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Israeli Jets Prepare For Imminent Strike Against Iran: Iranian TV

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Iranian PressTV reports that Israeli jet fighters have reportedly conducted drills at a military base in Iraq in order to strike targets inside Iran. While the Pentagon has so far denied this development which could easily send oil to $200, we are more curious what Israel has to say, or more specifically do, in response to such allegations.

From PressTV

A considerable number of Israeli warplanes were seen at al-Asad base in Iraq, reported a source close to prominent Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sader's group.

The aircraft reportedly included F-15, F-16, F-18, F-22, and KC-10 jet fighters.

The warplanes carried out their week-long exercises at nights, the same source added.

The drills were reportedly aimed at preparing to strike Iran's air defense systems, disrupt Iran's radars and attack targets deep inside Iran.

Iraqi officials had not been notified of the exercises, which were conducted in collaboration with the US military.

The United States maintains numerous bases in Iraq, and the Baghdad government is not involved in any of the military deployments taking place there.

 


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Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:21 | Link to Comment Americant Expat
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TMI overloading the headlines.

EDIT: Fixed

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:37 | Link to Comment Ahmeexnal
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Current Iranian regime is CIA/Rothschild puppet.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:50 | Link to Comment Americant Expat
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As was Pinochet and most other Central American leaders, most of the Filipino leadership since the Spanish-American war (also where CIA torture techniques were cultivated), and some South American countries. I'm sure I'm missing a few (dozen) as well but that's generally what's considered America's backyard. Yes, America has a long history of dictating governmental powers around the world. :(

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:00 | Link to Comment Canucklehead
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Was Darius an American?  How about Alexander?

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:33 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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And here comes the pitch...
Opinion Shifts From Jihad

News of Osama bin Laden's death reached a Middle East that has been vastly transformed in recent months by popular nonviolent uprisings, and where for many, the phenomenon of violent jihad he made popular had faded.

 

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703703304576298152611598680.html?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTTopStories

Has violent jihad's popularity really faded?  If the WSJ says so on the front page, then it must be true, right?  Or is this just wishful thinking and propaganda by the KSA/USA?  Is this the why behind the timing of the OBL "kill" that could have been pressed for at this time by the KSA?  Are they hoping to pour some cold water on last Friday's KSA protests?  Remember that OBL was causing trouble in the KSA long before 9/11. 

Demonstrators in the eastern city of Qatif denounced Riyadh for backing Bahraini forces in destruction of mosques and holy sites, Press TV reported on Friday.

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/177260.html

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 15:56 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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I bet they're chanting,

Hey, Hey,

Ho, Ho,

This violent jihad's got to go!

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:15 | Link to Comment Americant Expat
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Please elaborate, I'm missing the connection.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 16:22 | Link to Comment Canucklehead
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That's expected.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:02 | Link to Comment Harlequin001
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'Yes, America has a long history of dictating governmental powers around the world.'

or at least trying to buy it...

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:10 | Link to Comment Americant Expat
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Money talks and dictating can be considering talking if you get my gist. No doubt financial incentives were at the heart of steering American puppet leaders.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:55 | Link to Comment john39
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don't know, maybe, maybe not.  no rothschild central bank there...  zionists have been agitating for a war with Iran for a long time.  Maybe to destroy the country like Iraq. 

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:18 | Link to Comment Holodomor2012
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Not a chance on Iran being a puppet.  That is silly over-the-top disinfo.  Khomeini won the revolution over the global elite's marxists and brought nationalism to Iran.  Further, Iran has been living under pretty strict Western sanctions since.  Iran's leaders do not play golf while ordering young boys to risk their lives for nothing.  Iran's leaders do not make jokes about WMD's not being found under their podium.  Iran's banks are not permitted to charge interest.  Iran's leaders are not stupid enough to believe the holocaust story as it as been presented in Western media.  I'll stop there for now.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:26 | Link to Comment UGrev
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ban hammer this douche nozzle, please.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 13:10 | Link to Comment Big Red
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I gave you one.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 15:52 | Link to Comment robertocarlos
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I junked U.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:32 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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We tried to turn Iran, but couldn't. Then we installed the Shah, and we know what happened afterwards.

