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Iranian Warships Have Crossed Suez Canal

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Reuters reports that according to Canal authority officials, the Iranian ironclads are now in the Mediterranean. Priced in. BTFD.


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Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:55 | 985047 Josh Randall
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Good for them! As soon as they reach port they can call Merrill and BTFD

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 12:23 | 985446 Pegasus Muse
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Apparently, the navy needs some target practice.

Wonder if we boarded their ships and inspected the cargo as mentioned in DEBKA article?

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:55 | 985048 The Third Man
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Even more interesting. Looks like the 4 Americans on that hijacked yacht were killed by their Somali kidnappers.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:02 | 985082 The Third Man
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Which is a pretty good excuse for a show of naval strength in the area?

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:07 | 985107 TeamAmerica
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You mean more than is already there?   It's a sad outcome, but short of carpet-bombing the Somali coast and sinking every small vessel that ventures from that shore, what do you want?   Come to think of it...not such a bad idea, huh?


Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:09 | 985115 tmosley
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It would probably be easier to sink all American yachts capable of sailing to Somalia.  Hell you could pass a law, and get them to do it themselves.  Then they would build more, and kickstart the economy!

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 14:02 | 985869 DoChenRollingBearing
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The question I have is why the f**k would Americans even BE in a yacht anywhere within 1500 miles of Somalia???  Some really clueless Americans out there...

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 23:53 | 987493 StychoKiller
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Intelligence seems to be in short supply, worldwide!

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:12 | 985133 Vacca
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There is something seriously wrong with this story. Why would Somalian kidnappers be operating off the coast of Oman?

Why would they shoot the hostages unless a rescue attempt had been made?

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:16 | 985150 Printfaster
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Bingo.  Team Shiite shoots the 4 point play.


Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:32 | 985227 Temporalist
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Maybe Somali Pirates really hate bibles.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:16 | 985153 The Third Man
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Yes, the story does have a certain smell to it, doesn't it? Botched rescue attempt is a more likely scenario.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:18 | 985160 MayIMommaDogFac...
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Just because people have been expecting for a year or two, the perfect moment, when the situation could change from diplomactic-dilly-dally to "justifiable force", doesn't mean this is fishy...

Yes, I am holding my nose...So what?  ;)

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:28 | 985203 philgramm
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TPTB are just looking for their own Gulf of Tonkin event so that they can set of the real fireworks 

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:29 | 985208 Rodent Freikorps
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Isn't it nice of Iran to play along? Always knew they were just puppets.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:42 | 985256 SheepDog-One
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Or USS Liberty moment.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:37 | 985238 DonnieD
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I heard on the news that a rescue attempt was made and the kidnappers shot the hostages. This is coming from Centcom so not sure how true it is. We all remember Jessica Lynch and Pat Tillman, right?

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:57 | 985306 High Plains Drifter
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Yeh Jessica Lynch, she fought like a tiger against those evil Iraqi soldiers to she had no more bullets left. and Pat, oh Pat was killed by friendly fire, they finally admitted but they left out the part that he was shot by someone with the gun barrel no more than a foot away from his head.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 12:35 | 985518 The Third Man
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Pat Tillman died of friendly fire.

His death was originally covered up by the military brass, but he wasn't assasinated.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 12:56 | 985607 Phlash
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Of course not, he was just a celebrity who was writing home that the war was wrong and he would come home and expose it... No reason to assassinate someone - A simple mistake - A taliban fighter and a US soldier look very similar from 1 foot away...

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 13:09 | 985678 TeamAmerica
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A whole new conspiracy theory - thanks, that makes my day.

Mind you, the idea that Pat Tillman arrived in Afghanstan and decided that fighting the Taliban was a mistake is a bit of a reach.   You need to come up with a plausible reason for him to be opposing the war so suddenly (and so early...check the dates).

