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Jordan King Abdullah Dismisses Government, Appoints New Prime Minister

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Tue, 02/01/2011 - 08:55 | 923207 Husk-Erzulie
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Once again....ZH, first with the news that matters...bitchez.

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 09:10 | 923259 Gully Foyle
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Husk-Erzulie

"Once again....ZH, first with the news that matters...bitchez."

 

Huh! I'll top that.

The king is also an acknowledged fan of the science fiction saga Star Trek. In 1996, while he was still a Prince, he appeared in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Investigations". It was a non-speaking role as he was not a member of the Screen Actors Guild.[26]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTjJiz9tV-Q


Tue, 02/01/2011 - 10:18 | 923442 Husk-Erzulie
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Trippy :-p

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 08:55 | 923208 Salinger
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suprise surprise

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 08:56 | 923211 youngman
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Well this is from left field......and now I wait for Saudia Arabia.....that is the end game..one big Califate.....Hmmmmmm.....where is Obama and Clinton...

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 09:10 | 923256 alter ego
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Obama is just waiting to be named "The Big Califa"

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 08:56 | 923212 sodbuster
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We need more time to move the gold.

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 09:14 | 923266 youngman
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This is a good contest...what is the country for the deposed leaders/dictators/kings....???? Where are they all fleeing to?  The country would have to have a long enough runway for the big C-5´s to land....fully loaded.... with all the gold....

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 09:33 | 923338 blindfaith
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they will end up in the USA, UK, France, or Germany.  This is where all wealthy criminals end up.  They sure as hell aren't going to Argentina, another time bomb in a slow explosion state.

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 09:54 | 923379 TruthInSunshine
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Paris or Monte Carlo.

It's where all ousted leaders meet to greet and beat.

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 10:34 | 923500 Cleve Meater
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Panama... Contadora Island.  Where the Shah of Iran lived out his days in exile. Here:

http://www.travelpod.ca/travel-photo/stevelegassick/panamaapr2006/114632...

Swaying palm trees, white sand beaches, beautiful olive skinned natives.

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 08:57 | 923213 fretmarker
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so, is this contagion or containment???

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 08:58 | 923217 irishlink
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This has me wondering what is going to happen to the middle east loans that rere racked up during the mad building sprees in Dubai , Quatar etc. 

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 10:41 | 923535 MachoMan
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Why would you ever have wondered what was going to happen to those loans?  I'm not sure any contagion remotely affects the inevitable outcome...

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 08:59 | 923218 DaddyO
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Jimmy lost Iran due to incompetence, BHO loses the whole middle east in one fell swoop, how wonderful.

DaddyO

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 09:06 | 923242 firstdivision
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..and how exactly did he lose it in two years?  Way to show your ignorance in the fact that it may have been over the course of 30 years.  I like having people like you on the otherside of my trades.

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 09:14 | 923268 topcallingtroll
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It is not ours to lose.

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 09:31 | 923332 firstdivision
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Touche and very true.

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 09:32 | 923335 ColonelCooper
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"BHO loses the whole middle east in one fell swoop, how wonderful"

Just wondering, he was going to stop this how?

I never used to think that I would defend Obama on anything; I firmly believe he goes down in the history books as one of, if not the, worst President EVER.  But:

Obama has only succeded in hastening the destruction that was mapped out for us when he was still a community organizer.  Only the Hannitys of the world believe this all atarted two years ago.

 

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 09:46 | 923361 docj
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Spot-on, Colonel.

Cheers -

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 10:29 | 923485 jesusfreakinco
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BHO has changed policy on what most Presidents have fought hard for since Reagan.  He is WEAK and the leaders of the world know this.  He has no balls.  Come on, really?  You don't understand how and why Obama is tearing down the US and handing it out apologetically to the rest of the world with hat in hand - bowing to all?

Having said that, I am not one that believes that American dominance is healthy for all.  Clearly there are pros/cons to having a single dominant global military - not the least is the crap we have pushed from Wall St - the export of financial destruction known as Derivatives.

Things are way more complicated than any of us know.  However, to say that BHO hasn't had an impact on the 'stability' in the world is naive at best IMO.

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 08:59 | 923219 johnnymustardseed
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Queen Rania of Jordan.....Hooochie Mama. She is hot

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 09:51 | 923373 RacerX
Tue, 02/01/2011 - 10:14 | 923432 chumbawamba
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She's a stupid cunt.