This isn't conspiracy, but historical fact. It's the business of oil, politics and, well...money.

Jackals can only do so much before full scale military interventionism is necessitated.

The Shah tortured Iranians with tactics learned from our very own CIA. This was just one of the things that led to his demise at the hands of the Iranian Revolution. It didn't help that he was an incompetent and corrupt 'leader.'

We did the same thing in South American nations, Iraq and many, many other places. In fact, just look at what nations have lacked central banks on the London Central Bank model, now and in the past, and a pattern of definitiveness is sharply visible.

World realpolitik is a funny and tragic thing. Everyone wants to believe that their government is full of the good guys and white hands, and then, a few break out from the sheeple mindset and indoctrination they've received since kindergarten and begin to challenge what they're being told based on the cracks they can't help see develop on the wall of platitudes and simplicities.

When they push the blocks apart, to see where the light is coming from, it's an ugly scene.

The Matrix was just a movie, but central banks and fractional reserve money mechanics are very real, and just as fundamentally dangerous to freedoms as anything Hollywood ever invented - we're all Coppertop Batteries to those in the know and flow.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:45 | Link to Comment Americant Expat
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Gracefully said and maybe when I quit drinking flouride water I'll be able to write as elequantly as you have. Well done, I always look for your posts as you have a way with words that eludes me.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:47 | Link to Comment Charlie Bravo
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Well said.

Charlie Bravo

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 13:04 | Link to Comment john39
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I don't disagree really. I only hedge my thoughts because the layers of deception are many. They may be parts of Iran influenced by "the dark side" that are not yet understood. Speaking of the banks and layers of deception, their role in this unfolding drama is just about finished. The banking system has been used to rob weath, destroy the middle class and the U.S. general, and set up a coming collapse. You can bet the banks will later be used as the fall guy to justify whatever it is they roll out next, like a world currency. all this designed with one thing in mind, to centralize power in the hands of the few.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 14:49 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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AmExPat & CB - thanks.

John, the truth is the truth, and some versions of history are objectively superior to others.

It's too bad we don't teach children in schools FACTS anymore, but government approved (sanitized, PCed and devoid of any measure of objectivity or utility) and sanctioned bullshit.

One would think that a robust, strong Republic built on firmly held notions of democracy would allow its citizens to be exposed to much more truth, reality and historical fact, and that it would allow for and even encourage much more self-scrutiny, self-examination and vigorous debate about the whys, hows and whats of the world we live in, including our role in it as both catalyst, recipient or bystander - but that's way too much to hope for, apparently.

There's a reason why most Americans don't know or care about the military-industrial (and now military-industrial-technological) complex, and why they'd think the 'School of the Americas' was a junior college or college prepatory school for upper class children in Florida or maybe Connecticut.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 11:55 | Link to Comment matrix2012
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well said... seems manipulative and exploitative forces are part of modern civilization... with all the chaotic situation eventually points back to London & DC.

 

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Mon, 05/02/2011 - 15:37 | Link to Comment Max Hunter
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Great comment Holodomor2012 .. I thoroughly enjoyed that!!!

Vision gets pretty clear once that red pill gets swallowed..

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 19:54 | Link to Comment firefighter302
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Need help packing your bags?

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 13:18 | Link to Comment Michael
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I just thank God Pakistan rogue operations has Tel Aviv and Dimona targeted with nukes and are ready to go.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 14:33 | Link to Comment PrDtR
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TARGET reDirect.. new TARGET..

" Michael "..

target located.. FIRE @WILL!!!

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 17:30 | Link to Comment Savyindallas
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Heard that misinformation before - put out by design to confuse and discredit the truthsayers. The Zionist/Rothschild empire is very powerful, but not that powerful. They say they control the Chinese too  - not true.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:54 | Link to Comment JR
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Aren't we all?  Actually, there really are Rothschild puppets - I know, because we've got one.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:54 | Link to Comment CPL
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<places tin foil hat on head>

Agreed, the Iranian cleric/government that has for a better part of 40 years been running without any real geopolitical hinderances (other than the usual political theatre) and has some serious oil production.  It would appear that it's still part of the same puppet show we are used to seeing.

