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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 | 1229724 Americant Expat
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TMI overloading the headlines.

EDIT: Fixed

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:37 | 1229840 Ahmeexnal
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Current Iranian regime is CIA/Rothschild puppet.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:50 | 1229949 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 | 1230019 Canucklehead
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Was Darius an American?  How about Alexander?

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:33 | 1230080 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.

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.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 15:56 | 1231303 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 | 1230112 Americant Expat
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Please elaborate, I'm missing the connection.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 16:22 | 1231409 Canucklehead
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That's expected.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:02 | 1230042 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 | 1230098 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 | 1229974 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 | 1230145 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 | 1230178 UGrev
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ban hammer this douche nozzle, please.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 13:10 | 1230439 Big Red
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I gave you one.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 15:52 | 1231264 robertocarlos
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I junked U.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:32 | 1230185 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,

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 | 1230289 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 | 1230317 Charlie Bravo
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Well said.

Charlie Bravo

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 13:04 | 1230411 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 | 1230953 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 | 1234211 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.



“Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.” — Charles Mackay (1814-1889)

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 15:37 | 1231196 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 | 1232252 firefighter302
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Need help packing your bags?

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 13:18 | 1230490 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 | 1230916 PrDtR
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TARGET reDirect.. new TARGET..

" Michael "..

target located.. FIRE @WILL!!!

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 17:30 | 1231764 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 | 1229992 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 | 1229995 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 | 1229999 Oh regional Indian
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Sorry to jump in here.

Where and why did the compound with pictures story disappear?


Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:13 | 1230121 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 | 1230168 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. ;-)


Mon, 05/02/2011 - 13:05 | 1230407 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.


Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:23 | 1229725 Altan311
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Wait a minute, we sold Israel F-22's?????????

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:27 | 1229789 silvertrain
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They have a baddass airforce, Ill give them that..

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:50 | 1229936 Drag Racer
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ya, those KC-10 fighter jets will piss all over you

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:44 | 1230299 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 | 1230085 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 | 1230170 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:

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:49 | 1230337 chumbawamba
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They're apparently not as advanced as Hizballah mines.

I am Chumbawamba.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 13:48 | 1230652 MachoMan
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or rockets for that matter...  the merkevas got stallowned last time...

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 16:01 | 1231313 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 | 1232649 Baptiste Say
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Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:27 | 1230172 Holodomor2012
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Especially now that they both option pink skivvies.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:29 | 1230201 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 | 1230325 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 | 1230499 Dr. Impossible
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Isn't the IDF funded with US aid?

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 14:11 | 1230805 Harlequin001
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I dunno, but I would not be surprised if it was...

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 13:38 | 1230600 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...

I am Chumbawamba.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 13:55 | 1230703 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 | 1231701 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 | 1232403 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 | 1230792 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 | 1230970 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 | 1231031 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 | 1231327 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 | 1232896 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 | 1231717 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 | 1232457 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 | 1232910 Harlequin001
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So, the answer is no then...

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 08:24 | 1233322 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" 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 Israel.

 Taxation without representation is what is happening between those groups.    do your homework... 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 the first and only religion of earth has claim on my being(ask the Seer, no i did not chose, nor could i) 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 | 1230508 Commander Cody
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They're all like Zohan?

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 17:34 | 1231781 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 | 1230134 Saxxon
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Silvertrain; if you are an American, you did!

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:34 | 1229826 High Plains Drifter
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we never "sell" anything to them. they always get it free.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:39 | 1229856 mr. mirbach
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not free, just a deep discount

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:46 | 1229911 GoldenDragon
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Yes, but using money we give them.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:46 | 1229928 Harlequin001
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Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:26 | 1230180 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 | 1230221 Harlequin001
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cynic, they'd never do that...

would they?

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:50 | 1229933 svendthrift
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All of you please learn about the Special Relationship.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:01 | 1230023 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 | 1230050 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 | 1230212 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 | 1230001 CPL
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Just about to say...