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 10:45 | 923548 MachoMan
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Certainly not mutually exclusive with looking good...  and I'd even go so far as to say it is safe to presume...

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 12:04 | 923839 chumbawamba
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I'd rather fuck a mule with a good soul.

I am Chumbawamba.

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 12:13 | 923869 Green Leader
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That can be arranged...

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 13:04 | 924065 MachoMan
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Ask Mr. Hands how that turned out...

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 10:22 | 923457 Agent P
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"It's good to be the king."

  ~ Mel Brooks

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 09:02 | 923220 Oh regional Indian
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2X

 

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 08:59 | 923222 Oh regional Indian
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First the Tigris and Euphrates, then the Nile and now Jordan?

I see a pattern and it looks not good.

Such a blatanty co-ordinated take-down.

For once, I wish I had high speed internet.

ORI

http://aadivaahan.wordpress.com/2011/01/31/then-again-people-choose-yoga-over-gurdjieff/

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 09:09 | 923253 EscapeKey
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It's also convenient.

30 years ago, the Soviet Union was the declared enemy. Now, with the rise of the caliphate, the West can once again brainwash our youth, to fear the enemy in the Middle East.

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 09:14 | 923267 Oh regional Indian
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Yup. General Turncoat Pike's prognostications seem to be playing out according to plan all right.

The Anglo-Saxon truncheon to the global throat is going to see some serious blow-back soon.

Always good to be humble.

ORI

http://aadivaahan.wordpress.com/2011/01/31/then-again-people-choose-yoga-over-gurdjieff/

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 09:16 | 923280 EscapeKey
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Didn't Toynbee state that the Soviet Union was just a stop gap, and that the real future struggle would be between Christians and Muslims?

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 09:21 | 923292 Oh regional Indian
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And he was right, if he did. 

The over-controlled, over-armed western armies versus the Wild Islamic ones.

 

Seems biblical to me. manufactured Biblicality.

ORI

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 09:15 | 923276 youngman
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Oh goodie...now ANOTHER remake of Red dawn....yes yes yes.....

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 10:47 | 923556 MachoMan
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wouldn't it be closer to three kings?  considering by the time the ME gets a blue water navy and/or the means to drop crackerjack troops en masse via commercial airlines, aliens will have taken over anyway...  might as well do a mars attacks remake

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 22:40 | 926086 StychoKiller
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Next up, the Ganges and Indus! (perhaps the Amazon or Mississippi instead?)

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 09:00 | 923223 docj
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Frantically re-arranging the deckchairs on the Titanic.

My my, but the despots sure seem nervous these days.

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 09:01 | 923226 Hephasteus
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Goddamn amerian government is huge. Have to get rid of it every damn place there's a military base.

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 09:25 | 923311 topcallingtroll
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We arent all neocons. Some of us are trying to help you.remove those american bases.

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 09:34 | 923339 Rodent Freikorps
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At this point it would almost be worth standing aside and watching them rip Europe a new asshole.

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 10:52 | 923560 MachoMan
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As long as they keep trading oil for the dollar, then they can do whatever they want to europe...

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 11:13 | 923654 Rodent Freikorps
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I believe you are being prophetic with that statement.

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 09:05 | 923236 irishlink
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The western media have spent the whole morning downplaying this . I have rarely seen such complacency !! I do not like this scary feeling. The markets are not even registering any unrest.

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 09:05 | 923238 sudzee
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Watch for mass exodus out of Isreal as the US paid tryrants flee the region.

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 09:13 | 923265 israhole
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Good thing the new guy is in bed with terrorist Israel.  

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 09:15 | 923279 topcallingtroll
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Gaza has a few anti aircraft missiles now.

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 09:35 | 923281 Pee Wee
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Change is a 3-card monte to hustle people that believe in a brighter future.

Modern incorporated politics is all just a slight of hand to steal from believers while lying to them from beginning to end.  The result is always the same -  thug enrichment at the expense of that brighter future.  

It appears the mideast has fewer suckers than thought-- in the US, we're loaded and the hustle is as rigged as ever in every branch!!

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 09:18 | 923287 alter ego
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With all the things happeningaround.

I think people should remember something.

Beware that your dreams can come

true because sometimes dreams can become

nightmares.

I don't think what is happening on the Middle

East is going to have a happy ending, because

right now the place is too crowd, too angry, too

hungry and too radical.

 Who is going to bell the cat?

I don't know, but I tell you , right now we are

seeing the bulls behind the wall, wait until all

that energy spills over the western hemisphere

 

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