<remove tin foil hat>

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:55 | Link to Comment Oh regional Indian
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Sorry to jump in here.

Where and why did the compound with pictures story disappear?

ori

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:13 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Someone wrote about Jack the Ripper and the AI in the sky did not want anyone comparing Ted Bundy to Prince Eddie.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:26 | Link to Comment Oh regional Indian
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Ah, ok, that clears it up then. Just because it was replaced by the Politico puff piece, I was windering is all. ;-)

ORI

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 13:05 | Link to Comment covert
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the iranians have it coming, study the history of that region. justice will never be done because that level of cruelty is not physically possible.

http://covert2.wordpress.com

 

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:23 | Link to Comment Altan311
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Wait a minute, we sold Israel F-22's?????????

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:27 | Link to Comment silvertrain
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They have a baddass airforce, Ill give them that..

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:50 | Link to Comment Drag Racer
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ya, those KC-10 fighter jets will piss all over you

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:44 | Link to Comment Drag Racer
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as a veteran of the USAF working at mobile command and control facilities, I'm well aware of what the KC-10 is. That was a joke.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:09 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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The Israeli have some bad ass stuff.

Their ground troops have even better weapons than US troops.

Their Tanks match the US tanks

Their troops get a very hard training and every citizen goes to the army.

In Cambodia I once met a group is Israeli soldiers and I still remember their stories well. They where surprisingly western in their thoughts, and these guys weren't the kind of guys that you messed with.

If you would mix these guys with US troops, you wouldn't notice.

 

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:26 | Link to Comment Dreadker
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Their tanks are more advanced than US tanks - they were the first to use and combat prove radar based anti rocket systems (TROPHY).... pretty smart stuff:

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trophy_%28countermeasure%29

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:49 | Link to Comment chumbawamba
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They're apparently not as advanced as Hizballah mines.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_TmED4DTHvIY/Sw-BZTSfT1I/AAAAAAAAGUM/qNjbUreQZ1...

I am Chumbawamba.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 13:48 | Link to Comment MachoMan
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or rockets for that matter...  the merkevas got stallowned last time...

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 16:01 | Link to Comment Max Hunter
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They're apparently not as advanced as Hizballah mines.

Where there is a will, there is a way.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 22:39 | Link to Comment Baptiste Say
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rofl

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:27 | Link to Comment Holodomor2012
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Especially now that they both option pink skivvies.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:29 | Link to Comment chumbawamba
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And then someone from Hizballah walked by and kicked you awake, telling you to get your delusionally drunken ass off the curb and get home.

I am Chumbawamba.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:48 | Link to Comment Harlequin001
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And this comment would be based on what Chumba?

Do you have any analytical or military information to dispute this?

Is there a reason why you seem to imply that an Israeli soldier might be inferior to an American, or that an American is as good as an Israeli?

Just curious, that's all... because it seems like the best training ground on the planet for a soldier is the Middle East, and has been the case for thousands of years...

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 13:20 | Link to Comment Dr. Impossible
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Isn't the IDF funded with US aid?

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 14:11 | Link to Comment Harlequin001
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I dunno, but I would not be surprised if it was...

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 13:38 | Link to Comment chumbawamba
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The best training ground on the planet for a soldier is in a warzone, not a refugee camp in occupied territory.

Nigger please.