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:11 | 1230103 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 | 1230193 cossack55
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Noticed that too, huh? Well, CPL, Wii and PSN I get. Xbox?

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:51 | 1230330 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 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 | 1232849 StychoKiller
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Sorry, but Microsoft™ Security means as much as Govt. Intelligence :>D

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:36 | 1229860 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 | 1230179 Holodomor2012
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Sometimes we give.  Sometimes they take.  Don't free Pollard.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:35 | 1230244 Harlequin001
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yes, in China, but for a lot less money...

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:38 | 1229854 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 | 1229941 Harlequin001
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They were built in China...

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:56 | 1229985 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.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:29 | 1230198 cossack55
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Sure. The Feds always follow their own laws. LOL.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:46 | 1229863 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 | 1229998 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 | 1230101 avonaltendorf
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Gates pushed out, Panetta in.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 13:05 | 1230419 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 | 1231398 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 | 1229864 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 | 1230177 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 | 1230366 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 | 1230659 kito
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you have it backwards

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:48 | 1230331 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 | 1229726 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 | 1229815 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 | 1229861 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 | 1230040 CPL
Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:56 | 1230377 Uncle Remus
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Oh yeah - something very wrong with the leaves on that hillside....

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 07:23 | 1233218 XPolemic
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Did you just send us to a site with malware mofo?

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:48 | 1229927 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 | 1229962 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 | 1229973 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 | 1230010 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 | 1230549 Dr. Impossible
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paint jobs 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 | 1230835 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 | 1229884 Abitdodgie
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Two words in Iran's favor "Sunburn Missiles" These make aircraft carriers obsolete

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:47 | 1229932 carbonmutant
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Next would be the creation of the Sea of Natanz...

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:54 | 1229991 TomGa
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Defense in depth: SM-2, ESSM, RAM, and Phalanx.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 14:13 | 1230818 NidStyles
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None of which will work on multiple Mach 10 kinetic missiles.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 19:49 | 1232241 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 | 1230361 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 | 1231434 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 | 1231870 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 | 1232186 vocational tainee
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Because they chair the house..

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:21 | 1229730 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 | 1229805 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 | 1229734 CaptFufflePants
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Not going to happen. Come on this is stupid.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:31 | 1229818 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 | 1230092 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 | 1230216 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 | 1230530 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 | 1230685 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 is without credibility.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 15:26 | 1231145 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 | 1229740 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 | 1229745 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 | 1229979 Harlequin001
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sounds bullish...

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:23 | 1229748 alexwest
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of course

its called oil games..


Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:26 | 1229754 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.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:27 | 1229760 pepperspray
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New moon tonight.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:57 | 1229994 Harlequin001
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And a new day tomorrow.

same old bullshit, different spin though...

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 20:20 | 1232333 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 | 1229765 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 | 1229966 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 | 1230111 The Gold Theory
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6 more weeks until it comes out according to their site:

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 | 1230259 Harlequin001
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which is a pity, 'cos I've grown old waiting for it...

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:27 | 1229767 Dr. Impossible
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maybe i'll have to watch Dune again..its been awhile.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:02 | 1230029 LawsofPhysics
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Yes, the spice must flow.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:24 | 1229768 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 | 1229783 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 | 1229788 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 | 1229811 Internet Tough Guy
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If you can't trust mullahTV who can you trust?

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:31 | 1229817 Central Wanker
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OK. So this one is not true. Why is Gold spiking then?

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:31 | 1229822 celticgold
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part of the deal on GS doin gods work

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:37 | 1229837 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 | 1229839 lsbumblebee
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Hide your women and children Iran. Those Zionist Jews don't give a fuck who they kill.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:08 | 1230082 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 | 1230150 lsbumblebee
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I would consider bombing Palestinian civilians to be anti-semitic, wouldn't you?


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