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Shucks...Obeyme was hoping for a community organizer.
Suez Canal Scenario/Factoids...
Here is a video of the Saudi Protest today !!
A spook with the CIA's nod no doubt.
It is interesting to see ordinary demonstrators' opinion on this latest prime minister
"I told the demonstrators on the tank around me the news of Suleiman's appointment, they burst into laughter. "
It is a bit like trying to make the chief of East Germany's Stasi prime minister as Erich Honecker is on his way to the door marked "Saudi Arabia"
any connections to Mossad? CIA?
Here comes the new boss, same as the old boss. Will it wash with the people? I think it is hard to see how it could. Omar Sulieman looks like a man hand picked to orchestrate reprisals against dissenters. More of a stick than a corrot.
Doubtful. It's already been clearly demonstrated that their uprising gets results---the proverbial genie is out of the bottle, he's in no mood for games and ready to grant them wish #2.
Why not? We have Spook Soetoro in the Oval Office here in the USSA.
You mean the UCSA, right?
Since that's what Uncle Sam's plantation has.
And now the 'looters' come out.
These are Omar's provocateurs, no doubt.
So that's where the police went... they turned into looters.
Defence ministry announced that they will be 'dealing' with the looters and that people should respect the curfew. They are desperate to get people off of the streets.
They keep talking about 'reports' of looters, but no pictures. Sounds like disinformation.
it was all planned three years ago...lol
They've already lost, perhaps they don't know it. This thing has spread across multiple countries. They aren't afraid anymore.
I am sure the the State department put Mubarak up to this charade of announcing a new government so they don't have to worry about pretending to like a new government that would actually do something for people.
BINGO. What's more is that the army and the police have shown little to no willingness to turn on it's citizenry. If you don't have that loyalty, then your dictatorship is OVER. This will continue to spill into other countries. It's a revolt of the poor and, frankly, it's about time!
So now we are waiting on silver and gold.....
Next week should start with platinum as volatile as ever, Gold and silver will then touch their recent highs (gold $1400 and silver $31). Platinum will be around $1850 by that time with Brent pushing $105 and WTI catching up quick. This will all come together by Mid February at the latest. Then on the back of an Irish default/Spain bailout, the Euro will begin to capitulate. The dollar will rise but not as fast as the trinity. Oil will seem subdued at $105.
Then Muni madness will descend on America. The dollar vs Euro will be the most pointless exercise ever upon open markets. Both are worthless and both will fail. The trinity and oil will rise while the currentseas wash, rinse, repeat.
I also want to point out one thing. Do you see that straight up tick on gold? The one before gold slumped into the weekend? That was a large gold sale. What the COMEX does is time their sales specifically throughout the day to quell the market. Before the start of the day, the amount total is decided. This is why big monie disrupts the market. The COMEX is not ready for big orders.
The LBMA do it to. It is the manipulation in action. The big drops in price are the opposite. When there is a straight down move it was a buyer reaching down. It is down when both sides of the trades are controlled. This is the control the Fed shares with JPM et al. There is your manipulation in action.
Gold will sell off after the big up moves, and it will rise after the down moves. Everyone is panning gold right now, and the person who is most patient will get the bullion. Staying with the gold in the long run is the best bet. When you have the nuts, you stay in the pot.
Oil is going to double with the protesting in Egypt and the rest of Northern Africa. If it spreads to the Middle East, then oil will double again. Because silver tracks oil it will double, too. Silver tracks oil because oil needs something to measure its worth besides the dollar. The dollar does not really value anything. The dollar's relationship vs real goods is inverse and as you see there is no contest between them. The dollar has never won a round. It is a wonder how she has managed to stay in the game this long.
The dollar may not make it through the Suez canal, but if it does make it to the Mid East, could it get to China? If the dollar's death happens on China's watch, there will be a funeral right away. Ask yourself why the world is rioting? The do not like the dollar. The do not like this way of finance. What will replace it?
Offered up like a cheap dinner, Zoelick and friends will try to have a gold backed currency served to the world. If the bankers are still in charge, it will not be to the benefit of the people. Any form of usury is a horrible idea. We call populations names like cities and states. Maybe that is as big as government should get. A government that holds power over hundreds of millions of people is bloated. Government needs to be agile, for life happens fast. End the Fed and let them all fail should have happened in place of the first QE, TARP.
The road to nowhere started by Bill Clinton continues. Boomers think they have their bases covered. They have homes and a pension coming. They saw their kids through school and wish them the best. They drink beer like they are in college and tune out all the rest. The have there jobs but only for a little longer. It is the funniest thing to watch, this utter complacency. And I am not trying to single anyone out, the "Greatest Generation" were tricked into thinking Hitler was not a puppet of the New World Order. Today's kids have there heads up their asses.
So when the dollar gets washed by the rest of the world, what will come of America? Would the places Americans refer to as "Third World" and "Developing Nations" starve while America collapses? Who would have believed that. Soon enough riots and protests will come to America. It will be because the government is spent, but it will be fueled bu high oil prices.
I think the real issue is if America's infrastructure can hold up on expensive oil. How many people in LA will not afford their commute? What happens to Natural gas prices? Some cities will shut down. Suburbs will be non functional. What will Americans do?