But if you're still not convinced...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_Lebanon_War

I am Chumbawamba.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 13:55 | Link to Comment Chump
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During the campaign Israel's Air Force flew more than 12,000 combat missions, its Navy fired 2,500 shells, and its Army fired over 100,000 shells.[89] Large parts of the Lebanese civilian infrastructure were destroyed, including 400 miles (640 km) of roads, 73 bridges, and 31 other targets such as Beirut's Rafic Hariri International Airport, ports, water and sewage treatment plants, electrical facilities, 25 fuel stations, 900 commercial structures, up to 350 schools and two hospitals, and 15,000 homes. Some 130,000 more homes were damaged.[104][105][106][107] The strikes also focused on Hezbollah bases, command centers, rocket launching positions, long-range rocket stockpiles, and Lebanese military bases, causing significant casualties among Hezbollah and the Lebanese Army, and destroying most of Hezbollah's long-range missiles on the ground. The Israelis launched several successful commando operations throughout the war, which inflicted significant losses on Hezbollah, and resulted in the capture of military equipment. The IDF's main ground attacks focused on Hezbollah-occupied urban areas. During clashes, Hezbollah losses were greater than those of the Israelis.[108] Israeli forces found and destroyed a large portion of Hezbollah's military infrastructure, including large quantities of arms and many hidden facilities.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 17:19 | Link to Comment chumbawamba
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Look at the body count.  Then compare force size and structure.  Then consider every day reality such as budgets, supplies, provisions.

Come the next one, Israel is in trouble, and there won't be no Big Brother to back them up.

Where is your champion now, chump?

I am Chumbawamba.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 08:38 | Link to Comment Chump
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Champion?  Rofl.  I'm just quoting your source to show you that Hezbollah got ass rammed.  No asterisks in war, kid.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 14:09 | Link to Comment Harlequin001
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The Middle East has been a war zone for three thousand years and more, not a refugee camp.

And I'm not black either...

The question was 'Do you have any analytical or military information to dispute this?

Is there a reason why you seem to imply that an Israeli soldier might be inferior to an American, or that an American is as good as an Israeli?"

Just curious, still...

 

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 14:48 | Link to Comment TIMMAYYY
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the nazis had superior tactics and weaponry. hell they took on the world. they carved up military lines with the arrow and follow formation.

but doesnt stop them being complete twats...

 

funny how history is alot more critical these days...i wonder what israel will be remember for....all the humanitarian work it did in the gaza strip??

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 15:02 | Link to Comment Harlequin001
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'but doesn't stop them being complete twats...'

Funniest comment I've heard on this site for a long time.

and not entirely inaccurate either...

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 16:05 | Link to Comment Max Hunter
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Funniest comment I've heard on this site for a long time.

No kidding.. you must be quite selective.. I didn't even think it was funny.. Maybe the undertone contained its appeal..

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 00:33 | Link to Comment Harlequin001
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Well Max, maybe you don't think the Nazis were complete twats? I know I do, and perhaps you just don't understand the finer points of 'carving up military lines with an arrow and follow formation'

Personally I thought the line was rather well presented.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 17:20 | Link to Comment chumbawamba
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Those who train against boys with slingshots and rocks are no match for men with rifles and bullets.

I am Chumbawamba.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 21:08 | Link to Comment Zero Govt
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yes we can see with 60 years of 'success' in Palestine how brilliant the Israeli Govt is on foreign policy ...and with Iran it looks like Israel wants to be Double-Up on Dumb policies that have failed for decades (Doh!) ...maybe trying to catch up on Americas 3 war Triple Dumb...

...that's Govt for you, it's always a race to the bottom (sewer) 

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 00:34 | Link to Comment Harlequin001
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So, the answer is no then...

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 08:24 | Link to Comment Dr. Impossible
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"The question was 'Do you have any analytical or military information to dispute this?

Is there a reason why you seem to imply that an Israeli soldier might be inferior to an American, or that an American is as good as an Israeli?"

Just curious, still..."

 

...see what happens if the U.S. cuts aid/funding to Israel....that should be answer enough

same situation were seeing in the US....China is cutting funding/credit..any training for any position is directly conditional to the ability to afford such training. History seems to suggest their "little slice of heaven" over there wouldn't even exist if it weren't for the Supremacy of the US war machine.

and to call it a war zone is giving them more credit then deserved...ducks in a barrel ain't that hard.