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 13:09 | 985681 The Third Man
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Stan Goff, the author of the linked article, is a multi year Special Forces vet who debunks the notion that Tillman was killed deliberately. There were no shots from 1 foot away. Read the article.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:47 | 985275 tonyw
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!Why would Somalian kidnappers be operating off the coast of Oman?! two reasons:

Like the bank robbers rob banks because it's where the money is, sailors know to stay well away from Somalia so the pirates have to go further afield. The Yemen and Oman coast is the furthest away from Somalia when coming from/going to the Suez canal.

The Somalians look on this as a business and based on their previous successes have invested in "mother ships" so they can go further. Most navies rules of conduct require them to be caught with weapons so they just dump them overboard if needed.


Tue, 02/22/2011 - 12:44 | 985548 Dr. Porkchop
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If I were a wealthy person yachting in the area, I'd be looking to acquire some autmatic weapons and a healthy supply of javelin missiles, which after the corruption of the Iraq debacle, are probably readily available.

Then if any would be pirates come within striking range, you remove them from the planet.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:42 | 985262 hpprinter000
Tue, 02/22/2011 - 14:45 | 986010 Rusty Shorts
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Yep, check out the Russians, they cuff all the pirates to their own boat then blow it out of the water.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:13 | 985137 serotonindumptruck
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A minute or two on a .50 cal would take care of a few pirates.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:24 | 985185 Id fight Gandhi
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Cant they send in ships to bait them out to sea and then blow the shit out of them?

Some nice looking yachts, unassuming and well armed.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:37 | 985243 Cpl Hicks
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This is the Obama Aministration we've got now, understand?

Barry the Bodhisatva, the Enlightened One, Ommmmmmm......

BTW- remember the shooting of the Somalis holding the tanker captain ~2 years ago? The WH was pissed that the on-scene commander did that.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 12:34 | 985515 eatthebanksters
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I viewed a recent video showing the Russian Navy 'taking' a pirate ship.   The subtitles said that the commander of the Navy vessel on the scene has total jurisdiction of the prisoners and their fate.  The Russian commander had all their hands secured to the rail around the boat (I'm guessing there were 50+) and then blew up the boat and sank was painful t watch, but obviously those guys won't be committing any more act of piracy.  Geneva codes say that guerillas can be executed summarily...wonder what it says about pirates.  Why did we kill two pirates who were on the 'yacht' and take the rest prisoner?  So we can spend taxpayers dollars to fly them back to the U.S., spend more taxpayer dollars to try them in court and then more taxpayer dollars to put them in jail or execute them?  I say do what the Russians did.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 14:05 | 985884 DoChenRollingBearing
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+ multiple .50 cals...

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:50 | 985280 the_magician
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Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:56 | 985053 gasmiinder
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Over/Under on how long before they enter Israeli territorial waters and are sunk?  Given the instability/popular revolts in the area and the Ayatollah's trouble at home my estimate would be 7 days.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:03 | 985093 TeamAmerica
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Over/under on how long before ZH stops hyperventilating over this non-event?

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:04 | 985095 Azannoth
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Hopefully they have better luck than USS Liberty

If the Israelis can shoot at their 'allies' imagine what would they do to their enemies

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:18 | 985168 serotonindumptruck
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Never forget!

Never again!

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:57 | 985309 Unlawful Justice
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Just a coincidences that it was "Liberty".

 V- There are no coincidences, Delia... only the illusion of coincidence. ...

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:56 | 985065 jus_lite_reading
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Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:41 | 985255 Cpl Hicks
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Only if the Israelis clean up the oil spilled from the 2 Iranian ships and dispose of the hulls in an environmentally-sensitive way.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:59 | 985072 TomJoad
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Maybe they'll defect to Malta.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:18 | 985167 the_magician
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Some Libyan ships just did it. 

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:20 | 985176 tonyw
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They sure won't be defecting to Libya.

Just heard reports some Libyan ship(s) have been seen close to Malta, myabe more defectors? there have been lots of diplomats defect over the last 24 hours.


Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:59 | 985077 Cognitive Dissonance
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I can't wait until the various tariffs and tolls must be paid in Gold.