The house of cards is falling, and America watches. America has become a country of voyeurs. The culture was taught to watch with tools like the television. The country has not needed to act except in faux exercises like the September 11th bombing. Then they play hide and seek with ghosts of opium dealers. America has chased the vapors for decades and decades. If America does not stand up now, it will turn into the countries it is watching.
Mr Lennon, very good! Sounds like you have been reading James Kuntsler.
Slightly O/T but probably of interest to you would be thinking about how Europe will react if/when the other side of the Med Sea turns fundamentalist Muslim. Egypt, that puts them at some oil risk because of the Suez Canal. Algeria and Morocco because of their sizable populations in France and Spain. Same with Tunisia. Who's left? Oh, Libya, comforting thought.
I hear you and am with you about our own bloat here in the USA. Big bad DEBT. It will not be pretty here either. I have slowly been getting prepared for years, but still have a long way to go.
I have begun to read Clusterf***Nation on a weekly basis. I read the Long Emergency last year. He is a brilliant writer, and I agree with almost everything he thinks.
America is the wild card...how funny does that sound?
I've been listening to the kunstlercast for a long time now. Good stuff on there. He really hates tattoos though.
Maybe he thinks of them as a waste of ink.
double digit inflation in Pakistan. is pakistan next?
I have an idea, why not hold an election?
Bunch of pricks.
Good idea. Could someone get Diebold on the phone?
Question: can anyone actually confirm this announcement or did they just blast it over state media and everyone assumes it's true?
So the protestors are defying the curfew, they are determined and out in number, and they clearly don't accept Suleiman. There is momentum. What will the regime do next? One last desperate move to crack down? The State dept. and Israel, I would wager are putting pressure on the regime to end this. Surely they can see how truly fucked they are.
They were fucked a long time ago. Violent revolution doesn't take place unless the populace has very little to lose, which is a societal destruction that takes a long time to cause and even longer to fix. The notion that appointing some jackass as VP will quell the mob demonstrates how few options they have an how clueless they really are.
Given the reports that the U.S. may have been secretly backing the protest leaders for years, fully aware they planned to remove Mubarak this year, it makes one wonder if this was the angle all along. Create a crisis where everyone has to get behind Suleiman.
Uncle Sam always has an interest in controlling social protest.
But this isn't going according to their plan at all.
They're fucked now, which explains why the Interior Ministry has unleashed their goons. No doubt that word came down from Panetta.
Al Jazeera reports that people detained some of the 'looters' and discovered id on them that tied them to the regime's security arm.
New protests erupt in Yemen
"But what's most important now is the jasmine revolution," Karman said, who is also a senior member of the opposition Islamist Al-Islah (Reform) party and heads a rights group, Women Journalists Without Chains.
Karman also called for Thursday, February 3 to be a "Day of rage" throughout Yemen.
bens car will be up in a forklift soon
Egyptian army, 11th largest, american weaponry, what if a non-American, Hamas-supporting party ascended? Goodbye blokade of Palestine. The Us and Israel will do 'anything' to prevent the only other political force in Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood, from becoming the government...
Then the US and Israel, like a cornered and wounded animal, would probably do something desperate. The end result being Egypt becoming a smoking crater.
Not sure about "cornered and wounded"...
You have to take into consideration if the Egyptian army hierarchy will accept anyone as their new leader. Would you accept a radical that will send you into a death trap, a meaningless war?
If you control the tanks you make the rules.
I wonder if he is related to Nadia Suleiman (Octomom) she looks arabic, her babies daddy (all 8) hasn't been around, and she refused to do porn for her house being paid-off (arabs don't do porn) hhhmmm
Just as logical as some of the connections people have been making the past 3 days.
I'm guessing naming the head of the spy agency as Vice President is not going to go over well in Egypt.
Posit: Mubarak has reached out to this spook because he believes it is his only chance to maintain control of the Egyptian military.
Soon the military will open fire wholesale.
Then the sticks and girlish rock throws will end.
Never give up your right to bear arms America.
Look at the protestors in these countries.
They always go home in a few days.
Whereas we're armed to the teeth, but can't be bothered to protest.
The saudi people cry out from their Leer jets -
"bring us sugar and a 2011 mercedes! Or we will have to cast our
designer sun glasses to pavement. And maybe even step on them"
A very sad day in a cradle of human civilization, but what else is new? Mssr. Suleiman, a Solomon not. Expect the extreme in repression and a clear sign of what the USSA 'must do' to keep control of oil in the ME, and its reserve currency status. But what we all should be fixing our brains on right now is our recollection of the extraordinary Egyptian faces of pride and determination witnessed all last week, and then the fear and humiliation you will see next week, as the iron fist falls. Then know why there will be no revolt of the eventual mass of dispossessed and unemployed American workers and middle class. This is a warning!
If, as I would suspect, the trajectory of events was well thought out many days ago, perhaps even planned long in advance, the military-to-military liaison will have gone hyperactive over the last two weeks. The puppet masters do not reside in Cairo, rest assured. And Mr. Obama looks more and more the stooge, complicit by his very impotence. Tread lightly, everyone.
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