Even their name...."Israeli Defense Force"....now look at the official UN map. then their 60 year territorial expansion agenda....tell me its for defense.....why not find out how elections are held there....if the whole population that lives on that land was able to have equal voting powers....guess what would happen to Israel...hell even inside their "home-made border maps"...upwards of 2/3 of the people can't be allowed to vote..or...no Israel.

 Taxation without representation is what is happening between those groups.    do your homework...

  ...disclaimer...my wife is jewish...and i also have palestinian friends.(funny they call each other cousins from times past).. i simple don't condone the killing/enslavement/repression by either/any side, especially by use of my tax dollars...even if someones god gave permission. I believe in neither of those false religions....as the first and only religion of earth has claim on my being(ask the Seer, no i did not chose, nor could i)....now i just shake my head in amazement... blind fools...all of them..both sides..conditioned by neglectful, mythological propaganda, riddled with inaccuracies through education from birth. neither side can win, as the facts cannot be spoken by either..and the truth is the only power that will  prevail...its the only power that will stand the test of time..1yr,100yrs,1,000yrs,10,000yrs...keep the dream alive!

 

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 13:21 | Link to Comment Commander Cody
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They're all like Zohan?

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 17:34 | Link to Comment Savyindallas
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Hezbollah kicked their ass. Israelis would rather blow up their enemies with smart bomps from the sky  -or use their snipers to shoot palestinian kids in the back from 1000 meters away.  Better yet, they'd rather have dumb Americans do their killing, while they tend to important issues  -like counting their money.  

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:16 | Link to Comment Saxxon
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Silvertrain; if you are an American, you did!

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:34 | Link to Comment High Plains Drifter
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we never "sell" anything to them. they always get it free.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:39 | Link to Comment mr. mirbach
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not free, just a deep discount

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:46 | Link to Comment GoldenDragon
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Yes, but using money we give them.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:46 | Link to Comment Harlequin001
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precisely...

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:26 | Link to Comment Ruffcut
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No, they print money, loan it to us, we give it back to them and weapons, we pay interest forever, they loan us more money to pay interest, we send troops to die at our cost, we borrow more money, pay more interest, and on and on.

Kinda like that.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:35 | Link to Comment Harlequin001
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cynic, they'd never do that...

would they?

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:50 | Link to Comment svendthrift
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http://vimeo.com/22314781?ab

All of you please learn about the Special Relationship.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:01 | Link to Comment Harlequin001
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that's the one where you give them all your weapons and pay them money and then call them part of your 'empire', yes?

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:06 | Link to Comment svendthrift
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What's the URL of the Israeli American Public Affairs Committee (IAPAC) in Tel Aviv?

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:32 | Link to Comment Harlequin001
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Dunno, it's not the kind of information I try to keep at my fingertips, so to speak...

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:55 | Link to Comment CPL
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Just about to say...

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:11 | Link to Comment Dapper Dan
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CPL, did you not mention a few days ago that star/stuxnet virus would make a new appearance by wed?  I could be mistaken.

 

FUKUI, Japan, May 2 - (Kyodo)

Leaks of radioactive substances from fuel rods are suspected to have occurred at a nuclear power plant in Tsuruga, the Fukui prefectural government said Monday, citing a rise in the level of radioactive substances in coolant water.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:28 | Link to Comment cossack55
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Noticed that too, huh? Well, CPL, Wii and PSN I get. Xbox?

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:51 | Link to Comment CPL
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There are some attempts being made to dogpile the Xbox network but Microsoft has learned into lesson from other pieces of it's own business over time.  The tricky part of stuxnet and stars is it requires someone to "find" a USB key, plug it in on the target site, then the boot sector does the rest.

 

For attack timelines for STARS, only the 14 year old Iranian kid knows for sure.  Iran has been very agreesive in attempting to enlist people for cyberwarfare.  Kind of like dot.com enlistments but instead of making cool stuff theya re only breaking stuff.

For Weds though, I was saying to update your OSes on patch tuesday because you never know by weds what's happening.  There are already seem to be 6 STARS variants running around.