Gold, the other money.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:14 | 985141 Flakmeister
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 It's what's for dinner

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:44 | 985267 Cpl Hicks
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Woulda thought you'd be pushing for silver.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:49 | 985281 Cognitive Dissonance
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Silver for the automobile toll booths, Gold for the Suez Canal toll booths.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:55 | 985301 Cpl Hicks
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Hey, you DO have a plan.

I think I like it, assuming I can get my sweaty little hands on the odd shiny bit of silver for travelling in my trusty HumVee.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:01 | 985079 firstdivision
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Oil is gapping down?!? o_O 

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:18 | 985169 Printfaster
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Gapping down, of course.  Oil has been under price suppression in the Comex for a month.  Every day like clockwork, it gets banged down at mid day.

Welcome to the WTI price suppression scheme.


Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:25 | 985195 Richard Head
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Silver is sliding hard also. WTF?

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:45 | 985264 EscapeKey
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Meh, expiry tomorrow. Blythe Masters and her minions continuously trying to take silver down.

Seriously, look at the overnight graph. Time, and time, and time again has the EE attacked. Someone is desperate. Very desperate. The COT report is even compiled on basis of todays trading, which will no doubt show heavy accumulation of commercial shorts.

Not that the SEC will find anything wrong with that, of course. After all, "JPM, as a market maker, have a duty to serve the market". Of course, that ignores silver would be that much higher had JPM not "served" the buyers so magnificantly.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:45 | 985273 Terminus C
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Silver might be sliding on the Comex but my dealer is still buying them for 34.47 and selling for 37.05


Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:30 | 985214 SilverRhino
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Buy the rumor, sell the news.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:30 | 985215 SilverRhino
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Buy the rumor, sell the news.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:02 | 985081 Oh regional Indian
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What goes up must come down. What goes in must come out (one way or another).

What goes away must return?

Maybe not. There is a post-visit return passage to think of too.

Unless they are planning on going around on the return.


Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:01 | 985085 koeleköpke
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it's the beginning of a new era, the persians will start controlling  the Mediterranean Sea

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:31 | 985216 Rodent Freikorps
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It doesn't seem anyone else wants the job.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:04 | 985094 fastishplastic
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best to frontrun depression

beware the f*cking depression

bounce the fed demons 

brewing the fastest depression

best to f*ck decency 



Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:08 | 985097 HUGE_Gamma
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they are headed to the New York ready to invade America - Joe Lieberman

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:10 | 985120 TeamAmerica
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That would be just crazy great if it was true.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 00:00 | 987510 StychoKiller
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Beware of Roaring Mice!  Is it just me, or is the World still spinning on its axis after these ships made it to open water again?

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:08 | 985109 bunkermeatheadp...
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I BTFD right between case shiller and consumer conf.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:07 | 985112 bunkermeatheadp...
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Silver contracts doing the moonwalk.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:10 | 985122 Josh Randall
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Thats the only dip I'm buying

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:12 | 985131 bunkermeatheadp...
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I'm going cross eyed with backwardation.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:20 | 985177 Dr. Richard Head
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Local coin shop is down to only 150 ounces of silver left. Willing to part with it for $5,119.50.  I gots to go gets me some of the linen from the fractional reserve thieves and I am a buyer, yet again.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:53 | 985295 SheepDog-One
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Considering silver is up over 10% in the last few days I dont see how -2% constitutes a big fall.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 14:10 | 985902 DoChenRollingBearing
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+ mucha plata

Just a normal slide down.  Big deal.  Blythe might not even be involved...

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:11 | 985123 GeorgeHayduke
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As expected, much ado about nothing.

Only Israelies, Zionists, American Media and ultra-right-wing religious nuts in America believe the world revolves around Israel. The rest of us have heard the cry of wolf from them way too much.

You are now free to junk away.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:15 | 985146 Stuart
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but what's on the supply vessel on its way to Lebanon?   Sink that ship!  If Iran bitches about, too fucking bad!

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:23 | 985186 johnQpublic
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hope whatevers on it is nuclear in nature....if isreal was turned back to dust, what would the harm be?

peace in the mid east?

i cant come up with a bad outcome if israel was just gone

what do they supply the world of any value that would be missed?

