presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama.


The members of MEMRI’s Board of Directors are:


·     Oliver "Buck" Revell: Former FBI Executive Assistant Director (Investigations) in charge of Criminal Investigative, Counter-Terrorism and Counter?Intelligence programs; former Vice Chairman of the Interagency Group for Counterintelligence, former member of the Senior Review Group of the Vice-President’s Task Force on Terrorism; and currently President of The Revell Group

·    Elliott Abrams: Former Special Assistant to President George W. Bush, Senior Director of the National Security Council for Near East and North African Affairs, and former Deputy National Security Advisor for Global Democracy Strategy

·    Steve Emerson: Executive Director of The Investigative Project and known terrorism expert

·    Jeffrey Kaufman: Managing Trademark and Copyright Partner at Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt

·    Robert Reilly: Former Senior Advisor at the Department of Defense and Chairman of the Committee for Western Civilization at the Claremont Institute.


The members of MEMRI’s Board of Advisors are:


  • Bernard Lewis, Professor of Near Eastern Studies Emeritus at Princeton University
  • James Woolsey, Former Director of Central Intelligence Agency and Secretary of the Navy
  • Elie Wiesel, Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, Presidential Medal of Freedom, the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal, and the Medal of Liberty Award
  • Jose Maria Aznar, Former Prime Minister of Spain
  • Stephen J. Trachtenberg, President Emeritus and University Professor of Public Service at George Washington University
  • John Bolton, Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
  • Stuart Eizenstat, Former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union
  • Josef Joffe, Editor-in-Chief of Die Zeit
  • John Ashcroft, Former U.S. Attorney General and U.S. Senator (MO)
  • Ehud Barak, Former Prime Minister of Israel
  • Irwin Cotler, Former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
  • Mort Zuckerman, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, U.S. News & World Report
  • Michael Mukasey, Former U.S. Attorney General and Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Lafif Lakhdar, Tunisian intellectual
  • Jana Hybaskova, Former Member of the European Parliament and Chairperson of the European Democrats Party (Czech Republic)
  • Norman Podhoretz, Former Editor-in-Chief of Commentary Magazine
  • William Bennett, Former U.S. Secretary of Education
  • Paul Bremer, Former Ambassador to the Netherlands; former Director of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance in Iraq (de-facto governor)
  • Lord George Weidenfeld, Former Vice-President of Oxford University Development Program
  • Yehuda Bauer, Former Director of the International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem
  • Dr. Khaled Fouad Allam, Algerian sociologist at the University of Trieste (Italy)
  • Alfred Moses, Former U.S. Ambassador to Romania
  • Herb London, President of the Hudson Institute
  • Natan Sharansky, Former Israeli Minister for Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs, Minister without Portfolio
  • James Q. Wilson, Professor of Public Policy at Pepperdine University
  • Edgar Bronfman, Former president of the World Jewish Congress, and president of Distillers Corporation-Seagrams Ltd.
  • Max Kampelman, Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom; former U.S. Ambassador to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe
  • Yohanan Friedmann, President Emeritus of Islamic Studies at The Hebrew University
  • Dr. Ikbal Al-Gharbi, Professor of Psychology at the Theological University Ezzitouna in Tunis
  • Christopher DeMuth, Former President, American Enterprise Institute
  • Dr. Khaled Fouad Allam, Algerian sociologist at the University of Trieste (Italy)
  • Dr. Amel Grami, Professor of Comparative Religion at the University Manuba in Tunis
  • Lafif Lakhdar, Tunisian intellectual
  • Dr. Shaker Al-Nabulsi, Jordanian writer and University Professor
  • Magdi Khalil,human right activist and Executive Editor of the Egyptian weekly Watani International
  • Faraj Sarkouhi, formereditor of the Iranian literary monthly magazine Adineh
  • Deborah Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Emory University

Former Member: Ambassador Richard Holbrooke (stepped down when nominated to post of Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan by President Obama).


Tue, 08/17/2010 - 20:13 | 527312 desgust
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JOSEF JOFFE is a neo-con, a Bilderberger and a good friend of Merkel! FUCK THEM!

Wed, 08/18/2010 - 00:50 | 527625 RockyRacoon
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There are some scary names on that list.  Thanks for posting it.

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