One that attacks cell phone and sat systems...the PSN one... couple of nuclear plants and the latest one over the weekend was Air traffic control systems in India that "move the planes" in the tower (IOW the tower is effectively blind and lies about the position of the plane, tower relays the bullshit information and planes may or may not crash into each other)

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 00:02 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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Sorry, but Microsoft™ Security means as much as Govt. Intelligence :>D

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:36 | Link to Comment The They
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Not only do we give them billions of dollars for their military, we also give them the designs of our best armaments so they can build it themselves.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:29 | Link to Comment Holodomor2012
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Sometimes we give.  Sometimes they take.  Don't free Pollard.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:35 | Link to Comment Harlequin001
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yes, in China, but for a lot less money...

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:38 | Link to Comment Attitude_Check
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No we didn't.  If there are F22's there (and I doubt it) then they are not Israeli.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:50 | Link to Comment Harlequin001
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They were built in China...

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:56 | Link to Comment Drag Racer
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No opportunity for export currently exists because the export sale of the F-22 is barred by American federal law

Library of Congress. Retrieved: 9 May 2010.

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d105:HZ00295:

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:29 | Link to Comment cossack55
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Sure. The Feds always follow their own laws. LOL.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:46 | Link to Comment redpill
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No they don't have F-22s, we don't sell those to anyone.   I don't think we even have F-22s in the region.

The entire story is bullshit.  Even if Israel was going to attack Iran, which Obama would not go for at this point, the last thing they would do is conduct a bunch of exercises before launching the attack.

 

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:58 | Link to Comment Spastica Rex
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which Obama would not go for at this point

Why not?

Just curious about your reasoning here.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:11 | Link to Comment avonaltendorf
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Gates pushed out, Panetta in.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 13:05 | Link to Comment redpill
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He's in campaign mode, and he already has enough anti-war folks on his ass, the last thing he would do is authorize another front.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 16:23 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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Psshaw! If the anti-war folks don't vote for Obummer, they'll either vote Green/Constitution Party, or stay at home. It isn't like they are going to vote for Romney, et al.

I can't imagine any incumubent ever having to worry about "his base," but instead, rely upon the typical "run to the center."

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:39 | Link to Comment Cognitive Dissonance
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Exactly. We did not sell F-22's to Israel because the USA was unwilling to hand over the radar and counter measure computer code to Isreal as they demanded. 

Which doesn't mean they don't borrow them from time to time to see how fast they can go.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:26 | Link to Comment carbonmutant
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The result of the Obey amendment, which states that "None of the funds in this act may be used to approve or license the sale of the F-22A advanced tactical fighter to any foreign government."

This amendment has been included in every defense appropriations act since 1998 in order to preserve the U.S. commercial edge and technological superiority

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:57 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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Wait - isn't the US the Goyim branch of the Israeli Gov't?

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 13:47 | Link to Comment kito
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you have it backwards

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:48 | Link to Comment Charlie Bravo
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No...of course we didn't.

They wanted to purchase some (even offered to purchase them without the coveted engines), but we still said no.

Charlie Bravo

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:26 | Link to Comment TomJoad
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"Israeli Jets Prepare For Imminent Strike Against Israeli: Iranian TV"

 

Falsest. Flag. Ever.

 

BTW they don't have F-18's or F-22's

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:30 | Link to Comment Sam Christie
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This is correct. We've never sold Israel F18's or F22's. I also don't believe they have any KC-10's, which are refueling tankers. Hardly necessary for a country the size of Israel.

It is against US law to export the F22. The upcoming F35, however, is slated to be delivered to Israel in the future.

 

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:36 | Link to Comment LowProfile
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The photo in the PressTV link looks massively shopped.  Will someone please send Iran some tutorial links?

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:04 | Link to Comment CPL
Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:56 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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Oh yeah - something very wrong with the leaves on that hillside....

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 07:23 | Link to Comment XPolemic
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Did you just send us to a site with malware mofo?

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:48 | Link to Comment GoldenDragon
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It was also against the law to sell TOW missles to Iran and divert the proceeds to the Contras.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:51 | Link to Comment Harlequin001
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yes but, ...well...