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:32 | 985222 firstdivision
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Well, if there were no Israelis to be the common enemy of the Shi'ites and the Sunnis.  Then there would be major civil strife, kind of like now but only times 10.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 12:11 | 985372 squexx
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Parasitic joo are the enemies of the entire world! There's a reason they've been the most hated people in the history of the planet.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:33 | 985226 Rodent Freikorps
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IDF babes? I'd go to war for that alone.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:44 | 985272 serotonindumptruck
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The late Joe Vialls had a theory or two regarding the future of "that shitty little country".

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is when the real fireworks will start. Within seconds the tarpaulins will be thrown back on a number of 40’ flatbed trucks currently dispersed in classified locations,  revealing the dull metal of the 37’ Sunburn launch tubes within. While the hydraulic stabilizer jacks slam into the ground and the launch tubes elevate to the firing position, Russian artillery specialists will confirm the pre-programmed target coordinates, then defer to central command fire control, at the same time retaining unit “dead man” authority to fire on bypass if absolutely necessary.
            Each Sunburn will hurtle out of its launcher riding on the white-hot tail of a booster rocket, while its special ramjet lights and cycles up to full thrust. Then rapidly sinking back to an undetectable cruising altitude of approximately 60 feet, each missile will accelerate to Mach 2.2 [1,520 mph] in less than 30 seconds, with a total flight time from Damascus to Tel Aviv of around three minutes. When the end finally comes for Israel, it will all be over in microseconds.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:13 | 985136 nontaxpayer
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I would've expected gold to show some enthusiasm - no, pretty laggard.

Safe haven? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:14 | 985144 GeorgeHayduke
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Gold didn't need to be a safe haven because most folks figured this was nothing but smoke anyway.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:19 | 985174 bunkermeatheadp...
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I'm doing a DUST intraday play today, just had a feeling.

Nothing to worry about though, I still expect my physical PM's to continue to rise over the long term.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:15 | 985139 holdbuysell
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Hmm, two old ships: a frigate and a supply ship.

Shades of Enola Gay?

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 13:17 | 985719 mick_richfield
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Hey, good point.

A supply ship?  Like a supply ship with...containerized cargo?

Like ... containers from which you could remove the top, jack up the scud, and do a vertical launch like the ones they've practiced?

A vertical launch like ... for an EMD attack?

And a frigate to protect it?


Nah.  Probably just a shipment of Persian MREs ( shashlik, ghormeh sabzi, self-heating, 1200 calories. ) for their friends in ... um ..   Beirut.  or something.


Fed delenda est.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 14:14 | 985908 DoChenRollingBearing
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"Fed delenda est."


I like that.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:16 | 985154 rubearish10
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Easy to believe the BTFD bounce. 

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:18 | 985161 RobotTrader
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Wonder how far they ramp stocks today.

Quint Tatro must be sitting at his terminal, his mouth agape.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:24 | 985189 tmosley
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I see you have found a new person to catfish mouth.  I would say badmouth, but your credibility is so far gone that literally no-one pays any attention to what you say.  Much like they don't try to read into the gaping of a catfish's mouth.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:18 | 985164 New Revolution
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That cargo ship will have a missle sticking in the side of it,... or what's left of it, before it gets to Syria, and everyone knows it.   It's just  a question of time.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:22 | 985181 Printfaster
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Which missile are you referring to?  The one pointing in or the one pointing out?

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:25 | 985190 tonyw
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Sinking an unarmed ship full of cadets, doesn't sound like a smart PR move.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:37 | 985237 Gigliola Cinquetti
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more likely a torpedo from a sub built in Germany . Generates a tad more plausible deniability , not much though

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:27 | 985201 savagegoose
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wtf this is a story that aint a story. who actually gives a fuck?

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:28 | 985204 props2009
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Silver down 3.5%. Any news or general shorting?

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:35 | 985234 GeorgeHayduke
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Cartel shorts throwing everything on the fire to keep from getting burned alive. Just my guess though.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:37 | 985242 props2009
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Not sure. I think it started falling the moment ECB said it will raise rates. So got to be more fundamental than that. If it is linked to rates, it may just have put the top here as all of Silver run is being driven by perception that China is buying. Right?