'It is against US law to...' and since when did that matter?

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:55 | Link to Comment Sam Christie
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We don't sell the F22, not even to England, Canada or Japan.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 13:08 | Link to Comment Harlequin001
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The English have got their own.

And the paint job's better...

and it goes faster...

and it comes with piss proof pants...

and a handbrake...

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 13:27 | Link to Comment Dr. Impossible
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paint jobs better....lol austin powers style im sure

 goes fast....thats as planned so to up missle defense funding

 piss proof pants....why would Americans have a need for such a feature?

handbrake....are you kidding..refer to above....Americans don't use breaks....ever..thats been a communist ploy from the start

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 14:16 | Link to Comment Harlequin001
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'Americans don't use breaks....ever..thats been a communist ploy from the start' - Lol- Yeah but that's why we build smaller carriers...

and apart from that the American one has far too many flashing lights, and too many seats which confuses the driver...

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:42 | Link to Comment Abitdodgie
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Two words in Iran's favor "Sunburn Missiles" These make aircraft carriers obsolete

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:47 | Link to Comment carbonmutant
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Next would be the creation of the Sea of Natanz...

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:54 | Link to Comment TomGa
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Defense in depth: SM-2, ESSM, RAM, and Phalanx.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 14:13 | Link to Comment NidStyles
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None of which will work on multiple Mach 10 kinetic missiles.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 19:49 | Link to Comment edotabin
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While I am certain there are missles that could hit a carrier, i still say you have to be within a certain range to hit it. That simply ain't gonna happen.

It is the main reason carrier groups consist of so many additional vessels.  I suppose the planes are a given. 

Perhaps in some very tight space this would be do-able but only a complete moron of a captain would take away the single greatest advantage of a carrier: Force projection.

Not a military strategist but I think reason dictates this.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:53 | Link to Comment chet
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I find it hard to believe we would let Israel run major operations in Iraq.  If the Iraqis found out, the place would blow up, with our forces being the punching bag.  Not exactly what we want when we're trying to get out of there ASAP.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 16:30 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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What makes you think that fedgov has any intention of ever leaving Iraq? The only place they've ever left was the Philippines, due to a volcano, and now Japan, due to Fukushima.

From a political POV, "the place blowing up" is considered a win-win, as it demands even more "solutions."

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 17:58 | Link to Comment Savyindallas
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we'll stay until they stop taking our credit cards. They'll take our money  -backed up by the full faith and credit of Ben bernanke -

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 19:31 | Link to Comment vocational tainee
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Because they chair the house..

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:21 | Link to Comment tallen
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Ahh so the endgame begins. By this rate silver will be positive in a few hours. Then again, we might all be glowing green.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:29 | Link to Comment hbjork1
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Cherenkov radiation is actually blue.  It is actually quite elegant.  The Rock stars will make it all the rage.

 

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:24 | Link to Comment CaptFufflePants
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Not going to happen. Come on this is stupid.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:31 | Link to Comment traderjoe
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Would you rather see the headline and scoff, or never have a chance to choose for yourself what is news or not? I, for one, like to have the option of choice as opposed to censorship.

 

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:12 | Link to Comment kito
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come on...youre reading IRANIAN news!! we dont buy the crap bernanke geithner and obama feed to our sheeple, but you buy into what a brutal iranian dictatorship feeds their sheeple. maybe we should start quoting from the junk mags in the supermarket check out counters as well. 

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:34 | Link to Comment traderjoe
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Bullsh$t. I didn't inherently believe the article but I'm glad to have been given the option of looking at it and then deciding the relevancy.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 13:26 | Link to Comment Sedaeng
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I concur.  Your point is exactly what a lot of people fail to understand.  To have [others] choose what they deem relevant information is not freedom at all and reeks of "I know whats good for all" attitude.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 13:50 | Link to Comment kito
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yes, exactly, thats what the iranian people think everytime they read this govt propaganda trash. why is it on zerohedge? its worthless unsubstantiated crap put out by the iranian regime. the very nature of press.tv is without credibility.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 15:26 | Link to Comment ZFiNX
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Listen moron, ZHers are aware that both the Iranians and US may be full of shit; these guys are merely making the philosophical point that in light of that it is not logically invalid to give larger credence to Iranian news over US news.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:25 | Link to Comment mlbs
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A lot is happening right now. This whole Bin Laden situation appears to be sparking a lot of new events. Stay vigilant.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:22 | Link to Comment Tense INDIAN
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how is that possible ....Nifty is about to go green for the next couple of days??

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:55 | Link to Comment Harlequin001
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sounds bullish...

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:23 | Link to Comment alexwest
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of course

FAKE DEATH OF OSAMA MUST BE COUNTERED BY FALSE ATTACK..
its called oil games..

alx

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:26 | Link to Comment Silver Bug
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That is quite the allegation. It will eventually happen although, no matter what. As the tension is heating up to a boiling level. Let's hope it doesn't happen. But if it does, you better be holding some commodities, namely Oil, Gold and Silver.

 

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Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:27 | Link to Comment pepperspray
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New moon tonight.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:57 | Link to Comment Harlequin001
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And a new day tomorrow.

same old bullshit, different spin though...

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 20:20 | Link to Comment Cathartes Aura
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just a heads up, new moons are used to advantage in night raids, particularly in ME locales in the past. . .

but yeah, new moon in taurus 13dg, exact square to Israel's Pluto, and that's bullish for "trouble" to say the least. . .

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:27 | Link to Comment TheGreatPonzi
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Lol. If this is true, then the 'Duke Nukem Forever' of wars is finally happening. 

But as long as I haven't seen it... 

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:54 | Link to Comment Gargamel
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still waiting for the new version of duke nukem to be released.  that was the best game ever.   hologram kicks ass.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:15 | Link to Comment The Gold Theory
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6 more weeks until it comes out according to their site:

http://www.dukenukemforever.com/full/us/

I assume the creators have the game half done but have inside knowledge that the US will fall into chaos within the next 6 weeks so they will use that excuse to push off the release date to Dec 26, 2012 while they keep their fingers crossed that Quetzalcoatl returns on the 21st (Mayan calendar EOTW).

Release date for DNF has been "next year" since 1998 (slight exaggeration)

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:39 | Link to Comment Harlequin001
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which is a pity, 'cos I've grown old waiting for it...

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:27 | Link to Comment Dr. Impossible
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maybe i'll have to watch Dune again..its been awhile.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:02 | Link to Comment LawsofPhysics
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Yes, the spice must flow.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:24 | Link to Comment Argentum Maximus
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Just more media hype trying to argue the case for the expulsion of western influence from the middle east.  Part of the propaganda war which both sides partake in....

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:29 | Link to Comment Racer
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And in the meantime the US busts through the fake ceiling and no-one notices

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:27 | Link to Comment Hedgetard55
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Iranian tv is as credible as the idea that we dumped Bin Ladin's body in the ocean to conform to Islamic law, and Obambam's birth certificate.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:32 | Link to Comment Internet Tough Guy
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If you can't trust mullahTV who can you trust?

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:31 | Link to Comment Central Wanker
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OK. So this one is not true. Why is Gold spiking then?

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:31 | Link to Comment celticgold
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part of the deal on GS doin gods work

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:37 | Link to Comment Pelosis Usless Brain
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"...and KC-10 jet fighters."

A KC-10 is not a jet fighter, it's a flying gas station. If you're going to make up a story at least get the details straight.


Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:37 | Link to Comment lsbumblebee
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Hide your women and children Iran. Those Zionist Jews don't give a fuck who they kill.

http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/MDE15/015/2009/en

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:08 | Link to Comment Hugh_Jorgan
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No, you seem to have those "Zionist Jews" confused with the various flavors of anti-semite radical around the world who don't believe that Israel has a right to exist and defend herself. But then that would be you, wouldn't it?

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:19 | Link to Comment lsbumblebee
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I would consider bombing Palestinian civilians to be anti-semitic, wouldn't you?

 

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