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 12:34 | 985511 GeorgeHayduke
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True. The main idea is that China is buying silver, taking physical delivery and even buying GLD and SLV to take physical delivery.

Who knows anymore. It seems we're all fed these stories to try to outguess the big boyz so we never know which way to go. I'm ready to make a decent return on anything I've got going right now, then buy a ranch in the mountains, never read about any of this stuff anymore and disappear hiking, chopping wood, and just messing around. But, until then, here I sit trying to outguess the game owners. Kinda pathetic now that I think about it.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:38 | 985239 SilverRhino
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Fuck, I bought last night (33.90) .... this sucks ass.   Give it a couple of weeks and I'm pretty sure it will recover.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:42 | 985257 firstdivision
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Never buy anything that is moving parabolic to the upside.  Wait for it to either pull back or level off, since it will do one of the two. 

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:54 | 985299 SheepDog-One
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Well its still 33.20, big deal.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 12:14 | 985397 SilverRhino
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True, but that's after bouncing off of 32.48. 

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 14:29 | 985949 DoChenRollingBearing
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If you are not a trader, price does not matter (much anyway).

Just buy.  Don't even need a dip.


The Bearing is officially re-thinking his no more gold buying idea.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 12:04 | 985340 Ghostbusters
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Let's see, the "good guys," aka global vigilantes vetoed the illegality of continuing Israeli settlement in Gaza 1-14 in the UN Security Council, huh 1-14.  Israel really appreciates it.  I feel sorry for any lawyer or person who believes in the law.  The US is behind, was behind, and will do whatever it takes to stay behind, corrupt leadership in the Africa/Middle East to preserve the "balance of power" in their/our favor.  (It is difficult to say "our favor" because the USA is far from a nation for people, by people, with liberty and all that other crap anymore.  It is quite obvious who is in charge and they don't give a F***.)

Quite ironic in fact that the Arab nations are fighting the US supported dictators for freedom while the USA is saving the economy through the socialization of everything.  Long live the world's greatest democracy!   

Kind of makes me feel shi%%y about leaving that cushy, lazy, boring bank job but at the same time helping people is more important than leeching off society. 

Gold, guns, and freedom for all people.  Death to religion as a means to control the masses and the governments that it supports.  There is truly a new awakening or enlightenment at hand and the trickle-up-down-around effect will be felt every where. 

The truth is that war is on the horizon.  There will be a great power grab and we'll see what happens.  Russia and China are patiently waiting for the USA to make yet another mind-numbing mistake.  We all have problems but the US is in a race to the bottom while other powers can stand to wait a bit.  What will the reset really be like?  This goes well beyond economics, although it is a telling side of the tale.  Diversification applies to more than assets. 

Rant over. out. 

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 12:12 | 985378 GOSPLAN HERO
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Comrade President Obama is a skilled naval strategist.



Tue, 02/22/2011 - 12:41 | 985550 Rodent Freikorps
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Snorkeling in a bathtub, maybe.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 14:31 | 985951 DoChenRollingBearing
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+ 1

LOL from me!

1 anti-junk!

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 00:09 | 987532 StychoKiller
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You mis-spelled navel there...

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 15:09 | 986079 Sizzurp
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I don't see this ending well.  I suspect those boats will be boarded for inspection, or sunk.  Take your pick.  


As for the pirates, they should have an immediate military tribunal on the navy boat, then they should all walk the plank with bound wrists.  

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 17:06 | 986370 no2foreclosures
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It's very telling the title of this article or blog:

"Iranian Warships Have Crossed Suez Canal"

Wonder if Tyler/ZH calls American aircraft carriers and destroyers that sail around the world as "Warships"?

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 18:22 | 986629 Old Europe Avan...
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Don't get why people are caught on to something irrelevant like this. They have a Navy and surprise their ships drive around in nearby area. People are scared as if it were a country that stations its air craft carriers on the other side of the globe. Of course such a thing would be absurd - oh wait ...

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